Informed News & Analysis
Jessica Richards, Daniela Spanjaard & Ryan Storr (August 30, 2019) Graduates beware, don’t fall for that unpaid job advert. The Conversation.
Andrew Glover & Tania Lewis (September 12, 2019) Fancy an e-change? How people are escaping city congestion and living costs by working remotely. The Conversation.
Donna Bridges (September 10, 2019) More women in trades could be the solution to the skills shortage, study finds. ABC News.
Holton, R., & Boyd, R. (2019). ‘Where are the people? What are they doing? Why are they doing it?’(Mindell) Situating artificial intelligence within a socio-technical framework. Journal of Sociology.
Butler, R. (2019). “Young people’s rural multicultures: researching social relationships among youth in rural contexts.” Journal of Youth Studies: 1-17. Free copies available: https://www.
tandfonline.com/eprint/ BZS6KRQYZQJDSZXJSADX/full? target=10.1080/13676261.2019. 1657564
Brady, Michelle. “Conceptualizing Activation Policies Targeted at Single Mothers: A Case Study of Australia and the United Kingdom.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society (2019) https://doi.
Will Johncock (2019) Naturally Late: Synchronization in Socially Constructed Times. Roman & Littlefield.
Keith Noble, Tania Dennis & Sarah Larkins (2019) Agriculture and Resilience in Australia’s North
A Lived Experience. Springer Nature.
Walter MM (Ed.) ‘Social Research Methods (Fourth Edition)’, Oxford, South Melbourne, (2019)
Australian Story recently featured a two-part look at Australia’s iconic film and television legend Paul Hogan, documenting Hogan’s rise and fall in Australian culture.
Self-described as a “one-hit wonder”, Hogan’s well-loved persona is attributed to his embodiment of the ordinary, Aussie bloke.
But just who is this mythic Australian bloke?
He is white, straight, able-bodied, and good for a laugh. He is practical and good in a crisis, but generally laid back. He rejects individualism in favour of loyalty to his mates. He is a larrikin and a hater of authority.
He is just your ordinary, average guy.
Hogan’s emergence as an international Australian icon is largely in part due to his embodiment of this idealised Aussie bloke. Read more…
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Imagining rural futures in times of uncertainty and possibility: Progressing a transformative research agenda for rural sociology
This Special Edition offers a critical opportunity to imagine the futures of rural societies and rural sociology at a time when, across the world, there has been an awakening of diverse publics to the reality that current and historical social and economic structures are leading to the demise of planetary health and human survival. In Australia and elsewhere, rural communities experience the challenges and potentials of environmental and social change in diverse ways, particularly considering the rural nature of many industries at the epicenter of the climate crisis. To begin, increasing droughts, floods and extreme weather are felt strongly in rural communities whose livelihoods are closely reliant on natural resources. The (mostly) rural activities of food production, resource extraction (water, minerals), land use change and long-distance transport also create significant CO2 emissions, further underscoring the need to reimagine the transformation of rural economic development in line with ecological limits.
Zinn, Jens O. 2020: The UK ‘at Risk’. A Corpus Approach to Historical Social Change 1785–2009, Cham: Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan
Catherine Koerner & Soma Pillay (2019) Governance and Multiculturalism: The White Elephant of Social Construction and Cultural Identities. Springer.
Curryer C. (2019) ‘Supportive Housing’. In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/
Greg Marston, Juan Zhang, Michelle Peterie, Gaby Ramia, Roger Patulny & Emma Cooke (2019) To move or not to move: mobility decision-making in the context of welfare conditionality and paid employment, Mobilities, DOI: 1
Ghafournia, N., & Easteal, P. (2019). Help-Seeking Experiences of Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors in Australia: A Snapshot of Muslim Survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.
Informed News & Analysis
Alan Morris, Hal Pawson, Kath Hulse, & Violet Xia (July 31, 2019) Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. The Conversation.
David Rowe (July 30, 2019) The Ashes: cricket and the captain’s curse. The Online Forum.
Ryan Storr (July 30, 2019) Transgender athletes controversy swirls after Laurel Hubbard wins gold at Pacific Games. ABC News.
Joel McGregor (July 29, 2019) Young crime is often a phase, and locking kids up is counterproductive. The Conversation. Note: Joel submitted a pitch to The Conversation, about this article, on the back of two radio interviews he did last week. If you have thought about doing something similar, and need to bounce tactics off a fellow member, contact Joel.
Dan Woodman, TASA President, talking about Social Sciences for 2019 Social Sciences week (September 9 – 15)
Health Sociology Review (HSR) is an international peer-reviewed journal, which publishes high quality conceptual and empirical research in the sociology of health, illness and medicine. Published three times per year, the journal prioritises original research papers. Each year the journal publishes a special issue on a matter of central importance to health sociology and related fields, edited by guest editors.
We encourage sociologists to submit proposals to develop and edit special issues within their field of expertise. Note, those who have previously submitted an expression of interest are welcome to submit again for this call. We particularly welcome proposals for special issues with a focus including but not limited to
- new and emerging issues in the sociology of health and illness, including novel theoretical frameworks;
- new technologies and health, illness and healthcare;
- the interplay between sexualities, gender and health; and
- social precarity and health
Journal Special Issues
Petersen, A., Tanner. C., & Munsie, M. (2019) Special Issue: Citizens’ use of digital media to connect with healthcare. Health.
Ravn, S. (2019). Imagining futures, imagining selves: A narrative approach to ‘risk’ in young men’s lives. Current Sociology.
Petersen, A., Tanner. C., & Munsie, M. (2019) Citizens’ use of digital media to connect with health care: Socio-ethical and regulatory implications. Health, 23 (4), 367–384.
Petersen, A., Schermuly, A. C., & Anderson, A. (2019). The shifting politics of patient activism: From bio-sociality to bio-digital citizenship. Health, 23(4), 478–494.
Matt Wade, ‘Risky disciplining: On interdisciplinarity between sociology and cognitive neuroscience in governing morality’, European Journal of Social Theory, online first: https://doi.org/10.