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Social Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social

Social Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138709782
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/24/2019
Series: Sociological Futures Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anna Tsalapatanis is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. She received her PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University and her research interests include citizenship as status, bureaucracy and identity.

Miranda Bruce is a PhD candidate in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University, writing on the Internet of Things: its history, discourse, logic, and implications for how we understand time, technology and the future. She has published in the Australian Humanities Review and developed and convened advanced university courses.

David Bissell is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. He is author of Transit Life: How Commuting is Transforming our Cities (2018), and co-editor of Stillness in a Mobile World (2011), and the Routledge Handbook of Mobilities (2014).

Helen Keane is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her research focuses on drug and alcohol use, including pharmaceutical, recreational and illicit drugs (and the relationships between these categories and forms of use). She is the co-author of Habits: Remaking Addiction (2014) with Suzanne Fraser and David Moore.

Table of Contents

Belonging Unbound

David Bissell, Miranda Bruce, Helen Keane and Anna Tsalapatanis

Part I: Toils

1. Naming Belonging: When National Vocabularies Fail

Anna Tsalapatanis

2. ‘Their Time and Their Story’: Inscribing Belonging Through Life Narratives and Role Expectations in Wedding Videography

Matthew Wade and Michael J. Walsh

3. Academics Anonymous: Blogging and Feminist ‘Be/longings’ in the Neoliberal University

Briony Lipton

Part II: Intensities

4. Transforming Belongings in Guantanamo Bay

Oriane Simon

5. Belonging in the Future?

Vanessa May

6. Costumes of Belonging: ‘Fitting in’ circus fabrics in the novels The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey and The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott, and the costume-cum-body art of Leigh Bowery

Anna-Sophie Jurgens

Part III: Promises

7. Beyond Human (Un)Belonging: Intimacies and the Impersonal in Black Mirror

Clare Southerton and Miranda Bruce

8. Belonging, Place and Identity in the 21st Century

Julia Bennett

9. Femininity isn't Femme: Appearance and the Contradictory Space of Queer Femme Belonging

Hannah McCann and Gemma Killen