Hawke Research Institute
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...
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.
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...
Women and WorkChoices: impacts on the low pay sector
This report analyses qualitative findings about the impact of WorkChoices on women workers most of whom are on minimum wages.This report analyses qualitative findings about the impact of WorkChoices on women workers most of whom are on minimum wages.