Emeritus Professor Tony Bennett

Emeritus Professor Tony Bennett

Emeritus Professor,
Institute for Culture and Society

Research Professor,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sussex

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • Institute for Culture and Society

Contact

Email: T.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9596
Mobile:
Location: EM.G.08
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Bennett, T., Carter, D., Gayo, M., Kelly, M. and Noble, G. (2021), 'Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions', : Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T., Stevenson, D., Myers, F. and Winikoff, T. (2020), 'The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions', : Routledge 9780367184414.
  • Bennett, T. (2018), 'Museums, Power, Knowledge: Selected Essays', : Routledge 9781138675896.
  • Bennett, T., Cameron, F., Dias, N., Dibley, B., Harrison, R., Jacknis, I. and McCarthy, C. (2017), 'Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government', : Duke University Press 9780822362531.
  • Bennett, T. (2013), 'Making Culture, Changing Society', : Routledge 9780415688840.
  • Bennett, T., Savage, M., Silva, E., Warde, A., Gayo-Cal, M. and Wright, D. (2009), 'Culture, Class, Distinction', : Rouledge 9780415560771.
  • Bennett, T. (2007), 'Critical Trajectories: Culture, Society, Intellectuals', : Blackwell 9781405156998.
  • Bennett, T. (2004), 'Pasts Beyond Memories: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism', : Routledge 9780415247474.

