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'A smart and rich compendium of what is going on within and without our bodies today ... in this brave and significant book, Orbach does battle with a full quiver of her own fire-tipped arrows, her blazing firebrand levelled at self-hatred in all its forms.' the TimesIn the past decades, the... read more

Bodies
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How do we take in the beauty of our planet while processing the losses? What trees can survive in the city? Which animals can survive in the wild? How do any of us-humans, animals, trees-find a forest we can call home? In these moving, thoug... read more

April 2019

City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest
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No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for Zadie Smith's insatiable curiosity. From social media to the environment, Tarantino to Jay-Z to Knausgaard, she has endless fascination and the boundless wit, insight and wisdom to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social ch... read more

March 2019

Feel Free: Essays
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In this urgent response to violence, racism and increasingly aggressive methods of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of armed conflict, a process integral to how the West prosecutes its wars. In doing so, she calls for a reconceptualization of ... read more

Frames of War - When is Life Grievable?
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It's compulsory to vote in Australia. We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote. Not only that, we embrace it.... read more

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting  PB
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Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked by hope. A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She'... read more

Lost Soul, Be at Peace
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Clementine Ford wonders whether the #metoo movement represents a turning point for women, Anna Spargo-Ryan thinks not: 'In the wake of #MeToo, when women said 'this time it will be different', it wasn't.' Joumanah El Matrah picks over the idea of religious freedom, Liz Conor recall... read more

August 2018

Meanjin Vol 78 No 2
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The bestselling author of Vagina illuminates a dramatic history - how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day.
That law was the Obscene Publications Act and it was a crucial turning point... read more

April 2019

Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love
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Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plato's Republic is an accessible, authoritative, and timely introduction to the influential dialogue that helped shape all Western literature and philosophy. Written by distinguished philosopher and professor Angie Hobbs, Plato's Republic explo... read more

April 2018

Plato's Republic
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At the office of Safe Steps, Victoria's dedicated 24/7 family violence response call centre, phone counsellors receive a call every three minutes. Many women are repeat callers- on average, they will go back to an abusive partner eight times ... read more

See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Violence
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What controls our sex lives? Our brains.Yet there is surprisingly little research into the ways our brains influenceour sex drive. Research mainly takes place when something goes wrong throughbrain injury or disease, offering extraordinary insight... read more

September 2019

Sex on the Brain - How Your Brain Controls Your Sex Life
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'That's the way it is with us mob. We were brought up to talk kind of sideways. That's the respectful, true Aboriginal way.'
Reg Dodd grew up at Finniss Springs, on striking desert country bordering South Australia's Lake Eyre. For the Arabunna and for many other Aboriginal p... read more

Talking Sideways
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