School of Historical and Philosophical Studies - Theses
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Allen Dulles, the CIA and the 1953 Coup in Iran
This thesis explores the role of Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA, in the 1953 coup in Iran.
Cold War Cradles: the demobilisation of youth in occupied Japan (1945-50)
This thesis examines Japanese childhood during the first five years of the American occupation. Focusing on the education system, magazines for children and children’s books, the thesis explores the ways in which children ...
Creating space to listen: museums, participation and intercultural dialogue
This thesis examines the emergence, practice, and social meaning of intercultural dialogue as participatory programming in museums. While intercultural dialogue takes many forms in museums, the thesis focuses on projects ...
Writing women: the women’s pages of the Malay-language press, 1987-1998
This thesis investigates depictions of Malay-Muslim women in two Malay-language newspapers, contrasting the portrayals on the women’s pages with how women were depicted on the “malestream” leader and religion pages. I ask ...
The structured uses of concepts as tools: Comparing fMRI experiments that investigate either mental imagery or hallucinations
Sensations can occur in the absence of perception and yet be experienced ‘as if’ seen, heard, tasted, or otherwise perceived. Two concepts used to investigate types of these sensory-like mental phenomena (SLMP) are mental ...
'Experiments in Australianity': The Publicist, Australian nationalism, and the embrace of German National Socialism
This thesis examines ‘The Publicist: the paper loyal to Australia First’, a monthly newspaper published in Sydney from July 1936 until March 1942 which turned to German National Socialism in its pursuit of an Australian ...
Gekokujo: folklore, reformation and suppression in the Samurai era
Whilst the concept of gekokujo (low overcoming high) is well documented in the study of medieval Japan it has traditionally been confined to the militarism that characterized the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ...
Melbourne Chinatown redevelopment: the unwritten perspective from the Chinese community
This thesis presents a history of Melbourne’s Chinatown revitalisation in the 1970s and 1980s from the Chinese perspective. In 1970, with its heritage significance, the City Council and later the State government decided ...
Piracy as a manifestation of state failure: a historical context for Somali piracy and its suppression
This thesis establishes the Somali piracy epidemic of 2008-12 as a conflict between how Somalis perceived their own sovereign authority and the rules of centralised state norms established by the international community. ...
Documenting artefacts and archives in the relational museum
This cross-disciplinary thesis explores the history of archives and collections description in contemporary museums, with a particular focus on the mid-1960s to the present. As computerisation transformed working practices, ...