Lecturer, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University
Sara is a cultural sociologist. Her research interests include work, identity, disenchantment and authenticity. Her forthcoming book is about the significance of work in the lives of contemporary Australians, with a focus on vocation and the work ethic. Sara is co-convenor of the TASA Cultural Sociology Thematic Group. She also undertakes research in higher education pedagogy.
In March, 15,000 people attended the Lost Trades Fair in the country town of Kyneton, Victoria. Eighty rare trades were on show, including fletchers, bladesmiths, coopers and milliners. Common household items, such as...