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Date: 12/2/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 3
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
We hope you were able to attend some of our TASA 2020 online sessions last week. If you missed any, or you would like to revisit some sessions, you can do so via our YouTube channel here. 
There is no TASA Thursdays session today. In fact, we only have one left this year and that will be a webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer Suzanne Schrijnder each presenting on their area of expertise on the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the new normal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change'. December 1012:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, via Zoom. Note, the access details have changed, they are now:
Meeting ID: 849 0671 5567
Passcode: 894991
Our warm congratulations are extended to the following 2020 TASA Award winners:
  1. Roberta Julian: Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology
  2. Nicholas Hookway: Stephen Crook Memorial Award for Everyday Moralities: Doing it Ourselves in an Age of Uncertainty
  3. Steven Threadgold: Raewyn Connell Prize for Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles
  4. Joanna Kidman: Journal of Sociology Best Paper Award for Whither decolonisation? Indigenous scholars and the problem of inclusion in the neoliberal university(full access available).
  5. Peta Cook: Sociology in Action Award
  6. Adrian Farrugia: Early Career Researcher Best Paper Award for Take‐home naloxone and the politics of care
  7. Osmond Chiu: inaugural Postgraduate Impact and Engagement Award 
  8. Brittany Ralph: inaugural Postgraduate Impact and Engagement Award 
If you missed the presentation session last week, you can catch up with it here.
Postgraduate Sub-Committee
We received 8 expressions of interest for the 6 positions on the postgraduate sub-committee. As such, an online election is now underway. Voting is open to postgraduate members only, through to December 15th, and can be done here.
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. 


Suzanne Egan (2020) Putting Feminism to Work: Theorising Sexual Violence, Trauma and Subjectivity. Palgrave Macmillian. 

Putting Feminism to Work
This book explores the place of feminism and uptake of trauma in contemporary work against sexual violence. Egan presents a refreshing alternative position on arguments about the co-optation or erasure of feminism within institutionalized, professionalized services for sexual assault victims. Using original research on Australian sexual assault services, Putting Feminism to Work effectively illustrates how feminist concepts and ideas have become routinized in contemporary services and enacted in daily practices with survivors and communities. The book engages with, yet resists, the notion that feminist engagement with knowledge (trauma) based in psychiatry and clinical psychology is incompatible with feminism or inevitably reduces sexual violence to a problem of individual healing. Indeed Egan argues that the productive ways practitioners integrate neurobiological understandings of trauma into their work suggests rich possibilities for reintroducing a non-essentialist biology of the body into feminist theories of sexual violence. Read on...

Browne, Craig (2020) Teori Sosial Kritis, Yogyakarta, Pustaka Pelajar

In this accomplished, sophisticated and up-to-date account of the state of critical social theory today, Craig Browne explores the key concepts in critical theory (like critique, ideology, and alienation), and crucially, goes on to relate them to major contemporary developments such as globalization, social conflict and neo-liberal capitalism. Read on...

Book Reviews

Souvik Lal Chakraborty (2020) Resisting dispossession: the Odisha story, Social Movement Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2020.1856064

Journal Articles

Flaherty I, Wilkinson J. Marriage equality in Australia: The ‘no’ vote and symbolic violence. Journal of Sociology. November 2020. doi:10.1177/1440783320969882
Moore D, Duncan D, Keane H, Ekendahl M. Displacements of gender: Research on alcohol, violence and the night-time economy. Journal of Sociology. November 2020. doi:10.1177/1440783320970639

Lohmeyer, B. A., & Taylor, N. (2020). War, Heroes and Sacrifice: Masking Neoliberal Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Critical Sociology.

Blog Posts

Deborah Lupton (2020) A very COVID Christmas. This Sociological Life, November 29. 


Yolande Strengers et al. (2020) Can smart wives end the wife drought, Monash Tech Talks, November 16. 
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: 3 (September 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.
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.
Join an interdisciplinary and international research team on an exciting new ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena!

The Research Fellow and Project Manager will collaborate with a large interdisciplinary, international team led by TASA member Professor Renata Kokanović on the ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena (LP190100247). This investigator team also includes Jacinthe Flore, co-convenor of the Health Sociology Thematic Group, as well as academics with expertise in critical mental health research, medical humanities, cultural studies, psychiatry, and qualitative and arts-based approaches to mental health research. The project represents a significant partnership with key mental health organisations in Australia and is guided by an Advisory Group led by people with experience of contact with mental health services.
More information and contact details on the Research Fellow position at this link.

More information and contact details on the Project Manager position at this link.
Note, the application deadline for both positions is Sunday December 6. 

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
Opportunity for innovative qualitative research PhD as part of an ARC funded research project “Social practices of oral
health in Australian preschool children”.
University of Western Australia
Deadline 10am today 3rd December but may accept a suitable applicant prior to that date and we encourage you to contact us early and discuss your interest (Submission for UPA Scholarship closes 4th December).
Please contact Professor Linda Slack-Smith (08) 64884505.
For full details,  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...

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


Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific
7 December, via Zoom
Registration is free but essential. Read on...

Call for sociologists researching cultural diversity dimensions of COVID

Inviting your contributions as sociologists on COVID and CALD Australians
Responding to a long campaign by community organisations amid concerns about possible failures in response to diverse communities, the Commonwealth recently established an advisory committee on “Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD)", in relation to the COVID pandemic. The Committee advises the CMO and the Department of Health. In a parallel move discussion continues among health data jurisdictions over whether and in what way data should be collected that throws light on CALD communities in the pandemic. The CALD COVID19 group is made up of people from medical and paramedical fields, NGOs and a few scholars. Fellow member Andrew Jakubowicz has been appointed to the Committee as a sociologist signaling a recognition that the pandemic is a social process and will require sociological insights to address. An Indigenous advisory group has been operative since the beginning of COVID, and has proven extremely effective in contributing to ensuring that Indigenous Australians have not been subject to the virulence, mortality and extent of infections common in Indigenous peoples elsewhere in the world.
This note invites colleagues in TASA who are researching cultural diversity dimensions of COVID to contact Andrew in order to improve the flow of information about sociological research in this important field to the advisory pathway now opening.
Please email Andrew on, and ensure “CALD-COVID” is in the subject line.

Call for Presenters

Call for presenters for the 2021 Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series
If you are interested in being a part of the seminar series next year, please complete this form and email it back to Dorinda Thart.

Call for Papers

International Journal on Homelessness (IJOH)
This is a new journal and you are invited to contribute to the first edition
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021. Read on...

Call for Participants

Cultural Interactions in Australia.
Researchers at La Trobe University are seeking volunteer research participants to be involved in a study about interactions with different cultural groups within Australia. Questions will involve personal experiences and opinions regarding cultural groups- their interactions and mutual influence in society.

If you are 18 year or older, have been living in Australia for 5+ years, have access to the internet and are willing for your interview audio to be recorded, you are eligible to take part in this study.

If selected, the interview will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes of your time and will be conducted and recorded via Zoom or over the phone. After the interview, you will receive a $20 gift voucher for your contribution. Your participation is voluntary.

This research is conducted as part of a PhD thesis, submitted to the Department of Psychology and Counselling, La Trobe University.

For more information and to express your interest, please fill out the screening questionnaire here or contact Graduate Researcher, Ariane Virgona. Ethics approval number: HEC20396

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...
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