Books

Last Stop Nagasaki!

Hugh Clarke

Format: Paperback

AUD $17.99

This is the remarkable story of Australian prisoners of war who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. There were 24 Australian POWs in a camp less than 2 kilometres from the epicentre of the blast, and 2 other Australians were imprisoned in a camp 8 kilometres away. How they came to be there, endured their imprisonment, and survived a nuclear attack, is the inspiring story told in this book.

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Winners and Losers

Stuart Macintyre

Format: Paperback

AUD $19.99

For more than a century, Australians have addressed expectations of social justice to their governments and have had to live with the consequences. Winners and Losers looks at how changing circumstances have generated changing popular aspirations, and how these in turn have been translated into public policy.

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The Self-Made Anthropologist

Tigger Wise

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

This is an account of the remarkable life of Australia's first professor of anthropology, whose national and international reputation as a champion of the Aboriginal people is now the subject of considerable controversy. The Self-Made Anthropologist frees Elkin from the myths, contradictions and intense privacy that veiled his life; he stands now before us for judgement.

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Australian Ways

Edited by Lenore Manderson

Format: Paperback

AUD $17.99

This collection illustrates the richness of data and analysis born of the anthropological study of contemporary white Australian society. Inspired by the need to demonstrate the especial skills and insights of anthropology when brought to bear on familiar 'everyday' data, Australian Ways will be of interest to anyone curious about the colour and diversity of Australian life.

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In Our Time

Verity Burgmann

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

In Our Time examines Australian loyalties to socialist agitators at the end of the nineteenth century and challenges the accepted versions of the social and political ferment which gave rise to the labour movement and its parliamentary expression, the Labor parties.

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The Migrant Presence

Jean I. Martin

Format: Paperback

AUD $17.99

The Migrant Presence examines the way in which Australian institutions have responded to the influx of migrants of non-Anglo-Saxon origin, tracing the decline of assimilationist philosophy and the rising trend of migrants asserting their rights and dignity as legitimate minorities in an ethnically plural society.

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Fighters and Singers

Edited by Isobel White, Diane Barwick and Betty Meehan

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

The literature on Australian Aborigines is vast, but much of it is strangely silent about the experiences and activities of women. This collection of stories of the eventful lives and strong characters of a number of Aboriginal women offers a more intimate and personal view.

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Heroin Annie

Peter Corris

Format: Paperback

AUD $19.99

A collection of gripping short stories in the Cliff Hardy series from highly successful Australian crime fiction writer, Peter Corris.

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Aboriginals and the Mining Industry

David Cousins and John Nieuwenhuysen

Format: Paperback

AUD $19.99

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry reviews the participation of Aborigines in mining company employment. It examines the contribution of land rights legislation to protecting Aboriginal interests, and it asks how far the growth of mining in remote parts of Australia has aided the economic development of Aboriginal groups living there. Detailed case studies of mining projects are included.

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Gender at Work

Ann Game and Rosemary Pringle

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

Gender at Work presents an account of how six fields of work have changed since WWII with regard to the inter-related themes of gender and sexuality, the organisation of work, and the impact of technological change.

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