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

Journal Special Issues Petersen, A., Tanner. C., & Munsie, M. (2019) Special Issue: Citizens’ use of digital media to connect with healthcare. Health. Journal Articles Ravn, S. (2019). Imagining futures, imagining selves: A narrative approach to ‘risk’ in young men’s lives. Current Sociology. Petersen, A., Tanner. C., & Munsie, M. (2019) Citizens’ use of digital media to connect with health care: Socio-ethical and regulatory […]

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

Books Waling, Andrea. (2019). White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke. London, UK: Routledge Press.               James Arvanitakis, Sudhanshu Bhushan, Nayantara Pothen, Aarti Srivastava (Eds.) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in India and Australia: 1st Edition. Routledge.               (more…)

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire:

Ramón Menendez is a cultural sociologist exploring the topic of authenticity in connection to the self. Ramón looks at how sociological conditions impact on the subjective experience of being authentic and the meanings associated with it. Ramón areas of expertise are Comparative Sociology, Emotions and Affect, History/Comparative Sociology, Qualitative and Quantitative research, Social Psychology, and […]

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July wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Lyndal Sleep (July 19, 2019) Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell. The Conversation.  Dan Woodman (15 July, 2019) Sociology in the Land Down Under: Challenges and Opportunities for Australian Sociologists. The European Sociologist.  (more…)

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Ron Baird

Ron Baird’s  research interests are in the areas of youth cultures, youth deviancy, urban sociology, community studies, practice theory and informal learning. Ron completed their PhD in December 2018 at the Youth Research Centre, MGSE at the University of Melbourne. Ron’s PhD study investigated how young people, primarily young males, learn the practice of graffiti writing. […]

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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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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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Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell

Financial abuse can be misinterpreted as ‘sharing finances’, which can indicate a relationship in the criteria of the couple rule. Shutterstock Lyndal Sleep, Griffith University In Australia’s social security laws, the “couple rule” is used to determine if a person is in a relationship, tying access to Centrelink payments to the income and assets of […]

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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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Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul

Energy efficient social housing in Tasmania. Xsquared, Hobart, Author provided Julie Lawson, RMIT University; Jago Dodson, RMIT University; Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania; Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania; Laurence Troy, UNSW, and Ryan van den Nouwelant, Western Sydney University Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle […]

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

Books Kerryn Drysdale (2019) Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures: The Rise and Fall of a Lesbian Social Scene. Springer.                Andrew Simon Gilbert (2019) The Crisis Paradigm: Description and Prescription in Social and Political Theory. Springer.                (more…)

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

Working Papers BERKA, A., MACARTHUR, J., MATTHEWMAN, S., POLETTI, S., and BARGH, M. (2018) ‘Policy Strategies for Inclusive Renewable Energy in Aotearoa (New Zealand)’, Policy Commons Blog, Public Policy Institute Te Whare Marea Tātari Kaupapa, University of Auckland, December 6, https://www.policycommons.ac.nz/2018/12/06/policy-strategies-for-inclusive-renewable-energy-in-aotearoa-new-zealand/ Journal Articles Ravn, S., Barnwell, A., & Barbosa Neves, B. (2019). What Is “Publicly Available Data”? […]

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Choice in social structures

Alan Scott, TASA member and Applied Sociology Thematic Group Continuing Education Officer.   The social and economic order that the social scientist observes and describes is the spontaneous result of the inchoate, often contradictory beliefs, desires, and opinions people have at a given moment.  The patterns are not created by objective qualities of the items […]

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Outstanding Service to TASA Award

This honour is accorded to a TASA member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of participation in and promotion of TASA over a number of years. There are many ways in which this can occur, but in all cases the quality of the service is the determining criterion, rather than the quantity alone. Nominations for this Award close […]

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TASA Award for Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology

This award is made to a TASA member who has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained service to Australian sociology over many years. While not necessarily a lifetime achievement award, candidates for the Distinguished Service Award would usually be nearing the end of their careers. Nominations for this Award close this Friday May 31. Read on…

