Commentaries

MnM Centre commentaries

The MnM commentaries are short analytical pieces that contribute to the intellectual aims of the MnM Centre. A commentary is typically a critical response to a significant current event or the exploration of an important idea that may later be developed into a full publication. Book reviews are also welcome.

The MnM commentaries intend to provide a platform for disseminating ideas to a wide public audience. We therefore encourage academically rigorous submissions that address pressing real world problems in an engaging, creative and accessible style.

The centre welcomes submissions of approximately 1000–2000 words from scholars working in any relevant field across the humanities and social sciences. Postgraduate students may also submit work subject to editorial guidance from MnM research staff.

Note: Longer pieces of 3000–5000 words may be considered for the MnM Working Papers Series.

Commentaries

27. Nahid Afrose Kabir
Anzac Day 2013: lest we forget
30 April 2013 / PDF 278 kb download

26. Shvetal Vyas
The corruption of a republic
22 March 2013 / PDF 262 kb download

25. Nahid Afrose Kabir
Australia Day: a day for healing and gratitude
29 January 2013 / PDF 296 kb download

24. Shahid Mathee
From Timbuktu to here: Timbuktu's manuscript heritage
27 November 2012 / PDF 290 kb download

23. Nahid Afrose Kabir
Free speech: where can we draw the line?
9 October 2012 / PDF 265 kb download

22. Shvetal Vyas
God, gods and superheroes
27 September 2012 / PDF 252 kb download

21. Shvetal Vyas
Creating narratives of creation
14 August 2012 / PDF 175 kb download

20. Sara Salem
Pinkwashing Palestine and the Middle Eastern uprisings
13 June 2012 / PDF 241 kb download

19. Alasdair Hynd
Egypt's democratic farce
29 May 2012 / PDF 363 kb download

18. Houria Bouteldja
Mohamed Merah and I
24 April 2012 / PDF 175 kb download

17. Houria Bouteldja
Pierre, Djemila, Dominique ... and Mohamed
3 April 2012 / PDF 243 kb download

16. Alasdair Hynd
The veiled threats against Iran
6 March 2012 / pdf 236 kb download

15. Alasdair Hynd
The failure of logic in the US–Israeli–Iranian escalation
28 February 2012 / PDF 298 kb download

14. Chloe Patton
Fearing the burqa
28 February 2012 / PDF 306 kb download

13. Shvetal Vyas
The Arab Spring: too radical or not radical enough?
1 February 2012 / PDF 225 kb download

12. Nahid Afrose Kabir
Women's position in Afghanistan since 9/11
1 February 2012 / PDF 303 kb download

11. S Sayyid
Mukhabarat Winter
18 January 2012 / PDF 151 kb download

10. Rebecca Belchamber
Where do I stand as a teacher of Saudis studying in Australia?
21 December 2011 / PDF 219 kb download

9. Nahid Afrose Kabir
My researcher's self keeps pondering
9 November 2011 / PDF 312 kb download

8. Nahid Afrose Kabir
The niqab debate continues
9 November 2011 / PDF 283 kb download

7. Julia Terreu
Book review: Patrick Porter, Military orientalism: eastern war through western eyes
26 October 2011 / PDF 229 kb download

6. Nahid Afrose Kabir
Egypt's Arab Spring: will the flowers blossom?
26 October 2011 / PDF 310 kb download

5. Shvetal Vyas
The disappearance of Muslim socials in Bollywood
19 October 2011 / PDF 181 kb download

4. S Sayyid
Racism and Islamophobia
19 October 2011 / PDF 238 kb download

3. S Sayyid
Veiled threats?
1 September 2011 / PDF 174 KB download

2. Gilbert Caluya
The veiled interests of multiculturalism: an address to the Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre AGM, 12 May 2011
17 August 2011 / PDF 218 KB download

1. Julia Terreu, Kameljeet Kaur and Shvetal Vyas
Centring the centre: a conversation with two Braudel scholars
5 May 2011 / PDF 218 kb download


Disclaimer: The MnM commentaries are published in the name of the authors. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the MnM Centre, the University of South Australia or its staff.

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