Cultural capital


Making things: beyond the binary of manufacturing and creativity

In December 2013 US auto giant General Motors announced it would wind up production in Australia. It signalled the end of domestic production of the iconic “Australian” Holden motor car, and subjected thousands of workers and their families in Adelaide and Melbourne, where their plants...

CAMEo submission to Acting Up! inquiry

This submission is made to provide evidence to the Acting Up! Inquiry into the underrepresentation of working class men and women in the performing arts, in this first stage focusing particularly on film, TV, theatre and visual arts. A growing body of statistical evidence of...
Discussion paper

Minding the cool gap: new elites in blue-collar service work

In this edition of CAMEo Cuts, Richard E. Ocejo summarises insights from his recent book Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (Princeton University Press, 2017).

Tracking progress towards inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the...
Journal article

For the love (or not) of art in Australia

This paper presents the findings of a 2015 survey of cultural tastes and practices relating the visual arts and correlates these with indicators of social class, ethnicity, gender, and level and type of education.

Markets in education: 'school choice' and family capital

Chapter 10 of the book, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy, edited by Gabrielle Meagher and Susan Goodwin, and published by Sydney University Press.