This can be affirming, but fear and envy can also flourish.
Are these divisions inevitable, necessary, or desirable? Can empathy be learnt? Is a civil civic conversation possible, or are retreating into defensive ghettos?
What is the role of the arts in challenging this retreat? Is this a moral issue or an economic one, can the two be separated?
Is a new Australian ethos emerging – if so what is it?
To what extent is the political environment responsible for these divisions – or a product of them?
Writers include:Margaret Simons, Frank Moorhouse, Robyn Williams, Ann Curthoys, Julian Burnside, Marion Halligan, Carmel Bird, Matthew Condon, Merle & Sigrid Thornton, Melissa Lucashenko and many more.
RRP: 16.95 / Publication Date: May 2006 / ISBN: 9780733316081 / Extent: 264 pp / Formats: Paperback (234 x 153mm)