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2005 TASA Conference

This publication contains the refereed papers prepared and selected for presentation at the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) held at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus, 5 – 8 December 2005.

Editors: Roberta Julian, Reannan Rottier and Rob White

The 2005 annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association attracted papers by researchers from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong. The papers in these conference proceedings are fully refereed papers subject to double blind peer review.

ISBN: 0-9598460-5-0

© Copyright remains with the authors
Date of Publication: 01 Dec 2005
Format: Originally CD ROM

Published by The Sociological Association of Australia (TASA); Printing and Production by Conference Design Pty Ltd.

Communication & Media

The Shifting of Responsibility in Internet-based Randomised Controlled Trials for the Treatment of Panic Disorder
Jenny Advocat
com_advocat

Personal networks and the social world of ordinary Star Trek fans: Method and first results
Malcolm Alexander & Daniel Chamberlain
com_chamberlain

Australian Indie Music Festivals as Scenes
Joanne Cummings
com_cummings

Doing Race on the Internet: a Study of Online Parenting Communities
Karen Farquharson
com_farquharson

‘Death in Advertising: The Case of Lynx Metamorphosis’
Margaret Gibson
com_gibson

Public Culture and Independent Online News
Brett Hutchins
com_hutchins

Researching media production practices: comparative news and defamation law
Timothy Marjoribanks & Andrew Kenyon
com_marjoribanks

The New South Wales Police Media Unit: A History of Risk Communications
Alyce McGovern
com_mcgovern

Community Newspapers in Tasmania 1910 to 2000: dynamic growth, population change and community cohesion
Rosa Maria McManamey
com_mcmanamey

(Re)defining the Public of Public Broadcasting
David Nolan
com_nolan

Deviance, Crime & Law

‘Fields of Fire’: Crime, Dissent and Social Isolation in South-Western Sydney
Murray Lee
deviance_lee

Coercive normalization and family policing: the limits of the ‘psy-complex’ in Australian penal systems
David McCallum
deviance_mccallum

Dominant Theories of the Relationship between Child Maltreatment and Juvenile Offending: A Critique
Cassandra Rayment
deviance_rayment

The Risk of Risk Assessment in Intimate Partner Violence: What’s wrong with Actuarial Tools?
Romy Winter
deviance_rayment

Freedom and Slavery: Constructions of Ideologies in Illicit Drugs Treatment
Grazyna Zajdow
deviance_zajdow

Education

Change, competition and specialisation: the demise of the comprehensive secondary school and its implications
Daniel Edwards
education_edwards

Gender and Cultural Equality in Bolivian Education: Conflicting Visions between Reform Policy and Practice and Their Consequences for Democratic Pedagogy
Julie Reid
education_reid

Ethnicity & Migration

Sexual Revolution in Chinese Societies?
Jui-Shan Chang
ethnicity_chang

‘They’re all Cleaning’: recent refugees in the ‘secondary labour market’
Val Colic-Peisker
ethnicity_colic

Infiltrators, Illegals and Undesirables: Gender and forced migration in South Asia
Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase
ethnicity_ganguly

Hate Crimes of the State?: Some Anti-Muslim instances since 2001
Scott Poynting
ethnicity_poynting

Crafts, Consumers and Consumption: Asian Artisanal Crafts and the Marketing of Exotica
Tim Scrase
ethnicity_scrase

‘Meeting the needs of the market’: employer justifications for discrimination in recruitment practices
Farida Tilbury
ethnicity_tilbury

Globalisation and gendered displacement
Gillian Vogl
ethnicity_vogl

‘Being Australian is having some sort of cultural background’: the Australian identities of Turkish and Latin-American women
Zuleyka Zevallos
ethnicity_zevallos

Family

The Post-Divorce Family and International Agreements in Australia, New Zealand and Canada
Maureen Baker
family_baker

Domestic Labour and the ‘Priceless’ Child
Meg Carter
family_carter

Does marriage affect the organisation of income in dual-earner households?
Edith Gray
family_gray_evans

Childhood, Parenting and the Civilising Process: An Investigation of the Infant Welfare Movement in Australia 1919-1939
Rachael Kitchens
family_kitchens

A new policy on motherguilt? The intersection of cultural discourses and policy development
JaneMaree Maher & Jo Lindsay
family_lindsay_maher

Renovating motherhood: Women’s transitional labour practices
JaneMaree Maher & Jo Lindsay
family_maher1_lindsay

‘Because we can spend quality time together’: Year 10 Students’ Experiences and Perceptions of ‘Family Meals’
Farida Tilbury, Suzanne Dziurawiec, Danielle Gallegos & Loraine Abernethie
family_tilbury

