Abstract

The 2011 reality television series Go Back to Where You Came From 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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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 124-147
Launched on MUSE
2013-09-18
Open Access
No
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