Australian Sociology: Fragility, Survival, Rivalry

  • Kirsten Harley
  • Gary Wickham

Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kirsten Harley, Gary Wickham
    Pages 1-18
  3. Kirsten Harley, Gary Wickham
    Pages 19-38
  4. Kirsten Harley, Gary Wickham
    Pages 39-63
  5. Kirsten Harley, Gary Wickham
    Pages 64-84
  6. Kirsten Harley, Gary Wickham
    Pages 102-106
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 107-123

About this book


Battered and bruised by injuries (often self-inflicted) sustained in the first half of the twentieth century since 1950 sociology in Australia has fought its way back into the academic mainstream. This has not been easy; its fortunes seem forever mixed – good in some places and dismal in others. But it has proved itself resilient, it is a survivor.


Sociology History of sociology Australian sociology rivalry in sociology fragility of sociology Australia sociology university

Authors and affiliations

  • Kirsten Harley
    • 1
  • Gary Wickham
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Murdoch UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47894-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37975-7
  • About this book