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Date: 7/29/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter July 30
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
The call for nominations for the 2020 Executive Election is closing tomorrow, midday July 31st. For the full details, please visit TASAweb here. If you would like a confidential chat about any of the Executive roles, please contact the current Executive members in those roles directly or text Sally, in TASA Admin, on 0425 728 392, with a suitable call back time.
As noted last week, there is no TASA Thursdays event today as TASA's mid-year Executive meeting is being held today and tomorrow. 
As mentioned in the last two newsletters, conscious of the strain that the pandemic has placed on our members, the Executive have extended the submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize to allow those that were caught up with the last teaching session and the transition to online learning or impacts on research, to now apply. You qualify to nominate if you published a paper in 2017, 2018 or 2019.  Note, the deadline for the new Postgraduate Impact and Engagement Award has also been extended to August 6th. 
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson,Thursday August 6,  12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer: Thursday August 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Michael Flood speaking on 'Unpacking and Reconstructing Masculine Norms in Australia', August 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST, via Zoom. What is the state of gender norms in Australia? To what extent are traditional norms of masculinity still dominant, and to what extent are they shifting or breaking down? Do young men agree with stereotypical constructions of masculinity, and if they do, what implications does this have for their lives and their relations with others? To answer these questions, this webinar draws on two recent Australian surveys, one among young men aged 18 to 30 and another among people in Australia. The webinar then explores how we may reconstruct masculine norms. What messages and approaches are likely to prompt resistance and backlash, and what messages are likely instead to inspire positive change?
Webinar chaired by JaneMaree Maher with speaker Naomi Pfitzner on Responding to the 'Shadow Pandemic': Domestic violence during COVID-19, September 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Joseph Borlagdan on 'Poverty and homelessness'.   October 1512:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker James Arvanitakis on Living Blue in a Deep Red State: A sociological analysis of the 2020 election after a year spent in Wyoming.  November 1212:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer & Suzanne Schrijnder each presenting on their area of expertise to the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the #newnormal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change'. December 1012:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom

Members' Publications


Steven Threadgold (2020) Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities, Bristol University Press

Bourdieu and Affect
Steven Threadgold’s study represents the first comprehensive engagement of Pierre Bourdieu’s influential sociology with affect theory.

With empirical research and examples from sociology, it develops a theory of “Affective Affinities,” deepening our understanding of how everyday moments contribute to the construction and remaking of social class and aspects of inequalities. It identifies new ways to consider the strengths and weaknesses of Bourdieusian principles and their interaction with new developments in social theory.

This is a stimulating read for students, researchers and academics across studies in youth, education, labour markets, pop culture, media, consumption and taste. Read on... 

Journal Articles

Fisher, C. A., Rudkin, N., Withiel, T. D., May, A., Barson, E., Allen, B., O'Brien, E., & Willis, K. (2020). Assisting patients experiencing family violence: A survey of training levels, perceived knowledge, and confidence of clinical staff in a large metropolitan hospital. Women’s Health.
Barnes, T., Roose, J. M., & Turner, B. S. (2020). Detroit five years after bankruptcy: From coercion to consent. Urban Studies.

Lyn Craig & Brendan Churchill (2020) Dual‐earner parent couples’ work and care during COVID‐19, Gender, Work and Organisation. Note, this article if available in full. 


Muir, K., Powell, A., Flanagan, K., Stone, W., Tually, S., Faulkner, D., Hartley, C., Pawson, H. (2020) ‘A pathway to where?’ Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways, AHURI Final Report No. 332, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne,, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7118001.

Informed News & Analysis

Crystal Abidin (2020) Pivot to coronavirus: how meme factories are crafting public health messaging. The Conversation, July 28. 
James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American politics: Correction v cancel culture. Open Forum, July 25. 
Brendan Churchill (2020) Coronavirus: research finds parents feel less rushed during COVID-19. The Age, July 24. 

Raewyn Connell (2020) A Sociological Playlist. The Sociological Review, July 24. 
Steven Roberts (2020) Youths and masculinity, The Sociology Show, July 24
TASA Postgraduates

Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award

This new annual award recognises the impact and engagement of a Postgraduate TASA member’s scholarship that is of high social value to Australian society and/or sociology. This award is not limited to publications but also to outstanding contributions in teaching, community work and non-traditional academic outputs. The award seeks to value and encourage an understanding of scholarship and impact that extends beyond publication and citation metrics. This award draws on the Boyer model of scholarship recognising the value of Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

The Journal of Sociology - Volume: 56, Number: 2 (June 2020) is now available. 
The Table of Contents can be viewed here.  To access each article, please click here.

Health Sociology Review

The Health Sociology Review Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access for 60 days, via the HSR website here.
New: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Social Research in Health
University of New South Wales
Working with TASA members Karen Willis and Sophie Lewis on their ARC project on loneliness.
Applications deadline: August 9. Read on...
New: Korea Research centre Postdoctoral Fellow
The newly-established Korean Research Centre at UWA is seeking to make a fixed-term, fractional appointment for a KRC Postdoctoral Fellow at 0.6FTE for 9 months, Level A.8, commencing at the latest by September 1 2020, within the School of Humanities.
Application deadline: TOMORROW JULY 31st. Read on...
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology / Criminal Justice / Sociology
Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua i te Muru Taihara me te Mātauranga Hapori
 Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, College of Arts - Te Rāngai Toi Tangata, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Christchurch - Ōtautahi, New Zealand - Aotearoa
Applications close: Sunday, 2 August (midnight, NZ time). Read on... 
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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

Call for Participants

New: Survey: visiting/working in hair or beauty salons during COVID-19
This survey is about how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted people’s experiences of visiting or working in hair and beauty salons (including barbers). The call is for anyone over 18 and living in Australia: This survey is part of a DECRA project on the role that salon workers play in the emotional lives of their clients. Find out more at:


New:  Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series
Semester 2, 2020, Fridays: 2.30-3.30pm AWST
The organisers are delighted to be able to welcome some international and interstate presenters this semester, including fellow member Ash Watson, as well as quite a number of PhD candidates fulfilling their milestone requirements. 
For full details, read on... 

Call for Papers

Complicity: Methodologies of power, politics, and the ethics of knowledge production (Special Issue and edited monograph)
The annual Sociology of Health and Illness journal monograph is this year focused on 'methodological complicity'. Global inequalities, colonial legacies, and the innumerable power imbalances striating the social world have never been more pertinent to social studies of health and illness.
Submission deadline: August 21. Read on...

Call for Book Chapters 

Social Control Policies - Governing Human Lives and Health in Times of Pandemics
300 words suggestions to be submitted by 31st of May.
Chapters will be due by 30th of November, 2020. 
Read on...


International Australian Studies Association (InASA) have revised their conference dates to 8-10 February 2021. 
The have reopened the call for papers with the new abstract deadline of 31 August. They also invite applicants for the postgraduate bursary scheme by 30 August.
For details about abstracts and the postgraduate bursaries, read on... 
Coronavirus and its Impact on International Students: International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions
Wednesday 10 February 2021, RMIT, Melbourne
Convenors: Catherine Gomes (RMIT) and Helen Forbes-Mewett (Monash University)
Abstract submission deadline: August 1. Read on...
TASA Documents and Policies
You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2019-2020 as well as documents and policies, including the Constitution, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
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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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