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Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, May

Chinese Puzzle in Seven Pieces
Although without name or form Tao nurtures and makes all whole . Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching (1) 1. By mid-morning the hire-truck, loaded with supplies and yesterday's wet things, is gunning along the Tasman Highway. Tea Cosy, a bald man who likes...
Cover: Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox: Red Rain
Transcultural/religious trees-of-life stand as beacons of life, light and hope in a landscape that is threatened by the menacing presence of a weaponised Unmanned Air Vehicle, commonly called a drone. (1) This Reaper drone is equipped with surveillance,...
Crossing the Boundaries: The Versatility of Women in the Novels of Janette Turner Hospital
Over the last thirty years, Janette Turner Hospital has produced an oeuvre of work that is predominantly dark and unsettling. Many societies are presented as rigidly hierarchical and compartmentalized. Status and even identity are most often determined...
Editorial
Hecate has from the mid-1970s published work from cross-disciplinary perspectives that contest hegemonic received ideas regarding gender, class, ethnicity and race, and sexualities, and how these things have played out at particular times in particular...
Feminising Orientalism: The Art of Hilda Rix Nicholas
As more work emerges on the writing and art of European, British and American women produced over the last three centuries in what was known as the "East" and the "Orient," the complicated nature of "Orientalism" is becoming increasingly clear. In this...
Medium/Machine: The Writing of Rosa Praed and Nancy Harward
The nineteenth century witnessed the arrival of new technologies such as the telegraph and typewriter, of which women were thought to be suitable operators because of their nimble fingers. Some were so efficient that their bodies seemed like machines,...
Speaking as a Settler Chinese Woman in Aotearoa New Zealand: An "Utterly Charming Picture of Oriental Womanhood"
This paper offers a cultural historical analysis of mainstream Pakeha representations of Chinese women in New Zealand up until the early twenty-first century. Presented in the context of personal narratives drawn from my own lived experiences as a settler...
The Third Body: Cixous' Feminine Trinity
Drawing inspiration from Helene Cixous's essay, Illa, this mytho-poetic and polemic writing reacts against one history of the religious female body in light of theological narratives of sacrifice and submission. The writing seeks to understand ways in...
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