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2018 Blog posts

Fabian Cannizzo and Nick Osbaldiston (27 November, 2018) Awaiting a Sociology of Global AcademiaThe Sociological Review.

Fabian Cannizzo (3 December, 2018) the shifting rhythms of academic work. On Education. 

Fellow member, and previous Executive member, Kirsten Harley, who is living with Motor Neuron Disease, shares with us why she recently chose a tracheostomy AND laryngectomy ‘On Deciding to Keep Living with MND: A Triptych‘.

Fabian Cannizzo (13 December, 2018) The Cultural Economy of Creative WorkThe Social Thinker. 

Fabian Cannizzo (31 October, 2018) The Social Structures of Global Academia – New Book, Coming Soon! The Social Thinker. 

Deborah Lupton (26 October, 2018) Have large numbers of Australians left Facebook? It seems notThis Sociological Life. 

Geraldine Fela, Amy Thomas Hannah McCann (15 October, 2018) Long live the gender whisperersOverland.

Florence Chiew & Ashley Barnwell (5 November, 2018) Methodological Intimacies: Contagion, Competition and the Figure of the Twins.

Anoushka Benbow (4 November, 2018) Human, all too human: how does ‘human optimisation culture’ speak to our epoch? nightgardenia

Alan Scott (3 November, 2018) Dominant Theories

Nalini Haynes (3 November, 2018) Representations of Albinism in Australian High School English Texts: Literature Review (draft)

Welcome to the last edition of Nexus for 2018.  You can go directly to the Nexus site here or click on the individual articles below:

Eileen Clark: Editorial

Dan Woodman: The Minister’s veto and why we should do Social Sciences Week again

Louise St Guillaume: Anxiety and Teaching Sociology

Julia Cook: Reflecting on an ISA session addressing Andy Furlong’s legacy

Alan Scott: The 20- to 30-year gap has come (but it now seems as if it’s going)

Eileen Clark: The Boomer’s Lament

Sally Daly: Sociologist Stars

Patrick Brownlee: Reflections on the XIX International Congress of Sociology

Suzanne Franzway: ISA Congress Toronto July 2018: Two Congresses

Rosemary Hancock: Reflection on ISA 2018, Toronto

Joel McGregor: The Beaumont children: Investigations and implications of cold cases

Kristine Aquino & Jennifer Cheng: A Symposium: Migration, social inclusion and the multicultural city

Timothy Graham, Naomi Smith and Scott Doidge: Symposium: Digital societies

Bruce Curtis: Southern Notes #6

Ashleigh Watson: Postgraduate portfolio report

Doctoral Completions

Elizabeth Humphrys and Ihab Shalbak (12 November, 2018) On ‘heroic fury’ and questions of method in Antonio Gramsci.

Christopher Mayes (9 October, 2018) NEW BOOK: Unsettling Food Politics

Ann Game (12 October, 2018) Belonging in Anghiari: Silvia Dressles

Daile Rung (11 October, 2018) Researcher illuminates grey areas of citizenship. Charles Darwin University.

Deborah Lupton (10 October, 2018) Personal data metaphors and imageryThis Sociological Life.

Nick Osbaldiston (5 October, 2018) Seachanger: the next generation? Infelices Possidentes

Alan Scott (11 October, 2018) Identifying outcomes of change.

Brady Robards (4 October, 2018). Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Aqua Hastings.

Crystal Abidin (24 September, 2018). Shadow Economies Of The Influencer IndustryMinutehack.

Hannah McCann (August 29, 2018). Theory of FemininityBINARYTHIS.

Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher & Kate Fitz-Gibbon (7 September, 2018). Policing family violence: duty failures and accountabilityLENS, Monash University.

Ann Game (8 September, 2018). Belonging in Anghiari: Filippo BorgogniLiving in Relation. 

Anoushka Benbow (15 September, 2018). Inequality, culture and consumption: let them eat luxury, or the rise of masstigeNightGardenia.

Crystal Abidin (23 September, 2018). Public shaming, Peer surveillance, and the Profitability of internet drama. WISHCRYS. 

Julia Cook (August 6, 2018). Reflecting on an ISA session addressing Andy Furlong’s legacy. TASA Youth.

Ann Game (August 3, 2018). Belonging in Anghiari: Paola Foni (Part 2)Living in Relation.

Joseph Borlagdan (August 15, 2018). A very public sociology.

James Arvanitakis (August 10, 2018). Islamic Studies Network launch at WSU

Deborah Lupton (August 16, 2018). Using graphic narratives for research translation and engagement

Ann Game (August 24, 2018). Belonging in Anghiari: Lorenzo SbragiLiving in Relation

Deborah Lupton (August 26, 2018). Findings from the Young Australians and Digital Health ProjectThis Sociological Life

Alan Scott (August 29, 2018).  Socially, nothing much has changed.

Michael Walsh (August 30, 2108). Creating video abstracts: a few hints and tips

Emma Barnard, ‘Why are young girls asking for vaginal cosmetic surgery?Pursuit.

Karen Farquharson (June 29, 2018). Race, sport and media: questioning the status quo. Pursuit.

Alan Scott (June 2018). See Sociology as Human Interactions, Not Theory.

Deborah Lupton (July 14, 2018). Ideas for participatory arts/design activities with a digital health focus. This Sociological Life.

Ann Game, (July 17, 2018) ‘Belonging in Anghiari: Franco Talozzi‘. Living in Relation.

Deborah Lupton (June 2, 2018). ‘Using a feminist materialism approach in empirical analysis‘. This Sociological Life.

