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Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples  

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The first reported decision of the High Court in which an Aboriginal person was a party to the proceedings seems to have been Tuckiar v The King (1934). This was ...
accommodation

accommodation  

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n. adjustment of the shape of the lens to change the focus of the eye. When the ciliary muscle (see ciliary body) is relaxed, suspensory ligaments attached to the ciliary body and holding the lens in ...
action theory

action theory  

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A major orientation within sociology and related disciplines that privileges the analysis of the intentional behavior of individuals, or action. Action, in this narrow sense, is behavior that takes ...
Activism

Activism  

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Judicial activism is an expression coined in the US in the 1940s, which has since become a political slogan. Like many slogans, it bears different shades of meaning. In contemporary ...
advertisement

advertisement  

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Media studies
An attention-grabbing presentation in any medium which typically serves the marketing function of persuading consumers to purchase a product or service but which may also function to raise or ...
advertising cultures

advertising cultures  

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The occupational contexts in which advertising is practised and the prevailing practices, value systems, and professional discourses within the advertising industry and advertising agencies. Compare ...
aesthetic codes

aesthetic codes  

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In the discourse of semiotics, recurrent features of form and style within the various expressive arts (poetry, drama, painting, sculpture, music, etc.) or expressive and poetic functions (sometimes ...
aestheticism

aestheticism  

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1. An alleged social trend which involves an increasing personal concern with visual displays and/or a growing role for public spectacle in everyday life; typically a pejorative term. See also visual ...
affective meaning

affective meaning  

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Compare ideational meaning.1. (expressive meaning) The personal feelings expressed by a speaker or writer.2. (attitudinal meaning) The personal feelings, attitudes, or values of an author or speaker ...
age cohort

age cohort  

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A group of people born in the same generation. In marketing and popular cultural history, distinctive labels are often retrospectively applied to distinguish the differing values and lifestyles of ...
Appointment of Justices

Appointment of Justices  

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The appointment of Justices to the High Court is frequently a matter of some speculation and, given the role of the Court, its nature as a political institution, and the ...
Appreciation

Appreciation  

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Philosophy
The term appreciation is used in literary and art criticism for the act apprehending a work of art with enjoyment. In art theory and literary theory, the concept of appreciation ...
Art Market

Art Market  

Before offering an account of its historical development, it is first necessary to define what is meant by art market. An art market differs from the situation in which art ...
assimilation

assimilation  

[Ge]The absorption of a minority group into a majority population, during which the group takes on the values and norms of the dominant culture.
association coefficients

association coefficients  

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A number used to indicate the degree to which two variables or attributes are related. Two basic types are covariation measures and dis/similarity measures. Covariation measures (such as the ...
attitude

attitude  

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The way in which a person views and evaluates something or someone. Attitudes determine whether people like or dislike things – and therefore how they behave towards them.Attitude is traditionally ...
authenticity

authenticity  

The condition of significant, emotionally appropriate living. Contrasted, especially in Heidegger, with inauthenticity: a state in which life, stripped of purpose and responsibility, is ...
Authoritative legal materials

Authoritative legal materials  

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May refer to the materials Justices must employ in judicial reasoning, or to those they may legitimately employ. The former sense refers primarily to legislation made by a parliament or ...
belief

belief  

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Any proposition (1) that is accepted as true on the basis of inconclusive evidence. A belief is stronger than a baseless opinion but not as strong as an item of knowledge. More generally, belief is ...
Biographies and biographical writing

Biographies and biographical writing  

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Beyond a raconteur's delight in exposés, does the quest for and nurturing of first-rate biographies of Australia's judges matter? Yes—if beneath the rhetoric of judicial neutrality, autonomy, ...

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