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2014 Books

The Gender of SuicideJaworski, K 2014, The gender of suicide: knowledge production, theory and suicidology, Ashgate, Farnham, UK
Drawing on diverse theoretical and textual sources, The Gender of Suicide presents a critical study of the ways in which contemporary society understands suicide, exploring suicide across a range of key expert bodies of knowledge. With attention to Durkheim's founding study of suicide, as well as discourses within sociology, law, medicine, psy-knowledge and newsprint media, this book demonstrates that suicide cannot be understood without understanding how gender shapes it, and without giving explicit attention to the manner in which prevailing claims privilege some interpretations and experiences of suicide above others.  Revealing the masculine and masculinist terms in which our current knowledge of suicide is constructed, The Gender of Suicide, explores the relationship between our grasp of suicide and problematic ideas connected to the body, agency, violence, race and sexuality. As such, it will appeal to sociologists and social theorists, as well as scholars of cultural studies, philosophy, law and psychology. 

Duruz, Jean and Gaik Cheng Khoo 2014, Eating Together: Food, Space, and Identity in Malaysia and Singapore, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
Accepting the challenge of rethinking connections of food, space and identity within everyday spaces of “public” eating in Malaysia and Singapore, the authors enter street stalls, hawker centers, markets, cafes, restaurants, “food streets,” and “ethnic” neighbourhoods to offer a broader picture of the meaning of eating in public places. The book creates a strong sense of the ways different people live, eat, work, and relax together, and traces negotiations and accommodations in these dynamics. The motif of rojak (Malay, meaning “mixture”), together with Ien Ang’s evocative “together-in-difference,” enables the analysis to move beyond the immediacy of street eating with its moments of exchange and remembering. Ultimately, the book traces the political tensions of “different” people living together, and the search for home and identity in a world on the move. Each of the chapters designates a different space for exploring these cultures of “mixedness” and their contradictions—whether these involve “old” and “new” forms of sociality, struggles over meanings of place, or frissons of pleasure and risk in eating “differently.” Simply put, Eating Together is about understanding complex forms of multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore through the mind, tongue, nose, and eyes.

The First CelebrityStarck, N 2014, The First Celebrity: Anthony Trollope’s Australasian odyssey, Lansdown Media, Bath
Anthony Trollope – prolific novelist and inveterate traveller – explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s. In completing this odyssey, he became the first celebrity in popular culture to visit the Australasian colonies. His memoir inspired by those travels (Australia and New Zealand) was described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’. Now, to mark the bicentenary of Trollope’s birth, the Australian author Nigel Starck reveals the full story: the mix of acclamation and condemnation that Anthony Trollope provoked; his encounters with gold prospectors, the Aborigines of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand, pioneers, and convicts; his constant battles with the colonial press; the son whose life as a sheep farmer inspired a novel; and the ancient baronetcy inherited by Trollope’s Australian descendants after misadventure and misfortune elsewhere in the extended family.

2014 Book Chapters

Fewster, R and Harris, S 2014, ‘Applied Theatre: Approaches, Challenges and Outcomes’, in J Chonody (ed), Community Art: Creative Approaches to Practice, University of Illinois, USA, pp. 172-185.

Fewster, Russell, 2014, ‘Staging the Alive Performer with Live Media’ in Théâtre et Intermédialité, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Luckman, S 2014, ‘Location, Spatiality and Liminality at Outdoor Music Festivals: Doofs as Journey’ in A Bennett, J Taylor and I Woodward (eds) The Festivalisation of Culture, Ashgate, Farnham and Burlington, pp. 189-205.

MacFarlane, K & Duruz, J 2014, 'Technologies of nostalgia: vegetarians and vegans at Addis Ababa Cafe', in J.H. Choi, M. Foth & G.N. Hearn (eds), Eat, cook, grow: mixing human-computer interactions with human-food interactions, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Main, W & Bilsborow, C 2014, ‘Reflections of me: how visual storytelling is changing how we interact with the world’ in J Chonody (ed), Community art: creative approaches to practice, Common Ground, Illinois pp 186-201.

