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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 The First Stone : Some Questions About Sex and Power
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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 .
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      Extent: 222p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 033035583X
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Free Press ,
      1997 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9780684835068, 0684835061
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bloomsbury ,
      1997 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9780747532521, 0747532524
Alternative title: セクシュアル・ハラスメント : 性と権力の迷宮
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,
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      Akashishoten ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 4750326992 9784750326993

Works about this Work

Being in the Archive : Affect and Scholarly Distance Bernadette Brennan , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Archives and Manuscripts , vol. 46 no. 1 2018; (p. 3-17)

'Working in the archives of living writers provides exciting possibilities for extended interpersonal research as well as ethical challenges. This article explores the author’s experience of working in Helen Garner’s restricted archives and negotiating the demands of scholarly objectivity with an increasingly felt empathic engagement. The author traces a chronological path through the archives relating to Garner’s three substantial works of non-fiction: The First Stone (1995), Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2004) and This House of Grief (2014). She draws attention to some of the ways in which distance and objectivity can be influenced not only by contact with a living writer but also by the space in which the archive is encountered. With a deliberate focus on the lived experience of researching, rather than a scholarly examination of archival theory, the author offers a case study of how the interaction of archives and living subject can shape research and publication.'  (Publication abstract)

A New Literary Portrait of Helen Garner Leaves You Wanting to Know More Jen Webb , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 May 2017;
'How remarkable that, after some 40 years of books and essays, stories, articles and movies, there have been so few major publications on the life and works of Helen Garner. The National Library of Australia catalogue lists discussion notes; a study (in Mandarin) by Zhu Xiaoying; and Kerryn Goldsworthy’s excellent 1996 monograph. Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life goes a considerable way to filling out this slender collection' (Introduction)
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.'
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
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)
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