Publications 2017

Authored research books

Colonial Australian Fiction

Gelder, Ken and Weaver, Rachael. Colonial Australian Fiction: Character Types, Social Formations and the Colonial Economy. Sydney University Press, 2017.

This book is a unique exploration of the many character types vividly portrayed in colonial Australian fiction. In the book the authors explore the genres in which these characters flourished: the squatter novel, the bushranger adventure, colonial detective stories, the swagman's yarn, the Australian girl's romance. More information...

The Temporary 01

Marsden, R. The Temporary 01: Architectures of Change, 2017.

'The Temporary' is a transcultural exchange platform and social intervention space examining the notion of "temporary" experience in art, architecture, design, music, sound and performance between China and the UK. Taking place in Birmingham and Manchester, 'The Temporary: 01' is the inaugural exhibition, examining "temporary" negotiations of space and place within cityscapes. More information (7.2Mb pdf)


Patterson, E. redactor. Whitemore Press, 2017.

redactor uses found texts from the everyday 0 emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds - as poetic material. Drawing on techniques from the visual arts and radical writing such as the ready-made, the cut-up and the concrete poem, Eddie Paterson reflects upon the ways in which the historical legacy of censorship intersects with contemporary surveillance technologies. More information...

>Cyberpsychology The Study of Individuals

Whitty, M and Young, G. Cyberpsychology The Study of Individuals, Society and Digital Technologies. Wiley, 2017.

An important new BPS Textbook in Psychology exploring the interactions between individuals, societies, and digital technologies. The book outlines key theories and empirical research within cyberpsychology and provides critical assessments of this rapidly changing field and covers topics such as online identity, online relationships and dating, pornography, children's use of the internet, cyberbullying, online games and gambling, and deception and online crime. More information...

Edited books

>Cyberpsychology The Study of Individuals

Varney, D. and Diamond, E. and Amich, C. (eds.,). Performance Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This book is a provocative new study of global feminist activism that opposes neoliberal regimes across several sites including Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The feminist performative acts featured in the book contest the aggressive unravelling of collectively won gains in gender, sexual and racial equality, the appearance of new planes of discrimination, and the social consequences of political economies based on free market ideology. More information...

>Feminist ecologies

Stevens, L., Tait, P. and Varney, D. (eds.,). Feminist ecologies: Changing environments in the anthropocene. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This edited volume critically engages with ecofeminist scholarship. It tracks the ongoing dialogue between women's issues and environmental change by republishing the work of pioneering scholars and activists in the field. Together with new essays by contemporary ecofeminist scholars, the book uncovers the dialectical relationship between environmental and feminist causes, the relational identities of feminists and ecofeminists, and the concept of ecofeminism as a rallying point for environmental feminism. More information...

Research book chapters

Major published works