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Read online Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport i The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface By morning the head of the sexual crimes squad confirmed to journalists that they were preparing to question two Collingwood players And so as police were confiscating bed sheets from a townhouse in Dorcas Street South Melbourne the trial by media began Night Games i .

In the tradition of Helen Garner s i The First Stone i comes another closely observed controversial book about sex consent and power At the centre of it is Anna Krien s account of the rape trial of a footballer .

Krien offers a balanced and fearless look at the dark side of footy culture the world of Sam Newman Ricky Nixon Matty Johns the Cronulla Sharks and more What does a young footballer do to cut loose At night some play what they think of as pranks or games Night games involving women These games sometimes involve consensual sex but sometimes they don t and sometimes they fall into a grey area .

Both a courtroom drama and a riveting piece of first person narrative journalism this is a breakthrough book from one of the young leading lights of Australian writing by Anna Krien

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Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport
Title:Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport
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ISBN:1863956018
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Non fiction, True crime, Feminism, Crime, Australia
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No description available, For many years the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle At stake is the future of old growth forests Loggers and police face off with protesters deep in the forest while savage political games are played in the courts and parliaments In Into the Woods Anna Krien armed with a notebook a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan ventures behind the battlelines to see what it is like to risk everything for a cause She speaks to ferals and premiers sawmillers and whistle blowers She investigates personalities and convictions methods and motives This is a book about a company that wanted its way and the resistance that eventually forced it to change Into the Woods is intimate intrepid reporting by a fearless new voice, For the first time in history humans sit unchallenged at the top of the food chain As we encroach on the wild and a vast wave of extinctions gathers force how has our relationship with animals changed In this dazzling essay Anna Krien investigates the world we have made and the complexity of the choices we face From pets to the live cattle trade from apex predators to scientific experiments Krien shows how we should and do treat our fellow creatures As she delves deeper she finds that animals can trigger primal emotions in us which we are often unwilling to acknowledge This is a clear eyed meditation on humanity and animality us and them that brings out the importance of animals in an unforgettable way I am not weighing up whether our treatment of animals is just because it isn t That age old debate is a farce deep down we all know it The real question is just how much of this injustice are we prepared to live with Anna Krien Us amp Them About the Author Anna Krien s first book Into the Woods won the Queensland Premier s Literary Award for Non Fiction and the Victorian Premier s People s Choice Award Her writing has been published in the Monthly the Age Best Australian Essays Best Australian Stories and the Big Issue, Other contributors br Helen Razer br Amanda Roff br Tim Rogers br John Safran br Ben Salter br Fiona Scott Norman br Sally Seltmann br Adalita Srsen br Jake Stone br Mia Timpano br Natalie van den Dungen br Jenny Valentish br Lorelei Vashti br Jo Walker br Megan Washington br Cal Wilson br Julia Zemiro br br In a world of the short and swift of texts and Twitter there s something of special value about a carefully composed letter br br In homage to this most civilised of activities Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire created the literary afternoons of Women of Letters Some of Australia s finest dames of stage screen and page have delivered missives on a series of themes collected here for the first time Claudia Karvan sends A love letter to love itself Helen Garner contacts ghosts of her past in The letter I wish I d written Noni Hazlehurst dispatches a stinging rebuke To my first boss and Megan Washington pays tribute to her city and community as she writes To the best present I ever received br br And some gentlemen correspondents including Paul Kelly Eddie Perfect and Bob Ellis have been invited to put pen to paper in a letter To the woman who changed my life br br By turns hilarious moving and outrageous this is a diverse and captivating tribute to the art of letter writing br br All royalties for this book will go to Edgar s Mission animal rescue shelter