Health Sociology Review

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
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Dominant explanations of young people's health risk behaviours echo essentialist notions of perceived invulnerability and risk misperception. Rural youth, however, are considered particularly "at-risk". In this paper I argue for a need to challenge rural youth discourses, as they can have counterproductive implications.

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Journal article

1 Jan 2013
2

Food security is an evolving concept with various definitions and associated meanings. The way food security is understood by policy-makers impacts on how it gets addressed in public policy. This research uses an interpretive approach to uncover how food security is represented by stakeholders. Semi...

Journal article

1 Jan 2012
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This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of the impact of casualised and independent contractor work place arrangements on the psycho-social health of 72 workers in regional Victoria. It contributes to our understanding of the crisis in rural Australia in its use of...

Journal article

1 Jan 2004
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Whilst historically medicine has maintained a position of dominance and power within the health care system there are suggestions that contemporary social trends such as managerialism, proletarianisation and the corporatisation of the health care system are resulting in challenges to medicine's traditional power. In some...

Journal article

1 Jan 2004
1

The poor state of the Murray River has been framed to highlight negative environmental, social and economic consequences, particularly for farmers and growers. This paper draws on material gathered during focus group sessions with rural Aboriginal people living in the Riverland.

The paper presents...