Short stories, Australian

Fears and Fantasies

Author: Andy Griffiths

Publisher: Heinemann


Category: Short stories, Australian

Page: 96

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Contents Scared Stiff Judith Clarke, Selina's Star Signs Jay Linden, The Maniac David Metzenthen, The Pale Pink Ford Cortina Fiona Farrell, The Map Table Meredith Costain, The Day My Bum Went Psycho Andy Griffiths, Bluebeard's Daughter Margaret Wild, The Missing Finger Christine Harris, Pink Bow Tie Paul Jennings, Red Brian Caswell, Glow-Worms Pat Quinn, Shark Bait Dyan Blacklock Blasters: Fears and Fantasies, Animal Tails and Risks and Challenges are the first three titles in a series of theme-based short story collections designed to have maximum appeal for lower secondary students. The stories have also been selected with the needs of busy teachers in mind-teachers who require high-interest material that will entertain students as well as develop their awareness of particular issues and provoke further thought and discussion. Key features: stories range in length from 1000 to 1500 words-short enough to be read by most students in a single lesson, all the stories have been selected for maximum appeal for lower secondary students, stories have a sense of humour and are not afraid to take chances, a wide range of writing styles and subject matter is covered, each volume includes a range of stories suitable for students of all abilities, the stories are written by some of the best Australian and New Zealand writers for this age group, including a number of up-and-coming writers.

Fears, Phobias & Fantasies

Author: Patricia Casey

Publisher: Currach Books


Category: Psychology

Page: 250

View: 250

Since mental health problems are common, and range in severity from transient stress reactions to those that impact seriously on day to day living, a book that helps people understand these conditions is required reading.

Fears and Fantasies

Author: Kate Murphy

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: History

Page: 260

View: 651

Fears and Fantasies: Modernity, Gender, and the RuralûUrban Divide explores the ways in which fantasies about returning to, or revitalising, rural life helped to define Western modernity in the early twentieth century. Scholarship addressing responses to modernity has focused on urban space and fears about the effects of city life; few studies have considered the 'rural' to he as critical as the 'urban' in understanding modernity. This book argues that the rural is just as significant a reference point as the urban in discourses about modernity. Using a rich Australian case study to illuminate broader international themes, it focuses on the role of gender in ideas about the rural-urban divide, showing how the country was held up against the 'unnatural' city as a space in which men were more 'masculine' and women more 'feminine'. Fears and Fantasies is an innovative and important contribution to scholarship in the fields of history and gender studies. 'Fears awl Fantasies is an illuminating and searching account of the many ways the idea of a rural-urban divide has shaped Australian culture. In situating 'rurality' as a fundamental aspect of Australian modernity and gender politics, Kate Murphy has rewritten key aspects of Australian cultural history in ways that excite and provoke highly recommended Stephen Garton, Professor of history and Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney 'Full of insight and provocative reflection, this hook offers us new ways to think about the bush/city relationship in twentieth-century Australia and the New World. It challenges our assumptions about the experience of modernity and provides a compelling argument about the importance of rural life in shaping responses to the modern. A most important book-Katie Holmes, Associate Professor History Program, La Trobe University
Literary Criticism

Fin de Sicle/Fin du Globe

Author: John Stokes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 247

The internationally distinguished scholars who have contributed to this timely book were asked to take part in a collaborative act of demystification: a reconsideration of the eschatological ideas of the last fin de sicle, the 1890s, in the light of the critical thought of the 1990s. Their essays draw upon a range of approaches, and are broadly interdisciplinary. All are characterised by the realisation that, with a century's hindsight, the late 1800s should be seen not so much as a period of decadence as of discovery and growth.

Fears and Fantasies

Author: Joan Westley



Category: Children

Page: 60

View: 631

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, p, e, k, t.

Education, Gender And Anxiety

Author: Jenny Shaw

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 913

This interdisciplinary text explores the scope for applying psychoanalytical ideas to gender inequalities that are inherent in the educational system. Although modern education aims to egalitarian and meritocratic, it is still true that in most cases it does not improve the life chances of girls to the extent that it ought to, or does for boys. Based on literature gathered from North America, Europe and Britain, this text argues for an 'object relations' approach when analysing gender differences in subject choice and polarisation in reading, writing and drawing, and stresses the need to pay close attention to the unconscious processes which school settings mobilise. Analysing the concept of 'in Loco Parentis', it presents parenting as the emotional substructure of education, and suggests challenging areas for future empirical work.

The City's End

Author: Max Page

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: History

Page: 271

View: 796

From nineteenth-century paintings of fires raging through New York City to scenes of Manhattan engulfed by a gigantic wave in the 1998 movie Deep Impact, images of the city’s end have been prolific and diverse. Why have Americans repeatedly imagined New York’s destruction? What do the fantasies of annihilation played out in virtually every form of literature and art mean? This book is the first to investigate two centuries of imagined cataclysms visited upon New York, and to provide a critical historical perspective to our understanding of the events of September 11, 2001. Max Page examines the destruction fantasies created by American writers and imagemakers at various stages of New York’s development. Seen in every medium from newspapers and films to novels, paintings, and computer software, such images, though disturbing, have been continuously popular. Page demonstrates with vivid examples and illustrations how each era’s destruction genre has reflected the city’s economic, political, racial, or physical tensions, and he also shows how the images have become forces in their own right, shaping Americans’ perceptions of New York and of cities in general.
Papua New Guinea

Race Relations and Colonial Rule in Papua New Guinea

Author: Edward P. Wolfers

Publisher: Sydney : Australia and New Zealand Book Company


Category: Papua New Guinea

Page: 181

View: 677

Based partially on previously published work by the author: in Racism, the Australian experience. Vol. 3, Colonialism, edited by F.S. Stevens, published Sydney : Australia and New Zealand Book Co., 1972.

Psychodynamic Treatment Approaches to Psychopathology, vol 2, An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America,

Author: Rachel Z Ritvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences


Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 593

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics covers topics in three major categories in two volumes of this series: 1. Approaches to Specific Conditions; 2. Special Features in Working with Children; 3. Research Presented for the Clinician. Specific conditions covered are: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Eating Disorders, Incipient Borderline Personality Disorders, and the Medically Ill Youth. Special Features include the various therapies in Psychodynamic psychotherapy: Play Techniques, Use of Boardgames, Perspectives on Psychotropic Medications for Children, Parent Work, Family Therapy, and Dyadic Therapies. Research for Clinicians includes Neuroscience, Evidence Base, and Developmental Perspectives.