Australia’s minority community printed press history in global context: an introduction

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Dewhirst, Catherine and Scully, Richard. 2020. "Australia’s minority community printed press history in global context: an introduction." Dewhirst, Catherine and Scully, Richard (ed.) The transnational voices of Australia’s migrant and minority press. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-17
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Australia’s minority community printed press history in global context: an introduction

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleThe transnational voices of Australia’s migrant and minority press
AuthorsDewhirst, Catherine (Author) and Scully, Richard (Author)
EditorsDewhirst, Catherine and Scully, Richard
Page Range1-17
SeriesPalgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Chapter Number1
Number of Pages17
Year2020
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783030436384
9783030436391
ISSN2634-6575
2634-6583
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43639-1_1
Web Address (URL)https://rd.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-43639-1
Abstract

The history of the printed press in Australia parallels that of other countries in building on the developments of a long chronicle of newspaper culture generally, and reflecting traditions and practices established abroad, notably from Britain and Europe. Such developments and traditions speak to the particular which, in Australia as elsewhere, was not limited to mainstream or elite enterprises. Instead, for those who launched various forms of newspaper initiatives, a myriad of cultural, Indigenous, ethnic, political, social, and often linguistic influences converged with modern innovations to serve local and minority communities. This chapter introduces the volume The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press, and explores the foundations of Australia’s minority community newspapers and other periodicals and the scholarship which began to recognise their significance, and argues how analysis of the printed press requires a close reading, while also going beyond what is printed on the page. By approaching the histories of migrant and minority communities through the printed press, we suggest the lens of “voices” contributes to a greater appreciation of the significance of newspaper culture in the fledgling field of printed press history.

Keywordsmulticulturalism; minority communities; print culture; globalization; national identity
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020430302. Australian history
430323. Transnational history
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University of New England
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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