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208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Bold women of the Warlpiri diaspora who went too far / Paul Burke
  • Predicaments of proximity : revising relatedness in a Warlpiri town / Yasmine Musharbash
  • Self-possessed : children, recognition, and psychological autonomy at Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia / Ute Eickelkamp
  • Reconfiguring relational personhood among Lander Warlpiri / Petronella Vaarzon-Morel
  • The role of allocative power and its diminution in the constitution and violation of Wiradjuri personhood / Gaynor Macdonald
  • Murrinhpatha personhood, other humans, and contemporary youth / John Mansfield
  • Mobility and the education of indigenous youth away from remote home communities / Cameo Dalley
  • We're here to worship god : aboriginal Christians and the political dimensions of personhood / Carolyn Schwarz
  • Empathy, psychic unity, anger, and shame : learning about personhood in a remote aboriginal community / Victoria K. Burbank.
Green Library
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xi, 288 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xxiv, 204 pages : color illustration ; 25 cm.
Anti-racist Discourse on Muslims in the Australian Parliament' examines discourses of anti-racism in contemporary Australian politics, in particular, how politicians contest and challenge racism against a minority group which does not constitute a traditional 'race'. The book takes data from Australian federal parliamentary debates relating to Muslims from 2006 and 2007 when bills for stricter naturalisation requirements were debated. Using critical discourse analysis, it deconstructs the racist, xenophobic and discriminatory arguments against Muslims, but focuses on the anti-racist counter discourse to these arguments. Since blatant racist statements are rare nowadays, the book focuses on manifestations of 'culturalist racism' by taking discursive exclusion from the 'nation' as the site in which 'culturalist racism' most frequently occurs in Western liberal-democracies. In addition to contributing to the theoretical discussion about the relationship between Muslims, racism and anti-racism, the book expands on methods applying critical discourse analysis and the discourse-historical approach by providing a practical guide to analysing anti-racist political discourses.
Green Library
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194 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
  • Background to the study of Solomon Islands archaeology and prehistory
  • Cultural geography of the Solomon Islands
  • A short history of archaeology in the Solomon Islands
  • The Pleistocene and mid-Holocene record
  • The Austronesian expansion
  • The last 1000 years
  • Regional prehistory in the western Solomons : process and history
  • Conclusion.
Archaeology of the Solomon Islands presents the outcome of 20 years' research in the Solomon Islands undertaken jointly by Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard, both leaders in the field of Pacific archaeology.At the time of first European encounter, the peoples of Melanesia exhibited some of the greatest diversity in language, socio-political organisation and culture expression of any region on earth. This extraordinary diversity attracted scholars and resulted in coastal Melanesia becoming the birthplace of modern anthropology, and yet the area remains one of the least well-documented regions of the Pacific in archaeological terms.This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians. At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors' own considerable field research.Until recently, much Pacific archaeological research focused primarily on colonisation events and cultural-ecological interactions. Walter and Sheppard are interested too in the long-term development of diversity in coastal Melanesia and in the evolution of `traditional' Melanesian societies. As a case study they focus on the Roviana Chiefdom, an aggressive but highly successful polity based around headhunting, slave raiding and ritual violence that dominated the political economy of the Western Province into the early twentieth century.They also integrate the Solomon Islands into ongoing models and debates around Pacific culture-history, including in such key areas as human expansion during the Pleistocene, the spread of Austronesians, Lapita colonisation, the development of food production, the role of exchange systems, the concept and meaning of culture areas, and human impact on landscapes and ecosystems.This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824875374 20171211
