Category: Australia Oceania
Download e-book for kindle: The Devil's Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German by George Steinmetz
By George Steinmetz
Germany’s in a foreign country colonial empire was once quite brief lived, lasting from 1884 to 1918. in this interval, dramatically assorted rules have been enacted within the colonies: in Southwest Africa, German troops performed a brutal slaughter of the Herero humans; in Samoa, specialists pursued a paternalistic protection of local tradition; in Qingdao, China, coverage veered among harsh racism and cultural exchange.Why did a similar colonizing strength act in such differing methods? within the Devil’s Handwriting, George Steinmetz tackles this query via a super cross-cultural research of German colonialism, resulting in a brand new conceptualization of the colonial country and postcolonial thought. Steinmetz uncovers the roots of colonial habit in precolonial eu ethnographies, the place the Hereros have been portrayed as merciless and inhuman, the Samoans have been idealized as “noble savages,” and depictions of chinese language tradition have been combined. the results of prestige pageant between colonial officers, colonizers’ identity with their matters, and different concepts of cooperation and resistance provided by way of the colonized also are scrutinized during this deeply nuanced and impressive comparative background. (20060926)
By Graeme Turner
Examines the nation of present affairs tv in Australia at the present time by means of considering its destiny, whereas drawing classes from the previous. The booklet questions the social and political price of what we now reflect on as present affairs journalism. Underpinning this technique is the conviction that television present affairs serves services that are vital to a civilized democracy.
By Brij V Lal
It's not rather a lot even if issues should not as undesirable as they should be or might have been. it truly is, relatively, even if issues might have been far better. by means of rights, the island country of Fiji may be thriving. it's simply the main constructed kingdom within the South Pacific; it's a hub for neighborhood transportation and verbal exchange hyperlinks, the house of overseas diplomatic, academic and relief agencies, with a skilled multiethnic inhabitants. but, seeing that its independence it has suffered army coups in 1987 and an tried putsch in 2000, leading to strained associations, and disrupted advancements to crucial infrastructure, and to academic, social and scientific companies. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
Download e-book for kindle: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story by Gerri Kimber (auth.)
By Ann Turner
Papua New Guinea has skilled a amazing speedy transition from scattered primitive societies to a contemporary unified country. The dictionary covers significant fiscal, social, political and cultural advancements, uncomplicated geographic details, and biographies.
Download e-book for kindle: We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam's Quest for Democracy by Doloris Coulter Cogan
By Doloris Coulter Cogan
We Fought the army and gained is a delicately documented but impassioned recollection of Guam's fight to free up itself from the absolutist rule of the U.S. military. Doloris Cogan concentrates on 5 an important years, 1945-1950, whilst, clean out of journalism university, she had the nice fortune to hitch the prestigious crew of idealists on the newly shaped Institute of Ethnic Affairs in Washington, D.C. operating as a writer/editor at the per 30 days Guam Echo less than the management of the Institute's director, John Collier, Cogan witnessed and recorded the conflict fought on the very best among Collier (assisted through former Secretary of the internal Harry L. Ickes) and military Secretary James V. Forrestal because the humans of Guam petitioned the U.S. Congress for civilian govt less than a structure. Taken up through newspapers through the nation, this confrontation illustrated how a lot freedom of the clicking performs in attaining and maintaining real democracy.Part of the tale facilities round a tender Chamorro named Carlos Taitano, who lower back domestic to Guam in 1948 after serving within the U.S. military within the Pacific. Taitano joined his colleagues within the decrease condo and walked out of the Guam Congress in 1949 to protest the naval governor, who had refused their correct to subpoena an American businessman suspected of criminality. The walkout used to be the catalyst that brought the natural Act of Guam, which used to be signed into legislation by means of President Truman in 1950. Many different Guamanians, together with the lads and ladies who testified sooner than the U.S. Congress, have been desirous about this ancient fight. We Fought the army and gained is the 1st booklet to inform their tale and the 1st distinct examine the occasions surrounding Guam's elevation from ownership to territory.
By Sean Sennett, Simon Groth
Bringing jointly the simplest writings from Australia’s road press, this assortment can pay homage to the final 25 years of rock ‘n’ roll. Many of the items integrated come from the pages of Time Off, the 1st unfastened track weekly in Australia, which all started in 1979 and continues to be going robust at the present time. keeping a fiercely self reliant tone, this publication is loaded with clean insights into artists reminiscent of Powderfinger, Nick Cave, the Arctic Monkeys, and Crowded apartment. Readers can be entertained with imprecise and sometimes comedian anecdotes, just like the time whilst Kurt Cobain sprained his wrist diving into Dave Grohl’s drum equipment. With greater than eighty interviews integrated, this quantity beneficial properties either Australian and overseas acts, from megastars to fledgling bands at the cusp of greatness, as it charts the evolution of rock tune in Australia.