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Friday essay: the politics of the US family sitcom, and why Roseanne rocks

Popular sitcoms like Modern Family avoid reflecting on wider economic realities: Roseanne has filled a void. IMDB Scott Doidge, University of Melbourne After a 20-year hiatus, the American TV series Roseanne has returned to television. Early indications suggest that the reboot will be an enormous success, with the first episodes delivering the highest ratings for […]

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March wrap-up: Books by TASA members

Berents, Helen. 2018. “Right(s) from the ground up: Internal displacement, the urban periphery and belonging to the city”. The Politics of Identity: Place, Space and Discourse. eds. Chris. Agius and Dean. Keep. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 141-157.       Altmann, E and Gabriel M (Eds) 2018 Multi-owned Properties in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities, London, Palgrave Mcmillan […]

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March wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal – Articles Tang, Shawna & Quah, Sharon Ee Ling. (2017) Heteronormativity and sexuality politics in Singapore: the female-headed households of divorced and lesbian mothers. Journal of Sociology. Ben Gook (2018). Backdating German neoliberalism: Ordoliberalism, the German model and economic experiments in eastern Germany after 1989. Journal of Sociology. Article first published online: February 19, 2018 Olga Maksimenko (2017). ‘Ukraine’s Euromaidan in Turkish Media’, Ukrainian […]

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March wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Sophie Lewis & Karen Willis, ‘Do you really need private health insurance? Here’s what you need to know before deciding. The Conversation Alan Morris, ‘Mission nearly impossible: the City of Sydney’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply‘. The Conversation Ben Wadham, ‘Hazing and sexual violence in Australian universities: we need to address men’s cultures, The Conversation […]

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

The below report was written by TASA member Trudy Hart from original qualitative research undertaken in a 3rd year Applied Social Research course last year. The course was undertaken at University of Newcastle, coordinated by Dr Ann Taylor and supervised by Dr Julia Coffey. Substantive information provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that ‘In 2012 […]

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TASA 2018: Precarity, Rights and Resistance

TASA’s 2018 submission portal is now open! The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Education, The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University are all happy to invite you to the 2018 TASA Conference at our Burwood Campus in Melbourne. The theme of this year’s conference is Precarity, Rights and […]

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Call for papers for the Journal of Sociology, 2019 Special Issue

BACKGROUND Over the last few decades, there has been a radical transformation of Australia’s labour market and education sector, with intersecting implications for gender and generational inequalities. First, the composition of the labour force has changed. There has been both a significant increase in women’s participation in paid work and a steady decline in full-time […]

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Hazing and sexual violence in Australian universities: we need to address men’s cultures

Brotherhood is produced by men with a sense of licence and tradition, and is sustained through particular rites of passage and rituals of abuse. Shutterstock Ben Wadham, Flinders University The esteemed residential colleges of Sydney University have recently gained intense public scrutiny for fostering cultures of sexual harassment, rape and hazing. The Red Zone Report, […]

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Call for Papers: RE-IMAGINING ECONOMIC SECURITY & WELLBEING IN AN AGE OF PRECARITY

RE-IMAGINING ECONOMIC SECURITY & WELLBEING IN AN AGE OF PRECARITY Melbourne, Friday 23 November 2018 Workshop for TASA members hosted jointly by TASA ‘Sociology of Economic Life’ and ‘Work, Employment and Social Movements’ Thematic Groups CALL FOR PAPERS The past few decades of political and economic change have led to a shifting of risk from […]

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Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research

Reflections on the Event ‘Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research’ On February 15th and 16th, The Australian Sociological Association and Western Sydney University Institute for Culture and Society, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and Graduate Research School co-hosted a two-day workshop for postgraduates and ECRs called “Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research.” […]

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February wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Blogs 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, Cyborgology (more…)

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February wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Ben Gook, “Ecstatic Melancholic: Ambivalence, Electronic Music and Social Change around the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” Emotions: History, Culture, Society 1.2 (2017), 11-37. Narayanan, Yamini. 2018. ‘Cow protection’ as ‘casteised speciesism’: sacralisation, commercialisation and politicisation. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.  41(3). 10.1080/00856401.2018.1419794. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ZtvN2kha8MsuT7az3k4J/full Narayanan, Yamini. 2018. Cow Protectionism and Bovine Frozen Semen Farms in India: Analysing […]

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The Rise of Populism – A Different Lense

TASA member Steven Roberts, from Monash University, features in the below video talking about how, “Populism is rapidly rising around the globe. It’s more than political resistance to change – its impact can be felt across the United States, Europe, Australia and beyond. It’s taken shape in the form of Brexit, President Donald Trump and […]

