[Download] The Karma Of Culture By Raja Arasa Ratnam

The Karma Of Culture

By: Raja Arasa Ratnam
Length: 199 pages
Release date: Sep 10, 2013
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (232 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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“This book provides a thoughtful and fearless approach to some important and highly topical questions. What constitutes Australia’s nationhood? What is her role in Asia and in the world? How can, and should, the bourgeoning economies of Asia contribute to the development of Australia, not just as investors and trading partners, but in terms of cultural and spiritual values? What is the nature of democracy, and how can democratic ideals be realised in Australia and in its Asian neighbours? What is the meaning of multiculturalism in the Australian context? These questions are raised in an intelligent and thought-provoking way. This is a hard-hitting book that will appeal to academics, public servants, students, and many members of the general public ...”

“ ... Here is available, perhaps for the first time, an insightful ‘take’ on Australian society written by an ‘insider’ who, paradoxically, is an ‘outsider’ as well ... enormously interesting and not uncontroversial ...” - J.Western, Emeritus Prof. Of Sociology, Queensland University, Australia

“Ratnam’s book is a wake-up call ... his message has particular value ... Impressed with the depth of his analysis.” - Prof. R. Birrell, Director, Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University, Australia

“This is a book that every Australian should read. It provides a unique insight into the society and culture of contemporary Australia ... It has a refreshing honesty in an age in which ‘spin’ and euphemism too often combine to hide the true nature of things ... “ - Prof. G. Melheuish, Head, School of History and Politics, Wollongong University, Australia

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