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Beauty contest for British bulldogs?: Negotiating (trans)national identities in suburban Melbourne


Wills, S and Darian-Smith, K, Beauty contest for British bulldogs?: Negotiating (trans)national identities in suburban Melbourne, Cultural Studies Review, 9, (2) pp. 65-83. ISSN 1446-8123 (2003) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5130/csr.v9i2.3564


It's the third annual Britfest in Frankston-a city by name but known in Melbourne as the outermost suburb at the south-eastern end of the metropolitan train line. The location is the Frankston Football Oval, just outside the town centre. It's late February and the temperature is approaching its projected maximum of 38 degrees Celsius. There's not much shade on the expanse of the parched and browning oval, and many have sought relief under the veranda of the raised wooden grandstand. Here feStival-goers can catch the breeze blowing across Pon Phillip Bay and look out over Olivers Hill towards the beach, reminding themselves that, despite the best efforts of town planners to obliterate its existence, people initially moved to Frankston to be 'beside the seaside'.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:culture, Australia
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:124242
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-02-14
Last Modified:2018-04-16
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