Issue 23 September 2001

Editor: Elizabeth McMahon

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Target Essays

Dennis Altman’s Sex and Political Economy identifies interconnections in the economies of sex, sexuality and globalised modernity.

In Extract

The introduction to Lisanne Gibson’s The Uses of Art: Constructing Australian Identities maps the historical relationship between art, populations and government in Australia.


Guy Davidson’s essay, Liberation, Commodity Culture and Community in “the Golden Age of Promiscuity”, examines the literal choreography of gay identity in the bars and discos of 1970s America,

and Monique Rooney’s Grave endings: the representation of passing deploys Kimberley Pearce’s film Boy’s Don’t Cry to frame a more general consideration of gender/race passing narratives in American literature and film.

Reviews and Responses

Tim Rowse reviews Lisanne Gibson’s The Uses of Art: Constructing Australian Identities.

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