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HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW – Call for New Editorial Team

Applications are invited for the editorship of the journal HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW for the four-year term 2019–2022. Transition arrangements will begin in 2018, although the content for the first issue of 2019 will be finalised by the out-going editors. Overview About HSR Health Sociology Review is a journal of TASA and is an international peer-reviewed […]

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Sociology – Special Edition 2020

The Journal of Sociology is an international journal published four times a year by Sage. Each year the Editors invite expressions of interest from the international community of sociological scholars in guest editing a Special Edition of the Journal. Special Editions may address any sociological theme which is likely to be of interest to the Journal readership. […]

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PhD Final Stages – Nominating Examiners

As you reach the final stages of your PhD, it is important to discuss potential examiners with your supervisory panel. In this video, TASA member James Arvanitakis, & colleagues, talk about some of the important considerations when nominating potential examiners, keeping in mind that the final composition of your examination panel will remain confidential.

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PhD final stages – Timeline to Submission

The final stages leading up to the submission of your thesis can be really stressful, but they can also be really exciting as it means you are getting closer to graduating. In the video below, TASA member James Arvanitakis, & colleagues, from Western Sydney University talk about the timeline in the final stages of your PhD […]

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January wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis John Scott: Male sex workers catering to more women and couples, as legal reform lags, ABC News Brendan Churchill: Mum, dad and two kids no longer the norm in the changing Australian family, The Conversation David Rowe & colleague: The Winter Olympics and the two Koreas: how sport diplomacy could save the world. The Conversation Andrew Glover: Sustainable […]

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Employment Opportunity: Lecturer in Sociology  

Lecturer in Sociology             Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Continuing, full-time $ 93,336 to $ 110,619 per annum (Level B) Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available. Relocation assistance provided The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university in the enviable position of […]

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January wrap up: Books by TASA members

Nick Osbaldiston (2018) Towards a Sociology of the Coast:Our Past, Present and Future Relationship to the Shore, Palgrave Macmillan UK               Giuseppe, G., & Possamai, A.(2018). Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity. Palgrave Macmillan.             Bartholomaeus, C., & Riggs, D. W. (2017). Transgender people and education. New York: Palgrave […]

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January wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Chesters , J. (2017): Educational trajectories: parental education, pathways through senior secondary college and post-school outcomes in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia, International Journal of Training Research, DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2017.1413992 Naomi Smith & Timothy Graham (2017). Mapping the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook. Information, Communication and Society Gahan, Luke (2017) “Separated Same-Sex Parents’ Experiences and Views of Services and Service Providers,” Journal […]

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First reconciliation, then a republic – starting with changing the date of Australia Day

Changing the date of Australia Day is the first tiny step for Australia to begin the reckoning with its origins. AAP/Dan Peled Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania As the debate continues over whether Australia Day should be celebrated on January 26, this series looks at the politics of some unresolved issues swirling around Australia Day […]

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The authenticity of Carlos Castaneda

The below article, by TASA member Ramón Menéndez, was originally published on the Cultural Sociology Thematic Group website.  Carlos Castaneda was a best-selling writer born in Cajamarca, Peru in 1925. He migrated to the US in 1951, becoming a millionaire after the publication of his first book, The teachings of Don Juan (1970 [1968]), which resonated […]

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Call for Papers – Postgraduate and ECR Methods Workshop

The Australian Sociological Association and Western Sydney University Institute for Culture and Society, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and Graduate Research School are proud to co-host a two-day workshop for Postgraduates and ECRs “Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research” at Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, February 15th-16th, 2018 We invite abstracts from Postgraduates […]

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2018 TASA Awards

Outstanding Service to TASA This honour is accorded to a TASA member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of participation in and promotion of TASA over a number of years. There are many ways in which this can occur, but in all cases the quality of the service is the determining criterion, rather than the quantity alone. Nominations close May […]

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December wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Lucy Nicholas (2017). Beyond quiet tolerance to diversity perspectives: When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression, Ethos – page 9, Journal of Social Education Victoria Inc, Vol 25 No 4 Term 4 2017 Glover, Andrew, Yolande Strengers, and Tania Lewis. 2017. “The Unsustainability of Academic Aeromobility in Australian Universities.” Sustainability: Science, Practice and […]

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December wrap up: Books by TASA members

Zinn, J.O. & McDonald, D. 2018: Risk in The New York Times (1987–2014). A corpus-based exploration of sociological theories, Palgrave Macmillan.           David McCallum,  Criminalising Children,  Welfare and the State in Australia (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2017)             (more…)

