The Bogan Delusion by David Nichols
Nothing defies cultured Australia’s sense of itself more than the bogan – that boorish, racist, drunken, sexist, bethonged, Barnesy-loving embarrassment out there in the back blocks.
Part travelogue, part social critique, The Bogan Delusion explores the cultural and social landscape of Australia in 2011. It reveals, with searing analysis and sharp wit, that the bogan so widely feared is nothing more than a bogey: a convenient excuse for many to never venture beyond the cafe-lined cocoon of the inner city. What is believing in the bogan doing to Australia?
This is a great book for any of us who get tired of hearing about what bogans are and do, have an interest in sociology or simply want to lift the lid on one of Australia's most iconic modern concepts- the bogan.
NOTE: Bond is high as book is currently out of print.
Created on 31 Mar 2012