Publications

White Flour, White Power: From Rations to Citizenship in Central Australia

White Flour, White Power: From Rations to Citizenship in Central Australia

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse

Year published: 1998

The colonial practice of rationing goods to Indigenous people has been neglected in the study of Australian frontiers. This book argues that much of the colonial experience in Central Australia can be understood by seeing rationing as a fundamental, though flexible, instrument of colonial...

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Ecology and Empire: environmental history of settler societies

Ecology and Empire: environmental history of settler societies

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 1997

"Ecology" and "Empire" forged a historical partnership of great power -- and one which, particularly in the last 500 years, radically changed human and natural history across the globe. This book scrutinizes European expansion from the perspectives of the so-called colonized "peripheries", the...

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Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life

Elsie Clews Parsons: Inventing Modern Life

Author/editor: Professor Desley Deacon

Year published: 1997

Elsie Clews Parsons was a relentlessly modern woman. A pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, an ardent social critic, she challenged Americans to develop flexible and dynamic gender, family and social arrangements that fitted the new century. From 1912, when she incorporated ethnographic...

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Making Good: Law and Moral Regulation in Canada, 1867-1939

Making Good: Law and Moral Regulation in Canada, 1867-1939

Author/editor: Dr Carolyn Strange

Year published: 1997

Young Canada was often portrayed as a virginal woman or as a healthy frontiersman, and the ideals of purity, industry, and self-discipline were celebrated as essential features of the Canadian identity. To ensure that Canadians lived up to this image, different levels of government passed a variety...

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Sex in Public: Australian Sexual Cultures

Sex in Public: Australian Sexual Cultures

Author/editor: Professor Jill Matthews

Year published: 1997

In the late 1960s, sex went public. Sex dominated public debate, sex became organized and went on marches, and feminism and gay liberation were born. Now the heady days of sexual revolution are over, what has happened to Australian sexual cultures? This text takes us along the highways and byways...

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Death in the Victorian Family

Death in the Victorian Family

Author/editor: Professor Pat Jalland

Year published: 1996

This engrossing book explores family experiences of dying, death, grieving, and mourning between 1830 and 1920. Victorian letters and diaries reveal a deep preoccupation with death because of a shorter life expectancy, a high death rate for infants and children, and a dominant Christian culture...

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Hunters and collectors: the antiquarian imagination in Australia

Hunters and collectors: the antiquarian imagination in Australia

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 1996

Hunters and Collectors is about historical consciousness and environmental sensibilities in European Australia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It is in part a collective biography of the amateur scientists and humanists who have shaped the Australian historical imagination...

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Prehistory to Politics:  John Mulvaney, the Humanities and the Public Intellectual

Prehistory to Politics: John Mulvaney, the Humanities and the Public Intellectual

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 1996

Who are public intellectuals? Why do they matter? What is the difference between an academic and an intellectual? Prehistory to Politics explores these issues by examining the life and work of John Mulvaney, one of Australia's foremost prehistorians, who has not only changed our understanding of...

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The People's Party: Victorian labor in the Radical Tradition 1875-1914

The People's Party: Victorian labor in the Radical Tradition 1875-1914

Author/editor: Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Year published: 1996

The Victorian Labor Party came into being in the midst of the great strikes the early 1890s, and in the shadow of the crippling economic depression that was to send trade unionists into retreat throughout Australia. This was the background against which the new party faced the task of establishing...

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Governing Prosperity: Social Change and Social Analysis in Australia in the 1950s

Governing Prosperity: Social Change and Social Analysis in Australia in the 1950s

Author/editor: Dr Nicholas Brown

Year published: 1995

The 1950s in Australia are viewed with nostalgia and understood as a time of innocence, a break in the progress of history. The decade's undeniable prosperity has become synonymous with conservatism, and inertia, reinforced by ideological stalemate, is seen as its hallmark. This book offers a fresh...

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