Chapters in Books

  • Noble, G., Bennett, T., Carter, D., Gayo, M. and Kelly, M. (2021), 'Conclusion : 'distinction' after Distinction', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T., Dibley, B. and Kelly, M. (2021), 'Indigenous cultural tastes and capitals : gendered and class formations', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T. and Gayo, M. (2021), 'Aesthetic divisions and intensities in the Australian art field', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T., Dibley, B. and Gayo, M. (2021), 'The mark of time : temporality and the dynamics of distinction in the music field', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T., Gayo, M., Rowe, D. and Turner, G. (2021), 'Television : the dynamics of a field in transition', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T., Gayo, M. and Pertierra, A. (2021), 'The Australian space of lifestyles', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T. and Gayo, M. (2020), 'Liking Australian art, liking Australian culture', The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions, Routledge 9780367184414.
  • Gayo, M. and Bennett, T. (2020), 'Class and cultural capital in Australia', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Bennett, T. (2019), 'Re-collecting, re-classifying, re-ordering : Indigenous art and the contemporary Australian art field', What Do Museums Collect?, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 9788963032252.
  • Bennett, T. (2019), 'Mutable immutable mobiles : dinge in museen', Worterbuch der Gegenwart, Matthes & Seitz Verlag 9783957574183.
  • Bennett, T., Dibley, B. and Kelly, M. (2019), 'Marking differences : Indigenous cultural tastes and practices', The Difference Identity Makes: Indigenous Cultural Capital in Australian Cultural Fields, Aboriginal Studies Press 9781925302837.
  • Bennett, T. (2018), 'The political career of the culture concept', The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy, Routledge 9781138857827.
  • Bennett, T. and Gayo, M. (2018), 'For the love (or not) of art in Australia', The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life after Bourdieu, Routledge 9781138670983.
  • Bennett, T. (2018), 'Beyond nation, beyond art? : the 'rules of art' in contemporary Australia', Making Culture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of 'Nationing' in Contemporary Australia, Routledge 9781138094123.
  • Bennett, T. (2017), 'Capitalising culture : the political career of a governmental actor', Bourdieusian Prospects, Routledge 9781138845084.
  • Bennett, T. (2017), 'Exhibititon, truth, power : reconsidering "The Exhibitionary Complex"', The Docmenta 14 Reader, Prestel Publishing 9783791356570.
  • Bennett, T. (2016), 'Adjusting field theory : the dynamics of settler-colonial art fields', Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture, Routledge 9780415855112.
  • Bennett, T. (2015), 'Thinking (with) museums : from exhibitionary complex to governmental assemblage', The International Handbooks of Museum Studies. Volume 1, Museum Theory., John Wiley & Sons 9781405198509.
  • Bennett, T. (2015), 'Museums, nations, empires, religions', National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010: Mobilization and Ligitimacy, Continuity and Change, Routledge 9780415853965.
  • Bennett, T. (2014), 'Hacer cultura, cambiar la sociedad : la antropologia y el concepto de cultura', Catedra Norbert Lechner (2012-2013), Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales 9789563143065.
  • Bennett, T. (2013), 'The "shuffle of things" and the distribution of agency', Reassembling the Collection: Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous Agency, SAR Press 9781934691946.
  • Bennett, T., Gayo-Cal, M., Le Roux, B., Savage, M., Silva, E., Warde, A. and Wright, D. (2013), 'La Distinction revisitee : l'espace des styles de vie britannique en 2003', Trente ans apres La Distinction de Pierre Bourdieu, La Decouverte 9782707176677.
  • Bennett, T. (2013), 'Introduction : challenging (the) humanities', Challenging (the) Humanities, Australian Academy of the Humanities 9781925003468.
  • Bennett, T. (2012), 'Afterword', Shanghai Expo: an International Forum on the Future of Cities, Routledge 9780415524629.
  • Bennett, T. (2012), 'Culture, institution, conduct : the perspective of metaculture', Creativity and Academic Activism : Instituting Cultural Studies, Hong Kong University Press 9789888139392.
  • Bennett, T. (2011), 'Habit, Instinct, Survivals: Repetition, History, Biopower', The Peculiarities of Liberal Modernity in Imperial Britain, Global, Area, and International Archive, University of California Press 9780984590957.
  • Bennett, T. and Healy, C. (2011), 'Introduction: Assembling Culture', Assembling Culture, Routledge 9780415614436.
  • Bennett, T. (2011), 'Museum, Field, Colony: Colonial Governmentality and the Circulation of Reference', Assembling Culture, Routledge 9780415614436.
  • Bennett, T. (2010), 'Culture Studies and the Culture Complex', Handbook of Cultural Sociology, Routledge 9780415474450.
  • Bennett, T. (2010), 'Culture/ knowledge/ power: between Foucault and Bourdieu', Cultural Analysis and Bourdieu's Legacy: Settling Accounts and Developing Alternatives, Routledge 9780415495356.
  • Bennett, T. (2010), 'Making and Mobilising Worlds: Assembling and Governing the Other', Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn, Routledge 9780415483032.
  • Joyce, P. and Bennett, T. (2010), 'Material powers: introduction', Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn, Routledge 9780415483032.
  • Bourdieu, P. and Bennett, T. (2010), ''Introduction'', Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Routledge 9780415567886.
  • Bennett, T. and Warde, A. (2008), 'A Culture in Common: The Cultural Consumption of the UK Managerial Elite', Remembering Elites, Blackwell 9781405185462.
  • Bennett, T. (2008), 'The Art Museum as Civic Machinery', Storlyline: Marrationen im Museum, Verlag Turia & Kant 9783851325478.
  • Bennett, T. (2008), 'Sociology and Culture', Handbook of Cultural Analysis, Sage 9780761942290.
  • Bennett, T. (2006), 'Exhibition, Difference and the Logic of Culture', Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations, Duke Universtiy Press 9780822338789.
  • Bennett, T. (2006), 'Civic Seeing: Museums and the Organisation of Vision', Companion to Museum Studies, Blackwell 9781405108393.
  • Bennett, T. (2006), 'Culture and Differences: The Challenges of Multiculturalism', When Cullture Makes the Difference: Heritage, Arts and Media in Multicultural Society, Meltemi Editore 9788883534867.
  • Bennett, T. (2005), 'The Media Sensorium: Cultural Technologies, the Senses and Society', Media Audiences, Open University Press 9780335218837.
  • Bennett, T. (2004), 'Metropolis, Colony, Primitive: Evolution and the Politics of Vision', Metropolis and Primitive, Metzler Verlag 34764532.
  • Bennett, T. and Silva, E. (2004), 'Everyday Life in Contemporary Culture', Contemporary Culture and Everyday Life, The Sociologypress 1903457092.
  • Bennett, T. (2004), 'The Invention of the Modern Cultural Fact: Toward a Critique of the Critique of Everyday Life', Contemporary Culture and Everyday Life, The Sociologypress 1903457092.
  • Bennett, T. (2003), 'Culture and Governmentality', Foucault, Cultural Studies and Governmentality, SUNY Press 9780791456637.
  • Bennett, T. (2003), 'The Rules of Culture: Exhibition and the Politics of Knowledge', Asia in Transition: Representation and Identity, Japan Foundation Asia Centre .
  • Bennett, T. (2002), 'Stored Virtue: Memory, the Body and the Evolutionary Museum', Regimes of Memory, Routledge 9780415286480.
  • Bennett, T. (2002), 'Contesting Times: Conflicting Histories in Postcolonial Contexts', Social Change, Blackwell 0631233113.
  • Bennett, T. (2002), 'Sociology and Government', The Uses of Sociology, Blackwell 063123313X.

