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In search of the Australian dole bludger : constructing discourses of welfare, 1974-83

Archer, Verity


This thesis argues that the invention of dole-bludger discourse in 1974 was part of a broader struggle to replace Keynesianism with New Right economics. It uses a Gramscian framework to situate its argument and draws primarily on parliamentary debates, press articles, and the publications of economic think tanks for evidence. In 1974 Australia experienced the simultaneous rise of unemployment and inflation. Economic think tanks and business organisations constructed this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-09-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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