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Alter/Asians : Asian-Australian identities in art, media, and popular culture /

by Ang, Ien; Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney : Pluto Press, 2000Description: xxx, 323 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 186403176X; 9781864031768.Other title: Asian-Australian identities in art, media and popular culture.Subject(s): Asian Australians | Popular culture - Australia | Popular culture -- Australia -- 20th century | Asians -- Australia | Race relations - Australia | Asians -- Australia -- Social life and customs | Asians in mass media | Ethnic mass media -- Australia | Mass media and minorities -- Australia | Performing arts -- Australia | Multiculturalism -- Australia | National characteristics, Australian | Asians in mass media | Asians -- Social life and customs | Ethnic mass media | Mass media and minorities | Multiculturalism | National characteristics, Australian | Performing arts | Popular culture | Race relations | Asiater -- vardagsliv och traditioner -- Australien | Asiater i massmedia | Minoriteter och massmedia -- Australien | Kulturell mångfald -- Australien | Rasrelationer -- Australien | Nationalkaraktär -- Australien | Race relations -- Australia | Asian Australians | Popular culture -- Australia | Australia -- Race relations | Australia | Asian Australians | Cultural identity | Multiculturalism | Attitudes | Arts | Popular culture | Mass media
Contents:
Part 1: Alter/Asian Australian identities. 1. Futures imperfect / Suvendrini Perera -- 2. Violent visions and speechless days: corporeality and the politics of image / Julie Matthews -- 3. The differences language makes: the discourses on language of inter-ethnic Asian/Australian families / Allan Luke and Carmen Luke -- 4. Home away from home: the Indo-Fijian community in Sydney / Devleena Ghosh. Part 2. Literature/art performance. 5. Birds of passage? The new generation of Chinese-Australian writers / Wenche Ommundsen -- 6. Settlers and sojourners: multicultuiral subjectivity of Chinese-Australian artists / Yiyan Wang -- 7. Rough trade: curating cultural exchange in Australia / Melissa Chiu -- 8. The dim sum vs the meat pie: on the rhetoric of becoming an in-between Asian-Australian artist / Dean Chan -- 9. Beyond happy hybridity: performing Asian-Australian identities / Jacqueline Lo -- 10. Anti-Asian rhetoric in performance / Rachel Fensham. Part 3. Popular culture and media. 11. Kylie meets Misato: bridging the gap between Australian and Japanese popular culture / Tony Mitchell -- 12. Fantasia: transnational flows and Asian popular culture in Australia / Mandy Thomas -- 13. Australian fandom of Japanese 'Anime' (animation) / Craig Norris -- 14. SBS: choice, value and Chineseness / Gay Hawkins -- 15. Framing Suharto: media interpretations of the Australian national interest / Andrew Jakubowicz & Rod Palmer -- 16. Australia in Asia: negotiating Pauline Hanson in the Southeast-Asian press / Denise Woods.
Summary: The presence of Asians within Australia continues to be represented in the media as a problem for social cohesion, and a source of panic. This book explores this controversial topic in contemporary Australian society and culture. For the first time in the post-Hanson era, it looks at how Australia and Asia are already intertwined.
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"This book arises out of a conference hosted by the Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies (RCIS) at Customs House in Sydney in early 1999 ..."--Page xi.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-313) and index.

Part 1: Alter/Asian Australian identities. 1. Futures imperfect / Suvendrini Perera -- 2. Violent visions and speechless days: corporeality and the politics of image / Julie Matthews -- 3. The differences language makes: the discourses on language of inter-ethnic Asian/Australian families / Allan Luke and Carmen Luke -- 4. Home away from home: the Indo-Fijian community in Sydney / Devleena Ghosh. Part 2. Literature/art performance. 5. Birds of passage? The new generation of Chinese-Australian writers / Wenche Ommundsen -- 6. Settlers and sojourners: multicultuiral subjectivity of Chinese-Australian artists / Yiyan Wang -- 7. Rough trade: curating cultural exchange in Australia / Melissa Chiu -- 8. The dim sum vs the meat pie: on the rhetoric of becoming an in-between Asian-Australian artist / Dean Chan -- 9. Beyond happy hybridity: performing Asian-Australian identities / Jacqueline Lo -- 10. Anti-Asian rhetoric in performance / Rachel Fensham. Part 3. Popular culture and media. 11. Kylie meets Misato: bridging the gap between Australian and Japanese popular culture / Tony Mitchell -- 12. Fantasia: transnational flows and Asian popular culture in Australia / Mandy Thomas -- 13. Australian fandom of Japanese 'Anime' (animation) / Craig Norris -- 14. SBS: choice, value and Chineseness / Gay Hawkins -- 15. Framing Suharto: media interpretations of the Australian national interest / Andrew Jakubowicz & Rod Palmer -- 16. Australia in Asia: negotiating Pauline Hanson in the Southeast-Asian press / Denise Woods.

The presence of Asians within Australia continues to be represented in the media as a problem for social cohesion, and a source of panic. This book explores this controversial topic in contemporary Australian society and culture. For the first time in the post-Hanson era, it looks at how Australia and Asia are already intertwined.

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