Hawke Research Institute (UniSA)


No longer operating


Recently added resources

Audio presentation

16 Aug 2016

Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them.

Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and...


13 Jan 2010

In a series of lectures at the College de France 1975–1976 entitled ‘Society must be defended’, Michel Foucault made the following observation: ‘sovereignty’s old right – to take life or let live ... came to be complemented by ... the power to “make”...


3 Dec 2009

This paper will consider the way that Foucault’s work has been utilised to examine Australian legal education, particularly in the context of understanding the construction of the legal identity.

While remaining sensitive to the many potential ‘uses’ of Foucault’s tools, as well as his...


30 Nov 2009

This paper reflects on a quandary encountered by researchers examining the history of competency-based education at a TAFE institution in South Australia.

Vocational education and training (VET) is an area of research dominated by positivist approaches. Such approaches complement the behaviourist educational...


30 Nov 2009

Foucault's concepts and ideas (surveillance, discipline, governmentality, bio-power and discourse) have gained renewed interest in the post-9/11 environment.

Yet this renewed interest has emphasised the role of the state and state apparatuses in politics in contradiction to Foucault’s project of locating power below the...

Items published/produced 43

Associated Content 1

Items by affiliated authors