Monsters of Modernity: Global Icons for our Critical Condition

Monsters of Modernity: Global Icons for our Critical Condition

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ISBN-13: 9781912801046
Publisher: Kismet Press Llp
Publication date: 03/25/2019
Series: Monsters & Monstrosity , #1
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Julian C.H. Lee is Associate Professor in Global Studies at RMIT University, Australia. He is the author of a number of books including Policing Sexuality: Sex, Society and the State; Second Thoughts: On Globalisation, Malaysia, Society and Self; and Women's Activism in Malaysia. He is also the editor or co-editor of several volumes including Narratives of Globalization; Punks, Monks and Politics: Authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia; and Trajectories: Excursions with the Anthropology of E. Douglas Lewis. In addition to having been a columnist for magazines in Malaysia and Australia, he has also produced several short documentaries including 'For Japan, Our Sister'; 'Caring at a Distance'; and 'Be a Superhero'.

Hariz Halilovich is an award-winning social anthropologist and author; he is Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow at the Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University, Melbourne. His main research areas include place-based identity politics, forced migration, politically motivated violence, memory studies and human rights. Much of his work has an applied focus, and he has conducted research on migration and human rights-related issues for a range of non-governmental and governmental bodies, including the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Australia). His award-winning book Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities was published by Berghahn, New York-Oxford and his latest book Writing After Srebrenica by Buybook, Sarajevo. In addition to academic text-based outputs, he has also produced multimedia exhibitions, works of fiction and radio and TV programs.

Ani Landau-Ward is associated with the Social and Global Studies Centre and the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University, where she has been teaching international development, social and political theory, and globalisation in RMIT's Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) program. Her current PhD research is a socio-legal analysis of the governance and justice implications of digitisation in property rights administration, in the international law and development field. She brings to her academic work professional experience in community work, land and housing justice advocacy, and participatory architectural design. Her research has been presented at the annual meetings of The Association for Law Property and Society, and the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights. She has also published on the opportunities for Indigenous land governance with the Centre for Urban Research. Her scholarly writing has been published in the Springer Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance; the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, and the volume Urban Asias: Essays on Futurity Past and Present

Table of Contents

I) Here Be Dragons | II) The Functional Autonomy of Monsters — A Metalogue | III) Polymorphous Monstrosity: Some Chimerical Reflections on the Question — What Is a Monster? | IV) The Bunyip, and Other Australian Monsters | V) Leviathan, the Sovereign | VI) Is Alien to Predator as Nature Is to Culture? | VII) Vampires and Ratko Mladić: Balkan Monsters and the Monstering of People | VIII) Pokémon Reaping | IX) Godzilla, The Unmocked God | Authorship, Acknowledgements, and Other Notes Not Elsewhere Well-Accommodated

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