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Hegemony: Consensus, Coercion And Culture, Kylie Smith Jan 2005

Hegemony: Consensus, Coercion And Culture, Kylie Smith

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Since the publication of the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks in English in the 1970s, hegemony is a concept which has been employed by many scholars, notably in Australia by Bob Connell, Terry Irving and Mike Donaldson. Recently, hegemony has become a popular word, used mainly to describe the state of international relations in the world today. In this context it is usually synonymous with descriptions of the alleged US supremacy. It is also a term that appears frequently in Cultural Studies, but usually devoid of any political, specifically class, context.


Boomerangs Of Academic Freedom, Brian Martin Jan 2005

Boomerangs Of Academic Freedom, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Ted Steele case is an important episode in the defense of academic freedom in Australia. In addition, it offers a wealth of evidence on how a dismissal, perceived as an attack on academic freedom and free speech, can boomerang on the administration. Yet the matter is more complex than a simple boomerang: the actions of dissidents and unions can also boomerang. In this paper, I examine academic boomerang dynamics through a close analysis of the Steele case.


Colonialism Brought Home: On The Colonialization Of The Metropolitan Space, Lorenzo Veracini Jan 2005

Colonialism Brought Home: On The Colonialization Of The Metropolitan Space, Lorenzo Veracini

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Departing from an appraisal of the topical relevance of what Canadian based geographer Derek Gregory has perceptively called 'the colonial present', this article presents a number of departures for an investigation of the ways in which the codes of a colonial conditions have infiltrated the metropolitan west (Gregory 2004). This article suggests a number of possible starting points for further discussion and focuses on an analysis of the long term process of transfer of colonial forms from colony to core and on an appraisal of migrations and their governance as one privileged site for the production and reproduction of coloniality.


Coalface; Choreography Of War Reportage; Pathfinder Closing; The Catalyst, Lifting A Helpless Patient, Sparky The Culture Hero, Ground Control, Treatment For Hysteria, Artificial Respiration (Second Position); Hydration Tactic - Works Of Art Exhibited In The Exhibition Primavera, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2005

Coalface; Choreography Of War Reportage; Pathfinder Closing; The Catalyst, Lifting A Helpless Patient, Sparky The Culture Hero, Ground Control, Treatment For Hysteria, Artificial Respiration (Second Position); Hydration Tactic - Works Of Art Exhibited In The Exhibition Primavera, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

These works dramatise the familiar in order to create a more seductive dimension that might cause the viewer to drift elsewhere. to a stranger place where worlds collapse and intersect. Nature is depicted as transient and ephemeral within ambiguous environments that reverse or rearrange ordered thinking. Humanity is seen as suspended between aid and attack. or support and threat. while also intrinsically linked to the natural world Paradoxical relationships between nature and culture emerge.


Knowing What? Radical Versus Conservative Enactivism, Daniel D. Hutto Jan 2005

Knowing What? Radical Versus Conservative Enactivism, Daniel D. Hutto

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The binary divide between traditional cognitivist and enactivist paradigms is tied to their respective commitments to understanding cognition as based on knowing that as opposed to knowing how. Using O’Regan’s and Noe’s landmark sensorimotor contingency theory of perceptual experience as a foil, I demonstrate how easy it is to fall into conservative thinking. Although their account is advertised as decidedly ‘skill-based’, on close inspection it shows itself to be riddled with suppositions threatening to reduce it to a rules-and-representations approach. To remain properly enactivist it must be purged of such commitments and indeed all commitment to mediating ...


Pre-Empting Terrorism: A Comment, Andrew Goldsmith Jan 2005

Pre-Empting Terrorism: A Comment, Andrew Goldsmith

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Transnational networks play an increasingly significant role in promoting violence as well as ideological dissent. While the debate continues over the characterization of the 'war on terror', how competently criminology is able to tackle such an issue riddled with transnational and cross-cultural dimension still remains an open question.


Book Review: Francesc Relano, The Shaping Of Africa: Cosmographic Discourse And Cartographic Science In Late Medieval And Early Modern Europe (2004), Adam Robert Lucas Jan 2005

Book Review: Francesc Relano, The Shaping Of Africa: Cosmographic Discourse And Cartographic Science In Late Medieval And Early Modern Europe (2004), Adam Robert Lucas

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The main ambition of Francesc Relan˜ o’s fascinating book The Shaping of Africa is to show how the idea of Africa, as a continent distinct from Europe and Asia, emerged between the late Middle Ages and the early modern period from a mixture of natural philosophical, theological, nautical and popular discourses, as well as from several initially separate traditions of mapmaking. He illustrates in the process that the African interior remained largely a mystery to Europeans until the late nineteenth century.


Between Expansion And Collapse, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2005

Between Expansion And Collapse, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

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Religion And Indonesian Constitution: A Recent Debate, Nadirsyah Hosen Jan 2005

Religion And Indonesian Constitution: A Recent Debate, Nadirsyah Hosen

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article examines the recent debate on the position of syari'ah in Indonesian constitutional amendments (1999-2002). The article operates at two levels: a historical review of the debate on Islam and state in Indonesia and a theoretical effort to situate the Indonesian debate in the broader context of debates over Islam and constitutions. It argues that the rejection of the proposed amendment to Article 29, dealing with Islam, has shown that Indonesian Islam follows the substantive approach of syari'ah, not the formal one.


