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A challenging and thought-provoking work that offers a new way of understanding how the sacred haunts the modern through the effect of the uncanny. Gelder and Jacobs show how Aboriginal claims for sacredness radiate out to affect the fortunes and misfortunes of the modern nation.
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Ken Gelder teaches English and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. His previous books include Atomic Fiction- The Novels of David Ireland (1993) and Reading the Vampire (1994). Jane M. Jacobs teaches Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Edge of Empire- Postcolonialism and the City (1996).Review:
'A terrific book . . . a very original and stimulating depiction of the way Australians are coming to terms with the indigenous challenge.' -- Dr Tim Rowse, University of Sydney
'An excellent contribution to current discussions of the place of Aboriginality in the life of the Australian nation . . . I find its central arguments innovative, thoughtful and fundamentally right.' -- Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, South Asian Languages and Civilisations, University of Chicago
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Book Description Melbourne University Publishin, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110522848168
Book Description Melbourne University Publishing, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0522848168