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The View From Somewhere: A Review, Robert S. Boynton Jan 2021

The View From Somewhere: A Review, Robert S. Boynton

RadioDoc Review

Lewis Raven Wallace was fired from Marketplace for questioning the mainstream media's conception of journalistic neutrality. He developed his critique in his 2019 book, The View From Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity, a podcast of the same name, and in several ancillary products. Wallace concludes that “objectivity is a false ideal that upholds the status quo”, and news judgement has less to do with objective criteria than with “who controls the narrative, whose narratives matter, and how the appearance of mattering is created in a society rife with entrenched inequality”.


Narrative Justice: Somebody Delivers The Answers That Police Will Not, Neroli Price Dec 2020

Narrative Justice: Somebody Delivers The Answers That Police Will Not, Neroli Price

RadioDoc Review

By investigating Courtney Copeland’s 2016 murder, the podcast series Somebody (2020) does the work that should be done by police. Narrated by Courtney’s mom, Shapearl Wells, the series not only decentres the official police narrative, but also opens up alternative paths towards seeking justice. Situated within the Black Lives Matter movement, calls to defund the police and questions about the usefulness of “objectivity” in journalism, Somebody attempts to put systemic violence on trial and hold those in power to account. Challenging extractive forms of journalism, Somebody moves towards a model of shared authority between producers and their sources ...


Tools Of Rescue: A Review Of Silencio Para Rescatar: Documental Sonoro, Sonia Robles Dec 2020

Tools Of Rescue: A Review Of Silencio Para Rescatar: Documental Sonoro, Sonia Robles

RadioDoc Review

In this audio documentary, Mexican cultural promoter and sound artist Abraham Chavelas recounts rescue activities in which he took part after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on 19 September 2017. Answering a call for help, Chavelas was assigned to a collapsed factory where an unknown number of undocumented Asian and Central American women working as seamstresses were trapped under the rubble. For two days, he aided rescue efforts by using a high-tech microphone to help determine whether or not there was life under piles of concrete, glass and debris. Chavelas used the audio he gathered before the Mexican ...


Mysteries Solved And Unsolved In The Search For The Missing Cryptoqueen, Claudia Calhoun Dec 2020

Mysteries Solved And Unsolved In The Search For The Missing Cryptoqueen, Claudia Calhoun

RadioDoc Review

The Missing Cryptoqueen, produced for BBC Sounds by Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt, investigates the cryptocurrency scam fronted by Dr. Ruja Ignatova, self-described “cryptoqueen.” The series benefits from the engrossing complexity of a sprawling conspiracy: The podcasters travel across continents to find both the scammers and their victims, making important stops in the U.K., Germany, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Uganda. The series also benefits from its own breathless narration, which keeps listeners in the present-tense of the storytelling. This was an especially compelling series for the large audience who listened as the weekly episodes were released, as the series ...


Animals In Drama And Theatrical Performance: Anthropocentric Emotionalism, Peta Tait Dec 2020

Animals In Drama And Theatrical Performance: Anthropocentric Emotionalism, Peta Tait

Animal Studies Journal

This article outlines how nonhuman animals are framed by the emotions of drama, theatre and contemporary performance and considers a distinctive tradition in western culture of enacting animal characters who function as surrogate humans. It argues that, contradictorily, while animal characters confirm anthropocentric emotionalism, drama also contains pro-animal values and concern for animal welfare. Animals embodying emotions in theatrical languages are part of the way animals are used in the traditions of western culture and to think and philosophize with, but they also indicate thinking about the emotions in theatrical performance. The article considers if, however, staging living animals can ...


Malnutrition In Rural Solomon Islands: An Analysis Of The Problem And Its Drivers, Joelle Albert, Jessica Bogard, Faye Siota, Joe Mccarter, Salome Diatalau, Josephine Maelaua, Thomas D. Brewer, Neil L. Andrew Jan 2020

Malnutrition In Rural Solomon Islands: An Analysis Of The Problem And Its Drivers, Joelle Albert, Jessica Bogard, Faye Siota, Joe Mccarter, Salome Diatalau, Josephine Maelaua, Thomas D. Brewer, Neil L. Andrew

