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  • Power of Knowledge, the Resonance of Traditionby Luke Taylor; Graeme K. Ward; Graham Henderson; Richard Davis; Lynley A. Wallis

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    A ground-breaking critique of the concept of “tradition? as it has been applied in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context, this refreshing new analysis argues for a deeper appreciation of the creativity inherent in their social life and the way that knowledge is constructed and deployed in complex intercultural contexts in contemporary... more...

  • Unfinished Constitutional Business?by Barbara Hocking

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    Championing the recognized right of all peoples to freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social, and cultural development, this study offers fresh insights into the ways communities can chart their own course and realize self-determination. more...

  • Aboriginal Suicide Is Differentby Colin Tatz

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Adopting a historical and anthropological approach to suicide in Australia and New Zealand, this study documents the rate of suicide among Aboriginal people, which is among the world?s highest. more...

  • Germansby Peter Monteath

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    From Beehive Corner and Bert Flugelman's polished balls in Rundle Mall to the vineyards, churches and cemeteries of the Barossa Valley, tangible signs of South Australia's Germans are everywhere to be seen. Too often, however, 'the Germans' are regarded as a single group in the state's history. The truth is more complex and intriguing. more...

  • Ochre and Rustby Philip Jones

    Wakefield Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone. more...

  • South from Alaskaby Mike Litzow

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 27.95

    Ever since I was seven years old, I have been convinced that one of the fundamental upsides of being alive is that it gives you the chance to do things like sailing across oceans ... When marine biologists Mike Litzow and his partner Alisa make a promise to follow their dream to sail from Alaska to Australia, they agree that they won’t leave until... more...

  • A Different Inequalityby Diane Austin-Broos; Professor Fred Myers

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 24.99

    An exploration of why both the right and left of politics have so failed remote Aboriginal Australians, and why until policymakers and researchers take into account both cultural difference and inequality, we will not come anywhere near closing the gap Great beauty is juxtaposed with seemingly endless grief in remote Aboriginal Australia. Communities... more...

  • Is That You Ruthie?by Ruth Hegarty

    University of Queensland Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    Ruthie is the central character in this lively and candid memoir of institutional life. more...

  • Muslims In Australiaby Nahid Kabir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    This book investigates how events such as September 11 and Bali terrorist attacks reinforce suspicion and fear, giving an insight into what it means to be a Muslim in contemporary Australia, and how the actions of militant Islamic groups have impacted upon Muslims in general in Western society. more...

  • The Aboriginal Tent Embassyby Gary Foley; Andrew Schaap; Edwina Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book draws together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars, some of whom were participants in the events that they write about, to examine the social, historical and political significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, established 40 yeears ago in Canberra, for the struggle for indigenous rights... more...