Professor Scott Poynting

Professor Scott Poynting

Adjunct Professor,
Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology

Biography

Qualifications

  • MA Macquarie University
  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • BA University of New South Wales
  • DipEd University of New South Wales

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology

Contact

Email: S.Poynting@westernsydney.edu.au
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Publications

Books

  • Poynting, S. and Whyte, D. (2012), 'Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence: The 'War on Terror' as Terror', : Routledge 9780415607209.
  • Tabar, P., Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2010), 'On Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, Racism and the Ethnic Field', : Lebanese American University Press 9789953461120.
  • Donaldson, M. and Poynting, S. (2007), 'Ruling Class Men. Money, Sex, Power', : Peter Lang Publishing 9783039111374.
  • Tabar, P., Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Collins, J. (2005), 'Al-Mouhajiroun al-Lubnaniyoun Fi 'Australia: shabab, hawiyya wa `ounsouriyya [Lebanese Migrants in Australia: youth, identity and racism]', : Mokhtarat 9953416419.
  • Morgan, G., Poynting, S. and Rocha, C. (2004), 'Culture and Cultivation: Backyards in Fairfield', : Fairfield City Museum and Gallery 0958541094.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G., Tabar, P. and Collins, J. (2004), 'Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other', : The Sydney Institute of Criminology 0975196707.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2004), 'Living with Racism: The experience and reporting by Arab and Muslim Australians of discrimination, abuse and violence since 11 September 2001', : Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission .
  • Collins, J., Noble, G., Poynting, S. and Tabar, P. (2002), 'Gangs, Crime and Community Safety: Perceptions and Experiences in Multicultural Sydney', : University of Technology, Sydney 1863657037.

