Over a half of adults in the US, Canada, Australia and numerous European countries are now overweight or obese, a proportion that has risen sharply in the past two decades. Dominant biomedical explanations focus on the energy equation – an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure – and remedies focus on motivating individuals to restore […]
Hal Kendig with Chris Phillipson (Manchester) published a chapter on age-friendly cities in a British Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities report on local action to reduce health inequalities released January 2014.
The fifth edition of the book ‘The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World’ by Stephen Castles FASSA, Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, with Hein de Haas of Oxford University and Mark J. Miller of Delaware University has just been published by Palgrave-Macmillan in the UK and Guilford […]
For over three decades, Professor Jon Altman has been one of the leading scholars on Indigenous research with a particular focus on Indigenous economies. Through the period since the Northern Territory intervention in 2007 until the present day, his work has taken on increasing significance. In this collection of essays published in The Journal of […]
This comprehensive yet concise Handbook provides an overview of innovative approaches to, and new perspectives on, the study of creativity.
Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- and 20th-century labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It emphasizes macro-regional internal continuities or discontinuities and interactions between and within macro-regions. The essays look at migrant workers experiences in constraining frames and the options they seize or constraints they circumvent. It traces the development […]
The essays in this volume seek to examine some of the key debates in contemporary sociology of Islam.
[Weatherburn] was frustrated at the failure to reduce Aboriginal deaths in custody after the royal commission into the issue, angry that the subject had disappeared from the news even as rates of Aboriginal imprisonment per head of population continued to rise and disappointed with the scholarly debate about its causes. ‘People had started out with […]
This book is the first large-scale academic study of accountability politics in Southeast Asia, Innovative introduction of the concept of moral ideologies of accountability, compares democratic and nondemocratic ideologies of accountability and involves studies across seven Southeast Asian countries The book offers a different perspective, investigating the crucial role of contrasting ideologies informing accountability movements […]
Australia continues to be at the forefront of international work on measuring and promoting wellbeing, Ian Castles being a significant contributor over the last forty years as an official and academic. This book combines a selection of Castles’ important work with contemporary research from a range of contributors.
The book traces the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defence preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy.
Managing Fear examines the growing use of risk assessment as it relates to preventive detention and supervision schemes for offenders perceived to be at a high risk of re-offending, individuals with severe mental illness, and suspected terrorists. It outlines a number of legislative regimes in common law countries that have broadened ‘civil’ (as opposed to […]
We live today in the first global system of sovereign states in history, encompassing all of the world’s polities, peoples, religions and civilizations. Christian Reus-Smit presents a new account of how this system came to be, one in which struggles for individual rights play a central role. The international system expanded from its original European […]
This book marshals both historical and conceptual analysis to demonstrate a conceptual oscillation between restrictive ‘public office’ and expansive ‘degenerative’ connotations of corruption that persisted until the second half of the eighteenth century when the public office conception overtook and finally superseded the degenerative one. The result is a survey that is fundamental to the […]