Wednesday, December 6

9 – 9:30

Mihi + Opening Remarks [LT200]

9:30 – 10

Coffee

10 – 11:30

PANEL 1 (6 CONCURRENT)

 

Cultures of Entrepreneurship

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Michael Scott 

MANN, Michael

Auckland

Cultivating social entrepreneurs

SEAR, Cynthia

Melbourne

“You’ve got to be in it to win it”: Neoliberal cultures and the serial entrants of promotional competitions.

YU, Su-lin

Cheng Kung

Questioning Neoliberalism in Transnational Context: The Rise of the Neoliberal Female Subject in China

 

Capitalist Futures and Beyond

[Room 5C19]

Chair: Nicholas Holm

DAMJANOV, Katarina & CROUCH, David

Western Australia

Cultures of Capitalism beyond the Globe: Technologies, Mediation and the Extra-Planetary Commons

TAFFEL, Sy

Massey

Hopeful Extinctions? Critical Future Studies and Political Ecologies of Technology

WALKER, Briohny

Tasmania

Queer Theories of Climate Change and Capitalism: Failure, Forgetting and Cruel Optimism

 

Capitalism and Pedagogy

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Lukasz Swiatek

BUCHENAU, Jurgen

UNC Charlotte

Building a Curriculum in Capitalism Studies in the Liberal Arts

BALLANTYNE, Neil

Open Polytechnic

Unbundling the academy: Managerialism, educational technology and academic labour

THAPLIYAL, Nisha

Newcastle

Contesting capitalist education: A critical analysis of two activist documentary films from India and the USA

 

Discursive Politics

[Room7C18]

Chair: Ian Huffer

GERRITS, Bailey

Queen’s

Samson and the gold digger: comparing discourses of class, gender, and race in Canadian press coverage of two recent femicides

BANKS, Chloe

Otago

“Race Hustlers” and “Cop Killers” – Racial rhetoric surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement

MAYDELL, Elena

Massey

“Wisdom of the crowd” or “the tyranny of the majority”: Constructing democracy and debating racism in Taranaki Daily News

 

The Politics of Sport Cultures in Local and Global Contexts [Preformed Panel]

[Room 7D16]

Chair: Holly Thorpe

GECKLE, Bethany

Otago

Heteronormativity and the Subcultural Interrelations of Skateboarding and Drag

PUDDLE, Damien

Waikato

The Cultural Politics of the Institutionalization of Parkour in New Zealand

WILLIAMS, Neftalie

Waikato

The African American and Minority Experience in U.S. Skateboarding Culture

WHEATON, Belinda & THORPE, Holly

Waikato

The cultural politics of the contemporary Olympic movement: Agenda 2020 and cultural change?

 Colonial Legacies

[Room ESS]

Chair: Holly Randell-Moon

NAKHID, Camille

AUT

Capitalism and a culturally relevant Caribbean research methodology

HENDERSON, Jennifer

Carleton

Neoliberal Gothic and Settler Social Imaginaries

CHERRY-SMITH, Ben

Griffith

Protecting elite ontological security: A new perspective on the development of the White Australia policy

   

11:40 – 12:40

PANEL 2 (6 CONCURRENT)

 

 Modes of Resistance

[Room 5c18]

Chair Massimiliana Urbano

MASSINO, Jill

UNC Charlotte

#REZIST: Popular Resistance to Late Capitalism in Romania

XIAO, Jian

Loughborough

Artistic resistance to urban transformation in China

 

Surveillance

[Room 5c18]

Chair: Holly Randell-Moon

KHANH, Nguyen

Massey

Media policy, communist power and surveillance culture in
Vietnam

JOYCE, Zita

Canterbury

Listening from New Zealand: Secret Station – Secret Power

 

“Post-Truth”

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Kevin Veale

KING, Barry

AUT

Trump,
Post Truth and the triumph of Market Populism

BREVINI, Benedetta

Sydney

When
neo liberal ideology is not enough: Post-Truth Politics and Australian mining debates

 

Global Media

[Room 7C18]

Chair Ian Goodwin

CHEN, Xiochun

 Southwest (China)   The format transformation of the TV industry: an operation way of capital discourse
  THOMAS, Pooja   MICA   Global urban citizenship in regional cinema from Kerala, India.

