Gender and Cultural Studies seminar: Wild Policy by Tess Lea: panel & book launch – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Gender and Cultural Studies seminar: Wild Policy by Tess Lea: panel & book launch – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Gender and Cultural Studies seminar: Wild Policy by Tess Lea: panel & book launch

Held in conjunction with the Sydney Environment Institute

Wild Policy by Tess Lea: panel & book launch

 

Wild Policy: Indigeneity and the Unruly Logics of InterventionCan there be good social policy? This book describes what happens to Indigenous policy when it targets the supposedly ‘wild people’ of regional and remote Australia. Tess Lea explores naturalized policy: policy unplugged, gone live, ramifying in everyday life, to show that it is policies that are wild, not the people being targeted. Lea turns the notion of unruliness on its head to reveal a policy-driven world dominated by short term political interests and their erratic, irrational effects, and by the less obvious protection of long-term interests in resource extraction and the liberal settler lifestyles this sustains. Wild Policy argues policies are not about undoing the big causes of enduring inequality, and do not ameliorate harms terribly well either—without yielding all hope.

Drawing on efforts across housing and infrastructure, resistant media-making, health, governance and land tenure battles in regional and remote Australia, Wild Policy looks at how the logics of intervention are formulated and what this reveals in answer to the question: why is it all so hard? Lea offers readers a layered, multi-relational approach called policy ecology to probe the related question, ‘what is to be done?’ Lea’s case material will resonate with analysts across the world who deal with infrastructures, policy, technologies, mining, militarization, enduring colonial legacies, and the Anthropocene.

 

When and Where

2pm, Friday 11 September 2020

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The Department of Gender and Cultural Studies is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

Date

Sep 11 2020
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Time

2:00 pm

Location

Online

Organizer

Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
Phone
+61 2 9351 2759
Email
sophi.enquiries@sydney.edu.au
Website
http:// sydney.edu.au/arts/gender-culture-studies

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