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Settler Colonial Governance in Nineteenth-Century Victoria

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ISBN: 9781925022346 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_569095 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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This collection represents a serious re-examination of existing work on the Aboriginal history of nineteenth-century Victoria, deploying the insights of postcolonial thought to wrench open the inner workings of territorial expropriation and its historically tenacious variability. Colonial historians have frequently asserted that the management and control of Aboriginal people in colonial Victoria was historically exceptional; by the end of the century, colonies across mainland Australia looked to Victoria as a ‘model’ for how to manage the problem of Aboriginal survival. This collection carefully traces the emergence and enactment of this ‘model’ in the years after colonial separation, the idiosyncrasies of its application and the impact it had on Aboriginal lives.

Botticelli Past and Present

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ISBN: 9781787354593 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787354593 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History of arts --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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The recent exhibitions dedicated to Botticelli around the world show, more than ever, the significant and continued debate about the artist. Botticelli Past and Present engages with this debate. The book comprises four thematic parts, spanning four centuries of Botticelli’s artistic fame and reception from the fifteenth century. Each part comprises a number of essays and includes a short introduction which positions them within the wider scholarly literature on Botticelli. The parts are organised chronologically beginning with discussion of the artist and his working practice in his own time, moving onto the progressive rediscovery of his work from the late eighteenth to the turn of the twentieth century, through to his enduring impact on contemporary art and design. Expertly written by researchers and eminent art historians and richly illustrated throughout, the broad range of essays in this book make a valuable contribution to Botticelli studies.

Le lac Victoria : Un écosystème bouleversé par l'Homme

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ISBN: 9782709926492 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.27243 Language: French
Publisher: IRD Éditions
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Depuis toujours, le lac Victoria, la plus vaste étendue d'eau douce de l'Afrique tropicale, a nourri des rêves d'aventure et d'exploration. Pourtant, il n'existait jusqu'ici aucune synthèse en langue française concernant son écologie. Ce livre propose, dans un style accessible à tous, d'expliquer l'évolution du lac Victoria, notamment depuis le milieu du xxe siècle et le bouleversement qu'a entraîné l'introduction de la perche du Nil. Au fil des chapitres, le lecteur découvrira les multiples processus qui contribuent à l'organisation d'un écosystème particulièrement complexe, en permanente évolution du fait de la démographie exponentielle qui prévaut dans cette région. Un ouvrage documenté qui analyse les perspectives envisageables pour l'avenir menacé du lac Victoria, et montre que le système écologique évolue en permanence, en ajustant son fonctionnement sous l'influence de paramètres environnementaux et anthropiques.

Lithics in the land of the lightning brothers

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Book Series: Terra Australis ISBN: 9781921313295 Year: Pages: 221 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459360 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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Lithics in the Land of the Lightning Brothers skilfully integrates a wide range of data-raw-material procurement, tool design, reduction and curation, patterns of distribution and association-to reveal the major outlines of Wardaman prehistory. At the same time, the book firmly situates data and methods in broad theoretical context. In its regional scope and thorough technological approach, this book exemplifies the best of recent lithic analysis and hunter-gatherer archaeology. Any archaeologist who confronts the challenge of classifying retouched stone tools should consult this volume for a clear demonstration of reduction intensity as a source of size and form variation independent of “type.” Yet the demonstration is not merely methodological; Clarkson shows how the measurement of reduction intensity informs analysis of technological diversity and other cultural practices. In Clarkson’s hands, Wardaman prehistory emerges as a particular record of the human past. Yet the book is also a case study in prolonged cultural response to environmental conditions and the way in which cultures persist and reproduce themselves over long spans of time. The result is an analytical tour de force that will guide hunter-gatherer archaeology in Australia and elsewhere for years to come.

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