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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Secret Life of the Gold Coastby Brendan Shanahan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The Gold Coast: City of the Future; metropolis of dreams. In less than fifty years a tiny holiday town of fibro shacks and mangrove swamps has grown to become a city of almost a million people and an embodiment of our unquenchable lust for surf, sun and sand. Set against a backdrop of marina developments for the near-dead, a rampant drug culture, the... more...

  • Fairfax: The Rise and Fallby Colleen Ryan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    COLLEEN RYAN gives the definitive account of the fate of Fairfax. It is the story of greedy media moguls, angry and ambitious politicians, foolhardy heirs and heiresses, zealous journalists, muddling management and the rise of digital media. The once-mighty Fairfax has been a victim of them all. A drama-filled saga that reveals how far Fairfax has... 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...

  • Glory Dazeby Jim Chalmers

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The book asks how a nation with the developed world’s best economy has a dimmer view of its performance than some of the basket case economies of southern Europe have of their own, and how a country that escaped recession and mass unemployment despite the biggest global downturn since the Great Depression got so down on itself. It is a Labor insiders’... more...

  • Profits of Doomby Antony Loewenstein

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate... more...