New book for Graeme Turner

25 May 2018

IASH would like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner on the publication of his new co-edited book.

Making Culture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of ‘Nationing’ in Contemporary Australia

Edited by David Rowe, Graeme Turner, and Emma Waterton

Making Culture provides an in-depth discussion of Australia’s relationship between the building of national cultural identity – or ‘nationing’ – and the country’s cultural production and consumption. With the 1994 national cultural policy Creative Nation as a starting point for many of the essays included in this collection, the book investigates transformations within Australia’s various cultural fields, exploring the implications of nationing and the gradual movement away from it. Underlying these analyses are the key questions and contradictions confronting any modern nation-state that seeks to develop and defend a national culture while embracing the transnational and the global.

Including topics such as publishing, sport, music, tourism, art, Indigeneity, television, heritage and the influence of digital technology and output, Making Culture is an essential volume for students and scholars within Australian and Cultural studies.

Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 30, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1138094129
ISBN-13: 978-1138094123
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches