Professor Lisa Adkins

Professor Lisa Adkins

Professor of Sociology

School of Humanities and Social Science (Sociology and Anthropology)

Women, work and the economy

Feminist scholars research impacts on gender and labour driven by the new economy.

Having grown up in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, University of Newcastle Sociologist, Professor Lisa Adkins experienced the impacts of economic, political and social restructuring and the transition to neo-liberalism first hand.

"I grew up in a world of strikes, urban riots, punk, the closing down of the manufacturing sector, the rise of service sector employment and the mass sell off of public housing. I think my passion for my field of research grew from the direct experience of that restructuring – an experience of a world in transition,' Professor Adkins said.

Professor Adkins is now leading a group of top international feminist scholars as part of the Gender and Labour in New Times International Research Network that has come together to rethink the categories of gender and labour in the new economy.

"The major rearrangements of labour and life associated with the new economy demand that social scientists rethink many of their key categories of analysis, including the home, living, working, the private, the everyday and even the future," Professor Adkins said.

"The new economy characterised by shifts away from manufacturing to service and knowledge production has heralded a shift in the way people work and live their lives. Through our research we want to look at how this shift reshapes the way people live now and how it will impact the future," Professor Adkins said.

With her passion for developing fresh and innovative conceptual ideas about how and in what ways the economy and world of work are changing, Professor Adkins says the network aims to bring key scholars together to shape a novel research agenda covering such areas as: the home, working agreements and work contracts, unemployment and underemployment, money and finance, austerity, the law, and debt.

"Through our research we want to shift the terms of academic and policy debate concerning gender and labour. In particular, we want to highlight not only how female labour is a site of intense and complex activity in the new economy, but also how such labour is a now key object of analysis for understanding forms of economic and social change," Professor Adkins said. 

"This means moving away from some of the familiar problematics through which we have come to understand relations between women and work, including the idea that women must 'balance' work and life. Such framings hold little traction in the new economy where distinctions between working and non-working and between work and home are increasingly difficult to draw."

The expansions in the employment of women is one area the network is focused on because it's often understood as simply a 'good' thing, but Professor Adkins says there are important issues at play which go beyond this straightforward understanding.

 

"It's not just about the consequences of contemporary employment for women or issues such as care deficits, the use of contracted labour for care work and domestic labour, or the loss of a work/life balance," Professor Adkins said.

"Instead the central issue is a transformation of capitalist accumulation in which women's labour is centrally entangled. Indeed, in our current moment women's labour is a site of complex and intense activity. By understanding this complexity and activity we can, I believe, come to grips with major forms of social change, crucially including transformations to capitalist accumulation processes."

 

Professor Adkins says that with increasingly few borders between work and life, it's becoming more important to understand the contemporary economy and work, which in turn allows us to understand life in a much broader sense.

"There are also processes at work within contemporary capitalism which are all about the making of social inequalities in new kinds of ways. One of these processes is what the geographer David Harvey has called 'accumulation by dispossession' particularly via debt," Professor Adkins said. "So understanding the economy necessarily means confronting how new forms of inequality are being made and shaped."

"We are at a moment in which all manner of certainties regarding the economy, work and employment are in doubt. This is a moment of the vast accumulation of wealth, but also of wage stagnation, underemployment, precarity and unemployment," Professor Adkins said. "It's our job as social scientists to understand these apparently discontinuous and contradictory processes."

Professor Adkins has served on the Australian Research Council's College of Experts over the last three years and has previously served on the Academy of Finland's Expert Panel (Division of Society and Culture).

"As well as hard work, this service is immensely exciting and rewarding as you get to play a part in the shaping of research and national research cultures," Professor Adkins said.

A further highlight has been various Visiting Fellowships and Professorships that she has held during the course of her career."These kinds of positions are vital for intellectual exchange and in my view are 'core business' for any academic. In 2014 I will hold a Guest Professorship at the Institute for Advanced Social Research, University of Tampere, Finland, and will be a Visiting Scholar, at the Kent Centre for Law, Gender, Sexuality (KLGS) at the University of Kent, UK, (2014). I have also recently held a Visiting Scholar position at the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, (IGSF), McGill University, Canada (2011-2012)," Professor Adkins said.

Lisa Adkins

Women, work and the economy

Feminist scholars research impacts on gender and labour driven by the new economy.Having grown up in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, University of Newcastle Sociologist, Professor Lisa Adkins experienced the impacts of economic, political and social restructuring and the transition to neo-liberalism…

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Career Summary

Biography

Lisa Adkins holds an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professorship (FiDiPro), 2015-2019. This award carries a $AUD 1.1 million (equiv.) grant to research 'Social Science for the C21st'. The FiDiPro award is jointly hosted by the University of Tampere and the University of Turku. She is concurrently Chair of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Science. 