Alan Scott, ‘The changing meaning of retirement‘.

Michelle Brady (May 16, 2018). Changes to employment network providers’ contracts significantly changes how these services engage with single mothers subject to welfare to work policiesCambridge Core.

Crystal Abidin (May 21, 2018). What Student Problem Memes Tell Us About Student Life Today. Cyborgology.

Gavin Smith, ‘A day in the life: Gavin Smith‘. ANU Reporter, Vol. 49, No. 2

Janeen Baxter (March 26, 2018). UQ researchers to help break the cycle of welfare relianceUQ News

Deborah Lupton (June 19, 2018). What do Australian women think of My Health Record?This Sociological Life. 

Raewyn Connell, ‘Survive and thrive at an academic conference: a guide for beginners, in five outbursts and a cough

David Farrugia (June 21, 2018). ‘Youthfulness and Value in the New Economy.’ TASA Youth.

Ann Game (June 26, 2018). ‘Belonging in Anghiari: Mark Curfoot-Mollington.’ Living in Relation

Fran Collyer. ‘Sociologist of the Month‘, Current Sociology

Fabian Cannizzo, ‘Learning at a Scholarly Pace: On the Socialised Temporalities of Academic Work‘. Cultural Sociology.

Anoushka Benbow, ‘Dial ‘M’ for Menulog – Marketised Solutions, Intersections of Inequality and the Outsourcing of Domestic Labour

Crystal Abidin, ‘Keynote video: Cultures of Internet Celebrity on YouTube

Crystal Abidin, ‘Internet celebrity and Influencer cultures‘. ABC Radio Melbourne

Alan Scott, ‘Stop the Jargon

Alan Scott, ‘Research Waste

Ashleigh Watson, ‘Reviewing Sociological Fiction‘, The Sociological Review

James Arvanitakis, ‘Civics and citizenship education: promoting the future of Australian Democracy?

Timothy Graham, ‘Unsocial media‘. Policy Forum.

Penelope Bergen, ‘Where Sociologists Work‘. TASAweb

Denejkina A. (24 May 2018) Stop centring Western academic ethics: deidentification in social science researchResearch Ethics Monthly.

Christopher Mayes, ‘The Politics of Fat: Restraint and the Good Life‘, ABC Religion & Ethics

Deborah Lupton, ‘Fat 2nd edition now published‘. This Sociological Life

Deborah Lupton, ‘Using feminist materialism to analyse app use‘. This Sociological Life

Fabian Cannizzo, ‘The Irrational Pace of Craft-Time‘. The Sociological Review.

Jordan McKenzie, ‘Sociological happiness: Why the dominant discourse needs to change

Benjamin Pinkard,’The Complexities of Researching Gender Diverse Youth

Fabian Cannizzo, ‘Am I a (Good) Neoliberal?

Ann Game, ‘Easter in Turin

Ann Game, ‘Sunday Lunch

Deborah Lupton, ‘Some findings from my research on Australians’ use of digital health and self-tracking technologies

Anoushka Benbow, ‘Anti-ageing culture, harm and accelerations of ageism‘.

Ann Game, ‘Tranquillo

Ann Game, ‘Anghiari flowers

Deborah Lupton, ‘Digital health promotion: possibilities and limitations

Ann Game, ‘Toppole in spring

Ann Game, ‘La Verna in spring

Trudy Hart, ‘The work-life balance struggle for contemporary single mothers: Individual views and experiences‘.

Janeen Baxter, ‘Life Course Centre – March 2018 Newsletter

Ann Game, ‘Weather, meetings, walking

Alan Scott, ‘Applied Sociology Status

Deborah Lupton, ‘Critical art and design projects about digital data

Ashleigh Watson, ‘Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research’

Matthew Barca, ‘Understanding the ‘Social’ in Social Anxiety’

Postgraduate sub-committee, ‘Overview of PG Day 2017

Deborah Lupton, ‘Frankenstein, Black Mirror, and personal data‘.

Anne Game, ‘Welcome back to Anghiari‘.

Janine Pickering: Award-winning Swinburne thesis explores gender in STEM management

Roger Patulny, ‘All the Lonely People

Kim Toffoletti, ‘From sport widows to sport fans: research tracks evolution of women supporters

Alexia Maddox, ‘A Digital Bermuda Triangle: The Perils of Doing Ethnography on Darknet Drug Markets

Crystal Abidin, ‘Elderly Influencers in East Asia, Cyborgolog

Crystal Abidin, ‘Somewhere Between Here and There: Goldilocking Between Fieldwork and Academia‘, anthro{dendum}

Crystal Abidin, ‘edited series of blogposts for anthro{dendum}:  https://anthrodendum.org/tag/private-messages-from-the-field/

Ashleigh Watson, ‘Writing Sociological Fiction & Making So Fi Zine

Deborah Lupton, ‘Second edition of my book Fat out soon

Crystal Abidin, ‘Academia and the refusal of overwork culture

Fabian Cannizzo: Challenges for the Future of Australian Sociology

Deborah Lupton: My 2017 Publications

Amy Dobson, Benjamin Hanckel, Rose Butler, ‘TASA Youth Symposium: ‘Research Methods in Youth Studies: Doing ‘Difference Differently’

Deborah Lupton, ‘New materialisms: key approaches

James Arvanitakis, ‘Ensuring the economy serves society: a review of Elizabeth Warren’s biography

Ramon Menendez, ‘The Authenticity of Carlos Castaneda

Ben Eltham & James Arvanitakis‘Spoon-feeding and the Massified UniversityAre university courses really getting dumber?