In his essay “Is This Racism? Representations
Of South Africa in the Sydney Morning Herald since the Inauguration
Of Thabo Mbeki As President” Alan Morris monitors one of
Australia’s leading dailies to identify recurrent tendencies
of racialised reporting.
Tim Rowse compares Indigenous Autobiography
in Australia and the United States.
Graeme Davison’s Car Wars: How the Car
Won Our Hearts and Conquered Our Cities.
In his review of Anita Heiss’ Dhuuluu-Yala (To Talk Straight):
Publishing Indigenous Literature Greg Lehman
considers current classifications of Indigenous identity according
to notions of the “Authentic and Essential”
An interview with noted historian Jill Roe
Anita Heiss reviews some new Aboriginal
literature: Larissa Behrendt’s novel Home and Samuel Wagan Watson’s
poetry collection Smoke Encrypted Whispers.
Angela Rockel reviews Peter Read’s
Haunted Earth, as a record of “the conversations that are occurring
with/in place for non-indigenous Australians”.
Katherine Russo reviews The Circle
and the Spiral: A Study of Australian Aboriginal and New Zealand
Maori Literature by Eva Rusk Knudsen.
Warwick Mules reviews Susan Sontag’s
Regarding the Pain of Others
Christy Newman looks at how Barbara Creed’s
Media Matrix: Sexing the New Reality is sexing up Australian media
An Invitation from Deborah Rose and
In her essay “Letting The World Do
The Doing” Freya Mathews asks “What is nature, and
how are we to live with it rather than against it?”
George Main’s essay “Red Steers and
White Death: fearing nature in rural Australia” observes
the erratic and halting nature of initial contact between people and