Sociologies of New Zealand by Charles Crothers [Book review]
Burns, E., & Rajčan, A. (2021). Sociologies of New Zealand by Charles Crothers [Book review]. Journal of Sociology, 144078332199616–144078332199616. https://doi.org/10.1177/1440783321996161
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This book offers a concise introduction to anyone interested in the formation of sociology in different national settings across the globe. Charles Crothers’ Sociologies of New Zealand is one of a series of national accounts, now nearly two dozen, under the editorship of John Holmwood and Stephen Turner titled ‘Sociology Transformed’, chronicling sociology’s development country-by-country. It corresponds to Harley and Wickham’s (2014) Australian Sociology: Fragility, Survival, Rivalry in the series. Crothers’ own career covers much of this period, matching sociology as a recognisable university discipline with a professional association that turned 50 in 2013. The Sociological Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand had, in this period, split from the Australian association, started its own journal and added ‘Aotearoa’ to its name, repositioning Māori–white relations in New Zealand.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the Journal of Sociology. © The Authors 2021.