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Contents April 2004
Editor: Elizabeth McMahon
This double-issue of Australian Humanities Review focuses
on the politics and aesthetics of space, place and property. We also
introduce a new segment deeply engaged with these matters, called The
Ecological Humanities. We welcome your input and feedback to this
innovative and crucial alliance of science and the humanities.
Gay Hawkins ponders the borders of our responses to personal and community
waste in her analysis of "Shit in Public".
In "Renovating Reality TV" Ian
Buchanan focuses on The Block , the hit television program
of 2003, to inquire into Australians' faith in the capacity of television
to intervene into and renovate their lives.
Emily Potter and Kay Schaffer's essay "Rabbit-Proof
Fence and the Commodification of Indigenous Experience"
examines the interplay between global and local contexts in the screening
and reception of the Phillip Noyce film.
Alison Holland reviews Bain Attwood &
S.G. Foster (eds), Frontier Conflict. The Australian Experience
and Bain Attwood, Rights for Aborigines.
Ian Maclean reviews Nikos Papastergiadis
(ed.), Complex Entanglements Art, Globalisation and Cultural Diifference.
In "Making 'Australia' through
Words" Suzanne Eggins reviews The Default Country: a lexical
cartography of twentieth-century Australia by JM Arthur.
Marguerite Nolan reviews Looking For Blackfellas'
Point: An Australian History of Place by Mark McKenna.
In "Regarding Islands" Daniel
Bedggood reviews Rod Edmond and Vanessa Smith (eds) Islands in History
Tony Harris reviews Jenny Hocking and Colleen
Lewis (eds), It's Time Again: Whitlam and Modern Labor.
In "Criticism Without Myth?"
Richard Smith reviews the first three titles in the Australian Screen
Classics series from Currency Press.
The Ecological Humanities
The Ecological Humanities in Action: An Invitation
by Deborah Bird Rose.
Libby Robin reviews Andreas Roepstorff, Nils
Bubandt and Kalevi Kull (eds) Imagining Nature: Practices of Cosmology