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Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, 2001

Am I Doing the Right Thing?
In the mornings I drink tea leaning out my kitchen window, and watch dogs rifle through the rubbish at the top of the street. Across the road, at the hotel on the corner, the Canadian boy crouches in the shadow of his boss's car, smoking. Littered along...
Desperate Lovers and Wanton Women: Press Representations of Domestic Violence
It is as if the stark `reality' of men's violence against women is simply too awful to contemplate. It must be hedged in with discursive strategies that have the effect of deflecting attention away from the harshness of the verdict that men are responsible...
Edelweiss
It dawns on Cynthia as she serves out the Tom Yam Goong, that she is becoming invisible. Lately, guests have interrupted anecdotes she has been relating, yet no one sees her pause, or says: `Go on Cynthia. You were saying?' No one, breathless with suspense,...
Edelwiess
It dawns on Cynthia as she serves out the Tom Yam Goong, that she is becoming invisible. Lately, guests have interrupted anecdotes she has been relating, yet no one sees her pause, or says: 'Go on Cynthia. You were saying?' No one, breathless with suspense,...
Editorial
So Australia is also at war, again. The military-industrial-prison complex of the West is involved in a new military adventure to maintain the wealth, prosperity, profits and global influence of some of us, and Australia is repeating the `All the way...
Finding Common Ground: Indigenous and Asian Diasporic Cultural Production in Australia
Ours is a nation of immigrants and Indigenous peoples. A new world with an ancient past. A grand symphony with many melodies.Arnold Zable 1998(1)These words preface the booklet that accompanied the Lost & Found art exhibition that was shown in Melbourne...
Gender and Radiance
Described by director, Rachel Perkins, as `the first Aboriginal film to have jokes in it" Radiance(2) was released in both mainstream and art-house cinemas across Australia. Audiences at the 1998 Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra film festivals voted the...
Lots of Love
She was a painter -- a Sydney painter. Look at her canvasses and feel red soil crumble beneath your feet -- shameless frangipani -- deep pink stamens thrusting from fluted hibiscus like the moist tips of eager tongues -- lilies with their creamy gorges...
Matters of Choice
right let's see you say you have chronic illness explain that i see is that really serious i don't see how that impedes you your doctor i see you have a letter or something okay well here we are running this program have a look at the booklet and yes,...
Nude Standing (Self-Portrait)
First SittingShe looks at me but she can't see herself yet. She can't see the saddle of my hips or the roundness of my calves. She can't see the sweep of my fringe clipped back from my forehead. She can't define the sway of my shoulders or the nubs of...
Reading Photographically: Translating Whiteness through the Eye of the Empire
Ultimately photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.(1)All cultures previous to our own treated appearances as signs addressed to the living. All was legend: all was there to...
Sexuality in East-West Encounters: Shanghai Baby and Mistaken Love
This paper examines two pieces of Chinese female writing, Shanghai Baby and Mistaken Love.(1) Shanghai Baby is a self-declared semi-autobiography by Zhou Weihui, a controversial Shanghai-based woman writer who when publishing dispenses with her patronymic,...
Song Cycle for Rottnest
The people are leaving the place of the ferry.They are thinking about sliding into the cool, blue waters of the bay;they are thinking about the fish and the crayfishswimming, catching in the clear waters of the bay;they are thinking about the place of...
Strip Searching as Sexual Assault
The issue of strip searching is not new. Women in prison have been subjected to this degrading procedure for many years. Advocates for women in prison, community workers and academics have published their concerns about the ongoing abuse of women, frequently...
The Brothers Up North and the Sisters Dowm South: The Mackay Family and the Frontier
As the beneficiaries of the dispossession of Aboriginal peoples, European women, along with men were complicit in an imperialist civilising project that saw the near destruction of Australia's indigenous peoples and their language and culture.1 The question...
The Brothers Up North and the Sisters Down South: The Mackay Family and the Frontier
As the beneficiaries of the dispossession of Aboriginal peoples, European women, along with men were complicit in an imperialist civilising project that saw the near destruction of Australia's indigenous peoples and their language and culture.(1)The...
The Father, the Daughter and the Holy Cross
When I was twenty years old I committed one of the biggest sins in the eyes of the Greek Orthodox Church. I wasn't aware it was a sin at the time. I was doing it more to please Baba than myself. Baba had this golden memory he would retrieve on occasion...
The Productivities of Pregnancy: Reviewing Medical Technologies and Feminist Critiques
This article focuses on new understandings of gestation, generated at the intersection of the pregnant body and reproductive technologies. I argue that the operation and activity of the pregnant body have not been central to feminist critiques of assisted...
Whiteness and the Australian Fiance: Framing the Ornamental Text in Australia
Ornament is only forced to speak of the presence of order because there is some kind of absence in the visual field. It is this visual absence of order that makes the inessential excess of ornament "necessary."1 The ornament is a form of detail that...
Whiteness and the Australian Fiancé: Framing the Ornamental Text in Australia
Ornament is only forced to speak of the presence of order because there is some kind of absence in the visual field. It is this visual absence of order that makes the inessential excess of ornament "necessary."(1)The ornament is a form of detail that...
'Woman-Made Women': Mobilisation of Nature in Feminist Accounts of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is often discussed in terms of its `naturalness,' with references to nature found not only in the popular press, but also in considered feminist critiques of the phenomenon. These references carry with them political problems that warrant...
'Woman-Made Women': Mobilisations of Nature in Feminist Accounts of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is often discussed in terms of its `naturalness,' with references to nature found not only in the popular press, but also in considered feminist critiques of the phenomenon. These references carry with them political problems that warrant...
Writing and Skin
Where does the body begin and end, where does text begin and end? This paper explores the inscription of the corporeal surface as skin, the morphology of skin as a cultural overlay, skin as a site of subjectivity, and the meeting of skin, text, and materiality...