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The Resource A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism, Jim Davidson

A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism, Jim Davidson

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A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism
Title
A führer for a father
Title remainder
the domestic face of colonialism
Statement of responsibility
Jim Davidson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this singular memoir, historian and biographer Jim Davidson writes about his fraught relationship with his authoritarian and controlling father, whose South African background and time in Papua New Guinea and Fiji prompted his own post-war mini-empire of dominance. A manipulative and emotionally ferocious man, he rejects his son and creates a second family, shutting Jim out and eventually disinheriting him, but never really leaving him alone. Traversing territory across Australia, South Africa, India and London, this beautifully written book tells of a time of crushing conformity, sharply reminding us that some experiences can never be written out of our personal histories
Summary
In this singular memoir, historian and biographer Jim Davidson writes about his fraught relationship with his authoritarian and controlling father, whose South African background and time in Papua New Guinea and Fiji prompted his own post-war mini-empire of dominance. A manipulative and emotionally ferocious man, he rejects his son and creates a second family, shutting Jim out and eventually disinheriting him, but never really leaving him alone. Traversing territory across Australia, South Africa, India and London, this beautifully written book tells of a time of crushing conformity, sharply reminding us that some experiences can never be written out of our personal histories
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10603000
Cataloging source
ANL
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1942-
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Davidson, Jim
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Davidson, Jim
  • Davidson, Jim
  • Authors
  • Gay men
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
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the domestic face of colonialism
Label
A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism, Jim Davidson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059253471
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9781742235462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966616620
Label
A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism, Jim Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059253471
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9781742235462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966616620

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