Discipline: Political Science
MICHAEL DUTTON is Professor in the Department of Politics, University of London and formerly Professor of Political Cultures at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University. Professor Dutton's research is characterised by a strong interest in contemporary social and cultural theory wed to a specific 'archive' called China. This has led to a range of rather disparate set of issues that quite often move his work out of the specifics of China.
His current interests include an investigation of the politics of the gift, a study of the friend/enemy distinction, and an appreciation of the importance of everyday life in the flow of politics.
- Research Professor of Political Cultures, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University (2007)
- Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2005)
- Reader and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne (2000 - 2005)
- Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne (1994 - 1995)
- Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne (1990 - 1993)
Michael Dutton, Stacy Lo & Dong Dong Wu (2008), Beijing Time. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press
Michael Dutton (2005), Policing Chinese Politics: A History. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press
Michael Dutton (2008), "Building a Gift of Politics", in Southern Review, Cathy Greenfield et al. (eds). 41:1; pp 78-99. Adelaide: Flinders Press
Michael Dutton (2004), "Mango Mao: Infections of the Sacred", in Public Culture, Claudino Lomnitz (ed), 16:2; pp 161-186. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press
Michael Dutton (2002), "Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Notes toward a theoretical foundation for Asian Studies", in Nepantla, Walter D Mignold & Gabriela Nouzeilles (eds), Nov. 3:3, pp 495-537. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press
Email: m.dutton [at] gold.ac.uk