Sue Nichols

Journal article

‘She started to get pretty concerned’: young men’s relationships with parents through senior schooling and beyond

The field of youth sociology has been challenged to reconsider the role of parenting in the lives of young adults. This paper presents a multiple-case study investigation into young men’s transitions from school into further education in an Australian context.
Journal article

“We don't tend to have that here”: exploring child and adult relationships to trans-contextual objects in early childhood education institutions

The project reported in this chapter examined the subject of sustainable consumption from the perspective of early childhood educators and young children. This chapter focuses on the meaning of trans-contextual objects, that is, objects that pass between homes and sites of early education either materially...
Journal article

Aussie kids, global citizens: cultural nationalism and cosmopolitanism in service providers' and parents' accounts

Abstract: Based on interviews with Australian parents and service providers and examination of parenting resources, this study examined the respective influence of cultural nationalism and cosmopolitanism on parenting in the early years. This analysis found, contrary to research on children's social identities, that ideas of...
Conference paper

Exploring a Methodology for Tracing Spatial, Social and Textual Networks Through Neighbourhoods

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 3 held in Adelaide from 28 to 30 November 2007. SOAC 3 was jointly hosted by the University of...