Top 5 Related Texts For Belonging

1. Submarine (Film)

 

Submarine is a 2010 coming-of-age comedy-drama film adapted from the 2008 novel by Joe Dunthorne. The film centres on the experiences of a 15-year old boy – love and loss, his journey of coming to terms with his uniqueness and the complexities of the society he lives in.
Great for: social & cultural belonging and the relationship between identity and belonging.

2. Street Haunting (Short Story)

 

In this short story, Virginia Woolf embarks on a quest to London to purchase a pencil, which soon becomes a mere pretext for a profound personal discovery of the city that takes her back down memory lane and onto many imaginative tangents. It is a story which explores the deep-seated effects of one’s connection to place.
Great for: spatial and cultural belonging.

3. ‘Australia Day ought to bring the nation together’ by Pino Migliorino (Opinion Article)

 

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald written by the chairman of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia, Pino Migliorino. This opinion article is about multi-culturalism and exclusion in Australia.
View Australia Day ought to bring the nation together.
Great for: cultural and social belonging.

4. An Education (Film) 

 

A 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on an autobiographical article in Granta by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright, impressionable schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming con man who convinces her to make choices her family doesn’t approve of. The film centers on the theme of individual choices verses conformity to social expectations.
Great for: social & cultural belonging and the relationship between identity and belonging.

5. Belonging (Exhibition at State Library of NSW) 

 

An exhibition at the State Library of NSW (images available online) which bring together numerous historical photographs and propaganda posters exploring our social and cultural history.View the Belonging Exhibition online.
Great for: cultural and social belonging.

 

 

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