The Hidden and Excess of Anzac Day

When living in a multiracial settler colony, any celebration of war is, to say the least, problematic. Yet, each and every year, every member…

Women and Children in War Zones and Children Born of War

by Victoria Grieves   The 25 April marks the one day of the year when Australians are encouraged to stop and reflect on the…

Teaching Nationhood: An Asian-Australian Story

When Anzac Day approaches, I reflect on my experience of teaching about Australian nationhood in the context of being a non-Indigenous, Asian migrant to…

The X the Nation Built

1. We should always speak out loud on the crimes of war and empire. Between the words that echo in our chambers, there are…

Australian National Identity: White Patriarchy through the ANZAC Legend

I spot him before he actually notices me. Old mate is drunk and belligerent, not minding his own business like the other men, an…
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‘What, then, is the path?’ Grappling with resistance and complicity in the academy

Image courtesy of Right to the City Brisbane With relief, with humiliation, with terror, he understood that he also was an illusion, that someone else…

Addendum with Correction

The 2017 ASCP conference in Hobart was brilliant. I regret that in my blog post on 26 December 2017, I didn’t highlight the fact…

Australian Continental Philosophy

I suspect that just about every Shona child who grew up in the Zimbabwe of the 1980s through to the mid-1990s grew up being…

Guests in the Master’s House

Following the publication of Australian Continental Philosophy, we sought Bryan Mukandi’s permission to re-post his reflections on the 2017 ASCP conference in Hobart. Our…