Essays Tagged: "australian culture"

Strictly ballroom

ver himself, the way he really feels about dancing. Scott has many problems with his mother and the Australian Dance Federation because of the conformity ballroom dancing demands competition.Scott?s i ... ning. The Spanish keep dancing alive and meaningful and they dance 'from the heart not the mind' as Australian ballroom dancers seem to do.The Hastings family ambition is for Scott to become the next ...

(5 pages) 125 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Brett Whitely: a brief frames analysis

lturalMany of his artworks included images of sex, violence, social themes.Interesting portrayal of Australian culture - not always positive, however, it is his paintings that depict Australia in a po ... h, were often misunderstood, as they were commenting on the materialistic/consumer nature of modern Australian societyWhiteley saw Australia as being in it's political infancy, and believed that until ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Write a fim review based on the movie 'two hands'

ing the audience deep into the marginalised discourses that have moulded and formed the present-day Australian culture.'Two Hands' is seen to have an obvious Australian touch to its structure. The dia ...

(3 pages) 20 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The ABC and Bias

IntroductionThe larger of Australia's two public broadcasters, the Australian Broadcasting Commission began operations on the 1st of July 1932 after an official inaugu ... ice rarely catches even a glance from mainstream audiences), the ABC serves an important purpose in Australian culture. Its principal task as stated by the ABC act is to air "programs that contribute ... o a sense of national identity and inform and entertain, and reflect the cultural diversity of, the Australian community" (Australia 6). In addition, the corporation has set up an internal complaints ...

(6 pages) 110 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Rabbit Proof Fence Review

DateThe Director'New Experiences in Australian Film'Dendy Theatre346 George StreetBrisbane, QLD 4000Dear Sir, I am a film critic ... mmend the film 'Rabbit Proof Fence' by Magna Pacific Films for inclusion in the 'New Experiences in Australian Film' festival's line-up. This inclusive film acknowledges the experiences of a social gr ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cross-cultural study: The Philippines

g many gifts on personal visits to extended family members "left behind" in the Philippines. Australian culture is quite different in the way that the family is not quite as important. It still ... escence. Housework is considered to be inferior and therefore is a female responsibility. In Australian society gender equality is greatly encouraged. Although in some families the mother is th ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Essay on Rags and Riches articls, explring the aritocratic Australian Culture

RAGS AND RICHESIdentity is a very important part of being Australian; it is a feeling of being associated with a national group, defined by a common heritage, ... erritory and history. The article "Rags and Riches" written by Phil Brown addresses these issues of Australian identity. Both past and present views of popular culture are reinforced by a range of tex ... ts of nationhood by constructing a powerful representation of a very materialistic and aristocratic Australian culture. This essay will explore this in relation to the discourses of race, class and co ...

(4 pages) 25 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Men of the Open Spaces - Focuses on the the Australian bush culture.

THE MEN OF THE OPEN SPACESIdentity is a very important part of being Australian; it is a feeling of being associated with a national group, defined by a common heritage, ... age and history. "The Men of the Open Spaces", written be Will H. Ogilvie addresses these issues of Australian identity, constructing a powerful representation of the Australian 'bush' culture. The te ... ocuses on a very traditional concept of nationhood and constructs a stereotypical representation of Australian culture. This essay will explore this in relation to the discourses of gender, class and ...

(3 pages) 31 1 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Bruce Dawe Presentation In what ways is Dawe an 'Australian Poet'? Illustrate your answer by referring to three poems in some detail.

a variety of qualities of his poetry. His poetry speaks to the common man, is rooted firmly in the Australian culture and focuses on topical issues that are interesting and influencing life in Austra ... or his celebration of "being ordinary". With his use of everyday, colloquial speech, especially the Australian idiom, with his popular poems about football, local events, trivia, politics, Australian ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Global Media Flows in Australian Culture

Global media flows in Australian cultureGlobal media flows throughout history has led to the development and change of man ... erent cultures. This has led to the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) contending that Australian culture is at risk of being changed by the world's big media industries due to the free t ... f 'cultural industries' within the free trade agreement will allow the big media companies into the Australian media realm. It is feared that this will effect the development and growth of the Austral ...

(4 pages) 52 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

An important aspect of urban Australia represented in 'Strange Bedfellows' the movie.

