|Department of Environment and Geography |
Faculty of Science
Macquarie University NSW 2109
BEc (Hons, Class 1) (Syd) MA PhD (Brit Col.)
Robyn Dowling is an urban and cultural geographer. Her primary research interests are in cultures of cities, and in particular the ways gender and class identities overlap in the everyday lives of urban residents. She has a special interest in the cultural geographies of Sydney neighbourhoods and homes. Her work is publised in key urban studies and geography journals, as well as in the book 'Home' (Routledge), co-authored with Professor Alison Blunt of the University of London. This book also develops a new critical geography of home the multi-scalar nature of its home and its political, social and cultural importance.
Robyn's current research has two strands. In the first, along with Professors Pauline McGuirk of the University of Newcastle and Harriet Bulkeley of Durham University (UK) and supported by the Australian Research Council, she is investigating how carbon is governed across Australian cities. The second strand builds upon her previous work on cultures of mothering and car use (see Dowling 2000) and is exploring ways to imagine car-based sustainable car use (see Dowling and Simpson, in press).
Blunt, A. and Dowling, R . ( 2006) Home , London: Routledge
Smith, S., Elsinga, M., Fox O'Mahony, L., Eng, O.S., Wachter, S., Clapham, D., Datta, K., Dowling, R., Fitzpatrick, S., Gibb, K., Green, R.K., Hamnett, C., Kim, K-H., Lovell, H., Pareja Eastaway, M., Ronald, R., Tsenkova, S., Ward, P.M. and G. Wood (2012). International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Oxford: Elsevier.
Articles in refereed journals (C1)
Dowling, R. and C. Simpson (in press). “‘Shift – the way you move’: Reconstituting automobility”, Continuum [accepted 11 June 2012].
Dowling, R. and K. Ruming (in press). “Synergies between geography, planning and vocationalism in curriculum development and implementation”, Journal of Geography in Higher Education [accepted 12 June 2012].
Dowling, R. and E. Power (2012). “Sizing home, doing family in Sydney, Australia”, Housing Studies, iFirst article 1-15, 2012. DOI:10.1080/02673037.2012.697552
Dowling, R., Gorman-Murray, A., Power, E. and K. Luzia (2012). “Critical Reflections on Doctoral Research and Supervision in Human Geography: The ‘PhD by Publication’”, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 36 (2): 293-305. DOI:10.1080/03098265.2011.638368
McGuirk, P. and Dowling, R. (2011). “Governing Social Reproduction in Masterplanned Estates”, Urban Studies 48(12): 2611-2628. DOI: 10.1177/0042098011411950
Dowling R. (2010). “Geographies of identity: Climate change, governmentality and activism”, Progress in Human Geography 34 (4): 488-495. DOI: 10.1177/0309132509348427
Kithiia, J. and Dowling, R. (2010). “An integrated city-level planning process to address the impacts of climate change in Kenya: The case of Mombasa”, Cities, 27(6): 466-475. DOI:10.1016/j.cities.2010.08.001
Dowling, R., Atkinson, R. and McGuirk, P.M. (2010). “Privatism, Privatisation and Social Distinction in Master-Planned Residential Estates”, Urban Policy and Research 28(4): 391-410. DOI:10.1080/08111146.2010.508870
McGuirk, P.M. and Dowling, R. (2009). “Masterplanned residential developments: beyond iconic spaces of neoliberalism?” Asia Pacific Viewpoint 50(2):120-134. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2009.01388.x
McGuirk, P.M. and Dowling, R. (2009). “Neoliberal privatisation? Remapping the public and the private in Sydney's masterplanned residential estates”, Political Geography 28(3):174-185. DIO:10.1016/j.polgeo.2009.05.004
Dowling, R. (2009). “Geographies of Identity: Landscapes of class”, Progress in Human Geography 33(6):833-840. DOI: 10.1177/0309132508104998
Dowling, R. (2008). “Geographies of identity: Labouring in the ‘neoliberal’ university”, Progress in Human Geography 32(6):812-820. DOI: 10.1177/0309132507088031
Dowling, R. (2008). “Accommodating open plan: clutter, children and containment in suburban Sydney, Australia”, Environment and Planning A 40(3):536-549. DOI:10.1068/a39320
Gorman-Murray, A. and Dowling, R. (2007). “Home”, M/C Journal 10(4) (http:journal.media-culture.org.au/0708/01-editorial.php)
Dowling, R. and Mee, K. (2007). “Home and homemaking in contemporary Australia”, Housing Theory and Society 24(3):161-165. DOI:10.1080/14036090701434276
McGuirk, P. and Dowling, R. (2007). “Understanding master-planned estates in Australian cities: A framework for research”, Urban Policy and Research 25(1):21-38. DOI:10.1080/08111140-701225586
Fagan, R. and Dowling, R. (2005). “Neoliberalism and suburban employment: Western Sydney in the 1990s”, Geographical Research 43(1):71-81. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2005.00298.x
McNeill, D., Dowling, R. and Fagan, B. (2005). “Sydney/Global/City: An exploration”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 29(4):935-944. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2005.00629.x
Dowling, R. (2005). “Social and cultural geography of Australia”, Social and Cultural Geography 6(5):767-775. DOI:10.1080/14649360500258427
Dowling, R. (2005). “Residential building in Australia, 1993-2003”, Urban Policy and Research 23(4): 444-461. DOI:10.1080/08111470500391424
Mee, K. and Dowling, R. (2003). “Reading Idiot Box: Films, reviews and the relationship between social worlds and cultural products”, Social and Cultural Geography 4(2):185-200. DOI:10.1080/14649360309066
Creese, G. and Dowling, R. (2001). “Gender and immigration in Sydney and Vancouver”, pp.153-162 in D. Ley and P. Murphy "Immigration in gateway cities: Sydney and Vancouver in comparative perspective", Progress in Planning 55(3):119-194.
