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Deborah Lupton

Deborah Lupton

Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra

Deborah Lupton is a sociologist and media studies researcher who has researched the social and cultural aspects of medicine and public health, parenting culture, the body, risk, fear of crime, digital technologies, the emotions, fat politics, food and HIV/AIDS. Her latest research focuses on critical digital health studies, big data cultures, the sociology of self-tracking and digital sociology. She is the author/co-author of 15 books and over 150 articles and book chapters on these topics. Her latest books are 'Medicine as Culture, 3rd edition' (2012), 'Fat' (2013), 'Risk, 2nd edition' (2013), 'The Social Worlds of the Unborn' (2013), 'The Unborn Human' (edited, 2013), 'Digital Sociology' (2015) and 'The Quantified Self' (2016).

Deborah blogs on sociological issues at 'This Sociological Life' and tweets @DALupton. She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

The Mitchells vs The Machines shows 'smart' tech might be less of a threat to family bonds than we fear

May 16, 2021 12:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Robots have fascinated cinema-goers ever since Fritz Langs 1927 expressionist silent film Metropolis. The German dystopia film portrays a near future where a female robot (a gynoid) is built as an evil twin of Maria, a...

Why are Australians still using Facebook?

Feb 07, 2019 14:44 pm UTC| Technology

This weeks marks 15 years since Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg first set up the platform with his college roommate Eduardo Saverin. Since then, Facebook has grown into a giant global enterprise. The platform now has...

The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

Dec 20, 2017 18:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Christmas is upon us, and the New Year fast approaching. Many of us are buying wearable self-tracking devices for loved ones, or as part of our own New Year self-improvement regimes. Wearable devices, as the name...

The ABC's Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity

May 17, 2017 14:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment Health

From the popular dramas of A Country Practice and ER to news and documentaries, health and medical issues have been a longstanding favourite theme on television. Now health websites, online discussion forums, apps and...

Would you eat a 3D printed pizza?

Dec 25, 2016 04:34 am UTC| Technology

Could you imagine serving a 3D printed turkey for Christmas lunch? Or munching on a 3D printed pizza for an afternoon snack? This is not as far fetched as it sounds. While 3D printers have mainly been in the news for...

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Economy

American Airlines is hiring 1,300 pilots throughout 2022 as travel demands increase

American Airlines is reportedly hiring new pilots, and it is expecting to recruit at least 1,300 by the end of 2022. The hiring will already begin, and for starters, the plan is to recruit 350 new pilots before 2021...

Hankook to benefit most among S. Korean tiremakers from increased demand for used cars

Hankook Tire Technology is seen benefitting the most among South Korean tire makers in the increasing global demand for used cars due to its large proportion of replacement tire sales at 80 percent and expected price...

GM to feature expanded Super Cruise tech on 6 vehicles next year

General Motors will include its expanded, hands-free driver-assisted technology dubbed Super Cruise on six vehicles in the first quarter of next year. The Super Cruise can indicate when a lane change is safe and...

Toyota halts Thai plants due to COVID-19 induced parts supply crunch

Toyota Motor Corp suspended operations at all three Thai plants through next Wednesday due to a coronavirus outbreak-triggered shortage of parts. The companys three Thai plants, all located in Bangkok, have a combined...

Politics

Kevin McCarthy humiliated: House Democrats mock House GOP leader over pledge to run GOP-led probe into 1/6

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy may find himself under more pressure in the coming days as the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection begins its work next week. Following McCarthys pledge...

Kamala Harris meets with DACA recipients after federal court ruling in favor of repealing program

The recent federal court ruling in favor of Republicans puts thousands of immigrants at risk regarding the DACA program. This week, Vice President Kamala Harris met with several recipients of the program as the White House...

Capitol insurrection: Democratic Rep. says ex-POTUS Donald Trump should testify before 1/6 panel

The House select committee in charge of extensively probing the events of the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol is set to start work next week with its first hearing. California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna said that the...

Joe Biden reveals other world leaders ask him about US' standing in latest town hall

US President Joe Biden seeks to re-engage the US with the rest of its allies all over the world since taking office back in January. In his latest town hall with CNN, Biden revealed that his counterparts all over the world...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Dead Space Remake’ confirms there are no microtransactions planned

Dead Space Remake has been in the rumor mill for months, now, EA has finally confirmed the games development. While details about the gameplay and story are not that abundant yet, developer Motive has announced one crucial...

Oculus Quest 2 with 128GB storage could be underway

The Oculus Quest 2 will soon approach its first anniversary in the market, but a recent leak suggests it could be getting an updated model. A new product listing on a French retailers website was spotted and hints at a...

‘Genshin Impact’ is adding Aloy and Predator for free

The latest miHoYo and PlayStation collaboration has been announced, and it features the main protagonist of the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West. Aloy and her staple weapon will be released in Genshin Impact both in anime...

‘Battlefield 2042’ features maps from three older games through the Battlefield Portal

The third game mode in Battlefield 2042 has been unveiled, and it will be officially called the Battlefield Portal. Its name fits well with the experience it will offer as it will serve as a platform where old and new fans...
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