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Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950–1970
In Spinning the Dream, multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications for Australia’s Indigenous and ethnic minorities and for immigration and refugee policy.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Histories such as these will help us to keep in mind where we have come from and to delineate more clearly where we should be headed.’ The Age
‘Readers wanting to understand the discourses of assimilation, its policies and legacies, in Australia should find this well-written and engaging book amply supplies their needs.’ Public Affairs
‘This is a compelling and provocative work characterised by meticulous research and sophisticated analysis … There is a lot to absorb in such an ambitious work, but close attention offers great rewards.’ Australian Historical Studies
New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, Community Relations Commission Award (Shortlist 2009)