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TASA 2019 submission deadline extended to June 3rd

Great news, the local organising committee for TASA 2019 has EXTENDED the submission deadline, for abstracts and papers, by one week to Monday June 3rd. The submission deadline for conference scholarships, see below, has also been extended to June 3rd.    Conference Scholarship for TASA Members with Disabilities Conference Scholarship for Sociology in Action TASA Precarious […]

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Call for participants: HDR non-completions project

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and the Regional Universities Network (RUN) is conducting a joint study on the factors and inequalities that influence students’ non-completions in Australian regional universities (CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland, and University of the Sunshine Coast). These factors might […]

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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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TASA membership: access to rich content

As a TASA member, you have access to some great content including the Sage Research Methods Collection. Within a few clicks (see 1st image below), in the Learn about qualitative methods section, tutorial videos such as ‘What is Qualitative Analysis’ can be accessed. The video resources include downloadable PDF transcripts as well as links to related content. […]

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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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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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Call for Abstracts: Reflections on the Change the Rules Campaign

The Australian Sociological Association’s Annual Conference, 2019 To celebrate the launch of the new thematic group Work, Labour & Economy, the thematic group convenors would like to extend a call for abstracts for a special panel at this year’s Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference reflecting on the Australian Council of Trade Union’s Change the Rules […]

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Journal of Sociology: EoI call to guest edit a 2021 Special Issue

The Journal of Sociology is an international journal published four times a year by Sage. Each year the Editors invite expressions of interest from the international community of sociological scholars in guest editing a Special Edition of the Journal. Special Editions may address any sociological theme which is likely to be of interest to the […]

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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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TASA Carer’s Travel Bursary

Applications for the inaugural 2019 round will close on May 27, 2019. The TASA Carer’s Travel Bursary is designed to assist TASA members who have primary caring responsibilities by providing funds to assist with the costs of additional care required while they present their research at the TASA annual conference.The bursary assists carers up to the […]

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

Journal Articles Robert van Krieken (2019) Georg Franck’s ‘The Economy of Attention’: Mental capitalism and the struggle for attention. Journal of Sociology.  Lilly Brown (2019)Indigenous young people, disadvantage and the violence of settler colonial education policy and curriculum. Journal of Sociology.  Jenny Chesters (2019) Egalitarian Australia? Associations between family wealth and outcomes in young adulthood. Journal of […]

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March wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Jessica Richards, Eric Anderson & Keith D. Parry (1 March, 2019)Rugby league may finally have reached its tipping point on player behaviour and violence. The Conversation.  Stewart Lockie (1 March, 2019) People and issues outside our big cities are diverse, but these priorities stand out. The Conversation.  Na’ama Carlin (March 18, 2019) What I learned from my year […]

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Sociology’s Edge – unbound by borders

Alan Scott, TASA member and Applied Sociology Thematic Group Continuing Education Officer In NSW we are one election down and another one to go, sometime soon.  For the rest of you, you have just one.  All this talk and argument has reminded me of the originator of “democracy”.   Plato, the Greek philosopher used the name […]

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Event: Social Suffering in the Neoliberal Age: Classificatory Logic and Systems of Governance

CALL FOR PAPERS: SYMPOSIUM + POST GRAD WORKSHOP “Social Suffering in the Neoliberal Age: Classificatory Logic and Systems of Governance” Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, Sydney, Australia, July 18-19th, 2019 Post Grad Workshop: Wednesday, 17 July 2019. KEYNOTES Chris Grover, University of Lancaster www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/people/chris-grover Corrinne Sullivan, WSU www.westernsydney.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/ms_corrinne_sullivan Jason De Santolo, UTS, Sydney www.uts.edu.au/staff/jason.desantolo […]

