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Direct Observation Of Liquid-Like Behavior Of A Single Au Grain Boundary, Gilberto Casillas, Arturo Ponce, Jesus Velazquez-Salazar, M Jose-Yacaman Jan 2013

Direct Observation Of Liquid-Like Behavior Of A Single Au Grain Boundary, Gilberto Casillas, Arturo Ponce, Jesus Velazquez-Salazar, M Jose-Yacaman

Australian Institute for Innovative Materials - Papers

Behavior of matter at the nanoscale differs fromthat of the bulk due to confinement and surface effects. Here, we report a direct observation of liquid-like behavior of a single grain boundary formed by cold-welding Au nanoparticles, 40 nm in size, by mechanical manipulation in situ TEM. The grain boundary rotates almost freely due to the free surfaces and can rotate about 90 degrees. The grain boundary sustains more stress than the bulk, confirming a strong bonding between the nanoparticles.Moreover, this technique allows the measurement of the surface diffusion coefficient from experimental observations, which we compute for the Au nanoparticles ...


Intellectual Entrepreneurs And The Diffusion Of Ideas: Two Historical Cases Of Knowledge Flow, Xiaoying Qi Jan 2013

Intellectual Entrepreneurs And The Diffusion Of Ideas: Two Historical Cases Of Knowledge Flow, Xiaoying Qi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article argues that the diffusion of concepts and theories from one culture or society to another requires the active engagement of a category of agents which I identify as ‘intellectual entrepreneurs’. Two historically contrasting cases of the transmission of ideas are examined in order to explain the processes whereby alien concepts are diffused across cultures. Foreign ideas and concepts that are successfully assimilated into a culture are neither automatically accepted nor externally imposed. Rather, knowledge flow succeeds on the basis of selection and transformation by local intellectual entrepreneurs who at the same time transform the receiving context to accommodate ...


A Word In Your Ear: How Audio Storytelling Got Sexy, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2013

A Word In Your Ear: How Audio Storytelling Got Sexy, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In a cultural milieu dominated by long-form television dramas such as Breaking Bad and Madmen, how has the apparently simple activity of audio storytelling gained such clout? In the US, documentary radio programs such as RadioLab, This American Life and Radio Diaries enjoy sold-out stage shows telling real-life stories that combine serious journalism with compelling personal narratives, philosophical discourse and an irreverent but always engaging tone.


Review Of Richard N. Côté, In Search Of Gentle Death: The Fight For Your Right To Die With Dignity, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Review Of Richard N. Côté, In Search Of Gentle Death: The Fight For Your Right To Die With Dignity, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Medical technology is making it possible to stave off death ever longer but, for some people with serious health problems, without much quality of life. Palliative care, also using ever more sophisticated medical interventions, can usually minimise pain and other symptoms. Nevertheless, some individuals experience severe ongoing suffering, whether from pain, breathlessness, nausea, indignity or lack of autonomy. They would rather die sooner than later.

For these reasons, euthanasia has become more significant as a social issue. Most church leaders are strongly opposed and so are most governments, though opinion polls show strong support, typically 70 percent or so in ...


Making Ourselves Visible, Jen Kennedy, Liz Linden Jan 2013

Making Ourselves Visible, Jen Kennedy, Liz Linden

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Recently, we have been told by a number of prominent feminists from various generations that feminism is dead. We are troubled that this is their perception when we see so much life in it still. In an effort to resuscitate feminist discourse, we want to explore publicly the question: what does feminism look like today?


Ensuring The Preservation Of Submerged Treasures For The Next Generation: The Protection Of Underwater Cultural Heritage In International Law, Lowell Bautista Jan 2013

Ensuring The Preservation Of Submerged Treasures For The Next Generation: The Protection Of Underwater Cultural Heritage In International Law, Lowell Bautista

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper views the UCH Convention as an important and progressive development in the field of international law. The UCH Convention, akin to the LOSC, is likewise a compromise package of solutions to a delicate issue of indisputable global significance. Hence, despite its flaws, it should be regarded no less as a monumental international instrument for providing a wider scope of protection for underwater cultural heritage. The fact that the UCH Convention was adopted was success enough. In accordance with its Article 27, the UCH Convention entered into force on 2 January 2009 for States which have deposited their respective ...


