"Three Dollars": Neo-liberalism, Virtue and Fortune in Recent Australian Fiction
Gilfedder, Deirdre (2012-06), "Three Dollars": Neo-liberalism, Virtue and Fortune in Recent Australian Fiction, International Symposium "Money and Literature/ Money in Literature", 2012-06, Paris, France
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference titleInternational Symposium "Money and Literature/ Money in Literature"
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Abstract (EN)This paper will discuss Elliot Perlman's novel Three Dollars, set in 1980s Australia when government reforms introduced neo-liberal policies into the economy of this nation whose nationalism had formerly proned protectionism. The novel is concerned with the shape that a market-minded society is giving to masculinity as the hero Eddie seeks to fulfill and/or dodge his uncle's materialist argument, " A man is, both to the world and his wife, the sum of his material effects, his house, his furniture, his car, his business..."
Subjects / KeywordsAustralia; market-minded society
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