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Date: 4/2/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter April 3rd
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
In case you haven't caught up, unfortunately, our 2020 TASA Conference scheduled for November at the ANU has been postponed. An announcement about a new date will be made as soon as possible. For some details about TASA's response to COVID-19, please refer to a recent member letter about how: TASA is going virtual.

Member publications

Deborah Lupton (2020) Conducting Qualitative Fieldwork during COVID 19, April 1. 
Helen Forbes-Mewett (2020) International student mental health: raising awareness and developing effective responses. Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, March 31. 
Eileen Clark (2020)  Shopping in the shadow of Corona . Nexus, March 31.
Clare Southerton (2020) Can lip-syncing save lives? Vitalities Lab, March 30.
David Rowe & Ramon Spaaij (2020) What's in store for sports-mad Aussies? The Canberra Times, March 27. 
Leah Ruppanner, Brendan Churchill & William Scarborough (2020)  Why coronavirus may forever change the way we care within families. The Conversation. March 26. 

TASA's all-member forum

Roger Wilkinson, TASA's Digital Publications Editor, has started a forum for all members called, 'Doing Sociology in unsettled times'. The forum is open to all forms of communication including single line comments to longer pieces, images, videos, links & resource suggestions etc. Note, posts will be moderated. 
Taylor and Francis are working to provide the research community with free access to COVID-19 research and to give support for remote and distance learning, including free access to ebooks. Details here.

TASA's inaugural lunch-time online seminar

To help keep TASA members connected to each other and the association, we are trialling a lunch-time webinar series. Details on the first session are provided below. The TASA lunch-time webinar series is free to members, and there is no need to RSVP. The webinar will also be recorded and uploaded to TASA’s YouTube channel. It may also be a useful learning source.
Ageism and COVID-19
Presenter: Peta Cook (Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania)
Thursday April 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm (includes discussion/question time)
Via Zoom:
If you would like assistance with Zoom, please contact Sally or Roger ahead of the seminar
Members' Publications


Flore, Jacinthe (2020) A Genealogy of Appetite in the Sexual Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan

A genealogy of Appetite
This book offers a genealogy of the medicalisation of sexual appetite in Europe and the United States from the nineteenth to twenty-first century. Histories of sexuality have predominantly focused on the emergence of sexual identities and categories of desire. They have marginalised questions of excess and lack, the appearance of a libido that dwindles or intensifies, which became a pathological object in Europe by the nineteenth century. Through a genealogical approach that draws on the writings of Michel Foucault, A Genealogy of Appetite in the Sexual Sciences examines key ‘moments’ in the pathologisation of sexuality and demonstrates how medical techniques assumed critical roles in shaping modern understandings of the problem of appetite. It examines how techniques of the patient case history, elixirs and devices, measurement, diagnostic manuals and pharmaceuticals were central to the medicalisation of sexual appetite. Jacinthe Flore argues that these techniques are significant for understanding how a concern with ‘how much?’ has transformed medical knowledge of sexuality since the nineteenth century. Read on...  

Journal Articles

Sutton, Z. (2020), "Researching towards a critically posthumanist future: on the political “doing” of critical research for companion animal liberation", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Amanda Kenny, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Mark Gussy, Susan Kidd, Dianne Cox, Mohd Masood, David Azul, Carina Chan, Bradley Christian, Jacqui Theobold, Brad Hodge, Ron Knevel, Carol McKinstry, Danielle Couch, Nerida Hyett, Prabhakar Veginadu & Nastaran Doroud (2020) Oral health interventions for people living with mental disorders: protocol for a realist systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 
Pruitt, Lesley J. 2020. “Rethinking Youth Bulge Theory in Policy and Scholarship: Incorporating Critical Gender Analysis.” International Affairs. Published online first 20 March 2020.
Flore, J., Kokanović, R., Duff, C., Callard, F. The antidepressant in women’s lifeworlds: feminist materialist encounters. BioSocieties (2020).


Ann Game (2020) Living in-relation with horses: support. Living in Relation, March 29. 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Call for a new editorial team 2021 - 2024

The TASA Executive seeks to appoint a new editorial team for the Journal of Sociology for the four-year term 2021–2024. The term of the current editors expires at the end of 2020, although copy for the first issue of 2021 will be organised.The journal receives financial and administrative assistance from TASA and from the publisher, Sage. Manuscript submission is done on-line through ScholarOne.
All members of the editorial team (Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors) must be TASA members and ideally will be located within a department of sociology or a School/unit that offers a major sequence of sociology, including doctoral studies. The Executive are willing to consider applications from an editorial team at a single university or a consortia of staff at two or more universities. Such consortia will be required to demonstrate that they have the capability to work effectively across locations. TASA will provide the Managing Editor with a complimentary TASA membership. 
Expression of interest deadline: June 1. For the full details, read on...

Special Issue 2022: Call for Guest Editors

Kate Huppatz and Steve Matthewman invite expressions of interest to guest edit the 2022 Special Edition of JoS. Special Editions may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the Journal’s readership. Papers featured in special editions are subject to the normal process of peer review. Selection of papers and coordination of the peer review process will be the responsibility of the Guest Editors. Papers may be selected via invitation or a general ‘call for papers’ (organised by the guest editors). Final copy for this special edition is due on the third of September, 2021 and publication will be in March 2022.
Expressions of interest deadline: June 22. Read on...

Health Sociology Review

Health Sociology Review Special Section Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The current pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. In view of this, Health Sociology Review (HSR) has asked Professor Deborah Lupton to guest edit a special section of a forthcoming issue of the journal on Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
Abstract submission deadline: April 9. Read 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

NextGenMEM Conversations About… Ethics in Refugee and Migration Research

New: This is an online event, Monday April 20, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ACST
The ‘Conversations About...’ series builds on the success and work of last year’s NextGenMEM Symposium for postgraduate and early career researchers, providing postgraduate students and early career researchers the opportunity to engage more deeply with contemporary migration research challenges.
For the full details, and to register, read on...


International Sociological Association

ISA's Global Dialogue 10.1 is available online. 

Art/Research International special issue: Fiction as Research – Writing Beyond the Boundary Lines

Guest edited by Dr Ash Watson and A/Prof Jessica Smartt Gullion

(Submission due June 1; Anticipated publication date February 2021)

This special edition calls for submissions that progress the use and understanding of fiction in/as research. We seek authors who consider fiction in ways that move beyond translation, beyond instruction, and beyond utility. We invite contributions on fiction as research or fiction within the research process. We are particularly interested in ambitious pieces that attempt both – that creatively explore the complex relationships between practice (or method), form, theory, and context. That is, we seek pieces on or of fiction that offer critical analyses and consider the affordances and limitations of fiction in doing this work. Full call at

National Library of Australia Fellowships

Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Eight funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.
Application deadline: April 24. Read on...

ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme

This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies.
International Australian Studies Association
Up to $1,500 in Award money
Closing Date: 5pm (EST), 30 June. Read on...

Journal: Call for Papers

Diversity and Work Atmosphere in Research Organisations
For an edited collection, the editors are seeking contributions that present empirical findings of a qualitative or quantitative nature on the relationship between an individual's diversity characteristics and his or her perception of working environment in research organisations worldwide.
Submission deadline: April 22nd. Read on...


Reinventing Australia
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA)
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 30 November - 2 December
Postgraduate bursaries and ECR workshops on offer.
Submission deadline: extended to May 31. Read on...

TASA Documents and Policies
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