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The Country of Lost Children. An Australian Anxiety.

Pierce, Peter

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, 1999
ISBN 10: 0521594405 / ISBN 13: 9780521594400
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Titel: The Country of Lost Children. An Australian ...

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

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Inhaltsangabe: The figure of the lost child has haunted the Australian imagination. Peter Pierce's sometimes shocking study The Country of Lost Children, first published in 1999, traces this ambivalent and disturbing history. In the nineteenth century the idea of losing one's child to a strange country reflected white settlers' distrust of their new land and its Aboriginal inhabitants. The book offers insights into the passing of an opportunity for reconciliation between European and indigenous Australians. In the twentieth century the lost child continues to torment the national consciousness, but no longer as the bewildered wanderer in the bush. Instead the emblematic lost child of modern Australia is a victim of abuse, abandonment or abduction. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from poetry, fiction and newspaper reports to paintings and films, this book analyses the cultural and moral implications of the lost child in our history.

Inhaltsangabe: Drawing on a wide range of sources - poetry, fiction, newspaper reports, paintings and films - The Country of Lost Children, first published in 1999, analyses the cultural and moral implications of the figure of the lost child in Australian history. At its core are confronting and often troubling questions about childhood itself.

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