Some weekend reading

Dog looking at computer

(Photo: Derek Gavey)

Reflection: On sleeping on couches and diversity in medicine from This Liminal Space – Some personal reflections on an unusual path to studying medicine at Uni. I was particularly interested in this article because the Family Action Centre has a program, Uni4You, that is supporting people from educationally disadvantaged groups to enrol in the University of Newcastle’s Open Foundation program.

Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning by Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu via Family Matters (Australian Institute of Family Studies) – Despite changes families still “represent the basic unit of society – a unit in which much ‘caring and sharing’ between members is expected to occur – and, importantly, the site in which most children are raised”

Aboriginal culture is not a problem. The way we talk about it is by Scott Gorringe via The Guardian – Scott wants to change the way we talk about Indigenous Australia, from a discourse that sees Aboriginal culture as a problem to one that recognises the strength of traditional ways.

Changing Your Culture of Public Participation (or, Not Giving the Chance to Say Stupid Things in Public) from Wise Economy Workshop – “We have to change the culture of community participation, and we have to do it top to bottom.”

How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment by Rebecca English via The Conversations – alternatives to rewards and punishments

Would Darryl from The Castle buy battery storage? from Renew Economy – After introducing non-Australian readers to “This is going straight to the pool room” (from “The Castle”) I had to post this article inspired by the line “Tell ‘im ‘e’s dreamin’”. (Here’s the context of the film .) The actual article is an interesting look at the financial viability of battery storage for households.

One from the vaults

Connect the dots – a short video of a great example of community engagement around sustainability

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at some of my recent posts:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. Domestic violence – why doesn’t she just leave?
  3. Song for Sunday – I will survive
  4. Saturday quote (from Malala Yousafza)
  5. Domestic violence training materials

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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2 Responses to Some weekend reading

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great, diverse reading list – thank you! Have put name down for update on Tesla Power Wall in Australia, read up on Uni4You for work and enjoyed reading Rebecca English’s take on discipline.

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    • Thanks! Doing this post does take quite a bit of time. I try to collect them through the week if I’m browsing the web, but sometimes I need to find a few more on Thursday night or Friday morning. Because I find them all interesting; I get sidetracked quite easily and it takes longer than I expect!


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