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Watching our weights: The contradictions of televising fatness in the “Obesity epidemic”
Watching Our Weights opens with an anecdote from the classic sitcom I Love Lucy. This anecdote concerns an episode in which the famous redhead goes on a diet. Lucy’s weight loss journey is played f...
20th Century Theories of Art
This ambitious volume provides a general introduction to the major approaches in this century to art theory and criticism, from the Expression Theory to Poststructuralism. For readers with little orExpand
Garner Trouble : Reading The First Stone as a Detective Narrative
Helen Garner’s The First Stone (1995) has commonly been read as a feministauthored attack on feminism. I concur with this reading, but also argue that this text contains some distinctly ‘queer’Expand
Is the trouble in My Place the same as The Trouble with Merle?
This article addresses Sally Morgan's My Place (1987) and Maree Delofski's The Trouble with Merle (2002). A key similarity between these texts is a confusion surrounding the racial identities ofExpand
Reel Men: Australian Masculinity in the Movies, 1949–1962
Reel Men is about blokes. More specifically, Chelsea Barnett’s text explores representations of masculinity in postwar Australian films. In doing so, Barnett aims to unsettle some of the erroneous ...
Haunting sex? Capitalism as spectre in the Australian anti-‘sexualization of childhood’ rhetoric
ABSTRACT This article explores the anti-‘sexualization of childhood’ rhetoric that has circulated in Australia since the publication of the Corporate Paedophilia report in 2006. I argue that thisExpand
queerly : Foucault ’ s aesthetics of existence and queer self-making
Michel Foucault advocated an ongoing assembly and disassembly of subjectivity that constituted a kind of self-bricolage; a making and re-making of subjectivity that he saw as an aesthetic struggleExpand
Sex and power in Australian writing during the culture wars, 1993-1997
I address a selection of texts published in Australia between 1993 and 1997 which engage with feminist debates about sex and power. These texts are important, I argue, because they signpost theExpand
the Australian series of The Biggest Loser). Watching Our Weights is written with a great deal of clarity. Zimdars advances sophisticated academic arguments without being overly dense or (conversely)Expand