The Virtual Republic: Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s

The Virtual Republic: Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s

by McKenzie Wark
     
 

McKenzie Wark, one of Australia's most exciting cultural commentators, takes a fresh look at recent debates about gender, race, culture and the media and suggests that our sense of national identity no longer resides in our past but is continually being reinvented. Media attention has thrust into the limelight a host of cultural issues, ranging from political…  See more details below

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McKenzie Wark, one of Australia's most exciting cultural commentators, takes a fresh look at recent debates about gender, race, culture and the media and suggests that our sense of national identity no longer resides in our past but is continually being reinvented. Media attention has thrust into the limelight a host of cultural issues, ranging from political correctness to multiculturalism, postmodernism, as well as Australian writers, such as David Williamson, Helen Garner, Helen Demidenko/Darville, Les Murray and Manning Clark. In this wide ranging survey of Australian cultural life in the 90s, Wark asks if these various fronts of the 'culture wars', in literature, higher education and the media, might be connected to each other, and connected also to a wider question of what it means to talk about a possible Australian republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781864485202
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

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