them, in remorse’. 11 It may be helpful here to introduce briefly a further example explored by Gaita concerning James Isdell, Protector of Aborigines in Western Australia in the 1930s, who administered a programme in which children of mixed blood were (typically forcibly) removed from the Aboriginal mothers ‘and placed in circumstances in which (it was hoped) most of them would have children with lower class whites’:
Responding to the question, how did he feel taking children from their mothers, Isdell answered that he ‘would not hesitate from a moment to
Srebrenica, for instance, suggested Bosnians in St Louis and Melbourne understood their own racialised position differently because of different US and Australian discourses of race. Bosnians in St Louis had internalised ‘race … as the source of their newly discovered white identity’ (perceptible when they discussed the segregation of ‘white’ and ‘African-American’ neighbourhoods) more than Bosnians in Melbourne, who seemed ‘much less attached to the colour of their skin and … more ready to engage critically in deconstructing racial identities and prejudices against which
already within the scope of studies of German advertising, race and empire, since Austrian firms manufactured and designed for both German and Habsburg markets within a cross-border consumer culture (Ciarlo 2011 : 9–11). Austria and Hungary were both nodes in the ‘human zoo’ tradition that emanated across Europe from Germany, and Vienna and Budapest regularly hosted touring anthropological spectacles in the 1890s–1900s, including exhibits of Australian Aborigines, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show (with dozens of Native Americans) and an Ashanti village, plus shows by the
The Eurozone crisis, Brexit, and possible disintegration
Peter J. Verovšek
reinvigorating older tropes of collective memory dating back to before Europe’s age of total war. This is most visible in the United Kingdom in the aftermath of its vote to leave the EU on 23 June 2016. The neo-imperial dream of a ‘global Britain’ deployed by the Brexiteers, in which Britain can make up for the loss of its customs union with the EU by negotiating closer ties with erstwhile colonies, including the United States, India, and Australia, is a reflection of a return to a dark past that is remembered fondly by a certain segment of the predominately white population
105 Jack Kerouac, Satori in Paris (London: Penguin, 2012); the quotation is
at p. 35.
106 Cyril Connolly, The Rock Pool (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981).
107 David Ireland, The Glass Canoe (Victoria, Australia: Penguin, 1982),
108 Joseph Roth, The Legend of the Holy Drinker (London: Granta, 2013),
109 Donald W. Goodwin, Alcohol and the Writer (New York: Penguin, 1988).
110 Ibid., p. 1.
111 Tom Dardis, The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer (London:
Sphere Books, 1990).
112 Thomas B. Gilmore, Equivocal Spirits