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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Fish In and Out of Water : The Embodied Aspects of Class and Sport in Barracuda
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The ABC adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas' Barracuda may have downplayed some of the novel's explicit queerness, but in its place is an astringent subversion of Australia's glorification of sporting heroism and the white, hetero-masculine ideals tied to it. Moreover, writes Dion Kagan, the narrative's focus on swimming encapsulates the country's deep investment in individualistic social mobility, with the series interrogating societal inequities rooted in class, race, gender and sexuality.

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    y separately published work icon Metro Magazine vol. 191 Summer 2017 10708766 2017 periodical issue 2017 pg. 34-41
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34-41 Fish In and Out of Water : The Embodied Aspects of Class and Sport in Barracudasmall AustLit logo Metro Magazine
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  • Barracuda Belinda Chayko , Blake Ayshford , 2016 series - publisher film/TV
  • The Slap Jon Robin Baitz , 2015 series - publisher film/TV
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