Category: Working Notes Issue 3

Sociology as Other: Sociological Thinking Applied to Mental Health Clinical Practice

By Joy Adams-Jackson [1] In this piece I write about my clinical observations and experiences from the perspective of a sociological ‘other’. While I work  primarily as a registered nurse in a rural community mental health facility, I also have a background in sociology….

Breaking Down the Otherness of Applied Sociology

By Zuleyka Zevallos [1] This series on Doing Sociology Beyond Academia focuses on the dis/connections between academia and applied sociology, with a view to breaking down the divide between these complimentary spheres of sociology. The authors discuss the production of specialised sociological research for specific…

Doing Sociology Beyond Academia: Making Applied Sociolgy “Work”

By Zuleyka Zevallos This article was first published by Nexus, the newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), in June 2008  [1] This special edition of Nexus focuses on the applied work of sociologists. There are multiple interpretations of what this might mean. People work…

Youth Unemployment in the Illawarra: An Investigation into the Problems facing Young Job Seekers in our Region

By Scott Burrows [1] This short article discusses the way I have experienced studying a social policy issue such as unemployment outside of an academic setting. As is well known in professional and research consultancies, many social policy problems examined by private organisations are sometimes limited…