Berents, Helen. 2018. “Right(s) from the ground up: Internal displacement, the urban periphery and belonging to the city”. The Politics of Identity: Place, Space and Discourse. eds. Chris. Agius and Dean. Keep. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 141-157.
Altmann, E and Gabriel M (Eds) 2018 Multi-owned Properties in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities, London, Palgrave Mcmillan UK, IBSN 978-1-137-56987-5
Bhatia, Monish, Poynting, Scott, Tufail, Waqas (Eds.. (2018). Media, Crime and Racism. Palgrave Macmillan.
Alexia Cameron (2018). Affected Labour in a Café Culture: The Atmospheres and Economics of ‘Hip’ Melbourne. Routledge.
Rowe, E. E. (2017). Middle-class school choice in urban spaces: the economics of public schooling and globalized education reform. New York & Milton Park: Routledge.
Journal – Articles
Tang, Shawna & Quah, Sharon Ee Ling. (2017) Heteronormativity and sexuality politics in Singapore: the female-headed households of divorced and lesbian mothers. Journal of Sociology.
Ben Gook (2018). Backdating German neoliberalism: Ordoliberalism, the German model and economic experiments in eastern Germany after 1989. Journal of Sociology. Article first published online: February 19, 2018
Olga Maksimenko (2017). ‘Ukraine’s Euromaidan in Turkish Media’, Ukrainian Sociological Review Named After Natalia Panina, 2014–2016, Issue 9, pp.108–124.
Katherine Carroll and Jessica Mesman (2018) “Multiple Researcher Roles in Video-Reflexive Ethnography”. Qualitative Health Research
Alphia Possamai Inesedy & Alan Nixon (2017). A place to stand: Digital sociology and the Archimedean effect. Journal of Sociology. Article first published online: December 18, 2017.
Barbara Barbosa Neves , Jaime R. S. Fonseca , Fausto Amaro , Adriano Pasqualotti (2018). Social capital and Internet use in an age-comparative perspective with a focus on later life. PLOS ONE
Duncan Shrewsbury, Lise Mogensen, Wendy Hu (2018). Problematizing medical students with disabilities: A critical policy analysis. MedEdPublish
Pruitt Lesley, Berents Helen, & Munro Gayle. 2018. “Gender and Age in the Construction of Male Youth in the European ‘Migration Crisis”. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 43 (3): 687-709
Robyn Moore (2018) Resolving the Tensions Between White People’s Active Investment in Racial Inequality and White Ignorance: A Response to Marzia Milazzo, Journal of Applied Philosophy, doi: 10.1111/japp.12306.
Laing, M. & Maylea, C. (2018). “They burn brightly, but only for a short time”: The role of social workers in companion animal grief and loss. Anthrozoös, 31(2), 221-232. DOI: 10.1080/
Clarke, Andrew. and Cheshire, Lynda., 2018. The post-political state? The role of administrative reform in managing tensions between urban growth and liveability in Brisbane, Australia. Urban Studies.
Drysdale K, (2018), ‘Intimate Attunements: Everyday affect in Sydney’s drag king scene‘, Sexualities.
Caroline Lenette, Jessica R. Botfield, Katherine Boydell, Bridget Haire, Christy E. Newman & Anthony B. Zwi (2018). Beyond Compliance Checking: A Situated Approach to Visual Research Ethics. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
David Neil & Michelle Peterie (2018). Grey networks: The contradictory dimensions of Australia’s immigration detention system. Asia Pacific Viewpoint
Ask, Kristine, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “My life is a mess: Self-deprecating relatability and collective identities in the memification of student issues.” Information, Communication and Society 21(6): 834-850
Schermuly, A. C. (accepted 9 March 2018) ‘Encounters between the police and the public: Seize the day or practice avoidance?’, Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (forthcoming).
Charlotte Fabiansson (2018) Belonging and Social Identity Among Young People in Western Sydney, Australia. Int. Migration & Integration https://doi.org/
10.1007/s12134-018-0540-x. Published online 14 February 2018.
Susan Banks (2018). The social dynamics of devaluation in an aged care context. Journal of Sociology. Published online March 23, 2018.
