Journal of Sociology

Journal article

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.

Journal article

6 Jun 2017

Drawing on a large survey of visitors to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania, this article illuminates the origins, social aims and impacts of successful attempts to push art museums beyond what Hanquinet and Savage call ‘educative leisure’.

Journal article

12 Apr 2012

This research explores the initiation and progression of new late-life romantic relationships among older Australians (60 years plus). Our research found that older adult romantic relationships were meaningful, important and sexually intimate. However, few led to cohabitation or marriage, with these older adults preferring to...

Journal article

1 Jan 2006

This study reports the results of in-depth interviews undertaken in 2003 with 57 international medical graduates practising in rural Victoria with the aim of identifying which factors facilitate or inhibit their integration into rural communities and consequently affect their intention to stay in rural practice.

Journal article

1 Jan 2006

Since the 1960s, Australian universities have come to be regarded as important enablers, even drivers, of regional development. This has been accompanied by the renewal of their third mission in regional engagement. Theorization of this development has neglected the individual level of analysis, tending to...

Journal article

1 Jan 2001

As social practice the consumption of food demonstrates the fundamentally social nature of the human body and subjectivity. Through eating, individuals are both incorporated into global networks of production and exchange, and incorporate themselves the meanings associated with those foods. Consumption is also, however, a...