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Date: 11/4/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 5
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,  
We hope you can join us for today's Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session featuring TASA Secretary Ash Watson speaking on Autoethnography. Today, Thursday November 5, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEDT, via Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096.
Next week's TASA Thursdays Webinar will be 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 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDTvia Zoom Meeting ID: 810 6122 2922. Passcode: 213883
Thanks again for your patience with our TASA 2020 preparations. As advised in an email disseminated earlier today, registration is free but required. Please register by November 16th. 
Annual General Meeting
If you would like something included on the Annual General Meeting (AGM) agenda, or would like to submit an apology, please forward the details to Sally Daly in TASA Admin by this Monday November 9, 2020. Members will receive the 2019/2020 Annual Report, the final AGM agenda as well as meeting access details, electronically, prior to the meeting.
Our warm congratulations is extended to the following TASA members on recently being awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award:
  1. Jack Lam: Turning points? Life events and trajectories of later-life loneliness.
  2. Susan Carland: Living well together - Muslim women, social cohesion, and Islamophobia .
  3. Sophie Rudolph: Examining the social, historical and political effects of school discipline.
Whilst we enjoy being able to share our members' success, we also recognise that there will be many members who will have missed out in this funding round. 
Thematic Group events

Living in Crisis

Social Theory Thematic Group & Thesis Eleven
Friday 27th November, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM AEDT, online
Keynote Speakers: Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Peter Vale (Stellenbosch) and Peter Beilharz (Sichuan, Curtin)
For full details, and to register, read on...
TASA Thursdays - Save the date

Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, November 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, AEDTvia Zoom
Discussion topic and access details to be confirmed. 
Due to TASA 2020, there will be no TASA Thursdays event on November 23rd. 
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 AEDT, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed. 

Members' Publications
In case you are not aware, if you would like to list your latest publications in our newsletter please email the details to Sally in TASA Admin. 


The COVID 19 Crisis
Since its emergence in early 2020, the COVID-19 crisis has affected every part of the world. Well beyond its health effects, the pandemic has wrought major changes in people’s everyday lives as they confront restrictions imposed by physical distancing and consequences such as loss of work, working or learning from home and reduced contact with family and friends. This edited collection covers a diverse range of experiences, practices and representations across international contexts and cultures (UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand). Together, these contributions offer a rich account of COVID society. They provide snapshots of what life was like for people in a variety of situations and locations living through the first months of the novel coronavirus crisis, including discussion not only of health-related experiences but also the impact on family, work and social life and leisure activities.  Read on...  

Journal Articles

Schermuly, A. C., Petersen, A. & Anderson, A. (2020) ' "I'm not an activist!": digital self-advocacy in online patient communities', Critical Public Health,
Hannah McCann (2020). ‘The Free-Flying Natural Woman Boobs of Yore’? the Body Beyond Representation in Feminist Accounts of Objectification, Feminist Review, 126(1): 74-88
Zoe Staines, Greg Marston, Shelley Bielefeld, Louise Humpage, Philip Mendes & Michelle Peterie (2020) Governing Poverty: Compulsory Income Management and Crime in Australia. Critical Criminology. 
Jillian S.Y. Lau, Miranda Z.Smith, Brent Allan, Karin Dubéd A. Toni Young & JenniferPower (2020) Time for revolution? Enhancing meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and affected communities in HIV cure-focused science. Journal of Virus Eradication. 
Kim Toffoletti, Rebecca Olive, Holly Thorpe & Adele Pavlidis (2020) Doing feminist physical cultural research in digital spaces: reflections, learnings and ways forward, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2020.1836513

Book Reviews

Anna Hickey-Moody & Philippa Collin (2020) Feminism and a vital politics of depression and recovery, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1832357

Informed News & Analysis

Zlatko Skrbis, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Jonathan Smith We’ve been tracking young people’s mental health since 2006. COVID has accelerated a worrying decline. The Conversation, November 2. 
James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American politics: The next few days and the election. Open Forum, October 31. 
Deborah Lupton, Ash Watson, Clare Southerton & Marianne Clark (2020) From scary pumpkins to bridal bling, how masks are becoming a normal part of our lives in Australia. The Conversation, October 30. 