Before coming to the University of Newcastle in 2010 she was Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has also held posts at the University of Manchester, the Australian National University, and the University of Kent. She was a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts (Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences Panel), 2011-13. 

Lisa Adkins is joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor and Francis). 

Research Expertise

Lisa Adkins' research interests and contributions to sociology fall into three main areas: social and cultural theory (including a wide-ranging critical exploration of the work of Pierre Bourdieu), economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies and the new political economy), and  feminist theory and the sociology of gender (including a broad scale exploration of shifting formations of gender in late modernity)

Key publications include Gendered Work (1995), Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity (2002), (with Beverley Skeggs) Feminism After Bourdieu (2005) and (with Celia Lury) Measure and Value (2012). She has also edited special issues of the following journals: Australian Feminist Studies, The European Journal of Social Theory, NORA: The Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, and The Sociological Review. Her latest books are the co-edited volumes, The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency (2016) and Gender and Labour in New Times (2016).

Her current research programme focuses on the restructuring of labour, money and time in post-Fordist capitalism. This work is supported by the FiDiPro award (see above) and her ARC Discovery Project (2015-17) project on unemployment, under-employment and employment activation in Australia (DP 150101772). She also shares a 2016-17 workshop grant from the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Nos–HS) to explore youth employment. Taken together these projects broadly consider shifts in the economy-society relation in the contemporary present. They are concerned in particular with the complex process of economization, that is, with the process of the folding of the economy into society. Importantly, the research investigates how devices such as employment activation are entangled in a broad scale restructuring of labour in which more and more activities outside of the formal labour process and labour market qualify as economic. These shifts have particular implications for the future of work.

Teaching Expertise

Lisa Adkins has extensive experience in programme development and curriculum development at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has convened MA programmes at the University of Manchester and Goldsmiths, University of London where she was also Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology. Her teaching expertise extends to: feminist theory, sociology of gender, economic sociology, sociological methodology and social theory. In her current post, she coordinates and teaches the 3rd year sociology capstone course, 'Investigating the Social'. 

Administrative Expertise

Lisa Adkins has extensive leadership, managerial and administrative experience at universities in the the UK and Australia. At the University of Manchester, she was on the senior management team of the Department of Sociology and Director of the Cultural Theory Institute. At Goldsmiths, University of London, she held the post of Director of Graduate Studies and was on the Departmental Senior Management Team where she was responsible for overall strategic leadership with respective to graduate programmes and research training. She has completed a comprehensive programme of formal leadership, management and performance management training.

Collaborations
As a FiDiPro Distinguished Professor, Lisa Adkins has formal institutional affiliation in Finland with the University of Tampere and the University of Turku where she spends one semester each year (2015-2019). 


Qualifications

  • PhD (Sociology), Lancaster University - England
  • Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies)(Honours), University of Sussex - UK

Keywords

  • Contemporary social and cultural theory
  • Economic Sociology (the sociology of post-industrial economies, the new political economy)
  • Feminist theory
  • Future of Work
  • Social and Cultural theory
  • Sociology of Gender

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160806 Social Theory 40
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods 30
220306 Feminist Theory 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor of Sociology University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 30/06/2019 Academy of Finland FiDiPro Distinguished Professor -- University of Tampere and University of Turku Academy of Finland
Finland
1/05/2014 - 2/05/2014 Visiting Profesor

Visiting Professorship

University of Tampere
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Finland
1/02/2014 - 1/04/2014 Visiting Scholar University of Kent
Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality
United Kingdom
1/01/2014 -  Joint Editor-in-Chief, Australian Feminist Studies Journal Australian Feminist Studies Journal
Australia
1/11/2010 - 1/02/2011 Visiting Scholar McGill University
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Canada
1/09/2006 - 1/08/2010 Professor of Sociology Goldsmiths, University of London
Department of Sociology
United Kingdom
1/09/2005 - 1/08/2006 Professor of Sociology The University of Manchester
Department of Sociology
United Kingdom
1/09/2004 - 1/08/2005 Reader The University of Manchester
Department of Sociology
United Kingdom

