We have set up this website as a forum for people who share our interest in the social qualities of life itself and of the life we each live. Our initial hope it that you will find it interesting and useful, but our main hope is that you will be moved to join in the dialogue by leaving comments and suggestions.

For many years, we have worked together in university departments of sociology and anthropology, especially at UNSW. Teaching and researching and writing together, we have shared and developed our enthusiasms.

Our themes — relation, gift, charity, passion, pedagogy, belonging — have led us into dialogue with philosophy, theology, ecology and psychology, but we have always felt constrained by the demands of disciplinarity and academic publishing.

This website is our attempt to find a new way of writing and thinking. We hope it will be less defensive, more alive, more real. And we hope you will join us in developing its potential.

The main page of the website can be found here.

Thanks for your interest,

Ann                                                 Andrew                                           Demelza

Ann at launchBooklaunchDemelza & Rufus

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  1. Ann hi there it’s Shane Gould making contact with you. I’ll be in Sydney 8-9 April for Manly Seaweed Forest festival as a guest and will have time if you do too to come by and have a chat with you if you’re living near Uni NSW. FYI, I did a PhD in the culture of swimming in Australia at Victoria University, finished in2019 and challenged the identity narrative of the notion that australia is a nation of swimmers. I’m beginning to write a popular book using elements of my thesis and working on a documentary. I’m interested in understanding your idea of problematic nature of national identities.
    I’ve also been involved with Parelli Natural Horsemanship from 1990’s to 2007, but currently have no horses in Tasmania where I live. My daughter and granddaughter do have horses though so I’m helping them when I can visit on the Central Coast nsw. (First time this week off the island in 13 mths).

    1. dear Shane,
      I am responding to a very old message from you which I have only just found! My apologies. Do you remember that I interviewed you in 2005? If/when you come through Sydney again it would be great o catch up. My email is a.game@unsw.edu.au
      kind regards

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