`Americanization': Political and cultural examples from the perspective of `Americanized' Australia

Bell, Philip; Bell, Roger
March 1996
American Studies (00263079);Spring96, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Highlights the political and cultural dimensions of the Americanization of Australia. Impact of United States policies to the Australian politics during the Cold War; Australian cultural repose to the Vietnam War; Comparison of the most salient popular cultural forms originating in the two countries.


Related Articles

  • Australian American graffiti. Bagnall, Diana // Bulletin with Newsweek;07/14/98, Vol. 117 Issue 6131, p24 

    Presents information on the Americanization of Australian culture. Australia swamped by American culture; Australian words squeezed out by American phrases; Young people and their acceptance of American culture; How the United States' emphasis on consumption is seen as an easy target for...

  • Bulletin briefs.  // Bulletin with Newsweek;08/06/96, Vol. 116 Issue 6032, p10 

    Highlights developments in Australia for the week of July 24, 1996. Contrast between Kieren Perkins' winning of the 1500 meter race in the Olympics and the conviction of Ivan Milat for murder; Failure of a jobs cut protest; ABC's suppression of revelations on its back-door commercial deals.

  • AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN CULTURE PERSPECTIVE. Costello, Brian R.; Taylor, Janet // Education;Spring88, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p345 

    Australian womanhood is powerful and proud, gentle and warm but very practical. She watches and waits and then, "pounces like a tiger" not so emotionally but with a refined and dynamic organizational/political process lest anyone question her independence won through the bitter hardships...

  • The laid-back & lucky land.  // Newsweek;2/2/87, Vol. 109 Issue 5, p38 

    Australia, long known as a former penal colony, is now far from Puritan and is becoming a center of tourism. Compared with the rest of the world, Australia--with its sheer wealth and beauty--doesn't seem to have a problem. But it does. AlthoughAustralians have exhibited tolerance to...

  • Planes, trains and automobiles: The changing structure of Australia's cities. O'Connor, Kevin; Perry, Bronwen // Geodate;May96, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1 

    Focuses on the changing structure of Australia's cities in terms of geography. Characteristic features; Impacts; Car use and travel distances; Changes in the airport and the central cities; Changes in destination of the journey to work; Changes in mode for travel to work; Average distances...

  • Australia: A sustainable society. Newman, Sheila // Viewpoints;Aug95, Issue 2, p8 

    Discusses future directions for Australia from the point of view of the links between agriculture, the economy and national identity. Meaning of growth and progress; Land speculation; Reexamination of Australia's role in the changing regional and global economy; Drawbacks of the nation's...

  • CULTURAL AND SOCIAL DECLINE WITHIN AUSTRALIA.  // National Observer;Autumn2002, Issue 52, p5 

    Editorial. Comments on the decline of the cultural and social aspects of Australia. Description of the 1960 Australians; Importance of newspapers to the society; Demonstration of the parlous cultural and social position in Australia.

  • THE CASE FOR THE TWO-PARENT FAMILY: PART I. Muehlenberg, Bill // National Observer;Autumn2002, Issue 52, p44 

    Part I. Focuses on the concept and implications of the two-parent family for the society in Australia. Description of the traditional family; Argument over the importance of intact families; Evaluation of single-parent families and socio-economic circumstances.

  • Wedded to the future. Waterson, Steve // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/30/96-01/06/97, Issue 1, p114 

    Focuses on multiculturalism in Australia. Percentage of the country's couples comprised of an overseas-born partner married to a native-born Australian; Commitment to tolerance and equality; Reputation for fairness which attracts newcomers; Brief profiles of several multicultural families.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics