Books

Links to Books in Alphabetic order

Books are also listed on the blogroll (on the right hand side).

Radical Books

Radical Books collection held by the Institute of Social Ecology at the Ellen Taylor Community Centre, West End, Brisbane

6 responses to “Books

  1. Parallel importation of books

    Hi all

    You may have seen Allan Fels last night (7th July) having a go at authors saying how the culture of Aust books will be destroyed by lifting the PI restrictions.

    Hunters & Collectors enter the fray…

    This is my little go back at him. Hope he gets to see it somewhere in the ether.

    So pass it on and link it out as widely as you can!!

    http://sherylgwyther.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/hunters-collectors-entry-the-fray/
    Cheers
    Sheryl
    Sheryl Gwyther – author

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  2. Two book notices

    Scribe have produced a local edition of The Open Veins of Latin America
    by Eduardo Galeano.
    The Unmaking of the Middle East
    Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organised the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Natural resources—such as gold, coffee, and copper—are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe.

    ‘The book flows with the grace of a tale; it is impossible to put down. His arguments, his rage, and his passion would be overwhelming if they were not expressed with such superb style, with such masterful timing and suspense.’
    Isabel Allende

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    Jeremy Salt’s The Unmaking of the Middle East
    will be in paperback in sept-october.

    The Unmaking of the Middle East

    The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands
    By Jeremy Salt
    Publisher – University of California, 399 pages, ISBN 9780520255517, hardback
    Written for those who want to know more than the mainstream media is willing or able to tell, this book begins be examining a question that has been widely asked since September 11, 2001: “Why do they hate us?” Jeremy Salt offers the background essential for understanding the Middle East today.

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  3. Parallel Importation

    Thanks to Sheryl Gwyther for her comments.

    My response below is to Hunters & Collectors enter the fray and The anti-Parallel Import Petition goes to Canberra.

    The focus of the campaign against Parallel Importation of Books [Saving Aussie Books Petition] is on overseas publishers partcularly those in the USA. ‘Our’ culture is being ‘americanised’.
    Sheryl Gwyther from Saving Aussie Books campaign with the petition in Canberra
    Photo: Sheryl Gwyther from Saving Aussie Books campaign with the petition in Canberra

    People draw paralells between the music industry and the book industry.

    Why stop there? There is the film industry.

    It is not only our culture that is americanised. What about the food industry with the paralell importation of californian oranges?

    And why stop with America? There is a huge trade in films & bootleg music in the form of DVDs and CDs made in various parts of Asia, from Thailand, from Taiwan, and also China.

    What have ‘Australian’ publishers ever done for writers here in Australia? And what did the big record companies ever do for musicians?

    As in the USA, in Thailand, in Taiwain and in China, they looked after their profits and never gave much to the creators of the books, or the music, or the film. Unless you are a Peter Carey or a Delta Goodrem.

    The problem with the book industry like all the others is capitalism not merely its latest manifestation in paralell importation. Hence our opposition to the paralell importation of books should extend to opposition to the big publishers everywhere using profit as their motive.

    Ian Curr
    October 2009

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  4. Literacy Inquiry

    Reading is content driven

    A great little video which supports the model of reading we support.

    Peter Curtis
    Email: pedrocurtis@bigpond.com

    [Peter Curtis is teacher and a member of the Australian Education Union.
    His blog spot can be found at: http://criticalconsciousness.wordpress.com/2009/07/
    (Link doesn’t work? Please paste it into the address bar of your browser)

    Campaign for the equitable provision of resources to students in the public education system.

    Join other teachers, parents and citizens who care about education and are Opposing standardised testing and the Federal Government’s support of school league tables.

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  5. Reading is content driven

    Reading is content driven

    A great little video which supports the model of reading we support.

    Peter Curtis is teacher and a member of the Australian Education Union.

    His blog spot can be found at: http://criticalconsciousness.wordpress.com/2009/07/

    (Link doesn’t work? Please paste it into the address bar of your browser) pedrocurtis@bigpond.com Campaign for the equitable provision of resources to students in the public education system. http://www.forourfuture.org.au/ Join other teachers, parents and citizens who care about education and are Opposing standardised testing and the Federal Government’s support of school league tables. Go to: http://www.soscanberra.com/

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  6. The Boundary by Nicole Watson

    An award-winning crime novel that breaks new ground in Australian fiction

    Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award

    Long ago, Meston Park in Brisbane’s West End marked the city’s boundary. A curfew kept its Aboriginal population outside the city limits after dark.

    When the park becomes the site of a multi-million dollar development, the Corrowa People vow to fight and file a native title claim. Hours after rejecting the claim, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered.

    Some believe it is the work of an ancient assassin, returned to destroy the boundary.

    While the investigation forces Detective Jason Matthews to confront his buried heritage, lawyer Miranda Eversely battles a sense of personal failure at the Corrowa’s defeat

    How far will it take her to the edge of self-destruction?

    Review at http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/book-reviews/story-fn6ck8la-1226128323427

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