A vital new work that untangles the overlooked history, personal narratives and complex geopolitics of enforced military prostitution and survivor redress in Indonesia, arising from Japan‘s World War II military occupation of South-East Asia.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a longstanding problem that has shifted very little despite increasing international and national media coverage and attention from governments and in policy debates. But what do we know about it and how to stop it? This book synthesises the latest knowledge about violence against women and girls, what […]
Author, Professor Fethi Mansouri examines the consequences of Western states’ policies towards refugees and deterrence. Professor Mansouri is among the world’s leading experts on diversity, migration and social justice, and intercultural studies and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences Australia.
Now in its third edition, this is a comprehensive guide for educators on digital technologies and children’s learning during the years from birth to 12 years. With practical ideas and resources Technologies for children offers innovative, engaging and student-centred approaches to classroom learning, that are aligned with Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum. […]
The 2022 election overthrew received wisdom about safe seats and how the Australian electorate votes. It resulted in a change of government and also saw the rise of the ‘Teal Independents’ along with the lowest number of primary votes for the major parties since the formation of the Australian party system. In Watershed, leading scholars […]
We tend to take our mental health for granted, yet face with our own mental illness, or mental ill-health among our family or friends we can feel overwhelmed. Troubled Minds: Understanding and treating mental illness by Academy Fellows Sidney Bloch and Nick Haslam is a welcome and authoritative guide for anyone whose life has been […]
We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. On 26 May 2017, after a historic process of consultation, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was read out. This clear and urgent call for […]
Despite rising international tensions Greater China and Australia face many shared challenges in public administration. Based on decades of scholarship and workshops and written for a wider readership, ‘Dilemmas in public management’ confirms fundamental philosophical differences while also looking for common ground and opportunities for shared learning.
Co-authored by Academy Fellow Felicity Meakins, Tamarra: A Story of Termites on Gurindji Country is a fascinating, illustrated science book that takes kids inside the life of termites through storytelling from the Gurindji People. Did you know there are four types of termite poo? Or that a warm paste made from termite mound is used […]
Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager gives every manager, regardless of their functional role, access to cutting-edge research and evidence-based recommendations so they can approach their people management responsibilities with confidence. Day-to-day people management is increasingly the responsibility of front-line managers, not HR professionals. But managers are often poorly prepared for these responsibilities; they receive little […]
This fifth edition of Looking for Information is redesigned to reflect the breadth of research across information behaviour studies, with a new streamlined, six-chapter structure, presenting a refreshed look at people’s information needs and seeking practices, while also embracing contemporary concepts such as information use, creation, and embodiment. This edition retains its core purpose by highlighting essential […]
Deborah Stevenson, Professor of Sociology and Urban Cultural Research, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia This unique and insightful book provides a comprehensive examination of contemporary cultural policy and its discourses, influences, and consequences. It examines the factors that have led to a narrowing of cultural policy and suggests new ways of […]
Volume Editors: Ricardo Roque and Warwick Anderson Imagined Racial Laboratories reveals the watermarks of science in the dynamics of racialisation in Southeast Asia, during and after the colonial period. Bringing together a set of critical histories of race sciences, it illuminates the racialised dimensions of colony and nation in the region. It demonstrates that racialisation took […]
5 April 2023 Australians will soon vote on ‘A Proposed Law: To alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice’. The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia strongly supports this proposal. The Voice is needed and the time is right because of: a […]
Relations between Australia and Japan have undergone both testing and celebrated times since 1952, when Australia’s ambassadorial representation in Tokyo commenced. Over the years, interactions have deepened beyond mutual trade objectives to encompass economic, defence and strategic interests within the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This ‘special relationship’ has been characterised by the high volume of […]
‘The internet is made of cats’ is a half-jokingly made claim. Today, animals of all shapes and sizes inhabit our digital spaces, including companion animals, wildlife, feral animals and livestock. In this book, Deborah Lupton explores how digital technologies and datafication are changing our relationships with other animals. Playfully building on the concept of ‘The […]
Everywhen asks how knowledge systems of Aboriginal people can broaden our understanding of the past and of history. Indigenous ways of knowing, narrating, and re-enacting the past in the present blur the distinctions of time, making all history now, with questions of time and language at the heart of Indigenous sovereignty. Edited by Ann McGrath, Laura […]
This book offers a critical reflection on the ways in which migration has shaped Australia’s cities, especially over the past twenty years. Australian cities are among the world’s most culturally diverse and are home to most of the nation’s population. This edited collection brings together contemporary research carried out by scholars across a range of […]