 

Finding a Place to be

[Room 7D160

Chair: Pansy Duncan 

CHESHER, Chris

Sydney

Commodifying home: real estate advertising and the production of space

HICKEY, Andrew

Southern Queensland

Finding Comfort: Comfort as a Condition of Late Capitalist Lifestyle

 

Communicating Good Health

[Room ESS]

Chair: Sy Taffel

SHEORAN APPLETON, Nayantara

Victoria University of Wellington

Tracing the medical image: Of methods between cultural studies and visual anthropology

DICKSON, Andrew

Massey

Healthy Food (the Pervert’s) Guide: Capitalising on the Culture(s) of Health

12:40-1:40

Lunch

1:40-3:10

 Jodi Dean: Faces as Commons (LT200)

Chair: Pansy Duncan

3:10-3:40

Coffee

 3:40-5:10

 PANEL 3 (6 CONCURRENT) 

 

Making Markets

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Bailey Gerrits

PALOMINO-SCHALSCHA, Marcela

Victoria University of Wellington

Economy, culture and decolonisation: The enactment of diverse and solidarity economies in Alto Bio-Bio, Chile.

WALLIS, Rachael

Southern Queensland

Banking on Banjo: business, bias and belonging in rural social imaginaries

PRINCE, Russel, MOUAT Michael J. & ROCHE, Michael

Massey

In Vitro Meat and Cow Free Milk: On Making Markets for Synthetic Animal Food Products

 

Towards New Understandings of Women’s Sport and Physical Cultural Experiences [Preformed Panel]

[Room 5C19]

Chair: Holly Thorpe

O’LEARY, Grace

Waikato

“It’s just like, the best feeling ever”: Women Sex Worker’s Affective Experiences of Sport and Physical Activity in Aotearoa

JEFFREY, Alison

Waikato

Investigating the modern Yoga lifestyle through feminist ethnography

AHMA, Nida

Waikato

Understanding how Muslim sportswomen are negotiating sporting cultural identities on social media

WHEATON, Belinda & OLIVE, Rebecca

Waikato

Interrogating surfing’s cultures of consumption: Stories of ‘local’ identity and belonging in Aotearoa/New Zealand

 

Neoliberal Discourse

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Jennifer Henderson

PHELAN, Sean

Massey

What’s in a name? On the use of the concept of neoliberalism

VALDOVINOS, Jorge

Sydney

Transparency as Ideology

MYLONAS, Yiannis

Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

The “Greferendum” and the Eurozone crisis in the Danish daily press

 

Constructing Class[

Room 7C18]

Chair: Katrina Jaworski

STRATTON, Jon

South Australia

Pizza and Housos:  Neoliberalism, the Discursive Construction of the Underclass, and its Representation

HOUSEL, Teresa

Massey

“If We Had Used Our Heads, We Would Be Set”: Intersections of Identities with First-in-the-Family Status and Growing Up in Working-Class
America

BROMHALL, Richard

Nottingham Trent

Undoing the Literary Prize: Neoliberalism and Social Class

 

Entrepreneurship: A primer

[Room 7D16]

Chair: Anna-Maria Murtola

 

CHUA, Colin

New South Wales

Innovation, entrepreneurship, and the spirit of digital capitalism

SCOTT, Michael

Flinders

From entrepreneurial to assembleur subjectivities

FREDRIKSSON, Martin

Linkoping

The author, the entrepreneur and the proprietor

 

Political Economy of Schooling

[Room ESS]

Chair: Lukasz Swiatek

CARDEN, Clarissa

Griffith

“Five per cent anti-bullying and 95 per cent gender propaganda”: Representations of Safe Schools in a Queensland newspaper

SALTER, Leon

Massey

Articulating the holistic, disrupting neoliberalization

THAPLIYAL, Nisha

Newcastle

“Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya” (Clean India, Clean Schools):  Schooling, sanitation and the cultural politics of neoliberalism of Narendra Modi

 

HOP GARDEN Continuum Party

 

