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Date: 10/30/2019
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter October 31
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~
There are only 25 days left until TASA 2019. If you plan on going and have yet to register, you can do so via TASAweb here.  
In Fond Memory of Vivienne Waller
It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of long term TASA member, Vivienne Waller. Vivienne joined the Swinburne University community in 2007, a year before TASA's Office was moved there from The University of Queensland. She will be missed by many. The following has been taken from a Vale written by Swinburne's Vice-Chancellor and President, Linda Kristjanson:
Vivienne is fondly remembered by her colleagues as a strong and principled woman who always maintained the courage of her convictions. 

Joining Swinburne in 2007, Vivienne had a number of roles during her time here, most recently as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences, and a member of the Centre for Urban Transitions (CUT).

She was conducting ground-breaking and socially important research, serving as an inspiration to many, especially her environmental sustainability students.
Vivienne Waller
She always spoke the truth as she saw it and was a talented researcher and teacher, bringing her unique outlook on the world to the discipline of sociology.
Not only was she a scholar of environmentalism, she lived these values in all aspects of her life. She was a committed environmentalist, encouraging others to follow her lead and do their part.

Vivienne also devoted her time to representing her colleagues on Academic Senate where she was a persistent, strong and well-informed advocate.
Annual General Meeting
As per the email we hope you received on Monday, several proposed constitutional changes will be tabled at our 2019, November Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please do submit any agenda items and motions to Ash Watson (TASA Secretary), by Monday November 11, so that they can be included in the agenda. The full AGM Terms of Reference can be accessed here. Note, final AGM details will be disseminated closer to the event. In the meantime, a copy of the Annual Report for the 2019/2020 financial year can be accessed here. 
Meet TASA President Dan Woodman
Dan Woodman is the current TASA President and was the founding convener of the Sociology of Youth Thematic Group. He is also Vice President for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Youth (RC34) within the International Sociological Association (ISA). He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Youth Studies and on the Boards of the Journal of Sociology, Journal of Applied Youth Studies and Youth and Globalization . Dan is the Founding Chair of Social Sciences Week, Australia and helped lead TASA's successful bid for the upcoming 20th World Congress of Sociology, Melbourne 2022. If you haven't met Dan yet, you can meet him at TASA 2019 in November, Sydney.  If you can't wait until then, you can always meet with Dan and TASA's EO, Sally Daly, at one of their fortnightly catch-ups to work on TASA business in a cafe in Thornbury, Melbourne! We encourage you to feel free to approach Dan for a chat as well as attend his Presidential Address at 8am on Thursday November 28th at Western Sydney University, South Campus, in the Auditorium, Building EA, Room G.19. You can also follow Dan on Twitter: @DrDanWoodman
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The TASA 2019 Conference Program was last updated on October 28th. You can access the most recent version on TASAweb here. 
Members' Publications


Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds & Trudy Judge (Eds.), (2019) Understanding The Australian Health Care System, 4th Edition. Elsevier. 

Understanding the Australian Health Care System
Understanding the Australian Health Care System 4e is the essential guide to the complexities of health care in Australia. Key theoretical concepts and current issues along with the structures and policies influencing health care professionals are explored by leading experts led by authors, Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds and Trudy Rudge.

The text is divided into two sections. The first is about the multiple systems, services and schemes that make up health care in Australia. The second explores the roles of fifteen health professions working within the current system, with a focus on key themes of interprofessional practice, chronic illness, and quality and safety. Read on...
With a new chapter on digital health and the Divide to assist the reader with understanding the impact technology has on the overall health system and individual participants.

Journal Articles

Walsh, M. J. and de la Fuente, E. (early view) Sonic Havens: Towards a Goffmanesque Account of Homely Listening, Housing, Theory and Society
Persson, A., Newman, C.E., valentine, k., Hamilton, M., Bryant, J. & Wallace, J. (2019) The embodied relationality of blood-borne viruses: How families matter in the context of a stigmatised viral infection. Published online in Social Science & Medicine on 22 October 2019.

Lazuardi, E., Newman, C.E., Anintya, I., Rowe, E., Wirawan, D.N., Wisaksana, R., Subronto, Y.W., Kaldor, J., Kusmayanti, N.A., Iskandar, S., Bell, S. (2019) Increasing HIV treatment access, uptake and use among men who have sex with men in urban Indonesia: evidence from a qualitative study in three cities. Published online in Health Policy and Planning on 18 October 2019.

Informed News & Analysis

Julia Cook and Dan Woodman (October 31, 2019) Is she just more organised? Understanding the gendered labour of synchronisation and scheduling. The Power to Persuade. 
Dan Woodman and Julia Cook (October 30, 2019) As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync. The Conversation. 
Bill Calcutt (October 18, 2019) The emperor’s new clothes. Online Opinion.

