Sociology Seminar series

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Associate Professor Paul K. Jones
Sociology Seminar series

The School of Sociology Seminar Series attracts Australia's — and the world's — finest sociological scholars, and is a core activity in the School's thriving social and intellectual life. The seminar series offers a constructive though supportive and erudite environment for the dissemination of both preliminary and developed research ideas. Seminars generate healthy audiences and lively discussion, and provide opportunities for developing research synergies and the sociological perspective.

Submissions

If you wish to have a paper considered for the series, please send a title, abstract, brief biography and preferred presentation date to the seminar coordinator.

Upcoming events

‘Penetration, masturbation, ejaculation!’ – Lessons learned from facilitating sexual pleasure workshops with self-defining women in England

11am–12pm 14 Nov 2018

This seminar will critically explore my own experience of delivering sexual pleasure workshops to self-defining women in different locations in the North of...

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Past events

Historical trauma and the politics of epigenetic hope in Indigenous Australia

18 Oct 2018

This presentation examines the recent uptake of epigenetic discourses by Indigenous Australians. While genetics has historically been rejected by First Nation...

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The ‘biopolitics’ of housing first: governing chronic homelessness in Canada

15 Oct 2018

Since the mid 2000s, Housing First has become a prevalent public response to homelessness in North American cities and is now gaining increasing attention...

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After unity, autonomy: Monsanto and the remaking of corporate power

8 Oct 2018

The political influence of corporations has long been understood in terms of an image of unity. Corporate power has been seen as a function of the cohesion...

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Beyond Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear: Acquiescence, Value Calculus, and the Digital Practices of Affluent Surveillance Subjects

24 Sep 2018

A common response to digital surveillance is the ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ (NTHNTF) argument, which suggests only those with something to hide should...

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Advocating for Life Itself

3 Sep 2018

Crowdfunding in times of personal crisis – especially for medical expenses – has grown exponentially in recent years. How have public narrative appeals for...

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Rhetorical strategies in F/OSS projects: justifying firm-project hybridising

27 Aug 2018

Volunteers in Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) projects such as Debian collaborate to produce common-pool resources. Debian is commonly defined as an ‘...

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Renewing Sociology in the Digital Age

6 Aug 2018

It is now well-established that digital devices, techniques and new forms of data are deeply implicated in the re-working of social life, and this has only...

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Beyond Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear: Acquiescence, Value Calculus, and the Digital Practices of Affluent Surveillance Subjects

21 May 2018

A common response to digital surveillance is the ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ (NTHNTF) argument, which suggests only those with something to hide should...

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Exploring normative strain in Thailand: life crises as identified by 13 to 15 year-old young people in Pathum Thani province, northern Krungthep (Bangkok).

14 May 2018

In developing a concept of normative strain, this paper presents the results of work undertaken in outer urban Pathum Thani province to the immediate north of...

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How can we study secretive organisations? The Commission for International Justice and Accountability and the Politics of Methodology

7 May 2018

The Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) established in 2011 through European state funds is a private, non-profit NGO committed to...

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