Griffith Review 39: Tasmania: The Tipping Point

Author: Julianne Schultz
Homepage 9781922079961

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  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9781922079961
  • : Griffith REVIEW
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  • : December 2012
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Tasmania, the smallest of Australia's states, has long been on the edge of national conversations about prosperity, equality and identity. In Tasmania: The Tipping Point? Griffith REVIEW serves up strategic slices of Tasmania's past, present and future, prepared by many of the state's best writers. Thinkers and doers from Tasmania and beyond, including members of its diaspora, examine whether the island state has reached a 'tipping point'. Geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and small social scale are increasingly seen as blessings, presenting remarkable opportunities. The arrival of David Walsh's block-busting Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart has inspired confidence in championing Tasmania as a cultural, economic, environmental and social test bed - despite some entrenched local resistance. Tasmania: The Tipping Point? challenges how Tasmania is seen by outsiders - and illuminates how Tasmanians see themselves, down home and in the world.

Author description

Julianne Schultz AM is the founding editor of Griffith REVIEW, Australia's most awarded and extracted quarterly, produced by Griffith University and Text Publishing. She is a professor in the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, a member of the boards of the ABC and the Grattan Institute, and chair of the Queensland Design Council. Julianne is an acclaimed author and in 2009 became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community.