Archive | guest-blogs

Each month we will be publishing a guest blog by a member of the thematic group.

Commoditised Promises of Ageless Perfection: Cosmetic Wellness and the Culture of the Ideal Face [Guest Blog by Anoushka Benbow-Buitenhuis]

Introduction: The Face and Contemporary Visions of Ageing Since the mid-1990s, the notion that ageing is a treatable disease has underpinned a burgeoning market of anti-ageing treatments (ATTs). Now an $US290b global industry (Berkowitz 2017, p.7), cosmetics that claim to mask or stop ageing have captured the imaginations of consumers. ‚ÄúPeople [now] assume health is […]

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The Other Gallipoli Pilgrim: Islamism and the Rise of Neo-Ottoman Memory Politics in Turkey (Guest Blog by Brad West)

The recent Turkish referendum that enhanced presidential power has fundamental repercussions for parliamentary democracy in the country and for Turkish-West relations. It is also significant for the collective memory and commemoration of WWI Gallipoli Campaign in both Australia and Turkey. Even prior to the referendum the numbers of Australians along with other Westerners visiting Turkey […]

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