Journal Articles

  • Bennett, T., Frow, J., Healy, C. and Probyn, E. (2019), 'Twentieth Anniversary Colloquium : the Cultural and Communications Studies Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities', Cultural Studies Review, vol 25, no 2 , pp 52 - 54.
  • Bennett, T. (2019), 'Time, inheritance, accumulation : the historical limits of cultural capital', Etnografia E Ricerca Qualitativa, vol 3 , pp 429 - 438.
  • Bennett, T., Dibley, B. and Kelly, M. (2018), 'Marking differences : Indigenous cultural tastes and practices', Continuum, vol 32, no 3 , pp 308 - 321.
  • Bennett, T., Gayo, M. and Rowe, D. (2018), 'Television in Australia : capitals, tastes, practices and platforms', Media International Australia, vol 167, no 1 , pp 126 - 145.
  • Rowe, D. and Bennett, T. (2018), 'Tastes and practices in three Australian cultural fields : television, music and sport', Media International Australia, vol 167, no 1 , pp 121 - 125.
  • Bennett, T. (2018), 'Popular culture 1978 : history, theory, politics', Cultural Studies, vol 32, no 6 , pp 897 - 902.
  • Bennett, T. (2017), 'Science-anthropology-literature : the dynamics of intellectual fields', History of the Human Sciences, vol 30, no 3 , pp 131 - 145.
  • Rowe, D., Noble, G., Bennett, T. and Kelly, M. (2016), 'Transforming cultures? : from creative nation to creative Australia', Media International Australia, vol 158, no 1 , pp 6 - 16.
  • Bennett, T. and Gayo-Cal, M. (2016), 'For the love (or not) of art in Australia', Institute for Culture and Society Occasional Papers, vol 7, no 3 , pp 1 - 21.
  • Bennett, T. (2016), 'Mind the gap : toward a political history of habit', Comparatist, vol 40 , pp 28 - 55.
  • Bennett, T. (2015), 'Cultural studies and the culture concept', Cultural Studies, vol 29, no 4 , pp 546 - 568.
  • Bennett, T. (2015), 'Mind the gap : towards a political history of habit', The Occasional Papers, Institute for Culture and Society, vol 6, no 3 , pp 1 - 24.
  • Bennett, T. (2014), 'A thorn in the side : Ian Hunter, cultural studies and the humanities', History of European Ideas, vol 40, no 1 , pp 82 - 88.
  • Bennett, T. (2014), 'Liberal government and the practical history of anthropology', History and Anthropology, vol 25, no 2 , pp 150 - 170.
  • Bennett, T., Dibley, B. and Harrison, R. (2014), 'Introduction : anthropology, collecting and colonial governmentalities', History and Anthropology, vol 25, no 2 , pp 137 - 149.
  • Bennett, T., Dodsworth, F., Noble, G., Poovey, M. and Watkins, M. (2013), 'Habit and habituation : governance and the social', Body & Society, vol 19, no 2-3 , pp 3 - 29.
  • Bennett, T. and Hay, J. (2013), 'Interview with Tony Bennett, November 22, 2012', Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol 10, no 1 , pp 98 - 123.
  • Bennett, T. (2013), 'Habit : time, freedom, governance', Body and Society, vol 19, no 2-3 , pp 107 - 135.
  • Bennett, T., Bustamante, M. and Frow, J. (2013), 'The Australian space of lifestyles in comparative perspective', Journal of Sociology, vol 49, no 2-3 , pp 224 - 255.
  • Bennett, T., Frow, J., Hage, G. and Noble, G. (2013), 'Antipodean fields : working with Bourdieu', Journal of Sociology, vol 49, no 2-3 , pp 129 - 150.
  • Bennett, T. (2013), 'The multiplication of cultural studies' utility', Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, vol 14, no 3 , pp 438 - 441.
  • Bennett, T. (2012), 'Machineries of modernity : museums, theories, histories', Cultural and Social History, vol 9, no 1 , pp 145 - 156.
  • Bennett, T. (2012), 'L'action des musees', Perspective, vol 1 , pp 32 - 34.
  • Bennett, T. (2012), 'L'action des musees', Perspective, vol 1 , pp 32 - 34.
  • Bennett, T. (2011), 'Guided freedom : aesthetics, tutelage, and the interpretation of art', Tate Papers, , no 15 .
  • Bennett, T. (2011), 'Culture, choice, necessity : a political critique of Bourdieu's aesthetic', Poetics, vol 39, no 6 , pp 530 - 546.
  • Bennett, T. and Silva, E. (2011), 'Introduction : cultural capital - histories, limits, prospects', Poetics, vol 39, no 6 , pp 427 - 443.
