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Cyber-Indigeneity: Urban Indigenous Identity On Facebook, Bronwyn L. Lumby 2010 University of Wollongong

Cyber-Indigeneity: Urban Indigenous Identity On Facebook, Bronwyn L. Lumby

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The indigenous use of Facebook reflects to some degree the instruments of Indigenous identity confirmation and surveillance, which operate in the "real" world of Indigenous community networks. Of interest to this article is what Michel de Certeau calls "ways of operating", that is, the uses made by consumers of various mechanisms for purposes removed from, or different to those intended by producers and the effects of these uses in maintaining vigilance or discipline on subjects who identify as Indigenous. The aim is to open up for discussion the production of these effects in cyberspace to inform a broader interest in ...


Maritime Mobilities In Pacific History: Towards A Scholarship Of Betweeness, Frances M. Steel 2010 University of Wollongong

Maritime Mobilities In Pacific History: Towards A Scholarship Of Betweeness, Frances M. Steel

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In examining the significance of mobility in the long sweep of human history in the Pacific, the world's largest ocean where seventy per cent of the world's islands are to be found, one cannot but begin with the words of the late Tongan scholar, writer and visionary, Epeli Hau’ofa. In 1993 Hau’ofa proposed a new way of thinking about the region he called Oceania. He critiqued the limitations of an imposed regional imaginary, fostered by imperial rulers, western diplomats, academics, aid donors and the like, which emphasised the smallness, isolation and dependency of tiny islands in ...


The Digital Public Domain : From A Spatial Metaphor To Citizen’S Cyber-Right, Kwang-Suk Lee 2010 University of Wollongong

The Digital Public Domain : From A Spatial Metaphor To Citizen’S Cyber-Right, Kwang-Suk Lee

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This essay explores the term “public domain,” consciously sug- gested in discourses of liberal U.S. legal scholars, to be a problem- atic feature of copyright law. By critically reviewing popular spatial meta- phors of the public domain as a sanctuary against the copyright regime, this article argues that the public domain should be regarded as part of the public rights of citizens, and restoration of the citizens’ rights could be accomplished by pushing the liberal discussion of the public domain into the more counter-property ideal of a Marxist tradition. As alternative models of copyright and for underpinning the public ...


Public Education For Our Future, Anthony Ashbolt 2010 University of Wollongong

Public Education For Our Future, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Anthony Ashbolt examines the funding inequalities in education and problems with policies of social exclusion.


Free Music And Trash Culture: The Reconfiguration Of Musical Value Online, Andrew M. Whelan 2010 University of Wollongong

Free Music And Trash Culture: The Reconfiguration Of Musical Value Online, Andrew M. Whelan

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Over the past few years, portable communication devices have transformed the ways many people around the planet interact and transfer knowledge. Released in 2007, Apple's iPhone is one such wireless device that combines in a single portable unit a mobile phone, touch-screen iPod, camera, and internet device. It has a 9cm diagonal widescreen multi-touch display, and is 11.55cm high, 6.21am wide, and 1.23cm deep. It weighs 135 grams. (Later models vary slightly.) Along with the iPod Touch (also released in 2007) and the iPad, which was launched in 2010, both of which have all the main ...


Cultural Flows Beneath Death Note: Catching The Wave Of Popular Japanese Culture In China, Peter Goderie, Brian M. Yecies 2010 University of Wollongong

Cultural Flows Beneath Death Note: Catching The Wave Of Popular Japanese Culture In China, Peter Goderie, Brian M. Yecies

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The government of the People’s Republic of China has often been criticized for its policies regarding freedom of expression. Cinema in China has been central to this criticism, particularly with respect to the distribution of foreign films. This article uses a case study of the Japanese film Death Note (Kaneko Shūsuke, 2006) to advance current understanding of Chinese cinema found in important studies such as Chu (2002), Zhang (2004) and Berry and Farquhar (2006). To better understand the controversy surrounding Death Note in the Chinese context, this article explores the historical precursors to the Chinese Communist Party’s ban ...


Salaam Namaste, Melbourne And Cosmopolitanism, Andrew Hassam 2010 University of Wollongong

Salaam Namaste, Melbourne And Cosmopolitanism, Andrew Hassam

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Australian film, tourism and trade commissions share with their global competitors a desire to attract Bollywood overseas filming. The USA and UK have an overwhelming advantage in attracting Indian filmmakers because of the range of iconic backdrops they can offer, but they do not have control of the market and despite the lure of New York and London, Indian producers have been tempted by other global cities. Toronto, like Sydney, has appeared frequently since the mid 1990s and, more recently, Singapore and Bangkok have both attracted a number of productions. The demand by Indian audiences for fresh locations means that ...


