A New History of the Irish in Australia (Paperback)

A New History of the Irish in Australia By Malcom, Hall Dianne Cover Image
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Irish immigrants - although despised as inferior on racial and religious grounds and feared as a threat to national security - were one of modern Australia's most influential founding peoples.In his landmark 1986 book The Irish in Australia, Patrick O'Farrell argued that the Irish were central to the evolution of Australia's national character through their refusal to accept a British identity.A New History of the Irish in Australia takes a fresh approach. It draws on source materials not used until now and focuses on topics previously neglected, such as race, stereotypes, gender, popular culture, employment discrimination, immigration restriction, eugenics, crime and mental health.This important book also considers the Irish in Australia within the worldwide Irish diaspora. Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall reveal what Irish Australians shared with Irish communities elsewhere, while reminding us that the Irish-Australian experience was - and is - unique.

About the Author

Elizabeth Malcolm is Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne. Dianne Hall is an Associate Professor in the College of Arts & Education, Victoria University, Melbourne . She has a long-standing interest in researching Irish and Irish-Australian history has included publications on Irish settlement in the Australian colonies, gender, violence, race, religion and visual stereotypes of the Irish. I am also one of the editors of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, a joint-convenor of the Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar series and a member of the committee of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. (ISAANZ).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782053057
ISBN-10: 1782053050
Publisher: Cork University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2019
Pages: 448
Language: English