Stein, JA 2022, Industrial Craft in Australia: Oral Histories of Creativity & Survival (Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Studies in Oral History series, in press, due out early 2022).*

Stein, JA 2016, Hot Metal: Material Culture & Tangible Labour, Manchester University Press, Manchester.*

* Academic book pricing can be prohibitive. If you would like access to these books and you don’t have access to a university library, please get in touch and we can find a way to get you a copy. 




Stein, JA 2020, ‘When Manufacturing Workers Make Sculpture: Creative Pathways in the Context of Australian Deindustrialisation‘, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 89-212.

Crosby, A. and Stein, JA, 2020, ‘Repair’, Living Lexicon entry, Environmental Humanities vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 179–185.

Stein, JA 2019, The Production of Toolboxes and Hand Tools in Industrial Craft Apprenticeship’, Journal of Modern Craft, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 233-54. DOI: 10.1080/17496772.2019.1678876.

Stein, JA 2019, ‘Hidden between craft and industry: Engineering patternmakers’ design knowledge’, Journal of Design History, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 280-303. doi:10.1093/jdh/epz012.

Stein, JA 2017, ‘Political imaginaries of 3D printing: Prompting mainstream awareness of design and making’, Design and Culture, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1–26. DOI: 1080/17547075.2017.1279941.

Stein, JA 2016, ‘Masculinity and material culture in technological transitions in the workplace: From letterpress to offset-lithography, 1960s – 1980s’, Technology & Culture, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 24–53. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2016.0010.

Stein, JA 2015, ‘Making “foreign orders”: Australian print-workers and clandestine creative production in the 1980s’, Journal of Design History, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 275-92. DOI: 10.1093/jdh/epv012.

Stein, JA 2014, ‘The co-construction of spatial memory: Enriching architectural histories of “ordinary” buildings’, Fabrications, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 178-97. DOI: 1080/10331867.2014.961222.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘“That was a posed photo”: Reflections on the process of combining oral histories with institutional photographs’, Oral History Association of Australia Journal, vol. 35, pp. 49–57.

Stein, JA 2011, ‘Domesticity, gender, and the 1977 Apple II personal computer’, Design & Culture, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 193–216.

Lunney, D, Matthews, A, Stein, JA, & Lunney, HM, 2003, ‘Australian bat research: The limitations of the Action Plan for Australian Bats in determining the direction of research’, Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 255-60.



Stein, JA, 2022, ‘The Historian as Document Producer: A Critical Reflection on the Production of Oral History Timed Summaries’, in K. Biber, P. Vaughan & T. Luker (eds), Law’s Documents: Materiality, Authority, Aesthetics, Routledge, London, in press, due late December 2021.

Stein, JA, and Rowden, E, 2019, ‘Architecture from the Inside: Challenging the Myths of Architectural History through the Oral Histories of Maitland Gaol’, in Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research, in Janina GosseyeNaomi Stead and Deborah van der Plaat (eds), Princeton Architectural Press, pp. 28-49.





Stein, JA 2017, ‘Labour, entrepreneurialism and the creative economy in neoliberal times’, Fashion Theory, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 609-615.

Stein, JA 2010, ‘Design in the Age of Darwin’, Design & Culture, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 90–3.

Stein, JA 2011, ‘Social Sculpture’, Runway, no. 19, July, pp. 72–75.



Hermens, A, Simpson, AV, Berti, M, and Stein, JA, 2017, ‘Under new management, tradition of innovation and innovation of tradition: the case of constructive disruption in a family firm’, ANZAM (Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management), Brisbane.

Simpson, AV, Berti, M, Stein, JA, and Hermens, A, 2016, ‘Sensemaking in managing a family firm’s “tradition of innovation”’, 32nd EGOS Colloquium ‘Organizing in the Shadow of Power’, Naples, 7–9 July.


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Crosby, AStein, JALee, T & Scardifield, K, 2020, Repair Design: A UTS Design Studies Project, project report, University of Technology Sydney.



Stein JA & A. Crosby, 2021, Public Submission to the Right to Repair inquiry, Productivity Commission, February. (Quoted in the Productivity Commission’s draft report.)

Stein, JA, 2017, Public submission to NSW Parliament Inquiry into Museums and Galleries, submission no. 12, NSW Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No. 4 Inquiry into Museums and Galleries, Sydney.



