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Indigenous transnationalism : Alexis Wright's Carpentaria

Author: Lynda Ng; Alexis Wright
Publisher: Artarmon, N.S.W. : Giramondo Publishing Company, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Indigenous Transnationalism brings together eight essays by critics from seven different countries, each analysing Alexis Wright's novel Carpentaria from a distinct national perspective. Taken together, these diverse voices highlight themes from the novel that resonate across cultures and continents: the primacy of the land; the battles that indigenous peoples fight for their language, culture and sovereignty; a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Indigenous transnationalism.
Artarmon, N.S.W. Giramondo Publishing Company, 2018
(OCoLC)999621729
Named Person: Alexis Wright; Alexis Wright; Alexis Wright
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Ng; Alexis Wright
ISBN: 9781925818086 192581808X 9781925818079 1925818071
OCLC Number: 1083671501
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Looking Beyond the Local: Indigenous Literature as a World Literature; I. Localities and Limits of the Land; The Geo-Graphics of an Indigenous World Literature in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria; The Notions of Permanence: Autochthony, Indigeneity, Locality in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria; Polarized Postcolonial Indigeneities: Carpentaria and Heart of Light; II. Transnational Flows; Indigeneity and Whiteness: Reading Carpentaria and The Sun, My Father in the Context of Globalization; The Poetics of Relation in Carpentaria Survival, Environment and Creativity in a Global Age: Alexis Wright's CarpentariaIII. Waste, Pollution and Regeneration; An Abundance of Waste: Carpentaria's Re-Valuation of Excess; Rubbish Palaces, Islands of Junk: On the Function of Tropes of Pollution in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria; Afterword; The Vastness of Voice; Appendix; On Writing Carpentaria; Author Biographies; Acknowledgements
Responsibility: edited by Lynda Ng.

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Indigenous Transnationalism brings together eight essays by critics from seven different countries, each analysing Alexis Wright's novel Carpentaria from a distinct national perspective. Taken together, these diverse voices highlight themes from the novel that resonate across cultures and continents: the primacy of the land; the battles that indigenous peoples fight for their language, culture and sovereignty; a concern with the environment and the effects of pollution. At the same time, by comparing the Aboriginal experience to that of other indigenous peoples, they demonstrate the means by w.

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