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The cultivation of whiteness : science, health, and racial destiny in Australia

Author: Warwick Anderson
Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002.
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In this lucid and original book, Warwick Anderson offers the first comprehensive history of Australian medical and scientific ideas about race and place. In nineteenth-century Australia, the main commentators on race and biological differences were doctors. The medical profession entertained serious anxieties about 'racial degeneration' of the white population in the new land. They feared non-white races as  Read more...
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Anderson, Warwick, 1958-
Cultivation of whiteness.
Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)653398748
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Anderson
ISBN: 9780522849899 052284989X
OCLC Number: 48978906
Description: xi, 352 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The Temperate South: 1. Antipodean Britons; 2. A cultivated society --
The Northern Tropics: 3. No place for a white man; 4. The making of the tropical white man; 5. White triumph in the tropics?; 6. Whitening the nation --
Aboriginal Australia: 7. From deserts the prophets came; 8. The reproductive frontier --
Conclusion: Biology and nation.
Responsibility: Warwick Anderson.

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This comprehensive history of Australian medical and scientific ideas examines "whiteness" as defined in terms of environment and racial contact. It aims to reshape the debate on race, ethnicity and  Read more...

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