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Australian Studies Now introduces to an Indian readership many of the best scholars writing on Australia today. Each essay engages with key debates relating to the society and culture of contemporary Australia. This is achieved through analysis of Australia's literature and history, as well as its cinema, theatre, education, its sports and its many religions. Australian Studies Now provides insight into such major topics as Australian nationalism, multiculturalism and Aboriginal Australia. Special attention is paid to Australia's relationship with South Asia. The collection also includes a section on Australian Studies in India.

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Published with the support of Australia India Council (AIC).

Contents

* Contents derived from the New Delhi,
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Indialog Publications , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Foreword, Makarand Paranjape , single work criticism (p. ix-xiii)
The Critical Scene : Responses On/From Down Under, Amit Sarwal , Reema Sarwal , single work criticism (p. 30-47)
Re-mapping the Heterotopic: A Study of Peter Goldsworthy's Three Dog Night, Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay , single work criticism (p. 49-60)
The Australian Ghazal: Reading Judith Wright, Anisur Rahman , single work criticism
Rahman argues that in writing 'The Shadow of Fire' sequence, Wright exhibited a 'major variation on the style of her later poetry. In writing her ghazal she has written a new kind of poem, and in writing that poem she has evolved a new ghazal.'
(p. 61-70)
Oodgeroo and Hembrom : Voices of the Dispossessed, Angshuman Kar , single work criticism
Compares Aboriginal poetry to the Santali poetry of India.
(p. 71-83)
Reconciliation? Aboriginality and Australian Theatre in the 1990s, Helen Gilbert , single work criticism
Helen Gilbert considers a wide range of Aboriginal theatre produced in the 1990s, tracing the various articulations of Aboriginality in these performances and how, in spite of difficulties and frustrations, they opened up a space for 'productive dialogue' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
(p. 85-108)
Writing Home : Nineteenth-Century British Migrant Journals and Letters, Andrew Hassam , single work criticism (p. 204-220)
Cooees Cross the Strand : Australian Travellers in London and the Performance of National Identity, Richard White , single work prose
The cooee was arguably the Europeans' earliest widespread cultural appropriation from indigenous Australians. This article examines the particular circumstances - in literature and music - in which the cooee call took on self-consciously nationalistic meanings, signalling the process whereby Australian identity was forged out of the relationship between Australia and Britain.
(p. 221-245)
'She'll Be Right, Mate' : Multiculturalism and the Culture of Benign Neglect, Wenche Ommundsen , single work criticism
Noting that 'Thirty years after its introduction, the meaning, impact and politics of multiculturalism are still contested issues in Australia', the author aims 'to examine some of the concepts, metaphors and rhetorical strategies commonly deployed in contemporary political discourse in order to tease out the complexity, or, to put it more bluntly, conceptual muddle, informing the construction of multiculturalism in Australian public debate' (Australian Cultural History Vol:28 No:2/3, 2010, p.131).
(p. 275-286)
A Family Closeness? : Australia, India, Indonesia, Bruce Bennett , single work criticism (p. 328-341)

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Works about this Work

History: Aboriginal Australians : Black Responses to White Dominance 1788-1994; Aboriginal Australia : An Introductory Reader in Aboriginal Studies [Book Review] Geoffrey Gray , 1996 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1996; (p. 66-68)

'Both of these books are introductory texts for Aboriginal history and studies; both are directed towards students, teachers and a more general audience although Aboriginal Australia is far more specific, designed to act as a text for Aboriginal Studies and is an outcome of the Open Learning course, 'Aboriginal Studies: Aboriginal Australia', produced by the University of South Australia, where the three editors work.' (Introduction)

History: Aboriginal Australians : Black Responses to White Dominance 1788-1994; Aboriginal Australia : An Introductory Reader in Aboriginal Studies [Book Review] Geoffrey Gray , 1996 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1996; (p. 66-68)

'Both of these books are introductory texts for Aboriginal history and studies; both are directed towards students, teachers and a more general audience although Aboriginal Australia is far more specific, designed to act as a text for Aboriginal Studies and is an outcome of the Open Learning course, 'Aboriginal Studies: Aboriginal Australia', produced by the University of South Australia, where the three editors work.' (Introduction)

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