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This series showcases the most significant contributions to scholarship on a wide range of social science issues, dealing with the changing politics, economics and society of Australia, while not losing sight of the interplay of other regional and global forces and their influence and impact on this region. Anthem Studies in Australian Politics, Economics and Society is intended as an interdisciplinary series, at the interface of politics, law, sociology, media, policy, political economy, economics, business, criminology and anthropology. It is seeking to publish high quality research which considers issues of power, justice and democracy; and provides a critical contribution to knowledge about Australian politics, economics and society. The series especially welcomes books from emerging scholars which contribute new perspectives on social science.

Series Editor-in-Chief

Sally Young – University of Melbourne, Australia


Series Editors

Timothy Marjoribanks – La Trobe Business School, Australia

Joo-Cheong Tham – Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia

Editorial Board

Iain Campbell – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia

Sara Charlesworth – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia

Kevin Foster – Monash University, Australia

Anika Gauja – The University of Sydney, Australia

John Germov – The University of  Newcastle, Australia

Michael Gilding –  Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Simon Jackman – Stanford University, USA

Carol Johnson – The University of Adelaide, Australia

Deb King – Flinders University, Australia

Jude McCulloch – Monash University, Australia

Jenny Morgan –  University of Melbourne, Australia

Vanessa Ratten – La Trobe University, Australia

Ben Spies-Butcher – Macquarie University, Australia

Ariadne Vromen – The University of Sydney, Australia

John Wanna – Australian National University, Australia

George Williams – The University of New South Wales, Australia


We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works from emerging and established scholars that meet the criteria of our series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published in print and e-book editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a new series or one of the following types of works -- Monographs (mid-length and full-length), Edited Collections, Handbooks, Reference, Upper-Level Textbooks, Academic Non-Fiction -- please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com


  1. Politics, Media and Campaign Language
    Australia’s Identity Anxiety
    By Stephanie Brookes

    ‘Politics, Media and Campaign Language’ is an original, groundbreaking analysis of the story of Australian identity told through Australian election campaign language. Introducing the concept of identity security, the book argues that the story of Australian identity is characterised by recurring cycles of anxiety and reassurance, which betray a deep underlying feeling of insecurity.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | April 2017 | ISBN 9781783085019