New Books Network

Seamus O’Hanlon, “City Life: The New Urban Australia” (NewSouth Publishing, 2018)
In his new book, City Life: The New Urban Australia (NewSouth Publishing, 2018), Seamus O’Hanlon, an Associate Professor at Monash University, explores the economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes in Australian cities over the last four decades.  Globalization, de-industrialization and mass immigration have changed the makeup of major cities like Sydney and Melbourne... Read More
Annabel Cooper, “Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen” (Otago UP, 2018)
In her new book, Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), Annabel Cooper, an Associate Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Otago, explores how filmmakers have portrayed the New Zealand wars of the 19th century and how those productions... Read More
Julian Meyrick, Robert Phiddian and Tully Barnett, “What Matters?: Talking Value in Australian Culture” (Monash UP, 2018)
How should we value culture? In What Matters? Talking Value in Australian Culture (Monash University Press, 2018), Professors Julian Meyrick, Robert Phiddian and Tully Barnett, from Flinders University’s Laboratory Adelaide: The Value of Culture project, explore the troublesome question at the core of much contemporary cultural policy. The book charts the struggles over cultural data... Read More
Sarah E. Holcombe, “Remote Freedoms: Politics, Personhood and Human Rights in Aboriginal Central Australia” (Stanford UP, 2018)
In her new book, Remote Freedoms: Politics, Personhood and Human Rights in Aboriginal Central Australia (Stanford University Press, 2018), Sarah E. Holcombe, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, explores how universal human rights, codified 70 years ago in the Universal Declaration of... Read More
Amanda Walsh, “Globalisation, the State and Regional Australia” (Sydney UP, 2018)
In her new book, Globalisation, the State and Regional Australia (Sydney University Press, 2018), Amanda Walsh, associate director of government relations at Australian Catholic University, explores the political and economic consequences of globalization across Australia nationally and in regional Australia specifically.  Using a series of case studies on the manufacturing, dairy, and ethanol... Read More