Globalization and Culture - projects
|2012123131 December 2012||Cultural precincts|
This project is concerned with three inner-city cultural precincts in Lonsdale, Lygon and Little Bourke streets in Melbourne.
|2015013131 January 2015||Globalization: the career of a key concept|
This project will assemble the first comprehensive history of the concept ‘globalization’, one of the most important keywords of our time.
|2012123131 December 2012||Mapping justice globalism: reassessing the ideological landscape of the 21st Century|
Is there a coherent ideological platform behind "Justice Globalism" - the social movement for global justice emerging through the World Social Forum?
|2012113030 November 2012||Mobiles, migrants and money: a study of mobility in Haiti and the Dominican Republic|
This project investigates the use of mobile phones and mobile money among people living and moving within Haiti and between the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It seeks to understand how mobiles phones shape the experience and capacity for mobility among domestic and cross-border migrants and how enhanced access to information and communication may enable workers to maintain and develop social relationships and store economic and symbolic forms of value as they travel across regional and national zones.
|2015093030 September 2015||Mobilising media for sustainable outcomes in the Pacific|
Almost 25 per cent of Australia's total Aid budget will be spent in Pacific Island counties this year. In collaboration with the ABC we will research the use of media and communication for development in the Pacific to increase our understanding of the region and inform practices that will improve the development outcomes from this $1.6 billion spend.
|2012123131 December 2012||Online@Asia-Pacific: social networking systems and online communities in the region|
One way to investigate the emerging forms of sociality, creativity and politics within networked media is through the relationship between emerging and remediated forms of user created content (UCC) and the social networking systems (SNS).
|2012093030 September 2012||PACMAS baseline study|
The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) baseline study will provide baseline measures on the key evaluation questions for PACMAS across its four components—media capacity-building, media policy and legislation, media systems and media content - through research undertaken across 14 countries in the Pacific Region.
|2012123131 December 2012||The role of lifestyle television in transforming culture, citizenship and selfhood: Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore and India|
Over the past decade or so, TV schedules around the world have undergone something of a lifestyle revolution on primetime television with advice television increasingly directed towards a broader prime-time audience.
|Ongoing||The visual archive project of the global imaginary|
The aesthetic transformations underway in the global age involve changes both on the level of the social imaginary and material culture.
|2012123131 December 2012||Theatre in the Asia-Pacific: regional culture in a modern global context|
How do theatre and performance in the Asia-Pacific articulate the social, political and material changes that result from globalization in its engagement with the national and the local?
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|201001011 January 2010||Biodiversity planning in the urban fringe: Multiple actors, multiple actions, multiple uncertainties|
|2008123030 December 2008||China’s Chicago: global ideology, urban infrastructure and the transformation of public space in Chongqing|
The key aim of this project is to investigate Chonqing's rapidly transforming urban infrastructure and the changing spatial practices that result from it.
|2011123030 December 2011||Closing the gap between the wellbeing of indigenous and non-indigenous youth: a comparative case study|
How can we develop better approaches to Indigenous well-being by drawing on existing Indigenous knowledge and community strengths?
|2009123131 December 2009||Globalizing indigeneity: indigenous cultural festivals and wellbeing in Australia and the Asia Pacific|
How do Indigenous cultural festivals contribute to community well being in the context of uneven globalization in Australia and the near region?
|2011123131 December 2011||Irregular migrants and political belonging in Global Cities|
This project investigates the transformation of citizenship in four globalizing cities with respect to irregular migration.
|2010122929 December 2010||Mapping the movies: understanding post-war cinema as a located example of globalization-in-process|
How have the Australian film industries responded to demographic, social and cultural change?
|2009091313 September 2009||Online@Asia-Pacific: social networking systems and online communities in the region (2008-2009)|
How does the online reflect, depart from, or shape the offline world? And what are the emerging modes of community, sociality, media literacy, creativity and politics traversing online and offline spaces?
|2009123131 December 2009||Urban Rivalry|
In what ways do media and communication technologies play a role in the creation and dissemination of city identities, imaginaries, and senses of urban belonging?