Informit Collection

RMIT Publishing works with library consortia, associations and agents to help users advance their research through access to journals, monographs and reports. Informit content is sourced from publishers, associations and professional bodies and aggregated in full text, bibliographic and media databases; covering health, engineering, business, education, law, humanities and social sciences.

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...

2016
Thorns, David

This article tracks my own biography as a way of showing how my sociological studies have developed over the 40 years I have been a professional sociologist. Working in the UK for 8 years and then in New Zealand has reinforced for me the importance of a comparative and historical Perspective....

2016
Crothers, Charles

The history of empirical social research projects tends to be downplayed in histories of National Sociologies and indeed sociology more generally. The history of New Zealand social research began with the iconic 'Littledene' study and then showed broadly similar patterns over time with...

2016
Neilson, David

This brief overview of New Zealand Left Sociological thought focuses on major currents of debate and agreement since the 1970s. Particular emphasis is placed on comparing social democratic and Marxist currents in New Zealand against the back drop of European debates. The paper finds that Left...

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...