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

2020 The Authors. Maternal & Child Nutrition published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Solomon Islands, like many Pacific Island nations, suffer from the burden of malnutrition. External drivers including population growth, declining agriculture and fisheries productivity and global food trade have contributed to the transition to greater reliance on imported foods. Globally, diets are recognized as both a cause of and solution to the burden of malnutrition. Using a mixed-method approach this study assessed nutritional status and key determinants of malnutrition among women and young children in rural Solomon Island communities. Quantitative 24-hour recall surveys identified diets of women and young children in these communities to be very limited in diversity. Typical daily diets comprised of fish, sweet potato (and/or rice) and slippery cabbage (a leafy green) usually boiled in coconut milk or baked. Participatory research using problem tree and biocultural approaches identified basic determinants of poor diets and opportunities to address these challenges. We highlight three domains of opportunity to improve diets across multiple scales; 1) improve nutrition-sensitive agriculture and fisheries to produce and distribute diverse, productive and nutrient rich foods; 2) nutrition education and empowerment, focusing on the first 1000 days of life, to influence and inform choices regarding food consumption; and 3) reducing the consumption of imported, energy-rich nutrient poor foods through national and regional policies. These multi-scale domains highlight that food system approaches that strengthen integrated policy and empower people are essential for healthy and sustainable diets in Solomon Islands and more broadly in the Pacific region.


Capitalized Money, Austerity And The Math Of Capitalism, Timothy Dimuzio, Richard Robbins Jan 2020

Capitalized Money, Austerity And The Math Of Capitalism, Timothy Dimuzio, Richard Robbins

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

The Author(s) 2020. This article seeks to contribute to the existing critical debates on money and debt by advancing three main arguments. First, largely due to such debates' tendency for description, the article argues that in in the heterodox literature on money and debt there is no convincing critical theory of money creation. For this reason the authors introduce the theory of capital as power and how it can help us theorize the consequences of present money creation. Second, the authors demonstrate how the capitalization of money creation by a minority of investors not only leads to the political ...


Institutions And Other Things: Critical Hermeneutics, Postphenomenology And Material Engagement Theory, Tailer Ransom, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2020

Institutions And Other Things: Critical Hermeneutics, Postphenomenology And Material Engagement Theory, Tailer Ransom, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

© 2020, The Author(s). Don Ihde and Lambros Malafouris (Philosophy and Technology 32:195–214, 2019) have argued that “we are homo faber not just because we make things but also because we are made by them.” The emphasis falls on the idea that the things that we create, use, rely on—that is, those things with which we engage—have a recursive effect on human existence. We make things, but we also make arrangements, many of which are long-standing, material, social, normative, economic, institutional, and/or political, and many of which are supported by various technologies, including AI, more ...


Great Time To Try: 5½ Ways To Make Movie Masterpieces At Home, Aaron L. Burton Jan 2020

Great Time To Try: 5½ Ways To Make Movie Masterpieces At Home, Aaron L. Burton

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

Isolation is a common theme in cinema: stranded on an island (Cast Away), in space (Gravity or The Martian), on a boat (Life of Pi), stuck in the desert (127 hours), or simply confined to an apartment (Rear Window). But what about when the filmmakers themselves are stranded?


Should I Use My 'Weak' Social Capital Or 'Strong' Guanxi? Reviewing And Critiquing Two Theories In The Context Of Western-Chinese Migration, Zhuqin Feng, Roger Patulny Jan 2020

Should I Use My 'Weak' Social Capital Or 'Strong' Guanxi? Reviewing And Critiquing Two Theories In The Context Of Western-Chinese Migration, Zhuqin Feng, Roger Patulny

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

The Author(s) 2020. Social network dynamics are complex in the context of Chinese overseas migration because of the unique dynamics of guanxi, which are distinctly different from 'Western' social capital. The few migration studies comparing guanxi and social capital suggest that the former largely consists 'strong ties', while the latter is comprised of 'weak ties'. However, most apply only a cursory comparison of one network facet. We review core literature in the two fields to contrast what each says about network norms, structures and practices. We find that: (i) guanxi is characterised by dynamics of 'face' and renqing; (ii ...


Does Social Media Make Us More Or Less Lonely? Depends On How You Use It, Roger Patulny Jan 2020

Does Social Media Make Us More Or Less Lonely? Depends On How You Use It, Roger Patulny

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to smartphones, the web and social media. At the same time, loneliness is a huge and growing social problem. Why is this so? Research shows social media use alone can't cure loneliness - but it can be a tool to build and strengthen our genuine connections with others, which are important for a happy life. To understand why this is the case, we need to understand more about loneliness, its harmful impact, and what this has to do with social media.