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December wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Shane Duggan: So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some options, The Conversation Rebecca Pearse: The federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual, The Conversation Deborah Lupton: The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device, The Conversation Dina Bowman & Marcus Banks: People on low incomes are sacrificing basic goods to take out insurance, The […]

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Challenges for the Future of Australian Sociology

The below article, by TASA member Fabian Cannizzo, was originally published on the social thinker blog and has been re-posted here with full permission. You can follow Fabian on Twitter: @fabiancann  The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) announced by the Australian Commonwealth Government has received media attention for the inclusion of cost-cutting to universities to the tune […]

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Social Sciences Week

Social Sciences Week is an opportunity for social scientists to engage non-academic audiences with cutting edge social science research, to show-case the diversity and relevance of social science. It will include interactive community and school-based events, bringing the social sciences to life, particularly for the next generation of university students, social scientists and citizens. Social […]

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Vimeo: Meredith Nash on the #metoo movement

TASA member Meredith Nash, the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, was in the news recently discussing the extent to which the #metoo movement will eventuate in social change. You can watch & listen to what Meredith had to say via the below Vimeo. Will social […]

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Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app could be good for digital literacy

Facebook’s Messenger Kids has sparked debate about what age children should be using messaging apps. Shutterstock.com Philippa Collin, Western Sydney University Facebook is trialling a new Messenger Kids app in the United States. The standalone app is aimed at under-13s, who aren’t currently eligible for a normal Facebook account. Parents are responsible for setting up […]

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Schools are not adequately preparing young Australians to participate in our democracy

As young Australians approach voting age they need simple, clear and practical instructions about the mechanics of how government works and how to vote. Shutterstock Zareh Ghazarian, Monash University; Jacqueline Laughland-Booy, Monash University, and Zlatko Skrbis, Monash University Australia’s youth are interested in politics and are passionate about issues but, unless we take note of […]

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November wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Alan Morris: Last of the Millers Point and Sirius tenants hang on as the money now pours in, The Conversation James Arvanitakis: Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey, ABC News Breakfast Rob White: Criminality and Climate Change, University of Tasmania Peter Robinson: Gay rebels: why some older homosexual men don’t support same-sex marriage, The Conversation Michael Flood: Do parents of boys view […]

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November wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Peta Cook & Angela Dwyer (2017). No longer raising eyebrows: The contexts and domestication of Botox as a mundane medical and cultural artefact, Journal of Consumer Culture Nicholas Hookway (2017) The moral self: Class, narcissism and the problem of do-it-yourself moralities, The Sociological Review Tan, H. and Forbes-Mewett, H. (In press) Whose ‘fault’ is it? Becoming Homeless in […]

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October wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Segrave, M., Forbes-Mewett, H. and Keel, C. (2017) Migration Review Tribunal decisions in student visa cancellation appeals: Sympathy, hardship and exceptional circumstances. Current Issues in Criminal Justice 29 (1). Forbes-Mewett, H. and Wickes, R. (Accepted 15 August 2017) The neighbourhood context of crime against international students. Journal of Sociology. Wilson Otengah, Erick Ater Onyango, Noah M.O Sanganyi, & Crispinous Iteyo(2017) Compelled […]

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Call for Abstracts: Translating youth research to policy and practice

Following the success of the Crime and Governance ‘Politics and Crime Control’ symposium, The Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS), along with guest editors Joel McGregor and Xanthé Mallett, are now welcoming abstract submissions for a special issue to be published in early 2018. (more…)

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Nexus Volume 29:3

Nexus editors Eileen Clark, Peter Robinson and Alexia Maddox have compiled a bumper final 2017 issue.  You can access all the articles directly from the Nexus site.

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TASA 2018

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Education, The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University are all happy to invite you to the 2018 TASA Conference at our Burwood Campus in Melbourne. The theme of next year’s conference is Precarity, Rights and Resistance. The pressures that […]

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Last of the Millers Point and Sirius tenants hang on as the money now pours in

Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney The Millers Point and Sirius building tenants’ long, hard struggle against eviction from their inner Sydney community is reaching a critical point. On September 21, Housing NSW provided the following statistics to the Millers Point Estates Advisory Board: only seven residents in four tenancies have yet to commit to […]

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Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey

Fellow member James Arvanitakis speaking on ABC’s News Breakfast program about the same sex marriage postal survey: “Traumatic” and a “policy failure” is how our Friday confabbers have described the SSM postal survey @joelcreasey + @jarvanitakis pic.twitter.com/nsyF7SmCD1 — News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) October 26, 2017

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Journal of Sociology 2019 Special Issue

