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An Australian Archive of Feelings: The Sorry Books Campaign and the Pedagogy of Compassion

Kennedy, Rosanne

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The Sorry Books campaign, held in 1998, was a popular reconciliation event that created conditions for the Australian public to apologise to the 'Stolen Generations' when the Howard government refused to offer a parliamentary apology. Feminist and queer approaches, with their complex analyses of emotion in the public sphere and their attention to the formation of counter-public archives of memory, are particularly productive for analysing the Sorry Books campaign as an Australian case study of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Rosanne
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:38:57Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T22:38:57Z
dc.identifier.issn0816-4649
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/56957
dc.description.abstractThe Sorry Books campaign, held in 1998, was a popular reconciliation event that created conditions for the Australian public to apologise to the 'Stolen Generations' when the Howard government refused to offer a parliamentary apology. Feminist and queer approaches, with their complex analyses of emotion in the public sphere and their attention to the formation of counter-public archives of memory, are particularly productive for analysing the Sorry Books campaign as an Australian case study of compassionate politics. In this article, I draw on the work of Lauren Berlant, Ann Cvetkovich and others to develop a range of frameworks for analysing and evaluating the Sorry Books campaign.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Feminist Studies
dc.titleAn Australian Archive of Feelings: The Sorry Books Campaign and the Pedagogy of Compassion
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume26
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.absfor200211 - Postcolonial Studies
local.identifier.absfor200205 - Culture, Gender, Sexuality
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9313329xPUB381
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKennedy, Rosanne, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue69
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage257
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage279
local.identifier.doi10.1080/08164649.2011.606603
local.identifier.absseo970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T10:45:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-80052490296
local.identifier.thomsonID000299440700003
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