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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 […]

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‘Walking into a headwind’ – what it feels like for women building science careers

The culture of science is premised on the idea that there are no barriers; that everybody is treated equally as long as they put in the effort. from www.shutterstock.com Robyn Moore, University of Tasmania and Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania Australia’s parliament has a problem retaining experienced women. As a workplace, it’s not alone. Women […]

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Sorry, men, there’s no such thing as ‘dirt blindness’ – you just need to do more housework

While the gender gap is narrowing, women still do seven hours more housework per week than men (and that doesn’t include the child-caring). Shutterstock Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne and Brendan Churchill, University of Melbourne The problem with housework is that it is never-ending drudgery. As soon as the floor is cleaned, the dog throws […]

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Data ethics is more than just what we do with data, it’s also about who’s doing it

Power over business, democracy and education will likely continue to lie with data and data-dependent tools, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Shutterstock James Arvanitakis, Western Sydney University; Andrew Francis, Western Sydney University, and Oliver Obst, Western Sydney University If the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal has taught us anything, it’s that the ethical […]

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Doing Gender: Relationships, Emotions and Spaces of Learning

Monday, August 13th, Deakin Downtown, 9.30-2.30pm Conveners: Amanda Keddie (Deakin University) and Garth Stahl (University of South Australia) Sponsor: Deakin Research for Educational Impact (REDI) Research in sociology of education has long engaged with the contentious terrain of social justice. In designing our research, many of us continue to grapple with questions of gender, subjectivity […]

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Journal of Sociology 2019 Special Issue

The winning bids for the Journal of Sociology 2019 Special Issue have been announced. There were two winners: 1)       Indigenous Sociology: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives Guest Editors: Professor Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania, Professor Tracey McIntosh, University of Auckland, Professor Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University, and Dr Robert Webb, University of Auckland 2)       Gendered and Generational Inequalities in the Gig Economy […]

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Could I be an ally?

The below post from TASA member Dr Yarrow Andrew, Flinders University, was originally published on the Genders & Sexualities website and has been republished here with the groups’ permission. As a member of my University’s Ally network, supporting LGBT+ students, I think a lot about who becomes an ‘ally’, and why. Despite the name, the majority of […]

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