Article review: Sustainability within the Academic EcoHealth Literature: Existing Engagement and Future Prospects

Lisitza and Wolbring took on a significant task when they decided to map the instances of Sustainability in the Academic EcoHealth landscape. 647 academic articles were tracked and qualitative and quantitative data was taken, and the results can be found in their report here. Two things struck me about the findings in this report: 1) Unsustainability: Lisitza and Wolbring state The term “unsustainable”… Read more

Book Review: Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto

Author Katherine Johnson argues for a psychosocial approach that rethinks the relationship between psychic and social realms in the field of sexuality, without reducing it to either. Weaving through an expanse of theoretical and empirical examples drawn from sociology, psychology, queer and cultural studies, she produces an innovative, transdisciplinary perspective on sexual identities, subjectivities… Read more

Aaron Renn: We Need a New Narrative of Minority Migration

There are two reigning views of internal migration in America. For the educated middle class, it’s seen as a good thing. Moving out means moving up. Indeed, most of us see our own moves as representing an opportunity to get ahead in life. It’s the same for immigrants from other countries, who move here searching for a better life. But when it comes to lower-income Americans, particularly blacks and Hispanics, migration… Read more

Seven reasons why blogging can make you a better academic writer

Why do academics blog? What do academic bloggers get from blogging? Discussions about scholarly blogging most often centre on the need for we academics to write in ways that attract new audiences. If we write blogs, we are told, we can communicate our research more effectively. Blogs enhance impact, they are a medium for public engagement. The advocacy goes on… Blogs (and other social media) can point readers to our… Read more

Doing Science Differently – Contributions from Social Science and the Humanities to the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge: Guest blogger Kate Davies

Key words: Ecosystem Based Management, Interdisciplinary, National Science Challenge, Social Science, Sustainable Seas Introduction The introduction of the eleven National Science Challenges, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) over the next ten years, is generating some exciting opportunities for the social science and humanities research community in New Zealand. In… Read more