Title Cancel Culture in Australia Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet ABC Radio Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 51 min 38 secs Country Australia Date 12/08/20 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.
Producer/Author Josh Szeps URL https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/focus/cancel-culture-and-australia/12550204 Persons Anthony Lambert