Catalog Home Page

Perception, convention, expectation and transformation: Representations of Aboriginies in Australian texts

Mishra, V. (2009) Perception, convention, expectation and transformation: Representations of Aboriginies in Australian texts. In: Sarwal, A. and Sarwal, R., (eds.) Creative nation: Australian cinema and cultural studies reader. SSS Publications, pp. 253-277.

Google Books Preview: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=OkDLWWj_QycC&d...
*Open access. Some pages may not be available

Abstract

The chapters presented in this Reader, drawing on recent works, explore and analyse dynamic subject matter such as family, moral values, cultural hybridity, Asian-Australian dialogues, gender and racial stereotypes, the representations of Australianness, Indigenous Australia, imagery and motifs, the variety of Australian national symbols, mythology, traditions, representation or development of outback or suburban and metropolitan spaces in Australian cinema and culture. For a better understanding of the breadth and depth of Australia and its culture, the papers selected in this book also examine the exhibition of the Australian artist's aesthetic experimentation in the various faces of the Australian film industry, and the development and evolution of Australian film theory as part of the institutions of film studies and scholarly practices, using historical, archaeological and textual approaches for a wide variety of primary sources to discuss the trends of cinema and cultural consumption in Australia. In the area of purview, here, are not just commercial Australian films but also developments in new media, shorts, digital, art and documentary cinema in the broad context of globalization and international co-production.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: SSS Publications
Copyright: 2009 The Authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13281
Item Control Page Item Control Page