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Australian Popular Culture : Australian Cultural Studies - Ian Craven

Australian Popular Culture

Australian Cultural Studies

By: Ian Craven (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 24th October 1994
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Australia's leisure culture is legendary, and as millions of British viewers of Neighbours, fans of Yothu Yindi or drinkers of Castlemaine XXXX would attest, Australian popular culture is popular outside of Australia. Australian Popular Culture is an exciting collection of essays bringing together new perspectives on the nature and meaning of a nation's changing life. The collection also explores the idea of popular culture at large. Leading authors represent a range of approaches, backgrounds and fields to explore subjects of wide interest within the categories of 'the everyday', 'the mass media' and 'critical theory'. Chapters are devoted to the Aussie Back Yard; Vegemite; postage stamps; Australian Rules football; the introduction of television; Crocodile Dundee; The Lindy Chamberlain Affair; Spycatcher; Domesticity, leisure and love and Postmodernism and Australian Culture.

Introduction
Popular Culture as the Everyday
A brief cultural history of vegemite
The Australian back yard
Stamp duty
Australian football as secular religion
Popular Culture and the 'Mass' Media
Controlling the technology of popular culture and the introduction of television to Australia
'Crocodile Dundee': the revival of American virtue
The Boys from the Bush: television coproduction in the 1990s
Patterns of control in Australian crime fiction
National fictions and the 'Spycatcher' trial
Naturalising 'horror stories': Australian crime news as popular culture Christine
Popular Culture and Critical Theory
How to be a singer though married: domesticity, leisure and modern love
The Wild Colonial Boy rides again and again: an Australian legend abroad
Shaping the Plain Australian: Social analysis in the 1940s and 1950s
'On the Beach': Apocalyptic hedonism and the origins of postmodernism
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ISBN: 9780521466677
ISBN-10: 0521466679
Series: Australian Cultural Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 24th October 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.35