The Bogan Delusion
Myths, Mischief and Misconceptions
by David Nichols
Affirm Press, 2011, lightly illustrated in text, paperback, ISBN 9780980790443
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, watermark to front flyleaf, slight crumpling to introductory pages, minor creasing to front cover, spine uncreased (see photographs)
'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 framework for invisible borders and a convenient excuse for many to never venture beyond the cafe-lined cocoon of the inner city.'