Author/Editor: Margaret Somerville


Margaret Somerville is Professor of Education (Learning and Development) and Research Leader at the Monash University Gippsland Campus. 

She has four children and has lived in many different Australian landscapes from inner city Sydney to the remote Tanamai desert. Her passion for landscape has been expressed in her book Body Landscape Journals, and she has worked over many years on several major collaborative research projects with Aboriginal women including Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs with Patsy Cohen, and The Sun Dancin’ with four Aboriginal women from Coonabarabran.

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Body/Landscape Journals

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Robin Morgan

I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher...



Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

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