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Date: 12/18/2019
Subject: Members' Newsletter December 19
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~
From all of us on TASA's Executive, we thank you for supporting the association and the spread of sociology by sharing your publications, events and achievements with us to include in this newsletter. If you have missed an issue since we moved to our new platform, you can catch up on them here.
We welcome and encourage you to continue to submit content by emailing details to TASA Admin. The final newsletter for 2019 will be disseminated on Friday December 27th.  

ARC Discovery Grants

Helen Forbes-Mewett et al.

This project aims to investigate the prevalence, experience and variations of ethnic and religious mixed marriage in Australia, which will guide policies that facilitate social integration and cohesion. The implications of a lack of integration have been demonstrated by recent events in Europe and US, which reflect strong anti-immigration tendencies. This project expects to generate new sociological knowledge of ethnic/religious mixed-marriage, new understanding in social integration and enhanced research capacity in the area of migration and integration. This research should provide significant benefits, such as enhanced cultural understanding and appropriate policies that foster social integration of cultural groups.
Book Awards - 2020 

Stephen Crook Memorial Prize

This book Prize was established to honour the memory of Professor Stephen Crook in recognition of his significant contribution to Australian sociology. The 2020 Prize covers books published in 2018 or 2019, as indicated by the publication date in front matter (please double check this as sometimes this date is different to the date your book was released/published). The full details are the prize are available on TASAweb. The nomination form can be accessed here. Nominations will close on March 1, 2020.

Raewyn Connell Prize

This book Prize was established to honour the work of Professor Raewyn Connell in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Australian Sociology.  The 2020 Prize will cover books published in 2018 or 2019, as indicated by the publication date in front matter (please double check this as sometimes this date is different to the date your book was released/published). The full details are the prize are available on TASAweb. The nomination form can be accessed here.. Nominations will close on March 1, 2020.
Members' Publications

Conference Outputs

Thank you to the Postgraduate Sub-Committee, Ben Loymeyer,  Marina Khan, Simon Copland, Claire Moran, Anthony Smith & Emma Barnard, for taking advantage of the conference location and organising the University of Western Sydney Blab Coats team to produce two videos for TASA; one with Dan Woodman talking about what TASA actually is and one with Sara James talking about our thematic groups. 
Dan Woodman talking about TASA
You can view Dan talking about what TASA actually is via our YouTube chanel:
Sara James_video
You can view Sara, TASA's Thematic Groups Portfolio Leader, talking about our thematic groups and how they benefit members via TASA's YouTube channel:


Edgar Burns (2019) Theorising Professions: A Sociological Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Theorising Professions
This book synthesises several decades of research to extend beyond the limitations of a traditional functionalist model, offering a twenty-first century theory of professions and professionalism for a new generation engaging in theorising and research.

It asserts nine innovative arguments, drawing on major theorists such as Johnson, Freidson, Larson, Weber, Foucault and Bourdieu to achieve a global framing of professions. Concepts of bundling and unbundling are used to explain changes happening to professions as they cease to be exclusive containers that fully control particular forms of knowledge. Examining how professions are changing today reveals the ways in which expectations around expertise and goodness have altered for all stakeholders: consumers, regulators, corporations and professions themselves. Unbundled professions morph into new forms of professional work, under new conditions, technologies and social arrangements.

Third, A., Collin, P., Walsh, L., Black, R.  (2019) Young People in Digital Society: Control Shift. Palgrave Macmillan

Young People in Digital Society
This book adopts a critical youth studies approach and theorizes the digital as a key feature of the everyday to analyse how ideas about youth and cyber-safety, digital inclusion and citizenship are mobilized. Despite a growing interest in the benefits and opportunities for young people online, both ‘young people’ and ‘the digital’ continue to be constructed primarily as sites of social and cultural anxiety requiring containment and control. Juxtaposing public policy, popular educational and parental framings of young people’s digital practices with the insights from fieldwork conducted with young Australians aged 12–25, the book highlights the generative possibilities of attending to intergenerational tensions. In doing so, the authors show how a shift beyond the paradigm of control opens up towards a deeper understanding of the capacities that are generated in and through digital life for young and old alike. Young People in Digital Society will be of interest to scholars and students in youth studies, cultural studies, sociology, education, and media and communications.

