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              The Most Beautiful Job in the World
               

              The Most Beautiful Job in the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mensitieri, Guilia

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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing together prestige, power and b...eauty and occupying a central place in media and consumer fantasies. Yet the fashion industry, which claims to offer highly desirable job opportunities, relies significantly on job instability, not just in outsourced garment production but at the very heart of its creative production of luxury. Based on an in-depth investigation involving stylists, models, designers, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers and interns, anthropologist Giulia Mensitieri draws back fashion's glamorous facade to explore the lived realities of working in the industry. This challenging book lays bare the working conditions of 'the most beautiful job in the world', showing that exploitation isn't confined to sweatshops or sexual harassment of models, but exists at the very heart of the powerful symbolic and economic centre of fashion.
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              ISBN 9780522876109
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century
                

              A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)

              By Silberberg, Sue

              • RRP: $69.99
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              • Pub Date
                30 May 20

              In 1835 a renegade group of Tasmanians wishing to expand their landholdings disembarked in what was to become Melbourne. This colonising expedition was funded by a group of investors including the Jewish convict Joseph Solomon. Thus, in Melbourne, as in the settlement of the cont...inent itself, Jews were at the foundation of colonisation.
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              ISBN 9780522876338
              Published AU 30 May 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Proximity and Distance: Space, Time and World War I
                

              Proximity and Distance: Space, Time and World War I (Hardback)

              By Fathi, Romain; Robertson, Emily

              • RRP: $67.00
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              • Pub Date
                30 Apr 20

              The global magnitude of World War I has meant that proximity and distance were highly influential in the ways the conflict was conducted, and how it was experienced at tactical, political and emotional levels. This book explores how participants and observers in World War I negot...iated the temporal and spatial challenges of the conflict.
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              ISBN 9780522876536
              Published AU 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Proximity and Distance: Space, Time and World War I
                

              Proximity and Distance: Space, Time and World War I (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fathi, Romain; Robertson, Emily

              • RRP: $48.00
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                30 Apr 20

              The global magnitude of World War I has meant that proximity and distance were highly influential in the ways the conflict was conducted, and how it was experienced at tactical, political and emotional levels. This book explores how participants and observers in World War I negot...iated the temporal and spatial challenges of the conflict.
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              ISBN 9780522876529
              Published AU 30 Apr 2020
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              The Convent: A City finds its Heart
                

              The Convent: A City finds its Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kells, Stuart

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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              What was behind the wall and the wire? The local people knew. Fine courtyards. An old swimming pool. Dilapidated tennis courts and a remnant garden, now wild and sprawling. The Convent: A City Finds its Heart tells the story of a site's rich history and the efforts to preserve it.... This is an uplifting tale of community activism.
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              ISBN 9780522876598
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Oil Under Troubled Waters: Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue
                

              Oil Under Troubled Waters: Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Collaery, Bernard

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                3 Mar 20

              In May 2018 Bernard Collaery, a former Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory and long-term legal counsel to the government of East Timor, was charged with conspiracy to breach the Intelligence Services Act 2001. He was forbidden from talking about the charges again...st him, but under parliamentary privilege independent MP Andrew Wilkie revealed what has since been described as 'Australian politics' biggest scandal'. Five years earlier, after ASIO officers raided Collaery's home and office, Collaery told journalists that ASIS had been bugging the East Timorese government during negotiations over Timor Sea oil. He was about to represent East Timor at The Hague in a case against the Australian government and a disaffected senior ASIS agent. That agent, known publicly only as Witness K, had been raided by ASIO and had his passport seized on the same day as Collaery was targeted. Oil Under Troubled Waters relates the sordid history of Australian government dealings with East Timor and how the actions of both major political parties have enriched Australia and its corporate allies at the expense of its tiny neighbour and wartime ally, one of the poorest nations of the world.
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              ISBN 9780522876499
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Torch the Place: MTC NEXTSTAGE ORIGINAL
                

              Torch the Place: MTC NEXTSTAGE ORIGINAL (Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

