Environment, Race, and Nationhood in Australia: Revisiting by Russell McGregor

By Russell McGregor

This new learn deals a well timed and compelling account of why earlier generations of Australians have noticeable the north of the rustic as an empty land, and the way these perceptions of Australia’s tropical areas influence present coverage and form the self-image of the state. It considers the origins of those matters - from fears of invasion and ethical qualms approximately leaving assets mendacity idle, from apprehensions approximately white nationhood coming less than overseas censure and misgivings concerning the ordinary attributes of the north - and elucidates Australians’ altering appreciations of the usual environments of the north, their moving attitudes towards race and their unsettled conceptions of Asia.

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Activist Wisdom: Practical Knowledge And Creative Tension in by Sarah Maddison

By Sarah Maddison

Peace marches, protest demonstrations and campaigns for or opposed to each reason that you can think of have lengthy been a part of the Australian social and political panorama. This full of life e-book blends the voices and stories of insiders keen on specific reasons with an even bigger photograph that analyses successes and screw ups, verbal exchange of principles and social and political affects.

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Imperial Benevolence: Making British Authority in the by Jane Samson

By Jane Samson

This insightful research of British imperialism within the south Pacific explores the impulses at the back of British demands the security and "improvement" of islanders.

From kingmaking initiatives in Hawaii, Tonga, and Fiji to the "antislavery" crusade opposed to the hard work alternate within the Western pacific, the writer examines the deeply subjective, cultural roots permeating Britons' attitudes towards Pacific Islanders.

by means of teasing out the connections among these attitudes and the British humanitarian and antislavery activities, Imperial Benevolence reminds us that nineteenth-century Britain used to be engaged in a world crusade for "Christianization and Civilization."

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The Wrecking Ball: A Novel (P.S.) by Christiana Spens

By Christiana Spens

Armed with belief money and pedigrees yet bent on uprising, twenty-somethings Alice, Harry, Rose, and Hugo are teetering close to self-destruction. With big apple and London as their playgrounds, they chase oblivion—and their subsequent high—through a glittering blur of nightclubs, decadent events, haute couture, and underground tune scenes, hard-partying at the razor's area with a endless cocktail of gear and booze. Insomniacs and unstoppable, those 4 misplaced souls journey the intense highs and devastating lows of a summer season that speedy reaches a crescendo of track, warmth, and hedonism. Wavering among moments of revelation and damage, they remove darkness from a new release given everything—except a solution to the undying query: Who am I?

From a awesome new literary voice comes a startling, clean, strikingly candid novel of dependancy and extra.

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State and Society in Papua New Guinea: The First Twenty-five by R. J. May

By R. J. May

At the eve of Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975 there have been many – either in the nation and out of doors – who anticipated political anarchy, with the opportunity of a military coup or authoritarian single-party dominance, and fiscal cave in. Such fears seemed to were justified while in 1975 either the North Solomons (Bougainville) and Papua unilaterally declared their independence. actually, notwithstanding, PNG completed a delicate transition, and in its first decade as a brand new country loved a excessive measure of political and financial development. It is still one of many few post-colonial states that has maintained an unbroken checklist of democratic govt. however, from round the mid-1980s a couple of difficulties became obvious, together with: a decline in executive strength; expanding difficulties of city and rural lawlessness; negative fiscal administration, with transforming into proof of nepotism and corruption; environmental degradation linked to mining and logging, and extending strain on land; and, from 1988, a uprising on Bougainville. This quantity brings jointly a few papers written through the writer among 1971 and 2001 which tackle problems with political and fiscal improvement and social swap in Papua New Guinea. Dr R.J. may well is a senior fellow within the division of Political and Social switch, examine tuition of Pacific and Asian experiences on the Australian nationwide collage. He was once previously a senior economist with the Reserve financial institution of Australia and later beginning director of IASER in PNG (now the nationwide study Institute). In 1976 he was once offered the Independence Medal for his providers to banking and study in PNG.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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House-Girls Remember: Domestic Workers in Vanuatu by Margaret Rodman Critchlow, Daniela Kraemer, Lissant Bolton,

By Margaret Rodman Critchlow, Daniela Kraemer, Lissant Bolton, Jean Tarisesei

Giving voice to the ladies who labored as maids--known as "house-girls" within the Pacific islands of Vanuatu--is the aim of this cutting edge paintings. it's a targeted collaborative undertaking with contributions from twenty-one indigenous and 4 expatriate girls. even though women's background is a well-liked subject globally, Pacific island girls have had few possibilities to behavior study and post during this box. The e-book is contextualized inside literature on family staff and present anthropological thought, however the concentration is at the phrases of the indigenous girls themselves. Methodologically, its collaborative strategy demonstrates percentages for redefining post-colonial study. In 1990, Lissant Bolton (from Australia) and Jean Tarisesei (from Vanuatu) constructed a application that proficient ladies to be anthropological fieldworkers, encouraging them not just to advance learn abilities and an curiosity in women's cultural practices, but in addition to discover their very own colonial historical past and give a contribution to a bigger study project.The tales the ladies inform resonate with the studies of household staff world wide; their histories give a contribution to theorizing intimacy and touring tradition; and their struggles with antagonistic operating stipulations support locate ideas, that are defined on the finish of the publication. as well as contributions via the editors, workshop studies via 11 ni-Vanuatu girls fieldworkers and ten others who spoke approximately their lives as house-girls are incorporated. those studies are based into 9 chapters detailing ni-Vanuatu women's studies as household staff in the course of the colonial interval. bankruptcy 10 provides an aged French woman's reminiscences of the Vietnamese orphan who grew up in her domestic and labored as a house-girl. fabric from modern house-girls seems in a last bankruptcy in response to learn carried out in Port Vila. A end assesses the operating stipulations confronted by way of house-girls, prior and current, and indicates the way to confirm those ladies get the honor they hope and deserve.House-Girls be mindful is an engaging method of the heritage of colonialism. it is going to attract a large readership, in order to contain not just anthropologists, historians, economists involved in the that means of labor, and students engaged in feminist stories, but additionally Pacific islanders rising from their colonial previous.

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