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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Elites and Battlers in Australian Rules and Walking on Water
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In this chapter Davis and Collins examine how the national 'imaginary' is shaped by new conditions involving the politics of identity 'informed by the tension between the claims of history and social mobility in the new economy.' The authors imply that the 'contemporary experiences of dislocated identities' underpinned by particular cultural notions regarding 'nation, class, race, ethnicity or gender' also involve the politics of memory based on a 'whitewashed version of British heritage.' Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004).

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    y separately published work icon Australian Cinema after Mabo Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004 Z1207285 2004 single work criticism (taught in 1 units) This book is a study of Australian national cinema in the 1990s. Felicity Collins and Therese Davis explore the role of Australian cinema in reviewing and reproducing the colonial past in relation to the 1992 Mabo decision which overturned the national founding myth of terra nullius and 'changed the meaning of landscape and identity in Australian films'. Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004 pg. 41-58
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