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Imagined Australia

Renata Summo-O"Connell

Imagined Australia

reflections around the reciprocal construction of identity between Australia and Europe

by Renata Summo-O"Connell

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Published by Peter Lang in Bern, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesReflections around the reciprocal construction of identity between Australia and Europe
StatementRenata Summo-O"Connell (ed.).
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDU113.5.E85 I43 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 401 p. :
Number of Pages401
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24573813M
ISBN 109783034300087
LC Control Number2009025155

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The essays instigate reflection, discovery and discussion of how reciprocal imagining between Australia and Europe has articulated itself and. Australia is haunted land – it is haunted by colonialism, by climate change, by refugee crises, and by crises of collective will.

The pieces in this issue offer sites of resistance, with a particular sense of irreverence for the proprieties of conservative culture – a desire that may reflect a national subconscious – to undermine, to laugh, and to play with seriousness.

An open access journal that puts theory itself onstage. As an extension of the book Imagined Theatres: writing for a theoretical stage, this site collects hypothetical performances written by an ever-growing array of theorists and artists of the contemporary dramatic fragments, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary events to explore what might be possible and impossible.

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His latest book, “Australia Re-imagined: Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society”, is no exception. It extends his study of who we are and who we may become, challenging the better angels within us to build a more tolerant, compassionate and just society.

For example in Chapter 9 Mackay seems to relate declining education standards in Australia to the unequal funding of private and public schools and the quality of teachers. But surely the issue is more complex.

There is certainly enough material in this book to stir the imagination but some way to go before Australia is 're-imagined'. Book reviews: Australia Reimagined, Ponti, Looking into the Abyss.

Nicole Abadee. An inspiring, invigorating and optimistic book – possibly his best to date. Ponti Sharlene Teo, : Nicole Abadee. Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and bestselling author. Australia Reimagined is his nineteenth book. His research career has spanned six decades, including 25 years as research director of The Mackay Report, publishing quarterly reports on all aspects of Australian life.

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian historical fiction novel by Joan init is about a group of female students at an Australian girls' boarding school who vanish at Hanging Rock while on a Valentine's Day picnic, and the effects the disappearances have on the school and local community.

The novel was first published in in Australia by Cheshire Publishing and was Author: Joan Lindsay. A ground-breaking study of nineteenth-century British colonial poetry. Imagined Homelands chronicles the emerging cultures of nineteenth-century British settler colonialism, focusing on poetry as a genre especially equipped to reflect colonial Rudy argues that the poetry of Victorian-era Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada—often disparaged as derivative and.

Australia is a big country. It suddenly feels claustrophobic. When I started writing Sweetness and Light, I imagined the sort of book you might pick up from the bookshop to read on an Author: Liam Pieper. Imagined Landscapes teams geocritical analysis with digital visualization techniques to map and interrogate films, novels, and plays in which space and place figure prominently.

a database-driven interactive digital map that can be used to identify patterns of representation in Australia’s cultural landscape, the book presents an.

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White Australians once confidentlyandmdash;if regretfullyandmdash;believed that the Aboriginal people were doomed to extinction. Even in the s, Australian children were still being taught that the Australian Aboriginals were a dying race who would eventually disappear from the face of the earth.

In Imagined Destinies, Russell McGregor explores the origins and the gradual demise of the. Get this from a library! Imagined Australia: reflections around the reciprocal construction of identity between Australia and Europe. [Renata Summo-O'Connell;] -- "From Terra Nullius to Land of Opportunities and Last Frontier, the European dream has constructed and deconstructed Australia to feed its imagination of new societies.

At the same time Australia has.Australia Imagined is a collection of writing, and some cartoons, from the nineteenth-century British periodical press.

The pieces range from articles and book reviews to short stories and poetry, and practical advice to intending emigrants.About this Item: Cengage Learning Australia.

Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.