We invite you to join us TODAY (March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT) for our TASA Thursdays event with fellow member Annette Brömdal and colleague Tait Sanders on Navigating Intimate Trans Citizenship while Incarcerated in Australia and the US. In case you haven't registered, here are the access details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89566232197?pwd=Y3VDR3FOckw5UnRQeDBlUjZCMWpkdz09. Meeting ID: 895 6623 2197. Passcode: 649801
| |We are very happy to announce that we will be hosting 12 great panels at TASA 2022 in November. For an overview of the panels, including a list of the panellists, please visit our TASA 2022 Panels web page.
|Career Development Grants |
| |We are also very happy to be announcing a new grant for 2022, the Career Development Grant. This grant has been developed by Heidi Hetz, the Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader. The grant seeks to support the career development activities of TASA members where these activities are not covered by other funding. Applications close on May 20. For details, visit the TASAweb grant page here.
|Senate hearings into vetoed Australian Research Council grants |
| |If you missed last week's senate inquiry into the Australian Research Council bill, you can catch up with the hearings in full here. Anna Hickey-Moody's (TASA Treasurer) contribution starts at 10:05:08. Dan Woodman's (immediate Past President) is at the 13 hour mark.
| |Ukrainian sociologists are calling on sociologists around the world to support their plight regarding the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Read on...
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please see TASAweb here.
Heidi Hetz, our Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader, will be hosting the next TASA Tea Time on Tuesday April 5, 8:30am - 9:30am (AWST Perth), 10:00am - 11:00am (Adelaide), 10:30am - 11:30am (AEST Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane & Cairns).
This event is open to TASA members only, you can register here and the zoom access details will be emailed to you a few days before the event.
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
Rob Cover, Ashleigh Haw & Jay Daniel Thompson (2022). Fake News in Digital Cultures: Technology, Populism and Digital Misinformation. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
| Fake News in Digital Cultures presents a new approach to understanding disinformation and misinformation in contemporary digital communication, arguing that fake news is not an alien phenomenon undertaken by bad actors, but a logical outcome of contemporary digital and popular culture, conceptual changes meaning and truth, and shifts in the social practice of trust, attitude and creativity. |
Looking not to the problems of the present era but towards the continuing development of a future digital media ecology, the authors explore the emergence of practices of deliberate disinformation. This includes the circulation of misleading content or misinformation, the development of new technological applications such as the deepfake, and how they intersect with conspiracy theories, populism, global crises, popular disenfranchisement, and new practices of regulating misleading content and promoting new media and digital literacies. Read on...
| |Rose Butler & Eve Vincent (2022) “Good to Say Out Loud”: Researching Love across Class in Contemporary Australia, Journal of Australian Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2022.2049349 [open access]
Sanders, T., Gildersleeve, J., Halliwell, S., du Plessis, C., Clark, K. A., Hughto, J. M. W., Mullens, A., Phillips, T., Daken, K., & Brömdal, A. (2022). Trans architecture and the prison as archive: “Don’t be a queen and you won’t be arrested”. Punishment & Society, 0(0), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/14624745221087058
Wilson S, Hastings C, Morris A, Ramia G, Mitchell E. International students on the edge: The precarious impacts of financial stress. Journal of Sociology. March 2022. doi:10.1177/14407833221084756
|Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program |
Sydney Food System Innovator Workshop
At the start of 2021, TASA introduced a new initiative, 'The Australian Sociological Association’s Workshop Program', which was subsequently renamed the Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program. While we appreciate the pandemic may continue to thwart scheduled events, we will continue to support and promote sociology where we can.
The Sydney Food System Innovator Workshop is one of two TASA funded workshops being held this year.
How do we prepare Sydney's food system for the future?
We are calling on food systems innovators in the City of Sydney to envision the future of food in Sydney and map the current innovation pathways.
Sydney Park Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 31st March, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
|TASA Public Engagement Survey (PES) |
| |Last week, we emailed an invitation to participate in TASA's research regarding the Public Role of Sociology, being managed by Roger Patulny, our Public Sociology Portfolio Leader. To find out more and to participate, click on the orange link below:
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Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
Sociology and Animals Thematic Group
Bi-monthly 'Hive Mind' Workshops
Families & Relationships Thematic Group
This week, we are introducing you to the convener of the Media Thematic Group.
The Media thematic group was established in 2005. The group aims to encourage, develop and support research, teaching, public engagement and collaboration in the field of media. Media is increasingly central to all dimensions of contemporary societies, and the media itself is an increasingly significant site for sociological research and teaching. Building on a diverse range of theoretical and empirical approaches, sociology has provided important insights into all aspects of the media, including media production, content, and reception, and interactions between media and society. As media continues to develop in rapid and diverse ways, crucial challenges continue to emerge for sociologists in researching, teaching and engaging the media. The thematic group on media will explore the changing social significance of all forms of media and communications industries, and provide a forum in which researchers interested in the media can come together to meet, exchange ideas and resources, and explore and develop research collaborations. Preliminary points of focus for the group include, but are not limited to:
- Media production, content and reception
- Theoretical and methodological debates
- Digital media and public participation
- Locating media within its societal context, including law, politics, economy and culture
- Innovative teaching practices about, and with, digital media
- Public engagement with media
The returning convener is Ricki Spencer
| Ricki Spencer is a non-binary person, teacher and researcher, who advocates for safe spaces and best practice policies for queer and gender diverse students and teachers. Ricki is currently studying their masters of education at the University of Melbourne. They have produced many videos for TASA's YouTube Channel in the Media Voices series. |
| |Journal of Sociology - Volume: 58, Number: 1 (March 2022) has been published. You can access the Table of Contents here.
