About Dr Rob Garbutt
Dr Rob Garbutt BSc (UNSW), M.Ed (Adult Education)(UTS), PhD (SCU)
Rob Garbutt is an Associate Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Writing at Southern Cross University, Australia. His PhD thesis, ‘Locals Only?’, a study of the idea of being a local, was completed at Southern Cross University in the field of cultural studies. He has published on the topics of place, identity and belonging, as well as equity in higher education. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Rob completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, and followed this with a Master of Adult Education from the University of Technology, Sydney.
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Journal articles (15)
Factors that impact residents' transition and psychological adjustment to long-term aged care: a systematic literature review International Journal of Nursing Studies (2014)
Aim To identify the factors that impact residents’ transition and adjustment to long-term aged care and influence their relocation experience. Background The transition to long-term aged care can be an emotional and stressful event for ...
A scholarly affair: activating cultural studies The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (Special Double Issue) (2012)
This special issue is a product of the 2010 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference held at Byron Bay and organised under the auspices of the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the ...
A scholarly affair: activating cultural studies in the wilds of the knowledge economy Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies (2012)
This paper reflects on the conceptual framework of the CSAA 2010 conference, which was focused on the theme of `a scholarly affair.' The argument posed is that cultural studies scholars have an ongoing concern for ...
Into the borderlands: unruly pedagogy, tactile theory and the decolonising nation Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies (2012)
Modern Australia has been defined as an immigrant nation, a settler society that is located in the South and yet is problematically, ontologically and epistemologically oriented towards the North. Australia's colonial experience and trauma – ...
Social inclusion and local practices of belonging Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2009)
Social inclusion has been conceptualised as having two key aspects: distributional aspects relating to access to resources including employment, and relational aspects which concern the connections between people and the wider society. While both are ...
The locals: a critical survey of the idea in recent Australian scholarly writing Australian Folklore (2006)
This paper provides a critical survey and analysis of (more recent) scholarly literature that deals explicitly with Australian locals, a theme of identity important to both regional lore and culture. It is somewhat surprising that ...
Local order M/C Journal (2005)
A sense of in-between shapes contemporary theoretical perspectives on identity through concepts such as fluidity, hybridity and diaspora. These concepts have traction when theorising global social and cultural orders characterised by ‘a delocalized transnation’. In ...
Inside Australian culture: legacies of enlightenment values School of Arts and Social Sciences (2014)
Given Australia’s status as an (unfinished) colonial project of the British Empire, the basic institutions that were installed in its so-called ‘empty’ landscape derive from a value-laden framework borne out of industrialization, colonialism, the consolidation ...
Activating human rights and peace: theories, practices and contexts School of Arts and Social Sciences (2012)
Human rights and peace issues and concerns have come about at a critical time. The world has recently witnessed a plethora of turning points that speak of the hopes and vulnerabilities which are inherent in ...
The locals: identity, place and belonging in Australia and beyond Cultural identity studies (2011)
This book presents the first comprehensive survey of being a local, in particular in Australia. In Australia the paradox is that the locals are not indigenous peoples but migrants with a specific ethnic heritage who ...