In first looking at Han Leong's photographs, the images brought an immediate smile to my face. Their cheeky tone and playful style appealed to me, and I appreciated their ironic refiguring of both 'white' and 'multicultural' versions of 'Australia' as it is popularly imagined. More than this, the images made me think, particularly about my own viewing position, and the process by which these images are made meaningful to me. This paper is partly a reading of Leong's work and partly a meditation on this process.
Recommended CitationPartridge, E., The politics of positionality and the production of meaning: a reading of Hou Leong's "An Australian", Law Text Culture, 3, 1997, 26-32.