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Dr Naomi Smith

Lecturer, Sociology

School of Arts

Section/Portfolio:

Social Sciences & Humanities

Location:

Gippsland Campus, Online

Spirituality as ‘detachment’ and ‘comfort’ in the context of depression

For this study, 40 people with a diagnosis of depression were interviewed about their...

Recovery from depression: re-envisioning the connection between recovery and spirituality

Purpose: This paper aims to respond to the following question: What does ongoing recovery from...

Social media, rural communities and crime prevention

Crime is often considered to be absent in idyllic and idealised rural communities. Rural...

ASMR, affect and digitally-mediated intimacy

ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is the pseudo-scientific term used to describe a...

Mapping the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook

Over the past decade, anti-vaccination rhetoric has become part of the mainstream discourse...

THE CURIOUS CASE OF ASMR: SOUND, PLEASURE AND MEDIATION

  • Conference Proceedings

The dynamics of place-based virtual communities: Social media in a region in transition

Social media is a key platform through which communities can organise, connect and communicate....

THE VISCERAL EMBODIMENT OF DIGITAL PLEASURES

This panel explores digital pleasures that arise through the entanglement of bodies and digital...

Desire lines and defensive architecture in modern urban environments

Public space is being increasingly managed by defensive architecture, surveillance and other...

Governing with Ignorance: Understanding the Australian Food Regulator's Response to Nano Food

This paper examines regulatory responses to the presence of previously undetected and unlabelled...

NEW SUBJECTIVITIES OF WORK

  • Journals

Reducing acquisitional crime in Victoria: Building collective efficacy and trust in police

  • Report

Reducing Residential Burglary in Victoria: Trial of Traceable Liquid Property Marking

  • Report

Managing a marginalised identity in pro-anorexia and fat acceptance cybercommunities

This study examines how members of pro-anorexia (PA) and fat acceptance (FA) cybercommunities...