Paperback. This timely and intelligent discussion focuses on the elusive nature of Australian nationalism as it is defined by visual images drawn from a vast variety of sources - some surprising and .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 230 pages. 0.717. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This timely and intelligent discussion focuses on the elusive nature of Australian nationalism as it is defined by visual images drawn from a vast variety of sources - some surprising and others regularly encountered in our daily lives. From high art to popular kitsch, the more than 100 plates support the author's feisty arguments which range from domestic issues related to the great Australian dream of suburban home ownership to the plight of those who have experienced difficulties in making a home here. As Allen declares, 'The nationalist discourse is a multifarious and contradictory matter', with many pitfalls, ambiguous stereotypes and questionable myth-ologies. This densely detailed text is essential reading for all who wish to better understand Australia's complex contemporary culture.
Title: Homesickness: Nationalism in Australian ...
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: New
Book Description Macmillan Art Publishing 01/10/2007, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Large light crease top right corner of front cover. Minor shelf wear. Otherwise very good condition. Book. Seller Inventory # 113658-1
Book Description Macmillan Art Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # mon0001346524
Book Description Macmillan Art Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # mon0001205462
Book Description Macmillan, Melbourne 2008, 2008. 24.5 x 17.0cms, 232pp, colour illusts, very good+ paperback & cover This book explores the ways that art history has unwittingly supported Australian myths and stereotypes: the outback type, the egalitarian, the suburbanite. It also outlines art's subversion of the ardent nationalist and the friendly Aussie. Seller Inventory # 136508