Chapters in Books

  • Poynting, S. (2018), 'Crime and the fear of Muslims', The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime, Routledge 9781138120334.
  • Meyer, A. and Poynting, S. (2018), ''Ta-Ta Qatada' : Islamophobic moral panic and the British tabloid press', Media, Crime and Racism, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319717753.
  • Dagistanli, S. and Poynting, S. (2017), 'Terrorism and anti-terrorism laws', The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice, Springer 9783319557465.
  • Poynting, S. and Briskman, L. (2017), 'Terror incognito : black flags, plastic swords and other weapons of mass disruption in Australia', What is Islamophobia?: Racism, Social Movements and the State, Pluto Press 9780745399584.
  • Poynting, S. (2017), 'Hate crime', Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge 9781138818996.
  • Tufail, W. and Poynting, S. (2016), 'Muslim and dangerous : "grooming" and the politics of racialisation', Fear of Muslims?: International Perspectives on Islamophobia, Springer 9783319296968.
  • Poynting, S. (2014), 'Terrorism', Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm, Routledge 9780415733229.
  • Poynting, S. (2014), 'Othering "Lebs" : racialised demonisation of Lebanese immigrants in Australia', Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian Communities in the World: Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Studies, Universitatsverlag Winter 9783825364038.
  • Donaldson, M. and Poynting, S. (2013), 'Peering upwards : researching ruling-class men', Men, Masculinities and Methodologies, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137005724.
  • Poynting, S. (2013), 'Islamophobia, human rights and the 'War on Terror'', Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: International Perspectives, Palgrave 9781137008688.
  • Morgan, G. and Poynting, S. (2012), 'Introduction : the transnational folk devil', Global Islamophobia : Muslims and Moral Panic in the West, Ashgate 9781409431190.
  • Poynting, S. and Whyte, D. (2012), 'Introduction : counter-terrorism and the terrorist state', Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence: The 'War on Terror' as Terror, Routledge 9780415607209.
  • Poynting, S. and Whyte, D. (2012), 'Conclusion : reconnecting the asymmetries of political violence', Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence: The 'War on Terror' as Terror, Routledge 9780415607209.
  • Asquith, N. and Poynting, S. (2011), 'Anti-cosmopolitanism and "ethnic cleansing" at Cronulla', Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia, UWA Publishing 9781921401565.
  • Jackson, R., Murphy, E. and Poynting, S. (2010), 'Introduction : terrorism, the state and the study of political terror', Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Practice, Routledge 9780415498012.
  • Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2009), 'Looking for Respect: Lebanese Young Men in Australia', Migrant Men: Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience, Routledge 9780415994859.
  • Poynting, S. and White, R. (2009), 'Youth work : challenging the soft cop syndrome', Concepts and Methods of Youth Work, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies 9781875236619.
  • Poynting, S. (2009), 'Islamophobia and hate crime', Hate Crimes. Vol. 3: The Victims of Hate Crimes, Praeger 9780275995751.
  • Poynting, S. (2009), 'Scouring the Shire', Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots, Multiculturalism and National Belonging, Institute of Criminology Press 9780975196786.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2008), 'Neither Relaxed nor Comfortable: The Uncivil Regulation of the Muslim Other', Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life, Ashgate 9780754649663.
  • Poynting, S. and Mason, V. (2008), 'Tolerance, freedom, justice and peace? : Britain, Australia and anti-Muslim racism since 11 September 2001', Ethnicity and Crime: A Reader, Open University Press 9780335223787.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G., Tabar, P. and Collins, J. (2008), ''You deserve it because you are Australian' : the moral panic over 'ethnic gang rape'', Gender and Crime: A Reader, Open Univesity Press 9780335225224.
  • Poynting, S. (2008), 'Ethnic minority immigrants, crime and the state', The Critical Criminology Companion, Hawkins Press 9781876067236.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2007), 'Muslims and Arabs in the Australian Media since 9/11', How The World's News Media Reacted To 9/11: Essays from Around the Globe, Marquette Books .
  • Poynting, S. (2007), ''Thugs' and 'grubs' at Cronulla : From media beat-ups to beating up migrants', Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia, ACYS Publishing 9781875326596.
  • Poynting, S. and Morgan, G. (2007), 'Introduction', Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia, ACYS Publishing 9781875326596.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2006), 'The daily frustrations you have to live with: everyday racism and the social exclusion of Arab and Muslim Australians since Spetember 11, 2001', Terrorism, Media, Society, Adam Marszalek 9788374415613.
  • Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2005), 'Representations of youth in Sydney: a critique of liberal rhetoric about young Lebanese immigrants', Lebanese Diaspora: History, Racism and Belonging Beirut, Lebanese American University Press 9953461007.
  • Poynting, S. and Donaldson, M. (2004), 'The Time of their Lives: Time, Work and Leisure in the Daily Lives of Ruling-Class Men', Ruling Australia: The Power, Privilege & Politics of the New Ruling Class, Australian Scholarly Publishing 1740970527.
  • Poynting, S. and Mcqueen, K. (2003), 'What dreams may come? The supplanting of the ideology of equality of opportunity in Australian education', Critical Perspectives on Education and Social Class, Canterbury University Press 1877257230.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2003), 'Protest Masculinity and Lebanese youth in Western Sydney: A ethnographic study', Male Trouble: Looking at Australian masculinities, Pluto Press Australia 1864031212.
  • Poynting, S. and Donaldson, M. (2002), 'Snakes and Lads: What does the Ruling Class do when it Schools', Learning for the Future: New Worlds, New Literacies, New Learning, New People, Common Ground Publishing 1863354956.
  • Poynting, S. (2002), 'Lost Between the Kebab Shop and McDonalds', Global Learning, Common Ground Publishing 186335087X.
  • Poynting, S. (2002), 'Street Arabs'and Mug Liars: Racism, Class Relations and Moral Panic about Lebanese-Australian Youth', Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and Belonging, Melbourne University Press 0522849792.

