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An interdisciplinary approach to white Australia's involvement with Melanesia in the first decades of the twentieth century examining, in relation to recent postcolonial theory, "a range of cultural representations, including ... travel writing and fiction".

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press ,API Network , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance : Introduction, Robert Dixon , 2001 single work criticism (p. 1-22)
Captives and Inmates: Captivity Narratives, Torres Strait Islanders and the Aborigines Protection Acts, Robert Dixon , 1998 single work criticism Captives and Inmates : Ion L. Idriess' Torres Strait Trilogy and the Aborigines' Protection Act (p. 99-123)
Note: Author's note suggests this is a revised version of the earlier article
The Frank Clune Industry : Travel Writing, Corporate Sponsorship and Colonial Governance, Robert Dixon , 2001 single work criticism (p. 124-148)
James McAuley's New Guinea : Colonialism, Modernity and Suburbia, Robert Dixon , 1998 single work criticism biography (p. 149-175)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Biopolitical Correspondences : Settler Nationalism, Thanatopolitics, and the Perils of Hybridity Michael R. Griffiths , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 20-42)
'How does (post)colonial literary culture, so often annexed to nationalist concerns, interface with what Michel Foucalt called biopolitics? Biopolitics can be defined as the regularisation of a population according to the perceived insistence on norms. Indeed, biopolitics is crucially concerned with what is perceptible at the macroscopic level of an entire population - often rendering its operations blind to more singular, small, identitarian, or even communitarian representations and imaginaries. Unlike the diffuse, microscopic, governmental mechanisms of surveillance that identify the need for disciplinary interventions, biopolitics concerns itself with the regularisation of societies on a large scale, notably through demography. As Ann Laura Stoler has put it, Foucault's identification of these two forms of power, 'the disciplining of individual bodies...and the regularization of life processes of aggregate human populations' has led to much productive work in the postcolonialist critique of 'the discursive management of the sexual practices of the colonized', and the resultant 'colonial order of things' (4).' (Author's introduction, 20)
Untitled Lindsay Barrett , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 396-398)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Untitled Andrew McCann , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 2002; (p. 87-90)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
White Men in the Tropics Anna Johnston , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 8 2002; (p. 106-109)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Untitled Deirdre Coleman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2002; (p. 200-202)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Untitled Andrew McCann , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 2002; (p. 87-90)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Untitled Lindsay Barrett , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 396-398)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Untitled Ronald Blaber , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , no. 3 2001; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 70 2001; (p. 114-115)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Entangled Worlds : Australia and its Contexts in Recent Non-fiction Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 46 no. 2001; (p. 17-32)

— Review of The Devil and James McAuley Cassandra Pybus , 1999 single work criticism ; Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism ; Damaged Men : The Precarious Lives of James McAuley and Harold Stewart Michael Ackland , 2001 single work criticism biography ; The Colonial Earth Tim Bonyhady , 2000 single work non-fiction ; Hearts and Minds : Creative Australians and the Environment Michael Pollak , Margaret MacNabb , 2000 single work criticism ; The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature 2000 anthology criticism ; The Oxford Literary History of Australia 1998 anthology criticism ; Investigations in Australian Literature Ken A. Stewart , 2000 selected work criticism ; Authority and Influence : Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000 2001 anthology criticism extract ; Woman and Herself : A Critical Study of the Works of Barbara Hanrahan Annette Stewart , 1998 single work criticism ; Studies of Indeterminacy in the Australian Novel Maria Panarello , 1999 single work criticism ; The Shapes of Glory : The Writings of Peter Steele Colette Rayment , 2000 single work criticism ; Imagining Australian Space : Cultural Studies and Spatial Inquiry 1999 anthology criticism essay ; The Postcolonial Exotic : Marketing the Margins Graham Huggan , 2001 multi chapter work ; Forrest, 1847-1918. 1847-91, Apprenticeship to Premiership Frank Crowley , 1971 single work biography ; Anxious Nation : Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850-1939 David Robert Walker , 1999 single work ; Caged : The Landau Manuscript David J. Landau , 1999 single work autobiography ; Finding Theodore and Brina Terri-Ann White , 2001 single work novel ; Remarkable Occurrences : The National Library of Australia's First 100 Years 1901-2001 2001 anthology criticism ; The Boyer Collection : Highlights of the Boyer Lectures : 1959-2000 2001 anthology extract criticism ; Fairly Obsessive : Essays on the Works of John Kinsella 2000 anthology criticism
Untitled Deirdre Coleman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2002; (p. 200-202)

— Review of Prosthetic Gods : Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance Robert Dixon , 2001 selected work criticism
Biopolitical Correspondences : Settler Nationalism, Thanatopolitics, and the Perils of Hybridity Michael R. Griffiths , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 20-42)
'How does (post)colonial literary culture, so often annexed to nationalist concerns, interface with what Michel Foucalt called biopolitics? Biopolitics can be defined as the regularisation of a population according to the perceived insistence on norms. Indeed, biopolitics is crucially concerned with what is perceptible at the macroscopic level of an entire population - often rendering its operations blind to more singular, small, identitarian, or even communitarian representations and imaginaries. Unlike the diffuse, microscopic, governmental mechanisms of surveillance that identify the need for disciplinary interventions, biopolitics concerns itself with the regularisation of societies on a large scale, notably through demography. As Ann Laura Stoler has put it, Foucault's identification of these two forms of power, 'the disciplining of individual bodies...and the regularization of life processes of aggregate human populations' has led to much productive work in the postcolonialist critique of 'the discursive management of the sexual practices of the colonized', and the resultant 'colonial order of things' (4).' (Author's introduction, 20)
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