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Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, October

Across the Threshold: White Women and Chinese Hawkers in the White Colonial Imaginary
One of the best-known images of the Chinese in colonial Australia was created by Livingstone Hopkins (Hop), the Bulletin's chief cartoonist from 1883 to 1913, and it captured White Australia's image of the life of the Chinese man in the colonies. The...
An Artist in the WAAAF: Elsa Russell's War
Introduction World War Two was a watershed experience for many young women, especially those who entered previously masculine domains of work for the duration. Relatively well paid and often living independently of their families for the first time,...
'Birthing against Genocide' 1999 Part 1. Oils on Hardwood. (Commentary)
The artwork communicates an art language that draws on narratives of the Aboriginal dreaming, the place of birthing, my people, my country, lore, ritual, spirituality and beliefs. It expresses in iconography, bold, sharp forms in contrast to the soft,...
Dorothy Hewett (21 May 1923-25 August 2002)
She is buried in the small bush cemetery at Springwood in the Blue Mountains where she lived with Merv for the past decade. The tall gums whispered, the air was cool and clean, and people of all ages mingled and remembered, and then threw sprigs of...
Editorial
International solidarity among women is today perhaps more pressing than it has ever been, urged daily as we are in the West to patriotic support for wars for oil and wars against terror. Diane Bell suggests in Susan Hawthorne and Bronwyn Winter's...
Efflorescence: The Letters of Georgiana Molloy
'I never met with any one who so perfectly called forth and could sympathise with me in my prevailing passion for Flowers' (1) wrote Georgiana Molloy, one of the earliest settlers at Augusta in Western Australia, in the midst of her obsession for botanising....
Janette Turner Hospital's the Last Magician: 'A Feminist's Nightmare'?
Janette Turner Hospital's novels do not engage with any singular feminist agenda. Indeed, Laurel Bergmann suggests that Turner Hospital's commitment to feminism is 'constant' but 'shifting', (1) and she links characters in Charades to specific types...
Kristeva and an Archaeology of Sources and Translation
In studying the work of international scholars, such as Julia Kristeva, we are often dependent upon translations to give us access to their ideas and analyses. Fortunately there are now good translators who quickly provide the English-speaking world...
Nuclear Terrorists: Patty Hearst and the Terrorist Family
Introduction: Terrorist fiction before terrorist fact Someone had kidnapped her and kidnapping always had a reason, however twisted it might be. Ransom, maybe, she reflected ... the senator was a wealthy man and could be counted on to raise an immense...
Women In/and Media Today
Simone Murray An impetus behind this seminar was the recent fate of cultural studies at Birmingham. The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) opened in 1964 as a postgraduate research unit analysing popular culture and exploring Raymond...
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