OverviewJOHN GERMOV is Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle. He is the President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), the peak national body on research and teaching in humanities and social sciences. He is the author and editor of 19 books including Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (with Lauren Williams), and Histories of Australian Sociology (with Tara McGee).
MARILYN POOLE is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Deakin University. Although now retired and holding an honorary appointment, she continues to write and do research in the areas of gender, ageing, and volunteering. She is the editor of Family: Changing Family, Changing Times (Allen & Unwin, 2005), co-editor of A Certain Age: Women Growing Older (Allen & Unwin, 1999), co-editor of Sociology: Australian Connections (3rd edn, Allen & Unwin, 2003), and co-editor of Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society (3rd edn, Allen & Unwin, 2014).