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Performing the 1950s New Australian

de Bruyn, Dirk 2013, Performing the 1950s New Australian, Scan : journal of media culture, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-11.

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Title Performing the 1950s New Australian
Author(s) de Bruyn, Dirk
Journal name Scan : journal of media culture
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Macquarie University, Media Department
Place of publication Sydney, N. S. W
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 1449-1818
Keyword(s) migration
assimilation
New Australian
found footage
Summary As a tentative beginning to locating a particularly local Australian brand of a post-colonial materialist (formalist) cinema this paper contextualises the recycling and re-samplings of mainstream industrial cinema that I have recently undertaken. I aim to place this practice within emerging discourses of hybridity, crossing-borders and a Global Cinema. This research speaks to my earliest experiences of migration into Australia, of becoming Australian, unfolding in my 50s childhood and enunciates the pressures my parents’ migration placed on them. The focus of this work articulates the somewhat emptied and gutted voice of the New Australian, a 50s term for the assimilated migrant (CAB 1948) of which the Dutch were considered exemplar performers, good white New Australians, who neatly left their Dutch identity at the door but who never-the-less witnessed the ambiguities of the ideologies they implicitly embraced.
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Language eng
Field of Research 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
190203 Electronic Media Art
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052385

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention
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