Labour Intellectuals In Australia: Modes, Traditions, Generations, Transformations, Terence H. Irving, Sean Scalmer Jan 2005

Labour Intellectuals In Australia: Modes, Traditions, Generations, Transformations, Terence H. Irving, Sean Scalmer

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The article begins with a discussion of labour intellectuals as knowledge producers in labour institutions, and of the labour public in which this distinctive kind of intellectual emerges, drawing on our previously published work. Next we construct a typology of three ‘‘modes’’ of the labour intellectual that were proclaimed and remade from the 1890s (the ‘‘movement’’ the ‘‘representational’’, and the ‘‘revolutionary’’), and identify the broad historical processes (certification, polarization, and contraction) of the labour public. In a case study comparing the 1890s and 1920s we demonstrate how successive generations of labour intellectuals combined elements of these ideal types in different ...


Bucking The System: Andrew Wilkie And The Difficult Task Of The Whistleblower, Brian Martin Jan 2005

Bucking The System: Andrew Wilkie And The Difficult Task Of The Whistleblower, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE PART of society's alarm and self·repair system, bringing attention to problems before they become fur more damaging.l Australian whistlcblowers have spoken du[ abollt police corrupcion, paedophilia in the churches, corporate mismanagement, biased appointment procedures, environmentally harmful practices and a host of other issues.

Although whistleblowers are extremely valuable to society, most of them suffer enormously for their efforts. Ostracism, harassment, slander, reprimands, referral to psychiatrists, demotion, dismissal and blacklisting are among the common methods used to attack whistleblowers. Bosses are the usual attackers with co-workers sometimes joining in.


The Allied Occupation Of Japan - An Australian View, Christine De Matos Jan 2005

The Allied Occupation Of Japan - An Australian View, Christine De Matos

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Japanese Occupation is generally remembered as primarily an American affair and as a dichotomous relationship between Japan and the United States. However, it was an Allied Occupation, and, despite the persistence of selective historical memories, there was a distinct and at times contentious Allied presence, contribution, and experience. The Occupation provided a terrain on which the victor nations, believing their social, economic and political values vindicated by victory, competed to reshape the character of Japan's modernity. One Ally that participated in this process, and often acted as a dissenting voice, was Australia. Examining the involvement of additional participants ...


Modelling Agency In Hiv Decision-Making, Alison Moore Jan 2005

Modelling Agency In Hiv Decision-Making, Alison Moore

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In applying linguistics to the task of analysing how agentivity is construed through verbal interaction, scholars often equate social agency with grammatical agency, and in particular with the grammar of transitivity. The difficulty I want to address in this paper is that we may miss other important, systematic and contrastive patterning in the agentivity with which social actors and other entities are depicted, because such agentivity is realized through a range of dispersed linguistic resources. Systemic Functional Linguistics can provide a useful framework for co-ordinating the contribution of these resources to the overall construal of agency in a text or ...


Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story Of A Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers, Daniel D. Hutto Jan 2005

Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story Of A Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers, Daniel D. Hutto

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Did Wittgenstein violently threaten Karl Popper with a poker on the cold evening of 25 October 1946 at a meeting of Moral Sciences Club in Cambridge? Responding to this question is the wonderful pretext that the authors use to introduce the rich world and characters of mid-twenteith century philosophy. They grab their readers' imaginations by latching onto this concrete, legendary, event - the alleged aggressive weilding of a poker - at what many would have imagined to be an utterly civilised, if not downright dull, philosophical meeting. Through this investigation, they bring to life not only the characters in this drama, both ...


A Review Of A. Dirk Moses (Ed.), Genocide And Settler Society: Frontier Violence And Stolen Indigenous Children In Australian History, Lorenzo Veracini Jan 2005

A Review Of A. Dirk Moses (Ed.), Genocide And Settler Society: Frontier Violence And Stolen Indigenous Children In Australian History, Lorenzo Veracini

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Genocide and Settler Society constitutes a successful exercise in deparochialization. Until now, discussions of genocides in an Australian context have centered on whether this category could be applied, accompanied by debated qualifications, to the experience of Indigenous people. On the contrary, Genocide and Settler Society ultimately and convincingly reverses this order. It is not a matter of testing the relevance of genocide studies to Australian history; rather, there is a need to explore the ways in which genocide studies at large can benefit from an appraisal of the Australian experience. In order to perform this intellectual recasting, Dirk Moses has ...


Of The Monstrous Regiment And The Family Jewels, Marett Leiboff Jan 2005

Of The Monstrous Regiment And The Family Jewels, Marett Leiboff

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article seeks to engage with the deeply-imbricated anxieties about post-mortem sperm harvesting, and its subsequent use by widows and fiances, in a small body of case law from Queensland and Victoria and the 2005 recommendations of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. It does so by suggesting that these anxieties can be uncovered through unstated cultural resonances about the 'proper' function of men and women in reproduction. These resonances recall some of the responses to supposed 'unnatural' and 'monstrous' behaviours of women, as they were characterised in the initial stages of the early modern period, when the emerging reason and ...