September 7, 2021
This virtual panel discussion hosted by Diversity and Creative Social Change, School of Social Sciences features Firdaws Karim (WSU), Ayah Abubasheer (ACU), Joumanah El Matrah. The session will be chaired by Professor Linda Briskman. This panel brings forth the experiences...
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September 7, 2021
This panel of tourism and heritage experts will consider the sustainable future of tourism in our (post-)pandemic future, in the context of Australia’s historic efforts to manage mobilities and disease. Tourism, as the practice of people travelling to other places...
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September 8, 2021
Social life is being pushed to extremes. While billionaires explore outer space, city residents from Parramatta to New Delhi contend with the proliferation of heat and dust – by-products of local and global industrial activity. If science could once imagine...
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September 8, 2021
Automation is finding its way into many systems that impact our everyday lives. AI and machine learning programs increasingly make decisions about a person’s credit score, determine the routes that food delivery operators should take via UberEats or Deliveroo, automate...
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September 6, 2021
This session invites people from across the education sector to learn about and contribute to an increased attention to the important role of the humanities and social sciences in education. While the session will highlight the context of Western Sydney,...
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A 2021 Social Sciences Week event from the Borders and Diversity Research Program of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, this virtual panel discussion on Critical Race Theory in the social sciences and humanities features leading...
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September 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories has intensified. Like the virus itself, the theories spread quickly and contain multiple variants. While conspiracy theories are often attributed to marginal or fringe populations, COVID has shown...
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September 9, 2021
Critical sociological inquiry has been at the forefront of a determination to create socially just change in our world. Sociologically informed research has helped activists, advocates and policy makers to understand the complex issues of discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion. Researchers...
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September 8, 2020
The line between fact and myth can be hard to work out when it comes to the realities of everyday social life! Our Expert Social Science Myth Busters from WSU and beyond tackle nitty gritty questions of sex, housework, animals,...
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September 9, 2020
Despite not being explicitly captured in a Bill of Rights, freedom of speech is generally regarded as a core Australian value. Debates on this value have been felt across the social sphere, with examples seen through the creation of anti-vilification...
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September 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, states responded with various measures: denial; contact tracing; social distancing; phone apps; lockdown; economic stimulus; closed borders—even those states where COVID-19 was not present have made preparations for its arrival. Building on...
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September 7, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic presents the profoundest public health and economic crisis of our times. The seemingly impossible has happened: borders have closed, nations have locked down, and individuals have socially isolated for the collective good. We find ourselves involved in...
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September 10, 2020
This event arises from the Australian Research Council-funded project Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics based at Western Sydney University, focusing on a major new book, Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions (Routledge 2020). It addresses...
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