New Zealand Sociology

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013

A Socio-Poetic: Poems and Some Thoughts
AbstractThis collection of poetry by sociologists is the result of a series of calls made from November 2012 to March 2013. Participants were asked to self-select as sociologists and to write on whatever topic they desired. The poems included in this...
Caring Counts New Zealand
Judy Macgregor (2012) Caring Counts New Zealand Human Rights CommissionThis report by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission is concerned with evaluating the equality of employment opportunities for a wide range of carers working in the aged-care sector....
Chinese Entrepreneurial Niches in the Immigrant and the Non- Immigrant Gateway Cities New Zealand
AbstractOpportunity structure theory explains the entrepreneurial opportunities open to immigrant entrepreneurs in either non-ethnic or ethnic markets. But it focused on the low skilled immigrants of three decades ago and ignored the impact of the economic...
Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World
Steve Braunias (2012) Civilisation: Twenty places on the edge of the world. Awa PressWhilst not an academic text, Civilisation touches on matters potentially of interest to social scientists, especially those oriented toward community studies. Issues...
Co-Managing the Sustainability of University Internship Programmes in Brownfield Sites
AbstractNo University Outreach, including the sociology internship featured in this article, occurs in isolation. There are no greenfield sites. Community stakeholder expectations are generally well established and if educational opportunities for community-engaged...
Counting Stories, Moving Ethnicities: Studies from Aotearoa New Zealand
Rosalind McClean, Brad Patterson and David Swain (eds.) Counting Stories, Moving Ethnicities: Studies From Aotearoa New Zealand, Hamilton: University of Waikato Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 2012, 254pp.Counting Stories, Moving Ethnicities is an imaginative...
Democratic Governance and Health: Hospitals, Politics and Health Policy in New Zealand
Miriam J. Laugesen and Robin Gauld (2012) Democratic Governance and Health: Hospitals, Politics and Health Policy in New Zealand. Dunedin: Otago University PressIn this book Laugesen and Gauld trace the history of democratic representation in relation...
Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand
Lyndon Fraser and Angela McCarthy (eds.) (2012) Far From 'Home The English in New Zealand Dunedin: University of Otago Press.Far from 'Home The English in New Zealand is a collection of essays about "the migrant streams" from England to New Zealand or...
From Outlaw to Citizen: Making the Transition from Prison in New Zealand
Anne Opie (2012) From Outlaw to Citizen: Making the Transition from Prison in New Zealand Auckland: Dunmore Publishing1Opie's book critiques New Zealand Correctional responses to ex-prisoners. Drawing upon the works of social scientist Alfred Schutz,...
Jewish Lives in New Zealand: A History
Leonard Bell and Diana Morrow (eds.) (2012) Jewish Lives in New Zealand: A History. Random House New Zealand.Much has been written about New Zealand's increasing diversity, particularly since changes to immigration policy in the late 1980s opened the...
Key Issues Effecting Field Researcher Safety: A Reflexive Commentary
AbstractThis article raises concerns about the, arguably, obscure position the issue of field researcher safety holds in our training curricula, supervision processes and across our research communities. A variety of discursive tensions are discussed...
Neo-Liberalism and the Changing New Zealand Social Science Research Situation
An ongoing debate in this journal (Roper 2011 and subsequent comments) has attempted to examine the ideological nature of the Key government, in particular in relation to its espousal and implementation of a neo-liberal ideological agenda. It seems increasingly...
Obituary: Rosemary Barrington 1947-2013
Rosemary Barrington studied sociology at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) during the late 1960s as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree, completing her ? A (Hons.) in 1969. She was one of many tutors that were needed to help stem the tide of undergraduate...
Shaping Godzone. Public Issues and Church Voices in New Zealand 1840 - 2000
Guy, Laurie (2011) Shaping Godzone. Public Issues and Church Voices in New Zealand 1840 - 2000. Victoria University Press. 607 pages.In a time when the Conservative Party and Family First are active on the New Zealand scene Shaping Godzone is a reminder...
Sociologists and Their Work: Inter-Country Comparisons in the Sociology of Health and Medicine
AbstractSince the 1980s, universities in all countries have become subject to the increasing pressures of globalisation and marketisation. Despite rising concern amongst academic workers about these new conditions, their impact on the production of scholarly...
SuPERU to You Too! 1
They are up to it again. Making something new. Doing something different. Creating crazy acronyms - MB IE or MOB IE (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment), CRAP (Child Research Action Plan). Yes really. And now its SuPERU. What is that about?SuPERU...
The Australian Voter: 50 Years of Change
Ian McAllister (2011) The Australian Voter: 50 years of change. Sydney, New South Books, University of New South Wales PressIan McAllister's The Australian Voter is an indispensable, authoritative, and accessible account of voting and elections in Australia...
The Politics of Knowledge in Education
Elizabeth Rata (2012) The Politics of Knowledge in Education. New York/London: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.Elizabeth Rata's recent book The politics of knowledge in education (2012), seeks to explain what Rata sees as the political and economic...
The Teenager and the Social Scientist
AbstractWhich came first, the teenager or the social scientist? This article explores the rise of the social scientific study of the adolescent in 1940s and 50s New Zealand. Our social science scene came of age during these decades, and teenagers became...
To Feed or Not to Feed: Violent State Care and the Contested Medicalization of Incarcerated Hunger-Strikers in Britain, Turkey and Guantanamo Bay
Abstract:This article explores the practice of force-feeding as a response to hunger-strikes in prisons. Drawing on three case studies of force-feeding in Britain, Turkey and Guantanamo Bay, I analyse the contested conceptualizations of force-feeding...
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