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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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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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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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February wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Kathleen Flanagan, Chris Martin, Julie Lawson & Keith Jacobs (February 6, 2019) Is social housing essential infrastructure? How we think about it does matter. The Conversation.  Natalier, K. (2019). Australia’s Child Support System Facilitates Economic Abuse. Power to Persuade. Waling, A. (2019). Fear of discrimination stops LGBTI Australians from seeking mental health support. Star Observer.  Waling, A. (2019). Better supporting LGBTI people […]

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

Andrew Peterson, Garth Stahl and Hannah Soong (2020) (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. Springer International Publishing.           Patulny, R, Bellocchi A, Olson, R, Khorana, S, McKenzie, J, Peterie, M (eds) (2019). Emotions in Late Modernity, London/New York: Routledge (for the Series on the Sociology of Emotions).             (more…)

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

Journal Articles Harvey, Andrew, & Mallman, Mark (2019). Beyond cultural capital: Understanding the strengths of new migrants within higher education. Policy Futures in Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210318822180 Joel Windle (2019) Neoliberalism, imperialism and conservatism: tangled logics of educational inequality in the global South, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2019.1569878 Joel Windle & Quentin Maire (2019) Beyond the global city: a comparative analysis of cosmopolitanism […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Shakira Hussein

Last year, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series…  Dr Shakira Hussein is a research fellow at […]

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Choosing a career? These jobs won’t go out of style

Careers in health care, education and design are unlikely to be automated. www.shutterstock.com Lisa Denny, University of Tasmania Sensationalist claims that 40% of jobs in Australia won’t exist in the future are unhelpful for young Australians thinking about entering the workforce. The reality is some jobs will no longer exist, new jobs will be created […]

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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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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Annetta Mallon

Last year, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series…  Annetta Mallon is a social researcher, Thanadoula, with […]

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Save the date: Social Sciences Week 2019

Social Sciences Week is an opportunity for social scientists to engage non-academic audiences with cutting edge social science research, to showcase the diversity and relevance of social science. It will include interactive community and school-based events, bringing the social sciences to life, particularly for the next generation of university students, social scientists and citizens. We […]

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

Books Rick Iedema, Katherine Carroll, Aileen Collier, Su-yin Hor, Jessica Mesman, Mary Wyer (2019) Video Reflexive Ethnography in Health Research and Healthcare Improvement: Theory and Application. Routledge.               Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson & Signe Ravn (2018). Youth, Risk, Routine: A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives, 1st Edition. Routledge.                (more…)

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

Journal articles Hamilton, M., Botfield, J., Newman, C.E., Persson, A., valentine, k., Bryant, J., Wallace, J. (2018) Hidden carers for an increasingly hidden illness? A scoping review of the needs of informal carers of people with HIV in the contemporary treatment era. International Journal of Carers and Caring, 2(4): 529-549. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15411705099442 Grant, Ruby, Kim Beasy, Sherridan Emery and Bianca […]

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January wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Rachel Busbridge & Mark Chou (January 16, 2019) Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won’t make the issue go away. The Conversation. Helen Forbes-Mewett (January 15, 2019) was on SBS news on Tuesday, described as a sociologist, commenting on international student mental health following a coroners report that had drawn on Helen’s work.  To […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Christian Mauri

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Christian Mauri’s research deals with the employment and work […]

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The far-right may think they own ‘nationalism’, but we can reclaim it as a force for good

Rachel Busbridge, Australian Catholic University We see the word “nationalism” as problematic. The weekend rally on St Kilda beach, organised by far-right activist Neil Erikson, reminds us nationalism is the territory of fringe groups who hold bigoted views, particularly towards people who aren’t “white”. Nationalism means: Identification with one’s own nation and support for its […]

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Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won’t make the issue go away

The Australia Day debate will likely become more pronounced each year. from shutterstock.com Rachel Busbridge, Australian Catholic University and Mark Chou, Australian Catholic University In the latest instalment of the culture wars surrounding Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday said he plans to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26. The […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Na’ama Carlin

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Dr Na’ama Carlin has a PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology) […]

