Here are some of the recent books published by staff within our Department.
Death and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: By Tanya Zivkovic
Contextualising the seemingly esoteric and exotic aspects of Tibetan Buddhist culture within the everyday, embodied and sensual sphere of religious praxis, this book centres on the social and religious lives of deceased Tibetan Buddhist lamas. It explores how posterior forms - corpses, relics, reincarnations and hagiographical representations - extend a lama's trajectory of lives and manipulate biological imperatives of birth and death.
Pam Papadelos' From Revolution to Deconstruction: Exploring Feminist Theory and Practice in Australia (Peter Lang 2010)
Outlines the benefits of deconstructive theory for feminism praxis. In addition, the establishment and theoretical content of Women's Studies at Australian universities is explored in relation to deconstruction.
Tomoko Hidaka's Salaryman Masculinity: Continuity and Change in Hegemonic Masculinity in Japan (2010) was recently launched by Professor Chilla Bulbeck.
This is an important volume offering new insights into the generational transformation of Japanese hegemonic masculinity. Drawing on thirty-nine life-histories of three generations of sararAman (salaryman) each working, or having worked for large companies, this book is an in-depth study of Japanese salaryman masculinity, that is, the 'hegemonic masculinity' in Japan.
Megan Warin's 2009 book Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia (Rutgers University Press) takes an anthropological lens to anorexia, arguing that concepts of relatedness and embodiment are central experiences to this culturally embedded phenomenon.
Dr Kathie Muir's latest book Worth Fighting For: Inside the Your Rights at Work Campaign, published in 2008 by the University of NSW Press examines the Australian union campaign that aimed to overturn the work choices legislation brought in by the Coalition government in mid-2000.
A History of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide: 1876-2012 edited by Nick Harvey, Jean Fornasiero, Greg McCarthy, Clem Macintyre, and Carl Crossin. With a chapter on 'Gender Stuides and Social Analysis' from Professor Margaret Allen and Professor Susan Magarey pp.209-234.