Social Affairs

selfie

Selfies are blamed for encouraging everything from risky behaviour to rampant narcissism. But selfies can be potent acts of self-communication – and anyway, why is self-regard a bad thing, asks Roanna Gonsalves.

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In his only public appearance in Sydney, Institute for Economics and Peace founder Steve Killelea will present the findings of the latest Global Terrorism Index and take part in a panel discussion at UNSW. 

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Join UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs and 12 UNSW experts as they share what keeps them up at night. UNSOMNIA - Thursday December 1st, Leighton Hall UNSW.

war stories

Reading Ham and Gerwarth's sombre narratives beside FitzSimons' nationalist boosting shows he really doesn't understand the Great War, writes Peter Stanley.

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A conference at UNSW on 15 November will bring together leading academics and practitioners to explore successful strategies for improving students’ literacy

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Mish Grigor is the UNSW School of the Arts and Media’s new alumni resident artist – but first she has to finish performances of her show chronicling family conversations about sex.

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Phil Scraton, whose work helped uncover the truth behind the Hillsborough stadium disaster that killed 96 people in 1989, will deliver a free public lecture at UNSW on 31 October.

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Many Australians are frightened by the prospect of terrorism on home soil, but statistics show there's little to worry about, writes Greg Austin.

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Research conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has revealed an increase in the number of children living in poverty.

social media

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation, write Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic.

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