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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 The Root of All Evil
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  • Dedication: For Ian, Eric and Trisna Fraser.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Briar Hill, Watsonia - Greensborough - Plenty area, Melbourne - Northeast, Melbourne, Victoria,: Indra , 1987 .
      Extent: 140p.
      ISBN: 0958771804

Works about this Work

“The Root of All Evil”? Transnational Cosmopolitanism in the Fiction of Dewi Anggraeni, Simone Lazaroo and Merlinda Bobis Paul Giffard-Foret , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , December vol. 52 no. 5 2016; (p. 595-609)
This article exposes the contradictions of cosmopolitan citizenship and world peace in novels by three Southeast Asian Australian women authors. Their fiction questions the viability of transnational sisterhood in an age of humanitarian intervention where women and children have become pawns for renewed western imperialist ventures. This article asks in turn whether the incommensurable space opened up by the failures of various forms of what Stuart Hall calls cosmopolitanism “from above” can be reinvested through “reading up the ladder of privilege”, as proposed by Chandra T. Mohanty. Simone Lazaroo’s Sustenance (2010) and Merlinda Bobis’s The Solemn Lantern Maker (2008) build “grass-roots” forms of cosmopolitanism and touristic hospitality designed to redress the many evils of contemporary postcolonial societies. The Root of all Evil (1987) by Dewi Anggraeni objects to the Spivakian native informant and upwardly mobile migrant woman’s imperious desire to help her homeland’s subaltern female underclass, in light of the latter’s lack of agency and the harm such intervention may cause. (Publication abstract)
Negotiated Space : Cultural Crossings in Asian-Australian Women's Fiction Carmel Kelly , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 249-261)
A Passage to Australia : Three Novelists in Search of a Homeland Laurie Clancy , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 220-234)
Strangers to the North : Perceptions of Indonesia in Recent Australian Novels Robyn Fallick , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Editions , June-July no. 11 1991; (p. 11-12)
Strangers to the North : Perceptions of Indonesia in Recent Australian Novels Robyn Fallick , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Editions , June-July no. 11 1991; (p. 11-12)
A Passage to Australia : Three Novelists in Search of a Homeland Laurie Clancy , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 220-234)
Negotiated Space : Cultural Crossings in Asian-Australian Women's Fiction Carmel Kelly , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 249-261)
“The Root of All Evil”? Transnational Cosmopolitanism in the Fiction of Dewi Anggraeni, Simone Lazaroo and Merlinda Bobis Paul Giffard-Foret , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , December vol. 52 no. 5 2016; (p. 595-609)
This article exposes the contradictions of cosmopolitan citizenship and world peace in novels by three Southeast Asian Australian women authors. Their fiction questions the viability of transnational sisterhood in an age of humanitarian intervention where women and children have become pawns for renewed western imperialist ventures. This article asks in turn whether the incommensurable space opened up by the failures of various forms of what Stuart Hall calls cosmopolitanism “from above” can be reinvested through “reading up the ladder of privilege”, as proposed by Chandra T. Mohanty. Simone Lazaroo’s Sustenance (2010) and Merlinda Bobis’s The Solemn Lantern Maker (2008) build “grass-roots” forms of cosmopolitanism and touristic hospitality designed to redress the many evils of contemporary postcolonial societies. The Root of all Evil (1987) by Dewi Anggraeni objects to the Spivakian native informant and upwardly mobile migrant woman’s imperious desire to help her homeland’s subaltern female underclass, in light of the latter’s lack of agency and the harm such intervention may cause. (Publication abstract)
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Subjects:
  • Urban,
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    Indonesia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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    Indonesia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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    Indonesia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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    Australia,
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