Professor Lisa Adkins

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Lisa Adkins is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Sydney. Her home Department is Sociology and Social Policy. She is also an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor (2015-19). She has previously held Chairs in Sociology at the University of Manchester and at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has served as a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts (Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences Panel), 2011-13.

Lisa’s contributions and interventions in the discipline of Sociology lie in the areas of economic sociology, social theory and feminist theory. Her recent research has focused on the restructuring of labour, money and time in the context of the growth of finance. A book based on this research – The Time of Money – will be published in 2018 by Stanford University Press. The book appears in the Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times series edited by Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings. Her recent research has also focused on the condition of unemployment and on wageless life. This has been supported by the Australian Research Council, the Academy of Finland and by a 2018 National Library of Australia (NLA) Fellowship. Lisa is jointeditor-in-chief of the journal Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor&Francis).

Selected publications

  • The Time of Money

    The Time of Money (Stanford University Press, 2018)

  • The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency

    The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

  • Measure and Value

    Measure and Value (Wiley Blackwell, 2012)

  • Feminism after Bourdieu

    Feminism after Bourdieu (Blackwell Publishers, 2005)

  • Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity

    Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity (Open University Press, 2002)

  • Gendered Work: Sexuality, Family and the Labour Market

    Gendered Work: Sexuality, Family and the Labour Market (Open University Press, 1995)

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Books

  • Adkins, L. (2018). The Time of Money. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Adkins, L. (2002). Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.
  • Adkins, L. (1995). Gendered Work: Sexuality, Family and the Labour Market. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.

Edited Books

  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2017). Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
  • Adkins, L., Brosnan, C., Threadgold, S. (2016). Bourdieusian Prospects. London: Routledge.
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2016). The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2012). Measure and Value. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Adkins, L., Skeggs, B. (2005). Feminism after Bourdieu. Malden: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Adkins, L., Leonard, D. (1996). Sex in Question: French Materialist Feminism. London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Adkins, L., Holland, J. (1996). Sex, Sensibility and the Gendered Body. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Adkins, L., Merchant, V. (1996). Sexualizing the Social: Power and the Organization of Sexuality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

  • Adkins, L. (2018). Neoliberalism's Gender Order. In D. Cahill, M. Cooper, M. Konings and D. Primrose (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism, (pp. 469-482). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.
  • Adkins, L. (2017). Sociology's Archive: Mass Observation as a Site of Speculative Research. In A. Wilkie, M. Savransky and M. Rosengarten (Eds.), Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures, (pp. 117-129). London and New York: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2016). Contingent Labour and the Rewriting of the Sexual Contract. In L. Adkins and M. Dever (Eds.), The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency, (pp. 1-28). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2016). The Financialisation of Social Reproduction: Domestic Labour and Promissory Value. In L. Adkins and M. Dever (Eds.), The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency, (pp. 129-146). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2014). Introduction: What Is the Empirical? In Sam Hillyard (Eds.), Approaches to Fieldwork (Volume 4: Outcomes, Style, Quality and Impact), (pp. 1-17). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.
  • Adkins, L. (2014). Luc Boltanski and the Problem of Time: Notes Towards a Pragmatic Sociology of the Future. In Simon Susen and Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: Essays on the Pragmatic Sociology of Critique, (pp. 517-538). London and New York: Anthem Press.
  • Adkins, L. (2013). Creativity, Biography and the Time of Individualization. In M. Banks, R. Gill and S. Taylor (Eds.), Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Cultural and Creative Industries, (pp. 153-164). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2012). Special Measure. In L. Adkins and C. Lury (Eds.), Measure and Value, (pp. 5-23). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Adkins, L. (2011). Practice as Temporalisation: Bourdieu and Economic Crisis. In S. Susen and B.S. Turner (Eds.), The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, (pp. 347-365). London and New York: Anthem Press.
  • Adkins, L. (2010). The New Economy, Property and Personhood. In D. Oswell (Eds.), Cultural Theory (Volume 4: Economy, Technology and Knowledge, (pp. 219-240). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.

Journals

  • Adkins, L., Ylostalo, H. (2018). Experimental policy, price and the provocative state. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory). [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2018). Work in the shadow of finance: Rethinking Joan Acker's materialist feminist sociology. Gender, Work and Organization. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2017). Disobedient Workers, The Law and the Making of Unemployment Markets. Sociology, 51(2), 290-305. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Kortesoja, M., Mannevuo, M., Ylostalo, H. (2017). Experimenting with Price: Crafting the New Social Contract in Finland. Critical Sociology. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2017). Speculative Futures in the Time of Debt. The Sociological Review, 65(3), 448-462. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A., Dever, M., Adkins, L. (2016). Greer now: editorial. Australian Feminist Studies, 31(87), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2016). Notes Toward a Sociology of Debt. Dialogues in Human Geography, 6(3), 318-321.
  • Adkins, L. (2015). What are Post-Fordist Wages? Simmel, Labour Money and the Problem of Value. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 14(2), 331-353.
  • Adkins, L. (2015). What Does Money Do? Feminist Theory in Austere Times. Feminist Review, 119, 31-48.
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2014). Gender and Labour in New Times. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2014). Housework, Wages and Money: The Category of the Female Principal Breadwinner in Financial Capitalism. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79), 50-66.
  • Adkins, L. (2013). Ontological Bourdieu? A Reply to Simon Susen. Social Epistemology, 27(3-4), 295-301.
  • Adkins, L. (2012). Out of Work or Out of Time? Rethinking Labor After the Financial Crisis. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 111(4), 621-641.
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2011). Special Measures. The Sociological Review, 59(Issue Supplement s2), 5-23.