2014 Journal Articles

Conrich, I 2014, ‘An infected population: Zombie culture and the modern monstrous’, in L Hubner, M Leaning & P Manning, The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 15-25.

Fewster, Russell, ‘Staging David Hicks’ Australasian Drama Studies No. 65 October, 2014.

Davidson, J & Kaleva, D (eds), 2014, Musicology Australia, Special Issue: Music Performance and Performativity, Vol. 36, No. 2.

Jaworski, K 2014, 'The breath of life and death', Cultural Critique, vol. 86, 2014, pp. 65-91.

Kaleva, D, 2014, ‘Performative Research: A Performance-led Study of 'Lamento d’Arianna' with Historically Informed Rhetorical Gesture’ Musicology Australia, Special Issue: Music Performance and Performativity, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 209-234.

McCarthy, J 2014, ‘The collaborative animation forum in Facebook: learning partnerships across Australia, the United States and Singapore’, in FJ Garcia (ed) Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and Case Studies for Successful Learning, pp. 280-297, IGI Global.

Walton, S. 2014, 'The Beauty of the Act: Figuring Film and the Delirious Baroque in Holy Motors', NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, Special Issue: Traces, Spring.
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2013 Book Chapters

Luckman, S 2013 ‘Precariously Mobile: Tensions Between the Local and the Global in Higher Education Approaches to Cultural Work’, in D Ashton and C Noonan (eds) Cultural Work and Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, pp. 69-86.

Luckman, S 2013, ‘Precarious Labour Then and Now: The British Arts and Crafts Movement and Cultural Work Revisited’, in M Banks, R Gill and S Taylor (eds) Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Cultural and Creative Industries, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 19-29

Jaworski, K 2013, ‘Standing at the edge of the abyss: ethics of vulnerability, love and forgiveness’, in H Goodman, BV Russo & J Zozimo (eds), Beyond these walls: confronting madness in society, literature and art, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 189-196.

2013 Journal Articles

Adamek, C 2013, ‘Acid House Night at Cuckoo, Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia, July 2011’,  Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, vol. 4, no. 2.

Kaleva, D 2013, ‘Patronage through Dissemination: Louise Hanson-Dyer's Patronage of Gustav Holst’, Context: A Journal of Music Research, University of Melbourne, School of Music, vol. 37, pp. 77-91.

Luckman, S 2013, ‘The Aura of the Analogue in a Digital Age: Women’s Crafts, Creative Markets and Home-Based Labour After Etsy’Cultural Studies Review, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 249-270.

McCarthy, J 2013, ‘Learning in Facebook: First year tertiary student reflections from 2008 to 2011’, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol. 29 no. 3, pp. 337-356.

McCarthy, J 2013, ‘The Café: Creating the 'collaborative application for education': a dedicated e-learning environment in Facebook’, International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, vol. 1, no 4, pp. 419-438.

Oldham, P 2013, 'Suck more piss’: how the confluence of key Melbourne-based audiences, musicians, and iconic scene spaces informed the Oz rock identity', Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal for Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 121-138.

Oldham, P 2013, 'The international recording industries', Dancecult, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 89-92.

Slater, L & George, J, 2013, ‘Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities’ Special Edition of Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 27, no. 1.

Slater, L, Luckman, S & George J, 2013, ‘Introduction: Cultural Reorientations and Comparative Colonialities Special Issue’, Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 27, no. 1, 2013, pp. 1-3. 

Slater, L, Luckman, S & George, J 2013, ‘Cultural Reorientations and Comparative Colonialities’, Continuum, vol. 27, no. 1.

Slater, L, Luckman, S & George, J 2013, 'Introduction: Cultural Reorientations and Comparative Colonialities special issue’Continuum, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 1-3. 

Vilkinis, T & Peters, M  2013, ‘Academic governance provided by academic boards within the Australian higher education sector’, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, DOI:10.180/1360080X.2013.825419. Published online 09 August 2013.

Walker, A, 2013, ‘I, Migrant?’, PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, UTS Publishing, vol. 10, no. 1, Australia.

