Journal of Sociology

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, May

Diversity and Commonality in National Identities: An Exploratory Analysis of Cross-National Patterns
The comparative analysis of national identities It is widely acknowledged that the study of national identity and nationalism has emerged as a significant area for contemporary sociological research. Less often recognized, however, are the characteristics...
From Relief to Mutual Obligation: Welfare Rationalities and Unemployment in 20th-Century Australia
Introduction There has been much discussion of late about the fact that there are inadequate returns from working for those currently on the dole, with the result that we are seeing pockets of permanent dependence on the public purse. This is highly...
Motorcyclists' Interpretations of Risk and Hazard
Introduction Motorcyclists are in a great deal of danger when they take to the roads. Statistics from the developed world highlight the high mortality and casualty rates of motorcyclists, particularly of young male motorcyclists. In Australia, motorcyclists...
Perspectives on the Meanings of Symptoms among Cambodian Refugees
Introduction The pre-migration experience of Cambodians in Australia has been one of turmoil, occasioned by the civil war, revolution and ongoing political instability that have characterized Cambodia since the 1960s. The period 1975 to 1979 was...
Where `Angels' and `Wusses' Fear to Tread: Sexual Coercion in Adolescent Dating Relationships
Introduction Heteronormativity manufactures a set of oppositional relations between femininity and masculinity that conditions the practice of male sexual coercion of young women (Kelly, 1984; Richardson, 1996). As a discourse, heteronormativity...