Author Archives: Managing Editor

The ‘Greatest Menace’: The unexpected outcomes of policing homosexuality

In this post for our marriage equality series, Andy Kaladelfos looks back at the contested history of policing homosexuality before decriminalisation. The 1950s has long been interpreted as a time of homosexual persecution, characterised by intensification of policing and criminal … Continue reading

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Anti-LGBT rights campaigns and the figure of the child

Scott McKinnon contributes to our marital equality series by exploring the often relied-upon arguments regarding children, ‘radicalisation’ and education in campaigns against LGBT rights. Opponents of marriage equality often argue that legalisation of same-sex marriage will harm children. The Australian … Continue reading

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Beyond the goldfields: Australian migration to early-twentieth-century Shanghai

VIDA blog’s Australian Women Writers Challenge book review continues with Deb Lee-Talbot’s review of a recent book by Sophie Loy-Wilson about Australian migration to China during the early twentieth century. Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson, Australians in Shanghai: Race, Rights and Nation in Treaty … Continue reading

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