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Date: 12/26/2019
Subject: Copy of Members' Newsletter December 27
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~ 
Thank you for your support of sociology and TASA, we've had a super year. We wish you all the best for the remainder of 2019 and look forward to the continued growth of our association and the discipline during 2020.  In the meantime, if you have missed any newsletters, you can access back issues from October 24, 2019 here.  Newsletters prior to October 24 are available here.
Finally, there's no time like the present to start thinking about your submission for TASA 2020 at the Australian National University! The convener for the event is Paul Jones and the theme is Broken World:
Beyond the familiar discourse of crisis, the theme of Broken World seeks to raise new questions about the problems of repair, maintenance and continuity of ecologies, sociality, animals, media, institutions, health, economies, polities, movements and sexualities. Attending to conditions of fragility, breakdown, disaster, disorder, and collapse, we invite contributions that bear on approaches to mending, curing, treating, fixing, survival, eeking-out, hanging-on, crafting, healing, stitching and hacking. We encourage consideration of how sociology can voice or sustain experimental and practical understandings of planetary, social, technical, constitutional and economic limits, by attending to breakdown, maintenance and repair. Read on...
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

Journal Articles

Ashlin Lee & Peta Cook (2019) The myth of the “data‐driven” society: Exploring the interactions of data interfaces, circulations, . Sociology Compass.

Informed News & Analysis

Michael Walsh, Naomi F Dale & Raechel Johns (December 27, 2019) #travelgram: live tourist snaps have turned solo adventures into social occasions. The Conversation. 


Kerryn Drysdale (December 17, 2019) 303 Sydney’s Drag King Scene and Chemsex Between Men. Trope Watchers.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

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

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...

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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. 


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...
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... 
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