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Health Sociology Review: Call for proposals for special issue 2021

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 […]

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Volunteer Experiences in Australian Immigration Detention Facilities

INTERVIEWEE RECRUITMENT FOR NEW RESEARCH STUDY You are invited to take part in a study of volunteer experiences in Australian immigration detention facilities. This study builds on and extends previous research conducted by Michelle Peterie at the University of Sydney. For detailed information of the study, please go to the research web page here.

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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 […]

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June wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Amy Claire Thomas, (2019) “History of Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory: People, Programs, Policies”, History of Education Review, Vol. 48 Issue: 1, pp.124-125, https:// doi.org/10.1108/HER-06-2019-068 Amy Claire Thomas, (2019), ‘Federal election 2019: What the hell just happened? Five arguments’, Overland, online, https://overland.org.au/2019/05/federal-election-2019-what-the-hell-just-happened-five-arguments/ Mackey-Smith, Kerrie. “Teaching for Reconciliation in a Multiracial Classroom.” Australian Journal of Language […]

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June wrap-up: Books / Book Chapters/Reviews by TASA members

Ashley Barnwell & Kate Douglas (eds.) Research Methodologies for Auto/biography Studies (ebook 2019). Taylor & Francis.                Carla Pascoe Leahy & Petra Bueskens (eds.) (2019) Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave             (more…)

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June wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Julie Lawson, Jago Dodson, Kathleen Flanagan, Keith Jacobs, Laurence Troy, Ryan van den Nouwelant (June 26, 2019) Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul. The Conversation.  Kellie Bousfield (June 20, 2019) NSW budget: giving schools extra money only if they meet ‘outcomes’ can hamper teaching standards. The Conversation.  Nicholas Hookway (June 20, 2019) Business […]

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‘I really have thought this can’t go on’: loneliness looms for rising numbers of older private renters

People living in private rental housing were much more likely than social housing residents to say they felt lonely. Dundanim/Shutterstock Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney and Andrea Verdasco, University of Technology Sydney Loneliness is increasingly recognised worldwide as a critical social issue and one of the major health hazards of our time. Our research […]

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May wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Peter “PJ” Holtum & Greg Marston (May 24, 2019) Uber drivers’ experience highlights the dead-end job prospects facing more Australian workers. The Conversation.  Elizabeth Humphrys (May 17, 2019) Hawke’s Complicated Legacy, on An Integral State: https://anintegralstate.net/2019/05/17/hawkes-complicated-legacy/ Elizabeth Humphrys (May 20, 2019) We Live in Anti-political Times, at Overland Journal: https://overland.org.au/2019/05/we-live-in-anti-political-times/ Sarah Wendt, Kate Seymour & Kristin Natalier (May 16, 2019) An innovative way to counter […]

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April wrap-up: Books / Book Chapters/Reviews by TASA members

Fran Collyer, Raewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell (2019) Knowledge and Global Power: Making New Sciences in the South. Monash University Publishing.           Karen Soldatic and Kelley Johnson (Eds.) (2019) Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way. 1st Edition. Taylor and Francis. 

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April wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Ramón Spaaij, Dean Lusher, Ruth Jeanes, Karen Farquharson, Sean Gorman & Jonathan Magee (April 17, 2019) Participation-performance tension and gender affect recreational sports clubs’ engagement with children and young people with diverse backgrounds and abilities. PLOS ONE. Riaz Hassan, “Why size matters: Majority/minority status and Muslim piety in South and Southeast Asia” International Sociology, March 29,  2019 Riaz Hassan, ‘Ethnic and Religious […]

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April wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Majdi Faleh, Andrea Cook, Ashleigh Haw & Sandra Carrasco (April 18, 2019) Paris? Melbourne? Public housing doesn’t just look the same, it’s part of the challenges refugees face. The Conversation.  Zoei Sutton,  ‘Change One Thing’ to support casual staff. NTEU ADVOCATE. vol. 26 no. 1, April 2019, p.13. Zareh Ghazarian, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Zlatko Skrbis (April 18, 2019) New research […]

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Event: Creativity and methodological innovation in the sociology of familial and intimate relationships

Western Sydney University, Paramatta city campus, Sydney, Australia, 29th November, 2019. Cost: $10 TASA members and $15 for non-members. As a long-standing core sub-discipline, the sociology of families and intimate relationships is deeply rooted in the established methods of qualitative and quantitative inquiry. But as the diversity and ambiguity of familial and intimate relationships are […]

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The theme of XX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne

The theme of the forthcoming International Sociological Association (ISA) Congress in Melbourne, hosted by TASA (July 2022) is Resurgent Authoritarianism: Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies. This was the outcome of the ISA’s president’s vision of new directions for a global sociology and the extensive discussion with the Program Committee and the approval […]

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TASA 2019: Submissions open

TASA 2019 Diversity & Urban Growth Western Sydney University (WSU) is pleased to host the 2019 Australian Sociological Association Conference, a return to Sydney for the first time since 2010. WSU’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Institute of Culture and Society will hold the conference in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) at their new […]

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Expressions of our deepest sympathy to our Aotearoa-New Zealand colleagues in SAANZ

Dear Associate Professor Matthewman (Steve) I write to you on behalf of the TASA Executive to express our deepest sympathy to our Aotearoa-New Zealand colleagues in SAANZ following the Christchurch terror attacks. We offer a particular message of support to members in Christchurch, members of Muslim heritage and those directly affected by Friday’s tragedy. The […]

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Creative Sociology and So Fi Zine

Ashleigh Watson Creativity and imagination are central to sociology, as they arguably are to varying extents in all research and analysis. Interestingly, people are really leaning into this creativity—arts practices are increasingly present in social research and in sociological projects that directly engage with Mills’ notion of sociological imagination. This isn’t only in translational ways, […]

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