The road to fieldwork

At the beginning of June last year, I set off for Barunga from my home in Adelaide with Antoinette and Jasmine. We've made this trip a number of times before, but this one was a little different. Ant and I were going to live in Barunga for several months for my PhD fieldwork. Jasmine, on the... Continue Reading →

Contested spaces: the ‘long-grassers’, living private lives in public places

Kellie Pollard, Flinders University; Claire Smith, Flinders University, and Jordan Ralph, Flinders University This is the final article in The Conversation's Contested Spaces series. These pieces look at the conflicting uses, expectations and norms that people bring to public spaces, the clashes that result and how we can resolve these. The number of people in Australia... Continue Reading →

The markers of everyday racism in Australia

Claire Smith, Flinders University; Jordan Ralph, Flinders University, and Kellie Pollard, Flinders University While Australians value equality, our multicultural nation contains markers of racial discrimination. Some are so innocuous we may not recognise them. Experiencing racism is part of the everyday lives of many Australians. What is it like to negotiate daily life in a... Continue Reading →

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