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    DescriptionThis book investigates how identities have been constructed in Australian art from 1788 onwards. Ian McLean shows that Australian art, and the writing of its history, has, since settlement, been in a dialogue (although often submerged) with Aboriginal art and culture; and that this dialogue is inextricably interwoven with the struggle to find an identity in the antipodes. Beginning with a discussion of how Australia was imagined by Europeans before colonisation, McLean traces the representation of indigeneity through the history of Australian art, and the concomitant invention of an Australian subjectivity. He argues that the colonising culture invested far more in indigenous aspects of the country and its inhabitants than it has been willing to admit. McLean considers artists and their work within a cultural context, and also provides a contemporary theoretical and critical context for his claims.


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    Title
    White Aborigines
    Subtitle
    Identity Politics in Australian Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian McLean
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521120678
    ISBN 10: 0521120675
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ACV
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Approval Code: A03500000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A02070000
    Abridged Dewey: 700
    DC22: 709.94
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    10 tones
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    Review of the hardback: 'White Aborigines is a revealing and inspirational book ...' George Menham, The Australian National Review
    Table of contents
    Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Ocean and the Antipodes; 2. Artful killings; 3. The art of settlement; 4. The bad conscience of impressionism; 5. Aboriginalism and Australian nationalism; 6. The Aboriginal renaissance; 7. Aboriginality and contemporary Australian painting; 8. Painting for a new republic; Postscript: The wandering islands; Notes; Bibliography; Index.