Shifting patterns of parental love? Supernanny and the search for democratic intimacy
Raelene Wilding
family_wilding

Gender & Sexuality

Knowing her place: the class performance of respectable womanhood
Phoenix de Carteret
gender_decarteret

Who’s there? Is anybody there?: Bisexuals and ‘men who have sex with men’ in sex and sexuality research
Murray Couch & Marian Pitts
gender_couch

‘I’m lucky to have parents like mine’: gay, lesbian and bisexual youth coming out in supportive family homes
Andrew Gorman-Murray
gender_gorman

Learning to be Pregnant in a Risk Society: An Analysis of Self-Help Pregnancy and Childbirth Literature.
Alphia Possamai-Inesedy
gender_possamai

Appearance Concern and Self Presentation in Older Women
Robyn Sheppard
gender_sheppard

Health

The Mirror of Erised: Health Care Reform and John Howard’s Hearts Desire
Amanda Elliott
health_elliott

Mapping paradigm change in Australian psychiatry 1950-2004
Julie Henderson
health_henderson

‘Frame shift’: re-examining existing studies of chronic illness
Helen Hutchinson
health_hutchinson

Social Connectedness and Health Amongst Older Adults
Sue Malta
health_malta

Medical and Midwifery Boundaries: patterns of formal and informal persistence and change
Ann Taylor
health_taylor

Humans & Non-Humans

Regulating Dogs, Goats, Companions and Their Humans 1898-1998: Modern to Post-Modern Pets?
Fiona Borthwick
humans_borthwick

Identity politics and technological change: Two different models
Olivia Harvey
humans_harvey

Impediments to Cosmopolitan Engagement: Technology and Late-Modern Cosmopolitanism
Gavin Kendall, Ian Woodward & Zlatko Skrbis
human_skrbis_kendall

Indigenous Issues

Medical Marginalisation of Aboriginal Australians: Renal Transplantation and Xenotransplantation
Peta Cook
indigenous_cook

Cross Cultural Issues in Evaluating and Indigenous Intervention Program
William Tyler and Gary Robinson
indigenous_robinson

Towards a Sociology of Emotions for Aboriginal Workers and Managers in Modernist Australia: Emotional Labour and Cultural Racism
Claire Williams & Carolyn Chapman
indigenous_williams

Leisure, Tourism & Sport

Deviance, Drugs, Sport and Foucauldian Anxiety
Michael Burke & Chris Hallinan
leisure_burke

Interpretations of Racial Stacking in AFL Football
Michael Burke, Chris Hallinan & Lana Jankovic
leisure_hallinan

Women’s private negotiations of holidays
Penny Davidson
leisure_davidson

Contested femininity in a British community? A case from women’s rugby
leisure_gill
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The Body, Mind and Soul of AFL Footballers: Tales of Identity from the Global Sports Entertainment Industry
Peter Kelly & Christopher Hickey
leisure_kelly_hickey

‘I think what they want is exposure’: The sponsorship dynamics of local, grass-roots sport
Ruth Sibson
leisure_sibson

Who Speaks on Footballers and Sexual Assault? A Gender Analysis of Sports Reporting
Kim Toffoletti
leisure_toffoletti

Open Session

The Impact of Evaluations on the Content of Australian University Research
Jochen Glaser & Grit Laudel
open_glaser

Investigating the idea of cosmopolitan openness: strategies, repertoires and practices
Zlatko Skrbis & Ian Woodward
open_skrbis

Global Communities of Resistance- A Case Study for a Sociology of Globalisation and the Globalisation of Sociology
Greg Story
open_story

Mediation practices: The Wentworth Group & transforming Australian water culture
Richard Woolley & Kate Davison
open_woolley

Religion & Spirituality

The Banning of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Australia in 1941
Jayne Persian
religion_persian

Rural Issues & Environment

Regions: Spaces of crowded governance?
Jo-Anne Everingham
rural_everingham

Why Food Matters: New Perspectives on the Politics of Food
Alison Leitch
rural_leitch

Hazardous Waste Management and the Community: A Case Study of Public Participation in Ta Sit, Pluak Daeng, Ra Yong Province, Thailand
Umaporn Muneenam
rural_muneenam

Functional Foods: Are they Sociologically Significant?
Tanja Schneider
rural_schneider

Who are the Australian Greens? Surveying the membership
Ariadne Vromen
rural_vromen

Theory & Methodology

Physicists and sociological network modelling: New methodologies of social network analysis and theories of social structure
Malcolm Alexander
theory_alexander