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 - 31/12/2013 Membership - ARC College of Experts Social Behavioral and Economics Sciences Panel ARC College of Experts Social Behavioral and Economics Sciences Panel
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2009 Young Women in Movement
University of London
2005 Evaluating the Cultural Economy Thesis: Creativity and the Labour Process
Manchester University
2004 Making Use of Culture
Manchester University

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Signs of the Times - Possible Worlds
Organisation: Westermarck Society (Finnish Sociological Society) Annual Conference
2015 Work 2015: New Meanings of Work
Organisation: Turku Centre for Labour Studies
2014 Futures in Question
Organisation: Goldsmiths, University of London Description: Keynote
2013 Power, Time and Agency: Exploring the Role of Critical Temporalities.
Organisation: CRESC, University of Manchester
2013 Compelling Diversities:Educational Intersections - Policy, Practice, Parity
Organisation: Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013
2012 Conference: Power and Difference
Organisation: University of Tampere
2010 Conference: Gendered Inequalities, Emotional and Aesthetic Labour and Well-­Being in Work
Organisation: University of Tampere
2009 Conference: Gender Futures: Law, Critique and the Struggle for Something More
Organisation: University of Westminster

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Feminist Theory in Austere Times' Feminist Theory Now Series
Organisation: Gender Institute, Australian National University Description: Public Lecture
2010 Gender, Sexuality and Law Studies. AHRB funded symposium, organized by the Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, University of Kent.
Organisation: University of Westminster
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Adkins L, Dever M, The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 217 (2016)
2012 Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 181 (2012) [A3]
2011 Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Wiley-Blackwell, Incorporated, Australia, 200 (2011) [A3]
2005 Adkins L, Skeggs B, Feminism After Bourdieu, Blackwell, Oxford, England, 268 (2005) [A3]
2002 Adkins L, Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity, Open University Press, Buckingham, England, 152 (2002) [A1]
1996 Adkins L, Leonard D, Sex in Question: French Materialist Feminism, Tay;or and Francis, London, 224 (1996)
1995 Adkins L, Gendered Work: Sexuality, Family and the Labour Market, Open University Press, Buckingham, 183 (1995)
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Chapter (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Adkins L, Dever M, 'The financialisation of social reproduction: Domestic labour and promissory value', The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency 129-146 (2016)

© Lisa Adkins and Maryanne Dever 2016.This chapter is concerned with transformations to domestic labour in contemporary financialised capitalism, and especially with the place of... [more]

© Lisa Adkins and Maryanne Dever 2016.This chapter is concerned with transformations to domestic labour in contemporary financialised capitalism, and especially with the place of domestic labour in the process of capital accumulation via finance and financial innovation. Much of the recent literature on domestic labour, particularly - Although not only - that concerned with the provisioning of such labour as well as caring labour in the global north, has charted how this work is increasingly the subject and object of commercial transactions. This literature has also stressed how such labour is very often supplied via complex global care chains whose organisation and arrangements have opened up new divisions between women. In contrast to this literature, this chapter underscores a transformation to domestic labour operating along a rather different axis. Specifically, rather than stressing shifts in who is providing domestic labour, by what means and under what conditions and arrangements, this chapter stresses transformations to domestic labour itself, including the circuits of value to which it contributes. It elaborates and stresses in particular the entanglement of domestic labour not in the reproduction and maintenance of labour power, people or persons, or in the maintenance of the social body or of life itself, but in the creation of promissory financial value.

DOI 10.1057/9781137495549_7
2016 Adkins L, 'Contingent labour and the rewriting of the sexual contract', The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency 1-28 (2016)

© Lisa Adkins and Maryanne Dever 2016.This book is concerned with labour in post-Fordist capitalism and especially with its reworking and restructuring. This reworking and restru... [more]

© Lisa Adkins and Maryanne Dever 2016.This book is concerned with labour in post-Fordist capitalism and especially with its reworking and restructuring. This reworking and restructuring is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted and its terms are constantly under revision. Such ceaseless and apparently limitless restructuring - Including of the conditions and possibilities of labour - is taking place in a context where capital has been released from the equilibrium-seeking devices and regulatory constraints of Fordism. This is a context where capital seeks not a social contract with labour but a contingent and provisional contract, a contract where nothing is guaranteed for the worker or would-be worker other than the hope or possibility of work but not necessarily a sustaining wage or a life that can be planned into the future.

