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2016
Taylor, CNicholas
Mackay, Michael

Sociology is applied in New Zealand in numerous ways to planning, resource management and social change through social impact assessment (SIA). Sociological thinking and thinkers have played a significant part in the development of SIA since the late 1970s. This article traces the genesis of SIA...

2016
Loveridge, Alison

Rural sociology in New Zealand has been associated with some of New Zealand's most famous early social analysis: Somerset's Littledene and Doig's survey of dairy farmers. These exemplify its uncertain and changing relationship with government policy and funding. Over the years...

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...

2016
Ward, Kevin

Religion has been a largely neglected sub-discipline for sociology in New Zealand, particularly over the past twenty five years. Part of the reason for this has been the obvious decline of both churchgoing and Christian identity, both here and in other western societies, and the assumption based...

2016
Tipples, Rupert
Mackay, Michael
Perkins, Harvey C

Sociology and Social Studies have played a part at Lincoln at least since 1933. Beginnings are discussed and then how that developed under the entrepreneurial Professor Morrison of Horticulture, Landscape and Parks, and the auspices of the Agricultural Economics Research Unit. Subsequent...

2016
Gordon, Liz

The sociology of education emerged in the 1970s in New Zealand, and since then has taken on many forms. From the phenomenology of the 'new' sociology, to Marxist and neo-Marxist analyses, feminism, kaupapa Maori and post-modern perspectives, the field has reflected and advanced the...

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
Thomson, Rex W
Jackson, Steve

The subdiscipline of the sociology of sport heralded its arrival on the international scene with an agreement in Geneva in 1964 to establish an International Committee for Sport Sociology (ICSS), and the setting up of this committee took place in Warsaw the following year. Over the past 50 years...