Americanization and Australia by Philip Bell, Roger Bell

By Philip Bell, Roger Bell

Americanization and Australia is a suite of essays exploring the negotiation of impact and gear concerned about Americanization out of the country. providing a various reaction by way of experts in numerous fields, this publication is an research of identification politics.

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The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, 1988; G. A. Waller, Main Street Amusements. Movies and Commercial Entertainment in a Southern City 1896–1930 Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London, 1995. WHICH AMERICA? 29 6 W. C. Downs, Commercial Attache, Melbourne, to Dr. E. E. Pratt, Chief, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce, 15 July 1915; Report 16; Australia – Reports 1915; Records relating to Commercial Attaches Reports, Australia (Sydney) 1915–1931; Records of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Record Group 151; National Archives 2, Washington, DC.

Cresswell O’Reilly, to the Good Film League in 1926. Much of his address was devoted to the influence of film on youth, but then it reached out to ‘the not so well-off classes in the community’, and finally he settled on movie fans. ’ he asserted that: there are two publics. There is the movie-fan public, and there is the general public, and the latter did not want the undesirable sort of picture ... Pictures should be controlled by the general public conscience. 54 The significance of this bifurcation in O’Reilly’s view of the public lies in his work as Censor.

I would venture to say that Australian English is no more likely to become Americanised than English English became ‘Frenchified’, as a result of 300 years of occupation.

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