The winning bids for the Journal of Sociology 2019 Special Issue have been announced. There were two winners: 1)       Indigenous Sociology: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives Guest Editors: Professor Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania, Professor Tracey McIntosh, University of Auckland, Professor Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University, and Dr Robert Webb, University of Auckland 2)       Gendered and Generational Inequalities in the Gig Economy […]

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Here’s how Australia can act to target racist behaviour online

Racists take advantage of social media algorithms to find people with similar beliefs. from www.shutterstock.com Andrew Jakubowicz, University of Technology Sydney Although racism online feels like an insurmountable problem, there are legal and civil actions we can take right now in Australia to address it. Racism expressed on social media sites provided by Facebook and […]

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September wrap-up: Public output by TASA members

Informed News & Analysis Jennifer Power: FactCheck: are children ‘better off’ with a mother and father than withsame-sex parents? The Conversation Steve Matthewman: Sociology from Aotearoa New Zealand: Power Politics in Post-Disaster Ōtautahi, Global Dialogue Holly Thorpe: Sociology from Aotearoa New Zealand: Creative Sports in Post-Disaster Geographies, Global Dialogue Robert Webb: Sociology from Aotearoa New Zealand: Towards an Indigenous Criminology, Global Dialogue Steve Matthewman […]

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September wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Journal Articles Ben Gook, “Nancy Fraser’s Zeitdiagnose: Capitalism after the Financial Crisis,” Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie (Journal of Political Theory) 7.2, 2017. Free download. Lea, E and Marlow, A and Altmann, E and Courtney-Pratt, H, “Nursing students’ preferences for clinical placements in the residential aged care setting”, Journal of Clinical Nursing pp. 1-10. doi:10.1111/jocn.13859 ISSN 0962-1067 (2017) [Refereed Article] Cary Bennett (2017) Drugs, moral panics and […]

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Could I be an ally?

The below post from TASA member Dr Yarrow Andrew, Flinders University, was originally published on the Genders & Sexualities website and has been republished here with the groups’ permission. As a member of my University’s Ally network, supporting LGBT+ students, I think a lot about who becomes an ‘ally’, and why. Despite the name, the majority of […]

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Young Australians are engaged in political issues, but unsure how democracy works

Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected. Shutterstock Zareh Ghazarian, Monash University; Jacqueline Laughland-Booy, Monash University, and Zlatko Skrbis, Monash University The importance of Australians having the knowledge and skills to participate as active citizens is always a […]

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Why Should I do a PhD?

If you have ever thought about doing a PhD, but you’re not quite sure, this video is for you.  TASA member Professor James Arvanitakis, Dean of Graduate Studies at Western Sydney University talks about some of the reasons you should do a PhD… and then some of the reasons why it might not be the […]

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Host the 2019 or 2020 TASA Conference: Call for Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest for hosting the November 2019 and the 2020 TASA Conferences. The annual conference is a key event for sociologists to present their research and network with peers, usually attracting over 400 participants. Hosting the conference is an ideal opportunity for a university, department or other workplace to showcase their […]

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Launch of the report ‘Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support’.

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Program and the Border Crossing Observatory, together with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence will be launching a report into temporary migration and family violence. This report is based on a research collaboration with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence in 2016, and draws on an extensive evidence base. […]

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Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

TASA member Joshua Roose is a foundational member of the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS). The association is committed to promoting scholarly studies of Islam and Muslim societies. This includes studies of Islam as a religion, as well as the lived experience of Muslims in Australia and beyond. There is a launch for […]

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August wrap-up: articles/papers/reports/reviews by TASA members

Collyer, F.M.; Willis, K. and Lewis, S. (2017) ‘Gatekeepers in the Healthcare Sector: Knowledge and Bourdieu’s Concept of Field’ Social Science and Medicine 186: 96-103. Connell, R.; Pearse, R.; Collyer, F.M.; Maia, J. and Morrell, R. (2017) ‘Negotiating with the North: How Southern-tier Intellectual Workers Deal With the Global Economy of Knowledge’ The Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1177/0038026117705038  p. 1–17. Hughes, K.  (2017). Transition pedagogies and the neoliberal […]

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August wrap-up: Books by TASA members

Jeremy C. A. Smith (2017) Debating civilisations: Interrogating civilisational analysis in a global age, Manchester University Press             Stephen Kerry (2018) Trans Dilemmas: Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities. Routledge.           (more…)

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The Dangers of Dominant Theories

TASA member Alan Scott, is the Continuing Education Officer for the Applied Sociology thematic group. Each month, Alan writes about a topic that has caught his eye. This month’s topic is about the dangers of dominant theories I was impressed by an article in the Journal of Sociology (Vol.53 No. 1 March 2017) by Val Colic-Peisker from […]

