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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Globaletics and Radicant Aesthetics in Australian Fiction
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'This book focuses on the issues of space, culture and identity in recent Australian fiction. It discusses the work of 15 authors to show that, in Australia, the meaning of “country” remains critical and cultural belonging is still a difficult process. Interrogating the definition of Australia as a “post-colonial nation” and its underlying extension from Britain, it applies Nicolas Bourriaud’s concept of the Radicant to examine Australian writing beyond the “post” of “post-colonialism”. The book shows that some authors are engaged in writing about the country and the time in which they live, but that they also share common critical views on the definition of multiculturalism, the belonging to place, and integration in the nation. The volume suggests that theories of cultural hybridism presented as a decolonising methodology in fact dissolve singularity in the same way that globalisation creates standardisation. It argues that 21st century Australian fiction depicts the subject as a radicant and that Australian culture constitutes a mobile entity unconnected to any soil.'

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Cambridge Scholars Press ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 217p.p.
      • Published 19 September 2017.
      ISBN: 9781527502857, 1527502856
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