Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives

Paperback | May 30, 2012

byPeter Beilharz, Trevor Hogan

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Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives introduces students to the study of society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Defining sociology as the data and patterns of everyday life, the book is structured around three sections: place, time and division. The many ways that the lives ofAustralians intersect with broader societal notions of place and geography, history and culture, institutions and social divisions are covered expertly and creatively by each of the contributors to this textbook. Written expressly for the purpose of engaging first year students in the study ofsociology, the book's structure is both flexible and logical, making it an ideal learning and teaching tool.

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Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives introduces students to the study of society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Defining sociology as the data and patterns of everyday life, the book is structured around three sections: place, time and division. The many ways that the lives ofAustralians intersect with broader societal notions of...

Peter Beilharz teaches in social theory, cultural sociology and historical sociology at La Trobe University. Most of his research is also in these areas including work on socialism and modernity, the idea of antipodean modernity, and ongoing work on Zygmunt Bauman. Peter is a founding editor of the journal Thesis Eleven and Director o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 10.04 × 7.48 × 0.01 inPublished:May 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Peculiar Path of Australasian ModernityPart 1: PlaceSection 1 Themes1. Prelude: 'Land's Edge' and 'In Praise of Fugliness'2. Australian Cities3. Suburbs4. Regions5. Wilderness6. SealanesSection 2 PlacesMetropolitan Cities and their Hinterlands7. Canberra8. Sydney9. West Sydney10. Melbourne11. Brisbane12. Perth13. AdelaideTowns and Regions14. Regional Cities15. Mining Towns16. Northern Territory17. Alice Springs18. Pilbara and Kimberley19. Kimberley20. Murray-Darling Basin21. Queensland TownsEdges22. The Torres Strait Islands23. PNG24. Pacific Islands25. New Zealand26. Southeast Asia Cities27. South AfricaCentres28. Britain29. The United States30. Australia and India31. China and AustraliaPart 2: TimeSection 1 Time32. Australia to 188033. 1880-191434. Between Two Wars35. The Forties36. The Fifties37. The Sixties and Seventies38. The Eighties and BeyondSection 2 CultureLiving Culture39. Gowing Up40. Women41. Men42. Children43. Youth44. Family45. AnimalsDoing Culture46. Work47. Education48. Law49. Religions50. Consumption51. Food52. DrugsPerforming Culture53. Art in Australia54. Visual Media55. Rock 'n' Roll Music56. SportLive-in Culture57. Cars58. Transport59. Mobile Technologies60. House and Habitat61. Kitchens62. Backyards63. Architecture: Then and NowPart 3: DivisionSection 1 Themes64. Division65. Insiders and Outsiders66. Dividing CommunitySection 2 DivisionMovement, Margins, and Identities67. Regulating Difference: Aborigines in the Settler State68. Regulating Difference: Population Policy in the Settler State69. Aboriginal Australians70. Migrants71. Exiles72. Expatriates73. Refugees74. The IncarceratedCycles of Social Division75. Gender76. Sexuality77. Poverty78. Class79. New Global ElitesInstituting Public Culture80. Sustainability81. Human Security: Water, Food and Energy82. Citizenship, Solidarity, and the State83. Social inequality in Australia and New Zealand84. Policies of InclusionPart 4: Conclusion85. The Australian Settlement and the New Century