Cancel Culture in Australia

  • Anthony Lambert

Press/Media: Research

Description

What does "cancel culture" mean in the Australian context?

Is there a real reassessment of our history driving the calls for statues, TV shows and other reminders of a less than glorious past to be no longer displayed or accessible?

Cancel culture controversies have emerged around historical figures such as Captain Cook and Lachlan Macquarie as well as more current cultural notables such as John Cleese and Chris Lilley.

Are we seeing protests about the past - including the "Black Lives Matter" marches - arising organically, or are they result of influences from abroad, particularly the US, which have been 'imported' from overseas to Australia, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently put it?

Josh Szeps explores Australian cancel culture with Jesse Singal and Dr Anthony Lambert.

Jesse is contributing writer at “New York” Magazine, co-host of the “Blocked and Reported” podcast as well as a contributor to the New York Times,  The Economist, The Atlantic and more.

And Anthony is Senior lecturer at the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies and author of a range of articles regarding Australia's culture and cultural heritage.

Subject

Cancel Culture in Australia

Period12 Aug 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleCancel Culture in Australia
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC Radio
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size51 min 38 secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date12/08/20
    DescriptionWhat does "cancel culture" mean in the Australian context?

    Is there a real reassessment of our history driving the calls for statues, TV shows and other reminders of a less than glorious past to be no longer displayed or accessible?

    Cancel culture controversies have emerged around historical figures such as Captain Cook and Lachlan Macquarie as well as more current cultural notables such as John Cleese and Chris Lilley.

    Are we seeing protests about the past - including the "Black Lives Matter" marches - arising organically, or are they result of influences from abroad, particularly the US, which have been 'imported' from overseas to Australia, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently put it?

    Josh Szeps explores Australian cancel culture with Jesse Singal and Dr Anthony Lambert.

    Jesse is contributing writer at “New York” Magazine, co-host of the “Blocked and Reported” podcast as well as a contributor to the New York Times, The Economist, The Atlantic and more.

    And Anthony is Senior lecturer at the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies and author of a range of articles regarding Australia's culture and cultural heritage.
    Producer/AuthorJosh Szeps
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/focus/cancel-culture-and-australia/12550204
    PersonsAnthony Lambert