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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Writing Native : The Aboriginal in Australian Cultural Nationalism 1927–1945
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'Writing Native explores how Australian interwar nationalist representations of the Aboriginal engaged key political and aesthetic paradigms of the early twentieth century: communism, fascism and modernism. Critics often interpret nationalist engagements with Aboriginal culture as a recent phenomenon, tied to the dismantling of the white Australia policy and the rise of the liberal multicultural state. However, I uncover a longer and more politically varied history. Moving from the far left to the far right, I demonstrate the centrality of representations of the Aboriginal within attempts to imagine alternatives to liberal capitalist modernity in Australia from diverse political perspectives. In doing so, I offer a new way of way of thinking about the relationship between Australian cultural nationalism and modernist cultures in the first half of the twentieth century. ' (Thesis abstract)

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      Princeton, New Jersey,
      United States of America (USA),
      2013 .
      Extent: 242p.
      • Thesis (PhD), Princeton University, 2012
      ISBN: 9781267784469, 1267784466
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