Bruce Tranter

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26 May 2018

To date, psychology has dominated the theoretical research on loneliness but this article argues that sociology has a key role to play in broadening out the theoretical terrain of this understanding so as to create culturally informed interventions.


16 Nov 2011

Major party leaders not only seem to influence public opinion on global warming, argues this conference paper, but also have an impact upon Green voting in federal elections.

As the Australian environmental movement has routinised and become increasingly institutionalised, its representative aspect – the...


28 Feb 2011

This essay asks whether housing, loneliness and health are connected in contemporary Australia, and if they are, is it a nexus that can be addressed positively through housing policy.

Since loneliness has only recently emerged as a generalised and disturbing feature of...


8 Dec 2008

Further to previous theoretical work on loneliness and the condition of contemporary social bonds in ‘liquid modernity’, this paper reports on a new nationally representative survey, carried out in 2007, which examined loneliness in contemporary Australia. The paper identifies loneliness to be a potentially very...


4 Oct 2008

Despite the growth of domestic and international markets in second homes to be used for holidays (rather than as private let investments) there has been little research on this issue in the Australian context. Similarly, there has been little work outside what have been termed...

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