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[Commlist] New Title - Writing Belonging at the Millennium by Emily Potter

Mon Dec 09 19:55:43 GMT 2019

Intellect is pleased to announce that /Writing Belonging at the Millennium/ <>//by Emily Potter is now available to order.

In /Writing Belonging at the Millennium/, Emily Potter critically considers the long-standing settler-colonial pursuit of belonging manifested through an obsession with firm and stable ground. This pursuit continues across the field of the postcolonial nation today; the recognition of colonization’s destructive impacts on humans and environments troublingly generates a renewed desire to secure non-indigenous belonging. Focusing on the crucial role that Australia’s contemporary literature plays in shaping ideas of place and its inhabitation, Potter tracks non-indigenous belonging claims through a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to examine how settler-colonial anxieties about belonging intersect with intensifying environmental challenges. Significantly, she proposes that new understandings of unsettled and uncertain non-indigenous belonging may actually be fruitful context for decolonizing relations with place – something that is imperative in a time of heightened global environmental crisis.

*_Table of Contents_*


*Chapter 1 *Anxious Belonging: Millennial Australia and Andrew McGahan's /The White Earth/

*Chapter 2***/Literary Expectations: Grounding Belonging/

*Chapter 3*/Getting Lost with Nikki Gemmell: Reconciliation and Repair/

*Chapter 4 */Redeeming Environments for Belonging: Tim Flannery's Australia Day Address/

*Chapter 5*/Desiccated and Infective: Writing in Thea Astley’s /Drylands

*Chapter 6 */The Past is All Around: Chloe Hooper’s /A Child’s Book of True Crime

*Chapter 7*/Toxic Imaginaries: Undoing Origins and Endings/

*Afterword: Postcolonial Atmospheres*

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