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Disrupting strength, power, and perfect bodies: Disability as narrative prosthesis in 1990s Australian national cinema

Ellis, K. (2010) Disrupting strength, power, and perfect bodies: Disability as narrative prosthesis in 1990s Australian national cinema. Nebula, 7 (1/2). pp. 98-107.

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Abstract

The essential Australian is male, working-class, sardonic, laconic, loyal to his mates, unimpressed by rank, an improviser, non-conformist, and so on. These virtues are defined and redefined under the harsh conditions of the bush, workplace, war or sport, in which women, and the feminine qualities, are considered to be beside the point
--Susan Dermody and Elizabeth Jacka describing the ―male ensemble‖ (1988, p. 62)

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: Nebula
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9375
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