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December wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Lawrie Zion, Andrew Dodd, Matthew Ricketson, Merryn Sherwood, Monika Winarnita, Penny O’Donnell & Timothy Marjoribanks (5 December, 2018) New research reveals how Australian journalists are faring four years after redundancy. The Conversation.  Aleesha Rodriguez (30 November, 2018) Happy birthday, SA’s big battery, and many happy returns (of your recyclable parts). The Conversation.  Sue Malta, Jane Hocking, Meredith Temple-Smith, Christina […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Karly Burch

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Karly Burch completed their PhD in sociology at the University […]

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

Journal Articles Jennifer Laurence, David McCallum, ‘On Innocence Lost: How Children Are Made Dangerous‘, International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 7, no. 4 (2018) pp. 148-164 Boese, M., Moran, A. and Mallman, M., 2018. Multi-local settlement mobilities. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, pp.1-19. Published online first https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1549981 Taylor, N., & Sutton, Z. (2018). For an Emancipatory Animal […]

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

Books Suzanne Franzway, Nicole Moulding, Sarah Wendt, Carole Zufferey and Donna Chung (2018) The sexual politics of gendered violence and women’s citizenship. Policy Press.               Dobson, Amy S., Robards, Brady & Carah, Nicholas (eds.) (2018) Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media. New York: Palgrave. (Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change).         […]

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

Journal Articles Scott, Alan (2018) ‘(Plebiscitary) leader democracy: The return of an illusion?’ Thesis Eleven, 148(1): 3-20. doi.org/10.1177/0725513618800120. Baker, C. The nation-building state retreats: An Australian case study in the changing role of the state. Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 62, Issue undefined, August 2018 Ruth Jeanes, Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee, Karen Farquharson, Sean Gorman & Dean Lusher (2018) Developing participation opportunities […]

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November wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Julie Henderson & Eileen Willis (25 October, 2018) Want to improve care in nursing homes? Mandate minimum staffing levels. The Conversation.  Jessica Richards et al. (7 November, 2018) Note to governments: sports stadiums should benefit everyone, not just fans. The Conversation.  Brendan Churchill (4 November, 2018) Financial crisis hit young men hard – and they’re yet to recover. Sydney Morning Herald.  […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Fabian Cannizzo

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Fabian Cannizzo is a cultural sociologist working on cultures […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Simone Marino

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Simone Marino is the course coordinator and lecturer of […]

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Additional TASA motion on mandatory detention for asylum seekers and temporary visas for those found to be refugees

The below motion was passed at last nights Annual General Meeting of The Australian Sociological Association:  TASA AGM 20/11/2018 That TASA agree to: Condemn all forms of ongoing mandatory detention of those seeking safety as asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Australian waters by boat. This includes the forced detaining of those seeking safety now […]

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TASA Support for Teachers for Refugees: Kids Off, All Off

The below motion was passed at last nights Annual General Meeting of The Australian Sociological Association:  The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) supports teachers walking off the job for refugee rights earlier today, November 20. We applaud the important stand these teachers are taking for refugee rights by opposing the cruelty of offshore detention on both […]

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TASA 2018

The annual TASA conference starts on Monday and we are excited! You can access all the necessary conference publications via the buttons below. If you are unable to attend, please do follow us on Twitter (#TASA2018) and via the livestreamed sessions via Facebook.  

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Anna Denejkina

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Anna Denejkina is completing a PhD in sociology at […]

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

Christopher Mayes (32018) Unsettling Food Politics: Agriculture, Dispossession and Sovereignty in Australia. Rowman & Littlefield International.                  Billett, Paulina, Sawyer, Anne-Maree (2019) Infertility and Intimacy in an Online Community. Palgrave Macmillan.           (more…)

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

Journal Articles Haarsager, J., 2018. The Role of Schools of Nursing in Continuing Professional Education Provision. Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal 26, 24–25. Emma Cooke,  Michelle Brady,  Cheryll Alipio &  Kay Cook (2018) Autonomy, Fairness and Active Relationships: Children’s Experiences of Well‐being in Childcare. Children & Society. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12294 (more…)

