Check out the insightful commentary on Social Shutter by Nia Reed, a current doctoral student in Sociology who also earned her masters in Gerontology from Georgia State University, and a Team Leader on the GSU Urban Health Initiative, a project examining the impact of public housing demolition and relocation in Atlanta.
Explore more about the sociopolitical issues surrounding Aboriginal/Indigenous peoples in Australia in these Georgia State University Library resources:
- Lea, T. (2008). Housing for health in indigenous Australia: Driving change when research and policy are part of the problem. Human Organization, 67(1), 77-85.
- Longstreth, R. W. (2008). Cultural landscapes: Balancing nature and heritage in preservation practice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [Chapter: “Management for cultural landscape preservation : insights from Australia”]
- Sanders, W. (2008). Is homeownership the answer? Housing tenure and Indigenous Australians in remote (and settled) areas. Housing Studies, 23(3), 443-460.
- Dodson, J. (2007). Government discourse and housing. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Chapter: “Australia 1980-2004”]
- Paradies, Y. & Cunningham, J. (2009). Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: Findings from the DRUID study. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32(3), 548-573.
- Hutchison, R., & Krase, J. (2007). Ethnic landscapes in an urban world. Boston: Elsevier JAI. [Chapter: “Multicultural and multiethnic cities in Australia”]
- Mellor, D. (2003). Contemporary racism in Australia: The experiences of Aborigines. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(4), 474-486.
- Gleeson, B., & Low, N. (2000). Australian urban planning: New challenges, new agendas. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.
Social Shutter (edited by GSU sociology professor Deirdre Oakley, GSU sociology graduate student Chandra Ward, and photographer Angie Luvara) is an online “weekly venue for photo essays and single photos with extended captions about everyday social life.” Submissions welcome!