Thursday, December 7

 

9 – 10:30

Patricia Hill Collins: Long Memory: Black Feminism as Emancipatory Knowledge (LT200)

Chair: Kevin Veale

10:30 – 11

Coffee

11 – 12:30

PANEL 4 (8 CONCURRENT)

 

Inventing and Imagining Economies

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Michael Scott

PRINCE, Russell

Massey

Made to measure: inventing the New Zealand economy

SIGANPORIA, Harmony

MICA

Constructing ‘national culture’ around imagined economies: India and the curious case of Patanjali

THOMPSON, Peter

Victoria University of Wellington

Making up the Numbers? A critical communicative perspective on financial accumulation and crisis in the wake of the credit crunch.

 

Politics Online I

[Room 5C19]

Chair: George Elliott

 

ZHANG, Aifeng & HAOYUN, Yao

Yangzhou

The Cultural Politics of Internet Public Opinion

BEATTIE, Alex

Victoria University of Wellington

The flipside of the divide: mediatisation, attention economics, and the privilege to disconnect

JURGENS, Tim

Massey

“Controversial” Commentary, Video Monetization, and the coming (or ongoing) YouTube ‘AdPocalypse’

 

Special Report Presentation: Cultural Studies Teaching
Programs

[Room 7D16]

HICKEY, Andrew

Southern Queensland

 
     
     

 

Social/Digital Media and New
Formations of Chinese Diaspora
(Part One) [Preformed Panel]

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Haiqing Yu

LEONG, Susan

Curtin

Productive Frictions: the Malaysian, Singaporean and PRC (People’s Republic of China) Chinese Diasporas in Australia

JENSEN, Michael 

Canberra

Chinese Language Media in Australia: Diaspora Media as a form of Active Measures

PRATER, Tzarina

Bentley

“We mek do”: Race, Gender, Nation, and Digital Platform as Archive

 

Theorising Capitalism and Culture

[Room 7C18]

Chair: Nicholas Holm

GODDARD, Michael

Westminster

Culture, A Reactionary Concept? Capitalistic Culture, Expressive Practices and Cultural Techniques

SURIN, Kenneth

Duke

Marx and limits: the discourses of race, cultural, and national identity

NOWAK, Raphael

Griffith

‘The relevance of ‘genre’ for (cultural) sociology’

 

Capitalist Fictions

[Room Block 10, Pres. D]

Chair: Kevin Veale

SHUMWAY, David

Carnegie Mellon

It’s [Not] a Wonderful Life: What Capra’s Film Reveals about Capitalism Today

LYU, Yafei

Canterbury

Chinese Elements in Hollywood Films

BORTOLOTTO, Celina

Massey

Shameful sins: a Reaction to Capitalist Ethics in No quiero quedarme sola y vacía (2006)

 

Queer Media Attachment [Preformed Panel]

[Room ESS]

Chair: Lee Wallace

PIPPARD, Annalise

Sydney

Attachment and Detachment

VILLAREJO, Amy

Cornell

Attachment and Loss

WALLACE, Lee

Sydney

Reattachment

 

Capitalist Techno-Affects [Preformed Panel]

[Room Block 10, Pres. E]

Chair: Elizabeth Stephens

STEPHENS, Elizabeth

Queensland

“It’s Alive!”: Semi-Living Machines and Other Experiments in Post-Industrial Biology

SELLBERG, Karin

Queensland

The Techno-Affect of Prognosis

RICHARDSON, Michael

New South Wales

Drone Capitalism

12:30 – 1:30

 Lunch
CSAA AGM [LT200]

1:30 – 3

PANEL 5 (7 CONCURRENT)

 

Biopolitics, Biopower and Media (Part One) [Preformed Panel]

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Allen Meek

 

PEARSON, Kyra

Loyola Marymount

The Temporal Dimensions of Capitalism’s Complicity with the Carceral State

JAWORSKI, Katrina

South Australia

100 days of butchering: (Re)presenting the Rwandan Genocide 20 years on

RANDELL-MOON, Holly

Otago

Epistemic flux and sovereign regimes of Truth

 

Islam and Capitalism

[Room 5C19]

