Fundamentalism is the new ideology.
Fundamentalism has become a metaphor for dogmatic solutions to complex problems from schooling, to the environment, foreign relations and health.
The desire to be safe with certainty is shaping decisions in unprecedented ways.
Writers include: Murray Sayle, Hugh Mackay, John Carroll, Michael McKernan, Tom Morton, Nick Earls, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Lee Kofman, Michael Wilding, Gideon Haigh, Meera Atkinson, Glyn Davis and many more.
They still call Australia home, but in the global village notions of belonging and place have changed – the stunning new writing in this issue bursts with new insights into what it means to be Australian today.
Writers explore how they move between countries and worlds, belonging, adjusting and moving on.
Writers include: Desmond O’Grady, Gillian Bouras, Patrick McCaughey, Brian Castro, Anna Haebich, Creed O’Hanlon, Peter Skyznecki, Susan Varga, Melissa Lucashenko, Ghassan Hage, Peter Doherty and many more.
Addicted to Celebrity explores our fascination with celebrity and its corrosive influence and goes inside the world of news and spin in search of fragile truths.
Writers include: David Malouf, Bille Brown, Ruth Wajnryb, Gideon Haigh, Peter Beattie, Margaret Simons, Matthew Condon, Raimond Gaita, Bruce Page, Stephen Stockwell, Brendon O’Connor, Daniel Flitton, Peter Craven, Marion Halligan, Michael Wilding and many more.
From genetics to extreme body makeovers, the convergence of science and popular culture in pursuit of perfection goes to the heart of who we are and what we might be.
The compelling writing in Making Perfect Bodies explores the limits of this preoccupation and its far-reaching implications.
Writers include: Robyn Williams, Paul Chadwick, Bernie Matthews, Donald Horne, Charles Watson, Natalie Corban, Elspeth Probyn, Meera Atkinson, Matthew Ricketson, Melissa Lucashenko, Sherwin B Nuland, John Menadue, Creed O’Hanlon, Michael Wilding and many more.
The World Wide Web has changed the way we think. Elites are passé; networks are the new webs of power. This issue explores way networks of mates, nodes and cells really exercise power.
From the revolving door of politics to the junior cricket team, from nepotism in business to the experience of new migrants, networks of people with shared beliefs and expectations shape outcomes more than ever.
Six degrees of separation have been shrunk to two or three as the connected world takes shape.
Webs of Power investigates whether Australia has really become a more connected society and the risks and opportunities this presents
Writers include: Mungo MacCallum, Gideon Haigh, Anne Coombs, Tom Morton, Quentin Dempster, Gerard Henderson, Natasha Mitchell, Jock Given, Sandman, Julian Thomas, Debbie Kilroy, Lee Kofman, Paul Wilson, Chris Chesher, Charles Firth and more.
Land is at the heart of Australian dreams: the source of wealth and security, spirituality and belonging. The dreams continue to touch us all, even as they become more elusive.
The outstanding writers in Griffith REVIEW explore the new challenges of the great Australian land dreams with freshness and insight.
Writers include: Melissa Lucashenko, Jim Forbes with Peter Spearritt, Matthew Condon, Brendan Gleeson, Mark Wakely, Jack Waterford, Michael Wilding, Ian Lowe, Andrew Belk, Noel Pearson, Tom Connors, Mark McKenna, Geraldine Brooks, Ramona Koval and many more.
When we awoke to the new century on January 1, 2000, after fireworks had ricocheted around the globe for a day of midnight – and in the spirit of the age been captured live on television – it was to a world of great promise.
The first issue of Griffith REVIEW is a unique collection of reportage, analysis, memoir, photography, fiction and poetry.
Essays by leading writers and thinkers explore what the new world order may mean for Australia and expose sources of fear and insecurity.
Writers include: John Birmingham, Norman Swan, Frank Moorhouse, Pat Weller, Geraldine Doogue, Chalmers Johnson, Irris Makler, Graeme Dobelle, Allan Gyngell, Michael McKernan, William Tow, Adrian Vickers, Charles Firth, Eva Sallis, Margaret Coffey, mtc cronin and Andrew Belk.
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