At A Performance Of The White Album, I Found The Community I Needed In A Time Of Crisis, Karen Cummings Jan 2020

At A Performance Of The White Album, I Found The Community I Needed In A Time Of Crisis, Karen Cummings

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

Theatre can be many things. It can provide a catalyst to action, help us make sense of the world, make us feel part of a broader human experience. Sometimes, what happens on stage is the catalyst. Other times it happens because of the gathering theatre creates.


Miss Fisher And Her Fans: How A Heroine On Australia's Small Screen Became A Global Phenomenon, Sue Turnbull Jan 2020

Miss Fisher And Her Fans: How A Heroine On Australia's Small Screen Became A Global Phenomenon, Sue Turnbull

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

A heavily disguised Phryne (Essie Davis) is racing through the streets of Palestine, pursued by armed men. Excitement mounts. Having athletically eluded all attempts to capture her, Phryne sheds her indigo robes to emerge in a sparkling gold dress framed against the skyline like the superhero she has indubitably become.


Getting Creative With Less. Recipe Lessons From The Australian Women's Weekly During Wartime, Lauren Samuelsson Jan 2020

Getting Creative With Less. Recipe Lessons From The Australian Women's Weekly During Wartime, Lauren Samuelsson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

Over the past few weeks, Australians have become used to seeing empty shelves in their local supermarkets. Coronavirus-induced panic buying has quickly depleted stocks of products like pasta, rice and flour. Major supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have introduced restrictions on the purchase of these staple ingredients. Coles has also introduced "rationing" of minced meats. While this is not a genuine food crisis, these limitations will lead Australians to ponder the culinary possibilities of their pantries. Looking at Australia's most widely read women's magazine, the Australian Women's Weekly, shows us how Australians have dealt with food shortages ...


Economic Cognitive Institutions, Enrico Petracca, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2020

Economic Cognitive Institutions, Enrico Petracca, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

Copyright © Millennium Economics Ltd 2020. This paper introduces the notion of 'cognitive' institution and discusses its relevance to institutional economics. Cognitive institutions are conceptually founded on the philosophy of mind notion of extended mind, broadened to also include the distinctly social, institutional, and normative dimensions. Cognitive institutions are defined as institutions that not just allow agents to perform certain cognitive processes in the social domain but, more importantly, without which some of the agents' cognitive processes would not exist or even be possible. The externalist point of view of the extended mind has already had some influence in institutional economics ...


Really Real And Virtually Real: Celebrating The Works Of Bert Flugelman, Michael K. Organ, Grant C. White, Karen L. Illesca, Nathan L. Riggir, Phillippa J. Webb Jan 2020

Really Real And Virtually Real: Celebrating The Works Of Bert Flugelman, Michael K. Organ, Grant C. White, Karen L. Illesca, Nathan L. Riggir, Phillippa J. Webb

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

University of Wollongong Library's Wry ARTificer exhibition, featuring the work of Bert Flugelman, blended physical and virtual environments as a practical showcase of the organisation's digital capabilities. A range of technologies were utilised, including the Microsoft Hololens augmented reality platform and 3D digitisation and modelling techniques. The exhibition stimulated collaboration between diverse communities of practice, including curators, archivists, learning technologists, software developers and librarians, to deliver an exciting and innovative interpretation of Flugelman's life and work.


Meeting Students Where They Are: Just In Time Embedded Delivery Of Information And Digital Literacy Skills, Amy Hardy, Clare Mckenzie Jan 2020

Meeting Students Where They Are: Just In Time Embedded Delivery Of Information And Digital Literacy Skills, Amy Hardy, Clare Mckenzie

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

At the University of Wollongong (UOW) Library we have been exploring ways to deliver information and digital literacy resources at point of need for students. Aligned with the University's strategic direction, the Future Ready Library Strategy points to a digital first mindset and its application to services and resources offered to the UOW community. Combined with the need to embrace the real life challenges faced by higher education students in Australia today, this has led us to develop a suite of digital learning objects in collaboration with teaching academics that can be delivered at scale, enabling a sustainable way ...


Digital Journeys @ Uow Australia: From Digital Dexterities To Digital Humanities And Beyond, Renée C. Grant, Michael Organ Jan 2020

Digital Journeys @ Uow Australia: From Digital Dexterities To Digital Humanities And Beyond, Renée C. Grant, Michael Organ

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

In 2018, the University of Wollongong (UOW) launched The Future-Ready Library strategy. The inevitable question arose: How does one become ‘future-ready’? The answer lies, in part, in proactively engaging with evolving technologies and improving individual staff digital dexterities. Coinciding with release of The Future-Ready Library strategy, the Digital Literacy Workplace Program was put in place to foster upskilling opportunities for Library staff. One of the outcomes of this program was the creation of a local Digital Humanities Community of Practice in 2018. This article focuses on the transformative journey of the Community of Practice in developing staff digital dexterity through ...


