Dislocating the Frontier: Essaying the Mystique of the Outback
Deborah Bird Rose, Richard Davis
ANU E Press, Mar 1, 2006 - Australia - 206 pages
The frontier is one of the most pervasive concepts underlying the production of national identity in Australia. Recently it has become a highly contested domain in which visions of nationhood are argued out through analysis of frontier conflict. DISLOCATING THE FRONTIER departs from this contestation and takes a critical approach to the frontier imagination in Australia. The authors of this book work with frontier theory in comparative and unsettling modes. The essays reveal diverse aspects of frontier images and dreams - as manifested in performance, decolonising domains, language, and cross-cultural encounters.
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Page 196 - Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill," in James R. Grossman, ed.. The Frontier in American Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994), 27. 13. See Slotkin, Gunfighter Nation, 156-93, on the "red-blooded" school of western fiction; and White, "Turner and Buffalo Bill," 47-52, on the West as a field for the reconstruction of Anglo-Saxon manhood.