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 333 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Beautiful Balts tells the extraordinary story of these people, tracing their journey from the often chaotic camps of Europe after World War II to a new life in a land of opportunity where prejudice, parochialism, and strident anti-communism were rife. Drawing from archives, oral history interviews and literature generated by the Displaced Persons themselves, Persian investigates who they really were, why Australia wanted them and what they experienced.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781742234854 20170731
Green Library
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x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. Sunrise in the West: snow in the tropics-- 1. Operation crossroads: the World's first nuclear disaster-- 2. The coming of the 'Super'-- 3. Runaway bomb-- 4. The victims of Bravo-- 5. Monsters and movements: the cultural 'Fallout' of nuclear testing-- 6. Bikini postmortem I: public perceptions and official obsessions-- 7. Bikini postmortem II: nuclear policy and nuclear tests-- Epilogue. Back to Bikini?-- Appendix 1. Ultimate weapons-- Appendix 2. Radiation exposure, dosage, and its biomedical effects-- Notes-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107047327 20170907
During the Cold War, the United States conducted atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The total explosive yield of these tests was 108 megatons, equivalent to the detonation of one Hiroshima bomb per day over nineteen years. These tests, particularly Castle Bravo, the largest one, had tragic consequences, including the irradiation of innocent people and the permanent displacement of many native Marshallese. Keith M. Parsons and Robert Zaballa tell the story of the development and testing of thermonuclear weapons and the effects of these tests on their victims and on the popular and intellectual culture. These events are also situated in their Cold War context and explained in terms of the prevailing hopes, fears, and beliefs of that age. In particular, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of top American officials, such as Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107047327 20170907
Green Library
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xii, 248 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments About the Author Map of the Fires Introduction 1 Queen Street 1864 The Fire of April 11 2 Edward William Fegan - The grocer who made history 3 Rowland Illidge - The gentleman hairdresser 4 Richard Ash Kingsford - Grandfather of `Smithy' 5 Simon Fraser and John Francis Buckland - A formidable duo 6 North Brisbane Hotel - A treasure trove of tales 7 The Brisbane Volunteer Fire Brigade - `Useless', said the Press 8 The 12th Regiment - Unruly Redcoats 9 John Phillip Jost - A pesky pork sausage maker 10 Robert Bulcock - A shrewd politician 11 William Keith - Dented but not defeated 12 John Markwell - The ironmongering tailor 13 John Alexander McDonald - An indefatigable quite achiever 14 The smoke clears ... for now 15 Refuge Row 16 Set for disaster The Fire of December 1 17 Alexander Stewart - the `Royal' Scot 18 William Hemmant - A purveyor of ladies and gentlemen's apparel 19 Emile Gaujard - The flamboyant Frenchman 20 George Cutbush - A rocky road to success 21 Donald Dallas - Dogged by disaster 22 James Collins - A starry-eyed butcher 23 Isaac Lenneberg - The Cafe De Paris 24 Albert John Hockings - A legacy of plants, trees, parks and gardens 25 George Edmondstone - Pragmatic Scot and honest politician 26 Augustus John Kosvitz - Scoundrel or Saint 27 The Victoria Hotel - A chequered history 28 The Sovereign Hotel - Dispensing utmost civility and attention 29 Benjamin Henry Palmer - Shadowed by misfortune 30 Nathaniel Lade - A tragic tale 31 James Robert Dickson - A most extraordinary citizen 32 The curious case of Mr. Pillow's Humpy 33 Dawn breaks Postscript Thinking Like A Surveyor: How Brisbane CBD Got Its Shape Endnotes Cast of Characters Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781925644005 20171211
1864 was a tough year for the fledgling town of Brisbane as it struggled to throw off the shackles of its origins as a harsh penal settlement. Commerce was vital to this northern outpost and its heart beat along Queen Street - a rough dirt track lined by deep open drains and constantly rutted by the busy traffic of horse drawn vehicles. Two devastating fires, one in April and the second, and worst, in December, swept through the commercial hub. Nearly 70 shops, offices and homes in Queen, George, Elizabeth and Albert Streets were destroyed, a terrible blow to the growing community. This book is the dramatic, uplifting, at times heart-wrenching, historical record of those who saw their dreams and hopes reduced to ashes, yet survived to lay the foundations of the booming sub-tropical metropolis that today is Australia's third biggest city. It brings to light the stories of both the ordinary and well-known citizens of early Brisbane whose lives were touched by the fires. Each personal story is connected by the timeline and path of the fire as it engulfs then consumes buildings, homes, shacks and livelihoods. Here is central Brisbane, 1864, consumed by fire but alive with the family histories of such varied workers as drapers, butchers, jewellers, saddlers, politicians, policemen, hairdressers, publicans and ex-convicts to name a few.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781925644005 20171211