University Of Wollongong Library - Embedding Learning And Development As Part Of Our Organisational Dna, Donna Dee, Keith Brophy, Kristy Newton Jan 2020

University Of Wollongong Library - Embedding Learning And Development As Part Of Our Organisational Dna, Donna Dee, Keith Brophy, Kristy Newton

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

At University of Wollongong (UOW) Library we have a long standing and authentic commitment to supporting professional development. A regular series of professional development, learning and sharing sessions are an established part of our staff culture and part of our organizational DNA. Our development activities have often been a vehicle for facilitating organic learning as evidenced by the Digital Dexterity Program for Library Staff. This paper discusses the history and benefits of this program, and its continued evolution toward developing future ready Library staff.


Learning Outside The Classroom: A Distinctive Approach To Co-Curricular Recognition In The Australian Context, Kylie S. Austin, Amy P. Thompson, Julia A. Coyle, Joe F. Chicharo Jan 2020

Learning Outside The Classroom: A Distinctive Approach To Co-Curricular Recognition In The Australian Context, Kylie S. Austin, Amy P. Thompson, Julia A. Coyle, Joe F. Chicharo

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

© This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Co-curricular engagement is an essential part of the student experience in Australian higher education institutions. Whilst there is wide acknowledgement of the benefits of students participating in co-curricular activities, formally recognising students for the knowledge, skills and experiences that they have gained through co-curricular learning has only recently emerged in the Australian context. This practice paper will describe one Australian university's approach in developing and implementing a co-curricular recognition framework. UOWx sits at the core of University of Wollongong's (UOW) student experience, providing holistic and ...


[Review] Hope Ferdowsian, Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born And Resilience Lives, Chicago University Press, 2018. 212 Pp., Teya Brooks Pribac Jan 2020

[Review] Hope Ferdowsian, Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born And Resilience Lives, Chicago University Press, 2018. 212 Pp., Teya Brooks Pribac

Animal Studies Journal

[Review] Hope Ferdowsian, Phoenix Zones: Where Strength is Born and Resilience Lives, Chicago University Press, 2018. 212 pp. It was a Sunday morning in mid-September. I was woken up by the sound of rain. Thick, steady, there to stay, at least for the day. For a moment I wondered whether I should skip my morning run but decided against it. I wanted to honour the rain at a time when parts of the world were so desperate for it. The streets were empty of humans, the rest of nature relishing the much- needed soak. I thought of resilience.


In Memoriam: Dr Deidre Wicks (1949-2020), Melissa Boyde Jan 2020

In Memoriam: Dr Deidre Wicks (1949-2020), Melissa Boyde

Animal Studies Journal

In Memoriam: Dr Deidre Wicks (1949-2020)


Amorous Anthropomorphism, Marine Conservation And The Wonder Of Wildlife Film In Isabella Rossellini’S Green Porno, Sarah Wade Jan 2020

Amorous Anthropomorphism, Marine Conservation And The Wonder Of Wildlife Film In Isabella Rossellini’S Green Porno, Sarah Wade

Animal Studies Journal

Green Porno is a series of short films in which Isabella Rossellini explores the reproductive lives of creatures whose physiology and habitats are vastly different from humans. In series three, Rossellini comically performs sea creature sex and draws attention to the threats they face from human activities like overfishing. Through Green Porno, Rossellini claimed that she wanted to evoke a sense of wonder to compel viewers to protect wildlife. Recognizing wonder’s widely acknowledged ethical and compassion-inducing potential as well as its prevalence in wildlife film and television shows, this article discusses Green Porno in relation to the awe-inspiring ‘pornographic ...


Should New Zealand Do More To Uphold Animal Welfare?, Andrew Knight Jan 2020

Should New Zealand Do More To Uphold Animal Welfare?, Andrew Knight

Animal Studies Journal

Governmental and industry representatives have repeatedly claimed that Aotearoa New Zealand leads the world on animal welfare, largely based on an assessment by global animal protection charity World Animal Protection (WAP). New Zealand’s leading ranking rested primarily on favourable comparisons of its animal welfare legislation with that of 50 other nations, within WAP’s 2014 Animal Protection Index. Unfortunately, however, review of welfare problems extant within the farming of meat chickens and laying hens, pigs, cows and sheep, reveals the persistence of systemic welfare compromises within most New Zealand animal farming systems. These are contrary to good ethics, to ...


