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Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the future of universities

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The controversial new book about the state of Australian higher education and its future

$32.95

Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the future of universities Revised New Edition

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This fully revised new edition probes the state of Australian higher education and its future

$32.95

Reporting Conflict: New Directions In Peace Journalism

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Journalists control our access to news. By pitching stories from particular angles, media set the agenda for public debate. In Reporting Conflict, Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung challenge reporters to tell the real story of conflicts around the world. The dominant kind of conflict reporting is what Lynch and Galtung call war journalism: conflicts are seen as good versus evil, and the score is kept with body counts. The media\'s handling of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq highlight the one-sided reporting that war journalism creates. Peace journalism uses a wider lens: why not report what caused the conflict, and how it might be resolved? Lynch and Galtung show how journalists could have taken a broader approach to reporting conflicts like the Korean War and the NATO bombing of Kosovo to spark a more constructive public debate. This provocative book is esential reading for everyone who wants the media to tell the whole truth about conflict. New Approaches to Peace and Conflict series Series editor Professor Kevin P Clements

$39.95

Serious Frolic: Essays On Australian Humour

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What do Australians find funny? Is there a distinctive style of Australian humour, or is there more than one? What are the ingredients? What social and cultural functions do they perform? Serious Frolic is the first collection of essays dedicated to examining a range of Australian humour.

$39.95

Speech Matters: Getting Free Speech Right

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Why are Australians getting free speech Wrong? Australia is the land of the 'Fair Go'. But does this extend to giving everyone the right to speak freely about politics? While most Australains take this vital freedom for granted, in Speech Matters political analyst Katharine Gelber shows why many of Australia's laws and policies are actually damaging our democratic ideals. A council officer shuts down a Sydney art exhibition that challenges the basis for the Iraq war; big day out organisers are attacked for asking attendees not to wear the australian flag after the Cronulla riots. Gelber investigates a wide range of political expression to discover what value australians place on free speech: from the national flag, hate speech and anti-terrorism laws to protest, campaigns against corporate actions and provocative art. Gelber considers the rules that regulate our speech and actions alongside the views of everyday australians on these issues. What Gelber finds is a political culture that is failing free speech. In Australia, powerful companies can silence dissent,and even peaceful protest can be difficult to carry out. Filled with controversial examples to fuel the debate, Speech Matters challenges australians to rethink freedom of speech. It’s time to give everyone a voice in running the country.

$34.95

Tax Havens

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Tax Havens and Sovereignty in the Pacific Islands surveys the timely, important and controversial topic of Pacific Islands tax havens – havens currently holding hundreds of billions of dollars.

$38.50

The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania

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The Black War presents a compelling and challenging view of our early contact history, the legacy of which reverberates strongly to the present day.

$34.95

The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books

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Combining scholarship with the narrative tension of a thriller, Nicole Moore exposes the secret history of censorship in Australia ... what we couldn’t read, didn’t know, and why!

$39.95

The Economics Of Identity And Creativity: A Cultural Science Approach (Creative Economy + Innovation Culture Series)

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The UQP Creative Economy + Innovation Culture series edited by Stuart Cunningham and John Hartley showcases fresh research approaches to global creative thinking, enterprise and innovation. The series links the creative and digital media fields to law, education, business and technology. This is new knowledge for the new economy. The_creative_economy is built on innovation by producers, consumers and institutions. Yet mainstream economics fails to explain creativity. In this book, interdisciplinary academic Carsten Herrmann-Pillath draws on naturalistic evolutionary theory to equip economics with the right tools for analysing creativity and the related concept of identity. Darwinian theory can be applied to map a holistic concept of knowledge as a constant interaction between people and their environment, from which Herrmann-Pillath builds a theory of creativity. New identities emerge from the creative act, like a new genre in media production. But the success of creativity is dependent on people accepting these new identities; once accepted, they feed back into the evolving creative process. Herrmann-Pillath considers identity from multiple angles, including analytical philosophy, biological evolutionary theory and current economic approaches. It becomes clear that identity is a cultural category, with a useful case study being the evolution of money to become the cultural institution at the core of the modern economy. The Economics of Identity and Creativity firmly embeds the foundations of economics in cultural science, starting a conversation that will engage economists, philosophers, biologists, linguists and any creative thinkers.

$35.00

The French Explorers And Sydney

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Colonial Sydney as you’ve never seen it before...A fresh and fascinating perspective of Sydney and early colonial life. Contains previously unpublished translations of European experiences in the early colonial period. The journals and records of these French explorers and scientists offer surprising cultural insights and engaging outsiders’ perspectives on the new colony and its residents.

$39.95