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by Suvendrini Perera




Most studies of Australia begin with the "the island-continent." The surrounding oceans are little more than a backdrop for the dramas that occur on dry land. This is the first book to turn its attention to the oceans and coastlines that make and remake the limits of Australia through events such as the arrival of asylum seekers' boats, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Bali bombings and maritime peacekeeping missions in the Pacific. Against the imperatives of war, security, aid and disaster, various configurations of bodies, boats, borders and beaches testify to the power and the limits of Australia's insular illusion.   

Download Australia and the Insular Imagination: Beaches, Borders, Boats, and Bodies epub
ISBN: 0230613535
ISBN13: 978-0230613539
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Suvendrini Perera
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2009 edition (November 18, 2009)
Pages: 228 pages
ePUB size: 1405 kb
FB2 size: 1927 kb
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