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'It's a hungry home': postcolonial displacements, popular music and the sacred

McCredden, Lyn 2007, 'It's a hungry home': postcolonial displacements, popular music and the sacred, Journal of postcolonial writing, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 216-231, doi: 10.1080/17449850701430648.

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Title 'It's a hungry home': postcolonial displacements, popular music and the sacred
Author(s) McCredden, Lyn
Journal name Journal of postcolonial writing
Volume number 43
Issue number 2
Start page 216
End page 231
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-08
ISSN 1744-9855
Keyword(s) sacred
popular music
Summary This essay, through a theorized analysis of Australian popular song lyrics, investigates a range of understandings of “home”, including the exclusions and sacred connotations that inform the term. Against accusations of mere sentimentality or nostalgia regarding a desire for “home” as familiar and comforting and in response to Levinas's related arguments that a desire for home is at the root of splitting “humanity into natives and strangers”, it argues that it is necessary for postcolonial Australia to embrace “homelessness” at the heart of any understanding of “home”.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17449850701430648
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
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