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'In his final unfinished book on the writing of history, Siegfried Kracauer wonders about his increasing susceptibility to ‘the speechless plea of the dead’. ‘[T]he older one grows, the more he is bound to realize that his future is the future of the past—history.’ For the children of migrants, the question of how to speak well of the dead is distinguished by complex feelings of attachment and rejection, identification and denial that are expressed in a range of everyday interactions. ‘The Old Greeks’ examines the part played by photographic media in this process of memorialisation. It elaborates a series of propositions about the value of photographic media that are tested through a consideration of the events that surrounded the author’s first years in Australia.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Cultural Studies Review vol. 22 no. 2 2016 10641868 2016 periodical issue

    'This is a general edition of Cultural Studies Review in that it has not been organised around a special themed section. Rather, it is a collection of essays on distinctly different topics, each of which push against our habits of thinking about correction and invention. And yet, a subtle theme emerges from these diverse pieces, of movement from one place to another, whether forced by circumstance, freely chosen or imposed. They are essays, too, that pose questions about the durable and unstable nature of cultural configurations and about the contribution of cultural research to a more sustainable future.' (Publication abstract)

    2016
    pg. 149–57
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