Sociology PhD publishes her first book

Prof JaneMaree Maher (Monash University) with Dr Fiona MacDonald at her book launch

Dr Fiona MacDonald (Sociology PhD 2014) has just published a book drawing on her thesis research with Palgrave Macmillan. Entitled Childhood and Tween Girl Culture: Family, Media and Locality the book explores the ways in which notions of childhood are being influenced by a rapidly expanding consumer-media culture in the 21st Century. It focuses on the everyday social worlds of Grade 6 girls and offers a critical account of the concept ‘tween’ in their lives.

Fiona now works at the Mitchell Institute, Victoria University on projects focused on social inclusion in schools.