Walker, A, 2013, 'Castaway', Transnational Literature, vol. 5, no. 2, May 2013.

Walton, S, 2013, 'Enfolding Surfaces, Spaces and Materials: Claire Denis' Neo-Baroque Textures of Sensation', Screening the Past, 37. 

2012 Books

Hickey-Moody, A & Crowley, C (Eds), 2012, Disability Matters: Pedagogy, media and affect, Routledge, NY
From the critique of ‘the medical model’ of disability undertaken during the early and mid-1990s, a ‘social model’ emerged, particularly in the caring professions and those trying to shape policy and practice for people with disability. In education and schooling, it was a period of cementing inclusive practices and the ‘integration’ and inclusion of disability into ‘mainstream’. What was lacking in the debates around the social model, however, were the challenges to abledness that were being grappled with in the routine and pragmatics of self-care by people with disabilities, their families, carers and caseworkers. Outside the academy, new forms of activity and new questions were circulating. Challenges to abledness flourished in the arts and constituted the lived experience of many disability activists.  Disability Matters engages with the cultural politics of the body, exploring this fascinating and dynamic topic through the arts, teaching, research and varied encounters with ‘disability’ ranging from the very personal to the professional. Chapters in this collection are drawn from scholars responding in various registers and contexts to questions of disability, pedagogy, affect, sensation and education. Questions of embodiment, affect and disability are woven throughout these contributions, and the diverse ways in which these concepts appear emphasize both the utility of these ideas and the timeliness of their application.

Luckman, S 2012, Locating Cultural Work: The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York.  
This book builds upon the ground-breaking work already undertaken by the author filling the absence of research into the significance, character and value of creative industries beyond major urban centres. What has emerged in this work is the specific centrality of place, time and the natural environment to the creative practice of those who have chosen or found themselves operating outside the mainstream of urban creative milieus. Unlike any existing book in the market, Locating Cultural Work uniquely examines creative workers in terms of three interlinked concerns: the wider history of creativity and place in the UK since the Industrial Revolution (in particular the Romantics and the Arts and Craft Movement, especially as manifest in the Lake District and Cotswolds); the emotional—affective—drivers of creativity and place; and, the relationship between rural and regional cultural industries, tourism and environmental awareness.

Walker, A 2012, Sound and Bundy, Interactive Press
In an alternate version of 2006, the posthumously-published works of little known poet Jason Silver caused a minor sensation on the Adelaide literary scene. His surreal, image-laden writings offered a raw, confronting portrait of his struggle with bipolar disorder – the illness which, many said, also drove his creativity. Sensation turned to scandal when a hapless biographer accidentally unearthed the truth: there was no Jason Silver. He was the fictional creation of three living poets – Pete Lind, Shannon Woodford and Angie Rawkins, also known as the Red Lion Poets. The Jason Silver poems were thereafter disregarded as meaningless twaddle, as were all of the Red Lions’ other writings. Inspired by the Ern Malley affair, Sound and Bundy takes a new approach to the verse novel format. Presenting the works of four fictional poets in anthology form, it invites readers to draw together disparate accounts and to create their own conclusions as to what “really” happened.

Petrescu, I, 2012, Persuading Plato, Gindarra Press
A collection that hopes to persuade modern days Plato-figures that poetry is alive and well and deserves a place in the contemporary literary space. Petrescu, I, 2012, Persuading Plato, Gindarra Press

Starck, N (Eds), 2012, Legacies of War, Imprint, Adelaide
Sixteen writers with a shared passion for military history combine their talents for storytelling in Legacies of War. There are tales of courage and triumph, destruction and waste, forgiveness and despair. Four themes underpin the narrative: Wounds of War; Artefacts of War; Writing War; Memory and Memorial. Each, in turn, presents the research discoveries and field observations of four specialist authors. These stories were first told at a University of South Australia symposium; now, through the agency of this book, they reach out to a wider audience. Legacies of War adds a vivid chapter to the chronicles of conflict

 2012 Book Chapters

Alves, F, Jaworski, K & Butler, S 2012, ‘Introduction’, in Madness in Plural Contexts: Crossing Borders, Linking Knowledge, (eds) F Alves, K Jaworski & S Butler, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK, pp. vii-xi.

