Download Turning Off the Television: Broadcasting’s Uncertain Future by Jock Given PDF

By Jock Given

The Australian ‘digital broadcasting revolution’ - the transition from analogue to electronic broadcasting - all started greater than years in the past, yet to this point the general public have spotted few alterations. Jock Given seems to be prior the hype and explores why this can be. As a booklet approximately tomorrow’s broadcasting, this is often crucial examining for somebody attracted to the way forward for the media.

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Download The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China by Peter Thompson PDF

By Peter Thompson

The compelling tale of the 1st Australian to damage into Fleet Street’s elite corps of international correspondents, this strong and gripping biography narrates “Chinese Morrison’s” lifestyles. a powerful experience of braveness and devotion to reporting the reality led Morrison to reveal the Australian Kanaka slave exchange; he labored as a correspondent for the London instances within the decadent and hazardous chinese language capital of Peking; he helped to prepare the safeguard of the legations throughout the 55-day siege of the Boxer rebellion; he then, as adviser to the fledgling chinese language govt, was once a pivotal determine within the fall of the final Emperor and the start of the chinese language Republic. This attention-grabbing account stands as a testomony to his life—one that set the benchmark for correspondents to have braveness, fact, and a necessity for expeditions.

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Download Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, by Kathy E. Ferguson PDF

By Kathy E. Ferguson

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it paintings in Asia and the Pacific? The authors of the 16 unique and cutting edge essays awarded right here take clean inventory of globalization’s complexities. They pursue serious feminist inquiry approximately ladies, gender, and sexualities and convey unique insights into altering existence styles in Asian and Pacific Island societies.

each one essay places the lives and struggles of girls on the middle of its exam whereas weaving examples of worldwide circuits in Asian and Pacific societies right into a global body of study. The paintings is generated from inside Asian and Pacific areas, bringing to the fore neighborhood voices and claims to wisdom. The geographic emphasis on Asia/Pacific highlights the complexity of globalizing practices between particular humans whose dilemmas come alive on those pages. even supposing the ebook specializes in international, gendered flows, it expands its research to incorporate the media and the humanities, highbrow assets, activist agendas, and person lifestyles tales. high-quality ethnographies and interviews achieve past generalizations and convey Pacific and Asian men and women alive of their struggles opposed to globalization.

Globalization can't be summed up in a neat political time table yet needs to be actively contested and creatively negotiated. Taking feminist political pondering past basic oppositions, the authors ask particular questions on how international practices paintings, how they arrive to be, who advantages, and what's at stake.

Contributors: Nancie Caraway, Steve Derné, Cynthia Enloe, Kathy Ferguson, Maria Ibarra, Gwyn Kirk, Sally Merry, Virginia Metaxas, Min Dongchao, Monique Mironesco, Rhacel Parrenas, Lucinda Peach, Vivian cost, Jyoti Puri, Judith Raiskin, Nancy Riley, Saskia Sassen, Teresia Teaiwa, Chris Yano, Yau Ching.

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Download The Ancient Hawaiian State: Origins of a Political Society by Robert J. Hommon PDF

By Robert J. Hommon

Historians and archaeologists outline fundamental states -- "cradles of civilization" from which all smooth country states finally derive -- as large-scale, territorially-based, independent societies within which a centralized, bureaucratic executive employs valid energy to workout sovereignty. The well-recognized record of areas that witnessed the advance of basic states is brief: Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Andean South the US. Drawing on archaeological and ethnohistorical resources, Robert J. Hommon demonstrates that Polynesia, with fundamental states in either Hawai'i and Tonga, may be extra to this list.

The historic Hawaiian State is a examine of the traditional Hawaiians' transformation in their Polynesian chiefdoms into fundamental kingdom societies, un-influenced through pre-existing states. The emergence of basic states is without doubt one of the such a lot progressive alterations in human historical past, and Hawai'i's metamorphosis was once so profound that during many ways the contact-era Hawaiian states endure a better resemblance to our international than to that in their closely-related jap Polynesian contemporaries, 4,000 kilometers to the south. unlike the opposite six areas, during which states emerged within the far-off, proto- or pre-literate prior, the transformation of Hawaiian states is documented in an intensive physique of oral traditions preserved in written shape, a wealthy literature of early post-contact eyewitness bills through individuals and Western viewers, in addition to an intensive archaeological list. half considered one of this e-book describes 3 competing Hawaiian states, according to the islands of Hawai'i, Maui, and O'ahu, that existed on the time of first touch with the non-Polynesian international (1778-79). half provides a close definition of country society and the way contact-era Hawai'i satisfies this definition. half 3 offers political and cultural context by means of evaluating the Hawaiian states with the Tongan kingdom and 5 Polynesian chiefdom societies within the Solomon, Marquesan, and Society Archipelagoes. half 4 offers a version of the Hawaiian country emergence throughout 800 years of historical past. This leading edge research will increase the research of Polynesian political improvement and make clear the character and dynamics of fundamental kingdom formation around the world.

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Download The Great Mistakes of Australian History by David Andrew Roberts PDF

By David Andrew Roberts

Error, stuff-ups and misjudgements are part of any country's heritage. living on what could have been is not worthy, yet recognising our errors and studying from them is necessary. during this hugely unique and provocative publication major Australian historians try and just do that. Many tales, eventualities and events are explored with verve, compassion and perception. the good errors of Australian historical past is a full of life and provocative account of the place we'd have gotten it flawed, written in order that subsequent time we will be able to get it correct.

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Download Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love With Your by Bruce Pascoe PDF

By Bruce Pascoe

"Convincing floor" pulses with love of state. during this robust, lyrical and passionate new paintings Bruce Pascoe asks us to totally recognize our previous and how these activities proceed to steer our state at the present time, either bodily and intellectually. The booklet resonates with ongoing debates approximately identification, dispossession, reminiscence and neighborhood. Pascoe attracts at the earlier via a serious exam of significant ancient works and witness money owed and unearths uncanny parallels among the suggestions and language used there to present day nationwide political level. He has written the publication for all Australians, as an antidote to the good Australian lack of ability to deal respectfully with the nation's built Indigenous earlier. For Pascoe, the Australian personality used to be no longer cast at Gallipoli, Eureka and the again of Bourke, yet within the furnace of Murdering Flat, Convincing floor and Werribee. He is aware we won't opposite the previous, yet believes we will herald our soul from the fog of fable. Pascoe proposes a manner ahead, past shady highbrow argument and immature nationalism, with our strengths more advantageous and our weaknesses said and addressed.

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