Contents September - October 2001
Editor: Elizabeth McMahon
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In Public Intellectuals,
Book Culture and Civil Society David
Carter considers the recent preoccupation with the figure of the public
intellectual in Australia and the rise of the 'middle-brow' readership;
and in Contagious Feelings:
Pauline Hanson and the Epidemiology of Affect Anna Gibbs examines
contagious distress operating in the career of Pauline Hanson.
Heritage and Diversity: in her
recent address to the History Council of New South Wales, Ien Ang offers
an analytical model for the analysis of Australian heritage based on the
intertwining of diverse and divergent histories.
Dennis Altman's Sex and
Political Economy identifies interconnections
in the economies of sex, sexuality and globalised modernity.
The introduction to Lisanne Gibson's
The Uses of Art: Constructing Australian Identities maps
the historical relationship between art, populations and government
Guy Davidson's essay,
Liberation, Commodity Culture and Community
in "the Golden Age of Promiscuity", examines the literal
choreography of gay identity in the bars and discos of 1970s America,
and Monique Rooney's Grave
endings: the representation of passing deploys Kimberley Pearce's
film Boy's Don't Cry to frame a more general consideration of
gender/race passing narratives in American literature and film.
Reviews and Responses
Sara Knox reviews Joy
Damousi's study of Australian women, war and grief: Living with the
and Tim Rowse reviews
Lisanne Gibson's The Uses of Art: Constructing Australian Identities.
has the latest from: the Chinese
Australian Heritage Website, Jacket,
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