Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Waves of Fosters, Crocodiles and Ockers : Representation of Australia and Australians in American Popular Culture
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'This article presents a broad overview of the Australian presence in American popular culture since 1995, focusing on a variety of cultural productions, including television, film, restaurants, beer advertisements, clothing and music. I argue that Australia and Australians are depicted in American popular culture in an exaggerated, exoticized manner. The representations of Australia and Australians in American popular culture usually consist of exaggerated stereotypes that are constructed in order to serve commercial interests, and this the representations serve to perpetuate stereotypes, such as the Ocker image that is so dominant in American popular culture, rather than to increase knowledge of Australia and Australians within the United States.' (Author's abstract p. 247)

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247-254 Waves of Fosters, Crocodiles and Ockers : Representation of Australia and Australians in American Popular CultureAustLit The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Subjects:
  • The Thorn Birds Carmen Culver 1983 single work film/TV
  • Mad Max James McCausland George Miller 1979 single work film/TV
  • Crocodile Dundee Paul Hogan Ken Shadie John Cornell 1985 single work film/TV
  • Summer Heights High Chris Lilley 2007 single work film/TV
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence Christine Olsen 2002 single work film/TV
  • Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh 2003 single work film/TV
  • Australia Baz Luhrmann Stuart Beattie Ronald Harwood Richard Flanagan 2008 single work film/TV
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