Andrew Metcalfe

Honorary Visiting Professor

Andrew Metcalfe is a Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.  He was trained in Anthropology, but no longer cares to distinguish Anthropology and Sociology, belonging to both the Australian Sociological Association and the Australian Anthropological Society.

 

Andrew works collaboratively with Professor Ann Game. He has recently done research on the first year student's experience of university, the teacher-student relation, creativity and inspiration, the nature of subjectivity, the time and space of ritual, the logic of charity, hospitality and the gift. Their new book, published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2015, is called What is a Social Relation? They have a blog -- www.livinginrelation.com -- where copies of their recent articles are available.

 

Andrew’s first book, For Freedom and Dignity (Allen & Unwin, 1988), won the Jean Martin Prize awarded by the Australian Sociology Association; one of the books he co-wrote with Ann Game, Passionate Sociology (Sage, 1996),  was nominated for the Amalfi Prize in European Sociology, the only Australian book ever nominated. Both books have been listed as major milestones in the history of international sociology since 1800.

 

Research Areas

Health, relationship, pedagogy, religion, everyday life, creativity

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

 

Areas of Supervision

Teacher-student relation; creativity and inspiration; the nature of subjectivity; the time and space of ritual; belonging; intimate relationship; ecology; the logic of charity, hospitality and the gift.

 

Recent Postgraduate Research Completions

 

·       Guy Oliver Hungerford, PhD Sociology, The teflon degree: a Batesonian-Cybernetic study of love in learning

·       Diana Tahhan, PhD Japanese Studies, Touching at depth: intimate spaces in the Japanese family

·       Diana Borinski, PhD Sociology, In sickness and in health: Identity - based and relational discourses of intimacy in the early 21st century

·       Cynthia June A'Beckett, PhD Sociology, Playing in the in-between: implications for early childhood education of new views on social relations

·       Anthony King, PhD Sociology, Violence, suicide, masculinity

 

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision

 

·   Zoe Baker, PhD Anthropology, Camino pilgrimage

     Guat Im Bok, PhD Sociology, Alienation and fashion retailing

·       Kim Chong, PhD Sociology, Gardens and culture

·       Richard Sanchez, PhD Sociology, Ethics of musical performance

·       Rosalind Tan, PhD Sociology, A Sociological interpretation of porcelain consumption in Eighteenth-Century England


                                                         

Teaching

 

Teaching areas

Relationships, theories of self, ecology, health and healing, living and dying, social teory and policy.

Current teaching

ARTS 1871 Understanding Cultural Experience

ARTS 3876 Ecology and Health

SRAP 3000 Policy and Social Theory

 

Affiliation and Memberships

Presiding Member, UNSW HREC (2006-13)

 

Other Information

 

Andrew’s scholarship in the area of learning and teaching has been recognised in a UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003, and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for team-teaching in 2006. He has served on selection panels for teaching awards at Faculty, UNSW and national levels.

 

