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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Economy Turned Upside Down : Bourdieu and Australian Bohemia
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'This article engages Bourdieu's work on the cultural field to ask how the bohemian identity helped an aspiring artist make sense of the opportunities and problems encountered in the Australian cultural market, and how competition between established and new cultural players over several generations constituted a bohemian tradition in denial. Bourdieu's concept of ‘the economy turned upside down’ does not merely critique the romantic claims of autonomy from the market explicit in the bohemian identity, but reveals how the performance of autonomy through transgression made cultural producers as diverse as Tom Roberts, Henry Lawson, the Angry Penguins modernists or the Oz satirists attractive to the bourgeois consumer. There are, nevertheless, significant ways that the Australian bohemian tradition differs from the Western European experience theorized by Bourdieu, namely in the areas of politics, popular culture and post-colonial national assertion.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies vol. 29 no. 1 2015 10903832 2015 periodical issue

    'The year 2014 was a very productive year for Continuum. Our academic community contributed to the journal in many ways, such as guest editorships and transnational collections that introduced, developed and/or expanded knowledge in the area of political landscapes, contemporary media, post-feminist inflections, media space and international perspectives on Australian films and television. The journal also published selected papers from the 2012 CSAA conference on ‘Materialities, Economics, Empiricism and Things’. Over the year we have published a diverse range of papers on a variety of topics, from pop culture and social media to commentary on the neoliberal agenda that is prevalent in our cultural climate. I envisage further debate on this will continue within Cultural Studies and I welcome continued discussion on this topic.' (Editorial introduction)

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