Articles by: Grazyna Zajdow

Author Biography:

Grazyna Zajdow is Associate Professor of Sociology at Deakin University where she has taught for many years. Her research interests have been the experience and social effects of drugs and alcohol and feminist sociology. She was a co-editor of Arena Magazine and is Associate Editor of Arena (third series).

Some (Un)intended Consequences

Without genuine oversight, openness and critique, this pandemic might change our social world in ways that are undesirable at best, and frightening at worst.

Informit: Violent men [Book Review]

Review(s) of: See what you made me do, by Jess Hill (Allen and Unwin, 2019).

Informit: The artist under totalitarianism

Review(s) of: Never look away, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2018.

Informit: Story and storytelling [Book Review]

Review(s) of: La reprise: Histoire(s) du theatre (1), by Milo Rau (NTGent, 2019).

Informit: Teaching to the set

An article in the 26 July issue of 'Times Higher Education' holds some interest for academics, educationalists and others concerned with the increased managerialism of the contemporary university. A long-running dispute between the Canadian academics' union and Ryerson University went into arbitration, with the arbitrator finding that student evaluations of teaching (SETs) could no longer be used for promotion and tenure because SETs are imperfect, unreliable and 'downright biased'.

Informit: The temper of the time

Review(s) of: Midnight oil: 1984, by Ray Argall, 2018.

Informit: Art and revolution [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Brunswick street: Art and revolution, by Ann Rittman and Maz Wilson, Black Pepper, 2017.

Resizing Psychology, by Grazyna Zajdow

Mark Furlong's Re-sizing Psychology in Public Policy and the Private Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Informit: Resizing psychology [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Re-sizing psychology in public policy and the private imagination, by Mark Furlong, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Informit: Gender and the challenges of feminism

Feminist theory and analysis, with some notable exceptions, has always had the difficult task of cramming itself into the hegemonic theories of the day. This is as true of the writing in Arena as any - where else. But reviewing the writing on women, feminism and gender over fifty years, it can also be seen that feminism has chiselled out its own place (or places, depending on whether you believe there is a single narrative…

Informit: Jazz, gender and addiction

Review(s) of: Born to be blue, Directed by Robert Budreau, 2015), Miles ahead, Directed by Don Cheadle, 2015).

Genocide in Myanmar? by Grazyna Zajdow

The plight of the Rohingya