Scott Sharpe

Senior Lecturer

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Scott Sharpe is a geographer 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
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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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315612829
2018
Sharpe S; Tranter P, 2016, 'Children's active transport: An upside of oil vulnerability?', in Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil, pp. 99 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315650715
2016
Tranter P; Sharpe S, 2016, 'Global Energy Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Child-Friendly Cities', in Ansell N; Klocker N (ed.), GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL ISSUES: CHANGE AND THREAT, SPRINGER-VERLAG SINGAPORE PTE LTD, pp. 423 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-54-5_10
2016
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-95-8_10-1
2015
Conference Papers
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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 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
2006
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 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
2006
Journal articles
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Hynes M; Sharpe S, 2021, 'Cosmic Subjectivity: Guattari and the Production of Subjective Cartographies', Area, vol. 53, pp. 311 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12695
2021
Sharpe S, 2020, 'Untoward laughter and the micropolitical: social action, politics and the will after the sovereign subject', Cultural Geographies, vol. 27, pp. 55 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474019866205
2020
Sharpe S, 2018, 'Pluralising affect: Encountering Ben Anderson's Encountering Affect', DIALOGUES IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, vol. 8, pp. 225 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043820617748270
2018
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2018.1459516
2018
Sharpe S; Hynes M, 2015, 'Black-faced, red faces: the potentials of humour for anti-racist action', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 39, pp. 87 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2016.1096405
2015
Hynes M; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Habits, style and how to wear them lightly', cultural geographies, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474014560682
2015
Hynes M; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Affect', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 20, pp. 115 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2015.1065129
2015
Sharpe S; Dewsbury JD; Hynes M, 2014, 'The minute interventions of Stewart Lee', Performance Research, vol. 19, pp. 116 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2014.928527
2014
Sharpe S, 2014, 'Potentiality and Impotentiality in J. K. Gibson-Graham', Rethinking Marxism, vol. 26, pp. 27 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08935696.2014.857842
2014
Sharpe S; Sato C; Erdem E; Gibson-Graham JK, 2014, 'Postcapitalist Encounters with Class and Community', Rethinking Marxism, vol. 26, pp. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08935696.2014.857841
2014
Sharpe SQ, 2013, 'The aesthetics of urban movement: Habits, mobility, and resistance', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 166 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-5871.2012.00781.x
2013
Sharpe S; Gorman-Murray A, 2013, 'Special issue: Bodies in place, bodies displaced', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 115 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12013
2013
Bissell D; Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d22510
2012
Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ; Greg A, 2012, 'Appearing true in the social sciences: Reflections on an academic hoax', Journal of Sociology, vol. 48, pp. 287 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783311413487
2012
Sharpe SQ; Hynes MH, 2012, 'The Contemporary and Eccentric Position of 'The Winnebago Man'', Parallax, vol. 18, pp. 17 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13534645.2012.672240
2012
Tranter PJ; Sharpe SQ, 2012, 'Disney-Pixar to the rescue: harnessing positive affect for enhancing children’s active mobility', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 20, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.04.006
2012
Sharpe SQ; Tranter PJ, 2010, 'The hope for oil crisis:children, oil vulnerability and (in)dependent mobility', Australian Planner, vol. 47, pp. 284 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07293682.2010.526622
2010
Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ, 2010, 'Yea-Saying Laughter', Parallax, vol. 16, pp. 44 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13534645.2010.486666
2010
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
2009
Tranter PJ; Sharpe SQ, 2008, 'Escaping Monstropolis: child-friendly cities, peak oil and Monsters, Inc.', Children`s Geographies, vol. 6, pp. 295 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733280802184021
2008
Hynes MH; Sharpe SQ; Greg A, 2008, 'Chasing Democracy: Dissent, Humour and APEC', Social Alternatives, vol. 27, pp. 34 - 38
2008
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
2007
Tranter PJ; Sharpe SQ, 2007, 'Children and Peak Oil: An Opportunity in Crisis', International Journal of Children`s Rights, vol. 15, pp. 181 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/092755607X181748
2007
Banks GA; Kelly S; Lewis N; Sharpe SQ, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049180601175840
2007
Banks G; Sharpe S, 2006, 'Wine, regions and the geographic imperative: The Coonawarra example', New Zealand Geographer, vol. 62, pp. 173 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.1995.tb17405.x-i1
2006
Banks GA; Sharpe SQ, 2006, 'Wine, regions and the geographic imperative: The Coonawarra example', New Zealand Geographer, vol. 62, pp. 173 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7939.2006.00068.x
2006
Banks G; Sharpe S, 2006, 'Wine, regions and the geographic imperative: The Coonawarra example', NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHER, vol. 62, pp. 173 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7939.2006.00068.x
2006
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
2005
Theses / Dissertations
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McQuoid J, 2016, Time, space, and everyday life with chronic illness: A qualitative case study of chronic kidney disease in Australia, UNSW, UNSW Canberra
2016
Lai S, 2015, Forces at Play: An exploration into the reality of the virtual within digital environments, UNSW, UNSW Canberra
2015

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