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Clark, E. Lessons from the past: Family involvement in patient admission and discharge, Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, 1900-1912.  Published on line 23 February 2017. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Anthony Lyons, Wendy Heywood, Bianca Fileborn, Victor Minichiello, Catherine Barrett, Graham Brown, Sharron Hinchliff, Sue Malta & Pauline Crameri (2017) The Sex, Age, and Me study: recruitment and sampling for a large mixed-methods study of sexual health and relationships in an older Australian population.  Culture, Health & Sexuality DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1288268  Link to full text (50 free e-prints, click this link:

Bianca Fileborn, Graham Brown, Anthony Lyons, Sharron Hinchliff, Wendy Heywood, Victor Minichiello, Sue Malta, Catherine Barrett & Pauline Crameri (2017) Safer Sex in Later Life: Qualitative Interviews With Older Australians on Their Understandings and Practices of Safer Sex. The Journal of Sex Research, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1280121

Wendy Heywood, Anthony Lyons, Bianca Fileborn, Victor Minichiello,Catherine Barrett, Graham Brown, Sharron Hinchliff, Sue Malta & Pauline Crameri (2016) Self-reported testing and treatment histories among older Australian men and women who may be at risk of a sexually transmissible infection.  Sexual Health

Celal Bayari. Economic Geography of the Australian Mining Industry. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie. 2016. ISSN: 1467-9663. Word count: 8,750.

Celal Bayari. Chinese Economy and Central Asia. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review. 11(3): 1-14. 2015. December. ISSN 1813-0534. Word count: 8,999.

Noh, J-E. (2017). Contextualisation of human rights discourse by NGO workers in the context of BangladeshJournal of International Development. (DOI: 10.1002/jid.3274)

Xiaoying Qi. (2017) ‘Neo-traditional Child Surnaming in Contemporary China: Women’s Rights as Veiled Patriarchy’. Sociology. First online DOI: 10.1177/0038038516688613.

Alston, Margaret, Clarke, Josephine & Whittenbury, Kerri 2017, ‘Gender relations, livelihood strategies, water policies and structural adjustment in the Australian dairy industry’, Sociologia Ruralis, doi: 10.1111/soru.12164

Stephenson N, McLeod K, Mills C, ‘Ambiguous encounters, uncertain foetuses: Women’s experiences of obstetric ultrasound’, Feminist Review, 113 pp. 17-33. ISSN 0141-7789

Stephenson N, Mills C, McLeod K, ‘Simply providing information’: Negotiating the ethical dilemmas of obstetric ultrasound, prenatal testing and selective termination of pregnancy​‘, Feminism and Psychology pp. 1-20. ISSN 0959-3535 ​

Strengers, Y. Nicholls, L. (published online 21/2/17), ‘Convenience and energy consumption in the smart home of the future: industry visions from Australia and beyond.’ Energy Research and Social Science.

Strengers, Y. Maller, C. (published online 16/2/17), ‘Adapting to ‘extreme’ weather: mobile practice memories of keeping warm and cool as a climate change adaptation strategy’, Environment and Planning A. 

Kim Jose, Alison Venn, Melanie Sharman, Stephen Wilkinson, Danielle Williams & Douglas Ezzy (2017). Understanding the gendered nature of weight loss surgery: insights from an Australian qualitative study, Health Sociology Review

Weng, E. (2016) ‘’The Heavens Opened and Cried’: Mediatised National Mourning for Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew’ in Asian Communication Research 13(2), pp. 65-85

Olson, R. E. & Brosnan, C. (2017). Examining interprofessional education through the lens of interdisciplinarity: Power, knowledge and new ontological subjectsMinverva

Smith, Gavin J.D., Lyria Bennett Moses and Janet Chan (2017) ‘The challenges of doing criminology in the Big Data era: towards a digital and data-driven approach‘, The British Journal of Criminology, DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azw096

Minichiello, V., Scott, J. and Cox, C. (2017). ‘Commentary: reversing the agenda of sex work stigmatization and criminalization: signs of a progressive society’.Sexualities.  DOI: 10.1177/1363460716684510

Scott Fitzpatrick 2016. Ethical and political implications of the turn to stories in suicide prevention. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 23, 3/4.

Scott Fitzpatrick 2016. Stories of suicide and social justice. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 23, 3/4.

Altmann, E and Travers, M.  (2016).’Probing tensions between housing and age friendly communities policies for future direction’ [online]. Parity, Council to Homeless Persons, 29(9), Oct 2016: 18-19.

Paul Henman, Scott D Brown & Simon Dennis (2017). When rating systems do not rate: Evaluating ERA’s performance. Australian University Review, Volume 59, Number 1

Ballantyne, G. and L. Burke (2017). ““People live in their heads a lot”: Polymedia, life course, and meanings of home among Melbourne’s older Irish community.” Transnational Social Review: 1-15.