Discussion Papers

Bill Calcutt (June 2019) All-hazards risk management and emergency management priorities in Australia. This discussion paper was included as Appendix E in a thesis titled Valuing Volunteers: Better understanding the primary motives for volunteering in Australian emergency services, submitted in June 2019 to the University Wollongong as part of the requirement for the conferral of the degree of Master of Philosophy.

Blog Posts

Kirsten Harley (October 24, 2019) Half her life. 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

2021 Special Issue - call for papers
Imagining rural futures in times of uncertainty and possibility: Progressing a transformative research agenda for rural sociology. This Special Edition offers a critical opportunity to imagine the futures of rural societies and rural sociology at a time when, across the world, there has been an awakening of diverse publics to the reality that current and historical social and economic structures are leading to the demise of planetary health and human survival.

Health Sociology Review

2020 Special Issue - call for papers
Sex, Health & Technology Special Issue
The Role of Bio-medical, Bio-mechanical, and Bio-digital Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Intimacy. Full papers due: January 17th 2020Read on... 
Members' Promotions / On the Move
Edgar Burns, previously senior lecturer in sociology at La Trobe University, has taken up the inaugural Chair in Integrated Catchment Management at the University of Waikato. This environmental sociology position is sociology-specific unlike similar positions held by water scientists and ecologists. Involvement with communities and interest groups like farmers, orchardists, Maori, city and regional councils, sports bodies, over remediating practices and sustaining water quality and availability is increasingly recognised as a social not simply biological matter. New national legislation on water quality is pending and research activity to support new policies and government requirements is needed. For example, Edgar's forthcoming book "Theorising Professions" segues amongst other things to studying the new profession being proposed - Environmental Farm Planners - to monitor all farms' compliance with a water plan. Given issues around Queensland's sugar farmers' unwillingness to comply about water run-off, understanding social and socio-economic discourses in negotiating the politics of water compliance for sustainable land and society in New Zealand is crucial.
Thematic Groups

Thematic Group Convener Term Change

Recently, TASA Executive voted to change the Thematic Group Convener terms to 2 years, with the option to renew for an additional term if no other group members nominate themselves to take over. This change in convener term length is due to a number of groups having conveners who could not continue in the third year of their term and groups being left without conveners. The current Thematic Group Conveners (you may be one of them!) are in the process of contacting all group members about the 2020 - 2021 convener term. Do get in touch with your current convener/s, if you are interested in taking on the role. 

Meet Sociology & Animals Thematic Group Co-Convener Vince Marotta

The Sociology and Animals Thematic Group aims to contribute to the idea of nonhuman animals as critical members, and stakeholders in societies, who co-produce ‘the social’ along with humans and other nonhumans. With the rise of human-animal scholarship, sociologists are increasingly recognising the importance of including non-human animals in our academic endeavours, and the urgency of studying animals as actors, as well as subjects of marginalisation in societies.
Vince Marotta
Vince Marotta is an Associate Professor in sociology at Deakin University (Australia) and Co-managing Editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge). He has recently edited a book (with Martina Boese) entitled Critical Reflections on Migration, 'Race' and Multiculturalism: Australia in a Global Context’' (Routledge) and his article ‘The migration experience: an analytical discussion’ will soon be published in the European Journal of Social Theory.
Vince was part of the very successful TASA 2018 LOC. If you haven't met Vince yet, you will be able to in November at TASA 2019. In the meantime, you can follow Vince on Twitter: @vince_marotta 

TASA 2019 Health Day 

Data, Technology and Sociology in the Age of Digital Health
Friday 29th November 2019, Western Sydney University (Paramatta)
For the full details and to register, click here.

TASA 2019 Families & Relationships Event

Creativity and methodological innovation in the sociology of familial and intimate relationships
Friday 29th November 2019, Western Sydney University (Paramatta)
For the full details and to register, click here.

Jobs Board

The Jobs Board enables you to view current employment opportunities. As a member, you can post opportunities to the Jobs Board directly from within your membership profile screen. 
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PhD Scholarships

Scholarships Board

The Scholarships Board enables you to view available scholarships that our members have posted. Like the Jobs Board, as a member, you can post scholarship opportunities directly from within your membership profile screen (see instructions above). 
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities


