Rowan Light on protest and patriotism

April 23, 2020

“As one of our last truly public rituals, Anzac Day claims a sacred space in New Zealand’s national attention.”

This month on the podcast we are joined by our most recent addition to the research team: Dr Rowan Light. Rowan and Jeremy chat from their respective lockdown bubbles, discussing the turbulent history of New Zealand’s ANZAC day commemorations. Starting from the Flint & Steel article Rowan wrote in 2018, they explore the patriotism of the day, and times in history where protests have disrupted commemorations and shifted our national conversation.

To read Rowan’s Flint & Steel article click here. 

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