Chair Lewis Rarm

 

SOLTANI, Anoosh

Waikato

Everyday performativity and interpellation of Muslim migrant women as skilled workers within Hamilton’s healthcare workspaces

HUSSEIN, Shakira

Melbourne

Consumer power, Islamophobia and anti-racism

SULAIMAN, Mohammed

South Australia

The Muslim Ban and the Place of Islam in a Capitalist World-System

 

Gendering Capitalism

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Kendra Marston

YLÖSTALO, Hanna

Tampere

A battle about gender equality: affect, expertise and resistance in the strategic state

TAYLOR, Jess

Edith Cowan

Capitalism and Womanism in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures

TAYLOR, Anthea

Sydney

Celebrity, Misogyny and Nation: Germaine Greer, The Death of the “Crocodile Hunter,” and Hate Speech

 

Data Cultures

[Room 7C18]

Chair: Kevin Veale

 

MORGAN, Benjamin

RMIT

Cultures of data and platforms: metrics and meaning in the Australian music industries

WILSON-BARNAO, Caroline & COLLIE, Natalie

Queensland

Intimate listening: probing users from the inside out

PAYNE, Robert

American University of  Paris

Lossy Media: Queer Encounters With Infrastructure

 

Environments and Environmentalism

[Room Block 10, Pres. D]

Chair: Jennifer Henderson

DRUICK, Zoe

Simon Fraser

Fly-over Environmentalism: The Political Limits of Current Spectacles of Environmental Disaster

VONK, Lisa

Massey

Paying Attention to Human Waste: Circular Economies in an Information Age

 

You better work: Reality TV, the self, and neoliberal labour

[Room ESS]

Chair: Chloe Banks

BRADY, Anita

Victoria University of Wellington

Caitlyn Jenner, Reality Television and Neo-Liberal Projects of Self

HALL, James

Edith Cowan

The Social Contract, Neo-Liberalism and Survivor

McALISTER, Jodi

Tasmania

#BudgetBachie and #DirtyStreetPie: Consuming Romance in The Bachelor/ette Australia

 

Creative Economies

[Room Block 10, Pres. D]

Chair: Sarah Elsie Baker

LUCKMAN, Susan

South Australia

“The devil is in the level”: Social inclusion, identity and power in Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries

KUEHN, Kathleen

Victoria University of Wellington

Branding the Brewster: Negotiating Authenticity and Gender in the Era of Craft Capitalism

NEILSON, Tai

Macquarie

Putting Unions Back in Digital Labour 

3 – 3:30

Coffee

3:30 – 5

PANEL 6 (7 CONCURRENT)

 

Capitalist Temporalities

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Ian Goodwin

 

GLITSOS, Laura

Curtin

Decolonising capitalist time: Digital culture, memes and taking back time in the corporate workspace

WHELAN, Andrew

Wollongong

‘Ask for more time’: documentary demands and normative temporality in ‘robodebt’

HOPE, Wayne

AUT

Time, global capitalism and the Anthropocene: an ideology critique

 

Media Activism

[Room 5c19]

Chair: Pansy Duncan

DICKINSON, Kay

Concordia

The Labour of Revolutionary Video Collectives: Defying and Complying with the Cultures of Capitalism

PATRICK, Liz

Massey

Brands as activists: change drivers or noisy distraction?

JEPPESEN, Sandra

Lakehead

Material and Immaterial Resource Mobilization: Intersectional strategies in the political economy of grassroots autonomous media.

 

Affective Labour

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Michael Scott

 

McCANN, Hannah

Melbourne

“Doctors of Hair…Entertainers and Counsellors”: Examining Aesthetic and Affective Labour in Hair and Beauty Salons

CAMERON, Alexia

RMIT

Blueprints of Affect: Workers as ‘Users’ in the New Work Experience

BROPHY, Enda & ALARCON-MEDINA, Rafael

Simon Fraser

Informational Returnees: Cultures of Migration, Class, and Labour Among the Transnational Call Centre Workforce in Mexico

 

Exclusion and Inclusion of Women

[Room 7C18]