Blog Posts

Kirsten Harley (2020) November 3rd. Kirsten Harley, Living with MND, November 3.  
Kate Huppatz & Steve Matthewman (2020) A sociology of the pandemic: Caring for carers. Carework Network.


Joseph Borlagdan, Steve Roberts, Ben Lyall, Brady Robards Julia Cook & Steven Threadgold et al.  (2020) Newcastle Youth Studies Network Seminar Young People and the Pandemic. University of Newcastle, November 2. 
TASA Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism thematic group (2020) Exploring British Chineseness in Health-Related Experiences: Thinking Locally and Globally. YouTube, November 2. 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Note: there us currently free full access the recent Journal of Sociology Special Issue on Indigenous Sociology
The Journal of Sociology’s next Virtual Special issue is out now: A Sociology of Youth: Defining the Field edited by Professor Johanna Wyn:
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

Volume 29, 2020 - Issue 3: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy

The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Jennifer Power and Andrea Waling: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy.

This special issue also includes contributions from TASA members, Jennifer Power, Andrea Waling, (guest editors), Jacinthe Flore, Kiran Pienaar and Gary Dowsett.

Call for papers - 2022 Special Issue

'Indigenous & sociological knowledges: Meeting points for health equity'.
Health Sociology Review seeks articles from Indigenous authors and their colleagues internationally, with the aim of identifying and guiding meeting points between Indigenous knowledges and sociological approaches to understanding health equity.
Seeking articles that consider health equity for Indigenous communities rather than individual health issues. Contributions are welcome on topics including social determinants of health and wellbeing, power and empowerment, racism, diversity across age, ability, gender, sexuality, identity and location, cultural safety, decolonising methodologies, sociologically informed program evaluations and theoretical developments.
Abstract submission deadline: November 13. Read on...
The Health Sociology Review (HSR) Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access through to the end of this year, via the HSR website here.
HSR Editors in Chief Karen Willis and Sarah MacLean invited authors of the Special Section issue to submit videos about their paper for Social Sciences Week. TASA member, and Digital Publications Editor, Roger Wilkinson, edited the video submissions into one. See Health Sociology Review: Special Section on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic’ .
Sociology and the Covid-19 pandemic. Less than two weeks after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic, Health Sociology Review guest editor Deborah Lupton disseminated a call for abstracts, with a timeline for submission, peer review and publication designed to publish a COVID-19 special section as quickly as possible. This video is a snapshot of the special section authors' comments depicting sociology's trait in understanding the impacts of the pandemic around the globe.

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
New: La Trobe University Industry Research Scholarship – Parade College (Masculinities)
This prestigious scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Parade College, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in exploring student voice and agency, masculinities, and LGBTQIA+ experiences.
Application deadline: 22 November. 
Read on...
PhD Scholarship - ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making +Society, UNSW Node
The purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD candidates working on a topic related to the sociocultural aspects of automated decision-making in health or medicine under the supervision of Professor Deborah Lupton at the UNSW Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society. 
Application deadline: Midday, December 10. Read on...
PhD Scholarship - Vitalities Lab, Centre for Social Research in Health/Social Policy Research Centre
The purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD candidates working on a topic related to the Vitalities Lab led by Professor Deborah Lupton.
Application deadline: Midday, December 10. Read on...

PhD Scholarship in Social Science - Household and community innovations for low waste cities
Monash University
Application deadline: 9 November. Read on...
Four PhD scholarships available
The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
(1) Men, sex & sexuality, (2) Investigating sexual identity & gender orientation change efforts in Australia, (3) Infectious disease, gender & stigma & (4) Drugs, sex/gender & human rights
Note: the application deadline is different for each scholarship.
For the full detailsread on...

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


New: Remaking the Future
British Sociological Association
Online, April 13 - 15, 2021.
Submission deadline: TOMORROW Friday November 6Read on...

Findable Trauma Data Project

TASA member Anna Denejkina is a co-lead on the Findable Trauma Data project, which was established to make traumatic stress research data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Inter-operable, and Re-usable. The database being created will be an accessible index of trauma data resources for all researchers and research students globally. Importantly, the project team are not after access to any data: the aim of this project is to index existing trauma data resources and include basic information on the resource (e.g. geographic location, type and size of study, and whether / how it is accessible for use by others).
For further details about the project, a submission portal, and contact details, 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
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. 

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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