Waling, Andrea. (2019). White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke. London, UK: Routledge Press.
James Arvanitakis, Sudhanshu Bhushan, Nayantara Pothen, Aarti Srivastava (Eds.) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in India and Australia: 1st Edition. Routledge.
Ramón Menendez is a cultural sociologist exploring the topic of authenticity in connection to the self. Ramón looks at how sociological conditions impact on the subjective experience of being authentic and the meanings associated with it.
Ramón areas of expertise are Comparative Sociology, Emotions and Affect, History/Comparative Sociology, Qualitative and Quantitative research, Social Psychology, and Social Theory.
Ramón is based in Melbourne and is interested in work as a Teacher, Tutor, Marking, Research Assistance and Consultancy. You can contact Ramón by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Informed News & Analysis
Lyndal Sleep (July 19, 2019) Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell. The Conversation.
Dan Woodman (15 July, 2019) Sociology in the Land Down Under: Challenges and Opportunities for Australian Sociologists. The European Sociologist.
Ron Baird’s research interests are in the areas of youth cultures, youth deviancy, urban sociology, community studies, practice theory and informal learning. Ron completed their PhD in December 2018 at the Youth Research Centre, MGSE at the University of Melbourne. Ron’s PhD study investigated how young people, primarily young males, learn the practice of graffiti writing. Ron found that aspiring graffiti writers learn informally by observation and participation within a community of practice.
Ron’s areas of expertise include Bodies and embodiment, Community Research, Criminology, Deviance & Social Control, Culture and Cultural Policy, Digital Sociology, Education, Emotions and Affect, Law and Society, Methodology, Qualitative research, Teaching Sociology, Urban Sociology, & Youth. Ron has experience in unit coordination and is looking for work in Tutorials/Seminars, Teaching as well as Lectures, Marking, Research Assistance, Grant writing & Consultancy. You can contact Ron by emailing email@example.com
INTERVIEWEE RECRUITMENT FOR NEW RESEARCH STUDY
You are invited to take part in a study of volunteer experiences in Australian immigration detention facilities. This study builds on and extends previous research conducted by Michelle Peterie at the University of Sydney. For detailed information of the study, please go to the research web page here.
Private renting continues to expand at the expense of home ownership, newly released ABS statistics show. More than one in four Australians (27%) are now tenants of a private landlord (2017-18). Only one in five lived in private rental housing in 1997-98.
Our research looked at private renters in middle and inner suburbs and low-rent outer suburbs (200 private renters in each area, 600 in total) in Sydney and Melbourne. Geographical differences in income sources and deprivation rates might be expected. However, the variations in financial stress revealed by our study were startling. In low-rent outer suburbs, much higher proportions, for example, went without meals or had to pawn or sell something to get by. Read more…
Last week, violent riots erupted in the NSW Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre. Several inmates allegedly attacked known sex offenders, and a held a siege on the rooftop lasting nearly 22 hours. In June, officers at the centre walked off the job after a number of violent attacks by detainees.
And on average, 980 young people were in youth detention in Australia every night in the June quarter of 2018. While there has been some fluctuation in this number, there has been an overall increase in the average number of young people in detention per night since 2014. Read more…
TASA 2019 Diversity & Urban Growth Registration Portal is now open. You can register via the conference website here or directly via the button below:TASA 2019 Registration
In Australia’s social security laws, the “couple rule” is used to determine if a person is in a relationship, tying access to Centrelink payments to the income and assets of their partner.
For victims of domestic violence, it ties a woman’s access to social security payment to the perpetrator.
Recently I analysed Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) couple rule decisions from 1992 to 2016 that involved domestic violence. The full array of violence was represented in my sample of 70 decisions – from rape and enforced marriage to financial abuse. Read more…
Public Lecture: ‘Managing diversity in junior sport: the tension between participation and talent identification’
Whether it’s within the workplace or on the sporting field, ‘diversity’ involves managing talent. In this public lecture, TASA member Professor Karen Farquharson will explore how community-based junior sports clubs balance the desire to provide participation opportunities for children and the imperative to win. Drawing from ‘Participation versus performance: Managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity in junior sport’ research project, she will argue that participation and performance can be viewed as competing ideologies and that approaches taken to balance them have material consequences for how clubs manage other forms of diversity.
When: Tuesday 20 August 2019 | 5.30pm – 7.15pm
Bookings: Free, but required at http://alumni.online.unimelb.
For more information see the attached flyer, visit http://alumni.online.unimelb.
edu.au/karenf, or contact Lauren Sanders.
Amy Claire Thomas, (2019) “History of Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory: People, Programs, Policies”, History of Education Review, Vol. 48 Issue: 1, pp.124-125, https:// doi.org/10.1108/HER-
Amy Claire Thomas, (2019), ‘Federal election 2019: What the hell just happened? Five arguments’, Overland, online, https://overland.org.
au/2019/05/federal-election- 2019-what-the-hell-just- happened-five-arguments/
Mackey-Smith, Kerrie. “Teaching for Reconciliation in a Multiracial Classroom.” Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, The 42.2 (2019): 103-15. Read more…
Ashley Barnwell & Kate Douglas (eds.) Research Methodologies for Auto/biography Studies (ebook 2019). Taylor & Francis.
Carla Pascoe Leahy & Petra Bueskens (eds.) (2019) Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave