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Author Mickler, Steve, 1957-

Title The myth of privilege : aboriginal status, media visions, public ideas / Steve Mickler
Published Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1998


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Description 346 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents 1. Constructing disorder:policing, news and Aboriginal youth -- 2. Demagoguery over democracy:racism and talkback radio -- 3. Denizens to citizens:Aboriginal status and the press -- 4. Paupers in a first world nation -- 5. The making of mundane 'Privilege' -- 6. The 'Robespierre' of the air -- 7. Citizens foremost":towards a practical ethics of representation -- 8. Sovereignty as the right to be ordinary
Summary The idea, and the myth of Aboriginal privilege. Examines the role of the media, particularly news reporting and talk back radio-in the creation of the idea. As a result, a march of 30,000 people on Parliament achieved the harshest penalties for juvenile crime in the country
Analysis Aborigines
Mass media
Opinion manipulation
Race relations
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 331-338
Subject Aboriginal Australians in mass media.
Aboriginal Australians -- Mass media
Aboriginal Australians -- Press coverage.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Mass media and minorities -- Australia.
Mass media and minorities -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Mass media and race relations -- Australia.
Mass media and race relations -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Racism -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Radio talk shows -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Television talk shows -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Australia -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Author Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
LC no. 00300348
ISBN 186368249X