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Understanding Scientific/Technical Controversy, David Mercer Jan 1996

Understanding Scientific/Technical Controversy, David Mercer

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The material in this paper originates from a Doctoral thesis, l and lectures presented in the University of Wollongong Science and Technology Studies Department undergraduate subject 'Scientific Controversies' in 1993. During the preparation of this material, I noted that there was an absence of overviews of the literature, sufficiently clear or detailed, to guide the uninitiated through the subtle, but philosophically important, differences between the main currents of academic thought on Scientific and Technical Controversy (STC). The following 'map of the literature' has been designed to try to fill this gap and also to raise awareness of some of the ...


Revising The Past/Revisioning The Future: A Postcolonial Reading Of Eleanor Dark's 'The Timeless Land' Trilogy, Antonio Simoes Da Silva Jan 1996

Revising The Past/Revisioning The Future: A Postcolonial Reading Of Eleanor Dark's 'The Timeless Land' Trilogy, Antonio Simoes Da Silva

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

It is the purpose of this paper to propose that the preoccupation with the mythopoeic nature of Australia's historical narratives in Eleanor Dark's trilogy, The Timeless Land, situates it within the rubric of post-colonial writing.


Indigenous People In Cyberspace, Adam Robert Lucas Jan 1996

Indigenous People In Cyberspace, Adam Robert Lucas

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Although computing and telecommunications technologies are becoming increasingly intergral to the work practices and everyday lives of indigenous people, these activities remain relatively unpublicized and untheorized. The author discusses a variety of computing and electronic networking projects undertaken by Australian Aboriginal and Native American people that address issues of central importance to all indigenous people - i.e. education, cultural development and self-determination. The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the diversity of projects now underway and to discuss how these may be used as models for others indigenous communities wishing to undertake similar projects.


Shadows Of 1951, Rowan Cahill Jan 1996

Shadows Of 1951, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

We reproduce here the text of a talk given by Rowan Cahill at the Labor History Weekend held on 3-4 August 1996 at St. Stephens Hall, Newtown, Sydney. The Weekend was ‘Organised by The Red and Black Forum and convened by Mr. Bob Gould. Rowan is co-author of The Seamen’s Union of Australia 1872-1972, Sydney, 1981.

The 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute started in February of that year when a General Wage Order granted a IS per cent increase on all A ward rates except interim increases. The employers argued that waterside workers were only entitled to 9 per ...