Symposium Commemoration in Australia: A memory orgy?

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    Abstract

    Australia's commemorations of the First World War have thus far been massive at both the government and local levels, reflecting and affirming the dominance of the memory of war and the ANZAC 'legend' in the national political culture. The commemorations in 2014-15 triggered some debate about the commodification of the memory of war and the possibility of commemoration fatigue, but the centenary of the key commemorative event, the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April, attracted large crowds and blanket media attention. Whether Australians of culturally diverse backgrounds engaged with these centenary commemorations, and how strongly they identify with the ANZAC legend as the dominant narrative of Australian nationalism, however, remains unclear.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)536-544
    JournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
    Volume50
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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