Australian multicultural policy and television drama in comparative contexts / by Harvey May
Call No: 409(94) MAY Author: May, Harvey Source: AT Place: Queensland PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: xi, 274 p. ; 30 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; DRAMAS. AUSTRALIA; MULTICULTURALISM AND TV. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION; TELEVISION. AUSTRALIA; SOCIETY AND TV; SOCIETY AND TV. AUSTRALIA; ETHNIC GROUPS ON TV. AUSTRALIA; PIZZA [TV] (AT, Paul Fenech, 2000); PIZZA [TV] (AT, Paul Fenech, 2000-) Summary: "This thesis examines changes which have occurrred since the late 1980s and early 1990s with respect to the representation of cultural diversity on Australian popular drama programming. The thesis finds that a significant number of actors of diverse cultural and linguistic background have negotiated the television industry employment process to obtain acting roles in a lead capacity. The majority of these actors are from the second generation of immigrants, who increasingly make up a significant component of Australia's multicultural population. The way in which these actors are portrayed on-screen has also shifted from one of a 'performed' ethnicity, to an 'everyday' portrayal. The thesis develops an analysis which connects the development and broad political support for multicultural policy as expressed in the National Agenda for a Multicultural Australia to the changes in both employment and representation practices in popular television programming in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The thesis addresses multicultural debates by arguing for a mainstreaming position. The thesis makes detailed comparison of cultural diversity and television in the jurisdictions of the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand to support the broad argument that cultural diversity policy measures produce observable outcomes in television programming." -- ABSTRACT Notes: Presented to the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology; Thesis (Ph.D.)--Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2004.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-274) Contents: -- glossary of abbreviations -- statement of original authorship -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- chapter one: theory, terms and methodology -- part one: Australian policy environments -- chapter two: the multicultural project -- chapter three: the cultural diversity, television and policy -- part two: international policy and production environments -- chapter four: the United States: affirmative action, 'quotas' and diversity rights. -- chapter five: the United Kingdom: policy remits for diversity and an 'everyday' multiculturalism -- chapter six: New Zealand: biculturalism and targeted subsidies -- part three: Australian popular drama: mainstreaming the multicultural -- chapter seven: Australian drama casting and production perspectives -- chapter eight: Australian television programs: texts and contexts -- conclusion -- appendix one -- appendix two -- references -- More info
Multiculturalism and the arts
North Sydney, N.S.W.: Australia Council, 1986.
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The Petrov Affair : an ambivalent migrant narrative
Studies in Australasian Cinema (2011) vol.5 iss.2 p.121 - 130 Author: Dolgopolov, Greg PhysDes: Article Subject: IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; MULTICULTURALISM AND TV. AUSTRALIA; PETROV AFFAIR, THE (AT, Michael Carson, 1987) Summary: The author argues that the docudrama, The Petrov Affair (Carson, 1987), captures the nexus between modernity and migration in a dramatization of the ambivalent defector-migrant Notes: Well after the end of the Culture Wars, the televisual representations of The Petrov Affair continue to flourish. `The Petrov Affair' profoundly changed the Australian ideals of modernity and conception of Communism, political espionage and migration in the 1950s. The 1987 miniseries The Petrov Affair (Michael Carson) was released at the height of the 1980s promotion of multiculturalism and the historical miniseries boom. It is not a spy thriller, nor a courtroom drama about the Royal Commission. The Petrov Affair is a delicate character study of the difficulties of deciding to immigrate and the ambivalence that lies at the nexus between modernity and migration. This article seeks to rehabilitate this forgotten docudrama and examine the relationship between modernity, mobility and migration in the cultural production that explored emerging multicultural policies (Abstract) More info
Popular TV and cultural diversity: Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand : how the second generation of immigrants changed the face of television / by Harvey May
Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM, Verlag Dr Muller, 2008.
