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A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott

Written by Belinda Wheeler (Claflin University, Orangeburg,South Carolina

Since the mid-1980s there has been a sharp rise in the number of literary publications by Indigenous Australians and in the readership and impact of those works. One contemporary Aboriginal Australian author who continues to make a contribution to both the Australian and the global canon is Kim Scott (1957-). Scott has won many awards, including Australia's highest, the prestigious Miles Franklin Award, for his novels Benang (2000) and That Deadman Dance(2011). Scott has also published in other literary genres, including poetry, the short story, children's literature, and he has written and worked professionally on Indigenous health issues. Despite Scott's national and international acclaim, there is currently no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes his work for scholars, students, and general readers. A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott fills this void by providing a collection of twelve original essays focusing on Scott's novels, short stories, poetry, and his work with the Wirlomin Noongar Stories and Language Project and Indigenous health. The companion also includes an original interview with the author.

Her previous work include :"A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature" published in August 2015 ISBN: 9781571139498

Contributors: Christine Choo, Arindam Das, Per Henningsgaard, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth, Jeanine Leane, Brenda Machosky, Nathanael Pree, Natalie Quinlivan, Lydia Saleh Rofail, Lisa Slater, Rosalie Thackrah and Sandra Thompson, Belinda Wheeler, Gillian Whitlock and Roger Osborne.

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | Hardback | 204pp | Due 30 June 2016

Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders

Exclusive Interviews on Crisis, Comebacks and Character

Edited by John Swee Kheng Ng (Meta Consulting Pte Ltd, Singapore), Alvin Jong Peng Foo (The Straits Times, Singapore)

Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders is an in-depth look at leadership issues first-hand with 28 prominent leaders in the Asia Pacific region. The next decade promises to be an eventful but also turbulent one for Planet Earth, with natural disasters, political and social unrest and economic turmoil becoming more prevalent. The only certainty we have is uncertainty itself.

Today's business environment has been known to thrive in storms, as they are able to soar above the grey clouds by catching the extra wind which usually accompanies the bad weather. In contrast, almost all other birds go into hiding during these times of adversity.

Thus, we hope the book will serve as an invaluable tool for leaders in these tough times, enabling them to soar high above these difficult circumstances, a resource which will come in handy both in the boardroom as well as the living room, in both office and university.

The basic concept of this new book is a series of interviews with these illustrious leaders, all of whom have been specially selected by us for the values they represent, their success and their character.

Key Features:

  • Unique collection of intimate interviews with 30 well-known leaders from various sectors (politics, business, academia) across several Asian countries
  • Readers are able to gain many rich insights and perspectives from prominent Asian leaders, and learn from the collective experience and wisdom of these regional leaders
  • The book is written in an easy-to-read format with catchy taglines for each leaders, and gives the feel as if you are chatting over a meal with the leader

ISBN: 9789814663939 [More]
World Scientific Publishing | Hardback | 300pp | Due August 2015

World Scientific Reference on Globalisation in Eurasia and the Pacific Rim

Volume 1: Foreign Investment
Volume 2: Innovation
Volume 3: Energy
Volume 4: Migration: Economic Drivers of Contemporary Labour Mobility in East Asia

Editor-in-Chief: David Dyker (University of Sussex, UK)

Editors: Xuidian Dai (University of Hull, UK), Paolo Farah (West Virginia University, USA, gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, UK & University of Turin, Italy), Piercarlo Rossi (University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy), Anthony Fielding (University of Sussex, UK)

This multi-volume set focuses on a key region of the world which contains four of the biggest emerging economies, a large number of highly dynamic small- and medium-sized emerging economies, and one of the leading advanced industrial countries. It is a region which contains some of the biggest hydrocarbon and mineral deposits in the world, and some of the most energy- and metal-hungry economies in the world. With half the world's population, it is one of the most dynamic regions of the globe in terms of population movement, providing a key focus of foreign investment, both inwards and outwards, with a high degree of technological dynamism. The region plays a central role in the industrial supply networks of the globe.

In four volumes, focusing on, respectively, foreign investment, innovation, energy and migration, the set focuses on each of the main elements in the production system in turn — capital, innovation, raw materials and labour. Volume 1 studies patterns of interchange of financial and direct investment within the region, focusing on governance, the development of supply chains, and technology transfer. In Volume 2, the technology theme becomes dominant, with a special focus on digital technology. It includes technical issues like mobile communications standardisation, developmental dimensions, including the role of clusters and science parks, and political economy issues like the rise of techno-nationalism. Volume 3 turns to energy issues — not just issues of supply and demand, but also key problems of climate change, security and sustainability across the Eurasian and Asian landmass. Volume 4 presents the human dimension, looking at people in movement, as workers, citizens, men, women, or colonisers. Among the key issues discussed are the migration from country to town in China, the ‘greying’ of countries like Japan, the effect of war on migration, marriage migration, human trafficking and the depopulation of the Russian Far East.

The set is a must-have for anyone keen to understand the region whose manufacturing core can be described, without exaggeration, as the ‘workshop of the world’ of the twenty-first century.

ISBN: 9789814447799 [More]
World Scientific Publishing | Hardback | 1200pp | $1272.95 | Due September 2015

Tourism Research in China

Themes and Issues

Authors: Songshan (Sam) Huang (University of South Australia), Ganghua Chen (Sun Yat-sen University)

This book provides critical in-depth reviews on key themes and issues in tourism research in China. These themes include: Chinese scholars’ epistemological views of tourism, rural tourism development, community participation in tourism, tourist market and behaviour, tourist attraction management and tour guiding and interpretation in China.

ISBN: 9781845415471 [More]
Channel View Publications | Hardback | 168pp | $227.95 | Due October 2015

Handbook of Anaesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine

Dr Cyprian Mendonca MD FRCA and Dr Chandrashekhar Vaidyanath MD FRCA

The Handbook of Anaesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine covers a broad range of topics, providing trainee and practising anaesthetists with a comprehensive source of knowledge on applied sciences and clinical anaesthesia.

The book has been divided into six sections with various chapters serving as a synopsis of the practice of anaesthesia. Each chapter discusses the significance and importance of problems that can impact the peri-operative management of the surgical patient. The case scenarios at the end of each chapter will additionally help in understanding the practical relevance of basic science.

This book will be an invaluable educational resource for trainee anaesthetists and an indispensible aidemémoire for practising anaesthetists. It is, therefore, essential study material for trainees and a great educational tool for trainers. Medical students and junior doctors, who are about to embark on a career in anaesthesia or intensive care medicine, will also find the book to be a useful companion.

ISBN: 9781910079195 [More]
TFM Publishing | Paperback | 350pp | $88.95 | Due December 2015

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