This essay argues that the 2006 Ray Lawrence film Jindabyne can be read as a national allegory (in Fredric Jameson's sense of the word) for the cultural politics of the national apology to the indigenous people of Australia made by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It argues that the film portrays the cultural politics of that apology as both fraught and ambivalent.
February 13, 2008, or the Baleful Enchantments of an ApologyThe Baleful Enchantments of an ApologyIan Buchanan
Ian Buchanan is director of the Institute for Social Transformation Research at the University of Wollongong. He is the author of The Dictionary of Critical Theory (2010) and the founding editor of Deleuze Studies.
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Ian Buchanan; February 13, 2008, or the Baleful Enchantments of an ApologyThe Baleful Enchantments of an ApologyIan Buchanan. Cultural Politics 1 March 2012; 8 (1): 45–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-1571976
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