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Prehistory To Politics

Tom Griffiths Tim Bonyhady


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Melbourne University Pres
31 October 1992
Series: Daniel X
Explores the role of the public intellectual by examining the life and work of John Mulvaney, one of Australia's foremost prehistorians.

Who are public intellectuals? Why do they matter? What is the difference between an academic and an intellectual?

Prehistory to Politics explores these issues by examining the life and work of John Mulvaney, one of Australia's foremost prehistorians, who has both changed our understanding of the past and made a major contribution to public debate and public policy about world heritage, archaeological and conservation practice, the function and operation of museums and the relevance of the humanities.

A major campaigner for preservation of the Franklin River in the early 1980s, Mulvaney has also been an influential member of the Australian Heritage Commission and one of the most important advocates of the National Museum of Australia. He played a significant role in the campaign to preserve the site of First Government House in Sydney. Perhaps most controversially, he has been outspoken in his views about the return of skeletal remains by Australian Museums to Aboriginal people.

In exploring these many facets of Mulvaney's work, Prehistory to Politics not only has much to say about the changing nature of Australian universities and the opportunities and obligations of academics but also casts new light on a wide set of archaeological, anthropological and environmental issues. It is both a history of ideas and a book about their implementation.
By:   Tom Griffiths, Tim Bonyhady
Imprint:   Melbourne University Pres
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   382g
ISBN:   9780522847482
ISBN 10:   052284748X
Series:   Daniel X
Pages:   283
Publication Date:   31 October 1992
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active

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