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Ideas about Australian identity have always been expressed and contested in popular culture. These stories of ‘us’ have also meant that some people are seen to belong, and others are excluded from the full exercise of citizenship. This unit will examine Australian history through an examination of 10 key moments when the nation and its citizens were re-imagined in films, songs, novels, poetry, advertisements, sporting contests and plays. Each week we will examine a key turning point in Australian history and the popular culture that was produced to grapple with its consequences. When and why did the bushman become a central figure in the Australian imagination? How did ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ reimagine mateship in the wake of feminist protest? In what ways did advertisements featuring Rhonda and Ketut envisage the relationship between Australia and Asia? Students who complete this unit will develop a critical understanding of the relationship between storytelling and citizenship, master a chronology of the struggles over citizenship that shaped twentieth century Australian political history, and engage widely with the cultural institutions and archives in which our national memory is stored. They will also engage in a wide variety of historical research, classroom debate, and develop an original research topic to investigate. If you have already studied some Australian history, the unit offers a fresh perspective. It will be particularly useful for students who are intending to teach Australian history in schools.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Unless a special consideration request has been submitted and approved, a) a penalty for lateness will apply - 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date and b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (including weekends) after the original submission deadline.
|Weekly Quiz||30%||No||Weekly, in class|
|Research Essay||50%||No||23:59 5/11/2021|
|Research Proposal||20%||No||23:59 10/09/2021|
A set of two short answer quiz questions that will be embedded in the online lecture and should be completed before the weekly tutorial/online discussions.
The research essay forms the major assessment task of the course and requires a high degree of thought, effort and preparation.
Students will submit a research proposal for the major essay that includes an annotated bibliography and also sketches out an approach to the question.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
this unit is taught through a combination of a lecture, readings (which may include viewing material online) and tutorial discussions - the lecture will be available online, and you must listen to the lecture and read/view primary sources before you before you participate in the discussions.
All the required readings for MHIS3040 are available via the MHIS3040 iLearn site or directly through the University Library (Leganto). You do not require any textbooks.
Week 1 Introduction – popular culture and citizenship
Week 2 Colonial Ballads
Week 3 Performing Indigeneity
Week 4 Painting the Settler Boom
Week 5 The Bush Legend
Week 6 WWI, cartoons and propaganda
Week 7 – READING WEEK
Week 8 – Women and War: WWII
Week 9 – Postwar Assimilation
Week 10 – Culture as Activism: Women’s Liberation
Week 11 – Party and Protest: the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Week 12 - Cronulla riots and talkback radio?? LB
Week 13 – Hi-Vis Nation? The Tradie and Australian Citizenship in the 21st Century
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Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook