Dead cars in Westall: a narrative exploration of multicultural migrancy, postcolonial sexuality and commodity culture in cosmopolitan Melbourne

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Kizinska, Rose (2003) Dead cars in Westall: a narrative exploration of multicultural migrancy, postcolonial sexuality and commodity culture in cosmopolitan Melbourne. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

Dead Cars in Westall is a collection of interlocking narratives, examining the everyday practices of multicultural migrancy, postcolonial sexuality and commodity culture in the cosmopolitan global/local nexus of Melbourne. These narratives are supported by postmodern and poststructuralist theoretical underpinnings pertaining to gender, sexuality, class, race/ethnicity and popular culture. Utilizing a bricolage of qualitative methodology, the stories are autoethnographic and automobilic and describe mobile subject positions, which traverse time and space. The 'dead car way' of resistance, influenced by Chela Sandoval's Methodology of the Oppressed and explicated throughout the text, produces a third space of cultural possibility, that of the Uiminal' or the space in-between, whereby the subject is constantly in flux.

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Master of Arts

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/18184
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Current > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Current > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Keywords literature, multiculturalism, Victoria, Melbourne, ethnology, biographical methods, lesbians
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