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‘Class warfare’ or not, Australia has moved on from Labor’s old-fashioned rhetoric

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Abstract


  • “Class warfare” is an emotive term that would seem to belong to a bygone age when there also existed, as in the minds of many people, something called the “class struggle”.

    It would seem strange that in age when blue-collar jobs seem to be always in decline that anyone should be referring to “class warfare”. The classes of an earlier age are no more. Australia is a different country to what it was in the 1930s and 1940s.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. (2012). ‘Class warfare’ or not, Australia has moved on from Labor’s old-fashioned rhetoric. The Conversation, (14 May),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2574&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1569

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  • 14 May

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  • http://theconversation.com/class-warfare-or-not-australia-has-moved-on-from-labors-old-fashioned-rhetoric-7008

Abstract


  • “Class warfare” is an emotive term that would seem to belong to a bygone age when there also existed, as in the minds of many people, something called the “class struggle”.

    It would seem strange that in age when blue-collar jobs seem to be always in decline that anyone should be referring to “class warfare”. The classes of an earlier age are no more. Australia is a different country to what it was in the 1930s and 1940s.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. (2012). ‘Class warfare’ or not, Australia has moved on from Labor’s old-fashioned rhetoric. The Conversation, (14 May),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2574&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1569

Issue


  • 14 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/class-warfare-or-not-australia-has-moved-on-from-labors-old-fashioned-rhetoric-7008