Issue 26, June 2002

Editor: Elizabeth McMahon

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Target Essay

In Leaving “ME” Gillian Whitlock considers the exodus of humanities
academics from Australian universities.

Essays, Extracts and Reviews

In Australia for the Australians, Colin Groves analyses how the social sciences are currently deployed in racist arguments around indigenous sovereignty and land rights.

Fiona Probyn questions the ways in which indigenous cultural practices are harnessed for a debate around academic disciplinarity in Lynne Hume’s Ancestral Power: The Dreaming, Consciousness and Aboriginal Australia.

In Australian Feminism and Cultural Critique, circa 2002 Margaret Henderson reviews Tara Brabazon’s Ladies Who Lunge: Celebrating Difficult Women; and How Simone de Beauvoir died in Australia: Essays and Stories by Sylvia Lawson.

Liam Semler looks at early modern studies in Australia as represented in Touch of the Real: Essays in Early Modern Culture, in Honour of Stephen Greenblatt, edited by Philippa Kelly.

Natalya Lusty considers the alternative view of Australian art history presented by What is Installation? : An Anthology of Writings on Australian Installation Art edited by Adam Geczy and Benjamin Genocchio.

Susan Bye looks at the pleasures and problematics of reading the Australian Women’s Weekly in her review of Who was that Woman?: The Australian Women’s Weekly in the Postwar Years by Susan Sheridan with Barbara Baird, Kate Borrett and Lyndall Ryan;

and an extract from Chapter 4 of Who was that Woman? which analyses the Weekly’s representation of women and work.

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