Philip Dearman is a lecturer at the School of Media and Communication at RMIT.
Philip’s research is interdisciplinary. He engages with questions about the social uses of communication technologies in political economic programs of government (in the broader/ Foucaultian sense of that word), in ways that apply recent writing on the sociology of science and technology, on topics which have some connection to national and international politics, and in ways which bring to bear a Rhetorical approach for making sense. He frames his objects of study with reference to recent studies of advanced liberalism, as practical programs of government as well as philosophical frameworks. Philip’s research interests include the organisation and regulation of labour (including the historical development and contemporary re-definitions of the professional expertise of teachers), education policy (with particular respect to the digitalisaton of classroom practice), education as a cultural technology of government, political economies and cultures of mass public transport, and writing practices and technologies of personal and collective memory.
The digitalisation of school-based education: describing and accounting for the digitalisation of school-based education, focusing on cultural framings and political negotiations of the Digital Education Revolution, and with particular reference to the redevelopment of classroom pedagogies, administrative cultures and ongoing problematisations of teaching.
Information cultures in work organisations: research on the development and application of information and accounting technologies in a range of workplace contexts, including libraries, schools, hospitals, law enforcement, and sporting clubs.
Taxis, technologies, policies: a review of the historical role and possible futures of taxis as part of wider mass transport systems (including regulatory structures), of the changing patterns of taxi driver labour, and of the impact of digital communication systems on experience of taxi driving.
Philip is registered as a category 1 supervisor, which enables him to supervise both Masters and PhD candidates. He is currently supervising projects on sport and social media, media framing of the Hendra virus, and an exploration of media, communication and democracy in Nepal.
Philip Dearman teaches in the Politics Economies Communication contextual major, which is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication degrees offered by the School of Media & Communication. Philip came to RMIT at the beginning of 2010, after working for twelve years in the Communications and Writing program at Monash University’s Gippsland campus. Philip is the General Editor of the journal
PhD Communication Studies, Monash University
BA (Hons), Media and Cultural Studies, University of South Australia
Dearman, P. (2012) ‘Educational social networking: a genealogy of the panoptic playground’, presented atSurveillance in/and Everyday Life, Sydney, February.
Dearman, P. (2012) ‘Social learning networks and digital citizens: who gets governed in the panoptic playground?’, presented at the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association, Adelaide, July.
Morieson, L., Dearman, P. & Greenfield, C. (2012) ‘Politics, economies, communication: teaching with (or against?) the vocational grain in media and communication courses at RMIT’, presented at the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association, Adelaide, July.
Dearman, P. (2007) ‘Discourse and professional autonomy: towards a genealogy of expertise’, presented at the Foucault Colloquium, Monash University, Churchill.
Dearman, P. (2005) ‘Political Blogging and the Rhetorics of Democracy: Conversation & Participation in the Blogosphere’, presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of OURMedia, United Theological College, Bangalore.
Dearman, P. & Galloway, C. (2005) ‘Putting podcasting into perspective’, presented at the Radio Conference 2005, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Dearman, P. (2004) ‘Acceptance and resistance in the implementation of ICTs: negotiating change in professional work’, presented at Bringing the Study of Work Back to Labor Studies, Annual Conference of the United American Labor Educators, Chicago.
Dearman, P. (2000) ‘Making meaning in social work: professionalism and techniques of recording’, presented at Managerialism, Contractualism and Professionalism in the Human Services, Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, Deakin University, Melbourne.
Dearman, P. & Thomas, P. (1999) ‘Communication and Translation: Preparing for Sunway, and the development of Australian higher education subjects for on-campus delivery in Malaysia’, presented at the Alter/Asians conference, Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies, University of Western Sydney.
Dearman, P. (1995) ‘Problems in critical sociology: the case of sole parents’, presented at the National Social Policy Conference, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney.
- Dearman, P.,Greenfield, C. (2014). Investigating communication, media and democracy In: How We Are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Dearman, P. (2014). Reading cyber-safety: Co-regulatory partnerships, empowered citizens and markets for education In: How we are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- North, L.,Dearman, P. (2010). The rhetoric of 'community': ABC Local Radio's coverage of the 2009 Victorian bushfires In: Media International Australia, , 80 - 89
- Dearman, P. (2007). Testing Times: A-E Report Cards, Teacher Scrutiny and the Politics of Choice In: Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, 40, 34 - 58
- Dearman, P.,Galloway, C. (2005). Putting podcasting into perspective In: Radio in the World: Papers from the 2005 Melbourne Radio Conference, Melbourne, Austraia, 11-14 July 2005
- Dearman, P. (2005). Computerized social casework recording: Autonomy and control in Australia's income support agency In: Labor Studies Journal , 30, 47 - 65
- Dearman, P. (2003). The Online University as Managerial Investment in Transforming Academic Labour In: Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, 36, 25 - 39
1 PhD Completions7 PhD Current Supervisions