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The postcolonial eye : white Australian desire and the visual field of race

Author: Alison Ravenscroft
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
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Tells about seeing, where vision is taken to be subjective and shaped by desire, and about knowing one another across the cultural divide between white and Indigenous Australia. This title deals with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Ravenscroft
ISBN: 9781409430780 1409430782 9781409430797 1409430790
OCLC Number: 760068638
Description: viii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction: scenes of race; Part I 'There Is and Can Be No Brute Vision': The eye and the 'I'. Part II When the Other Disappears from My Line of Sight: Coming to matter: the grounds of our embodied difference; What falls from view? On re-reading Plains of Promise; Dreaming of others: Carpentaria and its critics; A postcolonial uncanny. Part III The Image of My Own Desire: White men as hidden spectators; White women looking on; 'Matron always carried a small whip'. Part IV Whiteness and Its Veils: Darkness casts its light: Australian blackface; Resisting a white spectator's enjoyment: Benang's aesthetics; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: by Alison Ravenscroft.
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