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Researcher: Hookway, NS (Dr Nicholas Hookway)

Fields of Research

Social change
Sociological methodology and research methods
Urban sociology and community studies
Sociology
Sociology of culture
Social theory
Social and cultural anthropology
Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Epidemiology
Literary studies
Health promotion
Screen and media culture
Social policy
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Sociology of religion
Australian history
Social program evaluation
Australian government and politics
Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature, journalism and professional writing

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Social ethics
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Arts
Understanding Australia's past
Political systems
Internet, digital and social media
Organised sports
Religion and society
Women's and maternal health
Literature
Behaviour and health
Social class and inequalities
Social structure and health
Workforce transition and employment
Ageing and older people

Career Best Publications

Beyond millennials v baby boomers: using kindness to assess generationalism across four age cohorts in Australia; The Sociological Review
Emotions, body and self: critiquing moral decline sociology; Sociology
Everyday Moralities: Doing it Ourselves in an Age of Uncertainty; Routledge
Kindness in Australia: an empirical critique of moral decline sociology; British Journal of Sociology
The moral self: class, narcissism and the problem of do-it-yourself moralities; The Sociological Review
Zygmunt Bauman’s moral saint: reclaiming self in the sociology of morality; Acta Sociologica

Research Publications

'22 push-ups for a cause’: depicting the moral self via social media campaign #Mission22; MC Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture
'Crowdfunding', Interview with James Lovelock
'Losing my religion': Managing identity in a post-Jehovah's Witness world; Journal of Sociology
'Twittering' politics: the case of the fakes”
Aesthetic and relational ethics: beyond Bauman’s postmodern ethics; Beyond Bauman: critical engagements and creative excursions
An exploration of charity sport event donor perceptions of online peer-to-peer fundraising mechanisms; Sport Management Review
An exploration of charity sport event donor perceptions of online peer-to-peer fundraising mechanisms; Sports Management Review
Archives of Everyday Life; Collecting qualitative data: a practical guide to textual, media and virtual techniques
Are we coping with social distancing?
Are you more 'in tune' with other people right now?
Australia - A Kind Nation?
Australian charities are struggling with the loss of fun runs and other 'fitness philanthropy' events
Authentic Lives, Authentic Times: A Cultural and Media Analysis; M/C journal : A Journal of Media and Culture
Becoming and being a Master's athlete; 2018 World Congress for the Sociology of Sport
Becoming and being a Masters athlete; 51st Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Belle Gibson shows that most of us care about right and wrong
Beyond Durkheim and Decline Sociology: Theorising Alternative Moral Structures; 2011 TASA Conference
Beyond millennials v baby boomers: using kindness to assess generationalism across four age cohorts in Australia; The Sociological Review
Blog analysis; SAGE Research Methods Foundations: Digital and Media Research
Blogs and Morality
Blogs in Social Research; Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences
Body Image Obsession can Lead to Steroid Use
Broadcast yourself
DIY Morality: Choice, Body and Authenticity; 2012 Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association
DIY morality: How we’re working out what’s right and wrong for ourselves
Do you really know how much COVID has changed your bank account?
Embodied philanthropy and Sir Captain Tom Moore's 'Walk for the NHS'; Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing
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; Sage Internet Research Methods
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 Biographical Research
Entering the blogosphere: some strategies for using blogs in social research; Qualitative 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; Virtual Research Methods
Entering the Blogosphere’: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research; Qualitative Research in Psychology
Everyday Moralities: Doing it Ourselves in an Age of Uncertainty; Routledge
Facebook Flak for Business
Fitness philanthropy: exploring a movement at the nexus of leisure, charity and events; Sociology of Sport Journal
From the Diary to the Blog: Using Blogs in Social Research; SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online
Generation Solidarity: The young (and old) Australians who are rejecting age-related stereotypes; The Sociological Review
Getting Fair Dinkum on Un-Australian Label
How to Adapt Conventional Methodologies to an Online Format: Document Analysis; SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online
Human Documents Research: From the Diary to the Blog; TASA
Internet research and digital media methods; Social Research Methods
Jehovah’s Witnesses; Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
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
Loneliness and love in late modernity: Sites of tension and resistance; Emotions in Late Modernity
Love Will Tear Us Apart... again... (...and repeat)”
M/C Journal : A Journal of Media and Culture; M/C Journal
Man of Many
Mobile phones, texting and flirtation
Moral decline sociology: critiquing the legacy of Durkheim; Journal of Sociology
More people finding love online
Navigating ‘thin’ dating markets: Mid-life repartnering in the era of dating apps and websites; Journal of Sociology
On the Question of Community: Blogs and Belonging
Politics, it's a funny game
Random Snaps of Kindness
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
Rise of the not-grey nomads
Risk, morality and emotion: social media responses to pregnant women who smoke; Health, Risk and Society
Salvaging Self in Bauman's Postmodern Ethics; Australian Sociological Association Conference 2013
Scholars assess the state of sociology
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 Blogosphere; The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods
The moral self: class, narcissism and the problem of do-it-yourself moralities; The Sociological Review
Tour De Kids mum inspired by son
Towards an understanding of loneliness among Australian men: gender cultures, embodied expression and the social bases of belonging; Journal of Sociology
Travel blogs
Van life: Younger Aussies shift away from traditional jobs to live on the road
What a hoot: social media in flap over latest craze
What does that mean?
What will Launceston look like in 20 years?
Zygmunt Bauman’s moral saint: reclaiming self in the sociology of morality; Acta Sociologica

Research Projects

Becoming and Being a Master's Athlete; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Kindness: It Starts with Us; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Mobilities and Active Experiences in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The 'Generational Paradox'? Changing Understandings and Practices of Kindness in Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision