Audio from eSocSci seminars
eSocSci ECPG Network The Importance of Public Scholarship
June 19, 2017 04:37 PM PDT
A panel of public scholars will discuss the importance, perils and possibilities of getting scholarship out beyond the ivory towers.
Tom Baker, University of Auckland
Shaun Hendy, Te Pūnaha Matatini, University of Auckland
Lisa Te Morenga, University of Otago
May 28, 2017 10:13 PM PDT
A panel of experienced editors will discuss the nitty gritty of getting published. We will address ‘which journal and why’ and ‘what makes an editor recommend acceptance’?
Chair: Karen Nairn
April 09, 2017 08:43 PM PDT
Becoming a good academic writer doesn’t happen by accident. Academic writing is hard work, full of joy and loathing. Who are you as a writer? How do you cultivate yourself as a writer? Join the panel in addressing these questions – we will share secrets of how we trick ourselves into writing!
Associate Professor Clinton Golding
Associate Professor Karen Nairn
December 14, 2016 07:03 PM PST
The seminar presents empirical data from a research project on mobility pioneers. It shows different strategies of ‘mobility management’ and describes constellations of mobility and immobility, movement and motility (mobility potential). The author raises the question as to whether the reported subject-oriented strategies for coping with the modern ‘mobility imperative’ open up a perspective on a structural change in the modern concept of mobility and mobility practice. In concluding, it introduces a distinction between ‘transit spaces’ and ‘connectivity spaces’ as relevant issues for further research on new configurations of spatial, social and virtual mobility.
Sven Kesselring is research professor in Automotive Management: Sustainable Mobilities at Nuertingen-Geislingen University and is presenting virtually from Munich, Germany.eSocSci Mobilities Network: Anita Perkins "Mobilities Travel Pioneers of the Sattelzeit (saddle period) of 1770 – 1830"
December 07, 2016 05:09 PM PST
How does the experience of travel transform culture over time? This is the question at the heart of Dr. Perkins' book ‘Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: German Literature in the Context of the Mobilities Turn’, recently published by Peter Lang Oxford. This eSocSci presentation focuses on one aspect of this publication: the mobile experiences of travel writers in a period of a significant period of global social change: 1770 – 1830. Examples from the works of Friedrich Nicolai, Adelbert von Chamisso and Georg Forster reveal ways in which a culture founded on mobilities and a desire for travel emerged in this historical period.
Anita Perkins works at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and is presenting virtually from Wellington, NZeSocSci Mobilities Network: Christopher Howard "Being Where?"
December 01, 2016 06:46 PM PST
This talk explores some of the meanings and implications of mobile technologies and 21st Century media. Drawing on research on ‘around the world travellers,’ it focuses on the role the internet and mobile technologies play in mediating embodied perceptions and performances of place. Based on a phenomenological understanding of place and the body, an analysis of how mobile technologies allow human beings to extend their corporeal presence across “planetary landscapes” is performed. Facilitated by contemporary media and mobility infrastructures, it suggests that digitally equipped travellers are relationally “inter-placed.” With this concept the talk aims to illustrate how virtual mobility overlaps with corporeal mobilities.
Christopher Howard lectures virtually in Chaminade University, USA, and is presenting virtually from Wellington, NZ.eSocSci Social Movements Wendy Larner
November 30, 2016 06:37 PM PST
Opening speech made by Wendy Larner at the Social Movements, Resistance, and Social Change held at Victoria University in September 2016eSocSci Social Movements Sue Bradford
November 30, 2016 06:19 PM PST
Opening speech made by Sue Bradford at the Social Movements, Resistance, and Social Change held at Victoria University in September 2016
eSocSci Social Movements Leonie Pihama
November 30, 2016 06:07 PM PST
Opening speech made by Leonie Pihama at the Social Movements, Resistance, and Social Change held at Victoria University in September 2016eSocSci Identities: Leon Salter Investing in objects of the holistic tradition: the political identifications of New Zealand education activists
September 26, 2016 03:47 PM PDT
The writings of Ernesto Laclau represent a rich theory of political identification, with his central claim that our identities are always already dislocated, unfixed and unstable, because they must always refer to externalities. For Laclau there are no fixed, essential identities, but only processes of identification within discourse. This insight has radical implications for scholarly work interested in how social identities become political; or how and in what circumstances do people identifying primarily as teachers become involved in political activism?
The empirical material for this study is in-depth interviews with 21 education activists; all prominent critics of recent neoliberal reforms of the school sector (including bloggers, school principals and union employees). Analysis reveals that the activists draw on social democratic principles and New Zealand’s strong holistic teaching tradition as symbolic resources, in order to create an ethical gap between being (narrowing tendencies of instrumentalism) and the ought-to-be. The theory of Lacan and Foucault, both highly influential in Laclau’s work, is also drawn upon to offer added insights into the affective investments that create strong ethical stances, and the ethical importance for a researcher such as myself in bringing to light the perspectives of illegitimated knowledges.
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