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Date: 12/30/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 31
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
Thank you for your support of sociology and TASA during what has been an incredibly challenging year. We wish you all the best for the final day of 2020 and very much look forward (hope!) to being able to gather together in Canberra for TASA 2021. In the meantime, if you have missed any newsletters this year, you can access back issues here.
Thank you and farewell to the 2017-2020 JoS Editorial Team
We'd like to finish up the year by extending a heart felt thank you to the outgoing Journal of Sociology editorial team. Together they managed our journal over four years with unfailing commitment and care. Thank you: 
Editors in Chief
Kate Huppatz, Western Sydney University
Steve Matthewman, University of Auckland
Managing Editor:
Sky Hugman, Western Sydney University

Associate Editors:
Sara Amin, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Marcelle Dawson, University of Otago, New Zealand
Catriona Elder, University of Sydney
Shawna Tang, University of Sydney
Robert van Krieken, Sydney University
Steven Ratuva,  University of Canterbury.
Joshua Roose, Australian Catholic University 
Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania.
Robert Webb,  University of Auckland.
Holly Thorpe, University of Waikato

Book Review Editor:
Clare Southerton, Western Sydney University

Journal of Sociology- Volume: 56, Number: 4

The Table of Contents is available here. 
Dempsey D, Parkinson S, Andrews C, McNair R. Family relationships and LGB first homelessness in Australia: What do we know and where should we go? Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(4):516-534. doi:10.1177/1440783320927087

Flaherty I,
Wilkinson J. Marriage equality in Australia: The ‘no’ vote and symbolic violence. Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(4):664-674. doi:10.1177/1440783320969882
Yu Y. Book Review: Yuk Wah Chan and Sin Yee Koh (Eds.), New Chinese Migrations: Mobility, Home, and Inspirations. Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(4):752-754. doi:10.1177/1440783319896659
Cannizzo F. Book Review: George Morgan and Pariece Nelligan, The Creativity Hoax: Precarious Work and the Gig Economy. Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(4):756-758. doi:10.1177/1440783319892376
Members' Publications
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Petra Bueskens' book 'Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering: Forty Years On', is currently available at a discounted price. You can order the book via You need to enter the code BEST20PAL.

Journal Articles

Hoffmann H, Olson RE, Perales F, Baxter J. New mothers and social support: A mixed-method study of young mothers in Australia. Journal of Sociology. December 2020. doi:10.1177/1440783320978706
Fozdar F. Re-imagining the world: Australians’ engagement with postnationalism, or Why the nation is the problem. Journal of Sociology. December 2020. doi:10.1177/1440783320978705
Mai Thi Quynh Lan (2020) 'Stakeholder perspectives on general competences: The case of graduates of Vietnam National University, Hanoi', Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 7, 2, 91-139, DOI: 10.18543/tjhe-7(2)-2020pp91-139. [open access]

Mai Thi Quynh Lan (2020) 'Graduate generic competences from the perspective of VNU employers', Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 11, 1, 131-145. DOI: 10.21153/jtlge2020vol11no1art923. [open access]
Roberts, Steven & Elliott, Karla (2020) 'Challenging dominant representations of marginalized boys and men in critical studies on men and masculinities', Journal of Boyhood Studies 13(2): 87-104. [open access]
Drysdale, K., Cama, E., Botfield, J., Bear, B., Cerio, R., and Newman, C.E. (2020). “Targeting cancer prevention and screening interventions to LGBTQ communities: a scoping review”, Health and Social Care in the Community. Online, 1-16. [open access]


Agius C, Cook K, Nicholas L, Ahmed A, bin Jehangir H, Safa N, Hardwick T & Clark S. (2020). Mapping right-wing extremism in Victoria. Applying a gender lens to develop prevention and deradicalisation approaches. Melbourne: Victorian Government, Department of Justice and Community Safety: Countering Violent Extremism Unit and Swinburne University of
Newman, C. E., Persson, A., valentine, k., Hamilton, M., Bryant, J., Wallace, J., Drysdale, K., Smith, A. K. J., Gray, R., Lafferty, L., Botfield, J., Rance, J., & Cui, J. (2020). my health, our family: documenting stories of family life in the context of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C (summary report). Sydney: UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health.


Ash Watson (2020) Edition #8So Fi Zine.
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