The Lucky Country: IMGs and the History of Ethnocentrism, Xenophobia and Racism

  • Vicki Adele PascoeEmail author


Chapter 3 takes an historical focus on significant influences and events that have shaped the Australian nation. The reader is provided with a context for discussion and understanding of the progress of Western medicine in Australia. History shows the development of ethnocentricism, racism and xenophobia and the emergence of class, race and nation as intersecting inequalities in the positioning of IMGs.


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  1. 1.Principal ResearcherIndependent Education ConsultancyAdelaideAustralia

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