New Zealand Sociology

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2016
Crothers, Charles

In 2014 a Special Issue (29-4) of New Zealand Sociology on the "History of Sociology in New Zealand" was compiled (Crothers, 2014) in honour of the 50th year of the (Australasian's) association's establishment in 1963 - see Appendix. This issue covered histories of five of...

2016
Pool, Ian

The role of demography within the wider Social Sciences is portrayed, and its intellectual and institutional history sketched. How local New Zealand Demography is the described and related to other developments.

2016
Harington, Phil

A close and reliable connection between sociology and social work seems plausible, indeed sensible but it has seldom been run smoothly. Indeed it has in various settings become insufferable, messy and even fractured. The article melds two sets of observations based on a career being a...

2016
Pennell, Stella

The pre-retirement cohort encompasses the ages of 50 to 65. Members of this cohort that migrate within New Zealand remains largely ignored in social research. This cohort encompasses people experiencing an emergent mid-life life-stage characterized by increased fluidity between previously...

2016
Bertram, Geoff

Review(s) of: Institutions and small settler economies: A comparative study of New Zealand and Uruguay, 1870-2008, by Andre Schlueter (2014), New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 290 pp.

2016
Robinson, Rita
Hocking, Clare
Payne, Deborah

This Foucauldian discourse analysis shows how prominent discourses leading into the 1980s reframed previously accepted parental toilet training practices of smacking as abusive. With this problematization of smacking new parenting tools were required, creating discursive practices in which...

2016
Crothers, Charles

Sociologists do not just need access to 'scholarly equipment' (including libraries), but may wish to draw on a wide range of archives and collections, both for teaching and research, and so must be active in ensuring the 'health' of these collections. Indeed, the relationship...

2016
McKague, F
Lawson, R
Scott, M
Wooliscroft, B

One in four households in New Zealand are fuel poor. A growing body of evidence links the technical and economic aspects of this phenomenon, however comparatively little research has focused on the wider social impacts. The behavioural and social interactions associated with fuel poverty have...

2016
Tauri, Juan Marcellos

This commentary highlights the way(s) that ritual plays a significant role in the development of crime control policy in New Zealand. The actions of New Zealand's crime control policy sector is chosen as the focus for the commentary because of its ability to significantly impact individuals...

2016
Faleolo, Moses Ma'alo

A study of Samoan young people's associations with youth gangs in South Auckland found that the parents' practice of sending of troubled young people to extended family in Samoa, in the hope that the move would transform them into 'well-behaved' individuals, often falls short...

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