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Go Back to Where You Came From: Stunt Documentary, Conversion Narrative, and the Limits of Testimony on Australian Television

Go Back to Where You Came From: Stunt Documentary, Conversion Narrative, and the Limits of... The 2011 reality television series <i>Go Back to Where You Came From</i> used established narrative modes of stunt memoir, testimony, and conversion to start a public conversation about Australia’s recent treatment of asylum seekers. This essay explores both the cultural possibilities and the pitfalls of the series’ textually-hybrid approach. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Go Back to Where You Came From: Stunt Documentary, Conversion Narrative, and the Limits of Testimony on Australian Television

Biography , Volume 36 (1) – Sep 18, 2013

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Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © Biographical Research Center
ISSN
0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

Abstract

The 2011 reality television series <i>Go Back to Where You Came From</i> used established narrative modes of stunt memoir, testimony, and conversion to start a public conversation about Australia’s recent treatment of asylum seekers. This essay explores both the cultural possibilities and the pitfalls of the series’ textually-hybrid approach.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 18, 2013

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