Euthanasia Tactics: Patterns Of Injustice And Outrage, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Euthanasia Tactics: Patterns Of Injustice And Outrage, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Struggles over euthanasia can be examined in terms of tactics used by players on each side of the issue to reduce outrage from actions potentially perceived as unjust. From one perspective, the key injustice is euthanasia itself, especially when the person or relatives oppose death. From a different perspective, the key injustice is denial of euthanasia, seen as a person's right to die. Five types of methods are commonly used to reduce outrage from something potentially seen as unjust: covering up the action; devaluing the target; reinterpreting the action, including using lying, minimising consequences, blaming others and benign framing ...


The Suicidal State And The State Of Debate, Ian M. Buchanan, Michael Ely Jan 2013

The Suicidal State And The State Of Debate, Ian M. Buchanan, Michael Ely

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Dr. Ian Buchanan is one of the world’s leading scholars of Deleuze and Guattari. He is a contributing editor to the “Deleuze Connections” series as well as editor of “Drain” magazine and a faculty member at the University of Wollongong in the Institution of Social Transformation Research. It is a true honor to receive his insight on the works of Deleuze and Guattari.

Michael Ely is an aspiring Deleuzian, graduate student, and debate coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio


Psychology Unified: From Folk Psychology To Radical Enactivism, Daniel Hutto Jan 2013

Psychology Unified: From Folk Psychology To Radical Enactivism, Daniel Hutto

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

A properly radical enactivism—one that eschews the idea that all mentality is necessarily contentful and representational—has better prospects of unifying psychology than does traditional cognitivism. This paper offers a five-step argument in support of this claim. The first section advances the view that a principled way of characterizing psychology’s subject matter is what is required if it is to be regarded as a special science. In this light, section two examines why and how cognitivism continues to be regarded as the best potential unifier for the discipline. But the third section exposes a serious problem about the ...


Hidden Sidetracks, Terumi Narushima Jan 2013

Hidden Sidetracks, Terumi Narushima

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Ensemble Offspring: "Hidden Sidetracks" by Terumi Narushima .

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING in their Partch's Bastards Program (all instruments using the same microtonal tuning system called centaur)

The Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 2nd September 2011

Performers: Anna McMichael Tarhu | Claire Edwardes Centaur Vibraphone | Jason Noble Clarinis | Diana Springford Clarinis


Ethnic Food: The Other In Ourselves, Paula Arvela Jan 2013

Ethnic Food: The Other In Ourselves, Paula Arvela

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Food is a powerful cultural signifier. It can connote inclusiveness, belonging, attachment and be a symbolic expression of social binding. Similarly, food can signify exclusiveness, generate stereotypes and feelings of revulsion and disgust which demarcate boundaries between the us and the other. As Marcel Proust’s teasoaked sweet Madeleine illustrates, food can produce good memories as much as recall painful experiences. Food is as much a nutritional and physiological requirement as it is cultural, symbolic and meaningful. Multi-ethnic societies praise their food diversity and flag it as a marker of inclusiveness. Australian cuisine is supposed to be a representation of ...


Natural Selection Among The Ruins, Su Ballard Jan 2013

Natural Selection Among The Ruins, Su Ballard

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

At about the same time that the railways were snaking their way across the major continents of the earth, animals and plants were finding themselves increasingly enclosed. Exponential increases in industrialization had facilitated shifts in scale and experience. For the human, the movement was from the local to the national, for the animal, it was from the farm to the factory, for the plants it was the process of becoming fuel for the massive belching machines inhabiting the landscape in their place.