Chair: Ian Huffer

WEST, Caroline

George Mason

The Lean In Collection: Women, Work, and the Will to Represent

CARUSI, Rahna

Massey

What Does Capitalism Sound Like?: A Literary Studies Approach

FALEATUA, Rachel

Sydney

Insta Brand Me: young women’s voices on ‘authentic’ and ‘wrong’ selfies

 

Vectors of Capitalism

[Room Block 10, Pres. D]

Chair: Massimiliana Urbano

SWIATEK, Luk

Massey

‘Capital Creating Cultures of Peace? A Critical Analysis of Nobel Peace Laureates and their Organisations’ Activist Efforts’

WATSON, Janell

Virginia Tech

Invasive Cultures

ALLON, Fiona

Sydney

Vampires, Zombies, Monsters and Ghosts? Cultures of financial capitalism, or what would a cultural studies of finance look like?

 

Biopolitics, Biopower and Media (Part Two) [Preformed Panel]

[Room ESS]

Chair: Holly Randell-Moon

 

SALUM, Khairat & STURGIS, Meshell

Washington

My Black History: Is it in My DNA?

RARM, Lewis

AUT

Excesses of Conduct: Cultural Biopolitics in IS Media

MEEK, Allen

Massey

Traumatic transmission: the biopolitics of attention and immunity

 

Social/Digital Media and New Formations of Chinese
Diaspora (Part Two) [Preformed Panel]

[Room Block 10, Pres. E]

Chair: Haiqing Yu

CASSIDY, Elija & CHEN, Xu

QUT

Blued, Tantan and emergent Digital dating cultures among the Australian Chinese diaspora

YU, Haiqing

New South Wales

Tongshi on the Move: Mobile Place-Making Practices Among Young Gay Chinese

EVENING Indigenous Capitalism Panel – 6pm. [10A02]

Friday, December 8

9 – 10:30

Wendy Larner: Turning the University Inside Out? [LT200]

Chair: Ian Huffer

 

10:30 – 11

Coffee

11 – 12:30

PANEL 7 (7 CONCURRENT)

 

Australian Research Council Information Session

TOMPKINS, Joanne

 

Capital Inequalities

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Nicholas Holm

SWIATEK, Luk

Massey

Crossing Divides through Podcasting? New Opportunities for Aural Connections, Old Limitations from Capitalist Inequalities’

BEAUSOLEIL, Emily

Massey

Shaping Sounding Chambers: How Wealth Inoculates Against Confrontation and What This Means for Social Justice Struggles

REDDEN, Guy

Sydney

Neoliberal Ideology? Piketty, Cultural Studies and the Challenge of Inequality

 

Affective Politics

[Room 5C19]

Chair: Pansy Duncan

URBANO, Massimiliana

Otago

Affective Technologies and Grassroots Activism in Contemporary Italy

BOND, Sophie

Otago

Cultures of closure: the making and unmaking of political subjectivities

MEAD, Amy

Flinders

Jill Meagher’s death as spectre/spectacle: public grief and private haunting

 

Global Flows

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Kelly McWilliam

HOAD, Catherine

George Mason

‘Dark Parts’ and ‘Unexpected Corners’: Tracing the colonialist lexicon of ‘Global Metal’

STRONGMAN, Roberto

Massey

Creolizing Capitalism in Black Atlantic Religions

RARM, Lewis

Sydney

The Strategic Apparatus of Terrorism: Re-thinking contemporary articulations of terror through Foucault

 

Postcolonial Discourse and Governance

[Room 7C18]

Chair: Holly Randell-Moon

SLATER, Lisa

Wollongong

The Anti-festival: KALACC, vital politics and the artful business of making Kardiya hear and feel differently

KRAMER, Jill

Macquarie

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory?

SMITH, Jo & HUTCHINGS, Jessica

Victoria University of Wellington

A Cultural Politics of Māori Food TV

 

Consuming Authenticity and Popularity

[Room: Block 10, Pres. D]

Chair: Jodi McAlister

TRELEASE, Rebecca

AUT

Selling high-art in the low-art format of America’s Next Top Model.

