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Alternative title: JAS
Date: 1996-
Date: 1977-1995
Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Journal of Australian Studies
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y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies Surveilling Minds and Bodies : Sexualities, Medicine and the Law vol. 46 no. 3 2022 24901619 2022 periodical issue
y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 46 no. 2 2022 24776425 2022 periodical issue

'Our first general issue for the year once again demonstrates the vitality of Australian studies, exploring topics that range from 1970s feminist activism to postcolonial soundscapes and Cold War intrigues. The work included here continues to broaden thinking on Australian identity, culture and history, and it extends the very live conversation about the place, and its many communities, that we call Australia. This live-ness seems appropriate for our uncertain times in which the horror of international war, the unsettling threats of climate change and, domestically, potential upheavals in our federal political landscape with an upcoming election are playing out amid the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID pandemic and post-lockdown Australia. Within the scholarly field itself, the ongoing assault on the humanities by political leaders represents another source of unease. Yet even in these times of extraordinary pressure, researchers keep producing crucial work.' (Brigid Magner and Emily Potter, Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies Christos Tsiolkas and Contemporary Australia—The Outsider Artist vol. 46 no. 1 2022 24308385 2022 periodical issue

'Christos Tsiolkas is regularly acknowledged as one of the most important writers working in Australia—indeed, the world—today. However, his proclivity for the public essay (in venues such as The Monthly), as well as his willingness to speak out on important social and political issues (such as refugees and marriage equality), casts him not only as an important writer, but also as a critical public figure in contemporary Australia. This collection of articles takes the range of Tsiolkas’s works (both fiction and non-fiction, as well as their television and cinematic adaptations) as their impetus, using these as a model to explore the significance of Tsiolkas’s intellectual contribution to Australian public life. As such, these articles work across genre, across theories, across national and international borders, and across disciplines in order to make clear Tsiolkas’s contemporary significance. Building on recent book-length studies on the author, including Andrew McCann’s Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique: Politics, Obscenity, Celebrity (2015) and my own Christos Tsiolkas: The Utopian Vision (2017), what these articles hold in common is an assertion that Tsiolkas’s fiction and non-fiction always and everywhere serve a political and social purpose. As I have argued elsewhere, Tsiolkas’s writing ultimately suggests the ways in which we can shape a better future for Australia.' (Jessica Gildersleeve : Introduction: Christos Tsiolkas and Contemporary Australia—The Outsider Artist)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 45 no. 3 2021 22926791 2021 periodical issue

'This issue of the Journal of Australian Studies leads us towards a rich mix of contested, forgotten or untold histories across 19th- and 20th-century Australia. A range of cultural artefacts is central to these histories, from rock art to infant clothing to fences and bollards, as are material practices and labour, both free and unfree. Such a sweep of stories, agents and forces in history reminds us that our understanding of “Australia” is always assembling, and humanities scholars play a critical part in this.' (Emily Potter & Brigid Magner, Assembling Australia: Histories, Materials and Labours, Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 45 no. 2 2021 21941411 2021 periodical issue

'Western Australia has continued to be seen from without as both necessary and as supplemental: its distinctive place within the national economy, history and psyche has continued to drive a specific and contested set of relations with the state that provides a useful lens upon “Australia” and Australian studies in its larger sense. The status of Australian studies has fluctuated over the last decade but continues to thrive, especially internationally. This special issue explores the potential for a Western Australian perspective to engage with a multifaceted Australian studies. Contributors seek to re-evaluate the analytical framework of Australian studies, interrogating influential assumptions about history and culture. Through narratives of deep time, Asian exchange and cosmopolitanism, truth-telling and extra-colonialism, for example, such research reorients our ideas of “Australia” by rupturing the seemingly inevitable contours of the nation and offering means to re-imagine a future shared civic space. A western orientation offers possibilities for spatially and temporally disrupting the Western linearity that has grounded the modern nation-state. Key principles of this approach must include critical interrogation—rather than celebration—of the entity called Australia, the centrality of Aboriginal perspectives and voices, and the opportunities for creativity and innovation offered by interdisciplinarity.' (Jane Lydon, Reorienting Australian Studies? Remaking Australia from the West : Introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 45 no. 1 2021 21480491 2021 periodical issue

