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dc.contributor.authorWILLS, SARAen_US
dc.contributor.authorDarian-Smith, Kateen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T09:00:20Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T09:00:20Z
dc.date.issued2003-11en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationWills, S., & Darian-Smith, K. (2003). Beauty contest for the British bulldogs? Negotiating (trans)national identities in suburban Melbourne. Cultural Studies Review, 9(2), 65-83.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33418
dc.description.abstract‘Britfest’ is a local festival held in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston. Like the numerous festivals of ethnicity in Australia that simultaneously celebrate cultural distinction and national incorporation, Britfest offers a historically specific reaction to the re-imagining of the nation. This article examines this new expressive tendency within the context of recent debates about Britishness in Australia, and explores the ramifications for identity formation and cultural affiliation among British migrants. By locating this analysis in Frankston, we aim to provide a situated example of the ways in which British ethnic identities are being negotiated. Such localised and specific responses, however, are operating within and are influenced by the broader context of shifting representations of a diverse British diaspora. Like British-Australians, members of this diaspora also inhabit nations shaped by the legacies of British imperialism, colonisation and migration. Shifting meanings of Britishness also represent and inform a more general ‘crisis of whiteness’, indicating how culturally embedded the colonial equation of Britishness with whiteness has been for those who imagine themselves at the core of the contemporary Australian nation.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMelbourne University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.csreview.unimelb.edu.au/issues/vol9_no2_charlatans.htmlen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://tinyurl.com/yfcq4o2en_US
dc.subjectBritish migrantsen_US
dc.subjecttransnationalismen_US
dc.subjectdiasporaen_US
dc.subjectnationhooden_US
dc.subjectVictoriaen_US
dc.subjectAustraliaen_US
dc.subjectpopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectlocal festivalsen_US
dc.titleBeauty contest for the British bulldogs? Negotiating (trans)national identities in suburban Melbourneen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: Department of Historyen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: The Australian Centreen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArtsen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleCultural Studies Reviewen_US
melbourne.source.month11en_US
melbourne.source.volume9en_US
melbourne.source.issue2en_US
melbourne.source.pages65-83en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorWills, Sara
melbourne.contributor.authorDarian-Smith, Katherine
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