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The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom: Short Black 1
 

The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom: Short Black 1 (Paperback)

By Flanagan, Richard

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'Non-freedom to the Western mind is inevitably linked with images of backwardness - Soviet tractors, East German Trabants, Kim Jong Il's haircut. But non-freedom these days is also iPads, iPhones and a dazzling array of less iconic but ubiquitous consumer goods that flood our sto...res, our homes and which increasingly are used to define our ideas of worth and happiness. It is a full-lipped smile achieved with the aid of collagen made from skin flensed from dead Chinese convicts.' The Australian Disease is Richard Flanagan's perceptive, hilarious, searing expose of the conformity that afflicts our public life. From Weary Dunlop to Vassily Grossman, from David Hicks to Craig Thomson, Flanagan takes us on a wildly entertaining and unsettling trip. If we are to find hope, he says, we must take our compass more from ourselves and less from the powerful.
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ISBN 9781863957618
Published AU 23 Sep 2015
Publisher Black Inc
Format Paperback
Series Short Blacks (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781863957618
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Black Inc
Imprint Black Inc.
Published 23 Sep 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flanagan, Richard
Series Short Blacks (part: 1)
Category Cultural Studies
Consumer Issues
Australian
Number of Pages 70
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 70g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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