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Diasporas of Australian Cinema

"Diasporas of Australian Cinema" is the first volume of essays to focus on diasporic hybridity and cultural diversity in Australian film-making over the past century. Topics covered in this title include, post-war documentaries and migration, Asian-Australian subjectivity, cross-cultural romance, 'wogsploitation' comedy, and post-ethnic cinema. This collection also provides a comprehensive filmography making it a useful reference text for scholars of Australian film and cultural studies. The book is a vital contribution to the burgeoning international body of critical work on diasporic cinemas.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: 'Introduction: Rethinking Diasporas- Australian Cinema, History and Society' - Page 15 - Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska and Anthony Lambert Chapter 2: 'Tinkering at the Borders: Lucky Miles and the Diasporic (no) Road Movie' - Page 29 - Catherine Simpson Chapter 3: 'Ethics and Risk in Asian - Australian Cinema: The Last Chip' - Page 41 - Audrey Yue Chapter 4: 'I'm Falling in Your Love': Cross-cultural Romance and the Refugee Film' - Page 51 - Sonia Magdelena Tascon Chapter 5: 'White Aborigines: Women, Space, Mimicry and Mobility' - Page 61 - Anthony Lambert Chapter 6: 'Wogboy Comedies and the Australian National Type' - Page 73 - Felicity Collins Chapter 7: 'Excess in Oz: The Crazy Russian and the Quiet Australian' - Page 83 - Greg Dolgopolov Chapter 8: 'Anzac's 'Others': Cruel Huns' and 'Noble Turks' - Page 93 - Antje Gnida and Catherine Simpson Chapter 9: 'Now You Blokes Own the Place': Representations of Japanese Culture in Recent Australian Cinema' - Page 103 - Rebecca Coyle Chapter 10: 'Other Shorelines, or the Greek - Australian Cinema' - Page 115 - John Conomos Chapter 11: 'A European Heart': Exile, Isolation and Interiority in the Life and Films of Paul Cox' - Page 127 - Marek Haltof Chapter 12: 'Sophia Turkiewicz: Australianizing Poles, or 'Bloody Nuts and Bolts' in Silver City' - Page 137 - Renata Murawska Chapter 13: 'Lebanese Muslims Speak Back: Two Films by Tom Zubrycki' - Page 147 - Susie Khamis Chapter 14: 'Sejong Park's Birthday Boy and Korean - Australian Encounters' - Page 159 - Ben Goldsmith and Brian Yecies Diasporic Filmography - Page 169 - Garry Gillard and Anthony Lambert

About the Author

Catherine Simpson and Renata Murawska are Lectures in film and media in the Media Department at Macquarie University in Sydney. Anthony Lambert lectures in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, where he is the convenor of postgraduate studies.

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