Protest by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Australia Day 2018 Continue reading Invasion Day 2018
The beautiful North coast of New South Wales. What a gorgeous country. https://othersociologist.tumblr.com/post/168818034061/north-coast https://assets.tumblr.com/post.js Continue reading North Coast
On the road, at Kiama, en route to Nowra. A group of us are travelling to meet with Aboriginal women’s groups to learn about their service delivery and programs. https://othersociologist.tumblr.com/post/168783243793/kiama https://assets.tumblr.com/post.js Continue reading Kiama
I interviewed Associate Professor Kathleen Butler, sociologist and Aboriginal woman belonging to the Bundjalung and Worimi peoples of coastal New South Wales, who led the “Indigenous Sociology for Social Impact” workshop. The two-day event explored how sociology can draw on … Continue reading Indigenous Sociology for Social Impact
How do we better support “click farm” workers of the online economy? Click farm workers are paid to generate clicks and “likes” on webpages and they otherwise drive traffic to particular websites or social media posts. They are currently located in impoverished areas, especially in developing regions. Their pay is very low and the conditions under which they work are exploitative.
Economics Professor Yann Moulier Boutang argues we should draw on the concept of cognitive capital when thinking about the importance of these workers to the new digital economy. This term refers to the collective knowledge and income drawn from click worker’s online cooperation.
Dr Sally Holland is a former social worker who is now a researcher on childhood and child welfare. Continue reading Decision-making Among Childcare Workers
In this video, I discuss the careers panel that I sat on as part of the annual conference for The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). Continue reading Careers in Sociology
Excellent investigative report on self immolation by the Pulitzer Centre. Continue reading Tibetan Self-Immolations
Students from Sydney’s Newtown High School of the Performing Arts give Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott a tough question time that he was evidently poorly prepared to answer with grace. The clip begins with Abbott giving weak environmental advice (“plant … Continue reading Youth Question the Prime Minister
A series of protests have been held around Australia today. The #MarchInMarch demonstrations are calling attention to a various policy issues that the Abbott Government is mishandling. Abbott is a climate change denier who is privileging the greed of Australia’s mining giants over … Continue reading March in March