Hawke Research Institute (UniSA)

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Siri, why am I so busy?

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 more...

Foucault goes to law school: using Foucault to examine Australian legal education

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 problematisation...

Foucault and everyday security: lessons from the panopticon

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 state...

A Foucauldian strategy for vocational education and training research

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