Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History

Editors: Clark, Anna, Rees, Anne, Simmonds, Alecia (Eds.)

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  • Considers the enduring role of the nation in national historiography
  • Evaluates the influence and the limits of transnational approaches on national historical narratives
  • Offers a unique appraisal of transnational readings of Australian history, its accessibility, and its interest in historical practice
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Using Australian history as a case study, this collection explores the ways national identities still resonate in historical scholarship and reexamines key moments in Australian history through a transnational lens, raising important questions about the unique context of Australia’s national narrative. The book examines the tension between national and transnational perspectives, attempting to internationalize the often parochial nation-based narratives that characterize national history.

Moving from the local and personal to the global, encompassing comparative and international research and drawing on the experiences of researchers working across nations and communities, this collection brings together diverging national and transnational approaches and asks several critical research questions: What is transnational history? How do new transnational readings of the past challenge conventional national narratives and approaches? What are implications of transnational and international approaches on Australian history? What possibilities do they bring to the discipline? What are their limitations? And finally, how do we understand the nation in this transnational moment?

About the authors

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology, Sydney. With Stuart Macintyre, she wrote the History Wars in 2003, which was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate.

 

Anne Rees is a David Myers Research Fellow at La Trobe University, Australia. Previously she was a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. She holds History degrees from the Australian National University and University College London, and her work has been published in Australian Feminist Studies, Australian Historical Studies and History Australia.

 

Alecia Simmonds is the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Law at University of Technology, Sydney, a lecturer in Australian and Pacific history at NYU-Sydney and the Book Review editor of Law and History. She is an inter-disciplinary scholar whose work focuses on the relationship between emotion, imperialism and law. Her book, Wild Man, was published October 2015 and has received excellent reviews.



Reviews

“This volume brings together some of our most respected historians to consider the impact of the transnational on Australian history making, on how historians approach their craft, the questions they ask, the sources they seek and how they utilise them. … This volume is a welcome and timely addition to the Australian historiographical canon.” (Malcolm Allbrook, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 49 (3), 2018)​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Testing the Boundaries: Reflections on Transnationalism in Australian History

    Pages 1-14

    Simmonds, Alecia (et al.)

  • A Tale of Two Rivers: The Cooks River and the Los Angeles River in Transnational and Comparative Perspective

    Pages 17-33

    Tyrrell, Ian

  • Australia’s Black History: The Politics of Comparison and Transnational Indigenous Activism in Commonwealth Settler States

    Pages 35-47

    Johnson, Miranda

  • Rebel Handmaidens: Transpacific Histories and the Limits of Transnationalism

    Pages 49-67

    Rees, Anne

  • Transnationalism and the Writing of Australian Women’s History

    Pages 69-85

    Grimshaw, Patricia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History
Editors
  • Anna Clark
  • Anne Rees
  • Alecia Simmonds
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5017-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5017-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5016-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5293-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 199
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