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1 The Politics of Picture Books : Stories of Displaced Children in Twenty-first-century Australia Mary Tomsic , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 15 no. 2 2018; (p. 339-356)

'This article uses cultural representations to write refugee history. It examines twenty-first-century picture books about displaced children, alongside published responses to them, to explore how refugee experiences and histories are constructed, both for and about children, in an Australian context. The visual literary form of picture books as political texts is examined as a space for discussion and dialogue. Published responses to them, however, more commonly reveal rigid interpretations of imagined readers, invoking binary divisions between displaced and non-displaced children. Through these sources, questions of humanisation and (de)politicisations in refugee history are considered.'  (Publication abstract)

1 3 y separately published work icon Beyond the Silver Screen : A History of Women, Filmmaking and Film Culture in Australia 1920-1990 Mary Tomsic , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2017 14042173 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'Beyond the Silver Screen tells the history of women’s engagement with filmmaking and film culture in twentieth-century Australia. In doing so, it explores an array of often hidden ways women in Australia have creatively worked with film. Beyond the Silver Screen examines film in a broad sense, considering feature filmmaking alongside government documentaries and political films. It also focuses on women’s work regulating films and supporting film culture through organising film societies and workshops to encourage female filmmakers. As such, it tells a new narrative of Australian film history.

'Beyond the Silver Screen reveals the variety of roles film has in Australian society. It presents film as a medium of creative and political expression, which women have engaged with in diverse ways throughout the twentieth century. Gender roles and gendered ideologies operating within society at large have influenced women’s opportunities to work with film and how their filmwork is recognised. Beyond the Silver Screen shows women’s sustained involvement with film is best understood as political and cultural action. '  (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Diversity in Leadership : Australian Women, Past and Present Joy Damousi (editor), Kim Rubenstein (editor), Mary Tomsic (editor), Acton : Australian National University Press , 2014 9114420 2014 single work criticism biography

'Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present provides a new understanding of the historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women's leadership in a range of local, national and international contexts. It brings interdisciplinary expertise to the topic from leading scholars in a range of fields and diverse backgrounds. The aims of the essays in the collection document the extent and diverse nature of women's social and political leadership across various pursuits and endeavours within democratic political structures. ' (Source: TROVE)

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