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Table of Contents

  • 1 The sociological imagination: insights, themes and skills
  • The story of sociology I: understanding modernity
  • The story of sociology II: classical to contemporary
  • Sociological methods
  • Some ethical considerations of research by, with and for Maori - Lily George
  • Stratification and class
  • Class, colonialism and Maori - Evan Te Ahu Poata-Smith
  • Racism and ethnicity
  • Maori identities in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand - Tracey McIntosh
  • Gender, sexuality and identity
  • Classifications of sexuality and the re-emergenceof sexual fluidity - Chris Brickell
  • Family life
  • Who does what at your place? - Lesley Patterson and Katherine Forbes
  • Health, illness and medical power
  • Remaking 'madness' the development ofpeer support - Anne Scott
  • Dying and death in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Funerals in Aotearoa New Zealand - Sally Raudon
  • Work and economic life
  • Precarious work - Marko Galic
  • The city and city life
  • The challenges of planning and the twenty-first century city - Suzanne Vallance
  • Population dynamics
  • International students - transnational mobilities - Jessica Terruhn
  • Technology today
  • Exploring society: youth, 'sexting' and Aotearoa New Zealand - Claire Meehan
  • Religion
  • Religion and society - Peter Lineham
  • Leisure and sport
  • The Olympic Games, the IOC and Agenda 2020 - Roslyn Kerr
  • Deviance and crime
  • Tales of crime - Jarrod Gilbert
  • The story of sociology III: new society, new sociological imagination
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Ruth McManus teaches in and researches on sociology and death studies.

Steve Matthewman is associate professor of sociology at the University of Auckland and outgoing president of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ).

Chris Brickell is associate professor in gender studies at the University of Otago.

Gregor McLennan is professor of sociology at the University of Bristol, UK.

Paul Spoonley is the pro vice-chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University.

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