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October, 2021

Thursday
28
RMIT’s city campus in Melbourne
8:00 AM
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We are living in times of existential threat, radical uncertainty and worsening precarity. Social fragmentation, hopelessness and a deficit in empathy are purported to mark contemporary life.
Friday
29
RMIT’s city campus in Melbourne
8:00 AM
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We are living in times of existential threat, radical uncertainty and worsening precarity. Social fragmentation, hopelessness and a deficit in empathy are purported to mark contemporary life.

November, 2021

Friday
5
Sociology in the West
Fri, Nov 5, 2021
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This half day symposium will build on an activity planned for July, whereby the range of sociologists working within and outside universities in Western Australia will come together for an informal gathering to get to know each other. WA is isolated from the rest of Australia, with few opportunities for sociologists to meet each other, build a sense of community, and share information and experiences. We will get the ball rolling with an initial event as described, including a ‘sociology speed dating’ activity. This sort of sociology gathering may become a regular opportunity for interchange. This initial event will set the scene for the symposium to share our work more formally.
Thursday
11
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The Better Body? Towards a Sociology of Health is a symposium supported by The Australia Sociological Association as part of TASA November.

The event is coordinated by: Dr Naomi Smith, Dr Clare Southerton and Dr Marianne Clark

We want bring together scholars examining wellness practices. The term ‘wellness’ is a contemporary catch-all used to describe practices and discourses related to exercise, diet, fitspiration, mental health, sexuality and spirituality. Increasingly ideas about, and indicators of, wellness are digitally mediated, and thus exist, in large part, outside of traditional medical settings. Given the increase in wellness advice and practice as a supplement to, or substitute for, mainstream health practice, it is crucial we understand the role and impact of wellness on individuals’ health practices.

Wellness has become a mainstream concept, yet we have limited sociological understanding of how wellness functions as a concept in contemporary Western culture.

The idea of ‘wellness’ is particularly prevalent in Australian society, and controversial Australian wellness figures such as Pete Evans and Belle Gibson have become the focus of intense media scrutiny. However, critical media coverage has had little impact on the popularity of wellness practices. In fact, ‘rational’ approaches that invoke scientific evidence to challenge or negotiate contested wellness claims have little to no effect. In this symposium, we want to bring scholars investigating the growing field of wellness practices and practitioners together, in order to understand the role of wellness practice in negotiations of the Western medical system.

Please a 200-250 word abstract to abetterbodysymposium@gmail.com by the 11th of October, 2021
Tuesday
16
Healthy Societies Symposium
Tue, Nov 16, 2021
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The symposium will be organised around the 4 thematic areas: Politics and
Economies of Health and Wellbeing; Race, Ethnicity and the Biohumanities; Human-Microbial and
Multispecies Relations; and Work, Education and Welfare. These themes resonate across a wide
range of TASA thematic groups. We aim to curate panels and foster discussion within and well
beyond the University of Sydney community. This will be facilitated by the Centre’s active
membership across many NSW, Australian and international institutions. A call for papers will be
circulated widely among academic colleagues, and among critically engaged practitioners and
industry partners. This will thus offer a unique contribution to the vitality of TASA by establishing
a bridge between sociological subdisciplines and TASA groups, as well as broader disciplines and
fields (i.e. medical, science and HASS); disrupting different scales of observation (i.e. the microbial
to the planetary); fundamentally broadening how we think about health; and improving our capacity
to foster health across time, space, peoples and species.

More information will be available soon.
Thursday
18
New lives, new research agendas: Sociology beyond the pandemic
Thu, Nov 18, 2021
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This 1-day event brings together TASA members from across Victoria to discuss the future of sociological research beyond the pandemic. It includes a mix of panel discussions and breakout sessions to maximize opportunities for interaction and collaboration. The event theme ‘New lives, new research agendas: Sociology beyond the pandemic’ has been selected in an attempt to involve sociologists working across diverse areas. COVID has thrown into question taken-for-granted notions of work, education, intimacy and care. The experience of ‘tele-everything’ during the pandemic has made clear the potential for digital technology to transform the way we relate, work, access services and care for others. The pandemic has seen an exacerbation of inequalities and exclusionary practices (by the state and within societies) as well as the potential for change and transformation.

This forum provides an opportunity to discuss how we make sense of the pandemic and what lies ahead, particularly how we might pivot our research to respond to this challenge. In addition, the event provides a space for Victorian TASA members to debrief on the impact of COVID on our work and to partake in reflexivity as sociology- reflecting on our own lives and the lives of those we study.

The three panel discussions will focus on broad areas that have experienced significant shifts during COVID, posing a challenge to sociologists to make sense of the implications. We are inviting panellists from a range of Victoria’s universities and across diverse research areas:

Panel 1: Living and working in COVID times

Panel 2: Technology transforming care and wellbeing

Panel 3: Youth, education, universities

The breakout sessions will allow for informal discussion and workshopping in small groups on the theme of ‘reorienting your research/ rethinking sociology post-pandemic’. Participants will be able to choose from a number of different discussion topics, including:
Monday
22
Online
12:40 PM
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This online event is scheduled at the original time for TASA 2021; November 22nd – 26th. Like the conference, we will have postgraduate day, keynotes, a plenary, a Gary Bouma tribute to sociology, panel and concurrent presentation sessions, a networking session, as well as the presidential address, the annual general meeting, an award ceremony and thematic group annual meetings etc.
Tuesday
23
Online
12:40 PM
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This online event is scheduled at the original time for TASA 2021; November 22nd – 26th. Like the conference, we will have postgraduate day, keynotes, a plenary, a Gary Bouma tribute to sociology, panel and concurrent presentation sessions, a networking session, as well as the presidential address, the annual general meeting, an award ceremony and thematic group annual meetings etc.
Wednesday
24
Online
12:40 PM
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This online event is scheduled at the original time for TASA 2021; November 22nd – 26th. Like the conference, we will have postgraduate day, keynotes, a plenary, a Gary Bouma tribute to sociology, panel and concurrent presentation sessions, a networking session, as well as the presidential address, the annual general meeting, an award ceremony and thematic group annual meetings etc.
Thursday
25
Online
12:40 PM
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This online event is scheduled at the original time for TASA 2021; November 22nd – 26th. Like the conference, we will have postgraduate day, keynotes, a plenary, a Gary Bouma tribute to sociology, panel and concurrent presentation sessions, a networking session, as well as the presidential address, the annual general meeting, an award ceremony and thematic group annual meetings etc.
Friday
26
Online
12:40 PM
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This online event is scheduled at the original time for TASA 2021; November 22nd – 26th. Like the conference, we will have postgraduate day, keynotes, a plenary, a Gary Bouma tribute to sociology, panel and concurrent presentation sessions, a networking session, as well as the presidential address, the annual general meeting, an award ceremony and thematic group annual meetings etc.