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October wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Christopher Mayes (23 October, 2018) Is eating a settler-colonial act? Food justice and Indigenous sovereignty. ABC Religion.  Andrew Clarke & Cameron Parsell (22 October, 2018) Turning ‘big brother’ surveillance into a helping hand to the homeless. The Conversation.  Meredith Nash & Robyn Moore (2018) Are Leadership Styles in STEMM Gendered?. Association for Women in Science (page 8). Michelle Peterie […]

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Livestreaming at TASA 2018

At TASA 2018 we will be livestreaming selected events to enable engagement of a broader public and TASA members in the intellectual life of the conference. Livestreamed events will be made available through the TASA Facebook page. Livestreaming involves real-time audio-video broadcasting of an event over the Internet. Anyone who follows the TASA Facebook page will be able to access […]

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Micro-vlog series

TASA members Zoei Sutton and Ben Lohmeyer host “2-Minute Truths” – a quick-fire interview with remarkable academics about their research and academic lives. Week 1 guest star: TASA member Raewyn Connell – “Everybody gets negative feedback from journals or reviewers, even the Professor… Even if it is pretty negative you can learn from it”. You […]

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Dominant Theories

Alan Scott, Continuing Education Officer, Applied Sociology Thematic Group The ABC Programme “All in the Mind” on the 3rd December 2017 raised the question, “Why we deny the science.”  It began with the problem that: Some parents refuse to vaccinate their children, even though the link with autism has been thoroughly debunked.  And many still […]

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TASA 2019

TASA Conference 2019: Diversity & Urban Growth November 25-28, 2019 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 […]

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September wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Alan Morris & Catherine Davis (September 6, 2018). Local councils put affordable housing supply in the too hard basket.  The Conversation.  Gary D Bouma (September 5, 2018). Young people want sex education and religion shouldn’t get in the way.  The Conversation.  Kim Beasy & Ruby Grant (August 31, 2018). More than just lip service: done right, awareness-raising days can […]

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The Australian Sociological Association’s Statement on Ministerial Interference in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant Process

It has been revealed in Senate Estimates that 11 ARC Discovery Program applications recommended for funding were vetoed by Minister Simon Birmingham, the then Minister for Education, in late 2017 and early 2018. The Executive of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) joins other associations and peak bodies in condemning this decision. TASA stands with the […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Anthony K J Smith

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Anthony K J Smith is doing a Ph.D. in […]

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

Michelle P (2018). Technologies of control: Asylum seeker and volunteer experiences in Australian immigration detention facilities. Journal of Sociology. Article first published online: September 3, 2018 Lilly Brown (2018). Indigenous young people, disadvantage and the violence of settler colonial education policy and curriculum.  Journal of Sociology. Article first published online: August 27, 2018 Julie MacArthur and Steve Matthewman (2018) ‘Populist Resistance and Alternative Transitions: Indigenous […]

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September wrap-up: Books / Book Chapters by TASA members

Books Butler, R. 2018. Class, Culture and Belonging in Rural Childhoods. Springer: Singapore.             Hilde Bjorkhaug, André Magnan, Geoffrey Lawrence (Eds.) (2018). The Financialization of Agri-Food Systems Contested Transformations. Routledge.               Abidin, Crystal. 2018. Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online. Emerald Publishing.                   (more…)

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Lara McKenzie

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Lara McKenzie is an honorary research fellow at UWA. […]

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Rural Issues Symposium – The future of rural sociology in Australia

Rural Issues Symposium – The future of rural sociology in Australia, 2019 La Trobe, Bendigo Friday 28th June Key Dates Registration closes: Monday June 17th, 2019 The Rural Issues thematic group of TASA is pleased to host this symposium, ‘the future of rural sociology in Australia’ taking place at the La Trobe campus in Bendigo, […]

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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Jennie Haarsager

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series… Jennie Haarsager is a former administrator of HIV and […]

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