Australian Popular Culture

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Ian Craven, Martin Gray, Geraldine Stoneham
Cambridge University Press, Apr 29, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
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This book is an exciting collection of essays bringing together new perspectives on the nature and meaning of Australia's changing life. Authors represent a range of approaches, backgrounds and fields to explore subjects of wide interest. Chapters are devoted to: Vegemite; postage stamps; Australian Rules Football; the introduction of television; Crocodile Dundee; the Chamberlain Affair; Spycatcher and Postmodernism and Australian Culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
POPULAR CULTURE AS THE EVERYDAY
15
The Australian Back Yard
22
Stamp Duty
36
Australian Football as a Secular Religion
46
POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MASS MEDIA
66
Crocodile Dundee and the Revival of American Virtue
79
Television Coproduction in the 1990s
87
National Fictions and The Spycatcher Trial
123
Australian Crime News as Popular Culture
135
POPULAR CULTURE AND CRITICAL THEORY
149
An Australian Legend Abroad
161
Social Analysis in the 1940s and 1950s
173
Apocalyptic Hedonism and the Origins of Postmodernism
190
Bibliography
205
Notes on Contributors
227

Patterns of Control in Australian Crime Fiction
109

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