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Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific

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Managing modernity in the Western Pacific takes a broad sweep through contemporary topics in Melanesian anthropology and ethnography. With nuanced and rigorous scholarship, it views contemporary debate on modernity in Melanesia within the context of the global economy and cultural capitalism.

$34.95

Mcpherson Lecture Series Vol 1: On Villainy

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This book is the first volume in an annual series inaugurated by the University of Queensland's TC Beirne Law School. Inspired by the famous Hamlyn Lecture Series in England, the McPherson Lecture Series hosts a celebrated international scholar or legal expert to deliver a series of three lectures. In this book, Lord Millett, the leading equity judge of his generation, examines the legal issues and ramifications of identity theft and financial fraud. In the first of these three gripping essays, Lord Millett deconstructs Shakespeare's classic play, The Merchant of Venice. By examining the pivotal trial scene in which Portia, posing as a judge, uses adversarial techniques to decide the case, he discusses how the law of contract and equity is manipulated when determining the outcome of the now oft-quoted 'pound of flesh' bond. In the second essay, Lord Millett examines the nature of circular financial transactions and traces the case law from the early years to modern times. The final essay considers fraudulent impersonation, its escalation and its effect on contracts in the modern era as transactions become increasingly reliant on PINs, codes and account numbers. These thought-provoking essays explore the nature of identity theft, fraudulent impersonation and money loops in the modern world, as well as offering a fascinating examination of their historical roots. Contents: • Identity theft / fraudulent impersonation • Financial fraud • Circular transactions

$80.00

Mcpherson Lecture Series Volume 3: On Statutory Interpretation And Human Rights

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The third volume in the annual McPherson Lecture Series. In this volume, The Honourable James Jacob Spigelman considers the theme of statutory interpretation and human rights. These thought-provoking and timely essays tackle an important and controversial area of law, exploring the real repercussions for the reputation of the law, the role of judges and the independence of the court system in Australia.

$80.00

Mcpherson Lecture Series Volume 4: Equity And Property

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The fourth volume in an annual series inaugurated by the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law. These lectures capture the important contributions equity has made to the law of personal property, and thus to the modern workings of commercial markets.

$80.00

Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in

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An important addition to UQP’s internationally acclaimed Peace & Conflict Studies series

$39.95

Nine Lives: Postwar Women Writers Making Their Mark

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In the decades after World War II, the literary scene in Australia flourished: local writers garnered international renown and local publishers sought and produced more Australian books. The traditional view of this postwar period is of successful male writers, with women still confined to the domestic sphere. In Nine Lives, Susan Sheridan rewrites the pages of history to foreground the women writers who contributed equally to this literary renaissance. Sheridan traces the early careers of nine Australian women writers born between 1915 and 1925, who each achieved success between the mid 1940s and 1970s. Judith Wright and Thea Astley published quickly to resounding critical acclaim, while Gwen Harwood’s frustration with chauvinistic literary editors prompted her pseudonymous poetry. Fiction writers Elizabeth Jolley, Amy Witting and Jessica Anderson remained unpublished until they were middle-aged; Rosemary Dobson, Dorothy Hewett and Dorothy Auchterlonie Green started strongly as poets in the 1940s, but either reduced their output or fell silent for the next twenty years. Sheridan considers why their careers developed differently from the careers of their male counterparts and how they balanced marriage, family and writing. This illuminating group biography offers a fresh perspective on mid-twentieth century Australian literature, and the women writers who helped to shape it.

$34.95

Papua New Guinea

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Published in 1976, Papua New Guinea was the first book to interpret the main events leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence. The 1960s and 1970s in Papua New Guinea were a time of ferment and great excitement as Australia’s Territory moved quickly towards independence in 1975. Don Woolford worked as a journalist in Papua New Guinea and wrote this account of the years of political development from the first general election for a representative House of Assembly in 1964 through to independence. They were years of transition when young Papua New Guineans such as Michael Somare, John Guise, Albert Maori Kiki, Julian Chan, Josephine Abaijah, John Kaputin, Leo Hannett, John Momis, and Matthias Toliman were making their marks. Woolford knew the key figures – he covered the tours of two Australian prime ministers – and had access to highly ephemeral literature produced for the moment; material that is no longer available. Don Woolford was an accurate and passionate observer of these remarkable years, and writes with immediacy and style.

$38.50

Peace-making and the Imagination: Papua New Guinea Perspectives

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Peace-making and the Imagination explores the balance between revenge and compensation in the peace-making process.

$39.95

Race and Politics in Fiji

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Robert Norton’s Race and Politics in Fiji, first published in 1977, drew upon the author’s fieldwork in Fiji to develop the first serious and sustained study of politics in Fiji. An exercise in political anthropology, it was republished by UQP in 1990, but the essential argument remained much the same: the author sought to understand how political accommodation was achieved in Fiji despite deep ethnic and social cleavages. Why was Fiji able to escape the ethnic violence and turbulence that characterised other ethnically divided societies, such as Guyana? The answer lay in avoiding open competition for power at the ballot box. Instead, the principal political actors accepted the realities of the existing social and ethnic cleavages and sought to work with them. As Norton observes, ‘The recognition of racial division as a necessary framework for cooperation has become the major principle of social and political integration in Fiji’. Norton’s study of politics in Fiji is a critical piece of scholarship on late colonial Fiji.

$38.50

Rainforest Narratives: The Works Of Janette Turner Hospital

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In this groundbreaking work of literary criticism, David Callahan signposts and analyses the major themes scattered throughout Janette Turner Hospital’s writing. Rainforest Narratives is the perfect companion to her fiction for readers and scholars alike.

$39.95