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The New Economic Sociology and Its Relevance to Australia
September 1, 2005... Australian sociologists have a long-standing interest in the articulation between the economy and society. Their research mostly takes its bearings from political economy and critical theory. Two themes are especially prominent: first, the role of the state and political elites in relation to...
Social Networks in a 'Discredited' Neighbourhood
September 1, 2005... Stigmatized neighbourhoods are invariably home to people with the most limited socioeconomic resources and are likely to have inferior facilities and services compared to more affluent neighbourhoods (Cohen et al., 2003; Forrest and Kearns, 1999). Living in stigmatized neighbourhoods has been...
'Gouldner's Child?' Some Reflections on Sociology and Participatory Action Research
September 1, 2005... The rise and fall of the great paradigm wars As a young State Government research sociologist in the 1970s and early 1980s, I returned for postgraduate studies to reflect on the epistemological battles in which I and other researchers like me were then caught up. Many of us were working...
Individualization, Risk and the Body: Sociology and Care
September 1, 2005... The emerging sociology of care Although the notion of 'care' has a long history in Western philosophy and culture (Reich, 1995) the social phenomenon of care has only recently begun to receive the serious attention it deserves from social researchers. This neglect appears to be the result of...
Mad, Bad or Sad? Ideology, Distorted Communication and Child Abuse Prevention
September 1, 2005... The purpose of this article is to discuss the concept of ideology in relation to the social theory of Jurgen Habermas, and how theory and ideology impinge on the everyday practice of child protection. While being a complicated concept, ideology plays an integral part in the system/lifeworld...