Australian literature

Essay question: Many contemporary critics, such as Anne McClintock in Imperial Leather, argue that catergories such as gender, race,  ethnicity, class and sexuality are mutually constitutive- they make each other up. By this argument representations of colonised peoples can have in them the same elements, and help to produce, representations and understandings of the lower classes, and of women, for instance. Can you see these sorts of structures in place, or critiqued, or both, in the subject texts? Discuss with reference to two or more.

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