Not Dead Yet: Emerging Trends In Radio Documentary Forms In Australia And The Us, Mia Lindgren, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2013

Not Dead Yet: Emerging Trends In Radio Documentary Forms In Australia And The Us, Mia Lindgren, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper maps contemporary trends in Australian and American radio documentary production. The genre is experiencing a renaissance, as can be seen in the growing number of websites, blogs and podcasts dedicated to radio documentary productions. In addition, the number of freelancers wanting to produce radio documentaries has increased dramatically in Australia over the past five years. This paper traces the evolution of radio documentary forms and explores how globalisation of radio listenership via podcasting and sharing of content on social media is beginning to change documentary. It explores how stellar programs such as This American Life (TAL) and Radiolab ...


‘Labour History And Its Political Role – A New Landscape’, Terence H. Irving Jan 2013

‘Labour History And Its Political Role – A New Landscape’, Terence H. Irving

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

As I was thinking about what to say today I read an article on Manning Clark and found something that made me pause. It was a description of our venerable journal, Labour History, but characterizing it in terms that none of us would use, at least not in public. Instead of describing our field, our sources or our methods, our long list of illustrious contributors, it said that Labour History was the journal of Australia’s left-wing historians.

Well, this was in Wikipedia – but nonetheless it struck me that, yes, this is a truth I am prepared to accept. I ...


The Plutonomy Of The 1%: Conspicuous Consumption In The New Gilded Age (Youtube Video), Timothy Dimuzio Jan 2013

The Plutonomy Of The 1%: Conspicuous Consumption In The New Gilded Age (Youtube Video), Timothy Dimuzio

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In 2005, Citigroup released a report that echoed a famous quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald: ‘Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me’. Penned by a team of global equity strategists, their report – Plutonomy: Buying Luxury, Explaining Global Imbalances – advanced the thesis that the world was dividing into two main blocs: 1) the plutonomy powered by the conspicuous consumption of the wealthy; and 2) the rest of humanity. The report also argued that income disparities were likely to deepen in the future, making the global rich the key drivers of differential-equity returns. Although ...


Indian Movies, Brand Australia And The Marketing Of Australian Cosmopolitanism, Andrew Hassam Jan 2013

Indian Movies, Brand Australia And The Marketing Of Australian Cosmopolitanism, Andrew Hassam

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Indian movies shot overseas have attracted the attention of not only advertising agencies keen to see their clients' brands appearing on-screen, but also government tourism commissions eyeing India's growing middle classes as potential visitors. Australian federal and state governments offer Indian film producers financial incentives to film in Australia, and Australian cities now regularly supply Indian movies with backdrops of upmarket shopping malls, stylish apartments and exclusive restaurants. Yet in helping to project the lifestyle fantasies of India's new middle classes, Australian government agencies are supporting an Indian view of Australia. While this image may attract Indian tourists ...


The Vietnamese Concept Of A Feminine Ideal And The Images Of Australian Women In Olga Masters’ Stories, Thu Hanh Nguyen Jan 2013

The Vietnamese Concept Of A Feminine Ideal And The Images Of Australian Women In Olga Masters’ Stories, Thu Hanh Nguyen

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this paper I compare Olga Masters’ portrayals of women with the ideals which are currently expected to be followed by Vietnamese women. The paper will investigate to what extend Olga Masters’ work corresponds to the Vietnamese traditional expectation of feminine ideals which are based on four essential attributes: industriousness, appropriate self-presentation, good communication skills, and virtue.


Academic Employment And Gender Equity Legislation In Australia And Japan, 1970-2010, Kirsti Rawstron Jan 2013

Academic Employment And Gender Equity Legislation In Australia And Japan, 1970-2010, Kirsti Rawstron

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the rate of change of men and women's employment as university academic staff in Australia and Japan; and, drawing on quantitative methods, show differences in the rate of change since the introduction of anti-sex discrimination legislation. The author also includes a discussion of programmes designed to increase female participation in academic positions to provide background to the existing changes.

