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Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Australian Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin Jan 2014

Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Australian Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In a previous article discussing the politics of language in Australian Indigenous Studies teaching and learning contexts, my colleague and I stated our objective in writing that article was to ‘‘instill’’ a sense of the importance of the political nature of language to our student body (McGloin and Carlson 2013). We wanted to engage students in the idea that language, as a conduit for describing the world, is not a neutral channel for its portrayal or depiction; rather, that it is a political device that is often a contributing force to racism and the perpetuation of colonial violence.While reviews ...


Ramp Up’S Shut-Down Robs Us Of A Needed Voice On Disability Issues, Shawn Burns Jan 2014

Ramp Up’S Shut-Down Robs Us Of A Needed Voice On Disability Issues, Shawn Burns

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The headlines said it all.

Back to work: Disability support pension on the scrapheap, screamed Melbourne’s Herald Sun. Beating the bludgers will help the disabled was the lead on The Sunday Telegraph.

The mothballing of the ABC’s Ramp Up website, announced earlier this month, could not have come at a worse time for people with disability.

Too often, media representation of people with disability is embedded within familiar models of “tragedy” and “hero” – but the weekend’s coverage of potential changes to the disability support pension and the welfare system paint an equally distorted and harmful image.

The ...


Behind The Scenes Of Hallyu Down Under, Brian Yecies Jan 2011

Behind The Scenes Of Hallyu Down Under, Brian Yecies

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Like fusion cuisine, international film co-productions have become commonplace in the 21st century, but getting the balance of flavours right is still a challenge in the case of a couple of recent collaborations - especially where the creation of original and dynamic soundscapes has been a critical factor - a pinch of aussie technical skill and ingenuity has proven to be a key ingredient.


Voyaging In, Out And Down Under: A Discussion Of Elizabeth Jolley’S ‘Vera Wright Trilogy’, Dorothy L. Jones Jan 1998

Voyaging In, Out And Down Under: A Discussion Of Elizabeth Jolley’S ‘Vera Wright Trilogy’, Dorothy L. Jones

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Journeys are a recurrent feature of My Father's Moon (1989), Cabin Fever (1990) and The Georges' Wife (1993). Protagonist Vera Wright travels continually by train, bus and bicycle. She voyages half across the world from Britain to Australia and flies from Australia to New York. On foot, she treads a maze of suburban streets, wheeling young children in England and pushing her husband's wheelchair in Australia. Such journeying corresponds both to Vera's progress through life as a social being and her inward development.