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News from Sites Editorial Team: General Editor Change over

Following the publication of Sites Volume 13, Issue 2, Emeritus Professor Julie Park is handing over the General Editorship of Sites to Associate Professor Chrys Jaye. The Sites Board offers its heartfelt thanks to Julie who became General Editor of Sites in 2013. We are very grateful to her for her tireless work in improving the quality of Sites as a journal and putting in place processes to guide authors, reviewers and copyeditors.  
Posted: 2016-12-22

New issue available: 2016 General Issue, Sites Vol 13 No 2, Now Available

The Sites Editorial Group announces the publication of the on-line version of our General Issue for 2016, Vol 13 No 2. This multi-disciplinary issue canvasses issues of Māori indigeneity and economics; the powerful influence of place; several topical social issues, such as racism, homelessness and student drinking culture; and music and trade negotiations as facets of globalisation. Who and what is a 'native' in doing ethnography, and experiments with writing ethnography also feature.  
Posted: 2016-12-06

New issue available: Special Issue 13 (1) 2016. Peripheral Cosmopolitanism

'Sites' is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 Special Issue: 'Peripheral Cosmopolitanisms', edited by Molly George, Ruth Fitzgerald and Chrystal Jaye, of the University of Otago.  
Posted: 2016-11-17 More...

New issue available: SITES Special Issue Vol 12 No 1 2015

'Neoliberal Culture/The Cultures of Neoliberalism: Studies from the Pacific Rim', Sites Vol 12, Issue 1, is a Special Issue edited by Jenny Lawn and Chris Prentice. It opens with a substantial introduction and scholarly review of the theme by the editors. They argue that despite the many disagreements over these key concepts, neoliberalism is sufficiently coherent to be 'an influential force on material life'. The six subsequent articles that comprise this issue trace neoliberal developments in Chile and New Zealand, address diverse remoralisations of market forms in Australia and New Zealand, canvass the complex interplay of neoliberal policies and Indigenous rights; and provide thought-provoking critiques of critiques of neoliberal universities. Issue 12 (1) is available on-line now to subscribers. Sites provides open access after 12 months.  
Posted: 2015-12-24

New issue available: General Issue Vol 12 No 2, 2015

SITES 12 (2), published November 2015, opens with the prize-winning essay by Hannah Gibson in the first 'SITES Graduate Student Essay Competition'. Hannah canvasses the relative merits of Cyborg Theory and Actor Network Theory in relation to disabled bodies and technology, especially in contexts of inequality. Inequality and place are two key themes running through this General Issue. In relation to bicultural and Māori issues, readers are offered articles on a practical national strategy for addressing racism; how Māori were incorporated ambiguously into National Film Unit documentaries, and ethnographic reflections on ‘dwelling’ in two contemporary rural marae. The issue concludes with two articles on very different aspects of place in New Zealand: one examining challenges around Muslim’s women’s physical activities and identities; the other the experiences of displaced Christchurch aged care residents, post the 2011 earthquakes. A robust set of book reviews rounds out the issue.  
Posted: 2015-11-23
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