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Indigenous youth and ambivalence in some Australian films

Palmer, D. and Gillard, G. (2004) Indigenous youth and ambivalence in some Australian films. Journal of Australian Studies, 28 (82). pp. 75-84.

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At least since the Enlightenment, social theorists have understood that the 'self is fashioned through relationship with its Other, so that the making of one's identity rests upon negating, repressing or excluding one's opposite. 1 In other words, the stranger, described by Georg Simmel as the one who crosses borders, between inside and outside, and the one who is 'both near and far at the same time', 2 is a highly important figure and often the object of fascination...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Australian Studies
Page Range: pp. 75-84
Publisher: Routledge
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