Description : " . . . It is highly recommended to anyone who thinks they have a serious interest in the book . . . or would like to discover to discover something of the complexity of the well-springs of the Australian psyche."BiblionewsPaper Empiresexplores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading. After 1945, Australian publishing went from a handful of fledgling businesses to the billion dollar industry of today with thousands of new titles each year and a vast array of imported books. Publishing's postwar expansion began with the baby boom and the increased demand for school texts, with independent houses blossoming during the 1960s and 70s followed by the current era dominated by global conglomerates.
Description : This is a concise edition of the Australian National Dictionary (OUP 1989) which was hailed as a major asset for readers studying Australian literature that made all earlier dictionaries of Australian English obsolete. The volume contains nearly as many headwords as the original edition, yet provides fewer collations, and indicates the first recorded, and most recent, use of a word. It retains the parent volume's comprehensive coverage of uniquely Australian words and phrases; words for indigenous flora, fauna, and pastimes; and Aboriginal terms.
Description : Now available in paperback. In this volume, theoretical frames, modalities, and applicationsare examined for Interpersonal/Humanistic/Existentialpsychotherapy. Topics range from "Culturally SensitivePsychotherapy with Children" to "Spiritually Sensitive Therapy" and"Existential Treatment with HIV/AIDS clients."
Description : First published in 1999, this dramatic novel deals with issues of friendship, passion and betrayal. A young man known as the Ox is summoned to Castle Dracula where he enters the service of the Count. The two become locked in a passionate duel when a woman they both want is seduced into a life she does not want. The author's other publications include 'Taronga', 'Earthsong', 'The Red King' and 'Brother Night'.
Description : How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer  a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries;  an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and  a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagologyis intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing.
Description : From two of Australia's wickedest authors comes this collection of six shocking children's stories. They are: The Slobberers, Battering Rams, Croaked, Dead Ringers, The Creeper and Till Death Us Do Part.