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Researcher: Hookway, NS (Dr Nicholas Hookway)

Fields of Research

Social Change
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Social Theory
Sociology
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Screen and Media Culture
Literary Studies
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Social Program Evaluation
Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Social Ethics
Social Class and Inequalities
Understanding Australia's Past
Languages and Literature
Workforce Transition and Employment
Ageing and Older People

Career Best Publications

Emotions, body and self: critiquing moral decline sociology; Sociology

Research Publications

'Losing my religion': Managing identity in a post-Jehovah's Witness world; Journal of Sociology
'Twittering' politics: the case of the fakes”
22 Push-Ups for a Cause’: Depicting the Moral Self via Social Media Campaign #Mission22; MC Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture
Aesthetic and Relational Ethics: Beyond Bauman’s Postmodern Ethics; Beyond Bauman: Critical Engagements and Creative Excursions
Archives of Everyday Life: Researching Blogs; Innovative Methods for Qualitative Data Collection: A Practical Guide to Textual and Virtual Techniques
Australia - A Kind Nation?
Authentic Lives, Authentic Times: A Cultural and Media Analysis; M/C journal : A Journal of Media and Culture
Beyond Durkheim and Decline Sociology: Theorising Alternative Moral Structures; 2011 TASA Conference
Blogs and Morality
Body Image Obsession can Lead to Steroid Use
Broadcast yourself
DIY Morality: Choice, Body and Authenticity; 2012 Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association
Emotions, body and self: critiquing moral decline sociology; Sociology
Entering the blogosphere': Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; Researching Society Online
Entering the Blogosphere: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; Data Collection: Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods
Entering the Blogosphere: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; Sage Internet Research Methods
Entering the Blogosphere: Some Strategies for Using Blogs In Social Research; Virtual Research Methods
Entering the Blogosphere: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; SAGE Biographical Research
Entering the Blogosphere: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; Digital Qualitative Research Methods: Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods
Entering the blogosphere: some strategies for using blogs in social research; Qualitative Research
Entering the Blogosphere’: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; Qualitative Research in Psychology
Facebook Flak for Business
Getting Fair Dinkum on Un-Australian Label
Human Documents Research: From the Diary to the Blog; TASA
Kindness in Australia: an empirical critique of moral decline sociology; British Journal of Sociology
Living Authentic: 'Being True to Yourself' as a Contemporary Moral Ideal; M/C journal : A Journal of Media and Culture
Love Will Tear Us Apart... again... (...and repeat)”
M/C Journal : A Journal of Media and Culture; M/C Journal
Mobile phones, texting and flirtation
Moral decline sociology: critiquing the legacy of Durkheim; Journal of Sociology
More people finding love online
On the Question of Community: Blogs and Belonging
Politics, it's a funny game
Reading in Community, Reading for Community: A Survey of Book Clubs in Regional Australia; Journal of Australian Studies
Reading in the Regions: A Scoping Study of Online and F2F Book Club Activity in Northern Tasmania
Salvaging Self in Bauman's Postmodern Ethics; The Australian Sociological Association conference 2013
Taking the 'cheap way out' to end your relationship
Tasting the Ethical: Vegetarianism as Modern Re-Enchantment; M/C journal : A Journal of Media and Culture
The moral self: Class, narcissism and the problem of do-it-yourself moralities; The Sociological Review
Travel blogs
What a hoot: social media in flap over latest craze
Zygmunt Bauman’s moral saint: Reclaiming self in the sociology of morality; Acta Sociologica
‘The Blogosphere’; The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Research Projects

Kindness: It Starts with Us; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Mobilities and Active Experiences in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The 'Generational Paradox'? Changing Understandings and Practices of Kindness in Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision