Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Spaces

Jennifer Rutherford, Barbara Holloway

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    This book examines a diverse and eclectic array of Australian locales (including Maralinga, cubby huts, video games and art galleries), and the often deliberately erased or marginalised connections contemporary Australia has with Indigenous antiquity. In an era of heightened territorialism and conflict, Halfway Houses seeks to re-conceptualise notions of house/home as a locus for poetic reverie and the celebration of human intimacy and imagination in contemporary popular culture. Contributors include writers, performers, artists and cultural theorists such as Paul Carter, Stephen Muecke, Mandy Thomas, John von Sturmer, Alexis Wright, Merv Bishop, Ross Gibson, Stephen Naylor, Rachel Fensham, Joanne Tompkins, Brian Greenspan, Bernadette Brennan, Michael Brennan and Ann McCulloch.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCrawley, Western Australia
    PublisherUniversity of Western Australia Publishing
    Number of pages376
    ISBN (Print)9780980296464
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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