Interrogating and interpreting the mediation of an emerging Australian Aboriginal social movement between 1923 and 1940

Elizabeth Burrows
  • Social Movement Studies, May 2016, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2016.1182905

An analysis of print media covering the Australian Aboriginal movement from 1923-1940

What is it about?

This paper investigates media framing through an analysis of print media coverage of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (1923–1930) and the Aborigines Progressive Association (1937–1940). It shows how changes in Australia’s political environment, heightened levels of oppression of Australia’s Aboriginal peoples and the availability of charismatic Aboriginal leadership provided ideal conditions for the successful emergence of the Aboriginal rights movement in Australia.

Why is it important?

It examines the ways in which social movement and journalistic theory connect.

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