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University of New South Wales Press

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  • Culture Crisisby Jon Altman; Melinda Hinkson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Written by Australia?s leading anthropologists, this valuable examination explores the Australian government?s intervention in terms of health, safety, and education of the nation?s remote Aboriginal citizens via the Northern Territory National Emergency Response. Dissecting the notion of difference and probing the idea of indigenous disadvantage... more...

  • HIV in Chinaby Jing Jun; Heather Worth

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The result of collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, this unique chronicle maps some of the most important social, political, and cultural characteristics of the HIV epidemic in China. Demonstrating that the epidemic was propelled by three main economic drivers—the blood trade, the drug trade,... more...

  • Brisbaneby Matthew Condon

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Part of a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, this unique and evocative exploration is part memoir and part guide to Australia?s Brisbane. Intertwining personal stories with the city?s historical past, this account paints a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city. more...

  • Lifeboat Citiesby Brendan Gleeson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Hopeful and provocative, this account considers the principle social and ecological threats facing Australia and outlines the ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed. Taking a radical approach to climate change prevention, this bold manifesto claims that Australia?s current focus on over-consumption and “greener lifestyles?... more...

  • Vanda & Youngby John Tait

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Featuring revealing interviews with the members of AC/DC and other chart-topping acts, this chronicle profiles the careers of Australia?s top songwriters, producers, and star-makers: Harry Vanda and George Young. From their partnership as members of Easybeats to their diverse range of hits—including "Friday on My Mind," "She?s So Fine," and "Love... more...

  • Snake-Bittenby Nancy Cushing; Kevin Markwell

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Based on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Depicting Worrell?s larger-than-life personality and his pioneer work with snake anti-venins, this inspiring story shows how... more...

  • Alan 'The Red Fox' Reidby Ross Fitzgerald; Stephen Holt

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Bold and thorough, this biography traces the life of one of Australia?s most controversial and legendary journalists, Alan “The Red Fox? Reid, who covered the nation?s politics from the 1930s to the 1980s. Demonstrating how Reid not only reported the news but shaped it due to his connections with Labor Prime Ministers Ben Chifley and John Curtin,... more...

  • All That's Leftby Nick Dyrenfurth; Tim Soutphommasane

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Following Australia?s 2010 election, this invaluable discussion allows key political players and commentators to ask pointed and practical questions about what progressive politics in Australia mean today. Candid and surprising, this analysis covers a wide range of topics, including What Should Labor Stand For? How Should Australia?s Governments... more...

  • A Three-Cornered Lifeby Jim Davidson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    A biography of a 20th-century Australian historian and an outstanding scholar in the humanities and social science fields, this thorough account highlights the accomplishments of W. K. Hancock. Compelling and informative, this chronicle features the scope of Hancock?s work across three continents, including his mission to Uganda on behalf of the... more...

  • Once Upon a Time in Papunyaby Vivien Johnson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Part art history, part detective story, this gripping insider?s account of the Papunya art movement—which was centered around the 1,000 small, painted panels created at the remote northern territory Aboriginal settlement of Papunya during 1971 and 1972—goes beyond a mere discussion of the astronomical auction prices in the late 1990s that first drew... more...