Damned Rivers: Chronicling the Murray-Darling Basin Region

The whole frame of the region as a Basin system may need to dissolve; it has been too caught in the lingering perception that the Murray is a ‘purposeful’ river, a gathering force that can be harnessed for the nation and capital.

Silence and the Social Order

It is not merely a matter of not knowing; it is knowing actively being suppressed by multiple mechanisms. In this respect Australia is an example of the role silence can play in making the formation of a certain kind of nation state possible.

Where does Value Lie?

As Marx unfolded the ‘hidden abode’ of the capitalist market to reveal the true nature of capitalist accumulation, so Fraser moves behind that abode to find another.

Palestine and Football: Solidarity, Protest and Resistance

This single act of cynical, unfettered power epitomizes the ruthless brutality of the Israeli war machine and its intention to end the dreams of the Palestinian people.

More Light Shining in Oxbridge

Eagleton’s brisk summaries of their legacies afford a window into a time of sudden and tumultuous change both in modern Western culture at large and within the cloistered environs of academic literary criticism.

Only Shocking Thing about Price Gouge Is Predictability

As tempting as it might be to blame the C-Suite individuals for bill increases, this type of anger merely obfuscates that such occurrences are a built in feature of our economic system.

Australia and East Timor: the continuing denial

Throughout the occupation, the Australian government worked as chief propagandist for the Suharto regime in the international arena on the Timor issue.

Time is Ignorance

We are in thickets of folktale and myth even before the characters in Joe’s comics come to life and Joe, following a cuckoo’s call, encounters the deep past as he moves through known topography made as strange as time itself.

Statement Regarding my sacking from the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology

For anyone who knows the German landscape at the moment, there is nothing surprising about this happening to me. Many people other than me have copped a variation on this same treatment. It does not make it less infuriating. 

The Subs and the Next War

AUKUS is a poor investment even when judged by the irrational standard of its proponents.

You threw the bums a line, didn’t you?: Bob Dylan’s recurring lesson plan

Not interested in encouraging loyalty, or any of the values that can contest the process of individualization, Dylan has been a profiteer.

Smashing, grabbing, falling: Trauma and the core self in youth offending in Mpwartne/Alice Springs

The truth is that these youth have endured assaults and violations to their internal worlds also. It can be argued that they have lived with a form of ‘soul murder’.

The captivating whiteness of the humanities in Australia

The parameters of the ‘human’ in the humanities at the University of Melbourne were clearly defined and restricted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Ungrounded Self: Are we witnessing a breakdown in the transmission of culture and subjectivity?

This current process is happening much faster than any other transformation, and so the transformation of subjectivity can be observed in real time.

Identity in Question: The contemporary self as philosophical by-product

The paradox of the discourse of diversity is that it is a universal credo of anti-universalism: it demands we all acknowledge the significance of particular experience, that we can discern in advance based on who is speaking the value of their words.

Cabinet Documents Supressing both the Past and the Future

Those unable to consider any other options falsely believe that such a lack of imagination confirms the validity of the decision, rather than being a clear sign that alternatives surely exist but have been purposefully removed from the public debate.