Transportation and Transformation: How Local Conditions Changed Traditional Ideas into Modern Politics

  • Brodie, Marc (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Fundamental popular values of justice, and customary social obligations and rights, survived the trip in the 18th century from rural to urban England, and then to colonial New South Wales. But this comparative study will show how local conditions can change the meaning and impact of ideas in new surroundings. By looking at popular views of the same question - who was to blame for the loss of customary ''fairness'' in society? - in the English countryside, London, and Sydney in this period, this study will identify differences vital to understanding the transformation of these values into contemporary political attitudes in these societies.
Effective start/end date2/01/051/04/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$150,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$60,720.00