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Biography

Michael James Walsh is an Assistant Professor in Social Science in the Faculty of Business, Government at the University of Canberra. His research interests include the sociology of interaction, the writings of Erving Goffman, cultural sociology, technology and music. A chief dimension of his research involves exploring the reception of communication technologies as they relate to and impact on social interaction. Michael was awarded his doctorate from Monash University in 2011.

Michael is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Cultural Sociology
  • Social Research Methods 
  • Musical Culture
  • Sound Studies
  • Media and Communication Technologies

Research Theories / Models of Interest

  • Cultural Sociology
  • Symbolic Interaction
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Microsociology

Research Methods of Interest

  • Qualitative interviews
  • Ethnography
  • Digital methods 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Monash University

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Research Output 2009 2019

Sonic Havens: Towards a Goffmanesque Account of Homely Listening

Walsh, M. & de la Fuente, E., 29 Oct 2019, In : Housing, Theory and Society. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

music
sociality
interaction
qualitative interview
aesthetics

Their time and their story: Inscribing belonging through life narratives and role expectations in wedding videography

Wade, M. & WALSH, M., 2019, Social Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social. Tsalapatanis, A., Bruce, M., Bissell, D. & Keane, H. (eds.). United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 26-42 17 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Open Access
role expectation
wedding
narrative
video
intimacy

The social media tourist gaze: social media photography and its disruption at the zoo

WALSH, M., JOHNS, R. & Dale, N. F., 10 Sep 2019, In : Information Technology and Tourism. 21, 3, p. 391-412 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photography
photography
social media
tourist
experience
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Smartphones
obligation
conversation
Equipment and Supplies
Communication

The Interaction Order and Musical Sound: Shopping with Erving Goffman

WALSH, M., May 2018, In : Sociological Inquiry. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

music
interaction
allies
offense
dual role