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by Cynthia Vanden & lan Vanden Driesen (Eds)
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd
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This is the fourth volume in the series of Australian–Asian Association publications and carries on the interdisciplinary and international tradition of the same. The intensely provocative theme of ‘change’ is traced through motifs of convergence or conflict across a multiplicity of disciplines. The volume has attracted contributions from some of the best-known authorities in their different fields. The papers cover subjects ranging from Sri Lankan cricket to diplomacy on the world scene; from literary ‘blogging’ to trade performance; from Bollywood audiences to aboriginal rights in Australia and the development of Australian studies in Spain; from a nineteenth-century Shakespeare production in Sri Lanka to a performance of Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’ in Sydney. They cover the phenomenon of change as it manifests itself in a range of disciplines and highlight
shared commonalities as well as contrasted experiences and perspectives. The book is a record of the richness of the dialogue between disparate groups connected by scholarly interest and intellectual curiosity, in fact, a global academic community.
Tables of Contents:-
CHANGE: THE AUSTRALIAN CONTEXT
The Rudd Apology: An Indigenous View : Keith Truscott
‘Sorry’ or a Motif of Change: Aboriginal People and Reconciliation in Australia: Isabelle Auguste
Aboriginal Australians in Asia: Travel Experiences of Three Men from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia: Pat Lowe
Strange Way To Grow Up: Uncertain Identities and Traumatic Childhood in Roberta Syke's ‘Snake Cradle’ : Suneetha Rani
Australian Identity and Belonging at the Crossroads: Baden Offord
How Are We Looking?: Australia from the Outside : Greg Battye
Postcolonial Legacies and the ‘Small Country Syndrome’: Stephen Alomes
Australian Literature and Alternative Modernities: Bill Ashcroft
Australia's Trade Performance in the Asia–Pacific: Abu Siddique
Australian Literary Blogs and Bloggers: A Review of the Converged Environment : Julia Gross
Locating Voss within Change, Conflict and Convergence: Carol Leon
Change, Conflict and Convergence in Pursuit of Identity: Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies: Tara Senanayake
When the Last Leaf Falls: Glen Phillips
You Are Out of Time : Adrian Mitchell
The Search for Doma (Home) in Richard Flanagan's ‘The Sound of One Hand Clapping’ : Jane Fernandez
Section 2: CHANGE IN THE SRI LANKAN CONTEXT: SOME REFLECTIONS
The Deterritorialisation of Lankan English: Careema Jayaweera
Contemporary Sri Lankan Art: Tradition and Modernity, Historical Moment/Ahistorical Space? Ashley Halpé
Shakespeare in Ceylon: The Native Body in Performance: Changing Interpretations: Kanchana Warnapala
Cricket as Text: Some Reflections on Sri Lanka’s Most Popular Game: Liyanage Amarakeerthi
The Challenge of an Ageing Population: Nimal Sanderatne
Kattankudy in Eastern Sri Lanka: A Mullah–Merchant Urban Complex Caught Between Islamist Factionalism and Ethnonationalism: Ameer Ali
Section 3: CHANGES IN THE INDIAN SCENE
Changing Bollywood Audiences and the Possibilities of an ‘Interdiscourse’: Anjali Roy
Critiquing the Nation: The Case of Salman Rushdie: Vijayasree Chaganti
Change and Conflict in Cyberspace: Bangalore, Pune and the Rise of the Indian Cyberproletariat: Serge Walberg
Section 4: THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE
Change, Conflict, Challenge, Convergence: Some Reflections on the Current International Scene: Nihal Rodrigo
The Asian Safe House and the Trojan Horse: Alison Broinowski
‘A Tale of Two Islands’: Violent Relatedness and the Struggle over Geography: Suvendrini Perera
Conflict Case Studies: Rajeewa Jayasinghe
Section 5: CULTURAL CHANGE: EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES
The Past as Definer of the Present: The History of the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona: Sue Ballyn
Tracing Hybridity in Sri Lankan Writing: Yasmine Gooneratne's ‘A Change of Skies’ : Isabel Alonso- Breto
Disciplining Difference: Post-Coloniality and Aesthetics: Chelva Kanaganayakam
Ondaatje's Impertinent Voices: Tracking Family Ties to Remember History: Julie Mehta
Postcolonial Iceland: Haldor Kiljan Laxness (1902–1998) and the Change in the Socio-cultural Landscape: Arny Hinrikkson
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