South of the West: Postcolonialism and the Narrative Construction of Australia

South of the West: Postcolonialism and the Narrative Construction of Australia

South of the West: Postcolonialism and the Narrative Construction of Australia

South of the West: Postcolonialism and the Narrative Construction of Australia

Synopsis

"... some of the finest of Ross Gibson's essays across ten years of thinking about Australia... " -- Media Information Australia

In this study of Western aesthetics and the politics of everyday life, Ross Gibson offers provocative analyses of Australia's films and examines an array of objects and attitudes encountered in his southern locale. His twelve chapters interweave to form an essay on the realignment of space, time, and meaning in contemporary Western societies. Gibson demonstrates how these different systems of representation construct "Australia."

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