Design/methodology/approach - Using statistics published by the Ministries of Education of both countries, a time series of female participation at each level of academic staff was constructed. Breakpoint analysis is ...


Medium-Specificity And Sociality In Expanded Cinema Re-Enactment, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2013

Medium-Specificity And Sociality In Expanded Cinema Re-Enactment, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this short paper, I introduce the work of the artist group Teaching and Learning Cinema, which reenacts Expanded Cinema artworks from the 1960s and 70s. I make a connection between sociality (which binds together artists in collectives and screening "clubs") and the issue of mediumspecificity. Re-enacting Expanded Cinema, I suggest, gently probes at the intersection of mediumspecificity and sociality. This practice asks questions about the material qualities of film, video and performance, and the particular relations these media carry across time and culture.


Among The Machines: Australian And Nz Artists, Su Ballard Jan 2013

Among The Machines: Australian And Nz Artists, Su Ballard

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

I was lead curator and invited scholar for AMONG THE MACHINES. The exhibition included 13 artists from New Zealand and Australia including major figures. The artists are: Ruth Buchanan, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Hayden Fowler, Douglas Bagnall, Fiona Pardington, Nathan Pohio, Hannah and Aaron Beehre, Daniel Crooks, Ronnie Van Hout, Susan Norrie, Jae Hoon Lee, Stella Brennan and Ann Shelton. The exhibition was advertised in E-flux, Art in Australia, Art News. I was interviewed on National Radio (4th July 2013), and it has received numerous favorable reviews.


Fictionalism About Folk Psychology, Daniel Hutto Jan 2013

Fictionalism About Folk Psychology, Daniel Hutto

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper argues that fictionalism about folk psychology, FaF, is ill motivated in any domain. It is argued that there is no advantage in trying to vindicate folk psychology by treating the constructs of classical cognitivism--namely, subpersonal mental representations--as useful fictions in contrast to serious scientific posits or as serving as the basis for philosophical explanations. Both scientific and philosophical considerations point to the conclusion that subpersonal representations of the sort that classical cognitivism posits should be eliminated, not preserved, by our best science of mind. Yet there is no need to assume that folk psychological explanations are subpersonally based ...


Introduction: Nationalism And Transnationalism In Australian Historical Writing, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, David Lowe Jan 2013

Introduction: Nationalism And Transnationalism In Australian Historical Writing, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, David Lowe

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

One of the strongest trends in Australian historical writing over the last two decades has been a drive to emphasise the nation’s connectedness with the rest of the world. Across a range of historical genres and topics, we have seen a new enthusiasm to explore entanglements between Australian history and that of other places and peoples. The history of travel has been an important contributor to this line of inquiry, but it is at the more intellectual, imaginative and emotional levels that the greatest gains are sometimes claimed for the study of what has become known as ‘transnationalism’. This ...


Taking Hints From Hogwarts: Uow's First Year Law Immersion Program, Cassandra E. Sharp, Margaret A. Bond, Trish Mundy, Karina Murray, Julia Quilter Jan 2013

Taking Hints From Hogwarts: Uow's First Year Law Immersion Program, Cassandra E. Sharp, Margaret A. Bond, Trish Mundy, Karina Murray, Julia Quilter

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The first year of law school is a challenging time: adapting to new surroundings; making new friends; absorbing new ideas, and developing new ways of learning, thinking, speaking and performing – all with the added pressure of high academic achievement. This paper explores the important role of modern law teachers as guides and mentors for the students’ transformative journey.

As experienced first year teachers in the LLB program, the authors have devoted considerable efforts to developing a program that facilitates s smooth transition for law students. We believe law teachers have a unique opportunity as well as a responsibility to facilitate ...


A Work In Progress, Garry C. Jones Jan 2013

A Work In Progress, Garry C. Jones

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Inspired by a recent visit to the Australian museum to view its collection of Aboriginal artefacts from south eastern Australian I felt motivated to know what was in the collection and to attempt to understand what it might feel like, and ultimately, what it might mean to craft such objects today. Beyond the desire to manufacture my own artefacts I had no knowledge of their history: who the people were that manufactured them in the first place, the contexts in which they were produced, or the motivations of those who produced them. What does it mean for Aboriginal people today ...


