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Date: 1/15/2020
Subject: Members' Newsletter January 16
From: TASA



Dear ~~first_name~~ 
 
We encourage you to support your colleagues by sharing details of your latest publications with them via this newsletter. No publication is too big or too small. Any mention of sociology is of value to our association, and to the discipline, so please do send through details of your latest publication (fully referenced & with a link, where possible) for the next newsletter, to TASA Admin. Usually, the newsletter is disseminated every Thursday morning.
 
Members' Publications

Books

Complexities of Researching with Young People

Paulina Billett, Matt Hart, Dona Martin (Eds.) Complexities of Researching with Young People. Routledge, New York (2019)

 
Currently, most books on youth research available on the market focus on ‘how to’ conduct youth research or the research process itself. This edited collection proposes to take this process a step further and discuss the complexities of youth research from a practical and theoretical context.

In total, five themes are examined – conceptualising young people, ethics and consent, the digital, voice, participation and unexpected tensions. In this book, authors from six countries explore the complexities of researching with young people across disciplines and national contexts. 
 
Note, a 20% discount is available; see the book flyer. 

Read on... 

Media Perceptions

Enqi Weng (2020) Media Perceptions of Religious Changes in Australia
Of Dominance and Diversity
, 1st Edition

 
This volume explores the contradiction between the news coverage given to issues of religion, particularly since 2001 in relation to issues such as terrorism, politics, security and gender, and the fact of its apparent decline according to Census data. Based on media research in Australia, and offering comparisons with the UK, the author demonstrates that media discussions overlook the diversity that exists within religions, particularly the country’s main religion, Christianity, and presents religion according to specific interpretations shaped by race, class and gender, which in turn result in very limited understandings of religion itself.
Read on...

Regional Cultures

Ariella Van Luyn and Eduardo de la Fuente (eds.) (2020) Regional Cultures, Economies and Creativity: Innovating through Place in Australia and Beyond, London and New York: Routledge. 

 
Drawing on Australian and comparative case studies, this volume reconceptualises non-metropolitan creative economies through the ‘qualities of place’.

This book examines the agricultural and gastronomic cultures surrounding ‘native’ foods, coastal sculpture festivals, universities and regional communities, wine in regional Australia and Canada, the creative systems of the Hunter Valley, musicians in ‘outback’ settings, Fab Labs as alternatives to clusters, cinema and the cultivation of ‘authentic’ landscapes, and tensions between the ‘representational’ and ‘non-representational’ in the cultural economies of the Blue Mountains. Read on...

Book Chapters

Paulina Billett, 'Complexities of Researching with Young People: Conceptualising Key Issues', in Paulina Billett, Matt Hart & Dona Martin (Eds.) Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, New York (2019).
 
McGregor J, Farrugia D, 'Doing Research in Organisations: Implications of the Different Definitions of Youth', Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, New York (2019).
 
Julia Cook and Dan Woodman, 'Digital Modes of Data Collection in Mixed-Methods Longitudinal Youth Research', in Paulina Billett, Matt Hart & Dona Martin (Eds.) Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, New York (2019). 
 
Philippa Collin, Teresa Swist, Carmel Taddeo, Barbara Spears, 'Working with Complexity: Between Control and Care in Digital Research Ethics', in Paulina Billett, Matt Hart & Dona Martin (Eds.) Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, New York (2019). 
 
Fiona Macdonald, 'The Undue Burden of Methodological Warrant on the Voice of Disengaged Young People', in Paulina Billett, Matt Hart & Dona Martin (Eds.) Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, New York (2019). 
 
Signe Ravn, 'Participation, Positionality and Power: Critical Moments in Research with Service-Engaged Youth', in Paulina Billett, Matt Hart & Dona Martin (Eds.) Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge, New York (2019). 
 
