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Discusses the representations of the male body and identity in Australian art and literature.
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yThe Body in the LibraryLeigh Dale
Amsterdam:Rodopi,1998Z11694081998anthology criticism 'The body is increasingly understood as being at the centre of colonial and post-colonial relationships and textual productions. Creating and circulating images of the undisciplined body of the "other" was and is a critical aspect of colonialism. Likewise, resistance to colonial practices was also frequently corporeal, with indigenous peoples appropriating, parodying, and subverting those European practices which were used to signify the "civilized" status of the colonizing body. The Body in the Library reads representations of the corporeal in texts of empire.' (Publisher's blurb)Amsterdam:Rodopi,1998