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Date: 4/8/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter April 9
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) for the next newsletter, to the TASA Office. Usually, the newsletter is disseminated every Thursday morning.

To ensure your publications listed in this newsletter, & subsequently on TASAweb, are referenced correctly by third party users, it would be greatly appreciated if you could email your publications in a referenced format.

If you have missed a newsletter or you would like to look back on any of them, you can view them here.

Members' publications

Alan Morris, Emma Mitchell & Gaby Ramia (2020) Why coronavirus impacts are devastating for international students in private rental housingThe Conversation, April 7.
Barbara Barbosa Neves & Sandra Sanders (2020) The coronavirus is a disaster for lonely older Australians. We can help ease their pain in small way. ABC News, April 5. 
James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American politics: Politics in a time of pandemic. Open Forum, April 4.
Melissa Kang, Angus Dawson, Kate Steinbeck, Lena Sanci, Philippa Collin, Rachel Skinner, Sharon Medlow & Teresa Swist (2020) Young people are anxious about coronavirus. Political leaders need to talk with them, not at them. The Conversation, April 3.
Erik Aslaksen (2020) Doing Sociology in unsettled times - ResponseTASA Forum, April 3.
Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Hanging Out At Home As A Lifestyle (in the time of COVID-19).”, 2 April.
William Calcut (2020) Doing Sociology in unsettled times - Response. TASA Forum, April 2.
Deborah Lupton (2020) COVID society – some resources I have put together for social researchers. This Sociological Life, April 2.
David Rowe (2020) All sport is global: A hard lesson from the pandemic. Open Forum, March 28.

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. 

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


Elliott, Karla (2020) Young Men Navigating Contemporary Masculinities. Palgrave Macmillan

Young Men Navigating Contemporary Masculinities
This is Karla Elliott's (2018 Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize winner) first book. The book explores navigations of contemporary masculinities amongst young, advantaged men living in Australia and Germany. Taking an intersectional approach, the book argues that more open, egalitarian forms of masculinity, such as caring masculinities, are fostered by marginalised groups. Elliott investigates ways in which privileged men can move towards this openness alongside ongoing expressions of more traditional or regressive masculinity. Drawing on interviews, the book explores these navigations and the ways in which they are bound up with themes such as work, mobility, relationships, the privileges and pressures of masculinities, and the contradictions and difficulties of masculinities under neoliberalism. What is revealed is the need for change at individual, collective and structural levels, with care and openness amongst men as a means of achieving this change. Read on...

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: TODAY 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

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

New: All activities that have been prepared for the 2020 Forum will be maintained and the abstract selected for the Forum in July 2020 remain valid for the Forum in February 2021. Preliminary sessions program is available here.
The ISA have set a new calendar that allows Research Committees, Working and Thematic Groups to update and re-open some of their panels to new participants to replace the colleagues who will not be able to attend in February 2021.

16 - 25 October 2020: RC/WG/TG publish Calls for new abstracts
26 October – 12 November 2020: Submission of new abstracts via online platform
24 November 2020: Authors are notified about the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts
15 December 2020: Presenters final registration deadline

The RC/WG/TG will start diffusing the new calls for abstract in September.

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...

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