ACADEMIC

I have written and published many academic works over the years. Mostly they are concerned with Australian indigenous studies and with various aspects of media and culture in Southeast Asia. The published papers are almost all available under my name at ACADEMIA.COM. My book, Nature and Nurture: Childrearing in North Central Arnhem Land (1981) has long been out of print but many libraries have copies available.

My research on the history of cinema in Cambodia continues and a book is close to completion. The book covers the introduction of Western cinema to Cambodia in the early twentieth century, through the Golden Age of local production in the 1960s, the films of King Norodom Sihanouk, and the destruction of all forms of popular culture by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.

Sihanouk and Monique 1
Ex-King Norodom Sihanouk and his wife Princess Monique dressed as Khmer Rouge functionaries in a film made by the KR in 1973.

 

Snake King's Child
Still from the movie “The Snake King’s Child”, made in the 1960s. The original movie no longer exists, although a recent  version co-produced with Thai filmmakers is wildly popular.

 

Another life in words

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