The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and the Regional Universities Network (RUN) is conducting a joint study on the factors and inequalities that influence students’ non-completions in Australian regional universities (CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland, and University of the Sunshine Coast). These factors might be positive or negative. E.g., a student finding a job/moving away or leaving due to financial difficulties.
CAPA’s Research Officer, Dr Lara McKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org) is seeking participants for approximately 1 hour-long interviews or focus groups throughout May. She is interested in speaking with:
- Professional and administrative/managerial staff in HDR-related roles at regional universities
- Academic supervisors at regional universities
- Non-completing HDR students previously enrolled at regional universities
- Staff with particular experience working with HDR completions and non-completions from across Australia
You can read about the project on our website (http://www.capa.edu.au/hdr-non-completions/) and register your interest in participating (http://www.capa.edu.au/noncompletions-eoi/). Please get in touch with Lara (see email above) if you have any further questions. It would be much appreciated if you could share this information with others who may be interested in participating.
TASA members Marina Khan & Yinghua Yu interviewed fellow TASA member Shanthi Robertson on migration, youth mobilities, and pathways.
Fran Collyer, Raewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell (2019) Knowledge and Global Power:
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Karen Soldatic and Kelley Johnson (Eds.) (2019) Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way. 1st Edition. Taylor and Francis.
Ramón Spaaij, Dean Lusher, Ruth Jeanes, Karen Farquharson, Sean Gorman & Jonathan Magee (April 17, 2019) Participation-performance tension and gender affect recreational sports clubs’ engagement with children and young people with diverse backgrounds and abilities. PLOS ONE.
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As a TASA member, you have access to some great content including the Sage Research Methods Collection. Within a few clicks (see 1st image below), in the Learn about qualitative methods section, tutorial videos such as ‘What is Qualitative Analysis’ can be accessed. The video resources include downloadable PDF transcripts as well as links to related content. The Learn about qualitative methods section is one of 8 such sections (see 2nd image below).
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Social Sciences Week event: Rethinking Critical Femininities: Feeling, Feminist Practice, and Beyond
In recent times, both feminisms and femininities have taken on spectacular forms within what Banet-Weiser (2018) terms a broader ‘economy of visibility’. Many have questioned what transformations, possibilities, and consequences feminine visibilities indicate in relation to feminism, as feminist aims, boundaries and intentions have become increasingly nebulous. While there have been apparent changes in the way gender is represented in the media, discourses surrounding this often draw on neoliberal notions of ‘choice’ to defend particular gender styles. In scholarship, these debates have often been conceptually framed in terms of postfeminism, positing a particular relation between feminine and feminist visibility. Read on…
Event: Creativity and methodological innovation in the sociology of familial and intimate relationships
Western Sydney University, Paramatta city campus, Sydney, Australia, 29th November, 2019.
Cost: $10 TASA members and $15 for non-members.
As a long-standing core sub-discipline, the sociology of families and intimate relationships is deeply rooted in the established methods of qualitative and quantitative inquiry. But as the diversity and ambiguity of familial and intimate relationships are foregrounded, sociologists are arguing for less traditional, more experimental ways of interrogating their ‘facets’ (Mason, 2011), ‘parts of the jigsaw’ (Gabb, 2009), and ‘kaleidoscopes’ (McCarthy et al. 2003). The field is a vibrant focus of methodological and conceptual innovation as scholars draw on Read more…
The Australian Sociological Association’s Annual Conference, 2019
To celebrate the launch of the new thematic group Work, Labour & Economy, the thematic group convenors would like to extend a call for abstracts for a special panel at this year’s Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference reflecting on the Australian Council of Trade Union’s Change the Rules campaign. We extend a particular invitation for contributions from those working outside the academy. Read more…
The Journal of Sociology is an international journal published four times a year by Sage. Each year the Editors invite expressions of interest from the international community of sociological scholars in guest editing a Special Edition of the Journal. Special Editions may address any sociological theme which is likely to be of interest to the Journal readership. Read more…