Recent staff publications

Explore published work by staff at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Studies in popular music

Dr Geoff Stahl

This is a collection of work on the history, sociology and musicology of 20th Century popular music of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, including a chapter by Dr April Henderson: 'Giving Back in Wellington: Deep Relations, Whakapapa and Reciprocity in Transnational Hip Hop.'

Published by Routledge, 2018.

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Human Rights and Incarceration
Critical Explorations

Dr Elizabeth Stanley

This book explores human rights, social justice and incarceration using comparative case material from UK, Australia and NZ and analyses how human rights are secured for those incarcerated e.g. community activism, media engagement and UN collaboration and presents an opportunity for a more hopeful vision of human rights and incarceration.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

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Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics: Empire of Dissent

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Dr Valerie Wallace

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain’s empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

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Romantic Literature and the Colonised World

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Associate Professor Nikki Hessell

This book considers indigenous-language translations of Romantic texts in the British colonies. It argues that these translations uncover a latent discourse around colonisation in the original English texts. Focusing on poems by William Wordsworth, John Keats, Felicia Hemans, and Robert Burns, and on Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, it provides the first scholarly insight into the reception of major Romantic authors in indigenous languages, and makes a major contribution to the study of global Romanticism and its colonial heritage.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

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Pursuing Peace in Godzone: Christianity and the Peace Tradition in New Zealand

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Dr Philip Fountain and Dr Geoff Troughton

This is a book about how New Zealanders have been inspired by visions for peace. Focusing on diverse Christian communities, it explores some of the ways that peace has influenced their practices, lifestyles and politics from the Second World War to the present—the period in which New Zealand’s peaceable image and reputation as ‘God’s Own Country’ grew and flourished.

Published by Victoria University Press, 2018

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Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives

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By Dr Averil Coxhead

Focusing on quantitative and qualitative approaches, the book draws on a wide range of literature to explore issues such as how to identify and categorise specialised vocabulary and the role and value of word list research in English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes.

Published by Routledge, 2018.

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Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries, and Circulation

Edited by Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Associate Professor Jane Buckingham

Charting the chequered 250-year-old history of both the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ diaspora in the Antipodes, the chapters in this book narrate the stories of labourers who journeyed under the pressure of colonial capital and post-war professional migrants who went in search of better opportunities.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2018

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Blood on the Table: Essays on Food in International Crime Fiction

Edited by Associate Professor Jean Anderson, Dr Carolina Miranda and Dr Barbara Pezzotti

This book is the first to focus explicitly on the semiotics of food in crime fiction from a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

Published by McFarland, 2018

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