Australian Humanities Review: Issue 44, 2008

Australian Humanities Review: Issue 44, 2008

The idea of South: Australia’s global positioning

Australian Humanities Review: Issue 44, 2008Edited by: Monique Rooney, Russell Smith

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Australian Humanities Review is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal featuring articles, essays and reviews focusing on a wide array of topics related to literature, culture, history and politics.

Issue 44 of Australian Humanities Review is dedicated to exploring the idea of ‘the South’ and its role in Australians’ perception of their place in the world. Culturally and politically, Australia is closer to the North than to the southern nations that are its neighbours, while geographically, ecologically and historically it remains part of the South. What are the implications of Australia’s global position? What reorientations of our notions of history, culture and knowledge are required for Australia fully to acknowledge its southern status?


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Jul 2008
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Editors’ Introduction (PDF, 124KB)


Shino Konishi ‘Inhabited by a race of formidable giants’: French Explorers, Aborigines, and the Endurance of the Fantastic in the Great South Land, 1803 View (PDF, 142KB)
Kevin Murray Keys to the South View (PDF, 725KB)
Stephen Muecke Cultural Studies’ Networking Strategies in the South View (PDF, 133KB)
Raewyn Connell Extracts from Southern Theory: The global dynamics of knowledge in social science View (PDF, 168KB)
Margaret Jolly The South in Southern Theory: Antipodean Reflections on the Pacific View (PDF, 2.9MB)


Reviewed by David Carter The Book is Dead (Long Live the Book), by Sherman Young View (PDF, 126KB)
Reviewed by Paul Gillen The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia, by Melissa Harper View (PDF, 123KB)
Reviewed by Anne Maxwell Speaking Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals Rethink New Zealand, edited by Laurence Simmons, and Edward Said: The Legacy of a Public Intellectual, edited by Ned Curthoys and Debjani Ganguly View (PDF, 132KB)
Reviewed by Emily Potter Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica, by Tom Griffiths View (PDF, 123KB)

Eco-Humanities Corner

Emily Potter and Paul Starr Australia and the New Geographies of Climate Change View (PDF, 127KB)
Val Plumwood Shadow Places and the Politics of Dwelling View (PDF, 128KB)
Val Plumwood (1939-2008) View (PDF, 81KB)


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