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Educating Towards A Culture Of Peace

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This volume on "Education towards a Culture of Peace" is a timely undertaking, since the United Nations has proclaimed the years 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World." A culture of peace as defined by the UN is "a set of values, attitudes, modes of behaviour and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations". (UN Resolutions A/RES/52/13 1998: Culture of Peace and A/RES/53/243, 1999: Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace). Most of the chapters in this book are based on lectures that were presented at the International Conference, "Education towards a Culture of Peace". This conference was convened on 1-3 December 2003, by the The Josef Burg Chair in Education for Human Values, Tolerance and Peace - UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance School of Education, at Bar Ilan University, Israel. This international gathering was attended by prominent scholars of Human Rights and Peace from Canada, Chile, Croatia, Germany, Mauritius the Netherlands's, The United States, the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Australian, Indian, Jordanian and Moroccan colleagues also submitted papers. This conference was held under the auspices of Israel National Commission for UNESCO and supported also by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, The office of Public Affairs of the US Embassy Tel Aviv, Fulbright - United States - Israel Educational Foundation


On The Cultural Cringe

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Melbourne writer, critic and teacher A.A. Phillips coined the memorable term 'the cultural cringe' to describe an Australian tendency to identify our literature and art as inferior to work produced overseas, particularly in Britain and the United States. Although his famous essay on the cringe was first published more than fifty years ago, it remains a powerful reference point in discussions of the national culture. It is reprinted here with two of Phillips' other essays on Australian culture, and with additional biographical and critical material, including an essay by Ivor Indyk.


Film Criticism As A Cultural Institution

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This book maps contemporary film criticism as a cultural institution. At the beginning of the 21st century film criticism was talked about as an institution in crisis. The decline of print journalism, a series of lay-offs of prominent American critics, and the rise of "amateur" reviewing online, spurred a conversation about the decline, even death, of film criticism. The book first examines this recent crisis discourse and then compares it against historical precedents stretching back to the early 20th century. It finds that "crisis" has always been a leitmotif of film criticism's conception. The book then provides what the crisis conversation does not: an account of film criticism's institutional formations. This book maps film criticism by elucidating its various practices, tasks, comportments, and personae, primarily using US, UK, and Australian case studies, but also comparing these to continental European and broader international experiences. While not denying the changes and challenges that contemporary film criticism faces, this book situates these within an historical context and institutional framework that allows us to move beyond the crisis discourse.


An A-z Of Australian Bush Creatures

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The original, large format editions of Australian Bush Creatures have now been through 6 reprints with over 12,000 copies in print. This standard format paperback edition in bookshelf friendly format of 300 x 230 mm was the result of many book trade requests.

From Abalone to Zebra Finch, and the hundreds of creatures in between, this delightfully crafted book explores Australia's amazingly varied wildlife shown in its natural habitat.

Over 400 land, sea and air-born creatures are organised alphabetically using a mixture of common, scientific and aboriginal names. Each A-Z plate also explores Australia's varied landscapes, both natural and introduced. Every page is a journey of discovery for the reader, with many animals as difficult to instantly recognise here, as they are in the bush. To help locate and identify all the bush creatures depicted, informative plates follow the main A-Z sections and form a visual appendix that will have the reader cross referencing for years to come.

Australian Bush Creatures trade edition is thoroughly researched and revised, with every creature meticulously illustrated and placed in its usual habitat. It is , as the illustrator describes it, a window into the worlds second largest eco-system that will awake a curiosity and love for the extraordinary diversity of the Australian environment and its inhabitants.

An A-Z of Australian Bush Creatures is also a stunning showcase of the artistic skills, imagination and passion for Australian wildlife of Myke Mollard. This wonderful book is destined to become a classic of its kind and a treasured part of any child's library.

About the Author

Myke Mollard is a multi talented illustrator, author, mural artist and graphic designer. He has already established a successful career in design, advertising and marketing, and is now pursuing his passion for story telling, both visual and with words. In addition to his superb gifts as a painter and draftsman, Myke has also developed a full range of computer generated graphic skills and he combines all of these elements in his work. Myke takes his inspiration equally from a deep understanding of the Australian bush and its creatures , a thorough knowledge and affection for the tradition of Australian illustrators, and his love of CGI animation, comic book illustration and even graphic novels.


A Passion For Cultural Studies

RRP $326.99

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The culture that infiltrates our lives can provoke a range of feelings and afflictions - culture can move you, get under your skin and stir up your emotions. Ben Highmore uses these feelings, or 'passions', to explore the culture that surrounds us and uses it as a basis to introduce and explain the key ideas, debates and theories that are central to cultural studies. Impressively accessible and packed with absorbing examples from everyday life, this compact book is the ideal entry-point into cultural studies. The chapters examine problematic and complex issues that are core to cultural studies, looking at the experience of migration, the nature of the media, the lure of commodities, the world of taste and the culture of love. Cleverly written in a way that's easy to follow and enjoyable to read, the text gives a sense of the discipline as a way of thinking rather than an amalgamation of theories, and whets the appetite of all those interested in cultural studies. Whether you're a student who's new to the field, or a seasoned scholar seeking a fresh idea about what cultural studies can do, this clear and concise text encourages you to become truly passionate about cultural studies.



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