DOI 10.1057/9781137495549_1
2014 Adkins L, 'Luc Boltanski and the Problem of Time: Notes Towards a Pragmatic Sociology of the Future', The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: Essays on the 'Pragmatic Sociology of Critique', Anthem Press, London and New York 517-538 (2014) [B1]
2014 Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: What is the Empirical?', Approaches to Fieldwork, Sage, London 1-17 (2014) [B1]
2013 Adkins L, 'Creativity, Biography and the Time of Individualization', Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Creative Industries, Routledge, London 149-160 (2013) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2012 Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: Special measures', Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA 5-23 (2012) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2011 Adkins L, 'Practice as temporalisation: Bourdieu and economic crisis', The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, Anthem Press, London 347-365 (2011) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 19
2010 Adkins L, 'The New Economy, Property and Personhood', Cultural Theory Volume 4: Economy, Technology and Knowledge, Sage, London, United Kingdom 191-209 (2010) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 57
2006 Adkins L, 'The new economy, property and personhood', Inventive Life: Approaches to New Vitalism, Sage, London, United Kingdom 111-130 (2006) [B1]
2005 Adkins L, 'Feminist Social Theory', Modern Social Theory, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 233-251 (2005) [B1]
2005 Adkins L, 'Feminism, Bourdieu and After', Feminism After Bourdieu, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, United States of America 3-18 (2005) [B1]
2004 Adkins L, 'Introduction: Feminism, Bourdieu and after', , BLACKWELL PUBL 3-18 (2004)
Citations Web of Science - 39
2004 Adkins L, 'Reflexivity: Freedom or habit of gender?', , BLACKWELL PUBL 191-210 (2004) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 106Web of Science - 35
2004 Adkins L, 'Gender and the Post-Structural Social', Engendering the Social: Feminist Encounters with Sociological Theory, Open University Press, Buckingham, England 139-154 (2004) [B1]
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Journal article (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Adkins L, Dever M, 'It's not about the women: gender equality in research', Australian Feminist Studies, 30 217-220 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2015.1132507
2016 Adkins L, Dever M, 'All Male Panel: Interview with Saara Sarma', Australian Feminist Studies, 30 283-288 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2015.1107943
2016 Taylor A, Dever M, Adkins L, 'Greer now: editorial', Australian Feminist Studies, 31 1-6 (2016) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2016.1174929
2015 Adkins L, 'Disobedient Workers, the Law and the Making of Unemployment Markets', Sociology, (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0038038515598276
2015 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Academic labour on-the-move', Australian Feminist Studies, 30 105-108 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2015.1046303
2015 Dever ME, ADKINS LISA, 'Feminism re-engaged', Australian Feminist Studies, 30 1-2 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2015.1011486
2015 Adkins L, 'What can money do? Feminist theory in austere times', Feminist Review, 109 31-48 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1057/fr.2014.37
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Adkins L, 'What are Post-Fordist wages? Simmel, labour money and the problem of value', South Atlantic Quarterly, 114 331-353 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1215/00382876-2862740
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-11 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2014.913469
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Housework, Wages and Money: The Category of the Female Principal Breadwinner in Financial Capitalism', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 50-66 (2014) [C1]

According to a range of authors and popular commentators, the post-Fordist socioeconomic order has produced a new category of female labourer, the 'female principal breadwinner'. ... [more]

According to a range of authors and popular commentators, the post-Fordist socioeconomic order has produced a new category of female labourer, the 'female principal breadwinner'. This article opens out this category of worker to critical scrutiny. We suggest that while the very idea of the female principal breadwinner is open to all manner of existing lines of feminist critique, beyond this it forces a confrontation with a number of issues vital to feminist analyses of transformations to women's labour-both waged and unwaged-in contemporary financialised post-Fordism. We pursue two issues in particular. First, transformations to the labour of social reproduction-including transformations to the measurement and valuation of domestic labour-and second, the financialisation (and shifting capacities) of wages specifically and money more generally. We suggest that if transformations to women's labour are to be fully grasped and understood feminist theory must renew and rethink its analyses of domestic labour, wages and money. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/08164649.2014.913468
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Journal Special Issue: Gender and Labour in New Times', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-105 (2014) [C6]
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Journal Special Issue: Gender and Labour in New Times', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-105 (2014) [C6]
2013 Adkins L, 'Ontological Bourdieu: A Reply to Simon Susen', Social Epistemology: a journal of knowledge, culture and policy, 27 295-301 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02691728.2013.818740
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 Adkins L, 'Class, individualization, and late modernity: In search of the reflexive worker [Book review]', American Journal of Sociology, 118 265-266 (2012) [C3]
2012 Adkins L, 'Out of work or out of time? Rethinking labor after the financial crisis', South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 621-641 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1215/00382876-1724111
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
2009 Adkins L, 'Feminism After Measure', Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 10 323-339 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1464700109343255
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 24
2009 Adkins L, 'Sociological Futures: From Clock Time to Event Time', Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal, 14 1-5 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.5153/sro.1976
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 1
2009 Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: What is the empirical?', European Journal of Social Theory, 12 5-20 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1368431008099641
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 32
2008 Adkins L, 'Social Capital Put to the Test', Sociology Compass, 2 1209-1227 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2008.00123.x
2008 Adkins L, 'From Retroactivation to Futurity: The End of the Sexual Contract?', Nora: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16 182-201 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08038740802300954
2008 Adkins L, Jokinen E, 'Gender, Living and Labour in The Fourth Shift', Nora: Nordic journal of women s studies, 16 138-149 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08038740802300947
2008 Adkins L, Jokinen E, 'Restless Capitalism', Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16 xx-xx (2008) [C2]
2005 Adkins L, 'The new economy, property and personhood', THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 22 111-+ (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0263276405048437
Citations Web of Science - 45
2005 Adkins L, 'Social capital: The anatomy of a troubled concept', Feminist Theory, 6 195-211 (2005) [C1]