New: Bringing the Hope Back In: Sociological Imagination and Dreaming Transformation
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
August 7-9, 2020, San Francisco, CA.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2020. Read on...
Rural sustainability in the urban century XV World Congress of Rural Sociology
8-12 July 2020, Cairns, Australia
Submission deadline extended to TOMORROW November 1. Read on...
Registrations are now open for this event.
As part of the IRSA 2020 XV World Congress of Rural Sociology in Cairns, Australia, RC40 (The Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food of the International Sociological Association) and the Australasian Agri-Food Research Network invite abstracts for a mini-conference on the exciting theme of transdisciplinary visual methodologies. They are also hosting a separate (post)-graduate student workshop for students exploring and using visual methods. 7 - 8 July, 2020. Submission deadline. TOMORROW November 1. Read on...
2019 AASR Conference: Religion and Violence
4-6 December 2019, City campus, University of Newcastle
The 2019 AASR Conference will be held from 5-6 December and include a free masterclass and workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers on 4 December. Last day to register 27 November. Read on...
Advancing Equality at Work and Home: Strengthening Science and Collaboration
Work and Family Researchers Network Conference June 24-27, 2020, New York Midtown Manhattan Hilton
Submission deadline: November 11. Read on...
Transforming Contexts, Transforming Selves: Gender in New Times
Gender Work and Organization conference 24-26 June 2020
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
Submission deadline: TOMORROW November 1. Read on... 


New: Violet Marshman Oration: Professor Patrick McGorry AO  
20 November, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

McKay Lecture Theatre, Sharon Street, La Trobe University, Bendigo

This event is free but registration is necessaryRead on...


HEALTH X OBJECTS X EXPERIENCE: Provocative ideas for interdisciplinary thinking
Monday 4 November, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, The Green Brain, RMIT University City Campus
This is a free event but registration is required. Read on...


New: International Seminar on Environment and Society
Current Challenges and Trajectories for Change
2nd & 3rd March, 2020, Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
Submission deadline: December 8. Read on...
'MMIC Seminar Series: A/Prof Marie Segrave Temporary migration & family violence: the violence of border
Tuesday 12 November, 12-1pm, N302, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus. Event flyer and registration.
Deakin University’s next ‘First Fridays’ Gender and Sexuality Studies seminar will be held TOMORROW 1 November at Deakin Downtown (at 727 Collins St, near Southern Cross Station). Fran Martin on ‘‘Educational mobilities queer potentials'. Read on...
18 November: Seminar presentation by Professor Roger Burrows (Newcastle University, UK): 'Lost England? A Post-Brexit Sociological Travelogue, 2-3 pm, room 221 Goodsell. Please RSVP here. 

Reading Group

19 November: VLab reading group on thinking with care and more-than-human theory. Room 221 Goodsell, UNSW. Please let Deborah know if you would like to come, so she can send you the readings ahead of time


New: Beyond the quick fix. Regional Migration, Multi+ Interculturalism Symposium
12 November, 10:30 am – 4:45 pm La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo, VIC. 
This symposium will discuss research and practice insights for socially sustainable regional migration and multiculturalism.
The event is free but registration is required. Read on...
Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 50th Symposium
Humanising the Future
13-15 November, Brisbane. Read on...
Capabilities and Capitals: Implications for Students’ Persistence and Success at University
November 21 - 22, University of Wollongong
Fellow member Dina Bowman is one of the speakers.
Registration is free but essential. Read on...


Disability Sociologies, Sociologies of Disability: Pushing Boundaries in a Precarious World
25 November, 1 – 4pm, Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus
Registration is NOT required. However, if you would like further information on the event, please email Karen.  Read on...
Note: you can attend remotely via the open event Webinar link:
18 November: Creative Methods workshop 11 am-12 pm, room 221 Goodsell. We will be experimenting with creative methods for social research. For planning purposes, please let Deborah know if you'd like to come.
‘AKE: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop Series’ is coming to Canberra on Thursday 21 November, 12-4pm at the Australian National University. In this workshop, brought to you by Dr Ashleigh Watson, Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro, and Samantha Trayhurn, they will explore ways of practically extending critical and feminist social research with art. The workshop will involve talks on participatory visual methods followed by a practical workshop, where participants will produce a zine to be published with Frances St Press. This workshop is suitable for Honours, Masters and PhD students, and established social researchers. Read on...
participatory visual methods
3.5 day Participatory Visual Methods (PVM) training or 1 day only Intro to PVM. Brisbane, 9-12 December 2019. Spaces strictly limited to 20 people. Read on...
TASA Documents and Policies
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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. 

Gift Memberships

Gift memberships are available with TASA.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please email the following details through to the TASA Office:

1. Name of gift recipient;
2. email address of gift recipient;
3. the membership category you are gifting (see the available Membership Categories & Fees); and
4. who the Tax Invoice should be made out to.

Upon receiving the above details, TASA will email the recipient with full details on how they can take up the gift membership. You will receive the Tax Invoice, via email, after the recipient completes the online membership form.

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