• Charles Crothers
Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)


The accomplishments of NZ sociology are summed up, and some of the influences shaping these at different periods are outlined. Different generations of sociologists active in particular periods are shown to have had major impacts on NZ sociology as it has developed. The argument is developed at three levels: the rise and fall of departments, of specialties, and of active research networks and the ways in which external and internal factors have shaped these.


Sociology Generations Knowledge production NZ 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Crothers
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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