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Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne

In low-rent outer suburbs, almost one in six households could not afford to keep their house cool and went without meals. ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney; Hal Pawson, UNSW; Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology, and Violet Xia, University of Technology Sydney Private renting continues to expand at the expense of home ownership, […]

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2019 TASA Health Day: Data, Technology and Sociology in the Age of Digital Health

Friday 29th November 2019 at the University of Western Sydney (Paramatta Campus) Travel Bursaries Award: TASA has provided funding to award two travel bursaries of $300 to postgraduate or casual/unwaged staff TASA members (who are living outside of Sydney) to attend the symposium. Recipients do not have to submit an abstract to receive an award. If you […]

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If you’ve got private health insurance, the choice to use it in a public hospital is your own

When you’re admitted to a public hospital, they’ll want to know if you have private health insurance. From shutterstock.com Sophie Lewis, UNSW; Karen Willis, La Trobe University, and Rebecca E. Olson, The University of Queensland You arrive at your local public hospital for treatment. The hospital staff ask for your name, date of birth and […]

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New Health Network website

Please join TASA members, and others, in building the HEALTH Network.  If health is your field, you can become a member,  tell them about your work, as well as share your commentaries, insights, questions, interventions, and suggestions. You can also send them notices about events and publications for posting on their website as well as […]

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HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW – Call for New Editorial Team

Applications are invited for the editorship of the journal HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW for the four-year term 2019–2022. Transition arrangements will begin in 2018, although the content for the first issue of 2019 will be finalised by the out-going editors. Overview About HSR Health Sociology Review is a journal of TASA and is an international peer-reviewed […]

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Digital Sociology Podcast with Deborah Lupton

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 […]

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