Professor Gay Hawkins

Professor Gay Hawkins

Professor,
Institute for Culture and Society

Professor,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD Macquarie University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

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

Contact

Email: G.Hawkins@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9609
Mobile: 0424295031
Location: EM.G.27
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Hawkins, G., Potter, E. and Race, K. (2015), 'Plastic Water: the Social and Material Life of Bottled Water', : MIT Press 9780262029414.
  • Ang, I., Hawkins, G. and Dabboussy, L. (2008), 'The SBS Story: The Challenge of Cultural Diversity', : UNSW Press 9780868408392.

Chapters in Books

  • Hawkins, G. (2019), 'Mobile drinking : bottled water practices and ontological politics', Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans: Nature, Materials and Technologies, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319921884.
  • Hawkins, G. (2017), 'Plastics', Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment, Fordham University Press 9780823273904.
  • Hawkins, G. (2017), 'Ethical blindness : plastics, disposability and the art of not caring', Living Ethics in a More-than-human World, University of Lapland 9789523370463.
  • Hawkins, G. and Duong, M. (2016), 'Plastic in Hanoi : the changing material textures of consumption and waste in Vietnam', Globalization, Modernity and Urban Change in Asian Cities, Knowledge Publishing House 9786049433924.
  • Hawkins, G. (2013), 'The performativity of food packaging : market devices, waste crisis and recycling ', Waste Matters: New Perspectives of Food and Society, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118394311.
  • Hawkins, G. (2013), 'Made to be wasted : PET and topologies of disposability', Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, Routledge 9780415625821.
  • Gabrys, J., Hawkins, G. and Michael, M. (2013), 'Introduction : from materiality to plasticity', Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, Routledge 9780415625821.
  • Hawkins, G. (2011), 'The politics of bottled water : assembling bottled water as brand, waste and oil', Assembling Culture, Routledge 9780415614436.
  • Hawkins, G. and Race, K. (2011), 'Bottled water practices : reconfiguring drinking in Bangkok households', Material Geographies of Household Sustainability, Ashgate 9781409408154.
  • Hawkins, G. (2010), 'Plastic materialities', Political Matter: Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life, University of Minnesota Press 9780816670888.
  • Hawkins, G. (2010), 'Public service media in Australia : governing diversity', Reinventing Public Service Communication: European Broadcasters and Beyond, Palgrave Macmillan 9780230229679.
  • Hawkins, G. (2009), 'History in things : Sebald and Benjamin on transience and detritus', W.G. Sebald: Schreiben Ex Patria / Expatriate Writing, Rodopi 9789042027817.

Journal Articles

  • Hawkins, G. and Dibley, B. (2021), 'Provoking animal realities on TV : exploring the affinities between STS and screen studies', Science, Technology and Human Values, vol 46, no 4 , pp 695 - 718.
  • Hawkins, G. (2021), 'Detaching from plastic packaging : reconfiguring material responsibilities', Consumption Markets and Culture, vol 24, no 4 , pp 405 - 418.
  • Dibley, B. and Hawkins, G. (2019), 'Making animals public : early wildlife television and the emergence of environmental nationalism on the ABC', Continuum, vol 33, no 6 , pp 744 - 758.
  • Hawkins, G. (2018), 'The skin of commerce : governing through plastic food packaging', Journal of Cultural Economy, vol 11, no 5 , pp 386 - 403.
  • Hawkins, G. (2018), 'Plastic and presentism : the time of disposability', Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, vol 5, no 1 , pp 91 - 102.
  • Hawkins, G. (2017), 'The Impacts of bottled water : an analysis of bottled water markets and their interactions with tap water provision', WIREs Water, vol 4, no 3 .
  • Hawkins, G. (2013), 'Resilience : the resurgence of public things', Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, vol 1, no 1 .
  • Hawkins, G. (2013), 'Det mobila drickandets logistik : flaskor och dricksvattenfontaner', Kulturella Perspektiv, vol 2013, no 3-4 , pp 33 - 41.
  • Burns, M. and Hawkins, G. (2013), 'Investigating public service media as hybrid arrangements', Media International Australia, vol 146 , pp 79 - 81.
  • Hawkins, G. (2013), 'Enacting public value on the ABC's Q&A : from normative to performative approaches', Media International Australia, vol 146, no 1 , pp 82 - 92.
  • Hawkins, G. (2013), 'The performativity of food packaging : market devices, waste crisis and recycling', The Sociological Review, vol 60, no Supplement 2 , pp 66 - 83.
  • Hawkins, G. (2011), 'The role of media in multicultural Australia : pluralizing national identity', Journal of Australian Studies, vol 24 .
  • Hawkins, G. (2011), 'Packaging water : plastic bottles as market and public devices', Economy and Society, vol 40, no 4 , pp 534 - 552.
  • Hawkins, G. (2010), 'Multiculturalism on screen : subtitling and the translation of cultural differences', Otemon Journal of Australian Studies, vol 36 , pp 97 - 109.
  • Hawkins, G. (2009), 'The politics of bottled water : assembling bottled water as brand, waste and oil', Journal of Cultural Economy, vol 2, no 1-2 , pp 183 - 195.
  • Hawkins, G. (2009), 'More-than-human politics : the case of plastic bags', Australian Humanities Review, vol 46 , pp 43 - 55.

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
Title: Investigating Innovative Waste Economies: redrawing the circular economy
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Gay Hawkins, Stephen Healy and Abby Mellick Lopes
Years: 2021-03-15 - 2024-03-15
ID: P00026561

Previous Projects

Title: The skin of commerce: the role of plastic packaging in the construction of food security, waste and consumer activism in Australia
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Gay Hawkins
Years: 2015-02-15 - 2017-03-31
ID: P00022473
Title: Making animals public: the changing role of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in building public value and interest in wildlife documentary
Funder:
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Gay Hawkins
Years: 2015-01-05 - 2017-12-22
ID: P00022474

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