Australian sociology: recent trends and prospects

Germov, John & McGee, Tara R. (2005) Australian sociology: recent trends and prospects. In Germov, John & McGee, Tara Renae (Eds.) Histories of Australian Sociology. Melbourne University Publishing, Carlton, Vic., pp. 355-385.

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Despite the late onset of sociology in Australia, the discipline continued to grow well into the 1990s to become one of the dominant strands of the social sciences. By 2004, Australian sociology can be viewed as healthy in terms of student numbers, professional memberships, and citation statistics (see Phelan 2000; Najman and Hewitt 2003; Gläser 2004). This chapter provides a snapshot of the contemporary era, a peri-history of Australian sociology in the early twenty-first century and its professional organisation, the Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The chapter first provides an overview of the professional membership, structure and achievements of TASA, and then describes trends in sociology student course completion and enrolment data.

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ID Code: 2172
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author . Author contact details :
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Keywords: History, Sociology, Australian Sociology
ISBN: 0522852246
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Melbourne University Press
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:15

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