De Bellis, D, 2012, ‘The irritable heart of the soldier: a story of shell shock and expectations of masculinity’, Legacies of War, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 34-46.

Brennan-Horley, C, Luckman, S, Gibson, C, and Willoughby-Smith, J 2012, ‘GIS, Ethnography and Cultural Research: Putting Maps Back into Ethnographic Mapping’, in T Flew (ed) Creative Industries and Urban Development: Creative Cities in the 21st Century, Routledge.

Crowley, V 2012Disorderly narratives, public pedagogies and reconciliation, in P Ahluwalia, S Atkinson, P Bishop, P Christie, R Hattam, J Matthews (eds)Reconciliation and PedagogyRoutledge, New York, pp. 95-117.

Gibson, C, Luckman, S and Brennan-Horley, C, 2012, ‘(Putting) Mobile Technologies in Place: A View from Cultural Geography’, in R Wilken and G Goggin (eds), Mobile Technologies and Place, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 123-139.

Jaworski, K 2012, ‘The “Mad” Intentions of Those Who Suicide”, in Madness in Plural Contexts: Crossing Borders, Linking Knowledge, (eds) F Alves, K Jaworski & S Butler, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 31-41.

Jaworski, K 2012, ‘The Visibility of Difference: Gender and Suicide in Psy-Knowledge’ in G Araoz (ed) Mad/Sad/Bad: Philosophical, Political, Poetic and Artistic Reflections on the History of Madness’, Oxford UK: Interdisciplinary Press, pp. 105-116.

Fewster, R 2012, ‘Bleeding ears Bron: Playing the string of memory’, Legacies of War, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 73-86.

Skrebels, P 2012, ‘Full Recompense for All Privations? The Military General Service Medal 1793-1814’, Legacies of War, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 99-113.

Starck, N 2012, ‘The Book About Braddon: sexual release as a prisoner and artistic fulfilment as an author’, Legacies of War, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 47-60.

Woods, C 2012, ‘There and Back: Two soldiers shape their experience of war’, Legacies of War, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 141-163.

2012 Journal Articles

Bryant, L & Jaworski, K 2012, 'Minding the gaps: examining skill shortages in Australian rural non-agricultural workplaces', Journal of Management and Organisation, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 499-515.

Jaworski, K 2012, ‘The methodological crisis of theorising African genocide: Thinking with Agamben and Butler’, African Identities, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 349-365.

McCarthy, J 2012, ‘Online networking: integrating international students into first year university’, in FJ Garcia (ed) Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches, pp. 189-210, IGI Global, 2012.

McCarthy, J 2012, 'Connected: online mentoring in Facebook for final year digital media students' (Chapter 11), in Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources, pp. 204-221, IGI Global, UK.

Kaleva, D, 2012, ‘Louise Hanson-Dyer's 'Melbourne Centenary Music Book': An Australian Celebration’, La Trobe Journal, vol. 90, pp. 48-58.

Luckman, S 2012, ‘Mobile screens and future story-worlds: Film in the age of mobile platforms and cross-media storytelling’, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd, vol. 6, no. 8, pp.93-112.

MacFarlane, K 2012, ‘A Sport, A Tradition, A Religion, A Joke: The Need for a Poetics of In-ring Storytelling and a Reclamation of Professional Wrestling as a Global Art’, Asiatic, Department of English Language and Literature, Human Science Division, International Islamic University, Malaysia, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 136-155.

McCarthy, J 2012, ‘International design collaboration and mentoring for tertiary students through Facebook’, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 755-775.

Oldham, P 2012, Lobby Loyde: The G.O.D. father of Australian rock,Thesis Eleven, 1 April 2012; vol. 109, no. 1.

Petrescu, I, MacFarlane, K & Ranzijn, R 2012, ‘Psychological effects of poetry workshops with people with early stage dementia: An exploratory study’, published online 17 August 2012.