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xix, 200 pages : illustration, maps ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 725 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Note on Korean, Chinese, and Japanese TermsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionI. The Rise of the United States1. "A Theatre for the Exercise of the Most Ambitious Intellect": Seeds of Strategy, 1784-18602. "How Sublime the Pacific Part Assigned to Us": Precursors to Expansion, 1861-18983. "I Wish to See the United States the Dominant Power on the Shores of the Pacific": Grand Strategy in the Era of Theodore RooseveltII. The Rise of Japan4. "Leave the Door Open, Rehabilitate China, and Satisfy Japan": Defining the Open Door, 1909-19275. "Between Non-resistance and Coercion": The Open Door Closes, 1928-19416. "We Have Got to Dominate the Pacific": Grand Strategy and the War Against JapanIII. The Rise of the Soviets7. "The Overall Effect Is to Enlarge Our Strategic Frontier": Defining Containment in the Pacific, 1945-19608. "Anyone Who Isn't Confused Really Doesn't Understand the Situation": Asia Strategy and Escalation in Vietnam, 1961-19689. "An Even Balance": Nixon and Kissinger's Redefinition of Containment in Asia, 1969-197510. "The President Cannot Make Any Weak Moves": Jimmy Carter and the Return of the China Card, 1977-198011. "To Contain and Over Time Reverse": Ronald Reagan, 1980-1989IV. The Rise of China12. "The Key to Our Security and Our Prosperity Lies in the Vitality of Those Relationships": George H. W. Bush and the Unipolar Moment, 1989-199213. "Engage and Balance": Bill Clinton and the Unexpected Return of Great-Power Politics14. "A Balance of Power That Favors Freedom": Strategic Surprise and the Asia Policy of George W. Bush15. "The Pivot": Barack Obama and the Struggle to Rebalance AsiaConclusion: The Historical Case for Asia StrategyNotesIndexIllustrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180429 20170418
Soon after the American Revolution, ?certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there. Over the coming generations, the United States continued to ask how best to expand trade with the region and whether to partner with China, at the center of the continent, or Japan, looking toward the Pacific. Where should the United States draw its defensive line, and how should it export democratic principles? In a history that spans the eighteenth century to the present, Michael J. Green follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia, identifying recurring themes in American statecraft that reflect the nation's political philosophy and material realities. Drawing on archives, interviews, and his own experience in the Pentagon and White House, Green finds one overarching concern driving U.S. policy toward East Asia: a fear that a rival power might use the Pacific to isolate and threaten the United States and prevent the ocean from becoming a conduit for the westward free flow of trade, values, and forward defense. By More Than Providence works through these problems from the perspective of history's major strategists and statesmen, from Thomas Jefferson to Alfred Thayer Mahan and Henry Kissinger. It records the fate of their ideas as they collided with the realities of the Far East and adds clarity to America's stakes in the region, especially when compared with those of Europe and the Middle East.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180429 20170418
Green Library
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xiii, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Index of Maps and Photographs Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Layout Styles Introduction: Culture Change and Exchange Chapter 1. Bena Stories, Histories and Sociality Chapter 2. Unexpected Actions and strategic Exchanges: Leadership and Economy Chapter 3. In Exchange with the World: The Concept of Person in Bena Chapter 4. Changing Exchanges: Bena Life Cycle Rituals Birth: Entering a world of Exchange Relationships Chapter 5. Magical Practices and their Transformations in Modern Bena Chapter 6. Sanguma: The 'Essence-Suckers' Chapter 7. In Exchange with God: Christianity in modern Bena Chapter 8. Expect the Unexpected: Scientology in Napamogona.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785333842 20171218