Journal Articles

  • Poynting, S. and Briskman, L. (2018), 'Islamophobia in Australia : from far-right deplorables to respectable liberals', Social Sciences, vol 7, no 11 .
  • Poynting, S. (2017), 'Rocket bombs and war without end in the 'War on Terror'', New Zealand Sociology, vol 32, no 1 , pp 77 - 96.
  • Hussein, S. and Poynting, S. (2017), ''We're not multicultural, but... '', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 38, no 3 , pp 333 - 348.
  • Poynting, S. and Whyte, D. (2017), 'Special edition : corruption downunder : guest editors' introduction', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 6, no 4 .
  • Poynting, S. (2015), 'Empire crime, rendition and Guantanamo Bay : the case of David Hicks', State Crime, vol 4, no 1 , pp 16 - 33.
  • Poynting, S. and Morgan, G. (2015), 'Putting the ethics back into freedom of expression', IRR News, vol 09/04/2015 .
  • Briskman, L. and Poynting, S. (2014), '"Terror Australis" : the language of Australia's domestic war on terror', Open Democracy, vol 26/10/2014 .
  • Poynting, S. (2014), 'Drone deaths and NZ', Perspectives, vol 26/06/2014 .
  • Briskman, L. and Poynting, S. (2013), 'Before getting practical on asylum policy, let's change our discourse', The Conversation, vol 09/08/2013 .
  • Briskman, L. and Poynting, S. (2013), 'After Woolwich : when racist thugs and tabloid media combine', Open Democracy, vol 12/06/2013 .
  • Tufail, W. and Poynting, S. (2013), 'A common 'outlawness' : criminalisation of Muslim minorities in the UK and Australia', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 12, no 3 , pp 43 - 54.
  • Poynting, S. and Singleton, A. (2012), 'You look foreign : bring your passport, it's what the UKBA would want', Times Higher Education, vol 4/10/2012 .
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2010), 'White lines : the intercultural politics of everyday movement in social spaces', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 31, no 5 , pp 489 - 505.
  • Poynting, S. (2009), 'The 'lost' girls : Muslim young women in Australia', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 30, no 4 , pp 373 - 386.
  • Poynting, S., Ralph, M., Singleton, A., Tombs, S. and Whyte, D. (2009), 'Universities must not ride the wave of xenophobia', Institute of Race Relations. Newsletter, vol 18/06/2009 .
  • Tabar, P., Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Collins, J. (2008), 'The Lebanese community in Sydney: a socioeconomic and cultural reading [in Arabic]', Idafat, The Arab Journal of Sociology, vol 2 , pp 24 - 58.
  • Poynting, S. and Mason, V. (2008), 'The new integrationism, the state and Islamophobia : retreat from multiculturalism in Australia', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, vol 36, no 4 , pp 230 - 246.
  • Poynting, S. (2008), 'The attack on 'political correctness' : Islamophobia and the erosion of multiculturalism in Australia under the Howard regime', Social Alternatives, vol 27, no 1 , pp 5 - 9.
  • Poynting, S. and Mason, V. (2007), 'The resistible rise of Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim racism in the UK and Australia before 11 September 2001', Journal of Sociology, vol 43, no 1 , pp 61 - 86.
  • Poynting, S. and Mason, V. (2006), 'Tolerance, Freedom, Justice and Peace?: Britain, Australia and Anti-Muslim since 11 September 2001', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 4 , pp 365 - 391.
  • Poynting, S. (2006), 'What caused the Cronulla riot', Race & Class, vol 48, no 1 , pp 85 - 92.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2006), 'Muslims and Arabs in the Australian Media since 9/11 September 2001', Global Media Journal, vol 2, no 2 , pp 89 - 102.
  • Morgan, G., Rocha, C. and Poynting, S. (2005), 'Grafting Cultures: Longing and Belonging in Immigrants' Gardens in Fairfield', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 26, no 1-2 , pp 93 - 105.
  • Poynting, S. (2005), 'Bulldog Whistling: Criminalization of Young Lebanese-Australian Rugby League Fans', Internet Journal of Criminology, .
  • Poynting, S. and Donaldson, M. (2005), 'Snakes and Leaders: Hegemonic Masculinity in Ruling-Class Boys' Boarding Schools', Men and Masculinities, vol 7, no 4 , pp 325 - 346.
  • Poynting, S. (2004), 'Advanced Australia Fear: A Review Essay', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 16, no 2 , pp 241 - 252.
  • Poynting, S. and White, R. (2004), 'Youth Work: Challenging the Soft Cop Syndrome', Youth Studies Australia, vol 23, no 4 , pp 39 - 45.
  • Poynting, S., Tabar, P. and Noble, G. (2003), 'Lost between cultures or resisting racism : second generation Lebanese immigrant young men in Sydney', Palma Journal, vol 9, no 1 , pp 93 - 114.
  • Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2003), 'Acts of War: Military metaphors in representation of Lebanese youth gangs', Media International Australia, vol 106 , pp 110 - 123.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2003), 'Dog whistle journalism and Muslim Australians since 2001', Media International Australia, vol 109 , pp 41 - 49.
  • Tabar, P., Noble, G. and Poynting, S. (2003), 'The rise and falter of the field of ethnic politics in Australia', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 24, no 3 , pp 275 - 295.
  • Poynting, S. (2002), 'Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Attacks on Arab and Muslim Australians before and after 11 September', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 14, no 1 , pp 43 - 64.
  • Poynting, S. (2002), 'Racism and Community Safety', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 13, no 3 , pp 328 - 332.
  • Poynting, S., Noble, G. and Tabar, P. (2001), 'Middle Eastern Appearances: "Ethnic Gangs", Moral Panic and Media Framing', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol 34, no 1 , pp 67 - 90.

