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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 'This is a Man's Country' : Masculinity and Australian National Identity in Crocodile Dundee
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This chapter '...interprets the Classic Crocodile Dundee (1986) as an example of the manner in which a version of Australianness was propagated around the world. The contours of the global market rather than domestic versions of Australian identity were from the outset the defining criteria for the selection of the traits from which a henceforth hegemonic portrayal of Australianness were constructed.' (From author's introduction, 14)

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    y separately published work icon Subverting Masculinity : Hegemonic and Alternative Versions of Masculinity in Contemporary Culture Russell West-Pavlov (editor), 'A Layman' (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2000 Z1889453 2000 anthology criticism 'Contemporary Western societies are currently witness to a "crisis of masculinity" but also to an intriguing diversification of images of masculinity. Once relatively stable regimes of masculine gender representation appear to have been replaced by a wider spectrum of varieties of masculine "lifestyles" taken up by the media and the market, to produce new and immensely flexible forms consumerised gender hegemony. The essays in Subverting Masculinity concentrate on contemporary film, literature and diverse forms of popular culture. The essays show that the subversion of traditional images of masculinity is both a source of gender contestation, but may equally be susceptible to assimilation by new hegemonic configurations of masculinity. Subverting Masculinity maps out the ongoing relevance of gender politics in contemporary culture, but also raises the question of increasingly unclear distinctions between hegemonic and subversive versions of masculinity in contemporary cultural production. Subverting Masculinity will be of interest to students and teachers of gender, cultural, film and literary studies' (Publisher blurb). Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2000 pg. 44-66
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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. 173-192
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