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In the Stars: Astrology, Psychic Powers and the Australian Media
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 14:33 authored by Katherine Darian-SmithKatherine Darian-Smith
Although astrological divinations, demonstrations of psychic powers and the teachings of non-conventional and New Age spirituality have had a ubiquitous presence in the Australian print and broadcast media for almost a century, they have attracted scant attention from media scholars. This article surveys the history of astrological and psychic content in the Australian media from the 1920s, arguing that such content generated new genres of programming and entertainment, and challenged the established authority of religion and scientific knowledge in the public sphere.
Publication titleMedia International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources
IssueSpecial 150th Anniversary Issue
Department/SchoolCollege Office - College of Arts, Law and Education
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Rights statementCopyright 2014 Media International Australia