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- The Unviersity of Newcastle. Faculty of Education & Arts, School of Humanities and Social Science
- Jon Frum, Ned Kelly and Bashir Baraki: three names that mark the extraordinary realm of subcultural appropriations, twistings and representations of a Bible that hardly seems familiar any more in the Antipodes. Once put into the subcultural mill - which here includes apocalyptic cargo cults from Melanesia, active engagements with Christian missions and Australian pop culture among Australian Aborigines, and video interviews of Jesus' close associates that bring together gay subculture and exploratory art - the Bible reappears, now in the volcano jungles of Vanuatu, the red desert at Australia's heart and on the small video screens of a gay artist, as a very different text, decked out in homemade American military uniforms Jon Frum), a suit of armour (Ned Kelly), or with a video camera in its hands (Bashir Baraki).
- The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture p. 232-249
- Blackwell Publishing
Australian pop culture;
- Resource Type
- book chapter