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

Author: Warwick Anderson
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the notion of 'whiteness' as a flexible category in scientific and public debates. Also provides the first full account of experimentation in the 1920s and 1930s on Aboriginal people in the central deserts. Anderson is the founder of the Centre for Studies of Health and Society at the University of Melbourne, Vic.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Anderson
ISBN: 052285169X 9780522851694
OCLC Number: 225564345
Awards: Winner of the W.K. Hancock Prize, 2004.
Description: ix, 390 pages [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography of work cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Warwick Anderson.

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Offers the comprehensive history of Australian medical and scientific ideas about race and place. This work examines the notion of 'whiteness' as a flexible category in scientific and public debates.  Read more...

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