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Interrupting mythic community

Interrupting mythic community

Secomb, Linnell (2003) Interrupting mythic community. Cultural Studies Review, 9 (1). pp. 85-102. ISSN 1446-8123 (Print), 1837-8692 (Online)

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If nation is increasingly perceived as a less than honourable institution formed through war, invasion and geo-political territorialisation, and government is widely denounced as the site of political intrigue and the means of subjectification of citizen-voters, community appears to escape this critique and to be viewed as an idyllic formation based on bonds of affinity. However, this romancing of community is disrupted by trans-cultural and sub-cultural formations that expose the fantasy of harmonious, homogenous community. While community is often conceived as arising organically from familial, tribal or cultural similarity, or as constituted through a common history and shared cultural institutions, this totalising conception of community is interrupted by the demands of difference and heterogeneity and by a questioning of the idyll of community authenticated in myths of archaic origin.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Cultural Studies Review, Volume 9, Issue 1, May 2003, entitled Affective Community. [2] Cultural Studies Review is a peer-refereed open-access e-journal published twice a year (in March and September) by UTSePress. It is available from the UTS Cultural Studies Review website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jean Luc-Nancy, Kim Scott, time, community, Australian Indigenous experience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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