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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 the BHP Billiton Chair of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Science. She currently holds an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professorship (FiDiPro), 2015-2019. This award carries a $AUD 1.1 million (equiv.) grant to research 'Social Science in the C21st'. (http://socialscienceforthec21st.com/). This award is jointly hosted by the University of Tampere and the University of Turku. 

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. 

The BHP Billiton Research framework brings together and extends Professor Adkins’ significant research and publication record in the areas of economic sociology, social and cultural theory and social science methodology. Details of the BHP Billiton Research Framework “Labouring Futures” can be found @ http://www.labouringfutures.com/">http://labouringfutures.com/</a>. Her research on the conditions of labour in post-Fordism is extended in her ARC Discovery Project (2015-17) project on employment activation (DP 150101772). 

Lisa Adkins convenes the international research network: 'New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies'. http://newtimesnetwork.org/">http://newtimesnetwork.org/</a></p><p>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: feminist theory and the sociology of gender, social and cultural theory, and economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies and the new political economy). In the area of the sociology of gender, her interventions have included a broad scale exploration of shifting formations of gender in late modernity. Her contributions to economic sociology have included both empirical and theoretical interventions. A current project considers changing temporalities of labour and value. Finally, in the area of social and cultural theory her work includes a wide-ranging critical exploration of the work of Pierre Bourdieu. 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. The BHP Billiton Research framework brings together and extends Professor Adkins’ extensive research and publication record in the areas of economic sociology, social and cultural theory and social science methodology. Details of the BHP Billiton Research Framework “Labouring Futures” can be found @ www.labouringfutures.com Lisa Adkins convenes the international research network: 'New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies'. http://newtimesnetwork.org/

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, 'Studying 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. At the University of Newcastle she is the Ourimbah Campus Director of Research Development. 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). Lisa Adkins currently convenes the international research network, 'New Times: Transforming Feminist Political Economies '. http://newtimesnetwork.org/ The network has organised two invitational workshops ("Gender and Labour in New Times"), a special issue of the journal Australian Feminist Studies, an a stream for the 2014 international, biannual 'Gender, Work and Organization' Conference (UK).


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
  • Social and Cultural theory
  • Sociology of Gender

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160806Social Theory40
160807Sociological Methodology and Research Methods30
220306Feminist Theory30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Professor of SociologyUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/05/2014 - 2/05/2014Visiting Profesor
Visiting Professorship
University of Tampere
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Finland
1/02/2014 - 1/04/2014Visiting ScholarUniversity of Kent
Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality
United Kingdom
1/01/2014 - Editorial Board - Australian Feminist Studies JournalAustralian Feminist Studies Journal
Australia
1/11/2010 - 1/02/2011Visiting ScholarMcGill University
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Canada
1/09/2006 - 1/08/2010Professor of SociologyGoldsmiths, University of London
Department of Sociology
United Kingdom
1/09/2005 - 1/08/2006Professor of SociologyThe University of Manchester
Department of Sociology
United Kingdom
1/09/2004 - 1/08/2005ReaderThe University of Manchester
Department of Sociology
United Kingdom

Membership

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

Awards

Research Award

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

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2015Signs of the Times - Possible Worlds
Organisation: Westermarck Society (Finnish Sociological Society) Annual Conference
2015Work 2015: New Meanings of Work
Organisation: Turku Centre for Labour Studies
2014Futures 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
2013Compelling Diversities:Educational Intersections - Policy, Practice, Parity
Organisation: Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013
2012Conference: Power and Difference
Organisation: University of Tampere
2010Conference: Gendered Inequalities, Emotional and Aesthetic Labour and Well-­Being in Work
Organisation: University of Tampere
2009Conference: Gender Futures: Law, Critique and the Struggle for Something More
Organisation: University of Westminster