"Strange Bedfellows" clearly represents an important aspect of urban Australian culture - mateship. Ralph agrees to help Vince and pretend to be a gay couple even though ... be more accepting and understanding of those who are different to them. This is reminiscent of all Australians.'Strange Bedfellows' was situated in a small country town of Yackandandah. The reason wh ... ndandah.The response of the country people of Yackandandah to the urban gay community is typical of Australian society. Judgment is never passed, even though the rural folk might see the gays as "weir ...

(2 pages) 13 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Journal Writing - A foreign migrant experiences in Australia

e.Today marked the day of my many exciting journeys. It was my first nerve-racking day attending an Australian school. As a migrant from Vietnam, I am completely unfamiliar with the rich Australian cu ... ere in the same situation.With this being said, I began to enjoy and love my first day attending an Australian school. I am fortunate that I am in a school where I am treated with an overwhelming amou ...

(3 pages) 27 1 4.3 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Spirituality, Mateship and Identity Within Australian Texts

re incorporated into film, literature and speech.Like a ball of clay, the traditional values within Australian culture can be molded, manipulated and portrayed through the use of various media.Beneath ... spiration to become more in tune with his aboriginal spirituality and his identity as an indigenous Australian. After receiving a message from his sister that his mother is fatally ill Vaughn breaks o ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Australian male identity is often described as anti - for example against authority, against women, against bosses, against change: "The Club" by David Williamson

The Club, by David Williamson, offers various portrayals of Australian men of different generations. In this play, the majority of the characters, except Ted, a ... physical rather than intellectual. Within The Club there are many examples of how we typically view Australian men. These include anti-authoritarian, against women and against change, however it is th ... the latter two characteristics which are explored in most depth within The Club. Of these facets of Australian male identity, we are positioned to accept the characters' dismissive and degrading attit ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Extension English Essay: Barbera Baynton's works

to difference. They are played out in localized settings so as to expose the dark underbelly of the Australian ethos, normally presented positively & idealistically in the Australian culture.In &# ... ing’ & inequality. Bayton was adamant about the subservient role delegated to women in the Australian patriarchal hierarchy – as an object of chores, sexual gratification & childbear ...

(5 pages) 13 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Racism And The Mass Media

"Identify an ideology dominant in Australian culture. Using specific print and broadcast media examples, articulate its message, assum ... is of large multitude. McGuinness (1999) makes certain that racism as an ideology in predominant in Australian society. He constructs a case study that comprises of a group of Aboriginals being denied ... dy that comprises of a group of Aboriginals being denied taxi services by the driver. To the common Australian, the taxi driver is refusing his service as a result of his racial prejudice. However, it ...

(6 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the film 'Uncivilised' as an ideological vehicle of subjective expression and representation in Australian society.

ng any truthful knowledge or realistic portrayal concerning the culture and character of Indigenous Australians, Uncivilised is simply an amalgamation of the prejudicial views against Aborigines durin ... period and the early twentieth century. The film reveals a supremacist attitude against Indigenous Australians within Australian culture which seeks to define Aborigines as savage, primitive, wild an ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Mkt Profile Of Australia And Japan

s of their customers before marketing their product in this two countries (Kramer and Herbig 1994) .Australian culture is bit similar to that or Americans while it is different from Japanese culture s ... sauce in burgers to match the Japanese consumer preferences. ( Moreover Australians prefer low price products. so companies should cut down their prices by reducing the pac ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Croc Dundee Film Analysis

Year 11 Australian Studies Film Analysis: Crocodile Dundee.Question 1: Describe the features of the various ... rivers and water holes, which is a common occurrence for Arnhem Land. It also showed some typically Australian animals, such as Kangaroos and some of the more dangerous ones such as the deadly brown s ... ngerous ones such as the deadly brown snake and, of course, the crocodile.But does this reflect the Australian environment? Most of it does as majority of Australia is scrub and desert but the majorit ...

(3 pages) 30 1 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Propose two strategies Australia can adopt to address the challenge of reconciliation in the future.

ation, is to acknowledge the ‘inherent right of self-government’ of Indigenous people. Indigenous Australians could be recognized as sovereign entities and given their own land to govern and provid ... for themselves. This strategy would be suitable as it meets one of the major needs of the Indgenous Australians; land rights. This has proven to be quite successful in the United States, the Indian Am ...

(1 pages) 11 1 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History