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In the wake of the release of Anderson/Wild Little Children Are Sacred report, the Howard government declared a national emergency and mobilised a coalition of police, army and others in what they suggest will be the ‘first phase’ of a program to tackle child sexual abuse in remote Aboriginal Australia. This book is a critical response to the government’s actions.
The past 50 years of Arena has seen momentous events and developments across the globe. This anniversary book deals with topics that have been significantly reflected in the pages of both the first series of one hundred issues of Arena and the two publications that emerged twenty-five years ago: Arena Magazine and Arena Journal.
Demanding the Impossible has a distinctly Australian focus in contributions on nineteenth and twentieth century Australian utopianism, as well as chapters on environmental crisis and ethics, Christian socialism, science fiction and the work of Cormac McCarthy and China Mielville