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ItemTrue Friends or False? The changing nature of relationships between Indian and British missionary women in the imperial contact zone of India, c1880-1940(University of Western Australia, 2013-05)
ItemUsing electronic literature in online learning and teaching(Educause Australia, 2003)Academics have traditionally guided the reading of students to inject a range of scholarly perspectives into a course. The use of the literature is an important part of developing critical thinking skills and part of becoming a member of a discipline. The Flinders University Library's Electronic Reserve developments offer a way for teachers to deliver the literature of a discipline using internet technologies. Where distance education is provided in the online mode, Electronic Reserve has become an integral part of the learning environment. Access to a list of subject readings available on Electronic Reserve can be incorporated into a WebCT site. Alternatively, teachers can link to a specific article that may form the basis of a structured learning activity such as an online discussion. This open system incorporates material from several formats, principally electronic journals and scanned articles. Unlike the proprietary systems available it doesn't limit academics and students to the output of particular groups of publishers. Copyright compliance is managed by the Library. At present, copyright laws limit what can be provided from books but it is hoped that future developments in electronic books will overcome these restrictions.
ItemFamilies on the frontier(Griffith University, 2005)When considering questions of access, an argument for procreative autonomy is an interesting starting point. Its compelling logic, when applied to abortion debates, posits that women should be trusted to make abortion decisions outside of the scrutiny of criminal law. In the face of the term "autonomy", it has been noted that women's abortion decisions are frequently made in consultation and with a view to how their decisions will affect others, including the child they could bear. The same can be said of women who travel to the reproductive technological frontier. Their individual and complex embodied experiences and their decision-making processes need to be fully considered in future debates about regulation so that the meanings of these technologies are articulated by those whose lives bear their most profound marks. And in the speculation that these debates entail about ways in which current and future uses of reproductive technologies could change the constitution of populations and future social relations, mothers and their families - whichever form they take - must be given room to tell their stories.
ItemCarneades and the conceit of Rome: transhistorical approaches to imperialism(The Classical Association, 2010)While the manner in which empires have been discussed in the Western tradition has been largely conditioned by a two-millennia-old dialectic that Carneades presented neatly to the Romans in the mid-second century B.C., empires themselves have not enjoyed the same uniformity. Empires might be compared for fun, but are best contrasted for profit. By pointing to the dialectical impasse created by a generic approach to empires, Carneades helps us realize that the United States is not like Rome simply because both are 'empires'.