Globalisation: Before And After The Crisis, Sharon Beder 2010 University of Wollongong

Globalisation: Before And After The Crisis, Sharon Beder

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

So-called »free« markets are becoming the new organising principle for the global order. The idea that governments should protect citizens against the excesses of free enterprise has been replaced with the idea that government should protect business activities against the excesses of democratic regulation. What business leaders seek, and to a large extent have achieved, are »business-managed democracies«, that is, democracies where the politics and cultural life of nations are managed in the interests of business.


Business-Managed Democracy : The Trade Agenda, Sharon Beder 2010 University of Wollongong

Business-Managed Democracy : The Trade Agenda, Sharon Beder

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The architecture of global governance that has emerged in the past two decades has been strongly influenced by transnational policy actors. This article examines the role of transnational corporate agency in social policy by focusing in particular on the role of business coalitions, elite networking bodies and policy planning groups in fostering unity amongst corporate actors and enrolling political actors into managing democracies in the interests of business. The example of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) is used to examine how corporate agency is wielded through elite networking organizations and how ...


The Cultural Dimensions Of Human Rights Advocacy In The Asian Region, Vera C. Mackie 2010 University of Wollongong

The Cultural Dimensions Of Human Rights Advocacy In The Asian Region, Vera C. Mackie

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Wendy Brown has commented on the importance of recognising the “interval” between theory and politics, and working in the space between. She advocates refusing the “dichotomy between the local and the global, the national and the transnational, the intellectual and the practical”. Brown’s comments seem particularly apposite for the project of analysing the work of transnational advocacy networks in the Asia-Pacific region. There are significant gaps between the academic debates on human rights, the actual language and protocols of the bodies devoted to ensuring the achievement of basic human rights, and the ways in which these issues are discussed ...


Introduction: Currents, Cross-Currents, Undercurrents, Frances Devlin-Glass, Tony Simoes da Silva 2010 University of Wollongong

Introduction: Currents, Cross-Currents, Undercurrents, Frances Devlin-Glass, Tony Simoes Da Silva

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The similarities in an issue such as this one are often purely serendipitous; JASAL 10 brings together work submitted to a general, non-thematic issue and it should not surprise that the range of material is very diverse. Yet on occasion there are obvious points of contact between the various pieces and that is certainly the case here. The subtitle we have given to this brief Introduction seeks to capture some of the ways in which the essays interrelate, both complementing (and supplementing) each other and complicating particular readings. Essays included here range from critical examinations of well-known works, as is ...


Bollywood In Australia: Transnationalism And Cultural Production, Andrew Hassam, Makand Maranjape 2010 University of Wollongong

Bollywood In Australia: Transnationalism And Cultural Production, Andrew Hassam, Makand Maranjape

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The transcultural character and reach of Bollywood cinema has been gradually more visible and obvious over the last two decades. What is less understood and explored is its escalating integration with audiences, markets and entertainment industries beyond the Indian subcontinent. This book explores the relationship of Bollywood to Australia. We believe that this increasingly important relationship is an outcome of the convergence between two remarkably dynamic entities—globalising Bollywood, on the one hand and Asianising Australia, on the other. If there is a third element in this relationship, which is equally important, it is the mediating power of the vibrant ...


Sui Generis Protection For Plant Varieties And Traditional Knowledge In Biodiversity And Agriculture: The International Framework And National Approaches In The Philippines And India, Christoph Antons 2010 University of Wollongong

Sui Generis Protection For Plant Varieties And Traditional Knowledge In Biodiversity And Agriculture: The International Framework And National Approaches In The Philippines And India, Christoph Antons

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The so-called 'biotechnology clause' of Article 27.3(b) of the WTO-TRIPS Agreement requires from member states protection for plant mrieties either tlia the patent system or via an 'effective sui generis system' or by a combination of the two. Many developing countries prefer forms of sui generis protection, which allow them to include exceptions and protection measures for traditional agricultural practices and the traditional knowledge of farmers and local communities. However, 'traditional knowledge' remains a mguely defined term. Its extension to biodit1ersity has trrought a diffusion of the pret1iously clearer link between protected subject matter, intellectual property and potential ...


