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Researcher output profile for A/Prof Catherine Palmer
Associate Professor Catherine Palmer joined Deakin after appointments at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, and has held Visiting Research posts at the Universities of Otago, Stirling, Brighton and Sydney. She is principally interested in qualitative and ethnographic research that explores the relationship between sport and social policy and the meanings and institutions of contemporary sport, and has received external funding from the Australia Research Council, the National Health & Medical Research Council, and the Foundation for Alcohol Education, among others.
Catherine conducts research on the social meanings of sport-related drinking, the commercialization of risk in adventure tourism and lifestyle sports, sport and newly arrived refugee communities, sporting mega-events and sex trafficking and the Tour de France.
Some of Catherine’s publications include:
1. Palmer, C. (2012) Global Sports Policy: SAGE. London.
2. Collins, S. & Palmer, C. (2011) ‘Taste, ambiguity and the Cultural Olympiad’ in J. Sugden & A. Tomlinson (Eds.) Watching the Olympics: Politics, Power and Representation in the London Olympiad. London. Routledge. pp.136 – 148.
3. Thompson, K., Palmer, C., & Raven, M. (2011) Drinkers, non-drinkers and deferrers: Reconsidering the beer/footy couplet amongst Australian Rules football fans. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 22(3): 388 – 408.
4. Palmer, C. (2011) ‘Key themes and research agendas in the sport-alcohol nexus’, Journal of Sport & Social Issues. 35( 2): 168 - 185.
5. Palmer, C. (2010) ‘Soccer and the politics of identity among young refugee women’. In C. Hallinan and J. Hughson (eds.) Fencing off Soccer: the Containment of the World Game in Australia, London: Routledge. pp. 25-40.
6. Palmer, C. (2010) “We close towns for a living”: spatial transformation and the Tour de France’. Social & Cultural Geography 11(8): 865-881.
7. Palmer, C. (2010) ‘Everyday risks and professional dilemmas; Fieldwork with alcohol-based (sporting) subcultures’. Qualitative Research, 10(4): 1 - 20.
8. Palmer, C. (2009) ‘”The Grog Squad”: An ethnography of beer consumption at Australian Rules football matches’ in L. Wenner & S. Jackson (eds.) Sport, Beer and Gender in Promotional Culture: Explorations of a Holy Trinity. New York: Peter Lang. pp. 225-241
9. Palmer, C. (2009) ‘Soccer and the politics of identity for young refugee women in South Australia’. Soccer and Society, 10 (1): 27-38.
10. Palmer, C. (2008) ‘Policy from the pitch?: Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate’. Social Policy Review, 20: 173-190.
11. Palmer, C. & Thompson, K. (2007) ‘The paradoxes of football spectatorship: on field and on line expressions of social capital among the 'Grog Squad', Sociology of Sport Journal. 24: 187-205.
In addition, Catherine is on the editorial board of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport and Sociology of Sport.
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