Journal of Sociology - call for guest editors for the 2024 special issue
Each year the editors invite expressions of interest from the international community of sociological scholars to guest edit a special issue of the journal. Special issues may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the journal’s international readership.
The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2024 special issue is June 20th, 2022. For full details, read on...
Health Sociology Review Call for New Editorial Team
Applications are invited for the editorship of the journal HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW (HSR) for the four-year term 2023–2026. Transition arrangements will begin later in 2022, although the content for the first issue of 2023 will be finalised by the out-going editors.
Executive Secretary of the International Sociological Association (ISA)
There are many members of TASA who are looking for work, from sessional teaching through to applied consultancy research. Our 'Looking for Work' registry is to provide a way for our members who are looking for work to connect with people looking to employ sociologists. We also acknowledge many of our members are employed precariously, and we hope this registry might help in building connections and networks towards more stable employment.
Note, if you are looking for work you can list yourself in the 'Looking for Work' registry via your membership profile. Click on the Additional Member Data tab and scroll down to the question 'Are you looking for work?' After selecting 'yes' to that question, your details will appear in our publicly searchable 'Find a Sociologist' directory. Please contact TASA Admin if you need assistance adding your details.
If you would like to be spotlighted in our newsletter as someone looking for work, please email TASA Admin, and attach a profile image that can be used in the spotlight and include a bio outlining your location, highest qualification, areas of expertise, the type of work you are looking for, and whether you are in a position to relocate etc.
| 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. |
Gendered Dynamics in Community Volunteering Practices
This PhD scholarship is offered by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with Volunteer West
Under the supervision of fellow member Brendan Churchill
| 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.|
|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
New: Crisis and Transformation - Basic Income Earth Network Conference
Brisbane 26-28 September 2022
Hosted by the University of Queensland and the Australian Basic Income Lab.
Papers and panels are welcome exploring all aspects of basic income, both supportive and critical.
Session proposals are also welcome. Please include a description of the overarching session theme and significance, session title, author/s, and abstract (250—300 words) for each of the papers to be presented during the proposed session.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Friday, 1 April. Read on...
New: Caring masculinities and intersectionality
Fellow member Karla Elliott will be in conversation with Riikka Prattes in Norway
Thursday March 31, 7:00pm AEDT
| |Households and Sustainability Workshop in Italy
Monash University is hosting an international workshop bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on household innovation and agency in sustainability transitions. It will be held at the Monash Prato campus in Italy, October 26-28, 2022. Call for Papers and full details here.
HealthTech: Today and Tomorrow. Melbourne Design Week.
Who gets to design new healthtech products? Who are these designed for? How can we do design differently and more inclusively? This hands-on creative workshop will explore how emerging technologies such as automated decision-making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI) tools are being designed, understood, and imagined within contexts of health and wellbeing, and what better and more inclusive futures can be developed.
Presented by Ash Watson, Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor and Deborah Lupton, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society
This Saturday March 19, 10am - 12pm, ACMI, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Read on...
Class and Education in Australia
21 March, 12:00pm -1:00pm AEDT
Join a discussion between Julie McLeod, Rose Butler and Maree Martinussen as they reflect on their uses and understandings of class in educational research, and the questions they still have about class. This event has emerged in and around in discussions of the new book ‘Class in Australia’ (2022), edited by Steven Threadgold and Jessica Gerrard. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Jess Gerrard.
For more details, and to register, read...
| |(In)Justice International are holding a hybrid (online, pre-recorded and in-person) World Convention event on March 22-25, 2022. They have received 40 presentations already with more on the way. You can access the book of abstracts here. They are now calling for online attendees to participate in the workshops. The call is open to everyone in the spirit of inclusion. It is not purely academic. If you or your colleagues, students, friends etc. are interested, please see their agenda.
If you are an academic, and teach students, you might also be interested in their 'Educational Project'. To read more about (In)Justice International, you can visit their website. You can also contact fellow member Simon Prideaux.
Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts
| |Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Companion will be published by Elgar Publishing as part of a series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Handbooks/Companion series.
Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2022. Read on...
International Journal of Homelessness - Special Issue
For this special edition, scholarship related to homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic is invited.
Disabled People and the Intersectional Nature of Social Inclusion
Social Inclusion, Volume 11, Issue 4
Abstract submission deadline: November 15 - 30. Read on...
Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression
Special Issue for Social Inclusion (all open access)
Abstract submission deadline: between June 1st and June 15. Read on...
Homelessness and Social Work
The March 2022 edition of Parity
The basic aim of the edition is to examine and discuss the important role of social work in the response to homelessness.
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