Academic Writing



Stein, JA 2021, Industrial Craft in Australia: Oral Histories of Creativity & Survival (Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Studies in Oral History series, in press).

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



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 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 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.

Victorian patternshop, 2015, photograph by Jesse Adams Stein



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.



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.

Penrith Museum of Printing, 2013

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