Matthew Bun (2017). Defining the edge: choice, mastery and necessity in edgework practiceSport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics 

Michelle Peterie (2017) Docility and desert: Government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate, Journal of Sociology

Rachael Wallis (2017): Myths and imaginaries: depictions of lifestyle migration in Country Style magazine, Rural Society, DOI: 10.1080/10371656.2017.1285471

Fabian Cannizzo (2017) ‘You’ve got to love what you do’: Academic labour in a culture of authenticity. Sociological Review

Banks, M. and Tennant, D. (2016), Community worker perceptions of the Income Management regime in Shepparton. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 51: 419–432. doi:10.1002/j.1839-4655.2016.tb01241.x

Elena Wilson, Amanda Kenny and Virginia Dickson-Swift (2017) Rural health services and the task of community participation at the local community level: a case study. Australian Health Review

Garth Stahl (2017)  Aspiration paradoxes: working-class student conceptions of power in ‘engines of social mobilityInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Jo Lindsay & Deborah Dempsey (2017) First names and social distinction: Middle-class naming practices in Australia. Journal of Sociology

John Scott,  Jodie Grigg, Monica Barratt, Simon Lenton (2017) Social capital and cannabis supply. Journal of Sociology

Vivienne Waller (2017) Engaging students and their publics through making sociological films. Journal of Sociology

Xiaoying Qi. (2017) ‘Social Movements in China: Augmenting Mainstream Theory with Guanxi’. Sociology 51(1): 111-126.

Christina Malatzky & Lisa Bourke (2017): When the social meets health in rural Australia: confronting the disconnect, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2016.1275978

McKenzie, Lara & Baldassar, Loretta 2017. ‘Studying internationalization on campus: Lessons from an undergraduate qualitative research project’, SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI:10.4135/9781526403322

Garth Stahl &  Sadia Habib (2017) Moving Beyond the Confines of the Local: Working-class Students’ Conceptualizations of Belonging and Respectability, Young

Sue Nichols & Garth Stahl (2017) ‘She started to get pretty concerned’: young men’s relationships with parents through senior schooling and beyond, Gender and Education

Poynting, S. (2016) ‘Entitled to be a Radical? Counter-Terrorism and Travesty of Human Rights in the Case of Babar Ahmad’, State Crime Journal 5, 2, Autumn, pp. 204-219.

Meredith Nash. (2017). ‘White pregnant bodies on the Australian beach: A visual discourse analysis of family photographs’.Journal of Gender Studies

R. Lloyd, M. Newlands and Theresa Petray (2017) Coral Battleground? Re-examining the ‘Save the Reef’ Campaign in 1960s Australia.Environmental Sociology 3(1): 54-63.

Katie Wright. (2016). ‘Speaking out: Representations of child sexual abuse in media, memoir and public inquiries’. Red Feather Journal: An International Journal of Children in Popular Culture 7(2): 17-30.

Possamai, A., K, Dunn, P. Hopkins, L. Worthington and F. Amin (2016) “Muslim students’ cultural and religious experiences in city, suburban and regional university campuses in NSW, Australia” Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 38 (6): 637-648.

Possamai, A. and V. Iouchkov (2016) “An implicit hyper-real religion: Real-Life Superheroes” in C. Cusack and P. Kosnac eds. Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: Contested Contemporary Religions, London, Routledge: 272-290.

Giordan, G. and A. Possamai (2016) “The over-policing of the devil: a sociology of exorcism” Social Compass 63 (4): 444-460.

Paul Henman (ed) (2016) Critical encounters with performance measurement in social and public policyPolicy Studies, 37(6)               Includes:                                                                                                               Paul Henman, ‘Performing the state: the socio-political dimensions of performance measurement in policy and public services”

Michele Foster, Paul Henman, Alison Gable & Michelle Denton, ‘Population health performance as primary healthcare governance in Australia


Paul Henman, ‘Techniques and paradoxes in performing performance measurement

McKenzie, Lara 2017. ‘Researching age-dissimilar couples and romantic relationships: A qualitative study’, SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI:10.4135/9781526403322

Jens O. Zinn (2016) ‘In-between’ and other reasonable ways to deal with risk and uncertainty: A review article, Health, Risk & Society, 18:7-8, 348-366, DOI: 10.1080/13698575.2016.1269879

Wadham, Ben, Donna Bridges, Anuradha Mundkur, and James Connor. 2016. “‘War-Fighting and Left-Wing Feminist Agendas’: Gender and Change in the Australian Defence Force.Critical Military Studies 1–17.

Pearse, R. (2017) ‘Gender and climate change’, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.451

Petra Bueskens: Australia Needs A Universal Basic Income, And We Should Start With Mothers, Huffington Post

Mark Chou & Michael Ondaatje: The Drama of Politics: Enacting Trump’s Presidential Self, ABC Religion and Ethics





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