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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press

Editors: Dewhirst, Catherine, Scully, Richard (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the rare, radical and foreign-language print culture of multiple and frequently concurrent minority groups’ newspaper ventures
  • Demonstrates how the local experiences and narratives of such communities are always forged and negotiated within a context of globalising forces
  • Explores the diverse worlds of Australia’s migrant and minority communities through the latest research on the contemporary printed press, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to our current day
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This edited collection invites the reader to enter the diverse worlds of Australia’s migrant and minority communities through the latest research on the contemporary printed press, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to our current day. With a focus on the rare, radical and foreign-language print culture of multiple and frequently concurrent minority groups’ newspaper ventures, this volume has two overarching aims: firstly to demonstrate how the local experiences and narratives of such communities are always forged and negotiated within a context of globalising forces – the global within the local; and secondly to enrich an understanding of the complexity of Australian ‘voices’ through this medium not only as a means for appreciating how the cultural heritage of such communities were sustained, but also for exploring their contributions to the wider society.

About the authors

Catherine Dewhirst is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, where she teaches European, global and women’s histories, and historiography. Her research focuses on Italian migrant communities and newspapers from Italian imperialism to the Second World War.
Richard Scully is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of New England, Australia. He is the author of Eminent Victorian Cartoonists (2018), and is primarily a researcher of the history of political cartooning in Europe and its colonial empires.

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“This fascinating and rich collection of essays draws on new evidence to locate the history of Australia’s vibrant, strident and diverse migrant and minority press in a broader transnational and global landscape of print culture. It shows how newspapers spoke out boldly, in a range of registers and languages, to articulate the concerns and advocate the needs of the myriad groups making up the Australian nation during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The book advances new lines of inquiry that will interest all those working on histories of the press and migration, and those seeking to understand the intrinsically transnational nature of the modern mass media.” (Professor Simon J. Potter, University of Bristol, UK)
“Ranging across 150 years, this exciting collection of essays considers the cultural and political role of the minority press in cities and towns around Australia. Through a close reading of newspapers and magazines published by and for linguistically diverse communities, and in English for later generations, it explores issues of immigration, mobility and identity, and ideology, production and reception. Transnational Voices is both a unique work, and a starting point for future conversations and collaborative projects about the shared histories of Australia.” (Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley FAHA, Macquarie University, Australia)

“Contrary to the stereotype, Australia has long been a multilingual society. This illuminating and riveting collection reveals the richness of under-utilised minority and foreign language newspapers as historical sources on our national and international past. It also highlights the transnational networks that have shaped the paradox of the migrant condition and inherent ambivalence of Australians who have lived both here and there, as exiles also at home.” (Professor Marilyn Lake AO, The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Australia’s Minority Community Printed Press History in Global Context: An Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Dewhirst, Catherine (et al.)

  • The Satirical Press of Colonial Australia: A Migrant and Minority Enterprise

    Pages 19-36

    Scully, Richard

  • “Cement, Guide and Representative for the Exile and the Emigrant”: Ideological Discourse and italianità in L’Italo-Australiano

    Pages 37-59

    Piantavigna, Marianna

  • Australia’s Early Russian-Language Press (1912–1919)

    Pages 61-79

    Windle, Kevin

  • Respectability and Disloyalty: The Competing Obligations of L’Italiano’s Editors

    Pages 81-105

    Dewhirst, Catherine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press
Editors
  • Catherine Dewhirst
  • Richard Scully
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43639-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43639-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43638-4
Series ISSN
2634-6575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 257
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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