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Author Nethercote, J. R.

Title Australian political lives : chronicling political careers and administrative histories / by John Nethercote and John Wanna ; edited by Tracey Arklay.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series ANSOG monographs
ANSOG monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Art of Australian Political Biography / Geoffrey Bolton -- Political Biography: Its Contribution to Political Science / Tracey Arklay -- Recording Non-Labor Politics Through Biography / Judith Brett -- The 'Life Myth', 'Short Lives' and Dealing with Live Subjects in Political Biography / James Walter -- Public Lives, Private Lives: the Fundamental Dilemma in Political Biography / Nicholas Brown -- Expanding The Repertoire: Theory, Method and Language in Political Biography / R.A.W. Rhodes -- John Curtin: Taking his Childhood Seriously / David Day -- Ministers, Prime Ministers, Mandarins: Politics as a Job / Patrick Weller -- Biography and the Rehabilitation of the Subject: The Case of John Gorton / Ian Hancock -- Aboriginality and Impersonality: Three Australian Indigenous Administrative Memoirs / Tim Rowse -- Writing Political Biography / Rae Wear -- Jessie Street and the New Political Biography / Lenore Coltheart -- Conjuring Fascinating Stories: the Case of Sir Arthur Tange / Peter Edwards -- Anonymous in Life, Anonymous in Death: Memoirs and Biographies of Administrators / John Nethercote -- The Personal Writings of Politicians / Neal Blewett -- Writing Political Autobiographies / John Button -- Political Biographies and Administrative Memoirs: Some Concluding Comments / Philip A. Selth.
Summary "This monograph brings together some of the best practitioners of the art and craft of political biography in Australia. They are simultaneously some of our best scholars who, at least in part, have turned their attention to writing Australian political lives. They are not merely chroniclers of our times but multidisciplinary analysts constructing layers of explanation and theoretical insight. They include academic, professional and amateur biographers; scholars from a range of disciplines (politics, history, sociology, public administration, gender studies); and politicians who for a time strutted the political stage. The assembled papers explore the strengths and weaknesses of the biographical approach; the enjoyment it can deliver; the problems and frustrations of writing biographies; and the various ways the 'project' can be approached by those constructing these lives. They probe the art and craft of the political biographer."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Politicians -- Australia -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Campaign biography -- Australia.
Biography and True Stories.
Biography: general.
Campaign biography. (OCoLC)fst00844840
Politicians -- Biography. (OCoLC)fst01069918
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Indexed Term Campaign biography - Australia
Biography as a literary form
Political science - Authorship
Australia - Politics and government
Politicians - Australia - Biography
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Added Author Wanna, John.
Arklay, Tracy.
Other Form: Print version: Nethercote, J.R. Australian political lives. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006 (DLC) 2007405586
ISBN 1920942742 (electronic bk.)
9781920942748 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000040713884
AU@ 000051574744
AU@ 000054413067
AU@ 000058392166
AU@ 000060595440
GBVCP 1008650595
GBVCP 865751714
AU@ 000071214369

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