Call No: 409.5 MAY Author: May, Harvey Source: AT Place: Saarbrucken, Germany Publisher: VDM, Verlag Dr Muller PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: 177 p. ; 23 cm. Subject: MULTICULTURALISM AND TV. AUSTRALIA; MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA; BROADCASTING Summary: " This book will give readers a rare comparative insight into how four immigrant countries have come to represent their culturally diverse communites in popular television programming such as drama, serials (soapies) and more contemporary reality shows such as Big Brother and the idol series. The book will take insights from how the four countries approaches and policies regarding immigration and muliculturalism have impacted upon the business and programming of popular television as well as provide a rare look at the second generation contribution to changing the look of what appears on our TV screens. It will appeal to university students and researchers alike. Much of the book takes its material from the popular programs themselves, with rare and insightful interviews from industry players such as directors and writers, as well as actors and broadcasting policy makers. " - BOOK BLURB Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.-Queensland University of Technology, 2003) under the title: Australian multicultural policy and television drama in comparative contexts.; Includes bibliographical references (p.158-177) ISBN: 9783639047479 Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 Contents: -- contents -- introduction -- chapter one: theory, terms, and methodology -- part one: Australian policy environments -- chapter two: the multicultural project -- chapter three: cultural diversity, television and policy -- part two: international policy and production environments -- chapter four: the United States: affirmative action, 'quotas', and diversity rights -- chapter five: the United Kingdom: policy remits for diversity and an 'everyday' multiculturalism -- chapter six: New Zealand: biculturalism and targeted subsidies -- part three: Australian popular drama: mainstreaming the multicultural -- chapter seven: Australian drama casting and producation perspectives -- chapter eight: Australian television programs: texts and contexts -- conclusion -- appendix one -- appendix two -- references -- More info
Report on casting in Australian commercial television drama / Harvey May, Terry Flew, Christina Spurgeon
Brisbane: Centre for Media Policy and Practice, School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology, c2000.
Call No: 451-054(94) MAY Author: May, Harvey; Spurgeon, Christina; Flew, Terry CorpAuthor: Queensland University of Technology. Centre for Media Policy & Practice Place: Brisbane Publisher: Centre for Media Policy and Practice, School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology PubDate: c2000 PhysDes: viii, 41 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm Subject: ACTORS. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION. AUSTRALIA; MULTICULTURALISM AND TV. AUSTRALIA Notes: "This research was funded by a QUT Scholarship in the Professions Grant"; Includes bibliographical references: leaves 33-35 ISBN: 1864354720 LON: 21496429 More info
The taxidriver, the cook, and the greengrocer : the representation of non-english speaking background people in theatre, film, and television / by Santina Bertone, Clare Keating ,Jenny Mullaly
Surry Hills, NSW: Australian Council for the Arts, 2000.
Call No: 451-054(=1 .4/.9) BER Author: Bertone, Santina; Keating, Clare; Mullaly, Jenny Source: AT Place: Surry Hills, NSW Publisher: Australian Council for the Arts PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: 82 p. ; 30 cm Subject: MULTICULTURALISM AND TV. AUSTRALIA; MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA Summary: "This report is the result of a national study funded by the Australia Council and conducted by a collaborative research team consisting of researchers from the Workplace Studies Centre and the Communications Law Centre, Victoria University of Technology, together with consultants Effective Change. The research took place over a six month period, between January and June 1998. A full written report was prepared in July/August 1998." - FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Notes: "A research report commissioned by the Australia Council and prepared by Workplace Studies Centre in association with Effective Change and Communications Law Centre, Victoria University of Technology"
"... summary version report ... "--p. ii. ISBN: 0642472319 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2010 Contents: -- the authors -- acknowlegements -- list of tables -- abbreviations -- executive summary -- 1: an overview -- 2: what previous research has found -- 3: statistics on NESB representation -- 4: consulatations with key stakeholders -- 5: survey of theatre companies -- 6: conclusions -- Reponses: 'accentuate the postive': Andrew Jakubowicz -- 'My ethnic mother days are over': Rosalba Clemente speaking with Barry Gamba --'the pizza delivery boy is still blonde': Donald Crombie -- ID2: 6 More info
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