Call Number: Fine Arts Library Book Stacks (ND1100 .K46 2013 )
Publication Date: 2014
This unprecedented book charts the development of Australian art since 1800, from early Aboriginal paintings and the work of the first colonial settlers to contemporary artists whose work reflects their culturally diverse influences. The book celebrates key moments in the Australian canon and showcases more recent artists such as Tracey Moffatt, Fiona Hall, and Vernon Ah Kee, who have emerged and established a highly original native art scene. Because the art of this continent is indelibly linked to its epic landscape, this book focuses especially on this complex and evolving alliance, illustrating in some 200 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and film and video stills the distinctive Australian terrain, and examining the ways in which Australian artists have sought to negotiate their identities in relation to the extremes of their land.
An introduction to the geography, history, culture, and people of Australia.
Green Cities (Sydney, Australia)
by Nevin Cohen (Editor); Juliana Mansvelt (Editor)
Publication Date: 2010-05-03
Identifying cities that have taken steps to become greener and discussing the strategies they have used, this volume provides an overview of the key concepts used to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment.
[...]with more 100 dotted around the city to choose from, it's hard to know where to begin. The easiest way to take in the sights is a DIY walking tour that starts at Darling Harbour, taking in the city's quieter pier-side bars and restaurants, before wandering up and around Walsh Bay for picturesque peeks at Sydney Harbour National Park (AKA Goat Island), and the North Shore, before stopping for a bite to eat/drink at The Rocks - undoubtedly the city's most intriguing historical landmark, hiding all manner of boutique restaurants and bars amidst its maze of sandstone buildings.
Call Number: Fine Arts Library Book Stacks (NX390 .D580 1986 )
Teaching by example : Australian studies and a British education / Peter Quartermaine -- Les Murray's vernacular republic / Bruce Clunies Ross -- The breaking of the great Australian silence : aborigines in Australian historiography 1955-1983 / Henry Reynolds -- Constructing Australian subjects / Sneja Gunew -- Setting up an Australian literature course / Werner Senn -- Australian studies and Australian identity / Don Grant -- Writing women/reading women / Delys Bird -- Film and fiction / Graeme Turner -- Achieving culture in the Australian cinema / Ian Craven -- Post-war Australian paintings / Same Smiles -- Surprise, surprise : Australia and the visual arts 1980-1985 / David Bromfield -- Aboriginal rock art / F. Gale and J. Jacobs.
The consumption of energy-dense fast foods has been implicated as a causal factor in the development of obesity. The development of strategies to modify food choice behaviour requires an understanding of the behaviour and the driving factors. This study examined the rationale behind decisions to either choose or avoid fast foods. Drawing partly on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (Ajzen, (1988)), a qualitative design was employed to examine the beliefs and perceptions associated with fast-food consumption within an Australian sample. Findings provided an indication that positive affective reactions to fast food, convenience, and self-serving cognitions may override cognitive analyses of the longer-term health risks associated with frequent fast-food consumption.
The effectiveness of sport in attracting subscribers prompted a struggle over the pay-TV rights for the rugby league between Australia's two most powerful media proprietors -- Rupert Murdoch & Kerry Packer -- which split the league, generating a competing rugby organization called the Super League. Here, the history of the fight for the rugby league is traced in the context of the globalization, privatization, & technological development of the media. It is suggested that close attention to off-field action, especially in the media industry, is necessary for an understanding of the trajectory of contemporary sports. Adapted from the source document.
Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
by J. Harold Ellens
Publication Date: 2013
" Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife: Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" provides an all-encompassing examination of historic and contemporary perspectives on afterlife in Western religions. In these three volumes, Judaic, Christian, and Muslim scholars join forces, providing an unprecedented review of their individual faith's traditions. Every significant issue and major theme is discussed; no controversial topic is avoided. From ancient doctrines to modern-day outlooks of conservatives, progressives, and liberals in all three religions, all are analyzed and presented here. The framework of the volumes underscores how the ethics and concepts of eternity in the Western "action" religions contrast with Eastern religions that tend to be characterized as "passive" or "withdrawal" religions in their ethics and their notions of afterlife as absorption within universal spirit, Nirvana, or nonexistence. This work is well-suited for undergraduate and graduate students, general readers interested in religion, and professional scholars, particularly those in fields corollary to religious study.