A New Zealand sociological imagination: The Massey story


Date Published: 2016
Spoonley, Paul
Fraser, Graeme
Maharey, Steve

Sociology at Massey University was established in the 1970s and grew rapidly so that by the 1980s, it was the largest department in New Zealand. With the appointment of a number of New Zealand sociologists, the development of a New Zealand-focused sociology and the influence of social and economic changes of the period, the 1980s proved to be a period of growth and change for the discipline at Massey. A number of books appeared, the Sociological Association of Aotearoa was formed, there were new graduate students and research projects and teaching was given a much deliberate local content. The discipline has changed in recent decades as the sociology staff have been absorbed into a larger unit and reduced in number.

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Volume: 
31
Issue: 
3
Pagination: 
40-63
Peer Reviewed: 
Yes
ISSN: 
0112-921X
Document Number: 
280163800063892
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