Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840

Robinson Crusoe’s call to adventure and do-it-yourself settlement resonated with British explorers. In tracing the links in a discursive chain through which a particular male subjectivity was forged, Karen Downing’s Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840 reveals how such men took their tensions with them to Australia, so that the colonies never were a solution Read more …

Dave Earl

Dave Earl is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, based in the Race and Ethnicity in the Global South Research Collaboration. He also lectures in the Department of Education and Social Work’s Indigenous Education Program. His research interests include histories of youth, gender, welfare, education and disability. and Read more …

Intimacy, Violence and Activism: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australasian History and Society

In Intimacy, Violence and Activism (Monash University Press), the latest in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, the contributors to this collection explore the rich history of queer Australasia, uncovering photographic records of small-town male intimacy, cases of police entrapment, the mysterious suicide pact of Charles Marks and Edward Feeny, ASIO attempts to grapple with Read more …

Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI

From homosexual law reform to drag kings; from HIV/AIDS to lesbian artists; from old age to movie-going — gay and lesbian life in Australia has always been a vibrant canvas. In Out Here (Monash University Press), the sixth in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, established and newly emerging Australian historians cast an eye over Read more …