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Film, representation and the exclusion of Aboriginal identity: examples from Australian cinema

conference contribution
posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Suneeti Rekhari
Throughout the latter half of the past century cinema has played a significant role in the shaping of the core narratives of Australia. Films express and implicitly shape national images and symbolic representations of cultural fictions in which ideas about Indigenous identity have been embedded. In this paper, exclusionary practices in Australian narratives are analysed through examples of films representing Aboriginal identity. Through these filmic narratives the articulation, interrogation, and contestation of views about filmic representations of Aboriginal identity in Australia is illuminated. The various themes in the filmic narratives are examined in order to compare and contrast the ways in which the films display the operation of narrative closure and dualisms within the film texts.

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Event

TASA / SAANZ Joint Conference (2007 : Auckland, NZ)

Pagination

1 - 7

Publisher

Department of Sociology, University of Auckland

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Place of publication

Auckland, NZ

Start date

2007-12-03

End date

2007-12-07

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

B Curtis, S Matthewman, T McIntosh

Title of proceedings

TASA / SAANZ 2007 : Public sociologies: lessons and trans-Tasman comparisons : Proceedings of the TASA / SAANZ 2007 joint conference

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