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Main Title: Advance Australia ... where? : how we've changed, why we've changed, and what will happen next / Hugh Mackay. Book Cover
Author: Mackay, Hugh, 1938-
Imprint: Sydney : Hachette, 2007.
Collation: xi, 356 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary: Pt. 1 - How are the renovations going, Australia--Project Australia : a work in progress--We haven't got everything right...yet----Pt. 2 - Kaleidoscope Nation--Ambiguity : the gender revolution--Uncertainty : the workplace revolution--Paradox : the IT revolution--Diversity : the identity revolution----Pt. 3 - Snapshots from the family album--The 'relationships' era : reinventing marriage and divorce--Formula One prams : wheeling out our smallest-ever generation--The mystery of the shrinking household----Pt. 4 - The dreamy period--Turning away from the Big Picture--The quest for the perfect bathroom tile--Yearning for magic simplicities--The inward journey--A dream of 'the community'--Is the dreamy period coming to an end----Pt. 5--Global warming : are we serious about renewable energy?--Politics: can we improve the system?--The Monarchy : aren't we over it yet?--Public education : do we really believe in it?--Poverty : a fact of life, or a problem to be solved?--Arts funding : Are we missing a golden opportunity?----One small step : what can an individual do?
Subject: Culture and institutions
Social conditions
Social life and customs
Politics and Government - Australia
ISBN: 9780733622199 (pbk.)
Includes index. What will the next generation of children be like? Why have we lost interest in politics? Why are our houses getting bigger while our households are shrinking? How serious is the surge of interest in 'values' and 'spirituality'? Is multiculturalism dead? Has our egalitarian ideal collapsed under the weight of a more competitive, more divided society? Fifteen years ago, Hugh Mackay wrote the bestseller "Reinventing Australia" that analysed, with forensic skill, what was happening to our society. Now, in "Advance Australia... where?" he takes another long, hard look at us. While we enjoy unprecedented levels of prosperity and the promise of more to come, we are still battling an epidemic of depression, taking on record levels of debt, and yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in our lives. While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that we are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes that have reshaped us.
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