Skrebels, P 2012, ‘Hand me down THE BOOK, Mum: Australian First World War unit histories and their readers’, The International Journal of the Book, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 51-60.

Snowden, C, 2012 ‘I’m alright thanks’: Non-conformity and the media framing of social inclusion [online], Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, no. 142, Feb 2012: pp. 64-73.

Starck, N, 2011, 'Proud Australian Boy: A biography of Russell Braddon', Melbourne.
Russell Braddon – Burma Railway survivor and prolific man of letters – was most creatively productive. He first made his name as an author in 1950 with a POW memoir, The Naked Island, selling two million copies; thereafter followed 29 books (including the acclaimed novel The Proud American Boy & biographies of Joan Sutherland, Nancy Wake & Leonard Cheshire); television documentaries (including the 1988 Bicentenary Images of Australia); 30 years as a prominent radio broadcaster; and 25 years as chairman of the Society of Australian Writers (London). Nigel Starck’s biography of Braddon is a tribute to a remarkable Australian author.

2011 Journal Articles

Bishop, P & Duruz J, 2011, ‘Bazaar Encounters: Food, Markets, Belonging and Citizenship in the Cosmopolitan City’ Special Edition of Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 25, no. 5.  

Bishop, P 2011, ‘Eating in the contact zone: Singapore Foodscape and cosmopolitan timespace’, Continuum:Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 637-652, Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

Bishop, P 2011, ‘The contact zone as imaginal space: The Nullarbor in the non-Indigenous Australian Imagination, Placing Psyche: Exploring cultural complexes in Australia’, Spring Journal Books, pp. 21-44, New Orleans, US.

Bishop, P, O'Leary, P, Mackinnon, A & Robb, S 2011, ‘Caring for hope: The importance of hope for socially excluded young people, Changing the Paradigm’, Post Pressed, pp. 146-156, Mt Gravatt, Qld.

Crowley, V 2011, ‘Indigenous Queer: Writing the Sovereign’, Southpaw, vol. 1, pp. 180-183.

Duruz, J, Cook, I, Hobson, K, Halett IV, et al 2011, Geographies of Food: ‘Afters’, Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, Online First, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 104-120, SAGE, Online.

Duruz, J, Luckman, S & Bishop, P 2011, Bazaar encounters: Food, markets, belonging and citizenship in the cosmopolitan city, Continuum:Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol., 25, no. 5, pp. 599-604.

Foster, J 2011, Picture books as graphic novels and vice versa: The Australian experience, Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 68-75, IBBY, Basel.

George, J 2011, ‘Gazing through the sepia lens: Critical considerations of tourism's nostalgic construction of the small town’, Social Alternatives, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 30-34, The University of Sunshine Coast, Australia.

George, J, Pacella, J & Roberts, R 2011, ‘Shifting Cultures’, Social Alternatives, vol. 30, no. 2.

Hummel, K 2011, ‘Before and After 'A night out'’, The impact of revelation in Bangladesh, M/C Journal, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1-8, QUT, Online.

Hummel, K 2011, ‘What's so great about Gulshan, anyway?: instructions for the expatriated’ [Paper in themed section: Shifting Cultures. George, Jodie; Pacella, Jessica and Roberts, Rosie (eds) Social Alternatives, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 13-15.

Luckman, S 2011, ‘Tropical cosmopolitanism and outdoor food markets in (post) colonial Australia’, ContinuumJournal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 653-667, Taylor and Francis, Australia.

Pacella, J 2011, Crikey, it's commodified! An investigation into ANZAC Day: The next Nike?, Social Alternatives, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 26-29, University of Queensland & University of Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Roberts, R 2011, ‘Unfolding skilled migrant stories’Social Alternatives, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 35-39, Australia.

Skrebels, P 2011, ‘From Anzac Book to Horse and Morse: First World War Australian 'soldiers' books' and the discourse of empire’, Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 341-355.

Stephens, M & Neill, R 2011, 'You do know it's only got one bathroom': biography, wine and small stories, Memory Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 221-223, SAGE, U

Walker, A 2011, ‘Brohmon (Journey), Social Alternatives, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 21-25.