'Our first issue of 2021 brings with it the charge of a new year, a ticking over of the clock from the now infamous 2020. For many, this year is already no easier than the last, and the challenges of the pandemic continue for our global community. Despite this, there is always change in the wind. As we write this editorial, US President Trump’s last days in office signal a potential reset of the cooperative international relations required to address the other global threat somewhat overshadowed by the virus—the unfolding climate crisis—and La Niña has a hold on the weather patterns of the Australian continent, forestalling the catastrophic bushfires we saw last year, bringing with it much-needed rain across parts of the country. This collection of articles includes engagements with both climate crisis and Australian landscapes and regions, and takes us into diverse imaginative and poetic environments through a range of textual and historical explorations of Australian cultural life.' (Emily Potter, Brigid Magner : Land, Sky, Identity and Myth: Making and Unmaking Australian Imaginaries Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 44 no. 4 2020 20835187 2020 periodical issue 'In March 2020, as the dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic became increasingly apparent, Prime Minister Scott Morrison rallied Australians for what would be “the toughest year of our lives” for many. 1 “We must not let fear overtake us,” Morrison said, as he summoned “the spirit of the Anzacs, of our Great Depression generation, of those who built the Snowy, of those who won the great peace of World War II and defended Australia” in his effort to inspire and reassure. 2 The following month, in the lead-up to Anzac Day, Morrison observed that this was not the first time commemorations had been disrupted by a pandemic; in 1919, parades for returned soldiers were cancelled due to the Spanish influenza outbreak that killed around 12,000 Australians, and as many as 20 million people globally. The prime minister urged Australians to find “COVID-safe” ways of commemorating Anzac Day: “I look forward to the entire nation, on their driveways, lighting up the dawn, remembering our heroes and drawing inspiration from them for the task and challenge we currently face.”' (Carolyn Holbrook, Margaret Hutchison, Editorial introduction)
y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 44 no. 3 2020 20352550 2020 periodical issue

'Our first editorial of 2020 reflected on the profound impact that bushfires would have on Australian society. The devastation of the bushfires has since been dwarfed by a pandemic and a global revolt in response to the murder of George Floyd by police in the United States. The fires and the pandemic each show that our attempts to control nature are as futile as ever, while the Black Lives Matter protests lay bare another profound failure. Each of these events has brought into stark reality the structures of inequality that govern our lives. This issue looks to questions of identity in settler societies, to the history and contemporary legacies of racism embedded within them, and to the alternatives available through multicultural identities, and through popular democracy and protest.' (Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 44 no. 2 2020 19490028 2020 periodical issue

'Research that relates to Indigenous Australian history has changed considerably since Aboriginal history first emerged as a distinct field in the 1970s. Beginning as an interdisciplinary field, Aboriginal history has since been shaped by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and linguists who have brought to light a diverse range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ historical experiences. Such research has sought to answer eminent anthropologist W. E. H. Stanner’s call to shatter the “Great Australian Silence” that is said to have omitted Indigenous people from national narratives of Australia’s past. Since its inception, Aboriginal history has proved to be a dynamic field. Much early work focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences of colonisation—from first encounters with Europeans, to histories of frontier conflict, governmental intervention through protection and assimilation policies, and Indigenous labour histories. The influence of anthropology and linguistics has also ensured that Aboriginal history explores Indigenous worlds, drawing on languages and ethnography to reveal insights into so-called traditional practices concerning caring for Country and land management, diplomacy and law, and ceremonial life.' (Shino Konishi, Introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 44 no. 1 2020 19038513 2020 periodical issue

