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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Globalizing Indigenes : Postcolonial Fiction from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
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Wevers proposes that 'there are complex unfoldings around indigeneity, globalisation and the postcolonial which might usefully be illuminated by a consideration of some texts from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific.'

Wevers investigation leads her to conclude that 'Indigeneity is always placed; its politics, worldview and social order are site- and culturespecific, but in the unfolding of many indigenous texts a new discourse is appearing, in which the nation state and its long binarising history of "natives" is only one part of the scene, and where "indigeneity" re-articulates and responds to globalised discourses, one of which is postcolonial politics.'


  • Wevers refers to several texts in her discussion; one of these is the Australian work The Kadaitcha Sung, others include Keri Hulme's The Bone People and Patricia Grace's Potiki.

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature no. 5 2006 Z1303198 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 121-133
    Note: Includes list of works cited.
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