Blog: Costings Become A Guessing Game, Anthony Ashbolt Jan 2013

Blog: Costings Become A Guessing Game, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Labor’s “Gotcha” moment seemed to have backfired badly with Treasury and Finance Secretaries, together with the head of the Parliamentary Budget Office, distancing their units from claims about a $10 billion black hole. Labor’s advice from these Departments was provided with regard to policies outlined prior to the period of caretaker Government. Rather than point to a specific mistake related to earlier policy calculations, Labor could have just kept hammering the point about costings in general. Nonetheless, as Crikey correspondent Bernard Keane observed: ‘‘I’m of the view that the costings imbroglio doesn’t matter a jot: voters ...


Blog: Skewed View Of Alp Obscures Reality, Anthony Ashbolt Jan 2013

Blog: Skewed View Of Alp Obscures Reality, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

As the Labor government lies embattled, ready for a substantial defeat at the polls today, facts about the Australian economy and overseas understandings of Australia's performance over the last six years are emerging. Far from being the basket-case fashioned by the opposition and much of the media, the Australian economy's growth has actually lifted the average standard of living. A study by Ben Phillips from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) shows wage growth has outstripped inflation and produced an economic benefit for the average Australian family that is quite significant. We do not hear ...


Who Are Our Nomad’S Today? Deleuze’S Political Ontology And The Revolutionary Problematic, Craig A. Lundy Jan 2013

Who Are Our Nomad’S Today? Deleuze’S Political Ontology And The Revolutionary Problematic, Craig A. Lundy

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper will address the question of the revolution in Gilles Deleuze's political ontology. More specifically, it will explore what kind of person Deleuze believes is capable of bringing about genuine and practical transformation. Contrary to the belief that a Deleuzian programme for change centres on the facilitation of 'absolute deterritorialisation' and pure 'lines of flight', I will demonstrate how Deleuze in fact advocates a more cautious and incremental if not conservative practice that promotes the ethic of prudence. This will be achieved in part through a critical analysis of the dualistic premises upon which much Deleuzian political philosophy ...


Would 'The Making Of The English Working Class' Get Made Today?, Rowan Cahill Jan 2013

Would 'The Making Of The English Working Class' Get Made Today?, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

It is fifty years since leftist publisher Victor Gollancz published The Making of the English Working Class by English historian Edward Palmer Thompson (1924–1993). During 2013, this event has been, and is being, commemorated globally in political and scholarly conferences and journals. My dilapidated copy is the Penguin revised edition (1968), purchased in 1970. Still in print, and with more than a million copies sold worldwide, Thompson’s hugely influential doorstop book is regarded as a pivotal exploration of social history, as much an historical classic as it is a literary classic. The book runs to some 900 pages ...


The Day I Will Be Free - A Rediscovered Courtroom Effusion By Frank The Poet, Mark Gregory Jan 2013

The Day I Will Be Free - A Rediscovered Courtroom Effusion By Frank The Poet, Mark Gregory

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Copy of an 1835 poem by Frank McNamara with related annotations.


(Wo)Man With Mirror, Lucas M. Ihlein, Louise Curham Jan 2013

(Wo)Man With Mirror, Lucas M. Ihlein, Louise Curham

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Teaching and Learning are Louise Curham & Lucas Ihlein. TLC evolved from the Sydney Moving Image Coalition - a filmmakers and film lovers group with a specific focus on Super 8, Curham works in film performance, installation and experimental film. Her key interest is the experience of deteriorating and ephemeral film images. Ihlein is an artist who works with social relations and communication as the primary media of his creative practice. His work manifests as blogs, participatory performances, pedagogical projects, experimental film and video, re-enactments, gallery installations, lithographic prints and drawings.