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Author Nethercote, J. R.

Title Australian political lives : chronicling political careers and administrative histories / editors: Tracey Arklay, John Nethercote and John Wanna
Published Canberra : ANU E Press, [2006]


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Description xiii, 130 pages ; 25 cm
Series ANSOG monographs
ANSOG monographs
Contents The Art of Australian Political Biography -- Political Biography: Its Contribution to Political Science -- Recording Non-Labor Politics Through Biography -- The 'Life Myth', 'Short Lives' and Dealing with Live Subjects in Political Biography -- Public Lives, Private Lives: the Fundamental Dilemma in Political Biography -- Expanding the Repertoire: Theory, Method and Language in Political Biography -- John Curtin: Taking his Childhood Seriously -- Ministers, Prime Ministers, Mandarins: Politics as a Job -- Biography and the Rehabilitation of the Subject: The Case of John Gorton -- Aboriginality and Impersonality: Three Australian Indigenous Administrative Memoirs -- Writing Political Biography -- Jessie Street and the New Political Biography -- Conjuring Fascinating Stories: the Case of Sir Arthur Tange -- Anonymous in Life, Anonymous in Death: Memoirs and Biographies of Administrators -- The Personal Writings of Politicians -- Writing Political Autobiographies -- Political Biographies and Administrative Memoirs: Some Concluding Comments
Summary Brings together some of the best practitioners of the craft of political biography in Australia. These papers explore the strengths and weaknesses of the biographical approach; the problems and frustrations of writing biographies and the various ways projects can be approached by those constructing these lives
Analysis Australia - Politics and government
Campaign biography - Australia
Biography as a literary form
Political science - Authorship
Politicians - Australia - Biography
Notes "The Australia and New Zealand School of Government"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-128) and index
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
Subject Technical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Campaign biography -- Australia.
Political science -- Authorship.
Biography as a literary form.
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Arklay, Tracey.
Nethercote, J. R.
Wanna, John.
Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
LC no. 2007405586
ISBN 1920942734 paperback
1920942742 online