Project Books

Cover of a book titled ‘Fields, Capitals, Habitus’. A wide horizontal band across the middle of the black cover shows the photograph of an underpass. There is graffiti on the pylons, including a large, close-up image of a face looking off into the distance. A blue sign indicates the location of parking for the ‘Cultural Centre’. The book’s title is above the photograph. It is ‘Fields, Capitals, Habitus’, and the subtitle is ‘Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions’. Below the photo are the words ‘Edited by Tony Bennett, David Carter, Modesto Gayo, Michelle Kelly and Greg Noble’. The Routledge logo is in the upper right hand corner of the cover. 

Fields, Capitals, Habitus (opens in a new window) presents findings from a national survey and in-depth interviews on the cultural tastes and practices of Australians today.

The book highlights the pivotal role culture plays in social divisions and inequalities, between classes, ages, ethnicities, genders, city/regional locations, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Fields, Capitals, Habitus makes a landmark contribution to cultural capital research in the light it throws on the formations of cultural capital in a multicultural settler colonial society.

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Cover of a book titled ‘The Australian Art Field’. On the top half of the cover is a photograph of Richard Bell’s sculptural protest ‘…no tin shack…’ on a barge in the Venice lagoon. Below the photograph is a thin white band with the words ‘Routledge Research in Art History’. The book title appears on the bottom half of the cover against a reddish background. It is ‘The Australian Art Field’. The subtitle is ‘Practices, Policies, Institutions’. Below the book title are the worlds ‘Edited by Tony Bennett, Deborah Stevenson, Fred Myers, and Tamara Winikoff’. The Routledge logo is in the lower right-hand corner of the cover. 

The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions (opens in a new window) brings together leading scholars and practitioners to address the frictions of a tumultuous time in Australian contemporary art.

It explores art practices in their broader social and political contexts; policy regimes of Australian governments; the role of institutions; the position of Indigenous art in a settler colonial state; multicultural art practices; and relations between art, gender, sexualities and class.

The book includes in-depth interviews with seven leading contemporary Australian artists.

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Cover of a book titled ‘The Difference Identity Makes’. On the top third of the cover is a picture of Jack Charles holding two stone tablets against the background of a red sky. The book title is given in the middle of the cover. It is ‘The Difference Identity Makes’ and the subtitle is ‘Indigenous Cultural Capital in Australian Cultural Fields’. Below the book title are the words ‘Edited by Lawrence Bamblett, Fred Myers and Tim Rowse’.

Through the struggles of Indigenous Australians for recognition and self-determination it has become common sense to understand Australia as made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and things. But in what ways is the Indigenous/non-Indigenous distinction being used and understood?

In The Difference Identity Makes (opens in a new window) thirteen Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics examine how this distinction structures the work of cultural production and how Indigenous producers and works are recognised and valued.

Cover of a book titled ‘Making Culture’. A horizontal white band with maroon borders appears in the middle of the cover, on top of a green and pink marbled background. The book title is written in the white band. It is ‘Making Culture’ and the subtitle is ‘Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of ‘Nationing’ in Contemporary Australia’. The word ‘Nationing’ appears in quotation marks. Below the book title are the words ‘Edited by David Rowe, Graeme Turner and Emma Waterton’. The Routledge logo appears in the lower right-hand corner of the image.

Making Culture (opens in a new window) explores Australia’s relationship between ‘nationing’ – the building of national cultural identity – and cultural production and consumption.

Contributors investigate transformations within publishing, sport, music, tourism, art, heritage, television, digital technology, and multiculturalism and Indigenous presence in Australian arts and media.

The book addresses the key questions and contradictions confronting any modern nation-state that seeks to develop and defend a national culture while embracing the transnational and the global.