How is cultural change perceived and performed by members of the Bena Bena language group, who live in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea? In her analysis, Knapp draws upon existing bodies of work on 'culture change', 'exchange' and 'person' in Melanesia but brings them together in a new way by conjoining traditional models with theoretical approaches of the new Melanesian ethnography and with collaborative, reflexive and reverse anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785333842 20171218
Green Library
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ix, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
From the hiding of the bones of Kamehameha the Great, to the half-mile-long funeral procession of King Kamehameha III, to the somber return of the embalmed remains of King Kalakaua from San Francisco, Hawaii experienced changing responses to the deaths of Hawaiian royalty. Missionary journals, government publications, and articles in Hawaiian and English language newspapers provide the source material for the first comprehensive look at the transformation of funerary practices following permanent contact with the West. The documentary evidence tells the story of the adoption of new ways of honoring Hawaii royalty and the persistence of traditional practices. Although the funeral observances for British royalty provided an extravagant model for their Hawaii counterparts, indigenous practices survived. While mourners no longer knocked out their teeth or tattooed their tongues, other traditional forms-the mass wailing, feather standards, and composing of funeral dirges-continued well into the twentieth century. Besides the contemporaneous accounts, dozens of historic drawings and photographs provide rarely seen glimpses of the obsequies of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua dynasties. Burial locations, too, saw transformation as secret burial caves and thatched structures housing ancient bones gave way to coral sepulchers, Gothic mausoleums and underground crypts. The description of the burial sites includes the locations of the final resting places of the royalty of Hawaii.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476668468 20171227
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117 pages ; 19 cm
  • Ici la mer vit, et bat, et ronge" -- Vers la liberté libre -- "Une race disparaît en souriant" -- Vie et mort d'une civilisation -- "Maîtres de joie, maîtres de vie, maîtres de volupté" -- Une joie nietzschéenne -- "Vous cherchez le dernier païen ?" -- Une ethnologie poétique -- "Un imaginateur de dieux" -- Érotique d'une vie esthétique -- "Tout musée est un tombeau" -- L'acharnement thérapeutique.
"Victor Segalen écrivain breton, dépressif et opiomane, élevé dans les préceptes d'une religion catholique qu'il ne cessait de rejeter s'est rendu à Hiva-Oa, une des îles Marquises, pour partir sur les traces de Paul Gauguin. Il y a trouvé un apaisement du corps et de l'esprit. Gauguin comme Segalen, au cours de leurs séjours polynésiens, semblent se débarrasser des oripeaux judéo-chrétiens pour accéder à une autre forme d'être au monde, plus vraie, amorale, harmonieuse. À travers les récits de ses deux grands prédécesseurs, Michel Onfray retrouve dans le contact avec la nature primitive l'esprit d'un régime libidinal proprement libertaire. Ce texte fort mêle de façon convaincante le récit de voyage, concret et sensuel, et la réflexion sur la vie et la mort des civilisations."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xvi, 502 pages : llustrations (chiefly color), color maps, music ; 24 cm
Music Library
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xvii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Changing Relations.- Chapter 3: A Brutal Snapping of the Anglo-New Zealand Nexus?.- Chapter 4: Meat and the British Market.- Chapter 5: Diversification of Meat Exports.- Chapter 6: Dairy and the British Market.- Chapter 7: Diversification of Dairy Exports.- Chapter 8: Wool marketing and Reform.- Chapter 9: Handling the Threat to Wool from Synthetics.- Chapter 10: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319530154 20170821
This book is a study of New Zealand shaking off its quasi-colonial dependence on Britain. Has New Zealand moved beyond its colonial heritage? Is it now time to remove the Union Jack from the national flag and change to a Republic? Hall analyses the three decades after World War II when changes in Britain, mainly as a consequence of that war, forced New Zealand to seek new markets for its exports, which were predominantly primary produce; notably meat, wool and dairy products. A key symbol of these changes was Britain becoming a member of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973 - how did this engagement with Europe impact on trade with a Commonwealth country? Significantly, rather than politicians and diplomats, voices of New Zealand's primary producers (the 'backbone of the economy') are used to describe the country's decolonisation in trade. The volume traces how relationships between Britain and one of its main dominions evolved from their quasi-colonial relationship and how the dominion coped with breaking away from over-dependence on Britain not just in economic terms but also in sentimental terms. Hall provides an interesting overview of the final stages of decolonisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319530154 20170821
