Volume 28, 2012
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ItemBook review: The Indian Bourgeoisie: a political history of the Indian capitalist class in the early Twentieth Century(Flinders University, 2012)Book review: David Lockwood, The Indian Bourgeoisie: a political history of the Indian capitalist class in the early Twentieth Century, London & New York, I.B Taurus, 2012, 315 pp.
ItemBook review: Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia’s Frontier Wars(Flinders University, 2012)Book review: Robert Foster and Amanda Nettelbeck, Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia’s Frontier Wars, Kent Town, Wakefield Press, 2012.
ItemBook review: The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain(Flinders University, 2012)Book review: Paul Preston, The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, W.W.Norton & Company, New York, 2012.
ItemSea Change, A pictorial history of the City of Holdfast Bay,(Flinders University, 2012)Book review: Jim Blake and the Holdfast Bay History Centre, Sea Change, A pictorial history of the City of Holdfast Bay, Kent Town, Wakefield Press, 2012.
ItemContesting Notions of an ‘Education Industry’: Media Commentary on the Transition to a Trade- Orientated International Student Program in Australia(Flinders University, 2012)In 1985, the Australian government instituted major changes to its international student policy. These changes signalled a shift in International Student Program intent from an emphasis on international enrolments as a form of humanitarianism – the main focus of the Program since its inception in 1950 – to a tradeorientated approach in which international student fees represented an important source of revenue for tertiary institutions. Whilst this paradigmatic shift in the conceptualisation of international student enrolments is well documented, the manner in which this transition to a market-oriented Program is represented in the media of the time has attracted less scholarly attention. This paper reports on research that examines Australian newspaper coverage of the International Student Program and its transition to a trade-orientated model during the 1980s and into the 1990s and early 2000s. Importantly, it identifies two discursive constructions of the international student population that co-exist within the textual corpus, expressing contrasting views about the nature and purpose of education.
Item‘Australia Speaks’: Reactions to Political Opinion Polls in Australia 1941-1943(Flinders University, 2012)Political opinion polls came to Australia in the first years of World War Two. Their entry into the political arena caused much discussion about the role of the polls and about their creators. Despite the best efforts of the pollsters the early reaction was one of suspicion and outright aggression. This paper investigates the critical first two years and the debates that took place between the pollsters and the government.