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Ethnography

  • Racial Prejudice and Discriminationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Cultural diversity is central to Australia’s national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism. Racist attitudes are common in the form of unconscious bias, intolerance and prejudice; at its worst, racial discrimination manifests in violence and abuse. This book reveals the extent, causes and impacts of racism. What are people’s... more...

  • Stilwaterby Rafael de Grenade

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00

    Rafael de Grenade was twelve years old when she quit school and soon began to work on a rough-country mountain ranch in Arizona. There she learned how to sleep out when there was no fast way home; how to track her way by familiar spires and rivers; how to survive off the water that seeped from moss hidden in the valleys. But when she read about cattlemen... more...

  • Calling the Shotsby Jane Lydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were produced in unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants, who see them in distinctive and positive ways. Calling the shots brings together researchers who are using this rich archive to explore Aboriginal... more...

  • Australian History Nowby Anna Clark; Paul Ashton

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 19.99

    Australian history has changed drastically over the last fifty years and has found itself at the centre of heated and consuming public debates. Australian History Now is an engaging and often surprising introduction to the ways we understand and write our history in academic, popular and school books, argue about it in the media, present it in museums... 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...

  • 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...

  • Kayang & Meby Kim Scott; Hazel Brown

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 10.90

    Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people —... more...

  • Kayang & Meby Kim Scott; Hazel Brown

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    A monumental family history of Australia's Wilomin Noongar people, this is a powerful story of community and belonging. Revealing the deep and enduring connections between family, country, culture, and history that lie at the heart of indigenous identity, this book?a mix of storytelling and biography?offers insight into a fascinating community. more...

  • High Sobriety: my year without boozeby Jill Stark

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 21.99

    ?I?m the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia?s booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I write myself off.? Booze had dominated Jill Stark?s social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything.... 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...