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Ethnography

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Flash of Recognitionby Jane Lydon

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Inspired by the shocking photograph of two Aboriginal men in neck-chains on the cover of Charles Rowley?s 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society , this original and highly illustrated book uses photography to tell the bigger story of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Australia. While many of the images are confronting, it shares the... more...

  • Race and the Crisis of Humanismby Kay Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Kay Anderson's provocative account traces how the nineteenth century ideas of race arose. Including historical understandings of 'humanity'. This original contribution will be of interest to academics of diverse social and humanities backgrounds. more...

  • White Nationby Ghassan Hage

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Flash of Recognitionby Jane Lydon

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 34.16

    As a student, Jane Lydon was shocked by the photograph on the cover of Charles Rowley’s 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society, which showed two Aboriginal men in neck-chains. In this original and highly illustrated book she uses photography to tell a bigger story of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Australia. While many of the... more...