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Accentuate the 'Negative': Reality and Race in Australian Film Reviewing

McKee, Alan (1999) Accentuate the 'Negative': Reality and Race in Australian Film Reviewing. Australian Studies in Journalism, 1999(8), pp. 139-157.

Abstract

This article examines the ways in which Australian newspaper film reviewers interpret cinematic representations of Aboriginality. It points out that reviewers use the language of 'realism' in order to insist that the reality of indigenous life in Australia is one of suffering and disempowerment, refusing alternative understandings of indigenous culture and survival. alternative representations of indigenous 'reality' are considered, and the importance of this question for indigenous/non-indigenous relations in Australia is addressed

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ID Code: 14958
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Film, Reviews, Aboriginal
ISSN: 1038-6130
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:04

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