Professor Gay Hawkins

Professor Gay Hawkins

Director of Engagement,
Institute for Culture and Society

Director of Engagement,
Institute for Culture and Society

Director of Engagement,
Institute for Culture and Society

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

Contact

Email: G.Hawkins@westernsydney.edu.au
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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

  • 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 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00023217

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
Title: Understanding the Drivers of Public Trust in Sydney Water - Stage 1
Funder:
  • Sydney Water Corporation
Western Researchers: Abby Mellick Lopes, Zoe Sofoulis, Ben Dibley and Gay Hawkins
Years: 2017-02-24 - 2017-10-31
ID: P00024311

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