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Editor: Peter O'Connor
The second series of Critical Readings offers in ten volumes a selection of sixty-six English-language pamphlets, press and journal articles, many extremely rare. This selection of valuable primary media history resources – published between 1906 and 1948 – takes Japan’s agenda from the aftermath of victory against Russia and a free hand in Manchuria through Japan’s blitzkrieg on Asia to the ignominy and ruin of 1945, and beyond to the ousting of the Guomindang and the approaching unification of China under Mao.

Volumes 9 and 10 demonstrate that even among the most vociferous critics of Japan’s agenda in East Asia, the greater perceived enemy in the 1920s was the Communist Party of China. They show that opposition to the Communists did not mean signing up to Japan’s agenda, despite Japan’s self-appointed mission to rid Asia of the Communist menace, as exemplified in the selection for the companion collection, also edited by Peter O’Connor, Japanese Propaganda: Selected Readings, Series 1 and 2.

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In signing her name as Demidenko and not Darville, Helen Darville instigated one of the most notorious literary hoaxes in Australian history. Under the guise of a fabricated Ukrainian identity, Darville published ‘The Hand that Signed the Paper’ (1994), the fictional retelling of a Ukrainian family’s involvement in the Holocaust. This story is told through different perspectives and each lends credence to the overarching narrative: the justification of the Ukrainian participation in the extermination camps of World War II. When initially confronted with accusations of historical inaccuracies and anti-Semitism, Darville claimed that she had based her fiction on the experiences of her own family. On this foundation of historical authenticity, the novel was at first celebrated for envisioning perspectives lost to history. However, after it was revealed in August of 1995 that Helen Demidenko was really Helen Darville—the daughter of middle-class British parents—the novel was once again criticised as anti-Semitic. Despite the vast body of critical literature on the subject, few scholarly studies explore the problematic line between imaginative freedom and fact that this hoax reveals. This chapter investigates the tension between the historical record and imagined details within ‘The Hand that Signed the Paper’, examining how Helen Darville uses the techniques of postmodern historical fiction to obfuscate the moralising intentions behind her re-visioning of the past. In examining this text, I identify several interesting attributes of the relationship between works of historical fiction and authorial intentionality.

In: Deception: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
The series Architecture – Technology – Culture provides a publishing environment for cutting-edge research in the three areas where modern technology effected major and lasting changes: architecture and space, visual culture and the media, literature and the arts in general. While our prime focus is on the theory, history, and politics of technology, both architecture and, the broader, accompanying field of culture are in many ways directly related to and influenced by technological changes. Thus one can look at architecture as a technology of spatial organization, a technical system of signs or, in Nobert Wiener's terms, a "technique" of the time that reflects the aesthetic and intellectual order of a given society. Literature and the arts, on the other hand, are crucial in negotiating the tensions that arise from the introduction of new technologies, of new means of production and communication. By making technological progress palatable for a larger public or by questioning its safety and its potential negative consequences for the future, the arts are inextricably involved in the changing of physical space and the environment in modern society and their styles and structures are often formed as a response to larger networks such as urban space, transportation or the changes in visual and material culture.
Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2018 is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Literature and Cultural Studies in 2018.

English, German, French, Slavic, and Hispanic literatures, Modernist Studies, Literature & the Arts, Theatre Studies, Ecocriticism, Postcolonial Studies, Comparative Studies and World Literature, and Translation Studies.

This E-Book Collection is part of Brill's Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online Collection.

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The first online collection of Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, Brill’s flagship series in religion in antiquity, presents monographs and collections of essays that make original contributions to this long-standing field. The series, formerly known as Études Préliminaires aux Religions Orientales dans l'Empire Romain, is a forum for studies in the social and cultural function of religions in the Greek and the Roman worlds, dealing with the religions of city and region between ca. 400 bce and 700 ce, both on their own terms and in their interaction with early Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Special attention is given to the religious history of regions and cities which illustrate the practical workings of these processes.

Also included is Studies in Greek and Roman Religion (1980-1990), a series of international studies in Hellenic and Roman theology.

This collection contains Études Préliminaires aux Religions Orientales dans l'Empire Romain, Volumes 1-113; Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, Volumes 114-183; and Studies in Greek and Roman Religion: volumes 1-7.

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Brill's Educational Research E-Books Online, Collection 2005-2017 is the electronic version of the book publishing program of Brill in the field of Educational Research in 2005-2017.
Coverage: General, Education Policy & Politics, Culture and Education, Gender and Education, Youth, Social Justice, Adult Education, Children Education, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Art Education, Language Education, Inclusive Education, Educational Theory, Educational Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Learning, Professional Development, Research Methodology.
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Aboriginal communities in the state. It was during this time that I was conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Wirrimanu (Balgo), an Aboriginal community in the Great Sandy Desert. During the height of this existential threat for Aboriginal communities, I collaborated on a video project about hand signs with

In: Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy
Students with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities as Agents in Educational Contexts
…One of the classroom assistants, Irene, decided to tell Ruth a story around the giving of invitations for her birthday party while she was feeding her. Mummy Sylvia was going to give a big party to celebrate Ruth’s birthday and a number of guests were to be invited, amongst them the classroom staff. At this point, Irene started asking Ruth whether she wanted to invite Duncan. Ruth signed no. Irene repeated verbally Ruth’s sign. No, then, shall we invite Jasmine? No again. Shall we invite Irene? No also. Shall we invite Ritienne? Again a negative answer. Shall we invite Joanne? Yes. Irene said: you only want Joanne at your party? And Ruth put her hand in front of her chest and laughed, moving her right leg in the air, an action which she normally does when enjoying herself. The teac