Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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When two female university students went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party by the head of their co-ed residential college, the shock of the accusations split the community. Helen Garner examines the issues of sex and power which surround this incident in a blend of reportage and personal experience. (Source: Trove)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1995 .
      Extent: 222p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 033035583X
Alternative title: セクシュアル ハラスメント : セイ ト ケンリョク ノ ラビリンス
Transliterated title: Sekushuaru harasumento : sei to kenryoku no rabirinsu
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
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      Japan,
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      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Akashishoten , 2008 .
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 4750326992 9784750326993

Works about this Work

Why Helen Garner Was Wrong Rachel Hennessy , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , July 2015;
Teaching Traumatic Life Narratives : Affect, Witnessing, and Ethics Kate Douglas , Tully Barnett , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 46-62, 254-255)

'Douglas and Barnett discuss their experiences teaching life writings of trauma to undergraduate literature students, employing Helen Garner's Joe Cinque's Consolation as a case study. They consider the affect of trauma stories and explore the ethics of including trauma texts in the literature curriculum–texts that often confront and destabilize students' reading positions. Such texts require the deployment of literary methodologies including, but also beyond, close reading–for instance, paratextual, contextual, and theory-based readings. Life narratives of trauma offer a means for broad considerations of the social and political efficacy of Australian literature texts.' (Publication summary)

Literary Guide to Australia Nicholas Shakespeare , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Telegraph , 10 July 2013;
'We asked some of the world's most eminent writers to offer literary tours of the places they know best.'
The Interviewer & the Subject Sonya Voumard (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 71 no. 2 2012; (p. 1-14)
The Interview : Helen Garner Shannon Burns (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , no. 24 2011; (p. 28-32)
'Author of Monkey Grip, The Children's Bach, and The First Stone - as well as other award-winning non-fiction - Helen Garner has kept readers on their toes for more than three decades. After sixteen years of non-fiction, readers might have assumed that Cosmo Cosmolino (1992) was destined to be the last of Garner's major fiction. Then, in 2008, The Spare Room - a novel based largely on three weeks spent nursing a terminally ill friend - was released to widespread critical acclaim.' (p. 28)
J'Accuse in the Antipodes : Helen Garner's Public Interventions Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 139-157)
y Mediating Australian Feminism : Re-Reading the First Stone Media Event Anthea Taylor , Oxford : Peter Lang , 2008 Z1564828 2008 single work criticism 'Analysing texts as diverse as feature articles and opinion pieces, non-fiction by young feminists, letters to the editor, celebrity feminist profiles and articles, as well as The First Stone itself, this book offers the first in-depth analysis of this debate as a "media event". Refusing to adopt either a condemnatory or celebratory approach to the complex relationship between feminism and media culture, it argues that the First Stone media event is indicative of the limitations and the opportunities proffered by the mediatisation of contemporary feminism.' (From publisher's catalogue)
Feminists 'Misreading'/'Misreading Feminists' : Helen Garner, Literary Celebrity and Epitextuality Anthea Taylor , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , March vol. 22 no. 52 2007; (p. 73-88)

Discusses readings of The First Stone but 'Rather than centring on responses to the book in public discourse from journalistic commentators, this article is concerned predominantly with Garner's own substantially overlooked response, and contribution, to these various public readings of her text in the Australian print media' (p.73).

Feminism and the Generational Divide : An Exploration of Some of the Debates Penelope Robinson , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies , vol. 10 no. 2 2007-2008; (p. 46-55)
'In recent times, a generational divide has emerged within feminism with discussion often centred on the differences between Baby Boomer feminists and younger women, regularly refrred to as Generation X. This paper seeks to understand the intergenerational tensions by exploring the debates as they are played out in a number of popular texts. Karl Mannheim's thery of gereation is mobilised in order to deepen our understanding of generations. His work has the potential to braoden the feminist generational debates beyond the well-worn stereotypes and offer new ways of thinking about generational discourse.' (Penelope Robinson).
Mother & Child Reunion Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 August 2006; (p. 8-9) The Age , 19 August 2006; (p. 12-13)
The Writer : Helen Garner David Leser , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: Dames and Divas : Twenty-One Remarkable Women 2006; (p. 155-168) Making Waves : 10 Years of the Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2006; (p. 111-127)
The Sinner, the Prophet, and the Pieta : Sacrifice and the Sacred in Helen Garner's Narratives Brigid Rooney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 19 no. 2 2005; (p. 159-165)
After stating that Garner's writing has the 'capacity to move, compel and disturb' the author then examines 'the relationship between Garner's literary reputation and her current purchase as an Australian public intellectual'. (p.160)
Vixens and Victims : Recurrent Gendered Tropes in Helen Garner's 'Non-Fiction' Anthea Taylor , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Politics and Culture , no. 4 2005;
Should I ... Or Shouldn't I? Malcolm Knox , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 37 no. 3 2005; (p. 8-12)
In this work Malcolm Knox considers the ethics of publishing and the risk of losing friends or contact with family when a character in a novel shows resemblances.
Femme Fatale Susan Wyndham , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 17 July 2004; (p. 22)
Readers Writing The First Stone Media Event : Letters to the Editor, Australian Feminisms and Mediated Citizenship Anthea Taylor , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 83 2004; (p. 75-87, notes 189-191)
Examines responses to Garner's book in letters to the editor, focusing on those published in Good Weekend, 13 May 1995.
Colonial Hauntings : The Colonial Seeds of Multiculturalism Sneja Gunew , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Haunted Nations : The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms 2003; (p. 33-50) Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 283-297)
Second Look Peter Craven , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 November 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
A Certain Kind of Modern Feminism' : Memory, Feminist Futures and ‘Generational Cleavage’ in Historical Perspective Jane Long , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms along the Edge , May vol. 8 no. 2001;
Writers Behaving Badly : Stead, Bourdieu and Australian Literary Culture Brigid Rooney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 20 no. 1 2001; (p. 76-87)