Note, a 20% discount is available for the 'Complexities of Researching with Young People', see the book flyer.
 
de la Fuente, Eduardo (2019) ‘Landscape as Tension: The Blue Mountains and Cultural Economies of Place’ in Ariella Van Luyn and Eduardo de la Fuente (eds.) (2019) Regional Cultures, Economies and Creativity: Innovating through Place in Australia and Beyond, London and New York: Routledge: 82-101.

de la Fuente, Eduardo and Ariella Van Luyn (2019) ‘Introduction: Problematizing the Regional Through Economic Identities, Landscapes, Practices and Imaginaries’ in Ariella Van Luyn and Eduardo de la Fuente (eds.) (2019) Regional Cultures, Economies and Creativity: Innovating through Place in Australia and Beyond, London and New York: Routledge: 1-18.
 
Lawrence Pratchett, Michael James Walsh, Richard Hu and Sajeda Tuli (2019) 'Locating knowledge in Australian cities: The Knowledge City Index' in Ariella Van Luyn and Eduardo de la Fuente (eds.) (2019) Regional Cultures, Economies and Creativity: Innovating through Place in Australia and Beyond, London and New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles

 
Bromfield, N., & Page, A. (2019). ‘How is Australianness represented by prime ministers?: Prime ministerial and party rhetoric of race, class, and gender on Australia Day and Anzac Day, 1990-2017. Australian Journal of Political Science. DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2019.1706720
 
de la Fuente, Eduardo (2019) ‘Place Management for Non-Representationalists: Using Landscape Theory to Rethink Creativity, Economy and Place’ Axon: Creative Explorations, 9(2): https://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-vol-9-no-2-december-2019/place-management-nonrepresentationalis
 
Berman, N. (2020). A critical examination of informal learning spaces. Higher Education Research and Development, 39(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1670147

Informed News & Analysis

Timothy Graham & Tobias R. Keller (January 10, 2020) Bushfires, bots and arson claims: Australia flung in the global disinformation spotlight. The Conversation. 
 
Elizabeth Humphrys, Freya Newman, and Natasha Heenan (December 19, 2019) Air-conditioning isn't a fortress: Even office workers are being smoked out . ABC Opinion. 

Blogs

Ann Game (January 11, 2020) Living in-relation with horses: interbeing. Living in Relation. 
TASA 2020 
Awards 2020

Service Awards - call for nominations

Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award

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. The written nomination must be signed by five TASA members. Nominations must show how the nominee meets the selection criteria and must be accompanied by a focused curriculum vitae of the nominee and the names of three referees. Nominations close May 31st. For the full details, please see the prize page on TASAweb here.
 

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. The written nomination must be signed by two TASA members. Nominations must show how the nominee meets the selection criteria and must be accompanied by a focussed curriculum vitae of the nominee and the names of two referees. Nominations close May 31st. For the full details, please see the prize page on TASAweb here.
 

Book Awards - call for nominations

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.
 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

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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: TOMORROW 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...
Employment

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Other Events, News & Opportunities

Coaching Program

New: “Closing the Gap” is a 6 week group coaching program designed to help early and mid-career academics ‘close the gap’ and build their strategic research capacities through purposeful action in a vibrant, supportive group setting.
Sundays, from 23 Feb to 29 March, 2:00-3:30pm AEST, AUD600 incl. GST, via Zoom. Read on...

Politics in the Pub

New: “Politics in the Pub” is held from 6.30-9.30pm on the last Tuesday of every month at The Local Hotel in Fremantle, WA. Each month the Fremantle Network deal with a different topic and have 3-5 guest speakers from W.A. universities, industry and government. For example, this month the topic is employment security and income, featuring speakers from Unions WA and the Chamber of Commerce. Next month the topic will be renting and tenancy. For further details, please contact fellow member Christian Mauri.

Monash Seminar Series

New: MMIC Seminar Series: A/Prof Pierluigi Musarò (University of Bologna) - 'Aware Migrants: the role of information campaigns in the management of migration'
Tuesday 12 February 2020, 1-2pm, Elizabeth Burchill Room, E561, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus
For the full details, and the RSVP,
read on...

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: TOMORROW January 17. 

Conferences

Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress
International Congress: Basic income, the ecological crisis and a new age of automation
September 28th – 30th, 2020, Brisbane, Australia (UQ / QUT)

Submission deadline:
January 31. Read on...
 
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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