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  • Chinese Factorby Pamela Tan

    Rosenberg Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99

    The author left Australia patriotically attracted to the new China created by the communist revolution. She stayed nearly 30 years through a period of initial promise followed by a series of disasters. Here, she explores her experience, beliefs, confusion and fear in China, her young life in Melbourne that led to China and her post-China journey once... more...

  • Black Swanby Eileen Harrison; Carolyn Landon

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    A frank and powerful memoir of the life of an Aboriginal woman, from her early years on the Lake Tyers mission to discovery of her talent as a painter. more...

  • Conciliation on Colonial Frontiersby Kate Darian-Smith; Penelope Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Spanning the late 18th century to the present, this volume explores new directions in imperial and postcolonial histories of conciliation, performance, and conflict between European colonizers and Indigenous peoples in Australia and the Pacific Rim, including Aotearoa New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Pacific Coast. It examines cultural "rituals"... more...

  • A Different Timeby National Museum of Australia

    National Museum of Australia 2008; US$ 35.95

    Herbert Basedow was an anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who used photography to document his expeditions into central and northern Australia between 1903 and 1928. A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928 draws on the National Museum of Australia’s rich collection of Basedow’s photographic... more...

  • Empire of Political Thoughtby Bruce Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A book about how European colonists in Australia represented the Indigenous peoples they found there, and the tasks of governing them within the terms of Western political thought. It emphasises how the framework of ideas drawn from the traditions of Western political thought was employed in the imperial government of Indigenous peoples. more...

  • Glory Garageby Nadia Jamal; Taghred Chandab

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 17.22

    A collection of true stories that present a fascinating insight into a culture that remains mysterious to many non-Lebanese Muslims. Warm, provocative, funny and poignant, these tales of family and community life, contradictions and customs, are a vivid insight into an exotic and vibrant culture. more...

  • Indigenist Critical Realismby Gracelyn Smallwood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians? Wellbeing consists of a defence of what is popularly known as the Human Rights Agenda in Indigenous Affairs in Australia. It begins with a consideration of the non-well-being of Indigenous Australians, then unfolding a personal narrative of the author Dr Gracelyn Smallwood's family.... more...

  • Intergenerational transmission of criminal and violent behaviourby Sytske Besemer

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’, ‘Like father like son’, ‘Chip off the old block’. All these idioms seem to suggest that offspring resemble their parents and this also applies to criminal behaviour. This dissertation investigates mechanisms that might explain why children with criminal parents have a higher... more...

  • Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrinby Bell Diane

    Spinifex Press 1998; US$ 24.95

    The voices of women and men who struggled to protect sacred sites in the Hindmarsh Island, Murray Mouth and Goolwa area. When they did, it became the subject of a series of court cases, legal decisions, media speculation and parliamentary conflict, ending in 2001 with a vindication of their words. more...

  • Orphaned by the Colour of My Skinby Mary Terszak

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    In an invasive, paternalistic, federal public policy environment for Indigenous communities, this book provides an in-depth account of one person's experiences as a ' Stolen Generation' Aboriginal Australian. Told from the heart, the book speaks in the raw voice of a grandmother reflecting on her life, focusing on her childhood experiences, subsequent... more...