On Privilege

Author(s): BURNSIDE Julian

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Julian Burnside's grandparents lived in a world of handsome cars, elegant tennis parties and coiffed women. As a five-year-old, he saw privilege before he heard the word or learned its meaning. In this powerful broadside that takes in politicians and infamous legal cases, Burnside asks: what is privilege and who has it?

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Julian Burnside is an Australian barrister specialising in commercial litigation who is also deeply involved in human rights work, particularly in relation to refugees. He has published a children's book, Matilda and the Dragon, and is the author of From Nothing to Zero, a compilation of letters written by asylum-seekers held in Australia's detention camps, Wordwatching, a collection of essays on the uses and abuses of the English language, and Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law, and Justice.

General Fields

  • : 9780522856330
  • : Melbourne University Publishing
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : 0.126
  • : April 2009
  • : 152mm X 117mm X 10mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BURNSIDE Julian
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : A824
  • : 96