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  • March Nexus 26:1

    Posted on March 30, 2015

    Editors: Sue Malta & Christopher Baker

    In line with our personal vision to highlight the diversity of sociological endeavour in Australia, in this edition of Nexus we again seek to provide a glimpse into the array of research issues and researchers that TASA members are engaging with as this, the 21st century, gathers momentum.

    You can access the March issue of Nexus here.


  • Unintended Consequences

    Posted on February 3, 2015

    Raewyn Connell

    Meeting Sociology

    I can’t recall when I first heard the word ‘sociology’ but I remember how I first met a sociologist. I believe it was in winter 1964, though it might have been 1965. I was an honours History student at Melbourne, in the days when pass and honours students were segregated from First Year on. There were hardly any graduate students, so the honours undergraduates ran the Historical Society. Read more…


  • The Future Workforce of Australian Social Science: Two-day Workshop

    Posted on October 27, 2014

    Nexus 26:3 published November 14, 2014

    Karen Soldatic, Director of Teaching, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW TASA Post Grad Representative (2013-2014)

    On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 July, TASA hosted a two-day national workshop to give air to critical issues emerging for the social sciences and the impact these are having, and will have, for the future reproduction of the Australia social science workforce. These included government funding for the social sciences, the social evaluation and acceptance of the importance of the social sciences and, the vital work of social scientists outside of academe.

    The impetus was driven by TASA’s Post Graduate (PG) and Early Career Research (ECR) membership who are increasingly facing an uncertain future both inside and outside the academy with structural changes occurring to their training, development and employment. Over the last two to three years, TASA PGs and ECRs have directed their concerns towards TASA as their professional representative body, and in turn, TASA responded with a broad collaborative approach, to draw in some of the central institutions that can best respond.

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  • Health Sociology Review

    Posted on September 10, 2014

    The Health Sociology Review is one of two official, peer-reviewed academic journals of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).  The journal is published and owned by Taylor & Francis (print ISSN 1446-1242 and online ISSN 1839-3551).  A new editorial team was appointed in late 2014 for the period 2015 – 2018. Joint Editors in Chief, Dr Joanne Bryant and Dr Christy Newman, both from the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales, will begin contributing to this blog page soon. Back issues of the journal can be viewed in the Health Sociology Review archives.


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