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Melbourne University Publishing

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  • Exit Woundsby John Cantwell; Greg Bearup

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    As a country boy from Queensland, John Cantwell signed up to the army as a private and rose to the rank of major general. He was on the front line in 1991 as Coalition forces fitted bulldozer blades to tanks and buried alive Iraqi troops in their trenches. He fought in Baghdad in 2006 and saw what a car bomb does to a marketplace crowded with women... more...

  • Meanjin Vol. 72, No. 2by Zora Sanders (Ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    In June, Meanjin brings you tales of architecture and superstition from Meg Mundell, while Mark McKenna looks at the strange role of the biographer and Ronnie Scott holds his iPhone high and snaps a selfie. Anna Heyward discovers the life and letters of the inimitable Mary Gilmore and Damon Young wonders what we can learn from comic book heroes. There... more...

  • Decent Obsessionsby Bernard Salt

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    What is the etiquette of greeting your boss (of a different gender) in a social situation?Should you shake hands as you might in the office or should you air-kiss and if you air-kiss should it be a single peck on the cheek?Have you ever left a social function thinking “am I the only normal person in the world?Are you an ‘exciting’ or are you a ‘boring’... more...

  • For Love Aloneby Christina Stead

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    'In the harbour city’s steamy, fecund heat, the air is thick with thwarted longing, the people on the tram smell like foxes, and the girls with their glossy hair talk of hope chests and fight down the dread of being left on the shelf.' from the Introduction by Drusilla Modjeska Superbly evoking life in Sydney and London in the 1930s, For Love Alone... more...

  • New Engagementby David Mickler; Tanya Lyons

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Recent developments in both Africa and Australia have brought the two continents closer together. In Africa, a resources boom, greater political stability, and the creation of the new regional institutions have contributed to economic and human development, even if many challenges including conflict, poverty and exploitation remain. Australia has commercial... more...

  • Tales From The Political Trenchesby Maxine McKew

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    ?Julia Gillard was impatient for the prime ministership, and either worked with or allowed others to manufacture a sense of crisis around Rudd?s leadership. She then cut down a prime minister in his first term and tried to pretend it was in the national interest to do so. Since then, she has been the architect of her own misfortune.? In Tales from... more...

  • Speechlessby James Button

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Growing up, James watched a roll-call... more...

  • Gough Whitlam: His Timeby Jenny Hocking

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Gough Whitlam, Australia?s twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later?an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full... more...

  • Climate Politics And The Climate Movement In Australiaby Verity Burgmann; Hans Baer

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Climate change is the hottest topic of the twenty-first century and the climate movement a significant global social movement. This book examines the broad context of Australian climate politics and the place of the climate movement within it. Acting 'from above' are the most powerful forces-corporations and governments, both Labor and Coalition-with... more...

  • Responsibilityby Ghassan Hage

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    The concept of responsibility permeates social life. While it has many meanings, they often centre around questions of practical and moral accountability, culpability and liability. One can learn a great deal about a social formation by looking at the way the meanings of responsibility are deployed within it, the way they vary from one social space... more...