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December wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis

Shane Duggan: So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some optionsThe Conversation

Rebecca Pearse: The federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usualThe Conversation

Deborah Lupton: The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable deviceThe Conversation

Dina Bowman & Marcus Banks: People on low incomes are sacrificing basic goods to take out insuranceThe Conversation

Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher, Kate Fitz-Gibbon & Sandra Walklate: Finally, police are taking family violence as seriously as terrorismThe Conversation

Philippa Collin: Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app could be good for digital literacyThe Conversation

Zareh Ghazarian, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Zlatko Skrbis: Schools are not adequately preparing young Australians to participate in our democracyThe Conversation

Crystal Abidin: “Bitte lächeln! (Please smile!)” Volkstheater, 5 December 2017

Crystal Abidin: “Sharenting en privacy: tips om de digitale rechten van kinderen te respecteren (Sharenting and privacy: Tips to respect children’s digital rights) Dieponderzoek, 27 October 2017.

Dina Bowman & Francisco Azpitarte: Young people still find it hard to get a job, despite using the same tactics as older job seekersThe Conversation

David Rowe: Sydney’s stadiums debate shows sport might not be the political winner it once wasThe Conversation


Deborah Lupton: Design sociology review

Alan Scott: Some history on the New Year date


Dan Woodman: The sociology of social change. ABC Radio, Evenings with Peter Goers (from the 29 minute mark). Dan managed to name drop TASA as well as last week’s conference & couple of members.

Nicholas Hookway: Hugging…should kids have to do it? ABC Radio, Mornings with Leon Comptom

Lesley Pruitt: Making music in divided cities, 3CR Community Radio


Crystal Abidin: “Interview with Dr. Crystal Abidin from #AoIR2017.” Association of Internet Researchers, 6 December 2017

Meredith Nash: Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, discusses the extent to which the #metoo movement will eventuate in social change in this Vimeo. ABC News