Within the social sciences the widespread impact of the social capital concept has prompted strong critique on the part of feminists, for it is a concept which appears to reinstat... [more]

Within the social sciences the widespread impact of the social capital concept has prompted strong critique on the part of feminists, for it is a concept which appears to reinstate a version of social worlds which for the past thirty years or more feminist social scientists have sought to problematize and move beyond. Yet do these critiques go beyond the social capital paradigm? It is the contention of this article that they do not and in particular that such critiques fail to problematize the association of women with collective social goods found in the social capital literature. It will be suggested further that this association relates to the use of a dualism of instrumentality versus freedom, whereby women are overwhelmingly associated with the latter. This article therefore delineates a gendered subtext operative within the social capital debates. Recognition of this subtext should lead feminists to disengage with the social capital concept, for this is a concept whose use will always trap women in the social-historical time of industrial society. Copyright © 2005 SAGE Publications.

DOI 10.1177/1464700105053694
Citations Scopus - 41
2004 Adkins L, 'Passing on feminism - From consciousness to reflexivity?', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOMENS STUDIES, 11 427-444 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1350506804046813
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
2003 Adkins L, 'Reflexivity - Freedom or habit of gender?', THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 20 21-+ (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0263276403206002
Citations Web of Science - 91
2002 Adkins L, 'Risk, sexuality and economy', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 53 19-40 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00071310120109311
Citations Web of Science - 6
2002 Adkins L, 'Sexuality and economy: Historicisation vs deconstruction', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 17 31-41 (2002)
DOI 10.1080/08164640220123434
Citations Web of Science - 3
2001 Adkins L, 'Cultural feminization: "Money, sex and power" for women', SIGNS, 26 669-695 (2001)
DOI 10.1086/495625
Citations Web of Science - 28
1999 Adkins L, Lury C, 'The labour of identity: performing identities, performing economies', ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, 28 598-614 (1999)
DOI 10.1080/03085149900000020
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 54
1998 Adkins L, 'Gender, careers and organisations: Current developments in banking, nursing and local government', WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 12 395-397 (1998)
1997 Adkins L, 'Pornography and difference - Kaite,B', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
DOI 10.1177/0038038597031002010
1997 Adkins L, 'Undressing lesbian sex: Popular images, private acts and public consequences - Creith,E', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
DOI 10.1177/0038038597031002010
1997 Adkins L, 'A sociology of sex and sexuality - Hawkes,G', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
DOI 10.1177/0038038597031002010
1997 Adkins L, 'Sex work on the streets: Prostitutes and their clients - McKeganey,N, Barnard,M', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
DOI 10.1177/0038038597031002010
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Review (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Adkins L, 'Cultural intermediaries', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]
2011 Adkins L, 'Culture industries', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]
2011 Adkins L, 'Self reflexivity', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]

Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Adkins L, Measuring Labour and Rethinking Value, feminists@law 4(1) (2014) [J1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Murphy BW, Zone of Impeachment: A Post-Foucauldian Analysis of Controlled Operations Law and Policy, University of Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Brendon Murphy
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $1,432,307

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20161 grants / $68,000

Rethinking youth employment: Work, policy and the changing welfare state in the Nordic countries$68,000

Funding body: Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Funding body Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
Project Team

Lena Näre (University of Helsinki), Lisa Adkins (UoN/University of Tampere), Gunnar Gillberg (Gothenberg University, Sweden), and Rune Halvorsen (Oslo and Akerhus University, Norway).

