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dc.contributor.authorBriedis, Timothy James
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-30
dc.date.available2019-07-30
dc.date.issued2018-09-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20818
dc.description.abstractThis thesis charts and analyses student protest in Australia from 1985 to 2006. This period saw an epochal change in Australian universities, with student numbers increasing significantly and tertiary education itself becoming increasingly neoliberal and commodified. Taking issue with the common romanticisation of the Sixties as the defining era of student protest, I argue that students continued to mobilise against the imposition of fees and the process of commodification. Mass rallies and occupations occurred across the continent, and students from metropolitan and regional universities, domestic and overseas backgrounds all engaged in protest. Activism served as a school of dissent, politicising and radicalising those involved beyond the university. At its best, protest even provided a glimpse into an alternate world, where student radicals ‘lived and breathed’ activism and ‘full on fucking direct democracy’ could function, if only momentarily.en_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.en_AU
dc.subjectstudent protesten_AU
dc.subjectactivismen_AU
dc.subjectradicalismen_AU
dc.subjectuniversitiesen_AU
dc.subjectHECSen_AU
dc.subjectoral historyen_AU
dc.title‘Education for liberation not for world domination’: student protest in Australia, 1985-2006en_AU
dc.typeThesisen_AU
dc.type.thesisDoctor of Philosophyen_AU
usyd.facultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiryen_AU
usyd.departmentDepartment of Historyen_AU
usyd.degreeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
usyd.awardinginstThe University of Sydneyen_AU


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