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Artist Emily Carr And The Spirit Of The Land

RRP $407.99

Emily Carr, often called Canada's Van Gogh, was a post-impressionist explorer, artist and writer. InArtist Emily Carr and the Spirit of the Land Phyllis Marie Jensen draws on analytical psychology and the theories of feminism and social constructionism for insights into Carr's life in the late Victorian period and early twentieth century.

Presented in two parts, the book introduces Carr's emigre English family and childhood on the "edge of nowhere" and her art education in San Francisco, London and Paris. Travels in the wilderness introduced her to the totem art of the Pacific Northwest coast at a time Aboriginal art was undervalued and believed to be disappearing. Carr vowed to document it before turning to spirited landscapes of forest, sea and sky. The second part of the book presents a Jungian portrait of Carr, including typology, psychological complexes, and archetypal features of personality. An examination the individuation process and Carr's embracement of transcendental philosophy reveals the richness of her personality and artistic genius.

Artist Emily Carr and the Spirit of the Land provides captivating reading for analytical psychologists, academics and students of Jungian studies, art history, health, gender and women's studies.


Strong And Smart - Towards A Pedagogy For Emancipation

RRP $287.99

Strong and Smart - Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation tells the story of how Dr Chris Sarra overcame low expectations for his future to become an educator who has sought to change the tide of low expectations for other Indigenous students. The book draws upon Roy Bhaskar's theory of Critical Realism to demonstrate how Indigenous people have agency and can take control of their own emancipation. Sarra shows that it is important for Indigenous students to have confidence in their own strength and ability to be as "able" as any other group within society.

The book also compares and contrasts White perceptions of what it is to be Indigenous and Indigenous views of what it is to be an Aboriginal Australian. The book calls for Indigenous Australians to radically transform and not simply reproduce the identity that Mainstream White Australia has sought to foster for them. Here the book explores in what ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are "othered" by White Australians. Sarra seeks to advance the novel position that it is OK to be other to White Australia. The question becomes, "which other?" The Indigenous Student should not be treated as the Feared and/or Despised Other, nor should they be coerced into wholly assimilating into White culture.


Palaeopathology Of Aboriginal Australians

RRP $752.99

While their health has suffered enormously because of the arrival of the Europeans, it is assumed that Aboriginal people enjoyed good health before 1788. Using data collected from all parts of the continent, this 1995 book studies the health of Australia's original inhabitants over 50,000 years. It represents the first continental survey of its kind and is the first to quantify and describe key aspects of Australian hunter-gatherer health. The book takes a theoretical approach to Upper Pleistocene regional epidemiology and presents empirical data of the health of late Pleistocene and Holocene populations. Major categories of disease described are: stress, osteoarthritis, fractures, congenital deformations, neoplasms and non-specific and treponemal infections. The author also describes surgical techniques used by Aboriginal people. Offering fresh insight into the study of Australian prehistory and Aboriginal culture, this book will be accessible to specialists and general readers alike. It illuminates the origins of human disease, and will fill a gap in our knowledge of health in the Australasian region.


Excel Revise In A Month Hsc Visual Arts

RRP $19.95

Excel Revise in a Month titles give you a step-by-step program to revise for your HSC one month before your exams. Each book in the series includes numerous tests, key information points and exam-style questions to make sure you make the most of your study time.

Excel Revise in a Month Visual Arts:

  • Covers the HSC content - Practice, the Conceptual Framework and the Frames - plus includes a chapter on revising your case studies
  • Includes a bonus chapter on Art making in the HSC to help you prepare and submit your Body of Work
  • Is an effective study program for you a month before the exam
  • Tells you exactly what to study each week
  • Motivates you to learn with its colourful design
  • Tells you how much time to spend on each section
  • Includes a trial exam with comprehensive answers

It also includes the following features to make it an ideal revision book for all students wanting to reinforce their learning:
  • Numerous tests
  • Summarised key points
  • Revision questions with answers



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Australian Art Photographic Art Australian Crafts Aboriginal Culture
Australian Paintings Australian Prints Aboriginal Art Native Art

Portrait Australia