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Creative nation : Australian cinema and cultural studies reader

Author: Amit Sarwal; Reema Sarwal
Publisher: New Delhi : SSS Publications, 2009.
Series: Cinema, literature & culture series (SSS Publications)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Creative Nation is the first Reader on Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies published in India that introduces Australian films (historical, contemporary, art house, short, digital and documentary) as well as cultural texts (pop and hip hop, popular theatre, film music, Aboriginal songs and music, mass art, queer and photographic culture) for an international scholarship in order to broaden Australian studies in
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amit Sarwal; Reema Sarwal
ISBN: 9788190228206 819022820X
OCLC Number: 317914476
Notes: "The chapters presented in this Reader analyse dynamic subject matter such as family, moral values, cultural hybridity, Asian-Australian dialogues, gender and racial stereotypes, the representation of Australianness, Indigenous Australia, national symbols, mythology, and the representation of outback, suburban and metropolitan spaces in Australian cinema and culture in the broad context of globalization and international co-production"--Jacket.
Description: xlix, 600 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Australia on the silver screen / John Ramsland --
Introduction. Creative nation: approaching Australian cinema and cultural studies / Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal --
Cinema studies. Frameworks and forms. 1. Mapping film studies in Australia: institutions, personnel and critical positions / Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams --
2. Settings, subjects and stories: creating Australian cinema / Ben Goldsmith --
3. Dynamic communities: contemporary Australian movies / Robert S. Watson --
4. Unlike mainstream: towards a definition of the Australian art film / D. Bruno Starrs --
5. A form of cultural expression: documentary film in the 'creative nation' / Peter Hughes --
6. Poetry in motion: the short film form in Australia / Lisa French --
7. Possibilities and pitfalls: low-budget digital cinema in Australia / Adrian Martin --
Analysing genres. 8. Film and national mythology: the Anzac legend in Australian films / Daniel Reynaud --
9. Shot in Australia, written just about everywhere: Australian science fiction and fantasy films and TV series / Sean McMullen --
10. White stories/Black magic: Australian horror films of the Aboriginal / Alan McKee --
11. Larrikin ockers and decent blokes: the national type in Australian film comedy / Felicity Collins --
12. A strange time machine: The tracker, Black and white and Rabbit-proof fence / Jane Lydon --
Theoretical positions. 13. The murderous state: the naturalisation of violence and exclusion in the films of neoliberal Australia / Jon Stratton --
14. In search of the new man: masculinity in recent Australian film and television / Warwick Mules --
15. Asian-Australian cinema, Asian-Australian modernity / Audrey Yue --
16. Theorising the hybridity of "Australianness" in Australian cinema / Rama Venkatasawmy --
17. Perception, convention, expectation and transformation: representation of Aborigines in Australian texts / Vijay Mishra Cultural studies. Structures and contexts. 18. Theory, story, history: Australian cultural studies / John Frow --
19. The cultural studies "fever" in Australia / Chris Healy --
20. Asianing Australia: notes toward a critical transnationalism in cultural studies / Ien Ang and Jon Stratton --
Theory and practice. 21. Aussie battler in crisis? Shifting cultural constructions of white Australian masculinity and national identity / Katherine Bode --
22. The queer(y)ing of Australian public culture discourse: activism, rights discourse, and survival strategies / Baden Offord --
23. Pictures at an exhibilition: the exhibitionary context of early Australian cinema and photographic culture / Robert Dixon --
24. "Looking in all the wrong places"; or, harlequin false testimony and the Bulletin magazine's mythical construction of national identity, theatrical enterprise and the social world of little Australia, circa 1880-1920 / Clay Djubal --
Locating the popular. 25. In the name of popular culture: seriousness and unseriousness in the study of mass art / Adrian Martin --
26. Suburbs and serenades: the location of Australian cultural identities through popular film music / Adam Trainer --
27. A subculture "comin' upper": Australian hip-hop's multicultural literacies / Tony Mitchell --
28. "A voice in modern Australia": songs of the Australian indigenous women / Liz Reed --
29. Outside the hollow log: the didjeridu, globalisation and socio-economic contestation in Arnhem Land / Aaron Corn --
Afterword. Cultural studies in an old country / Stephen Muecke.
Series Title: Cinema, literature & culture series (SSS Publications)
Other Titles: Australian cinema and cultural studies reader
Responsibility: edited by Amit Sarwal, Reema Sarwal.

Abstract:

Creative Nation is the first Reader on Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies published in India that introduces Australian films (historical, contemporary, art house, short, digital and documentary) as well as cultural texts (pop and hip hop, popular theatre, film music, Aboriginal songs and music, mass art, queer and photographic culture) for an international scholarship in order to broaden Australian studies in nations that have recently begun to explore this field, especially in Asia.

The chapters presented in this Reader analyse dynamic subject matter such as family, moral values, cultural hybridity, Asian-Australian dialogues, gender and racial stereotypes, the representation of Australianness, Indigenous Australia, national symbols, mythology, and the representation of outback, suburban and metropolitan spaces in Australian cinema and culture in the broad context of globalization and international co-production.--Book jacket.

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