[Review] Susan Mchugh. Love In A Time Of Slaughters: Human-Animal Stories Against Genocide And Extinction. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. 228 Pp, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey Jan 2020

[Review] Susan Mchugh. Love In A Time Of Slaughters: Human-Animal Stories Against Genocide And Extinction. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. 228 Pp, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

Animal Studies Journal

[Review] Susan McHugh. Love in a Time of Slaughters: Human-Animal Stories Against Genocide and Extinction. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. 228 pp.


The Definition Of Nonhuman Animal Euthanasia, Daniele Lorenzini Jan 2020

The Definition Of Nonhuman Animal Euthanasia, Daniele Lorenzini

Animal Studies Journal

Under what conditions does the killing of a nonhuman animal qualify as euthanasia? In this paper, I elaborate an original nonprescriptive definition of nonhuman animal euthanasia which avoids the conceptual confusions surrounding the use of this expression. Such a definition imposes strict limitations on the notion of nonhuman animal euthanasia. On the one hand, the nonhuman animal whose life is ended through an act that legitimately qualifies as euthanasia is normally a sentient domestic animal. On the other, the painless and merciful nature of the termination of a nonhuman animal’s life is a necessary but not sufficient condition for ...


Should Animals Have A Right To Work? Promises And Pitfalls, Charlotte Blattner Jan 2020

Should Animals Have A Right To Work? Promises And Pitfalls, Charlotte Blattner

Animal Studies Journal

The view that non-human animals are ‘co-workers’ is a common trope used by researchers and the farming community, and increasingly forms the centre of inquiry in sociology, philosophy, and political economy. Scholars like Barbara Noske, Jocelyne Porcher, and Diane Stuart claim that animals are alienated from their labour, and that their contributions to our society are not recognized by it. Building on these findings, moral and political philosophers have recently argued that animals should have rights at work, like the right to remuneration or retirement. The much more pressing question, however, is whether animals should have a right to work ...


Free To Be Dog Haven: Dogs Who May Never Be Pets?, René J. Marquez Jan 2020

Free To Be Dog Haven: Dogs Who May Never Be Pets?, René J. Marquez

Animal Studies Journal

I am an artist who runs a sanctuary for dogs. I did not start the sanctuary as a studio project, but, as it turns out, it is very much an extension of my studio work. The sanctuary focuses on acknowledging canine subjectivity and agency in the context of colonialist, Western, modernist human fictions, a context explored throughout my work, in general. Our sanctuary is a site of ongoing investigation: we seek to map the territory between ‘free’ and ‘pet’. This paper examines the thinking behind and the practical life of my dog sanctuary: exigencies of doghuman collaboration and what it ...


How To Help When It Hurts: Act Individually (And In Groups), Cheryl E. Abbate Jan 2020

How To Help When It Hurts: Act Individually (And In Groups), Cheryl E. Abbate

Animal Studies Journal

In a recent article, Corey Wrenn argues that in order to adequately address injustices done to animals, we ought to think systemically. Her argument stems from a critique of the individualist approach I employ to resolve a moral dilemma faced by animal sanctuaries, who sometimes must harm some animals to help others. But must systemic critiques of injustice be at odds with individualist approaches? In this paper, I respond to Wrenn by showing how individualist approaches that take seriously the notion of group responsibility can be deployed to solve complicated dilemmas that are products of injustice. Contra Wrenn, I argue ...


[Review] John Simons. Obaysch: A Hippopotamus In Victorian London. Animal Publics Series, Edited By Fiona Probyn-Rapsey And Melissa Boyde, Sydney University Press, 2019. 226 Pp, Wendy Woodward Jan 2020

[Review] John Simons. Obaysch: A Hippopotamus In Victorian London. Animal Publics Series, Edited By Fiona Probyn-Rapsey And Melissa Boyde, Sydney University Press, 2019. 226 Pp, Wendy Woodward

Animal Studies Journal

[Review] John Simons. Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London. Animal Publics Series, edited by Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and Melissa Boyde, Sydney University Press, 2019. 226 pp. John Simons’ riveting biography of a hippo invites the reader into the experience of Obaysch who was captured on the Nile in 1849 then became a ‘star’ animal in the Regent’s Park Zoological Gardens in London. Obaysch is not just figured symbolically, politically and culturally, as so many historical animals are; Simons entices him from the archives to inhabit his own embodied narrative – a process which springs him from entrapment as a spectacle behind ...