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              • Pub Date
                8 Feb 20

              Teresa's mum finds it impossible to let anything go-from grudges to household objects. She thinks of her home as a museum full of irreplaceable treasures. But she's not really a curator, she's a hoarder, and her house is enough to give Marie Kondo heart palpitations. When her kid...s return home to celebrate her 60th birthday, she's over the moon to have the family back together. But this isn't a reunion. It's an intervention. Celebrated writer Benjamin Law is one of this country's brightest literary stars. For his hysterically funny and moving stage premiere, Law employs his effortless self-deprecating wit to spark joy in the clutter and find truth in those crazy moments that bring families closer together. Commissioned through MTC's NEXT STAGE Writers' Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.
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              ISBN 9780522876659
              Published AU 8 Feb 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The Knowledge Solution: Australian History: What place does history have in a post-truth world?
               

              The Knowledge Solution: Australian History: What place does history have in a post-truth world? (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Clark, Anna

              What can we learn from recurring events across the recent history of Australia, of colonisation, nationalism, racism, fighting on foreign shores, land booms, industrial campaigns and culture wars? Arguments about the discipline of Australian History, from thinkers across the ideo...logical and historical spectrum, are distilled in these extracts and essays. The Knowledge Solution: Australian History is the second collection in a series that draws from the remarkable books published by Australia's oldest university press. Contributors include: Bain Attwood, Geoffrey Blainey, Michael Cannon, Raffaello Carboni, Manning Clark, Peter Cochrane, James Curran, Mark Davis, Alexandra Dellios, Richard Evans, Michele Grossman, Marcia Langton, Helen MacDonald, Stuart Macintyre, Janet McCalman, Mark McKenna, Lisa Palmer, Ray Parkin, Rachel Perkins, Robert Reynolds, John Rickard, Kathryn Shain, Peter Spearritt, Peter Sutton, Rebe Taylor, Maureen Tehan, David Unaipon, Jo Wainer, Stuart Ward, Ellen Warne, Myra Willard and Alexis Wright.
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              ISBN 9780522875430
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              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Breaking the Silence: Aboriginal Defenders and the Settler State, 1905-1939
               

              Breaking the Silence: Aboriginal Defenders and the Settler State, 1905-1939 (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Holland, Alison

              Breaking the Silence recovers the conflicted politics of Aboriginal affairs in the first decades of the twentieth century. From 1905, when the report of the controversial Roth Royal Commission in Western Australia was made known to the public, to the eve of World War II, the c...ondition, status and treatment of Aboriginal Australians were leading social questions that generated much discontent and underscored the awakening of a national conscience. Styled the 'new public', defenders lobbied governments to develop policies to ensure viable Aboriginal futures. In charting aspects of this politics, Alison Holland uncovers the defenders' programs for reform and the responses of governments to them. She shows how the consternation of the defenders was disproportionate to political will. Governments didn't listen or hear. They viewed the issues and solutions in different ways. Where defenders saw a humanitarian crisis, governments identified a colour problem in White Australia and developed policies to eradicate it. Breaking the Silence shows that there was no 'great Australian silence' on this question in the first half of the twentieth century. While the history books may have been silent, the politics on the ground, in the press, the auditorium, parliament, university, church and mission were anything but. Holland asks why this was so. What form did this politics take, what was at stake and what were the outcomes? In answering these questions the book provides important historical context for the consternation and debates still being had in the Australian polity over Aboriginal affairs.
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              ISBN 9780522875416
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              Released AU 19 Nov 2019
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              The University is Closed for Open Day: Australia in the Twenty-first Century
               

              The University is Closed for Open Day: Australia in the Twenty-first Century (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Knight, Stephen

              Explores aspects of ultra-modern Australia, from tattoos, shabby chic and our obsession with personal devices, to the 'poetry' of number plates. Other critiques explore national myths and consider the recurring conflict over 'White Australia or Fair Australia?'

              ISBN 9780522874686
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              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
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