Nuclear Energy: A Panacea For Climate Change?, Adam Robert Lucas 2010 University of Wollongong

Nuclear Energy: A Panacea For Climate Change?, Adam Robert Lucas

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Calls for a public debate about nuclear energy as part of the solution to global warming have been gaining regular coverage in the international media for the last several years. A number of politicians, business leaders and scientists tell us that the world is experiencing a 'nuclear renaissance' which none of us can afford to ignore. Proponents of nuclear argue that the grounds for scepticism about nuclear energy are no longer valid, and that technological improvements in recent years make it a viable and even a desimble option for new clectricity generating capacity. So what is the status of nuclear ...


Equality Vs Difference: A Case Study Of Japanese Media Representations Of Gender-Specific Provisions In Labour Legislation, Kirsti Rawstron 2010 University of Wollongong

Equality Vs Difference: A Case Study Of Japanese Media Representations Of Gender-Specific Provisions In Labour Legislation, Kirsti Rawstron

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper examines the portrayal of gender issues in the Japanese media. It will do so through a case study of discussions in mainstream newspapers surrounding the removal of the gender-specific provisions (or ‘women’s protection articles’, hereafter WPA) of the Labour Standards Law. The discussions touch on debates concerning ‘equality’ and ‘difference’ and debates concerning the role of legislation in promoting social change. After a summary of relevant legislation, the arguments surrounding the 1997 removal (effective 1999) of the WPA is examined using items from 1982 to 2005 in the Asahi Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun ...


Peace And Cohesive Harmony: A Diachronic Investigation Of Structure And Texture In ‘End Of War’ News Reports In The Sydney Morning Herald, Claire Scott 2010 University of Wollongong

Peace And Cohesive Harmony: A Diachronic Investigation Of Structure And Texture In ‘End Of War’ News Reports In The Sydney Morning Herald, Claire Scott

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper presents one aperture from a multistratal, diachronic investigation of the changing context of war news reporting in the Sydney Morning Herald from 1902 to 2003. The larger study applies an ensemble of systemic analyses and theoretical perspectives to ‘end of war’ reports from seven wars over this period. In this paper, a cohesive harmony analysis (following Hasan, 1984, 1985) is applied to three texts (Boer War, Korean War and Iraq War), providing empirical evidence for structural boundaries in the texts and giving an account of the semantics of topical relevance (cf. Cloran, 1999; Lukin, 2008 in press). The ...


Oran Park, Ian C. Willis 2010 University of Wollongong

Oran Park, Ian C. Willis

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Oran Park is a locality on the southwest rural-urban interface of the Sydney metropolitan area. It is an area that has been a zone of transition and contrasts, similar to other parts of the Sydney basin. For some it is a place of loss, while for others it is a place of hope and a fulfilment of their dreams.


Policing And The Responsibility To Protect In Oceania: A Preliminary Survey Of Policing Aid Programs In The 'Arc Of Responsibility', Charles M. Hawksley 2010 University of Wollongong

Policing And The Responsibility To Protect In Oceania: A Preliminary Survey Of Policing Aid Programs In The 'Arc Of Responsibility', Charles M. Hawksley

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper presents preliminary research about the donor aid programs that contribute to police-building in the `Arc of Responsibility' in the Pacific and Australia's `near-abroad'. It focuses on the capacity building projects that exist in Timor Leste and Solomon Islands with respect to police training. The two cases represent examples of exogenous state-building, situations in which the form and function of the state is to a great extent being dictated by outside actors. The international community provides different forms of assistance toward strengthening state capacity in the policing sector and this paper explores how police training programs and the ...


'Extreme' Music And Graphic Representation Online, Andrew M. Whelan 2010 University of Wollongong

'Extreme' Music And Graphic Representation Online, Andrew M. Whelan

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Previously obscure musical genres, traditionally mediated by tape trading, mail order and the like, become relatively public as they migrate into online environments. The niche is now easily available in 'pirated' format: mp3 blogs and post links to material which was previously only available on limited-run cassette or vinyl. Such material also circulates widely on peer-to-peer networks, and listeners can conveniently find each other and new bands through platforms such as Last.fm. One such genre is considered here: power electronics or 'noise'. The textual and visual material around power electronics is presented as a limit case for considering the ...


Development Economics: From Classical To Critical Analysis, Susan N. Engel 2010 University of Wollongong

Development Economics: From Classical To Critical Analysis, Susan N. Engel

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

When development economics emerged as a sub-discipline of economics in the 1950s its main concern, like that of most economic theory, was (and largely remains) under-standing how the economies of nation-states have grown and expanded. This means it has been concerned with looking at the sources and kinds of economic expansion measured via increases in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the role of different inputs into production (capital, labor, and land), the impact of growth in the various sectors of the economy (agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors), and, to a lesser extent, the role of the state. These concerns are at ...


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