'This issue of the Journal of Australian Studies goes to print at a time when many Australians are questioning a future of climate disruption. The bushfires that continue to burn have sent smoke particles around the globe, choked cities and regional towns, and led to shock, grief and anger at the scale of destruction to Country. As the debate about climate change pivots to reluctant acceptance and the deep divisions over inaction fade, we will likely remember this period as a kind of shared catastrophe and harbinger of change. We humans are agents of change—individually and collectively—some constructive, others less so. Environment, gender, race: each is reinvented, distorted and manipulated, straitjacketing people and land. In this issue, we look to how gender has been subverted, reimagined and repurposed; how literature and art has given voice to alternate imaginings; and how politics remains central in apology.' (Carolyn HolbrookJames KeatingJulie KimberMaggie Nolan  & Tom Rogers  : Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 43 no. 3 2019 17399227 2019 periodical issue

'This provocative issue of the Journal of Australian Studies offers a range of perspectives that challenge orthodox understandings of some of the key concepts underpinning the broad field of Australian studies scholarship.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies (Re)thinking 1968 and Its Legacy in Australia vol. 43 no. 2 2019 16854195 2019 periodical issue  'Did Australia have a 1968? This might at first seem a fairly counterintuitive question. None dispute the year’s significance: a new Prime Minister took the reins after Harold Holt’s disappearance off Cheviot beach, the Vietnamese Tet Offensive shattered myths of American superiority, W. E. H. Stanner’s Boyer Lectures broke the “great Australian silence”, and the nation’s first Women’s Liberation group formed. Yet, for most commentators, the action lies elsewhere. For Robin Gerster and Jan Bassett, 1968 arrived “via airmail subscription” while social commentator Hugh Mackay proffered the year’s late arrival in the form of Gough Whitlam’s triumphant 1972 election.' (Evan Smith & Jon Piccini, Editorial introduction)
y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies Sport, Gender and Feminism in Australia vol. 43 no. 1 2019 15982811 2019 periodical issue
y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 43 no. 4 2018 15406747 2018 periodical issue

'This issue offers a detailed exploration of the ways in which blind spots can prevent us from seeing the different stories, experiences and representations that constitute who we are as Australians, whether we like it or not.' (Maggie NolaJames KeatingJulie Kimber and Ellen SmithHistorical Blind Spots

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 42 no. 3 2018 14660599 2018 periodical issue

'This issue of Journal of Australian Studies carries a range of articles across history, literature, politics, music and cultural geography, looking at topics as diverse as sexuality, Indigenous Australia, trade and even the 2011 Brisbane flood.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 42 no. 1 2018 13441138 2018 periodical issue

'The national consciousness of settler colonial societies such as Australia often blends a complex mix of local and Indigenous identities. Historically infused with a sense of inferiority—and the imperative to stamp ownership on the continent—the stories that settlers tell, and the images and propaganda they project, seek to address this feeling. Robert Frost’s poem argued that, for the United States, “the deed of gift was many deeds of war”. For Australians, by contrast, the frontier wars neither gave nor served as a foundational narrative. In their place, mythologies emerged: of Anzac, of an impoverished Indigenous population, of an industrial “golden age”, and of a free-spirited, urbane culture. We hope that you enjoy the eight articles in this issue of the Journal of Australian Studies, each of which grapples with a question of identity and clarifies and challenges these prevailing mythologies.' (Carolyn Holbrook, Julie Kimber, Maggie Nolan & Laura Rademaker : Introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 41 no. 4 2017 12754792 2017 periodical issue

'This issue of the Journal of Australian Studies carries eight articles, all of which, in their own way, deal with the representation of Australian culture and politics in literature, the media, and the arts. Collectively, they explore the ways in which Australia represents itself and its relation to the land and its people, highlighting some of the tensions and contradictions within these representations.' (Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies Asian Australian Mobilities : Cultural, Social, and Political vol. 41 no. 3 Jen Tsen Kwok (editor), Tseen-Ling Khoo (editor), 2017 12035437 2017 periodical issue
y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 41 no. 2 May 2017 11334241 2017 periodical issue criticism

'Many of the articles in this issue of Journal of Australian Studies draw upon oral history and other qualitative methodologies. This process of listening carefully to the stories people tell about their lives is one of the most important ways an interdisciplinary journal such as this contributes to sharing ideas and histories that help us make sense of our worlds. Often these approaches accompany a reimagining of traditional historical practice.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies vol. 41 no. 1 March 2017 10913537 2017 periodical issue