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Macro-social identities reflect the strength of social attachments (strong vs weak) and the objects-referents of such attachments (society vs nation). Three types of macro-social identities-civic, (ethno-) national and denizen-are distinguished and operationalised in Australia using national...
This paper explores the ways in which the bodies and social roles of New Zealand women were constructed in the popular media prior to, during and after the Second World War. A study, based on a critical discourse analysis of the New Zealand Woman's Weekly, shows the ways in which women were...
This paper examines a comprehensive, sociological explanation of the increasing recognition and use of alternative therapies-such as acupuncture—by Australian GPs. Noting the 'pragmatic' motives of clinical legitimacy and market demand, this paper goes on to explore the deeper roots of this...
During the early 1970s, large numbers of Aboriginal people became tenants of the Housing Commission of New South Wales under the Housing for Aborigines program. Most moved from government reserves or dilapidated and overcrowded private rental dwellings to broadacre suburban estates. As public...
This study in the use of a sociological concept is based in recent sociologies of knowledge. The empirical material is Pakulski and Waters' (1996a) argument for 'the death of class'. Three anomalies are identified in their claim: puzzles of 'reflexion' (referring to a precondition that sociology...
In the wake of the second-wave feminist movement and related social changes, including the participation of more women in the paid workforce, an egalitarian discourse has dominated notions of the ideal division of domestic labour in heterosexual households, including those tasks involving food...
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