Journal of Sociology

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, November

[1]Managerial and Professional Careers in an Era of Organisational Restructuring(*) (2)
Consistent with their optimistic view of their own marketability, the vast majority of our respondents had ambitions and career expectations beyond their present positions. Responses to questions related to respondents' desired career paths, and the...
[2]Managerial and Professional Careers in an Era of Organisational Restructuring(*) (3)
Our study participants' experience and observation of such labour market features as re-employment after redundancy and headhunting generally suggested that, even though the security of particular jobs might be somewhat lower than before, their labour...
[3]A Profile of New Agers: Social and Spiritual Aspects(*) (1)
Introduction The social profile of New Agers is known: urban educated middle-class and middle-aged, a majority of whom are women (Champion 1993; Rose 1998). However, this portrait is based on quantitative analyses, and as Rose (1998: 20) claims:...
[5]The Bureaucratisation of Australian Unions? Evidence from a National Survey(*) (2)
* the extent to which the number of union officials and officers can be said to be increasing or decreasing; * possible explanations for the differing levels of bureaucracy; and * the extent to which union officialdom can be said to be adversely...
[6]The Bureaucratisation of Australian Unions? Evidence from a National Survey(*) (3)
The conception and measurement of union democracy is far from straightforward. Union democracy has typically been seen to be at the opposite end of the spectrum from union bureaucracy. In his typology of forms of union governance, Turner (1962) contrasts...
[7]Nowhere Is as at Home: Adjustment Strategies of Recent Immigrant Women from the Former Yugoslav Republics in Southeast Queensland(*) (3)
Manderson, L. (1998) `Introduction: Researching Women's Health: Australian Perspectives' Women and Health 28(1): 1-4. Manderson, L., M. Kelaher, M. Markovic and K. McManus (1998) `A Woman Without a Man Is Woman at Risk: Women at Risk in Australian...
[7]The Bureaucratisation of Australian Unions? Evidence from a National Survey(*) (4)
(*) We would like to thank Steve Deery, Peter Fairbrother, Joe Isaac, Paul Jarley and George Strauss for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this paper. The survey research was funded with the assistance of a University of Queensland Research...
A Profile of New Agers: Social and Spiritual Aspects(*) (2)
This term was coined by Campbell (1972) who refers to it as the cultural underground of society. It includes all deviant belief systems and their associated practices, e.g. unorthodox science, deviant medicine, the world of the occult and the magical,...
Bibliometrics and the Evaluation of Australian Sociology (1)
Introduction Bibliometrics is the analysis of publication and citation data. This type of data is relevant to many areas of sociological interest, especially research on international differences, occupational attainment, stratification, institutions,...
Bibliometrics and the Evaluation of Australian Sociology (2)
Sociol Focu(*) 1.82 1 0 Sociol Form(*) 2.55 3 1 Sociol Fors(*) 0.13 1 0 Sociol Heal 6.64 25 17 Sociol Inq(*) 2.65 7 5 Sociol Met(*) 5.80 1 1 Sociol Meth 7.28...
Bibliometrics and the Evaluation of Australian Sociology (3)
All seven of the measures examined so far can be considered accurate and precise. Many other additional formulations are possible too. The most important imperative is to fully understand exactly what is being measured, and why the chosen measure is...
Managerial and Professional Careers in an Era of Organisational Restructuring(*) (1)
Introduction The fate of the professional-managerial class in countries like Australia seems to be a mass of paradoxes and contradictions at present. On the one hand, we are told the organisations which employ professionals and managers, or which...
Nowhere Is as at Home: Adjustment Strategies of Recent Immigrant Women from the Former Yugoslav Republics in Southeast Queensland(*) (1)
Introduction In the Australian immigration program, educational qualifications, occupation, work experience, age and English language proficiency comprise the points test system used for selecting some prospective immigrants. These aspects of social...
Public Opinion and Tax Aversion in Australia(*) (1)
Introduction The Howard government has finally succeeded in introducing a broad based consumption tax into Australia (Commonwealth of Australia 1998). There were three previous attempts at reform along similar lines (Asprey 1975; Australian Liberal...
Public Opinion and Tax Aversion in Australia(*) (2)
Until 1995, Morgan Poll asked individuals what the government could do that would be of most benefit to them and their families. The question was open, and the poll from which these results are taken lists sixteen areas of possible government intervention....
Public Opinion and Tax Aversion in Australia(*) (3)
(4) The 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1998 Australian Election Studies were national systematic cross-sectional surveys of voters using a mail-back questionnaire. In 1993, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania were over-sampled in...
The Bureaucratisation of Australian Unions? Evidence from a National Survey(*) (1)
Introduction The Australian trade union movement faces a difficult and uncertain future. A combination of factors including policy changes introduced by hostile state and federal governments, increasing employer militancy, massive industry restructuring,...
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