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 366 pages : maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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162 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Imperial Children and Empire Formation in the Nineteenth Century 1. Birthing Empire: Economies of Childrearing and the Establishment of American Colonialism in Hawai`i 2. Playing with Fire: White Childhood and Environmental Legacies in Nineteenth-Century Hawai`i 3. Schooling Power: Teaching Anglo-Civic Duty in the Hawaiian Islands, 1841-53 4. Cannibals in America: U.S. Acculturation and the Construction of National Identity in Nineteenth-Century White Immigrants from the Hawaiian Islands 5. Crossing the Pali: White Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and the Racial Divide in Hawai`i, 1820-98 Conclusion: White Hawaiians before the World Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803285897 20171017
Twelve companies of American missionaries were sent to the Hawaiian Islands between 1819 and 1848 with the goal of spreading American Christianity and New England values. By the 1850s American missionary families in the islands had birthed more than 250 white children, considered Hawaiian subjects by the indigenous monarchy and U.S. citizens by missionary parents. In Hawaiian by Birth Joy Schulz explores the tensions among the competing parental, cultural, and educational interests affecting these children and, in turn, the impact the children had on nineteenth-century U.S. foreign policy. These children of white missionaries would eventually alienate themselves from the Hawaiian monarchy and indigenous population by securing disproportionate economic and political power. Their childhoods-complicated by both Hawaiian and American influences-led to significant political and international ramifications once the children reached adulthood. Almost none chose to follow their parents into the missionary profession, and many rejected the Christian faith. Almost all supported the annexation of Hawai`i despite their parents' hope that the islands would remain independent. Whether the missionary children moved to the U.S. mainland, stayed in the islands, or traveled the world, they took with them a sense of racial privilege and cultural superiority. Schulz adds children's voices to the historical record with this first comprehensive study of the white children born in the Hawaiian Islands between 1820 and 1850 and their path toward political revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803285897 20171017
Green Library
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x, 372 pages ; 24 cm
During the nineteenth century, Maori women produced letters and memoirs, wrote off to newspapers and commissioners, appeared before commissions of enquiry, gave evidence in court cases, and went to the Native Land Court to assert their rights. He Reo Wahine is a bold new introduction to the experience of Maori women in colonial New Zealand through Maori women's own words - the speeches and evidence, letters and testimonies that they left in the archive.Drawing from over 500 texts in both English and te reo Maori written by Maori women themselves, or expressing their words in the first person, He Reo Wahine explores the range and diversity of Maori women's concerns and interests, the many ways in which they engaged with colonial institutions, as well as their understanding and use of the law, legal documents, and the court system. The book both collects those sources - providing readers with substantial excerpts from letters, petitions, submissions and other documents - and interprets them. Eight chapters group texts across key themes: land sales, war, land confiscation and compensation, politics, petitions, legal encounters, religion and other private matters.Beside a large scholarship on New Zealand women's history, the historical literature on Maori women is remarkably thin. This book changes that by utilising the colonial archives to explore the feelings, thoughts and experiences of M?ori women - and their relationships to the wider world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781869408664 20171009
Green Library
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xx, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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