Conference Papers

  • Poynting, S. (2007), 'Multiculturalism at the end of the line', Everyday Multiculturalism Conference, Macquarie University.
  • Perry, B. and Poynting, S. (2006), 'Inspiring Islamophobia: Media and State targeting of Muslims in Canada since 9/11', TASA 2006 Conference Proceedings: Sociology for a mobiel world. Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Western Australia.
  • Poynting, S. (2005), 'Hate Crimes of the State?: Some Anti-Muslim instances since 2001', TASA 2005 Conference: Community, Place and Change, University of Tasmania.
  • Poynting, S. and Mcqueen, K. (2004), 'Rejecting Class Consciousness? The Demise of Equality of Opportunity in Australian Education', Ninth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Beijing, China.
  • Poynting, S. and Noble, G. (2003), 'Rape menace from the melting pot: Racialisation and the moral panic over "ethnic gang rape" in Sydney', Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association, University of New England, Armidale.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Islamophobia in Australia 2014-2016', Research Report

Previous Projects

Title: Sydney's Ethnic Diversity and the 2000 Olympic Games: Spatial and ethnic dimentions of employment, skills training, tourism and productive diversity [via UTS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Carol Reid and Christine Jones Diaz
Years: 1999-07-19 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0009530
Title: Youth, Ethnicity and Crime in Sydney [via UTS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Scott Poynting
Years: 2001-01-06 - 2001-12-30
ID: P0009644
Title: Reporting race discrimination and vilification experienced by NSW and Victorian Arab and Muslim Communities
Funder:
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
Western Researchers: Scott Poynting
Years: 2003-05-01 - 2003-12-31
ID: P0014088
Title: Everyday experiences of gender, sexuality and ethnicity among young people in south-western and southern Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Lebanese Communities Council
  • FPA Health
  • Lebanese Muslim Association
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Australian Multicultural Foundation
Western Researchers: Scott Poynting and Gregory Noble
Years: 2003-04-08 - 2004-12-31
ID: P0010748
Title: She Be Faz'i (Something to fear): Lebanese Australian young men from teenages to adults during 'ethnic gang' panics in western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Scott Poynting and Gregory Noble
Years: 2003-01-04 - 2004-01-31
ID: P0011718
Title: Culture and Cultivation - Fairfield Migration Narratives
Funder:
  • Fairfield City Council
Western Researchers: George Morgan and Scott Poynting
Years: 2003-06-21 - 2004-09-30
ID: P0012440
Title: Enforcement of Cannabis Use Laws: What currently informs police discretion?
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Tania Sourdin
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0012554

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