Dr Scott Sharpe

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LOCATION

Room 310 PEMS North (Bldg 22) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC 2610, Australia

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Scott Sharpe is a geographer and Deputy Head of School (Education) in the School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences at UNSW Canberra.

Scott obtained a BA (Hons) and University Medal in Human Geography in 1995 and a PhD with the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation in Human Geography in 2002 from Macquarie University, Australia. He joined UNSW Canberra in 2004.

Scott is a cultural geographer with a strong background in social and cultural theory and particularly in poststructural tenets of thought. His research investigates the relationship between thinking, the unconscious, space, matter and politics. He has published widely on alternative means of political action and particularly non-cognitivist modes of affecting social, cultural and political change, such as humour, bodily habits, movement, sense and affect. He has brought his work to bear on a wide variety of societal problems and issues: racism and anti-racism; alternative means of mobility and active transport;  the acquisition of habits.

His theoretical influences include Gilles Deleuze, Hannah Arendt, Freidrich Nietzsche, Felix Guattari, Helmuth Plessner, Felix Ravaisson, Georges Bataille, Henri Bergson, Maurizzio Lazzarato, Baruch Spinoza and Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz. 

His work has been published in Angelaki; Environment and Planning D; Cultural Geographies; Geographical Research; Parallax; Continuum; Ethnic and Racial Studies; and Rethinking Marxism.

Scott is a founding member of The Difference Laboratory (with Maria Hynes, ANU and JD Dewsbury, University of Bristol) which is a collaborative network of researchers from UNSW Canberra, the Australian National University and University of Bristol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Chapters

Thornton A; Lyons K; Sharpe S, 2018, 'Carving out space for community gardens in Australia: Exploring the potential of community gardens as social movements for urban change in Sydney and Canberra', in The Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research, pp. 223 - 235, 10.4324/9781315612829

Tranter PJ; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Global Energy Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Child-Friendly Cities', in Ansell N; Klocker N; Skelton T (ed.), Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, Geographies of Children and Young People 8,, Springer, Singapore, 10.1007/978-981-4585-95-8_10-1

Journal articles

Nelson JK; Hynes M; Sharpe S; Paradies Y; Dunn K, 2018, 'Witnessing Anti-White ‘Racism’: White Victimhood and ‘Reverse Racism’ in Australia', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 39, pp. 339 - 358, 10.1080/07256868.2018.1459516

Sharpe S, 2018, 'Pluralising affect: Encountering Ben Anderson's Encountering Affect', DIALOGUES IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, vol. 8, pp. 225 - 228, 10.1177/2043820617748270

Hynes M; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Habits, style and how to wear them lightly', cultural geographies, vol. 22, pp. 67 - 83, 10.1177/1474474014560682

Hynes M; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Affect', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 20, pp. 115 - 129, 10.1080/0969725X.2015.1065129

Sharpe S; Hynes M, 2015, 'Black-faced, red faces: the potentials of humour for anti-racist action', Ethnic and Racial Studies, 10.1080/01419870.2016.1096405

Sharpe S, 2014, 'Potentiality and Impotentiality in J. K. Gibson-Graham', Rethinking Marxism, vol. 26, pp. 27 - 43, 10.1080/08935696.2014.857842

Sharpe S; Dewsbury JD; Hynes M, 2014, 'The minute interventions of Stewart Lee', Performance Research, vol. 19, pp. 116 - 125, 10.1080/13528165.2014.928527

Sharpe S; Gorman-Murray A, 2013, 'Special issue: Bodies in place, bodies displaced', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 115 - 119, 10.1111/1745-5871.12013

Sharpe S, 2013, 'The aesthetics of urban movement: Habits, mobility, and resistance', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 166 - 172, 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2012.00781.x

Hynes M; Sharpe S; Greig A, 2012, 'Appearing True in the social sciences: Reflections on an academic Hoax', Journal of Sociology, vol. 48, pp. 287 - 303, 10.1177/1440783311413487

Bissell D; Hynes M; Sharpe S, 2012, 'Unveiling seductions beyond societies of control: Affect, security, and humour in spaces of aeromobility', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 30, pp. 694 - 710, 10.1068/d22510

Sharpe S; Hynes M, 2012, 'The contemporary and eccentric position of the winnebago man', Parallax, vol. 18, pp. 17 - 31, 10.1080/13534645.2012.672240

Tranter P; Sharpe S, 2012, 'Disney-Pixar to the rescue: Harnessing positive affect for enhancing children's active mobility', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 20, pp. 34 - 40, 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.04.006

Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ, 2010, 'Yea-Saying Laughter', Parallax, vol. 16, pp. 44 - 54, 10.1080/13534645.2010.486666

Sharpe S; Tranter P, 2010, 'The hope for oil crisis: Children, oil vulnerability and (in)dependent mobility', Australian Planner, vol. 47, pp. 284 - 292, 10.1080/07293682.2010.526622

Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ, 2009, 'Affected with Joy: Evaluating the mass actions of the anti-globalisation movement', Borderlands e-journal, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 21, http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol8no3_2009/hynessharpe_affected.htm

Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ; Greg A, 2008, 'Chasing Democracy: Dissent, Humour and APEC', Social Alternatives, vol. 27, pp. 34 - 38

Tranter PJ; Sharpe S, 2008, 'Escaping monstropolis: Child-friendly cities, peak oil and monsters, Inc', Children's Geographies, vol. 6, pp. 295 - 308, 10.1080/14733280802184021

Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ; Fagan R, 2007, 'Laughing with the Yes Men: the Politics of Affirmation', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 21, pp. 107 - 121

Tranter P; Sharpe S, 2007, 'Children and peak oil: An opportunity in crisis', International Journal of Children's Rights, vol. 15, pp. 181 - 197, 10.1163/092755607X181748

Banks G; Kelly S; Lewis N; Sharpe S, 2007, 'Place 'From One Glance': the use of place in the marketing of New Zealand and Australian wines', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHER, vol. 38, pp. 15 - 35, 10.1080/00049180601175840

Banks G; Sharpe S, 2006, 'Wine, regions and the geographic imperative: The Coonawarra example', New Zealand Geographer, vol. 62, pp. 173 - 184, 10.1111/j.1745-7939.2006.00068.x

Banks G; Sharpe S, 2006, 'Wine, regions and the geographic imperative: The Coonawarra example', NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHER, vol. 62, pp. 173 - 184, 10.1111/j.1745-7939.2006.00068x

Sharpe SQ; Hynes MH; Fagan R, 2005, 'Beat me, Whip me, Spank me, Just Make it Right Again: beyond the didactic masochism of global resistance', Fibreculture Journal, vol. 6

Conference Papers

Sharpe SQ; Hynes MH, 2006, 'Economies and Ecologies of Excess: the problem of scarcity and wastage', in IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Qld, pp. CDROM, presented at IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Qld, 03 - 07 July 2006

Tranter PJ; Sharpe SQ, 2006, 'Escaping Monstropolis: peak oil, children`s space and Monsters Inc.', in IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Qld, pp. CDROM, presented at IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference - Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Qld, 03 - 07 July 2006

Theses / Dissertations

McQuoid J, 2016, Time, space, and everyday life with chronic illness: A qualitative case study of chronic kidney disease in Australia, thesis, UNSW, UNSW Canberra

Lai S, 2015, Forces at Play: An exploration into the reality of the virtual within digital environments, thesis, UNSW, UNSW Canberra