MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/03/2013, SPi 8 Monarchy and religion in Canada, Australia and the Commonwealth The discussion turns to consider the evidence of the patterns of religious affiliation and belief to be found among all the realms of the monarch with a view to determining their compatibility with the inherited religious rituals of accession and coronation or possible successor forms. Consideration is also given as to the question of the continued viability of collective ritual for all the realms and the possibility of there being individualised

in Monarchy, religion and the state

John McEwen was appointed the new Minister for the Interior in Joseph Lyons's Coalition Government in November 1937, days after Ted Strehlow had returned to Jay Creek in a state of uncertainty with the protagonists in the Ormiston Murder, and just two weeks after Bill Ferguson travelled to Melbourne to meet with William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines’ League. McEwen wrote in the Argus of taking office to find on his desk two different but related reports: Thomson's report on Arnhem Land calling for a protective segregation of native

in Governing natives

WOMEN’S POLICY MACHINERY IN AUSTRALIA 243 12 The life and times of women’s policy machinery in Australia1 marian sawer Historically in Australia women have been policy shapers as well as policy takers and have called on the state to promote social reform and equal opportunity. This was the path that led to the appearance of ‘femocrats’ in government in the 1970s and 1980s, with a mandate to achieve more gender equality policy outcomes. Australia became well known for its femocrats, a term that Australia gave the world, and for their innovations in governance

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?

Land and its acquisition was at the heart of Australia’s colonial history: land was the defining feature of settler colonialism. As historian Humphrey McQueen has pointed out, ‘just how important land was in the formation of the political and social consciousness of the Australian people [is] demonstrated by recounting some of the prolonged

in Law, history, colonialism
Public discourse and the conditions of silence

-engagement do they employ and, more specifically, what narrative strategies do they use? What conditions favour, or constrain, their choices? And what factors condition the silences that surrounds public discourse? In what follows I present an overview of work I have carried out in rural Canada and Australia in an attempt to understand these questions. I focus on some of the methodological problems that arise in the study of public discourse in different settler societies and, by implication, on the utility of a comparative perspective

in Rethinking settler colonialism

Howard had retrieved his electoral fortunes. First he had reversed some of his more unpopular domestic policies, but the key turning points came in August and September. On August 26, the Norwegian merchant vessel the Tampa properly responded to the distress calls of a sinking boatload of asylum seekers, mainly Afghans and Iraqis who had been heading for the northwest coast of Australia. According to

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the indigenous peoples of Torres Strait, northeast of mainland Australia began intermittent but sustained contact with European mariners associated with the fledgling settler-colony of New South Wales ( Figure 10.1 ). While attention has been given to the post-1860 European

in Colonial frontiers
An ecological approach to rural cinema-going

This paper considers the impact of extra-filmic elements on the cultural decision-making behaviours of a small rural Australian cinema audience, focusing on the rural New South Wales village of Cobargo in the late 1920s. In considering how why such fragile rural picture show operations either failed or became successful, it is critical to take account of rural geographies, particularly in terms of early road development, and the nature and state of road bridges in flood-prone areas. The paper argues that these elements are part of a broad ecosystemic framework for cultural decision-making which can assist in our interpretation of early newspaper advertising and promotion for picture show programs.

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A Study of Black Australian Fiction

The aim of this paper is to investigate the nature of the postcolonial Gothic through a focus on Black Australian literature (Plains of Promise by Alexis Wright and Mudrooroo‘s tetralogy, Master of the Ghost Dreaming, The Undying, Underground and The Promised Land). This paper focuses on the process of repossession of the European Gothic intertext and in particular canonical texts like Stoker‘s Dracula, which allows Mudrooroo to revive the subversive potential of the Gothic genre and use it to debunk the colonial discourse. It analyses the workings of the postcolonial Gothic and shows that instead of producing hybrid monsters through intertextual replays, Mudrooroo‘s and Alexis Wright‘s texts seem almost naturally Gothic, as if there was a certain Gothicism inherent in the postcolonial experience.

Gothic Studies
Rethinking Digital Divides by Linda Leung

Linda Leung (2018) Technologies of Refuge and Displacement: Rethinking Digital Divides (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books), hardcover, 141 pages; ISBN: 978-1-14985-0002-9 In her book Technologies of Refuge and Displacement: Rethinking Digital Divides , Linda Leung – a researcher at University of Technology Sydney, Australia – provides a systematic empirical analysis of data collected between 2007 and 2011, which involved more than 100 interviews with individuals from refugee

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