Journal of Sociology

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, September

A Companion to the City
Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (eds) Oxford: Blackwell, 2000, 656 pp., US$36.95 (paperback). A Companion to the City is a timely addition to any urban-related studies, and particularly to urban sociology. Foremost, this text reminds us of the...
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Frames within Frames: The Art Museum as Cultural Artifact
Suzanne Oberhardt New York: Peter Lang, 2001 (Counterpoints: Studies in the Post Modern Theory of Education, Vol. 167), 165pp., $US29.95 (paperback). Starting in the 1830s in Paris and throughout the entire 19th century, the Salon, the display...
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From S11 to September 11-Implications for Sociology
Prior to September 11, the year 2001 had been marked by mobilizations and action against corporate globalization, which had accelerated following the actions against the World Trade Organization in Seattle in November 1999. July saw a mobilization...
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Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again
Bent Flyvbjerg Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, x + 204 pp., $37.95 (paperback). As a science born out of modernity, contemporary sociology has long grappled with its theoretical and methodological locations. Having taken the natural...
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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing
C. Mattingley and L. Garro (eds) Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000, 280 pp., $US 17.95 (paperback). This book is an edited collection of articles that explore the use of narrative analysis in Medical Anthropology. This collection...
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Roaad Rage: Drivers' Understandings and Experiences
Abstract The phenomenon of road rage has attracted much media attention since the mid-1990s, but little research has been conducted into how motorists have incorporated the concept into their experiences and understandings of driving. This article...
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Schooling the Boys: Masculinities and Primary Education
Christine Skelton Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001, 203 pp., $49.95 (paperback). In recent years it has become commonplace for reviewers and commentators to remark on the burgeoning literature dealing with masculinities. A body of work...
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September 11 and Its Implications for Sociology
One of the tenets of postmodernism is that there are no more `grand narratives'. The events of September 11, on the other hand, indicate that there are indeed grand narratives and that they can lead to spectacular consequences. Two recent `grand...
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Somewhere over the Rainbow: Love, Trust and Monogamy in Gay Relationships
Anthony Giddens argues that late modernity is characterized by a democratization of intimate relationships and that gay men and lesbian women appear to be an expression of that movement. This paper is based on interviews with 20 New Zealand men--representing...
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Symposium Introduction: Shockwave
The Australian Sociological Association held its annual Conference in December 2001, three months after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon. The original conference agenda involved a symposium to explore the implications...
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Technoculture: From Alphabet to Cybersex
Lelia Green Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2002, 254 pp., $35.00, (paperback). The placing of a glossary at the beginning of the book is a good idea as it gives the reader an indication of the expected level of complexity of the text. The introduction...
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The Paradox of the `Two Sociologies': Hobbes, Latour and the Constitution of Modern Social Theory
Abstract So far there have usually been only two answers to the question of what to do with dichotomies in sociology, either embrace them or attempt to synthesize them. However, this has produced merely an endless vacillation between the two...
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Third Sector. the Contribution of Non Profit and Cooperative Enterprises in Australia
Mark Lyons Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2001. This book provides a useful broad-brush, historical, political analysis of the third sector in Australia. Beginning with definitions, working through the major locations of third-sector organizations--from...
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Trajectories of Anti-Globalism
This paper seeks to distinguish between secular and militant religious opposition to globalization, focusing on Islamism and reviewing its roots in the Muslim experience in the contemporary world. It seeks also to explore the challenges facing sociology...
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Using the Web: A Discussion of Some of the Non-Technical Factors to Be Taken into Account When Designing Web Sites Intended to Support Courses Taught Primarily in Face-to-Face Mode
Abstract The face of higher education is changing with a strong (and growing) pressure on academics to incorporate web technologies into their teaching. Based on our experience with, and the student evaluation of, a web site designed to complement...
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War and Power in the 21st Century
Paul Hirst Oxford: Polity, 2001, vi + 170pp., 11.99 [pounds sterling] (paperback). This is a comparatively slight book that attempts the daunting task of predicting the major developments in war, armed conflict and international relations in...
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