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Digital Sociology Podcast with Deborah Lupton

TASA member and World renowned sociologist Deborah Lupton was interviewed by Christopher Harpertill for the Digital Sociology Podcast. Deborah talks a bit about her biography and how she came to be researching “the digital” and how her early work on the virality of HIV paved the way for thinking about digital networks. Deborah and Christopher […]

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July wrap up: Books by TASA members

Hamilton, Lindsay, Taylor, Nik (2017). Ethnography after Humanism: Power, Politics and Method in Multi-Species Research. Palgrave.           Palumbo, Antonino  and Scott, Alan(2018) Remaking Market Society. A Critique of Social Theory and Political Economy in Neoliberal Time.               Boese, Martina, Marotta, Vince (Eds)(2017) Critical Reflections on Migration, ‘Race’ and Multiculturalism Australia in a Global Context, Routledge. […]

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July wrap up: Book reviews by TASA members

Peter Bansel Book Review: Peter Robinson, Gay Men’s Relationships Across the Life Course, Journal of Sociology. Jul 10, 2017 | OnlineFirst Mark Mallman Book Review: Class, Journal of Sociology. Jul 13, 2017 | OnlineFirst Graham Davidson Book Review: Thinking the Antipodes: Australian Essays, Journal of Sociology. Jul 13, 2017 | OnlineFirst

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July wrap up: Journal articles by TASA members

Christopher Mayes, Jane Williams & Wendy Lipworth (2017). Conflicted hope: social egg freezing and clinical conflicts of interest, Health Sociology Review Block, K., & Gibbs, L. (2017). Promoting Social Inclusion through Sport for Refugee-background Youth in Australia: Analysing Different Participation Models Social Inclusion, 5(2), 91-100. Scott Fitzpatrick & Jo River (2017). Beyond the medical model: Future directions for suicide intervention […]

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July wrap up: Blog posts by TASA members

Ann Game: Belonging in Anghiari: Giuseppe Dini Deborah Lupton: Digital Health Stakeholder Workshop Andrew Jakubowicz: Two Strongs don’t make it Right Janeen Baxter: Life Course Centre, July 2017 Newsletter Deborah Lupton: Food porn, fitspo, bonespo and epic food feats: bodies and food in digital media Ann Game: Belonging in Anghiari: Andrea Merendelli

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July wrap up: Informed News & Analysis by TASA members

Catherine Robinson: Homelessness: The real housing crisis gripping Australia, SBS Catherine Robinson: Comment: Why ‘Filthy Rich & Homeless’ enables the homeless to tell their own stories, SBS Judy Rose: Can a shorter work week help work-life balance? CPA Australia Kate Fitz-Gibbon, JaneMaree Maher & Jude McCulloch: Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention, The Conversation Dan Woodman: There is no boomers v millennials generational war […]

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Why are there so few women screen composers?

Lisa Gerrard performing in Budapest, 2012. She is one of Australia’s few successful female composers for screen. Balazs Mohai/EPA Catherine Strong, RMIT University Just 13% of those composing music for screen are women, according to membership figures from APRA AMCOS, the organisation that looks after copyright for songwriters, composers and music publishers in Australia. Female […]

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Sociology and Law

TASA member Alan Scott, is the Continuing Education Officer for the Applied Sociology thematic group. Each month, Alan writes about a topic that has caught his eye. This month’s topic is about Sociology and Law. I have never thought much about Sociology and Law (criminal or common).  My dictionary of Sociology tells me that Sociology stands in […]

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Downsizing cost trap awaits retirees – five reasons to be wary

Add up all the neglected costs of downsizing and retirees have good reason to be wary of making the move. wavebreakmedia from www.shutterstock.com Erika Altmann, University of Tasmania It’s time to debunk the myth of zero housing costs in retirement if we want to understand why retirees resist downsizing. Retirees have at least five reasons […]

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Universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment: here’s how to fix it

University students need more, and better, education in sexual violence prevention strategies. Shutterstock Michael Flood, Queensland University of Technology Universities in Australia have a serious problem with sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s survey, released today, documents that large numbers of students have experienced sexual assault and harassment. This is no […]

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Eavesdrop: a podcast by Nicholas Hookway

TASA member and Public Engagement Portfolio Leader Nicholas Hookway and his friend Justin take turns telling stories of the everyday. From dealing with potty mouth toddlers, to the dramas of amateur sporting heroics and contemporary funeral fashions, they combine social commentary with a healthy dose of piss taking to shed light on life’s big questions […]

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