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Hugh Mackay s bestselling REINVENTING AUSTRALIA investigated the mind and mood of Australia in the 1990s. This book is doing the same for the 2000s.
Sixteen years ago, Hugh Mackay wrote the bestseller Reinventing Australia that analysed, with forensic skill, what was happening to our society. Now, in Advance Australia Where? he takes another long, hard look at us.
While we enjoy unprecedented levels of prosperity and the promise of more to come, we are still battling an epidemic of depression, taking on record levels of debt, and yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in our lives. While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that we are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes that have reshaped us.
This is a book for anyone who cares about Australia, from the pen of our most highly respected social researcher.
fascinating a convincing account of our "progress" since the 1970s - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
illuminator of other people s views a reporter of voices. Mackay is something of a national treasure. - Canberra Times
Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and novelist. He has a master s degree in moral philosophy and was one of the founders of the St James Ethics Centre. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of NSW, Macquarie and Charles Sturt Universities. Mackay lives in Sydney with his wife Sheila.