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Star traveller: celebrity, Aboriginality, and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines (1987)


Clarke, RGH, Star traveller: celebrity, Aboriginality, and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines (1987), Postcolonial Studies, 12, (2) pp. 229-246. ISSN 1368-8790 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13688790902887197


In 2006 political scientist Jeff Archer delivered a paper to the Australian Political Studies Association entitled 'Australian Indigeneity and Political Literature: Bruce Chatwin and Australian Politics'. The title's association of Bruce Chatwin with 'Political Literature' is intriguing given the English writer's well known ambivalence towards politics. Yet the paper is noteworthy, as an instance of the referencing of Chatwin in relation to Australian race debates while providing proof of the way Chatwin's celebrity, at least in Australia, has in large part been conditioned by those debates.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian Politics, Bruce Chatwin, Aboriginality, celebrity, race relations
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Other language, communication and culture
Research Field:Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Clarke, RGH (Dr Robert Clarke)
ID Code:57233
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2009-06-30
Last Modified:2016-09-30
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