Bridge, G. and Dowling, R. (2001). “Microgeographies of retailing and gentrification”, Australian Geographer 32(1):93-107. DOI:10.1080/00049180020036259
Dowling, R. (2000). “Cultures of mothering and car use in suburban Sydney: A preliminary investigation” Geoforum 31(3):345-353.
Dowling, R. (1999). “Classing the body”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 17(5): 511-514. DOI:10.1068/dl70511
Dowling, R., Gollner, A. and O’Dwyer, B. (1999). “A Gender Perspective on Urban Car Use: A Qualitative Case Study, Urban Policy and Research 17(2):101-110. DOI:10.1080/08111149-908727796
Dowling, R. (1998). “Neotraditionalism in the suburban landscape: Cultural geographies of exclusion in suburban Canada”, Urban Geography 19(2):105-22. DOI: 10.2747/0272 3638.-19.2.105
Dowling, R. (1998). “Gender, class and home ownership: placing the connections”, Housing Studies 13(4):471-486. DOI: 10.1080/02673039883227
Dowling, R. and McGuirk, P.M. (1998). “Gendered geographies in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific”, Australian Geographer 29(3):279-291. DOI: 10.1080/00049-189808703224
Dowling, R. (1997). “Planning for culture in urban Australia”, Australian Geographical Studies 35(1):23-31. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8470.00004
Dowling, R. (1996). “Symbolic constructions of place in suburban Surrey, British Columbia”, Canadian Geographer 40(1):70-75. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.1996.tb00434.x
Dowling, R. (1993). “Femininity, place and commodities: a retail case study”, Antipode 25(4): 295-319. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.1993.tb00221.x
Dowling. R. and Pratt, G. (1993). “Home truths: recent feminist constructions”, Urban Geography 14(5):467-75. DOI: 10.2747/0272-36126.96.36.1994
Refereed book chapters (B1)
Dowling, R. and Power, E. (2011). “Beyond McMansions and Green Homes: Thinking Household Sustainability through materialities of homeyness”, in R.Lane and A.Gorman-Murray (eds.) Material Geographies of Household Sustainability in Australia, London: Ashgate, pp.75-88.
Dowling, R. and McGuirk, P. (2008). “Cities of Australia and the Pacific Islands”, in D. Zeigler (ed.), Cities of the World, fourth edition, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, pp.529-564.
Dowling, R. (2007). “Social and cultural geographies of Australia”, in R. Kitchin (ed.), Mapping Worlds: International perspectives on social and cultural geographies, London and New York: Routledge, pp.215-223.
Dowling, R. (2005). “Power, ethics and subjectivity in qualitative research”, in I. Hay (ed), Qualitative Methods in Human Geography, second edition, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp.19-29.
Dowling, R. (2001). “The revitalization of retailing in central and inner Sydney”, in J. Barrett, and C. Butler Bowdon (eds.), Debating the City: An Anthology, Sydney: Museum of Sydney, pp.193-203.
Dowling, R. and Mee, K. (2000). “Tales of the City: Western Sydney at the end of the millennium”, in J. Connell (ed.), Sydney: The Emergence of a World City, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp.273-291.
Dowling, R. (2000). “Power, ethics and subjectivity in qualitative research”, in I. Hay (ed.), Qualitative Methods in Human Geography, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp.23-36.
Dowling, R. (1998). “Suburban stories, gendered lives: thinking through difference”, in R. Fincher and J. Jacobs (eds.), Cities of Difference, New York: Guilford.
Refereed conference papers (E1)
Kithiia, J., Lyth, A. and Dowling, R. (2008). “Preparing East African Coastal Cities for Climate Change: Social Capital and Vulnerability Perspectives in Adaptation Approaches”, ISEE 2008 Nairobi, Applying Ecological Economics for Social and Environmental Sustainability.
Dowling, R. and McGuirk, P. (2006). “Master-Planned Estates and Suburban Complexity” in After Sprawl: Post-Suburban Sydney, the e-proceedings of the 2005 Post-Suburban Sydney: The City in Transformation conference (http://www.uws.edu.au/research/researchcentres/-ccr/publications#5).
Dowling, R. (2003). “Gendered and feminist geographies in Australia” in Geography’s New Frontiers, Sydney: Geographical Society of New South Wales Incorporated, 21-22 March 2003.
Lyth-Gollner, A. and Dowling, R. (2002). “The implications of household form, gender, and parenting cultures for car use and urban transport policy: A Sydney case study”, Papers of the 25th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Canberra 2-4 October 2002, section 7.
Dowling, R. (2012). “Suburban homes”, in S. Smith et.al. (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier: Oxford.
Dowling, R. (2012). “Privacy, haven, sanctuary”, in S. Smith et.al. (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier: Oxford.
Dowling, R. (2009). “Methods: Ethical issues”, in R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (editors-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier: Oxford, pp.595-600.