Associate Professor Kane Race
Associate Professor Kane Race
A14 Quadrangle Building
P: 61 2 9351 3662
Associate Professor Kane Race joined the department in 2007, after working at the National Centre in HIV Social Research at UNSW, where he also undertook his PhD in Health, Sexuality & Culture. His PhD investigated the symbolism of the drug user in contemporary projections of consumer citizenship – an analysis juxtaposed with case studies of ‘counterpublic health’ taken from gay responses to HIV/AIDS. The thesis won the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences prize for Best Thesis and became the book Pleasure Consuming Medicine: The Queer Politics of Drugs, published by Duke University Press in 2009.
Kane maintains an active research profile in the areas of sexuality and queer studies, cultural studies of health and biopolitics, consumption practices, and science and technology studies, with a particular interest in how technologies of the self intersect with technologies of government to produce new subjectivities and modes of intimacy and embodiment, especially in the areas of public health and biomedicine, sexuality and new media. A second area of interest is the emergence of new modes of governmentality in relation to consumption, especially as these are being played out in disputes relating to the night-time economy. A further, longstanding interest is the politics of knowledge and the question of what different knowledge practices produce.
Kane is currently working on a book project called Plastic Water, with Professor Gay Hawkins and Dr Emily Potter, based on the ARC Discovery Project, From the Tap to the Bottle: an international study of the social and material life of bottled water.
- Race, K. (2009). Pleasure Consuming Medicine: the queer politics of drugs. Durham: Duke University Press
- Hawkins, G., Potter, E., & Race, K. Plastic Water (under contract, MIT Press)
- Race, K. (2011) Party Animals: The significance of drug practices in the materialization of urban gay identity. In S. Fraser & D. Moore (eds.) The Drug Effect: Health, Crime & Society. Cambridge University Press
- Hawkins, G. & Race K. (2011) Bottled Water Practices: Reconfiguring drinking in Bangkok households. In R. Lane & A. Gorman-Murray (eds.) Material Geographies of Household Sustainability. Ashgate.
- Race, K. (2009) Queer substances: Of drugs, dogs and other piggy practices. In S. Murray & N. Sullivan. (eds.) Somatechnics: Queering the technologisation of bodies. Aldershot: Ashgate
- Cáceres, C. and Race, K. (2010) Knowledge, power and HIV/AIDS: Research and the global response. In P. Aggleton and Parker, R. The International Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights. Routledge.
- Race, K. (2007) Engaging in a culture of barebacking: gay men and the risk of HIV prevention. In K. Hannah-Moffat & O’Malley, P. (eds.) Gendered Risks. London: Glasshouse Press.
REPRINT in M. Davis & Squire, C. (eds.) HIV, Technology, Subjectivity: International case studies of HIV treatment and prevention. Palgrave.
- Race, K. (2001) Incorporating clinical authority: a new test for people with HIV. In Watson, N., and Cunningham-Burley, S. (eds.) Reframing the Body. Palgrave: Hampshire and New York.
Refereed Journal Articles
- Race, K. (2012) Frequent Sipping: bottled water, the will to health and the subject of hydration. Body and Society. 18, 3-4: 72-98.
- Race, K. (2012) Framing Responsibility: HIV, biomedical research and the performativity of the law. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 9, 3: 327-338.
- Race, K. (2010) Click here for HIV status: shifting templates of sexual negotiation. Emotion, Space & Society. 3: 7-14.
- Race, K. (2008) Moving science: Susan Kippax and the politics of knowledge. Australian Feminist Studies. 23, 58: 543-548.
- Race, K. (2008) The use of pleasure in harm reduction: perspectives from The History of Sexuality. International Journal of Drug Policy. 19, 5: 417-423.
- Diprose, R., Stephenson, N., Mills, C., Race, K. & Hawkins, G. (2008) Governing the future: The paradigm of prudence in political technologies of risk management. Security Dialogue. 39 (2-3): 267-288.
- Race, K. (2005) Recreational states: Drugs and the sovereignty of consumption. Culture Machine 7 (special issue on biopolitics)
- Race, K. (2004) Drugs and domesticity: fencing the nation. Cultural Studies Review. 10, 2: 62-84.
- Kippax, S. & Race, K. (2003). Sustaining safe practice: twenty years on. Social Science and Medicine. 57,1:1-12.
- Race, K. (2003) The death of the dance party. Australian Humanities Review . Issue 30, October.
- Race, K. (2003) Revaluation of risk among gay men. AIDS Education and Prevention. 15, 4: 369-81.
- Persson, A., Race, K., & Wakeford, E. (2003). HIV health in context: negotiating medical technology and lived experience. Health 7, 4:397-415
- Race, K. (2001) The undetectable crisis: changing technologies of risk. Sexualities 4, 2: 167-189.
- Race, K. & Wakeford, E. (2000) Dosing on time: developing adherent practice with Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy. Culture, Health and Sexuality 2, 2: 213-228.
- Race, K. (1997) The beast with two backs: bodies/selves/integrity. 9 Australian Feminist Law Journal 24-44.
Culture, Health & Sexuality
ARC Discovery (with Prof. Gay Hawkins, UNSW, and Dr Emily Potter, Deakin). 2008. From the tap to the bottle: an international study of the social and material life of bottled water.
GCST2607 Bodies, Sexualities & Identities
GCST5902 Natures and Cultures of Bodies