The Postcolonial Eye: White Australian Desire and the Visual Field of Race
Page count: 194 pages
File size: 3.5 MB
The Postcolonial Eye is about the ‘eye’ and the ‘I’ in the contemporary Australian scene of race, specifically the subjectivity of vision and the troubled project of knowing one another across the cultural divide between white and Indigenous Australia. Though located in Australian Studies, Ravenscroft’s book, in its interrogation of race and whiteness and engagement with European and American literature and criticism, has far-reaching implications for understanding the important question of race and vision.