PhD (Anthropology), The University of Western Australia;
MA (Anthropology), Simon Fraser University, Canada;
BA (Anthropology and Sociology), Simon Fraser University, Canada.
As a social anthropologist, my research interests can be broadly grouped under the heading of “the politics of community.” Under this rubric I have been involved in studying sports (hockey in Canada and soccer in Australia), Aboriginal heritage (as a consultant in Western Australia), and work (building subcontracting in Western Australia). I currently identify my ongoing research interests as:
- the labour migration of elite male Australian professional athletes in soccer, cricket, football and basketball. This project has only recently begun and is in its initial stages;
- the politics of soccer in Western Australia. This project has been proceeding for a number of years. This research began with a couple of small grants (with Roy Jones, a human Geographer) and has continued to grow as I have collected more information and as I have published on it;
- the commodification of ice hockey in North America. The history of hockey in North America can be understood since the creation of the National Hockey League in 1917 as an ongoing commodification of the sport. The commodification has been uneven, sporadic and at times quite uncoordinated. This project has been a long term concern of mine and has only recently begun to pay dividends in terms of published results; and
- the social organisation of subcontracting in the Perth housing industry. This project stems from research done for my PhD. My concern in this work is to explore the ways in which work in the housing industry is organised and understood by subcontractors, in the industrial context that tends to emphasise working without a central authority or a perduring relationship with any single employer.
- Moore, P. 2013. "'On the tools': the physical work of building and renovating houses in Perth, Western Australia." In Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry. 1st., 58-72 London and New York: Routledge.
- Wardrop, J., A. M. Hilsdon, and P. Moore. 2012. "Making boundaries permeable: the university experience through the social sciences." In Engaging students with learning technologies, 47-63 Australia: Curtin University of Technology.
- Moore, P. 2011. "Appreciating the political ethnography of master narratives and counterstories." Cultural Studies of Science Education 6 (4): 837-840.
- Moore, P. 2010. "Soccer in the west: the world game in Australia's western periphery." In The Containment of Soccer in Australia: Fencing off the World Game, 84-95 London and New York: Routledge.
- Moore, P. 2009. "Soccer in the West: the World game in Australia's western periphery." Soccer and Society 10 (1): 84-95.
- Bennett, D., and P. Moore. 2008. "Careers and contingencies: Constructing careers in the music and building industries." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 3: 267-274.
- Moore, P. 2006. "Luck in the vocabulary of motives of professional ice hockey." Anthropological Notebooks 12 (2): 23-34.
- Moore, P. 2004. "Introduction and Guidelines." In Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 43-489 London: Routledge.
- Moore, P. 2004. "Scouting an Anthropology of Sport." Anthropologica Vol 46 No 1, 2004: 37-46.
- Moore, P.. "Practical Nostalgia and the Critique of Commodification: On the 'Death of Hockey' and the National Hockey League." The Australian Journal of Anthropology 13:3 Inpress.
- Moore, P.. "Soccer and the Politics of culture in Western Australia." In Games Sports and Cultures Oxford and new York: Berg. Inpress.
- Moore, P.. "Anthropological Practice and Aboriginal Heritage (a Case Study from Western Australia),." In Applied Anthropology in Australasia Perth: University of Western Australia Press. Inpress.
- Gurr, K., L. Straker, and P. Moore.. "Cultural hazards in the transfer of ergonomics technology." Industrial Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 22 ((4-5)). Inpress.
- Gurr, K., L. Straker, and P. Moore.. "A history of seating in the Western world." Ergonomics Australia 12 (3). Inpress.