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Aussie battler in crisis? Shifting constructions of white Australian masculinity and national identity

Bode, Katherine


In the last decade, the white 'man in crisis' - a prominent figure in American society - has entered the Australian cultural conscious, and now begins to challenge the position of the 'Aussie battler' as the dominant version of Australian masculinity. This paper investigates the implications of this shift for Australian national identity - a construction historically and contemporaneously tied to white male identity - by exploring the manifestation of the 'man in crisis' in current political...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Race and Whiteness Studies 2.1 (2006)


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