A New Constitution for Australia

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Cavendish, 2002 - Law - 313 pages
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In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.

Adult comics are part of the cultural landscape in a way that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. He takes in the pioneering titles pre-First World War, the underground 'comix' of the 1960s and 1970s, 'fandom' in the 1970s and 1980s, and the boom of the 1980s and 1990s (including 'graphic novels' and Viz.). Covering comics from the United States, Europe and Japan, Adult Comics addresses such issues as the graphic novel in context, cultural overspill and the role of women.

By taking a broad sweep, Sabin demonstrates that the widely-held notion that comics 'grew up' in the late 1980s is a mistaken one, largely invented by the media. Adult Comics: An Introduction is intended primarily for student use, but is written with the comic enthusiast very much in mind.

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Bruce Harris is a full-time commercial and maritime arbitrator who has been involved in more than 8,000 arbitrations and made more than 2,000 awards. He has written, lectured and talked extensively on arbitration, and was President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association in 1990/2 and Chairman of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators in 1993/4. He was a member of the DAC.


Rowan Planterose is a practising barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, and adjudicator, and consultant to the solicitor's firm Davies Arnold Cooper. He is a construction and commercial lawyer, devoting much of his time to arbitration, either as representative of a party or as arbitrator. He is a member of the Chartered Institute's Professional Committee and has, in the past, been a member both of its Council and Executive Board. He lectures widely on both domestic and international arbitration matters and tutors for the Institute on numerous courses.


Jonathan Tecks is a Principal Lecturer and Director of Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at the University of the West of England at Bristol. He is extensively involved with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, most recently as Chairman of the Examinations Board. As a Chartered Arbitrator he arbitrates in respect of contract claims and financial services.

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