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New books by UTS Authors

Highlighting some recent additions to our collection by UTS authors and editors.
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Pretty Gentlemen : Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-century Fashion World

Author
Peter McNeil, Distinguished Professor in Design History, University of Technology Sydney and Aalto University, Helsinki

Description - The term "macaroni" was once as familiar a label as "punk" or "hipster" is today. In this handsomely illustrated book devoted to notable 18th-century British male fashion, award-winning author and fashion historian Peter McNeil brings together dress, biography, and historical events with the broader visual and material culture of the late 18th century. For thirty years, macaroni was a highly topical word, yielding a complex set of social, sexual, and cultural associations.

Pretty Gentlemen is grounded in surviving dress, archival documents, and art spanning hierarchies and genres, from scurrilous caricature to respectful portrait painting. Celebrities hailed and mocked as macaroni include politician Charles James Fox, painter Richard Cosway, freed slave Julius "Soubise," and criminal parson Reverend Dodd. The style also rapidly spread to neighboring countries in cross-cultural exchange, while Horace Walpole, George III, and Queen Charlotte were active critics and observers of these foppish men.

Fashion Journalism : History, Theory, and Practice

Author
Sandra Miller
Peter McNeil, Distinguished Professor in Design History, University of Technology Sydney and Aalto University, Helsinki

Description - Fashion is all around us, and so too is fashion journalism. Discussions of fashion proliferate in an ever-increasing range of media, from newspapers and magazines to tweets and TV programs. Fashion Journalism: History, Theory and Practice is an accessible, comprehensive guide to writing about fashion in any form, whether in style blogging, magazine interviews, news reportage or art reviews.

Exploring what sets fashion journalism apart from other forms of journalistic writing, the book features a wide range of global fashion case studies, from Carmel Snow's reporting on Dior's 'New Look' to 1970s responses to Yves Saint Laurent, and Diana Vreeland's role as a fashion editor. Through a series of engaging exercises, you will learn how to find inspiration, carry out successful research, structure your work logically, use a style appropriate to your readership, and to make the leap from descriptive writing to informed analysis and criticism.

Engaging and clearly written, Fashion Journalism examines how recent technological developments are shaping and driving fashion journalism, and delves into the theory and practice of writing about fashion.

Racism and resistance among the Filipino diaspora : everyday anti-racism in Australia

Author
Kristine Aquino, Lecturer in Global Studies, School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney.

Description - Filipino migrants constitute one of the largest global diasporas today. In Australia, Filipino settlement is markedly framed by the country’s on-going nation-building project that continues to racialise immigrants and delineate the possibilities and limits of belonging to the national community.

This book explores the ways in which Filipino migrants in Australia experience, understand and negotiate racism in their everyday lives. In particular, it explores the notion of everyday anti-racism – the strategies individuals deploy to manage racism in their day to day lives. Through case studies based on extensive fieldwork the author shares ethnographic observation and interview material that demonstrate the ways in which Filipinos are racially constituted in Australian society and are subject to everyday racisms that criss-cross different modes of power and domination. Drawing on theoretical approaches in critical race scholarship and the sociology of everyday life, this book illuminates the operation of racism in a multicultural society that persists insidiously in exchanges across a range of public and private spaces. More importantly, it explores the quotidian ways in which ‘victims’ of racism cope with routine racialised domination, an area underdeveloped in anti-racism research that has tended to focus on institutional anti-racism politics.

Shedding light on a neglected corner of the global Filipino diaspora and highlighting the complexity of lived experiences in translocal and transnational social fields, this book will be of interest to academics in the field of diaspora and migration studies, the study of race and racism and ethnic minorities, with particular reference to the Asian diaspora.

EBSCOhost Electronic Version

Australian Literature for Young People

Author
Dr Rosemary Ross Johnston, Professor of Education and Culture, University of Technology Sydney.

Description - This is an innovative and comprehensive research-based approach to Australian literature for young people, within a literary, cultural, and educational context.

In the words of the author, "we must encourage a broader and deeper knowledge of this country; its history; its people; and its art; to truly understand and appreciate its literature. This will nurture enquiry and promote educational creativity."

Australian Literature for Young People outlines current expectations and challenges facing Australian schools and why literature matters so much in such an environment and it notes the contributions of literary studies to research and research methodologies. It stresses the significance of Australia's Indigenous heritage in literature, culture, and education, and reflects on its importance for teachers, community and policy makers.

This is a book about Australia and deals principally with Australian literature but does so with appropriate reference both to Western literary heritages and to that of other countries in the Asian-Pacific regional context, including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Picnic at Mount Disappointment

Author
Melissa Bruce, Master of Arts in Professional Writing, University of Technology Sydney.

Description -  In this witty, wise and moving story, fifteen-year-old Lucy arrives from inner-city Melbourne to live on a farm. Wandong hosts the second largest truck and country music festival in the southern hemisphere...and nothing else.

Set in the retro-vintage early 80’s, this amusing and moving story about Lucy living on a horse farm at the foot of Mount Disappointment, explores important contemporary themes in an unusually formatted text style that is especially appealing to the text-message-Twitter generation. 

Evidence-based herbal and nutritional treatments for anxiety in psychiatric disorders

Editors
David Camfield, Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong
Erica McIntyre, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARCCIM | Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney and Research Associate and lecturer in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University
Jerome Sarris, Senior Research Fellow, and Head of the ARCADIA mental health research group at the Professorial Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

Description - This book presents the current clinical evidence on the efficacy of herbal and nutritional treatments for anxiety that is experienced in association with psychiatric disorders, and explains how health professionals can apply this knowledge to the benefit of patients presenting with a wide range of symptoms, including comorbid mood disorders.

All chapters are written by world-leading researchers who draw on the findings of human clinical trials to provide uncompromising assessments of individual treatments, including herbal anxiolytics with sedative actions, adaptogens, cognitive anxiolytics, and nutraceuticals. Traditional treatments requiring further study – including the plant-based psychotropic Ayahuasca and other phytotherapies of potential value in the treatment of anxiety – are also reviewed. In the closing chapters, a series of helpful case studies are provided by mental health clinicians in order to illustrate how herbal and nutritional treatments can best be integrated into an overall treatment plan for individuals with a range of comorbid diagnoses.

Mental health professionals, researchers, and general readers will find that the book provides an excellent review of current scientific knowledge gained from the study of herbal and nutritional treatments, together with important clinical recommendations for their use in patients experiencing clinically significant levels of anxiety.

Springer - Electronic Version

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