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

Kennedy, Rosanne


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Feminist Studies
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2011.606603


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