My paper for the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia 2012 Annual Conference can now be downloaded here.
The paper is titled “Culture Good, Economy Bad? Cultual Economy Beyond Binary Oppositions”.
The conference theme is Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, & Things, and it will be held from 4-6 December at the University of Sydney.
This is the full version of the article that was published in an edited form in The Australian Higher Education on 28 November.
Time to Let Go of Neoliberalism
A very familiar situation now plays itself out around Australia, and around the world, at academic conferences. You may attend a session on some topic of current interest – climate change, reality TV, Bollywood, university restructurings, urban riots, etc. – and then the speaker will pin down what it is that
This is the paper that I will be presenting to Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2012, held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 November, 2012. I will be presenting on Thursday 29 November at 9am if anyone wishes to come along.
The abstract is:
This paper takes as its starting point the observation that neoliberalism is a concept that is ‘oft-invoked but ill-defined’ (Mudge 2008: 703). It provides