Australia's Ambivalence Towards Asia : Politics, Neo/Post-Colonialism, and Fact/Fiction (Revised)

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Australia's Ambivalence Towards Asia : Politics, Neo/Post-Colonialism, and Fact/Fiction (Revised)

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781876924096
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This confrontational work analyzes the difficulties that Australia has in establishing a meaningful relationship with Asia. It considers contemporary and historical examples from Australian culture, literature, politics, media and society, contrasting Asian traditions and the experience of non-Anglo migrants in Australia.

Table of Contents

The need to have inferiors and enemies
by Ashis Nandy 1 (6)
Preface 7 (8)
Post-colonial explorations 8 (3)
Significant other Australian voices 11 (4)
Acknowledgements 15 (4)
Of words and life 19 (12)
What is at issue 19 (1)
Some formative elements of white Australia 20 (6)
Of literature, linguistics, postcolonialism 26 (5)
and post-colonialism
A negative superiority: Self perception of 31 (1)
Chapter 1 The superiority-of-being-us: The 31 (54)
ideology in the Anglo-ethnic gaze
The Western gaze, agency and post-colonialism 37 (4)
Anglo-ethnic Australian politics, liberal 41 (7)
democracy, race relations, and education
The modern state: Liberal democracy, a 48 (2)
partisan public culture, and the naked citizen
The privileged classes and non-privileged 50 (3)
The Anglo cure of Australian 53 (6)
multiculturalism, and the culturally
reproductive role of schooling
Race relations, restitution, the environment, 59 (8)
glass-ceilings and radio hate
Wanted: a treaty between equals 67 (2)
Australia's imperial and colonial amnesia, 69 (4)
its militarist tradition, and impending
Calling Asia home--or indulging in geographic 73 (4)
Marketing Australia in Asia: Students from 77 (4)
Sporting scandals: Cricket, Olympics 81 (2)
Australian entrepreneurs abroad 83 (2)
Chapter 2 Representation and benchmarks: Naming 85 (44)
and terminology
Mis/representation, and concerned Asian and 86 (4)
Western voices
Naming and appropriating 'Asia' 90 (11)
Naming 'the West' and globalisation Western 101(3)
'enlightenment' in Asia
Western and non-Western perpectives on the 104(6)
agenda for change in Asia
How the West is One? 110(13)
Terminology and forms of political culture in 123(6)
Asian societies
Chapter 3 Reaction and resistance: Reforming 129(44)
Centring one brand of morality, then claiming 129(2)
it is everybody's
Civil society and NGOs 131(9)
New urban elites and new social contracts 140(6)
The politics of group representation in Asia 146(7)
Inclusions/exclusions, and re-framing the 153(1)
Asian values/human rights debates
Inclusiveness in Asian thought: Not always 154(5)
Asian and American values survey 159(6)
Exclusions in Australian liberalism: Not 165(5)
always noticed
Alternative approaches in human rights 170(3)
Chapter 4 Theoretical and cultural frames 173(26)
Cultural orientations: The more concrete and 113(71)
the more abstract- 'But where is home?' 'On
the continuum, stupid.'
Others within and without: Agency, 184(4)
individuals and groups
The cultural continuum 188(7)
Strategies of resistant reading 195(4)
Chapter 5 The Turtle Beach texts: Inaccuracy 199(60)
and distortion as means of positioning the
Linguistics, postcolonial studies and the 199(4)
fact/fiction text
The appearance and reception of the Turtle 203
Beach texts
A synopsis of the novel Turtle Beach 201(8)
The film, the book and the quasi-documentary 209(5)
Language in the novel Turtle Beach: 214(9)
inaccuracy and metaphor
Ascribed characteristics and underlying 223(9)
Asian knowledge and feelings in Turtle Beach 232(13)
Minou: Asian hero or eugenicist project? 245(14)
Chapter 6 The politics of Turtle Beach 259(30)
Language and power 259(10)
Facts, truth, and the wider world 269(20)
Chapter 7 The failure of Australian 289(46)
post-colonialism, at home and away
Australian militarism and Australia's 292(7)
war-derived knowledge of Asia
Punishing 'recalcitrance' through clandestine 299(5)
East Timor, its aftermath, and souring 304(12)
relations with Australia
The bridge: A presumptuous metaphor 316(7)
A truth and justice commission for Australia? 323(6)
Asking for what is not desired, wanting what 329(5)
cannot be had
Along a winding road...possibilities 334(1)
Afterword Australia: Stepping out, or out of
step, in Asia?
by David Walker 335(8)
Endnotes 343(42)
Glossary 385(3)
Bibliography 388(48)
Personal communication 436(1)
Index 437