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"A democrat towards knowledge": the work of Geoffrey Blainey

Allsop, Richard Matthew;
  • Published: 30 Jan 2017
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Abstract
This thesis studies the career of Geoffrey Blainey, both as a historian and controversialist. It considers what factors contributed to his success as a writer of works of history and how he became a high-profile public figure. When he commented on the issue of Asian immigration in 1984, this profile ensured that his views made front page news and led to a situation where his historical writing was read through the prism of his political views by friend and foe alike. The thesis takes issue with simplistic post-1984 categorisations of Blainey as a “conservative historian”. It argues that, in his desire to find material explanations for historical events, Blainey ...
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free text keywords: Uncategorized, Restricted access and full embargo, 2014, thesis(doctorate), ethesis-20141118-180039, 1959.1/1060327, Geoffrey Blainey, monash:131150
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publication . Other literature type . 2017

"A democrat towards knowledge": the work of Geoffrey Blainey

Allsop, Richard Matthew;