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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Literature and Politics - The Repressive Hypothesis
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'This chapter will have two interconnected themes. The first will deal with the theoretical problem of 'expression', as part of a literary aesthetic. The main question here will be posed in terms of Aboriginal literature. How can we determine to what extent it is the expression of political activity as has so often been claimed? What can we learn from the case of Aboriginal literature which may in some way contribute to ongoing literature/politics debates?

The second theme will examine on particular genre, autobiography, and two specific books. Out of what historical and social context did My Place and Wandering Girl emerge? What sort of political valency can be attached to them in their conditions of production and consumption?' (119)

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    y separately published work icon Textual Spaces : Aboriginality and Cultural Studies Stephen Muecke , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 1992 Z1865376 1992 selected work criticism 'Examination of Aboriginal culture, including texts and iconography, attitudes to land and space, law, art and music, and the implications of the current state of Aboriginal culture.' (Source: Google books) Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 1992 pg. 119-138
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