Book Reviews

Cannizzo, F. (2019). Book Review: George Morgan and Pariece Nelligan, The Creativity Hoax: Precarious Work and the Gig Economy. Journal of Sociology.

Journal Articles

Ravn, S., & Churchill, B. (2019). Making pathways? A mixed methods analysis of young women who have left school early in ‘the new work order.’ Journal of Sociology, 55(4), 637–653.
Chesters, J., & Wyn, J. (2019). Chasing rainbows: How many educational qualifications do young people need to acquire meaningful, ongoing work? Journal of Sociology, 55(4), 670–688.
Drysdale, K., Newman, C.E., Persson, A., Gray, R.M. (2019) Mapping experiences of serodiscordance: using visual methodologies to construct relationality in families living with or affected by stigmatised infectious disease. Published online in Qualitative Health Research on 13 December 2019.

Newman, C.E., Persson, A., Prankumar, S.K. Lea, T., Aggleton, P. (2019) Experiences of Family Belonging among Two Generations of Sexually Diverse Australians. Published online in Family Relations on 19 November 2019.

Informed News & Analysis

Matthew Wade (December 17, 2019) Crowdfunding: when the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up. The Conversation. 


Erik Aslaksen (December 16, 2019) What drives the evolution of society. Nexus.
Ann Game (December 13, 2019) Belonging in Anghiari – Elisa Sassolini. Living in Relation. 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Special Issue: Gendered and generational inequalities in the gig economy era

Churchill, B., Ravn, S., & Craig, L. (2019). Gendered and generational inequalities in the gig economy era. Journal of Sociology, 55(4), 627–636.
For full Special Issue details, please see the Table of Contents.
You can sign up for New Content alerts for Journal of Sociology and receive an alert for the latest full issue as well as when new articles are published online? See here. 

Health Sociology Review

Volume 28, Issue 3, November 2019 is now available online:
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... 
2021 Special Issue - call for papers  
Towards a Global Sociology of Trans and Gender Diverse Health.
After years of advocacy for improved recognition and action, the health and well-being of trans and gender diverse people is receiving overdue attention. In some parts of the world, gender-affirming care is made available in forms which explicitly support a diverse range of gender identities, service preferences and affirmation goals. However, good quality models of care are unevenly available and face a range of threats, creating heightened uncertainty for those who need to access them.
The aim of this special issue is to enhance knowledge on what supports and complicates the provision of health care and support for trans and gender diverse people across different parts of the world.

Full papers due: June 15th 2020Read on...

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. 
Current Employment Opportunities
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.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities

Vitalities Lab Workshop

Using Visual Art Workshops in Research: Loved Objects and Other Tasks
15 January, 1-3 pm, 221 Goodsell, UNSW
For planning purposes, if you are interested and able to come, please let Deborah Lupton know you are attending.

Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series

The University of Western Australia are currently planning for next year’s Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series, held each Friday at 2:30pm - 3:30pm during semester. It is an opportunity for researchers to share their research with fellow anthropologists and sociologists, academics, postgraduate students and interested others.  If you have a paper you would like to present, please fill this form, indicating available time slots, and email to Martin Forsey. Also, if you know or hear of someone who will be visiting Perth and who would be able to present a paper, please share this information with them. Submission deadline: January 17. 


New: Na’ama Carlin (UNSW) et al. have designed a short survey about the use of the word ‘mate’ in Australian vernacular and the concept of mateship. This survey should only take a few minutes to complete, and will shape and inform their research project. Please consider taking the survey and sharing it with your networks and on social media. To take the survey, please visit their website. 
Have you conducted fieldwork? Were there potential or actual emotional or physical safety issues for you as a researcher or your participants? If so, Rowena Forsyth would like  hear about your experiences via an anonymous online survey. Your contribution will help to upskill emerging research across academic disciplines and provide an evidence base for research ethics teaching.


Logic and Methodology in Sociology
International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33)
September 8th – 11th, 2020, Nicosia, Cyprus
Submission deadline: January 20. Read on...
[curated conference stream] Pang, Natalie, Crystal Abidin, and Amelia Johns. 2020. “Weaponizing Digital Media.” CeDEM Asia 2020, Kuala Lumpur. 15-16 May 2020.
Submission deadline: December 20. Read on...
2020 Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conferences
July 27-29, 2020 Sydney NSW Australia
Submission deadline: December 23. Read on...
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... 
TASA Documents and Policies
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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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