Edited Journals

  • Adkins, L. (2018). Money. Australian Feminist Studies, 33(95).
  • Adkins, L., Lehtonen, T. (2018). Price. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory).
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M., Taylor, A. (2016). Germaine Greer. Australian Feminist Studies, 31(87).
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2014). Gender and Labour in New Times. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79).
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2011). Measure and Value. The Sociological Review, 59(Issue Supplement s2).

2018

  • Adkins, L., Ylostalo, H. (2018). Experimental policy, price and the provocative state. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory). [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2018). Money. Australian Feminist Studies, 33(95).
  • Adkins, L. (2018). Neoliberalism's Gender Order. In D. Cahill, M. Cooper, M. Konings and D. Primrose (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism, (pp. 469-482). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.
  • Adkins, L., Lehtonen, T. (2018). Price. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory).
  • Adkins, L. (2018). The Time of Money. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Adkins, L. (2018). Work in the shadow of finance: Rethinking Joan Acker's materialist feminist sociology. Gender, Work and Organization. [More Information]

2017

  • Adkins, L. (2017). Disobedient Workers, The Law and the Making of Unemployment Markets. Sociology, 51(2), 290-305. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Kortesoja, M., Mannevuo, M., Ylostalo, H. (2017). Experimenting with Price: Crafting the New Social Contract in Finland. Critical Sociology. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2017). Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
  • Adkins, L. (2017). Sociology's Archive: Mass Observation as a Site of Speculative Research. In A. Wilkie, M. Savransky and M. Rosengarten (Eds.), Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures, (pp. 117-129). London and New York: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2017). Speculative Futures in the Time of Debt. The Sociological Review, 65(3), 448-462. [More Information]

2016

  • Adkins, L., Brosnan, C., Threadgold, S. (2016). Bourdieusian Prospects. London: Routledge.
  • Adkins, L. (2016). Contingent Labour and the Rewriting of the Sexual Contract. In L. Adkins and M. Dever (Eds.), The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency, (pp. 1-28). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M., Taylor, A. (2016). Germaine Greer. Australian Feminist Studies, 31(87).
  • Taylor, A., Dever, M., Adkins, L. (2016). Greer now: editorial. Australian Feminist Studies, 31(87), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L. (2016). Notes Toward a Sociology of Debt. Dialogues in Human Geography, 6(3), 318-321.
  • Adkins, L. (2016). The Financialisation of Social Reproduction: Domestic Labour and Promissory Value. In L. Adkins and M. Dever (Eds.), The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency, (pp. 129-146). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2016). The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2015

  • Adkins, L. (2015). What are Post-Fordist Wages? Simmel, Labour Money and the Problem of Value. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 14(2), 331-353.
  • Adkins, L. (2015). What Does Money Do? Feminist Theory in Austere Times. Feminist Review, 119, 31-48.

2014

  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2014). Gender and Labour in New Times. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79).
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2014). Gender and Labour in New Times. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Adkins, L., Dever, M. (2014). Housework, Wages and Money: The Category of the Female Principal Breadwinner in Financial Capitalism. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(79), 50-66.
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2014). Introduction: What Is the Empirical? In Sam Hillyard (Eds.), Approaches to Fieldwork (Volume 4: Outcomes, Style, Quality and Impact), (pp. 1-17). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.
  • Adkins, L. (2014). Luc Boltanski and the Problem of Time: Notes Towards a Pragmatic Sociology of the Future. In Simon Susen and Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: Essays on the Pragmatic Sociology of Critique, (pp. 517-538). London and New York: Anthem Press.

2013

  • Adkins, L. (2013). Creativity, Biography and the Time of Individualization. In M. Banks, R. Gill and S. Taylor (Eds.), Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Cultural and Creative Industries, (pp. 153-164). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Adkins, L. (2013). Ontological Bourdieu? A Reply to Simon Susen. Social Epistemology, 27(3-4), 295-301.

2012

  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2012). Measure and Value. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Adkins, L. (2012). Out of Work or Out of Time? Rethinking Labor After the Financial Crisis. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 111(4), 621-641.
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2012). Special Measure. In L. Adkins and C. Lury (Eds.), Measure and Value, (pp. 5-23). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

2011

  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2011). Measure and Value. The Sociological Review, 59(Issue Supplement s2).
  • Adkins, L. (2011). Practice as Temporalisation: Bourdieu and Economic Crisis. In S. Susen and B.S. Turner (Eds.), The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, (pp. 347-365). London and New York: Anthem Press.
  • Adkins, L., Lury, C. (2011). Special Measures. The Sociological Review, 59(Issue Supplement s2), 5-23.

2010

  • Adkins, L. (2010). The New Economy, Property and Personhood. In D. Oswell (Eds.), Cultural Theory (Volume 4: Economy, Technology and Knowledge, (pp. 219-240). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.

2005

  • Adkins, L., Skeggs, B. (2005). Feminism after Bourdieu. Malden: Blackwell Publishers.

2002

  • Adkins, L. (2002). Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.

1996

  • Adkins, L., Leonard, D. (1996). Sex in Question: French Materialist Feminism. London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Adkins, L., Holland, J. (1996). Sex, Sensibility and the Gendered Body. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Adkins, L., Merchant, V. (1996). Sexualizing the Social: Power and the Organization of Sexuality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

1995

  • Adkins, L. (1995). Gendered Work: Sexuality, Family and the Labour Market. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.

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