Society: a colonial history of the concept
Bruce  Buchan
theory_buchan

Insider Research : From a Position of Privilege
Penelope K Davies
theory_davies

Why the ‘Sociological Imagination’? A Comparison of C. Wright Mills and John Dewey on the Role of the Imagination
Eduardo de la Fuente
theory_delafuente

The origins of feminist standpoint epistemologies: Marx or Mannheim?
Bob Ellis
theory_ellis_fopp

Liberal tolerance: three critical perpsectives
Bob Ellis & Rodney Fopp
theory_fopp_ellis2

What (else) is theory for? The case of a European social theory conference
Kirsten Harley
theory_harley

Willingness to Pay for Environmental Protection: a revised methodology
Galina Ivanova & Bruce Tranter
theory_ivanova_tranter

Marxism, Law, and Ideology in the Modern Economy
Christina Jarron
theory_jarron

Technical Analysis as a Share Trading Style: Prying open one of MacKenzie’s ‘Black Boxes’
Margery Mayall
theory_mayall

Emergent Limbo: Symbolic Interactionism and the Evolutionism of George Herbert Mead
Steven Thiele
theory_thiele

Rights as a construct of community and strategy for change
Penny Weller
theory_weller

Breaking family patterns of the past: Emotional literacy as a turning point in women’s ‘self-development’ stories
Anne-Maree Sawyer
theory_sawyer

Understanding Anti-Intellectualism
Sean Scalmer
theory_scalmer

Urban & Housing

Formalising Relations between States and Unions: The Case of Public Transport in Two Australian States
Ruth Barton & Peter Fairbrother
urban_barton

‘The boys’ on The Block: gay domesticity versus the family home on lifestyle television
Andrew Gorman-Murray
urban_gorman

‘Just Renting’: Implications of Renting on Community, Place and Identity – An Empirical Inquiry
Louise Holdsworth
urban_holdsworth

The Role of Housing in Children’s Education: A Review of Literature
Asif Khan
urban_khan

Urban Sociology and the Stranger
Vince Marotta
urban_marotta

Socio-spatial aspects of built forms: an interface of ‘people and residential environment’
Mamun ur Rashid
urban_rashid

Vulnerable to homelessness: Exclusion and cumulative trauma
Catherine Robinson
urban_robinson

Space and Community: Growing Old in a New Suburb
Peter Walters
urban_walters

Work & Class

Job Satisfaction Among Judicial Officers: Findings from the National Survey of Australian Magistrates
Sharyn Roach Anleu & Kathy Mack
work_anleu_mack

Getting past the spin: Challenges in researching entrepreneurs
Dina Bowman
work_bowman

Domestic Violence and Work
Suzanne Franzway & Donna Chung
work_franzway

Globalisation, Liberalisation and Transformation of Women’s Work in India
Ruchira Ganguly-Scarse & Diane Vandenbroek
work_ganguly

Economic Sociology and Australian Biotechnology
Michael Gilding
work_gilding

Australian Biotechnology companies and networks: methodological issues in the replication of a major US study
Michael Gilding & Vikki Bunton
work_gilding_bunton

Workplace Relations and the Impact of the Terrorist Threat
Luke Howie
work_howie

In Pursuit Of Passion: A Frame Analysis Of The Popular Management Literature
Debra King
work_king

The Relationship between Business Strategies and Successful Innovation
Karen Manley & Steve McFallan
work_manley

For Sale – Sex in the Country: The Benefits of Sex Work as an Occupational Choice in NSW, Australia
Angela T Ragusa & John Scott
work_ragusa_scott

The Aspirational Class: Social Class or Ideological Category?
John Robinson
work_robinson

The significance of social movements: the case of America’s living wage movement
Darryn Snell
work_snell

Emotional Labour in Production Settings?
Keith Townsend
work_townsend

Neoliberalism, Gender Inequality and the Australian Labour Market
Yolanda Van Gellecum, Janeen Baxter & Mark Western
work_gellecum_baxter_western

Youth

‘Sexual Revolutions’ in Chinese Societies – Are Young People Becoming Less Chinese?
Jui-Shan Chang
youth_chang

Average looking really pretty model people: New ways of thinking about the fashion model for new times
Angela Dwyer
youth_dwyer

Disassociation or Greater Democracy? Talking With Youth About Political Engagement
Kathy Edwards
youth_edwards

Wanted: ‘Place’ To fill vacancy in roomy, well appointed ‘space’ within youth sociology. Available immediately
Paula Geldens
youth_geldens

Growing Up: Risky Business?
Peter Kelly
youth_kelly

(re)Constructing Love: young people’s negotiations of dominant love/sex discourses
youth_powell
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Of Floating Subcultural Signifiers and Cyberspace …
Brad Warren
youth_warren

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