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dc.contributor.authorVARNEY, DJ
dc.identifier.citationVARNEY, D. J. (2003). "White out: theatre as an agent of border patrol". Theatre Research International, 28 (3), pp.326-338.
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractIn Australia in 2001, there was a marked escalation of debates about nation, national identity and national borders in tandem with a right-wing turn in national politics. Within the cultural context of debate about national identity, popular theatre became an unwitting ally of neo-conservative forces. Within popular theatre culture, the neo-conservative trend is naturalized as the view of the Anglo-Celtic-European mainstream or core culture that also embraces and depoliticizes feminist debates about home and family. Elizabeth Coleman's 2001 play This Way Up assists in the production of an inward-looking turn in the national imaginary and a renewed emphasis on home and family. The performance dramatizes aspects of what we are to understand as ordinary Australian life which might be interpreted as that which Prime Minister John Howard defends in the name of the National Interest. The cultural imaginary that shapes the production of the popular play is that of the conservative white national imaginary.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectTheatre and Performance Studies; The Performing Arts (incl. Music
dc.subjectTheatre and Dance)
dc.title"White out: theatre as an agent of border patrol"
dc.typeJournal Article
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCreative Arts
melbourne.source.titleTheatre Research International
melbourne.contributor.authorVarney, Denise
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