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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Double-Crossing One Nation : Contemporary Asian-Australian Narratives
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This chapter 'addresses more recent immigration experiences, namely the late-twentieth-century wave of immigration - not from Europe, but from East and South-East Asia - that has fundamentally inflected the character of contemporary Australian society. The work of Brian Castro (Birds of Passage, 1983), Yasmin Gooneratne (A Change of Skies, 1991) and Hsu-Ming Teo (Love and Vertigo, 2000) reveals other trajectories in which the figure of crossing supplements that of the absent origin to destabilize excessively closed notions of national identity.' (From author's introduction, 14)

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    y separately published work icon Who's Australia? - Whose Australia? : Contemporary Politics, Society and Culture in Australia Russell West-Pavlov (editor), Trier : WVT : Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier , 2005 Z1889999 2005 anthology criticism 'This volume of essays links the questions Who's Australia? and Whose Australia? in interrogating issues of politics, society and culture in contemporary Australia. The essays ask pressing questions about the connections between the construction of identities and the distribution of resources, whether political, social or cultural in one postcolonial settler nation at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The contributions cover areas of enquiry as diverse as international law, immigration, indigenous issues, globalisation, religion, gender politics, fiction, and black-white reconciliation. The essays arose out of an extended lecture series organized by the Australia Centre Berlin and the Free University of Berlin in 2003-2004 and offer a fascinating cross-section of current research undertaken by academics at major Australian and European universities.' Source: (Sighted 25/09/2012). Trier : WVT : Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier , 2005
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    y separately published work icon Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture Russell West-Pavlov , Heidelberg : Winter Verlag , 2011 Z1819744 2011 selected work criticism 'How can contemporary Australian literature and culture be ‘imagined’ from abroad? What particular refractions may emerge out of an expatriate reflection upon Antipodean literature and culture? This collection of essays summarizes fifteen years’ work done from an explicitly European perspective. The unashamedly outside perspective these essays present envisages a largely ‘imaginary Antipodes’ whose character is regarded from four distinct angles: indigenous literary production, white settler identities, migrant destinies, and the global construction of Australian literature, thereby gesturing towards the transnational perspective that furnishes the framing rationale for the collection itself. The thirteen essays range over a broad selection of literary and filmic texts, from classics such as Patrick White and Crocodile Dundee, via Castro, Davison, Fremd, Gooneratne, Grenville, Hall, Hospital, Lawrence, McGahan, Malouf, Martin, Morgan, Scott, Teo, or Yasbincek, through to wider issues such as indigenous poetry, the post-Mabo ‘history wars’ of the 1990s, and the global translation of Australian literature' (Publisher blurb). Heidelberg : Winter Verlag , 2011 pg. 159-170
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