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  • Imagining Australiaby Macgregor Duncan; Andrew Leigh; David Madden

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.26

    Australia is ready for a new national vision, a roadmap for its future. Four exciting, new and talented young Australians articulate such a vision offering fresh ideas and bold thinking about the country's future political, economic and social policy. more...

  • Indifferent Inclusionby Russell McGregor

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four decades of the twentieth century. Combining the perspectives of political, social and cultural history in a coherent narrative, he provides a cogent analysis of how the relationship changed, and the impediments to... more...

  • Islam Dreamingby Peta Stephenson

    UNSW Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Indigenous Australians are increasingly finding in Islam the possibility of reconnection with lost Indigenous traditions and a model of community unavailable elsewhere. But this is not a new story. From the Makassan trepang fisherman of Arnhem Land, the Malay pearl-divers of Broome, through the Afghan camel drivers of the interior, Muslims have lived... more...

  • Kamilaroi & Kurnaiby Lorimer Fison; A.W. Howitt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50

    A 'landmark in Australian anthropology' when it first appeared in 1880, this is the first major analysis of Aboriginal social structure, adopting a model today termed 'social Darwinist'. While this theory is now rejected, it exerted tremendous influence on European attitudes for decades. Kamilaroi and Kurnai is of particular relevance to Koories of... more...

  • The Martin Presenceby Peter Beilharz; Trevor Hogan; Sheila Shaver

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Jean Martin was a pioneer of sociology, inventing a version of the discipline that was uniquely suited to Australia in the post-war period. Jean Isobel Martin (1923-79) made herself a sociologist before the discipline was established in Australia. Regarded as a founder of Australian sociology, her writing, teaching and policy helped shape Australia... more...

  • Me & Youby Della Walker; Tina Coutts

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1989; US$ 9.00

    Della Walker believed that ?whether you are a white person or a black person, caring and sharing is what it is all about ? me and you together ? that?s the beauty part of it?. From the innocence of childhood to through to the joys and sorrows of adulthood, Della Walker?s story is one of strength, courage, love and pride. A powerful and dramatic life... more...

  • Muslims In Australiaby Nahid Kabir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Muslims in Australia  investigates the basis of Australian society's fear of Muslims by tracing their history since the Afghan settlement in 1860. The author 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... more...

  • Native to the Nationby Allaine Cerwonka

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Focusing on Australia, Allaine Cerwonka examines the physical and narrative spatial practices by which people reclaim territory in the wake of postcolonial claims to land by indigenous people and new immigration of ?foreigners.?Native to the Nation provides a multisited ethnography of two communities in Melbourne, allowing us to see how bodies are... more...

  • Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrinby Bell Diane

    Spinifex Press 1998; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Not Quite Whiteby Anne Monsour

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 55.00

    Not Quite White focuses on early Lebanese immigration to Australia, a group of immigrants and their descendants, who, with a few exceptions, have been largely ignored in the recording of Australian history. The Lebanese Australian story contributes a new understanding of the implementation of the White Australia Policy because although Lebanese do... more...