Australian Popular Culture by Ian CravenAustralian Popular Culture by Ian Craven

Australian Popular Culture

EditorIan Craven

Paperback | April 29, 1994

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This book is an exciting collection of essays bringing together new perspectives on the nature and meaning of Australia's changing life. Authors represent a range of approaches, backgrounds and fields to explore subjects of wide interest. Chapters are devoted to: Vegemite; postage stamps; Australian Rules Football; the introduction of television; Crocodile Dundee; the Chamberlain Affair; Spycatcher and Postmodernism and Australian Culture.
Title:Australian Popular CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:April 29, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521466679

ISBN - 13:9780521466677


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Popular Culture as the Everyday: 1. A brief cultural history of vegemite Robert White; 2. The Australian back yard George Seddon; 3. Stamp duty Xavier Pons; 4. Australian football as secular religion Stephen Alomes; Part II. Popular Culture and the 'Mass' Media: 5. Controlling the technology of popular culture and the introduction of television to Australia James Walter; 6. 'Crocodile Dundee': the revival of American virtue Ruth Brown; 7. The Boys from the Bush: television coproduction in the 1990s Ian Craven; 8. Patterns of control in Australian crime fiction Stephen Knight; 9. National fictions and the 'Spycatcher' trial Kevin Foster; 10. Naturalising 'horror stories': Australian crime news as popular culture Christine Higgins; Part III. Popular Culture and Critical Theory: 11. How to be a singer though married: domesticity, leisure and modern love Kay Ferres; 12. The Wild Colonial Boy rides again and again: an Australian legend abroad Grahame Seal; 13. Shaping the Plain Australian: Social analysis in the 1940s and 1950s Nicholas Brown; 14. 'On the Beach': Apocalyptic hedonism and the origins of postmodernism Andrew Milner.