Bio: Perdita Phillips is an academic researcher. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 7 citations.
14 Nov 2019
TL;DR: In this paper, a walkshop was organised to better understand the tensions around groundwater and extraction in Australia, where participants walked through a park dedicated to former coal-based infrastructures to arrive at the Lithgow mining museum.
Abstract: This article draws lessons from a walkshop organised by the authors to Lithgow, NSW, where participants walked through a park dedicated to former coal-based infrastructures to arrive at the Lithgow mining museum. The aim of the walkshop was to better understand the tensions around groundwater and extraction in Australia. This article focuses on two key elements of the walkshop: (1) First, they interrogate an attempt to engage bodily with an elemental phenomenon—groundwater—that is for the most part inaccessible to human experience. The authors thus draw on the practice of posthuman phenomenology (Neimanis) to explain how bodily attunement to our own wateriness, alongside the “proxy stories” of arts and sciences expertise, can aid in bringing groundwater into lived experience. (2) Second, they ask how walkshopping—as a coming together—can nonetheless hold onto the ambivalences, tensions, and glitches that are part of sharing space in the face of fraught issues such as mining. Here, the authors turn to Lauren Berlant’s recent writing on the commons. They suggest that their walkshop was what Berlant would call ‘training’ in living with the awkward and complicit relations of being in common. Funding acknowledgement This research was supported by the FASS (University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and Artsource Global City AIR - State Government of WA funding.
TL;DR: In what case do you like reading so much? What about the type of the wanderlust a history of walking book? The needs to read? Well, everybody has their own reason why should read some books as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: In what case do you like reading so much? What about the type of the wanderlust a history of walking book? The needs to read? Well, everybody has their own reason why should read some books. Mostly, it will relate to their necessity to get knowledge from the book and want to read just to get entertainment. Novels, story book, and other entertaining books become so popular this day. Besides, the scientific books will also be the best reason to choose, especially for the students, teachers, doctors, businessman, and other professions who are fond of reading.
TL;DR: In this article, Morrissey looks at both spatial and locational evidence when connecting the marine economy, which has traditionally been seen as part of the peripheral economy, to urban areas.
Abstract: economy. There is also a spatial element to all of the proposed social and economic indicators recommended in the book. It is argued that the focus cannot be solely at the national level as the development of ‘national economic indicators’ are not adequate to represent a comprehensive picture and there is a need to take regional and local level into account (44). In the remaining chapters, these concerns are negotiated and suggestions given on how improvements can be made. Morrissey looks at both spatial and locational evidence when connecting the marine economy, which has ‘traditionally been seen as part of the peripheral economy’, to urban areas (70). The work of Porter (1990) is used to re-examine the idea of ‘marine clusters’ and the context within which we use them, and Morrissey looks at understanding competitiveness from a ‘collective result’ of sectors rather than ‘individual processes’ (109). The Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster is used as an example to explain how appropriate methods can be used to ‘evaluate the relative strengths of the cluster’, which highlights holistic ways of dealing with the multifaceted sector (111). In the chapter ‘From National to Regional to Local: A Spatial Microsimulation Model for the Marine’ a definitive way of incorporating scale and spatial referencing into the scenario is discussed and how this might inform policy is examined. Indicators aim at bringing the focus from the national to regional to ‘local level analysis’ and supporting the importance of understanding the impact of policies not only at the macro level but also at the local level is highlighted (140). A positive of the book, is that it recognises the weaknesses within certain models and applications and that one indicator may not be enough to answer these. Each chapter builds on the next, and by the end, tools with which to deal with ‘Blue Growth’ and the ‘Blue Economy’ effectively have been gained (43). In this evolving field of research, certain approaches are not perfect but identifying these voids and determining how to rectify them can help to improve future projections about the marine sector. As there is no definition of what ‘constitutes a national marine sector’ Morrissey does a capable job of helping to define it and taking it to different levels of analysis (7). Informing policy and managing marine resources in a sustainable way are what underpin the book. Each chapter highlights how policy makers and practitioners might be able to apply the information for future application. This interdisciplinary book is of use to those who are interested in developing and supporting the marine economy in a sustainable manner.
TL;DR: In this article , the authors focus on swimming in the sea as one form of wild methodology and draw on hauntology to think about the possibilities of such methodologies for troubling normative academic practices directed at different ways of being and becoming.
Abstract: This article thinks with oceans and swimming, in dialogue with decolonial feminist materialist approaches and other current novel methodologies which foreground embodiment and relational ontologies, in order to consider the conceptual potential of such diffractions for the project of alternative scholarly practices. We focus on swimming in the sea as one form of wild methodology and Slow scholarship that draws on hauntology to think about the possibilities of such methodologies for troubling normative academic practices directed at different ways of being and becoming. Located in the (post-)apartheid space of South African higher education, which continues to follow and reinstate colonial, patriarchal and neoliberal capitalist logics, we ask questions about the silences around material histories of subjugation and violence that are embedded in the institution and the lives of those who enter these spaces. Propositions are made about how a swimming methodology may inspire a consciousness and engagement with intersectional gender hauntings that permeate the material, curricula, relational and affective spaces of academia as part of disrupting and reimagining the university as a space of/for justice and flourishing. We explore the ways in which embodied, affective methodologies in or near the ocean/s may be deployed to subvert and reconfigure, to make and stay with trouble. We therefore propose sea swimming as a powerful way of thinking with the sea in productive and creative ways for scholarship towards a justice-to-come, to open up new imaginaries of scholarship that make a difference.