The Journal of Sociology Best Paper Award is given to the paper that the Editorial Team considers best encapsulates broad readership appeal, sound methods, and whose theory advances our understanding of sociology.
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Best Paper Award is awarded to Yoko Kanemasu and Asenati Liki: “Let fa’afafine shine like diamonds”: Balancing accommodation, negotiation and resistance in gender-nonconforming Samoans’ counter-hegemony.Journal of Sociology is the official journal of The Australian Sociological Association. It carries peer refereed articles of sociological research and theory on issues of interest to Australian sociology and aims to promote dialogue and exchange between Australian sociologists and the international community of sociology.
The Journal of Sociology strives to publish original, high quality sociological scholarship in all its forms. We are committed to showcasing theory as well as applied sociology, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative research. We welcome interdisciplinary pieces with concerns that are sociological in nature, in an acknowledgment that sociological thinking takes place across a range of disciplines, such as in cultural, gender and organisation studies, and outside of the academy. The Journal engages in critical debate, through the development of special editions, book reviews, a commitment to emerging scholars and commentary on pressing issues. While the Journal is based in the Southern Hemisphere, and wishes to showcase intellectual works from the Asia-Pacific region, including Indigenous scholarship, we encourage submissions from across the globe.
|Associate Professor Helen Forbes-Mewett||Monash University, Australia|
|Dr Charishma Ratnam||Deakin University, Australia|
|Faiza Yasmeen||Monash University, Australia|
|Dr Nicholas Hookway||University of Tasmania, Australia|
|Dr Ashley Humphrey||Federation University, Australia|
|Dr Pei-Chun Ko||Monash University, Australia|
|Professor JaneMaree Maher||Monash University, Australia|
|Dr Naomi Pfitzner||Monash University, Australia|
|Dr Charishma Ratnam||Deakin University, Australia|
|Dr Brady Robards||Monash University, Australia|
|Dr Allegra Schermuly||Monash University, Australia|
|Professor Neil Selwyn||Monash University, Australia|
|Associate Professor Yolande Strengers||Monash University, Australia|
|Dr Claire Tanner||Monash University, Australia|
|Sharyn Roach Anleu||Flinders University, Australia|
|Raewyn Connell||University of Sydney, Australia|
|Christopher Deeming||University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK|
|Michael Gilding||Flinders University, Australia|
|Professor Catherine Gomes||RMIT, Australia|
|Kate Huppatz||Western Sydney University, Australia|
|Deborah Lupton||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Alphia Possamai-Inesedy||Western Sydney University, Australia|
|Rob Stones||Western Sydney University, Australia|
|Mark Western||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Rob White||University of Tasmania, Australia|
|Dan Woodman||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Johanna Wyn||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Peter Beilharz||Sichuan University, China|
|Manuela Boatca||Universität Freiburg, Germany|
|Sharon Bong||Monash University, Malaysia|
|Craig Calhoun||University Professor of Social Sciences, Arizona State University, USA / Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK|
|Rebecca Coleman||Goldsmiths University of London, UK|
|Kevin Dew||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Jan Willem Duyvendak||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Nicholas Gane||University of Warwick, UK|
|Rosalind Gill||City, University of London, UK|
|Michelle Harris||University at Albany, SUNY, USA|
|Lani V. Jones||University at Albany, SUNY, USA|
|Joanna Kidman||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Steve Mathewman||University of Auckland, New Zealand|
|Steven Ratuva||University of Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Mike Savage||London School of Economics, UK|
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Shaw, M. J. (2000) Life as a Graduate Student in Australian Universities. London: Sage.
Thompson, M. and J. Smith (1999) 'Gender and Wealth: Beyond the Patterns and the Paradox', pp. 156-87 in J. Montague (ed.) Wealth in Australia: Sociological Concepts and Issues, 2nd edn. Sydney: Prentice Hall.
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