Cultural Complexes in Australia Placing Psyche
Cultural Complexes in Australia: Placing Psyche is the first in a series of books that will explore the notion of cultural complexes in a variety of settings around the world.
The continent of Australia is the focus of this inaugural volume in which the contributors elucidate how the unique geography and peoples of Australia interact and interpenetrate to create the particular "mindscapes" of the Australian psyche. While the cultural complexes of Australia are explored with a keen eye to the specificity of place, history, context, and content, at the same time it becomes obvious that these cultural complexes emerge out of an archetypal background that is not just Australian but global.
This volume shows how cultural complex theory itself mediates between the particularity of place and the universality of archetypal patterns.
1. The Nullarbor: Contact Zone as Imaginal Space
2. The Lemon Tree: A Conversation on Civilisation
Craig San Roque
3. The Rapture of "Girlshine": Land, Sacrifice, and Disavowal in Australian Cinema
4. The Feeling of Salt, Water, and Land
5. Finding the Fish: Memory, Displacement Anxiety, Legitimacy, and Identity
6. Lost for Words: Embryonic Australia and a Psychic Narrative
David B. Russell
7. Language is My Second Skin: Speaking and Dreaming between Germany and Central Australia
8. Taking It With Me: A South African's Cultural Complex in Aotearoa New Zealand
9. A Question of Fear
10. Sorry, It's Complex: Reflecting on the Apology to Indigenous Australians
11. The Australian Resistance to Individuation: Patrick White's Knotted Mandala
12. Sydney - "a city of truant disposition": East West 101 (the 2008-2011 Knapman Wyld Australina TV Series)
Craig San Roque with Kristine Wyld