Top Menu

Archive | Parenting

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 […]

Continue Reading

Family Friendly Initiatives

The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018 Supporting Conference Participation for Primary Carers This year’s TASA conference provides a range of initiatives to better support conference attendees who are pregnant, breastfeeding and/or caretaking. They have been devised by the Local Organising Committee, in consultation with Deakin University’s Equity and Diversity Office and TASA, to promote conference […]

Continue Reading

The work-life balance struggle for contemporary single mothers: Individual views and experiences.

The below report was written by TASA member Trudy Hart from original qualitative research undertaken in a 3rd year Applied Social Research course last year. The course was undertaken at University of Newcastle, coordinated by Dr Ann Taylor and supervised by Dr Julia Coffey. Substantive information provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that ‘In 2012 […]

Continue Reading