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2014Feminist Theory in Austere Times' Feminist Theory Now Series
Organisation: Gender Institute, Australian National University Description: Public Lecture
2010Gender, 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 (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 181 (2012) [A3]
2011Adkins L, Lury C, Measure and Value, Wiley-Blackwell, Incorporated, Australia, 200 (2011) [A3]
2005Adkins L, Skeggs B, Feminism After Bourdieu, Blackwell, Oxford, England, 268 (2005) [A3]
2002Adkins L, Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity, Open University Press, Buckingham, England, 152 (2002) [A1]
1996Adkins L, Leonard D, Sex in Question: French Materialist Feminism, Tay;or and Francis, London, 224 (1996)
1995Adkins L, Gendered Work: Sexuality, Family and the Labour Market, Open University Press, Buckingham, 183 (1995)
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Chapter (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Adkins 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]
2014Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: What is the Empirical?', Approaches to Fieldwork, Sage, London 1-17 (2014) [B1]
2013Adkins 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]
2012Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: Special measures', Measure and Value, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA 5-23 (2012) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2011Adkins L, 'Practice as temporalisation: Bourdieu and economic crisis', The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, Anthem Press, London 347-365 (2011) [B1]
2010Adkins L, 'The New Economy, Property and Personhood', Cultural Theory Volume 4: Economy, Technology and Knowledge, Sage, London, United Kingdom 191-209 (2010) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 43
2006Adkins L, 'The new economy, property and personhood', Inventive Life: Approaches to New Vitalism, Sage, London, United Kingdom 111-130 (2006) [B1]
2005Adkins L, 'Feminist Social Theory', Modern Social Theory, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 233-251 (2005) [B1]
2005Adkins L, 'Feminism, Bourdieu and After', Feminism After Bourdieu, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, United States of America 3-18 (2005) [B1]
2004Adkins L, 'Introduction: Feminism, Bourdieu and after', , BLACKWELL PUBL 3-18 (2004)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 35
2004Adkins L, 'Reflexivity: Freedom or habit of gender?', , BLACKWELL PUBL 191-210 (2004) [B1]
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CitationsScopus - 78Web of Science - 30
2004Adkins 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 (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Adkins L, 'What can money do? Feminist theory in austere times', Feminist Review, 109 31-48 (2015)

What can money do? Can it be put to work to address deepening forms of social and economic inequality associated with the financial crisis, ongoing recession and still unfolding politics of austerity? Can we have faith in money as an injustice-remedying substance in a crisis-ridden and (still thoroughly) financialised reality? While the latter scenario is implied in recent feminist calls to redistribute resources to redress widening socio-economic inequalities under austerity, in this article I suggest that such a redistributive logic fails to account for the shifting capacities of resources, including the capacities of money. To track these shifting capacities, I revisit the demands of the 1970s women's liberation movement and especially the assumptions at play in these demands that money both measure and distribute justice. While these assumptions were arguably politically efficacious in that moment, in the contemporary present, pervasive financialisation has involved a material transformation to the capacities of money, a transformation that, I will suggest, leaves its justice-distributing potential in doubt. This article therefore not only calls for careful exploration of the capacities of resources in analyses of crisis, recession and austerity, but also for feminist theory to rethink redistributive justice in the light of such transformations. Central to these considerations is money in the wages form.

DOI10.1057/fr.2014.37
2015Adkins L, 'What Are Post-Fordist Wages? Simmel, Labor Money, and the Problem of Value', SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY, 114 331-353 (2015)
DOI10.1215/00382876-2862740Author URL
2015Dever ME, ADKINS LISA, 'Feminism re-engaged', Australian Feminist Studies, 30 1-2 (2015)
DOI10.1080/08164649.2015.1011486
Co-authorsMaryanne Dever
2015Adkins L, 'What are Post-Fordist Wages? Simmel, Labour Money and the Problem of Value', South Atlantic Quarterly, 114 331-353 (2015)
DOI10.1215/00382876-2862740
2014Adkins L, Dever M, 'Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-11 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/08164649.2014.913469
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMaryanne Dever
2014Adkins 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'. 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.

