27 October 2008

NEW BOOK - As others see us: The values debate in Australia (Australian Scholarly Press)


As Others See Us:
The values debate in Australia
edited by J.V. D'Cruz, Bernie Neville, Devika Goonewardene & Phillip Darby

This book is a splendid collection of essays on Australian culture, politics, and the "values" debate- illuminated by the ideas of a thinker Australians need to know, Ashis Nandy, one of the foremost critical intellectuals on the globe. Across issues from asylum seekers to sport, this book digs through the clotted layers of official hypocrisy to lay bare both the violence, and the hope, that mark our situation in the world.
-- Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, author of Southern Theory (2007).
  • An Ashis Nandy Travelling Kit for 'DOWN UNDER'
  • Australia's Polygot Ghosts
  • Swimming Against the Mainstream
  • The Sporting Nation
  • 'I don't mind the headscarf but...'
  • A New Cosmopolitanism
  • Aussie Bums on the Beach
  • Mates Together
  • An Isolation Within
  • The Dance of the Hidden Gods
  • Performing Outside One's Comfort Zone
  • The Stranger in our Midst
  • Nationalism at the Crossroads
Features writing by Ashis Nandy, Vinay Lal, Anthony Langlois, Erika Kerruish, Vin D'Cruz, Deborah Bird Rose, Baden Offord, Kate O'Mara, Goldi Osuri, Bernie Neville, Alisoun Neville, Suvendrini Perera, Joseph Pugliese, Margaret Robertson, Brian Stoddart, David Walker, Devika Goonewardene, Kane Collins, Devleena Ghosh, Phillip Darby.

ISBN:978 1 74097 176 8 | RRP: $39.95

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