Tag: Work

Social Acts

By Anthony Hogan [1] I am a sociologist by trade, having completed my undergraduate work at University of Western Sydney (UWS), a PhD with the amazingly wonderful Gary Dowsett at Macquarie and then a Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Sciences at the University of Sydney….

Sociology Ethics in an Applied Workplace

I’m currently editing our latest video for Sociology At Work. I’ll be discussing some of the key questions that emerged from The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Postgraduate Workshop. I was invited to speak on a careers panel along with three other applied researchers. Students…

Podcast: Doing Applied Work

Below is the latest podcast for Sociology at Work. It provides a broad overview of the work that applied sociologists do outside academia. Applied sociologists have two broad ways in which they apply sociology in their work. First, through our methods, which can be…

Sociology at Work Podcast Series Kicks Off

Below is the first Sociology at Work podcast. It kicks off with a background about why Sociology at Work was formed, the types of professional concerns we address, and what you can expect from our podcast series. While our website will continue to provide…

Classic Quote of the Week: Ann Oakley on the Sociology of Women’s Unpaid Work

Your classic sociology quote for the week, colleagues: “Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.” – Ann Oakley, 1974. Woman’s Work: The Housewife, Past and Present. Our blind…

Sociology for Clients

I have previously discussed the four questions facing applied sociologists. These questions refer to how we utilise sociological theories, methods and principles in our work, and the challenges and opportunities we encounter practising sociology outside academia. In brief, these questions are:  Sociology for What? That is, why are…

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…