DOI10.1080/08164649.2014.913468
Co-authorsMaryanne Dever
2014Adkins L, Dever M, 'Journal Special Issue: Gender and Labour in New Times', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-105 (2014) [C6]
Co-authorsMaryanne Dever
2014Adkins L, Dever M, 'Journal Special Issue: Gender and Labour in New Times', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-105 (2014) [C6]
Co-authorsMaryanne Dever
2013Adkins L, 'Ontological Bourdieu: A Reply to Simon Susen', Social Epistemology: a journal of knowledge, culture and policy, 27 295-301 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02691728.2013.818740
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2012Adkins L, 'Class, individualization, and late modernity: In search of the reflexive worker [Book review]', American Journal of Sociology, 118 265-266 (2012) [C3]
2012Adkins L, 'Out of work or out of time? Rethinking labor after the financial crisis', South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 621-641 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1215/00382876-1724111
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2009Adkins L, 'Feminism After Measure', Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 10 323-339 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1464700109343255
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 19
2009Adkins L, 'Sociological Futures: From Clock Time to Event Time', Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal, 14 1-5 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.5153/sro.1976
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 1
2009Adkins L, Lury C, 'Introduction: What is the empirical?', European Journal of Social Theory, 12 5-20 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1368431008099641
CitationsWeb of Science - 28
2008Adkins L, 'Social Capital Put to the Test', Sociology Compass, 2 1209-1227 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1751-9020.2008.00123.x
2008Adkins L, 'From Retroactivation to Futurity: The End of the Sexual Contract?', Nora: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16 182-201 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/08038740802300954
2008Adkins L, Jokinen E, 'Gender, Living and Labour in The Fourth Shift', Nora: Nordic journal of women s studies, 16 138-149 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/08038740802300947
2008Adkins L, Jokinen E, 'Restless Capitalism', Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16 xx-xx (2008) [C2]
2005Adkins L, 'The new economy, property and personhood', THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 22 111-+ (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0263276405048437Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 40
2005Adkins 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 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.

DOI10.1177/1464700105053694
CitationsScopus - 28
2004Adkins L, 'Passing on feminism - From consciousness to reflexivity?', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOMENS STUDIES, 11 427-444 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1350506804046813Author URL
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 17
2003Adkins L, 'Reflexivity - Freedom or habit of gender?', THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 20 21-+ (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0263276403206002Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 77
2002Adkins L, 'Risk, sexuality and economy', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 53 19-40 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00071310120109311Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 6
2002Adkins L, 'Sexuality and economy: Historicisation vs deconstruction', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 17 31-41 (2002)
DOI10.1080/08164640220123434Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2001Adkins L, 'Cultural feminization: "Money, sex and power" for women', SIGNS, 26 669-695 (2001)
DOI10.1086/495625Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 25
1999Adkins L, Lury C, 'The labour of identity: performing identities, performing economies', ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, 28 598-614 (1999)
DOI10.1080/03085149900000020Author URL
CitationsScopus - 64Web of Science - 47
1998Adkins L, 'Gender, careers and organisations: Current developments in banking, nursing and local government', WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 12 395-397 (1998)
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1997Adkins L, 'Pornography and difference - Kaite,B', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
DOI10.1177/0038038597031002010Author URL
1997Adkins 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)
DOI10.1177/0038038597031002010Author URL
1997Adkins L, 'A sociology of sex and sexuality - Hawkes,G', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 31 353-360 (1997)
DOI10.1177/0038038597031002010Author URL
1997Adkins 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)
DOI10.1177/0038038597031002010Author URL
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Adkins L, 'Cultural intermediaries', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]
2011Adkins L, 'Culture industries', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]
2011Adkins L, 'Self reflexivity', Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011) [D2]

Creative Work (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Adkins L, Measuring Labour and Rethinking Value, feminists@law 4(1) (2014) [J1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$1,333,119

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


20152 grants / $1,328,119

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

Social Science for the C21st
Funding body: Academy of Finland

Funding bodyAcademy of Finland
Project Team
SchemeFinland Distinguished Professor
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2019
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

Employment Activation and the Changing Economy-Society Relation$135,305

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Lisa Adkins
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400316
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20141 grants / $5,000

Gender and Labour in New Times$5,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Lisa Adkins
SchemePilot Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400954
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015The Implications of Public Gendered Violence Discourses on Women's Embodied Social Navigation in Contemporary Australia
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2015Employment Activation in Australia: The Experience of Labour Activation by Green Corps Job Seekers.
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Music in the Valley: Identity, Memory and Reinvention in Colonial Newcastle and The Hunter Valley, 1870-1879
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011Organised Irresponsibility in the Management of Water Resources- The Case of the Murray Darling River System
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2008When Power Networks Collide: Using Actor Networks Theory to Analyse Community Consultation Undertaken for an Australian Town's Electricity Supply
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Zone of Impeachment: A Post-Foucauldian Analysis of Controlled Operations Law and Policy
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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News

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

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

Office

RoomW339
BuildingBehavioural Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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