Diasporas of Australian Cinema is the first volume of essays to focus on diasporic hybridity and cultural diversity in Australian film-making over the past century. Topics include, post-war documentaries and migration, Asian-Australian subjectivity, cross-cultural romance, 'wogsploitation' comedy, and post-ethnic cinema. This collection also provides a comprehensive filmography making it a useful reference text for scholars of Australian film and cultural studies. The book is a vital contribution to the burgeoning international body of critical work on diasporic cinemas.
Preface: Diasporas of Australian cinema - a provacation / Toby Miller -- pt. 1. Theories. Introduction: rethinking diasporas - Australian cinema, history and society / Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska and Anthony Lambert -- Tinkering at the borders: Lucky Miles and the diasporic (no) road movie / Catherine Simpson -- Ethics and risk in Asian-Australian cinema: The last chip / Audrey Yue -- 'I'm falling in your love': cross-cultural romance and the refugee film / Sonia Magdelena Tascón -- White aborigines: women, space, mimicry and mobility / Anthony Lambert -- pt. 2. Representations. Wogboy comedies and the Australian national type / Felicity Collins -- Excess in Oz: the crazy Russian and the quiet Australian / Greg Dolgopolov -- Anzac's 'Others': 'Cruel Huns' and 'Noble Turks' / Antje Gnida and Catherine Simpson -- 'Now you blokes own the place': representations of Japanese culture in recent Australian cinema / Rebecca Coyle -- Other shorelines, or the Greek-Australian cinema / John Conomos -- pt. 3. Film-makers. 'A European heart': exile, isolation and interiority in the life and films of Paul Cox / Marek Haltof -- Sophia Turkiewicz: Australianizing Poles, or 'Bloody nuts and Balts' in Silver city (1984) / Renata Murawska -- Lebanese Muslims speak back: two films by Tom Zubrycki / Susie Khamis -- Sejong Park's Birthday boy and Korean-Australian encounters / Ben Goldsmith and Brian Yecies -- Diasporic filmography / Garry Gillard and Anthony Lambert.