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Curthoys, Ann

Ann Curthoys is Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University and an ARC Professorial Fellow. She was educated at the University of Sydney (BA Hons, 1967), Sydney Teachers' College (Dip. Ed., 1967), and Macquarie University, Sydney (PhD, 1973). Earlier in her career she taught Women's Studies at ANU and History at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has written about many aspects of Australian history, including Aboriginal-European relations, racially restrictive immigration policies, Chinese in colonial Australia, journalism, television, and 'second wave' feminism. She also writes about historical theory and historical writing. Her books include Freedom Ride: A freedomrider remembers (2002), winner of the Stanner Prize, and, with John Docker, Is History Fiction? (2005).
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Journalism: Print, Politics And Popular Culture

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\"Journalism: Print, Politics and Popular Culture\" investigates the fascinating history of print journalism in Australia in all its aspects - the lives, working conditions, and consciousness of journalists, and the newspapers and magazines they produced,. It investigates the inventiveness of the journalists themselves, and the changing patters of ownership and readership to which they continually adapted. The authors analyse their subject from both inside and outside, combining occasional sharp criticism with warm appreciation. Print journalism has long provided an arena for a public sphere of debate, from the local to the antional and international. It has also supported a lively popular culture, in its coverage of sport, crime, and endless stories of human interest. With the challenge from new communication technologies now suggesting radical changes to the forms and cultural impact of print journalism, an understanding of its long, adventurous, and complex history is more interesting and important than ever before.