Knight F, Kokanović R, Ridge D, Brophy L, Hill N, Johnston-Ataata K & Herrman H (2018) Supported Decision-Making: The Expectations Held by People With Experience of Mental Illness. Qualitative Health Research. DOI: 10.1177/
Gavin Smith (2018). Data doxa: The affective consequences of data practices. Big Data & Society. Article first published online: January 17, 2018
Fellow member Lise Mogensen took part in a critical analysis of medical education policies in Australia and the United Kingdom with a social constructionist angle.
This analysis of policies and standards for undergraduate medical education aims to understand how disability in medical students is represented and problematized, and the educational and wider social implications of such representations.
The article is freely available via the link below in a Post-Publication Peer Review journal called MedED Publish and was submitted for the journal’s current themed issue ‘Diversity in Medical Education’. Post-publication peer review is not yet common practice, but is conducted as a constructive discussion, the aim of which is to enhance understanding of the subject and refine future work. https://www.
Lise welcomes comments and ideas: L.Mogensen@
Peta Cook, ‘Book Review: Kate O’Loughlin, Collette Browning and Hal Kendig (eds), Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities‘. Journal of Sociology
Mallman, Mark. 2018. “Disruption in the working-class family: the early origins of social mobility and habitus clivé”. Social Mobility for the 21st Century: Everyone a Winner? Eds. Steph Lawler and Geoff Payne. London: Routledge. 25-36.
L Nicholas (2018) Positive regard for difference without identity in Agius, Chris & Keep, Dean (eds) The Politics of Identity: Place, Space and Discourse, Oxford University Press
Schermuly, A. C. (accepted 20 March 2018) ‘Urbanisation, law and order, and vulnerability’. In H. Forbes-Mewett (Ed.) Vulnerability in a Mobile World. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Ltd.
Informed News & Analysis
Sophie Lewis & Karen Willis, ‘Do you really need private health insurance? Here’s what you need to know before deciding. The Conversation
Alan Morris, ‘Mission nearly impossible: the City of Sydney’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply‘. The Conversation
Ben Wadham, ‘Hazing and sexual violence in Australian universities: we need to address men’s cultures, The Conversation
Gavin Wood, Guy Johnson, Juliet Watson, Rosanna Scutella, ‘Homeless numbers will keep rising until governments change course on housing‘, The Conversation Read more…
The below report was written by TASA member Trudy Hart from original qualitative research undertaken in a 3rd year Applied Social Research course last year. The course was undertaken at University of Newcastle, coordinated by Dr Ann Taylor and supervised by Dr Julia Coffey.
Substantive information provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that ‘In 2012 there were 641,000 one parent families with dependants, and most (84%) were single mother families’. Given the over-representation of single mothers, I decided to investigate contemporary single mothers’ encounters and views towards managing a work-life balance. However, to interrogate this issue, it was necessary to conduct a thematic analysis of the effects of social policy, the flexibility of workplace cultures and support structures. Read more…
TASA’s 2018 submission portal is now open! The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Education, The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University are all happy to invite you to the 2018 TASA Conference at our Burwood Campus in Melbourne.
The theme of this year’s conference is Precarity, Rights and Resistance. Read more…
Over the last few decades, there has been a radical transformation of Australia’s labour market and education sector, with intersecting implications for gender and generational inequalities. First, the composition of the labour force has changed. There has been both a significant increase in women’s participation in paid work and a steady decline in full-time youth employment. Primary industry and the manufacturing sectors, once reliant upon unskilled labour, have waned and there has been a countervailing growth in service industries that require professional, skilled workers. The new jobs have different conditions to the old. The contemporary labour market is increasingly characterised by precarious work, with jobs more likely to be casual, temporary, or short-term and workers to be freelance or self-employed. The changes have given rise to what is being termed ‘the gig economy’. The new way of organising economic activity reconfigures labour markets and encourages a new, digital form of entrepreneurship. However, especially in a flexible, deregulated economy like Australia it also exposes individuals to greater financial risks, social insecurities and inequalities. It is younger people who are driving and using this new form of economic activity the most, but who are also most vulnerable to such insecurities. The ‘gig economy era’ can be understood as an extension and continuation of the neoliberal forces which have created the ‘new precariat’ for whom insecure and non-standard employment has become the norm. Read more…
The esteemed residential colleges of Sydney University have recently gained intense public scrutiny for fostering cultures of sexual harassment, rape and hazing. The Red Zone Report, produced by independent journalists for End Rape on Campus Australia, presented a harrowing account of men’s tribalism, and elitism in Australia’s universities.
