How many Countries?

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It’s really a great honour for us, the authors of Reading the Country, that our book is the pretext for this festival. And I think I can speak for the other two in saying that we applaud your aim to ‘revisit and recapture the intellectual radicalism and political energy of that time’. We certainly need it, and I could go on to talk gloomily of the dark times we live in.But capturing such times is partly what I am getting at with my title, ‘How Many Countries?’ I will go on to talk about multiple ontologies and other arcane matters under that heading, but my first point is that reading the country, reading any part of the nation, including Roebuck Plains, for me means sooner or later confronting the effects of globalising corporate capital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading the Country
Subtitle of host publication30 Years On
EditorsPhilip Morrissey, Chris Healy
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUTS ePress
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780648124283
ISBN (Print)9780648124290
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCSR Books

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This book is copyright. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Non Derivatives License CC BY-NC-ND


  • First Nations history
  • Settlement and resistance
  • Country and nomadology
  • Culture and intertextuality
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Indigenous Australian culture


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