Advance Australia ... Where?

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - Australia - 459 pages
In Advance Australia Where? Hugh Mackay, our most highly respected social researcher, takes a long hard look at our society in the 21st century. While we enjoy unprecedented levels of prosperity and the promise of more to come, we are still battling an epidemic of anxiety and depression, taking on record levels of debt, and yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in our lives. While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that we are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes in our way of life. This fully updated edition examines Australia in the wake of the federal election of 2007, and explores the issues that are now confronting us.
 

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Contents

Project Australia A work in progress 2 We havent got everything right
2
Kaleidoscope Nation 3 Ambiguity The gender revolution
3
Uncertainty The workplace revolution
4
Paradox The IT revolution
5
Diversity The identity revolution
6
Snapshots from the family album 7 The relationships era Reinventing marriage and divorce
7
Formula One prams Wheeling out our smallestever
8
The mystery of the shrinking PART FOUR The Dreamy Period household
9
A dream of the community
14
Is the Dreamy Period coming to an end?
15
Reengagement or PART FIVE We need to talk about euphoria?
16
Global warming Are we serious about renewable
17
Politics Can we improve the system?
18
The Monarchy Arent we over it yet?
19
Public education Do we really believe in
20
Poverty A fact of life or a problem to be solved?
21

Turning away from The Big Picture
10
The quest for the perfect bathroom tile
11
Yearning for magic simplicities
12
The inward journey
13
Arts funding Are we missing a golden opportunity?
22
What can an individual do?
23
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