Launch of the report ‘Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support’.
The Monash Gender and Family Violence Program and the Border Crossing Observatory, together with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence will be launching a report into temporary migration and family violence. This report is based on a research collaboration with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence in 2016, and draws on an extensive evidence base.
The report provides evidence of specific issues pertaining to temporary migration status and family violence: it details the ways in which migration status is used as leverage to control and exploit, the specificity of risk in relation to migration status, the range of exploitative practices that occur including evidence of trafficking and slavery-like practices, the limits of current support mechanisms and the benefits of specialised risk management. The report recommendations support the recognition that family violence in all its forms must end and that evidence-based responses are essential as we work collaboratively towards a future free of gendered violence.
The report will be launched by Helen Kapalos, the Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, on Thursday 12th October at 11am at the Monash Law Chambers (555 Latrobe St, Melbourne).
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Ashleigh Watson: Making So Fi, a sociological fiction zine
Anoushka Benbow-Buitenhuis: Co
mmoditised Promises of Ageless Perfection: Cosmetic Wellness and the Promise of the Ideal Face
James Arvanitakis: Young People and Citizenship in Western Sydney
Alan Scott: Sociology and Law
TASA member Joshua Roose is a foundational member of the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS). The association is committed to promoting scholarly studies of Islam and Muslim societies. This includes studies of Islam as a religion, as well as the lived experience of Muslims in Australia and beyond. There is a launch for AAIMS on Thursday September 21, 2017. Read on…
Collyer, F.M.; Willis, K. and Lewis, S. (2017) ‘Gatekeepers in the Healthcare Sector: Knowledge and Bourdieu’s Concept of Field’ Social Science and Medicine 186: 96-103.
Connell, R.; Pearse, R.; Collyer, F.M.; Maia, J. and Morrell, R. (2017) ‘Negotiating with the North: How Southern-tier Intellectual Workers Deal With the Global Economy of Knowledge’ The Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1177/0038026117705038 p.
Hughes, K. (2017). Transition pedagogies and the neoliberal episteme: What do academics think? Student Success, 8(2), 21-30. doi: 10.5204/ssj.v8i2.378
Adele Pavlidis & Wendy O’Brien (2017). Sport and feminism in China: On the possibilities of conceiving roller derby as a feminist intervention. Journal of Sociology, early online Read more…
Jeremy C. A. Smith (2017) Debating civilisations: Interrogating civilisational analysis in a global age, Manchester University Press
Stephen Kerry (2018) Trans Dilemmas: Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities. Routledge.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed an online, interactive, Introduction to Human Rights and Responsibilities resource. It is designed as two unique lesson plans that are both aimed at 10 – 12 year olds. You can access the resource here.
TASA member Alan Scott, is the Continuing Education Officer for the Applied Sociology thematic group. Each month, Alan writes about a topic that has caught his eye. This month’s topic is about the dangers of dominant theories
I was impressed by an article in the Journal of Sociology (Vol.53 No. 1 March 2017) by Val Colic-Peisker from RMIT, under the title of “Ideology and Utopia: Historic crisis of economic rationalism and the role of public sociology”. Despite the fact that I have problems with the term ‘‘public sociology’’, she raises the issue of the danger that dominant theories have on society, which I have been on about for some while. She acknowledges its place in neoliberalism, but suggests it has wider implications than that. She suggests that the power of economic rationalism stems from the belief that numbers have more authority than words. “In practice, economic rationality assuming that money is a calculus of the utility maximiser seeking profit through optimizing the cost-benefit ratio”. She concludes that “Countering the totalitarian tendency of economic rationality is difficult in the context of the crisis of Western democracy. Many have argued that democracy ‘peaked’ in the late 1960 and since then simultaneously with and partly due to globalization, market fundamentalism, and the increase inequality. At this point in history it seems hard to envisage a social force or movement that would be able to seriously challenge economic rationality from within the system.” Read more…
TASA member and World renowned sociologist Deborah Lupton was interviewed by Christopher Harpertill for the Digital Sociology Podcast. Deborah talks a bit about her biography and how she came to be researching “the digital” and how her early work on the virality of HIV paved the way for thinking about digital networks. Deborah and Christopher also discuss self-tracking of health and exercise and how this relates to metaphors of flows. You can listen to the discussion via the podcast link below:
Research Assistant, Media and Communications
Swinburne University, Hawthorn
Application deadline: September 5
Hamilton, Lindsay, Taylor, Nik (2017). Ethnography after Humanism: Power, Politics and Method in Multi-Species Research. Palgrave.
Palumbo, Antonino and Scott, Alan(2018) Remaking Market Society. A Critique of Social Theory and Political Economy in Neoliberal Time.
Boese, Martina, Marotta, Vince (Eds)(2017) Critical Reflections on Migration, ‘Race’ and Multiculturalism Australia in a Global Context, Routledge.
Scillio, Mark (2017) Making Career Stories. Navigating Work and a Sense of Security, Palgrave Macmillan
Lecturer in Sociology (Sociological Theory – Ongoing)
University of Melbourne
School of Social and Political Sciences
Application deadline: September 10
For more details, see http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/891444/lecturer-in-sociology
Peter Bansel Book Review: Peter Robinson, Gay Men’s Relationships Across the Life Course, Journal of Sociology. Jul 10, 2017 | OnlineFirst
Mark Mallman Book Review: Class, Journal of Sociology. Jul 13, 2017 | OnlineFirst
Graham Davidson Book Review: Thinking the Antipodes: Australian Essays, Journal of Sociology. Jul 13, 2017 | OnlineFirst