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2015, What is a Social Relation?, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne
2015
Metcalfe AW; Game A; Marlin D, 2013, On Bondi Beach, 1, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, http://www.scholarly.info/book/360/
2013
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2006, Teachers Who Change Lives, First, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
2006
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2003, The First Year Experience: Start, stay and succeed at uni, 1, Federation Press, Sydney
2003
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2002, The Mystery of Everyday Life, 1, Federation Press, Leichhardt NSW, Australia
2002
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 1999, Tutkulu sosyoloji, Original, Ayrinti Yayinlari, Istanbul
1999
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 1996, Passionate sociology, Original, Sage Publications, London
1996
Book Chapters
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Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2011, 'Learning as Devotional Practice: The Role of the Teacher', in Day C (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 159 - 168, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/toc/0415669707/ref=dp_toc?ie=UTF8&n=266239
2011
Conference Papers
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Metcalfe AW, 1999, 'The horizon of cannibalism', in Lundberg A; Owler K (ed.), Food for Thought: New Directions in Sociology 5: Post-Graduate Conference, Food for Thought: New Directions in Sociology 5: Post-Graduate Conference, School of Sociology, The University of New South Wales, pp. 33 - 37, presented at Food for Thought: New Directions in Sociology 5: Post-Graduate Conference, School of Sociology, The University of New South Wales, 19 September 1998 - 20 September 1998
1999
Journal articles
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Metcalfe A; Game A, 2014, 'Ecological being', Space and Culture, vol. 17, pp. 297 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1206331213495779
2014
Metcalfe A, 2014, 'Human research ethics committees', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, vol. 25, pp. 383 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/taja.12109_5
2014
Metcalfe AW, 2013, 'Who Am I Interviewing?', International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol. 1, pp. 44 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v1i2.123
2013
Metcalfe AW; Game A; Marlin D, 2013, 'How to Understand Custodial Belonging', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 19, pp. 175 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v19i2.2505
2013
Metcalfe AW, 2013, 'Solitude as a Community of Difference', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, vol. 15, pp. 3 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2013.744629
2013
Metcalfe AW, 2013, 'Sociology teaching as a vocation', Journal of Sociology, vol. 49, pp. 531 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783313504063
2013
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2011, ''In the Beginning is relation': Martin Buber's Alternative to Binary Oppositions', Sophia, vol. 51, pp. 351 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11841-011-0278-9
2011
Krastev Y; Grimm M; Metcalfe AW, 2011, 'Research governance and change in research ethics practices at a major Australian university', Monash Bioethics Review, vol. 29 (4), pp. 16.1 - 16.7
2011
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2011, 'Belonging: From identity logic to relational logic', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 25, pp. 347 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2010.506949
2011
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2010, 'Hospitality: How Woundedness Heals', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, vol. 12, pp. 25 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349630903495533
2010
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2010, '‘My Corner Of The World’: Bachelard And Bondi Beach', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. in press, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2010.10.002
2010
Metcalfe AW; Game A; Clayton BJ; De Francesco L, 2010, 'Morning Routines on Bondi Beach', Kurungabaa, vol. 3, pp. 4 - 9, http://kurungabaa.net/latest-issue/
2010
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2010, 'Presence of the Gift', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 16, pp. 189 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v16i1.1441
2010
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2010, 'Creative practice: The time of grace', Time and Society, vol. 19, pp. 165 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463X09354431
2010
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2009, 'Caring for the Desititute: Finding a Calling', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, vol. 11, pp. 264 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349630903307191
2009
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2009, 'Dialogue and team teaching', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 28, pp. 45 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360802444354
2009
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2008, 'Significance & Dialogue in Learning & Teaching', Educational Theory, vol. 58 (3), pp. 343 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-5446.2008.00292.x
2008
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2008, 'The Teacher`s Vocation: Ontology of Response', Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 27, pp. 461 - 473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11217-008-9098-y
2008
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2008, 'From the De-Centred subject to Relationality', Subjectivity, vol. 23, pp. 188 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sub.2008.12
2008
Metcalfe A; Game A, 2008, 'Meetings: Gifts without exchange', European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 11, pp. 101 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549407084966
2008
Game A; Metcalfe A, 2008, 'The significance of signs', Social Semiotics, vol. 18, pp. 493 - 502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10350330802469987
2008
Metcalfe A; Game A, 2008, 'Potential space and love', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 1, pp. 18 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2008.08.001
2008
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2007, 'Becoming who you are - The time of education', Time and Society, vol. 16, pp. 43 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463X07074101
2007
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2007, 'The Implications of Dialogue: First-year sociology', UNSW Compendium of Good Practice in Learning and Teaching, vol. 5, pp. 7 - 22
2007
Metcalfe AW; Game A, 2006, 'The Teacher`s Enthusiasm', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 33(3), pp. 91 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03216843
2006
Metcalfe A; Game A, 2004, 'Everyday presences', Cultural Studies, vol. 18, pp. 350 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950238042000201554
2004
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2004, 'Everyday Presences', Cultural Studies, vol. 18:2/3, pp. 250 - 362
2004
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2003, 'Creative Knowledge', Critical Psychology: the INternational Journal of Critical Psychology, pp. 168 - 178
2003
Metcalfe AW, 2001, 'Meeting', Space and Culture, vol. 1, pp. 192 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/120633120000300516
2001
Metcalfe A, 2001, 'Nothing: The hole, the holy, the whole', ECUMENE, vol. 8, pp. 247 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/096746001701557011
2001
Game A; Metcalfe AW, 2001, 'Care and Creativity', Australian Psychologist, vol. 36, pp. 70 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050060108259633
2001
Game A; Metcalfe A, 2000, 'Collaboration', Literature and Theology, vol. 14, pp. 261 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/14.3.261
2000
Metcalfe AW, 2000, 'Meeting', Space and Culture, pp. 184 - 197
2000
Metcalfe AW, 2000, 'Doorways', Janus Head, pp. 283 - 312
2000
Metcalfe AW, 2000, 'Middle age', UTS Review: Cultural Studies and New Writing, pp. 150 - 164
2000
Metcalfe AW, 2000, 'Wonder, creativity and knowledge', Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, vol. 1, pp. paragraph1 - paragraph
2000
Metcalfe AW, 1999, 'Inspiration', Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology - Revue Canadienne de Sociologie et d Anthropologie, vol. 36, pp. 217 - 240, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000080497200004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1999
Metcalfe AW, 1995, 'The hands of home faber', Body and Society, vol. 1, pp. 105 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1357034X95001002005
1995
METCALFE AW; BERN J, 1994, 'Stories of Crisis: Restructuring Australian Industry and Rewriting the Past', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 18, pp. 658 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.1994.tb00291.x
1994
Higginbotham N; Heading G; Pont J; Plotnikoff R; Dobson AJ; Smith E; Metcalfe A; Valenti L; Croce N, 1993, 'Community worry about heart disease: a needs survey in the Coalfields and Newcastle areas of the Hunter region', Australian Journal of Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 314 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.1993.tb00161.x
1993
Metcalfe AW, 1992, 'The curriculum vitae: Confessions of a wage-labourer', Work Employment & Society, vol. 6, pp. 619 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095001709264005
1992
Metcalfe AW, 1990, 'The Demonology of Class: The iconography of the coalminer and the symbolic construction of political boundaries', Critique of Anthropology, vol. 10, pp. 39 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308275X9001000103
1990
METCALFE A, 1989, 'BLACK, WHITE OR BRINDLE - RACE IN RURAL AUSTRALIA - COWLISHAW,GK', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, vol. 13, pp. 723 - 724, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1989CG63500010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1989