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978-0-7391-7741-9 • Hardback • November 2015 • $120.00 • (£92.00)
978-0-7391-7742-6 • eBook • November 2015 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
Jennifer Lawn is senior lecturer in English at Massey University, Auckland.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Economy, Culture and Society in a Decolonizing State
Chapter 2: Society: The Death of the Social Novel?
Chapter 3: Politics: Freedom and Anxiety, from Provincial Angst to Post-Democracy
Chapter 4: Indigeneity: The Literary Politics of Self-determination
Chapter 5: Creativity: The Artist’s Work in the Era of the Creative Economy
Chapter 6: Conclusion: Joyless Social Democrats
Jennifer Lawn successfully demonstrates that there is a body of New Zealand literature written in response to neoliberal reforms. Her argument is not just true, it’s also important. Lawn’s work, and hopefully future work that builds on her analysis, strengthens our cultural knowledge about our recent past.