Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader
Amit Sarwal, Reema Sarwal
SSS Publications, 2009 - Aboriginal Australians in art - 600 pages
The chapters presented in this Reader, drawing on recent works, explore and analyse dynamic subject matter such as family, moral values, cultural hybridity, Asian-Australian dialogues, gender and racial stereotypes, the representations of Australianness, Indigenous Australia, imagery and motifs, the variety of Australian national symbols, mythology, traditions, representation or development of outback or suburban and metropolitan spaces in Australian cinema and culture. For a better understanding of the breadth and depth of Australia and its culture, the papers selected in this book also examine the exhibition of the Australian artist's aesthetic experimentation in the various faces of the Australian film industry, and the development and evolution of Australian film theory as part of the institutions of film studies and scholarly practices, using historical, archaeological and textual approaches for a wide variety of primary sources to discuss the trends of cinema and cultural consumption in Australia. In the area of purview, here, are not just commercial Australian films but also developments in new media, shorts, digital, art and documentary cinema in the broad context of globalization and international co-production.
Aboriginal academics Amit Sarwal Arnhem Land Asia Asian Asian-Australian Australia and India Australian cinema Australian Cultural Studies Australian film industry Australian Literature Australian Studies Baden Offord Ben Goldsmith Centre Chips Rafferty Chris Healy Chris cinema and culture Clay Djubal Clay co-edited colonial comedy Constantine V Constantine creative critical critique Crocodile Dundee Curtin University David Gulpilil Djubal Clay Djubal feature films Film and Television film-making film’s Frow John Frow genres global globalisation Goldsmith Ben Goldsmith Hanging Rock Healy Chris Healy hip hop human Indigenous Australian indigenous cultures international journals Jedda John Frow John John Ramsland John Jon Stratton Jon Kid Stakes Media Monash University Movie Murdoch University Noel King Popular Culture popular music postcolonial published widely Queensland Rabbit-Proof Fence Ramsland John Ramsland Reader Reema Sarwal Rolf de Heer Sean McMullen Senior Lecturer Singapore Smiley social Stratton Jon Stratton Sydney Television Studies theatres traditions University of Technology writing