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Stein, JA 2021, ‘A dying trade that is still in demand?’, TAFE Teacher Magazine, winter issue, pp. 20-21.

Stein, JA 2020, ‘The Trade Educators’ Syndicate: Making 10 Retirement Lathes in the Twilight of Australian Manufacturing‘, Digital Culture & Society, vol. 6, no. 1 (special issue: Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures and Maker Utopias), pp. 203-06.

Stein, JA 2014, ‘The thinking man’s food processor: Domesticity, gender, and the Apple II’ in Interface: People, Machines, Design, Powerhouse / Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), Sydney, pp. 26–31.

Stein, JA 2014, ‘Who gives a … ? Contemporary design and an ethic of care’, in CUSP – Designing for the next decade, Object Australian Design Centre, Sydney.

Stein, JA 2011, ‘Eames Overload and the Mystification Machine: The IBM Pavilion at the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair’, Seizure, vol. 2, pp. 57–63.

Stein, JA 2011, ‘Conversations from the Wonder Chamber: Jesse Adams Stein in conversation with Matthew Connell’ in L Muller L & B Dean (eds), Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, Performance Space, Sydney, pp. 14–19.



Stein, JA, ‘In the post-Holden era, we can be a nation of clever designers‘, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February 2020.

Stein, JA, ‘Does Australia need the “Right to Repair”?’ Ewaste Watch (republished from Repair Design), 30 September 2019.

Lee, T., JA Stein, A Crosby, C Cooper & K Scardifield, 2019, ‘Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste,’ The Conversation, 12 July 2019.

Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Don’t be too quick to dismiss “dying trades”, those skills are still in demand’, The Conversation, 6 December.

Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Conversations in the Shadow of Australian Manufacturing’, History Lab, 4 December.

Rowden, E, and Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Reading List: Public Architecture’, Places Journal, March.

Stein, JA, Crosby, A, and Lockhart, C, 2017, ‘Out of hand: Expressing data, exposing nature and extending time’, ArchitectureAU, 19 April.

Stein, JA 2017, ‘Is 2017 the year to ditch the term “innovation”?’, The Conversation, 19 January. Republished as ‘The Cost of Disruption’, The Age, 20 January 2017.

Stein, JA 2014, ‘Kickboxing Face’, Seizure, vol. 6, January, pp. 47–53.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘Different Strokes’, Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), 4 May.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘Two Thumbs up for Sydney’s Ugliest Building’, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March.

Stein, JA 2013, ‘Frank confessions from an oral history newcomer’, Voiceprint 49 (October), pp. 10-13.

Stein, JA 2012, ‘Links to the right paths take the city forwards’, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Dec.

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Stein, JA 2011, ‘The Ultimo Dream’, in DIY Urbanism (exhibition catalogue), Right to the City, Sydney.

Stein, JA, 2008, ‘The (Abridged) Sordid History of Recycling in Chicago‘, F Newsmagazine (April 1).

(Contributor) 2008, Current: Contemporary Art from Australia & New Zealand, Dott Publishing (Art & Australia), Sydney.

Stein, JA 2007, ‘Mandatory What? Australia vs. America: Voting in the age of apathy and authoritarianism‘, F Newsmagazine (November 6).

Stein, JA 2007, ‘More Fair Dinkum Than Thou’, New Matilda, 8 October.

Stein, JA 2007, ‘Rob McHaffie’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 4, p. 320.

Stein, JA 2006, ‘Giles Ryder’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 3, p. 640.

Stein, JA 2006, ‘Louisa Dawson’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 2, p. 480.



Stein, JA, 2014, Precarious Printers: Labour, Technology & Material Culture at the NSW Government Printing Office, 1959–1989PhD Thesis, School of Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney. Supervisor: Dist. Prof. Peter McNeil, Dr Susan Stewart.

Stein, JA, 2009, Domesticity and Gender in the Industrial Design of Apple Computer, 1977–1984, Masters Thesis, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Supervisor, Prof. Michael Golec.

Stein, JA, 2005, Public Art and Site Specificity: Critical Dilemmas in the Sydney Sculpture WalkHonours thesis (Class 1 & the University Medal), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Supervisor: Prof Susan Best.

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