Uses Pierre Bourdieu's theories to explore unresolved contradictions in Christina Stead concerning her feminism, politics and reputation.

El arte de resistir el acoso sexual Ben Haneman , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Hontanar , June no. 45 1995; (p. 4-5)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Leeching the Meanings of Human Experience Kevin McDonald , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , June/July no. 17 1995; (p. 44-48)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Power and Principle Andrew Rutherford , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 March 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
A Meagre Justice Morag Fraser , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 March 1995; (p. 7)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Fighting the Furies Peter Craven , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 March 1995; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Feminist Mud Wrestling Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 March 1995; (p. 9A)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
A Question of Power Crispin Hull , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 1995; (p. C3)

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Garner Tackles the Hard Questions Edmund Campion , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 April vol. 116 no. 5964 1995; (p. 89)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Foray into Feminism Bob Johnson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 April 1995; (p. 20)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Questions of Sex and Power Jennifer McDonell , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 April 1995; (p. C13)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Vengeance is Mine, Sayeth the Lady Suzanne Falkiner , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , April no. 74 1995; (p. 12)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Casting the Gauntlet Katharine England , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 29 April 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Sex, Power and Women Susan Geason , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 April 1995; (p. 132)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Where the Boys Are Moira Rayner , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , May vol. 5 no. 4 1995; (p. 31-32,34-35)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Untitled Cassandra Pybus , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 170 1995; (p. 6-8)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Mothers and Daughters: the Two Worlds of Feminism Graeme Duncan , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 39 no. 5 1995; (p. 75-77)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Lois Lane on the Couch Fiona Giles , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 54 no. 2 1995; (p. 384-390)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Noli me Tangere Paul Lindsey , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , Winter vol. 5 no. 4 1995; (p. 34)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Sticks and First Stones Morag Fraser , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Summer (1995-1996) vol. 5 no. 4 1995; (p. 110-113)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Untitled Thab Hassan , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 69 no. 4 1995; (p. 865)

— Review of The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power Helen Garner 1995 single work prose
Common Sense and Feminism 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 August 1995; (p. 14)
Hard-Line Feminists Under Fire from Aussie Author 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 10 August 1995; (p. 11)
Author Outs Moral Panic of University Sex Scandal Kimina Lyall , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 October 1997; (p. 7)
Second Stone McKenzie Wark , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 October 1997; (p. 40)
Questions, Not Arguments on Sex and Power Helen Garner , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 1995; (p. 4)
Garner Attacks Feminist Critics Rosemary Neill , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 August 1995; (p. 1-2)
Sticks and Stones Sonia Harford , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 10 August 1995; (p. 11)
Helen Garner's Telling Truths Linda Jaivin , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 1995; (p. 23)
Garner Imposes an Out-Of-Date Paradigm Vivienne Porzsolt , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 1995; (p. 11)
Sex, Power and Garner 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 1995; (p. 12)
Tough Garner Casts Another Stone Gerard Henderson , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 1995; (p. 26)
Speech by Garner Pours Fat on the Fires of Feminism Mark Skulley , Jane Freeman , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 1995; (p. 6)
After the Stone was Cast Jenna Price , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 August 1995; (p. 1)
A Different School of Thought Jenna Price , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 August 1995; (p. C1)
Sins of the First Stone Beatrice Faust , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 1995; (p. 26)
Feminists, Public Figures Back Garner Book Defence Rosemary Neill , Robert Wilson , Susan Horsburgh , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 August 1995; (p. 3)
It's Time for Feminism's Egos to Call a Truce Eva Cox , Morag Fraser , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 1995; (p. 13)
Helen Garner's Telling Truths Elisabeth Wynhausen , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 1995; (p. 23)
Women, But People Too Anne Fussell , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 August 1995; (p. 11)
Get Real and Grow Up, Author Tells Feminists Christine Jackman , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 August 1995; (p. 5)
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