Australian Humanities Review: Issue 44, 2008

The idea of South: Australia’s global positioning
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ISSN (print): 1835-8063
ISSN (online): 1325-8338
Publication date: July 2008
Imprint: ANU Press

Issue 44 of Australian Humanities Review is dedicated to exploring the idea of ‘the South’ and its role in Australians’ perception of their place in the world. Culturally and politically, Australia is closer to the North than to the southern nations that are its neighbours, while geographically, ecologically and historically it remains part of the South. What are the implications of Australia’s global position? What reorientations of our notions of history, culture and knowledge are required for Australia fully to acknowledge its southern status?