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    Seen and Unseen
    Seen and Unseen
    a Century of Stories from Asia and the Pacific
    A sweeping view of Asia and the Pacific through a series of literary essays written by Australian Russell Darnley, who earned an OAM for services he provided after the Bali Bombings. Malaria, cockfights and magic are confronting realities in the Asia - Pacific region, yet beyond these more remains unseen and misunderstood. These cultures also exert an unacknowledged influence far beyond their borders. Inspired by one family's experience over three generations these tales are cradled in real events. Frailty of memory, the natural passing of people and the need to protect others, has rendered some into fiction. Central to this work is the idea that interactions with people from outside our culture challenge our expectations. Meanings and understandings must often be negotiated in intangible, non - rational and unseen ways. Foucault's notion of the third space has influenced this work, as has the Balinese belief that reality is an interaction of Sekala (the Seen) and Niskala (the Unseen). The unseen also has a political dimension here - ''the elephant in the room''. Choosing not to see, comforted by one's own culture alone, is to ignore that regional and global events are unfettered by such introspection.
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    Book Author
    Russell Darnley
    Genre History , Biography & Autobiography , Literature
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781458734754
    Publisher
    Interactive Publications Pty Ltd
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    21-Mar-2016

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