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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Creative Nation : Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader
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Introduction : Creative Nation : Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader, Amit Sarwal , Reema Sarwal , single work criticism (p. xxvi-xlix)
Film and National Mythology : The Anzac Legend in Australian Films, Daniel Reynaud , single work criticism (p. 111-120)
Larrikin Ockers and Decent Blokes : The National Type in Australian Film Comedy, Felicity Collins , single work criticism (p. 154-165)
A Strange Time Machine : The Tracker, Black and White and Rabbit-Proof Fence, Jane Lydon , single work criticism (p. 166-179)
Perception, Convention, Expectation and Transformation : Representations of Aborigines in Australian Texts, Vijay C. Mishra , single work criticism (p. 253-277)
Aussie Battler in Crisis? : Shifting Cultural Constructions of White Australian Masculinity and National Identity, Katherine Bode , single work criticism (p. 337-357)
'Looking in All the Wrong Places'; Or, Harlequin False Testimony and the Bulletin Magazine's Mythical Construction of National Identity, Theatrical Enterprise and the Social World of Little Australia, circa 1880-1920, Clay Djubal , single work criticism

Published between 1880 and 2008, the Bulletin's crowning years are considered to have been the 1890s, a period also generally regarded as Australia's literary renaissance. During this decade the magazine encouraged a new generation of writers, illustrators, critics and journalists to voice their protest at the dominant literary forms and social attitudes while at the same time promoting strident nationalist sentiments.

The considerable literary reputations established by the Bulletin writers has resulted in the magazine becoming arguably the most commonly cited magazine in the literature pertaining to Australian drama, sociology, politics, journalism and literature between 1880 and the 1920s. However, recent research into pre-1930s Australian popular culture entertainment is beginning to cast much doubt on the methodological approaches taken by historians and social/urban biographers, particularly their reliance on literature as a means of gauging or explaining socio-cultural attitudes.

In this paper Clay Djubal uses the Bulletin as a sample case in order to demonstrate the flaws in a methodology which all too often fails to question the veracity and appropriateness of particular sources in relation to the wider Australian community. The paper further questions the belief that literature and other high art forms of creative expression accurately reflect on or speak for the broader popular culture demographic.

(p. 405-422)
Songs of Australian Indigenous Women, Liz Reed , single work criticism
Examines contemporary songs by Australian indigenous women and songs about them by Australian indigenous men. An outline of the evolution of Aboriginal rock music situates the discussion within an historical context in which music has been expressive of Aboriginal peoples' political struggles. Using the lyrics of Aboriginal rock music as texts, the author identifies some broad categories of men's and women's songs and considers gender's relevance to race and racism and Aboriginal women's survival of colonialism.
(p. 468-488)
Note: With title: 'A Voice in Modern Australia' : Songs of Australian Indigenous Women

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