The report focused on 12 universities including all the Group of Eight universities. Across all 39 Australian universities there are 216 residential colleges or halls. Read more…
RE-IMAGINING ECONOMIC SECURITY & WELLBEING IN AN AGE OF PRECARITY
Friday 23 November 2018
Workshop for TASA members hosted jointly by TASA ‘Sociology of Economic Life’ and ‘Work,
Employment and Social Movements’ Thematic Groups
CALL FOR PAPERS
The past few decades of political and economic change have led to a shifting of risk from collective and
public institutions to private, individualised spaces. Examples include the shift from public provision of
pensions and healthcare to private retirement savings and health insurance; the decentralisation and
weakening of workplace rights and trade union protection towards contingent and individualised
employment relations; and the workfarist transformation of the welfare state and public income support
and an accompanying demonization and marginalisation of the unemployed. Over the same period,
household debt and asset structures changed both materially and conceptually as homes became
investments to financially secure the future and credit became a safety valve as the state withdrew funding
for social services. Read more…
Reflections on the Event ‘Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research’
On February 15th and 16th, The Australian Sociological Association and Western Sydney University Institute for Culture and Society, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and Graduate Research School co-hosted a two-day workshop for postgraduates and ECRs called “Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research.”
This workshop brought together select postgraduates and ECRs to discuss and develop their methodological approaches. Over the two days we saw paper presentations and participant-led panel discussions on topics ranging from critical ethnography and working with vulnerable populations, to creative approaches for interviewing and representing field work. Associate Professor Alphia Possamai-Inesedy from Western Sydney University delivered a keynote on thinking critically about methodology, which spoke to creativity and flexibility in research and included a call to be more open, more slow, not presuppose, and explore the unanticipated in our research. Professor Sujatha Fernandes from Sydney University and Dr Demelza Marlin from Macquarie University joined us for a workshop on uncovering stories, patterns and subjectivities with our work. Emeritus Professor David Rowe and Dr Karen Soldatic, both from Western Sydney University, also joined us for a workshop on methods for transformation and impact. Overall, we focused on issues of reflexivity, positionality, cultivating good intellectual practices, collaboration with other researchers and participants, and ways of communicating the work we do as social researchers.
Participants reflected that ‘listening to speakers and participants who were being more creative and ‘arty’ with their projects motivated me to think outside the box with analysis and to push forward with a future project I had been toying with.’ The workshop was ‘an inspiring opportunity… The group was friendly, inclusive and shared the highs and lows of the research process… I appreciated the honesty of the academics who came and shared their perspectives. Two days allowed time to connect with other participants and to reflect on common themes such as ethical research, that all researchers encounter blocks and difficulties, and the power of sharing ideas.’
As part of the event, participants collaboratively produced an event pamphlet. You can download a digital and print version of this below. This pamphlet includes the programme and paper abstracts as well as our notes, questions, ideas, scribbles, marginalia and some photos.
Janine Pickering: Award-winning Swinburne thesis explores gender in STEM management
Roger Patulny, ‘All the Lonely People‘
Ben Gook, “Ecstatic Melancholic: Ambivalence, Electronic Music and Social Change around the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” Emotions: History, Culture, Society 1.2 (2017), 11-37.
Narayanan, Yamini. 2018. ‘Cow protection’ as ‘casteised speciesism’: sacralisation, commercialisation and politicisation. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 41(3). 10.1080/00856401.2018.1419794.
http://www.tandfonline.com/ eprint/ZtvN2kha8MsuT7az3k4J/ full
Narayanan, Yamini. 2018. Cow Protectionism and Bovine Frozen Semen Farms in India: Analysing Cruelty, Speciesism and Climate Change. Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies. 26 (1), 1-21. http://booksandjournals.
brillonline.com/content/ journals/10.1163/15685306- 12341481
Alston, M, Clarke, J and Whittenbury, K (2018) ‘Limits to Adaptation: reducing irrigation water in the Murray-Darling Basin dairy communities’ Journal of Rural Studies, Vol 58, pp. 93-102, https://doi.org/10.
1016/j.jrurstud.2017.12.026. Read more…
McLeod, Julie, Sobe, Noah, & Seddon, Terri (2018). Uneven Space-Times of Education: Historical sociologies of concepts, methods and practices, 2018 World Yearbook of Education, London, Routledge