  • Bennett, T. (2010), 'Sociology, aesthetics, expertise', New Literary History, vol 41, no 2 , pp 253 - 276.
  • Bennett, T. (2009), 'Museum, Field, Colony: Colonial Governmentality and the Circulation of Reference', Journal of Cultural Economy, vol 2, no 1-2 , pp 99 - 116.
  • Bennett, T. and Healy, C. (2009), 'Assembling culture', Journal of Cultural Economy, vol 2, no 1-2 , pp 3 - 10.
  • Bennett, T. (2009), 'Counting and seeing the social action of literary form : Franco Moretti and the sociology of literature', Cultural Sociology, vol 3, no 2 , pp 277 - 297.
  • Bennett, T. (2008), 'The Intellectual Genealogies and Possible Futures for Cultural Studies: An Interview with Tonny Bennett', Cultural Politics, vol 4, no 2 , pp 161 - 182.
  • Bennett, T. (2008), 'Aesthetics, Government, Freedom', Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, vol 6 , pp 76 - 91.
  • Bennett, T. (2007), 'Habitus Clive: Aesthetics and Politics in the work of Pierre Bourdieu', New Literacy History, vol 38, no 1 , pp 201 - 228.
  • Bennett, T. (2007), 'The Work of Culture', Journal of Cultural Sociology, vol 1, no 1 , pp 31 - 47.
  • Bennett, T., Grossberg, L. and Morris, M. (2007), 'Originals, Remakes, Assemblages: A Retrospect on New Keywords', Criticism, vol 47, no 4 , pp 567 - 571.
  • Bennett, T. and Dodsworth, J. (2007), 'Liberalisms, Government, Culture', Cultural Studies, vol 21, no 4-5 , pp 525 - 548.
  • Bennett, T. (2007), 'Making culture, changing society: the perspective of culture studies', Cultural Studies, vol 21, no 4-5 , pp 610 - 629.
  • Bennett, T. (2006), 'Distinction on the Box: Cultural Capital and the Social Space of Broadcasting', Cultural Trends, vol 15, no 2-3 , pp 193 - 212.
  • Bennett, T. and Silva, E. (2006), 'Cultural Capital and Inequality - Policy Issues and Contexts', Cultural Trends, vol 15, no 2-3 , pp 87 - 106.
  • Bennett, T. (2006), 'Postscript: Cultural Capital and Inequality - Refining the Policy Calculus', Cultural Trends, vol 15, no 2-3 , pp 239 - 244.
  • Bennett, T. (2006), 'Culture and Society: Theoretical and Biographical Perspectives', Jiangxia Social Sciences, vol 6 , pp 233 - 244.
  • Bennett, T. and Savage, M. (2005), 'Cultural Capital and Social Inequality', British Journal of Sociology, vol 56, no 1 , pp 7 - 14.
  • Bennett, T. (2005), 'The Historical Universal: The Role of Cultural Value in the Historical Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu', British Journal of Sociology, vol 56, no 1 , pp 141 - 164.
  • Bennett, T. (2005), 'Civic Laboratories: Museums, cultural objecthood and the governance of the social', Cultural Studies, vol 19, no 5 , pp 521 - 547.
  • Bennett, T. and Savage, M. (2004), 'Introduction : cultural capital and cultural policy', Cultural Trends, vol 13, no 2 , pp 7 - 14.
  • Bennett, T. (2003), 'Representation or Exhibition', Journal of Education in Museums, vol 24 , pp 3 - 8.
  • Bennett, T. (2002), 'Archaeological Autopsy: Objectifying Time and Cultural Governance', Cultural Values, vol 6, no 1-2 , pp 29 - 48.

Current Projects

Title: Assembling and Governing Habits
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Tony Bennett, Gay Hawkins and Gregory Noble
Years: 2017-06-30 - 2022-03-31
ID: P00023217

Previous Projects

Title: Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Tony Bennett, David Rowe, Gregory Noble, Emma Waterton and Deborah Stevenson
Years: 2014-05-14 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00021441
Title: Museum, Field, Metropolis, Colony: Practices of Social Governance
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Tony Bennett and Fiona R Cameron
Years: 2011-03-01 - 2015-03-31
ID: P00018152

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Transcending Boundaries: "The Arts of Islam Exhibition"
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Reading Infrastructures in the Contemporary City: A Study of Three Public Libraries in Sydney
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Studies In Human Society

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