MUNRO-COOK, Georgia

Sydney

Sporting Cultures/Capital Cultures: Women’s Basketball and the Price of Commercial Failure

GIBSON, Mark

Monash

The Persistence of ‘the Fringe’ – ‘Post-anti-romanticism’ and Cultural Policy

 

Music + Activism

[Room: Block 10, Pres. E] 

Chair: Rachel Cole

LUSTY, Natalya

Sydney

From Pussy Riot to the Pussyhat Project: The Resurgence of Radical Feminist Activism

VILLEGAS, Linda Daniela

Sydney

Feminist Mexican Hip-Hop: constructing alternative economic sorority networks

ALLMARK, Panizza

Edith Cowan

Dangerous Women: Post feminism, Pop Music, Neoliberalism and international concert tours 2007-2017.

 

 

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch

1:30 – 3

PANEL 8 (7 CONCURRENT)

After Capitalism

[Room 5C18]

Chair: Kay Dickinson

YLÖSTALO, Hanna & ADKINS, Lisa

Tampere

Experimenting with Wellbeing: UBI, Immaterial Labour and the Production of Uncertainty

BAKER, Sarah

Media Design School

Post-work futures and full automation: towards a feminist design methodology

WALKER, Briohny & CARLSON, Anna

Tasmania

Free Universities and Radical Reading Groups: Community self-education as anti-capitalist culture creation

 

Creative Labour

[Room 5C19]

Chair:Kendra Marston

 

RUBIN, Michel

Monash

Ulrich Seidl’s Cinema of Cruelty: nonprofessional performance, labour and exploitation

HENRY, Claire

Massey

Straying and Slowing with Kelly Reichardt

O’GRADY, Pat

Macquarie

The Art of Creativity: Pop Music Production Process, Technology and Legitimacy

 

Capitalism and Childhood

[Room 7C09]

Chair: Teresa Housel

THOMPSON, Jay Daniel

Melbourne

Haunting sex: Spectres of commodity capitalism in anti-“media
sexualisation of childhood’” discourses

COLE, Rachel

Sydney

Australian
Media Classification: Modern predicaments of governance

AGGIO, Amanda

Massey

Child
Digital Labor: an investigation into experiences of young children within
Advertising Platform

 

Crafting, Mending, Making Do

[Room 7C18]

Chair: TBA

LUCKMAN, Susan

South Australia

‘Make Do and Mend’ Today: Craft as object, action and ethics

VINCENT, Dinah

Massey

Domestic dressmaking in mid-twentieth century New Zealand: stitching up a modern identity

EDDISON-COGAN, Karma

Sydney

On the Sidewalk: Spatial Practices and the Garage Sale

 

Embodied Capitalism

[Room Block 10, Pres. D]

Chair: Pansy Duncan

MURTOLA, Anne-Marie

AUT

Selling the body or working for capital?

MATTHEWS, Nicole

Macquarie

Marketing hearables: demedicalisation, debility and consumer power

CHEN, Fu-Jen

Sun Yat-Sen (Taiwan)

Disabled Body in Contemporary Global Capitalism

 

Politics Online II

[Room ESS]

Chair: Nicholas Holm

VEALE, Kevin

Massey

“Is it OK to Punch a Nazi? (Spoiler Alert: Yes) – How the Discursive Construction of “Free Speech” Helps Social Networks Profit From Abuse

MATTHEWS, Benjamin

Western Sydney

Precarity and Resistance in the “Orgnet”: Exploring the Enspiral Network

DAVIS, Mark

Melbourne

Theorising the anti-public sphere

 

Politics and Power in Popular Music

[Room Block 10, Pres. E]

Chair: Ian Huffer

WHITING, Samuel

RMIT

“That was where I worked, it’s where I did all my socializing, that’s where I played all my shows”: small live music venues and alternative forms of capital

CARNIEL, Jess

South Queensland

Euro Neuro: the cultural and political economies of the Eurovision Song Contest

ROGERS, Ian

RMIT

Rock Undead: Rock and roll’s long march back to the margins

3 – 3:30

Coffee

3:30 – 5

 Jeremy Gilbert: Hegemony in the Age of Platform Capitalism [LT200]

Chair: Sy Taffel