Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000
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A collection of eighteen essays arising out of a symposium with the same name held at the University of Western Australia in December 1997. Essays are grouped into three sections - "Cultural Identity in the Global Economy", "Gender and Sexuality" and "Travel and Initiation" -and subjects examined include fiction, autobiography, poetry, film, television, drama, and stand-up comedy. The book "celebrates writing in various forms from a particular region of an internationalised world, and the contributors explore cultural interactions of diverse kinds" (Introduction, p.ix).


  • Selectively indexed; includes non-Auslit material


* Contents derived from the Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , University of Western Australia. Centre for Studies in Australian Literature , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Shopping and Cooking for the Hybrid in The World Waiting to Be Made, Miriam Wei Wei Lo , 2000 single work criticism (p. 31-43)
Expatriates and the Question of Home : Jill Ker Conway and Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Bruce Bennett , 2000 single work criticism (p. 44-54)
The Ocker Ethnic : Reading Hung Le and Cultural Identity, Tseen-Ling Khoo , 2000 single work criticism (p. 55-62)
The Scheherezade Motif in Recent Australian Fiction Set in China and Southeast Asia, David Brooks , 2000 single work criticism (p. 75-85)
Parallels of Motivation and Cultural Context in the Feminist Poetry of Australia and India : A Comparative Analysis, Subhas Chandra Saha , 2000 single work criticism
Compares poetry by Australian and Indian women writers, and finds similarities in their socio-historical backgrounds, themes and stylistic approaches.
(p. 97-107)
"In the Beat of My Silences" : Representations of Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality in the Writing of Leslie Marmon Silko and Janice Slater-Herring, Angeline O'Neill , 2000 single work criticism
Discusses, compares and contrasts the writings of Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko and Western Australian Yamatji writer Janice Slater-Herring, and their ways of reconciling indigenous traditions and the demands of the present.
(p. 108-116)
Culture and the Play in Merlinda Bobis' Ms Serena Serenata and Beaut, Luv!, Bill Dunstone , 2000 single work criticism (p. 123-130)
Madame Izan, Butterflies and the Incomprehensible Japanese, Megumi Kato , 2000 single work criticism
Analyses Praed's novel and contrasts it with depictions of Japanese women in other western fiction which illustrate the 'Butterfly phenomenon' - the exoticisation of Japanese women and portrayals of the inevitable tragedy in relationships between them and western men. She finds Praed's novel remarkably free of romanticising and sees it as providing a fairly clear-eyed view of an actual country. 'Praed's perspective as a female, expatriate writer enabled her to approach Japan from a different perspective to that of male writers who had their own, masculine versions of Orientalism' (170).
(p. 164-170)
"They couldn't tell us how to farm their skin" : White Poems on Black Dispossession, Geoff Page , 2000 single work criticism
Analyses poems by white Australian authors about dispossession of their land. In his survey of attitudes and poetic technique, Page examines nineteenth and twentieth century poems and finds a reversal of attitudes over time.
(p. 171-183)

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