Scheme Workshop Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20153 grants / $1,344,447

Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro)$1,192,814

Social Science for the C21st

Funding body: Academy of Finland

Funding body Academy of Finland
Project Team

Professor Lisa Adkins

Scheme Finland Distinguished Professor
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Employment Activation and the Changing Economy-Society Relation$138,133

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Lisa Adkins
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400316
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Young People, Insecurity and Affective Labour: a Study of 'Front of House' Service Labour$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team

Dr Steven Threadgold; Prof Lisa Adkins; Dr Julia Coffey; Dr David Farrugia

Scheme FEDUA Strategic Networks and Pilot Projects Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20141 grants / $5,000

Gender and Labour in New Times$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Lisa Adkins
Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400954
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $14,860

Gender and Labour in New Times$14,860

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team

Fiona Allen; Emily Grabham; Anne Kovalainen; Linda McDowell; Anna Yeatman

Scheme FEDUA Strategic Networks and Pilot Projects (SNaPP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Women Fighters and Ultimate Fighting
PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Impact of Inequality: How Australian Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults in Same-Sex Parented Families Perceive Themselves to be Affected by Anti-Gay Laws
PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Organised Irresponsibility in the Management of Water Resources- The Case of the Murray Darling River System
PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD When Power Networks Collide: Using Actor Networks Theory to Analyse Community Consultation Undertaken for an Australian Town's Electricity Supply
PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Music as a Resource for World-Building in Newcastle, NSW and its Townships, 1869-1879
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Zone of Impeachment: A Post-Foucauldian Analysis of Controlled Operations Law and Policy
PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

Participants wanted for Employment Activation project

Wanted: Participants for Employment Activation Study

May 13, 2016

Are you currently or have you recently been a jobseeker? Would you be interested in being interviewed about your experiences? We are seeking participants to be interviewed for a research project on jobseeker experiences in contemporary Australia.

Australian Feminist Studies journal

2016 Australian Feminist Studies Mentoring Programme

April 21, 2016

*** CLOSING SOON: applications should be forwarded by 30 June 2016 to afs@newcastle.edu.au with the
subject line ‘Mentoring Application UoN’. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address. ***

Applications are now open for the 2016 Australian Feminist Studies mentoring program for new academic writers.

Professor Lisa Adkins (second right) pictured with Dr Lena Näre (left) of the University of Helsinki’s Department of Social Research and researchers Lotta Haikkola and Daria Krivonos.

UON Professor joins Nordic collaboration to investigate young people and the future of work

November 16, 2015

University of Newcastle (UON) economic sociologist Professor Lisa Adkins is part of a research team who have been awarded a grant by the Nordic Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) to run cross-national workshops on the challenge of youth unemployment.

Professor Lisa Adkins

New sociological insights reveal changes to work and unemployment

September 10, 2015

New sociological insights into work and unemployment show employment activation schemes are contributing to the current loosening of links between work and remuneration, says Professor Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle Professor of Sociology and Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor.

Australian Feminist Studies journal launches mentoring scheme

Australian Feminist Studies launches innovative mentoring scheme for new academic writers

June 3, 2015

Faculty of Education and Arts scholars Professor Lisa Adkins and Associate Professor Maryanne Dever were recently appointed editors-in-chief of the journal Australian Feminist Studies.

Professor Lisa Adkins giving keynote address at prestigious international conference

UON Professor gives opening keynote at prestigious international conference

March 10, 2015

On 5 March 2015, University of Newcastle (UON) Sociologist Professor Lisa Adkins gave the opening keynote address to the annual conference of the Westermarck Society, the Finnish Sociological Association, held at the University of Helsinki before a record seven hundred delegates.

Professor Lisa Adkins

International professorship

November 26, 2014

Renowned Newcastle sociologist, Professor Lisa Adkins, has been named as one of only nine academics in the world to be awarded an appointment to the Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FiDiPro).

ARC Discovery Projects 2015

ARC Discovery Projects 2015

November 5, 2014

The Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle (UON) has secured six Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Program grants for 2015.

New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies Network

Feminist scholars research impacts on gender and labour driven by the new economy

December 9, 2013

Top international feminist scholars from UoN's New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies Network are rethinking categories of gender and labour.

Professor Lisa Adkins

Position

Professor of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Details

Email lisa.adkins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone + 61 (2) 4985 4284
Fax + 61 2 4921 6933

Office

Room W339
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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