Dan Woodman & Bryan Turner: TASA 2016 Open Plenary
Safer Schools for LGBTIQ People and their Families: A panel organised by the Families and Relationships Thematic Group (FRG) at TASA2016 to explore Safer Schools for LGBTIQ People and their families. The four presenters include:
- Jennifer Power – Rainbow Families in Schools;
- Lucy Nicholas – Safe Schools Coalition and Enabling Relationality;
- Tiffany Jones – Safe(r) Schools and Families for Students with Intersex Variations; and
- Elisabeth Smith – Exploring indicators of safe schools for gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia in the context of relationships with parents and peers
Andrew Jakubowicz: Is the Australian working class racist? Only if prompted, says expert.
Katies Hughes: TASA2016 Presidential address
Doug Ezzy: Governing Religious Diversity in Australia
Theresa Petray and Nick Pendergrast: Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism (Power Point slides – Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism)
Nick Pendergrast: Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China (Power Point slides – Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China)
Deb King & Christy Newman: Work life balance in academia
Gary Bouma, Marion Maddox, Bryan Turner, Lori Beaman. The John Western Memorial Plenary at the TASA 2016 Conference.
“Religion, Cities, Secularism, and Violence”
Carrie Connolly: #TASA2016 “Coming out on YouTube”
James Arvanitakis (joint recipient of the peoples’ award), Tom Barnes. Paul James, Louise Keogh. Jo Lindsay, Ben O’Mara recipient of the judges’ award), Alan Scott & Vivienne Waller (joint recipient of the peoples’ award): The Inaugural TASA and CHASS Speed dating for Sociology Researchers
McKenzie, Lara 2017. ‘A precarious passion: Gendered and age-based insecurity among aspiring academics in Australia’, in Being an early career feminist academic: Global perspectives, experiences, and challenges, Thwaites, Rachel & Pressland, Amy (eds), Studies in gender and education series, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 31-49. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-54325-7
Bourdieusian Prospects (Routledge), edited by Lisa Adkins, Caragh Brosnan and Steven Threadgold at the University of Newcastle.
Clarke, J & Alston, M (2016) ‘Understanding the ‘local’ and ‘global’: Intersections engendering change for women in family farming in Australia’, in A. J. Fletcher & W. Kubik (eds), Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches, Abingdon Oxon UK, Routledge.
James Arvanitakis & David J. Hornsby (2016) ‘Global Poverty & Wealth’, in McGlinchey, S. (ed). International Relations – an E-IR Foundations beginner’s textbook.
Stewart Lockie: Why give the Green Army its marching orders? The Conversation
Alexandra Gibson, Alex Broom & Zarnie Lwin: ‘It’s your fault you got cancer’: the blame game that doesn’t help anyone, The Conversation
Maurizio Labbate, Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, Erica Donner & Roisin McMahon: Why the health and agriculture sectors need to work together to stop antibiotic resistance, The Conversation
Petra Bueskens: Why We Grieved For Hillary Clinton And Who Defends ‘Western Values’ Anyway? New Matilda Read more…
James Arvanitakis : Education Blog: Graduate Attributes for 2017 and beyond
Andrew Metcalfe: Arriving in Anghiari
James Arvanitakis: Education Blog: How educators are failing and how we can respond
Alan Scott: Star Dust
Ann Game: A walk in the Sovara valley
Ann Game: The piazza
Ann Game: Christmas in Anghiari
Ann Game: Christmas mass at Il Carmine
Malatzky, Christina. 2016. “Abnormal mothers: Breastfeeding, governmentality and emotion amongst regional Australian women.”Gender Issues. doi: 10.1007/s12147-
Lewthwaite, B., K. Wilson, V. Wallace, S. McGinty and L. Swain (2016) ‘Challenging normative assumptions regarding disengaged youth: a phenomenological perspective’, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
Myconos, G., J. Thomas, K. Wilson, K. te Riele and L. Swain (2016) ‘Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: the role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia’, FORUM.
Davis, M., Flowers, P., Lohm, D., Waller, E and Stephenson, N. (2016) Immunity, biopolitics and pandemics: Public and individual responses to the threat to life, Body & Society, 22(4), 130-154. DOI: 10.1177/1357034X14556155 Q Read more…
Social media bodies: Revealing the entanglement of sexual wellbeing, mental health and social media in education
TASA member Natalie Hendry has a new book chapter out:
Hendry, N. A. (2017). Social media bodies: Revealing the entanglement of sexual wellbeing, mental health and social media in education. In L. Allen & M. L. Rasmussen (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of sex education (pp. 509–526). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
You can follow Natalie on Twitter: @projectnat
TASA member Xiaoying Qi discusses her paper “Social Movements in China: Augmenting Mainstream Theory with Guanxi”, Posted February 2017. Click here to start listening to Sociology Podcast No. 16.
A topic of discussion at many barbecues this summer will inevitably be private health insurance. Is it worth it? Do we need it? Every year it gets more expensive. The average 4.8% increase in premiums just announced will have more Australians raising these questions, and debating with their friends how much they value choice of doctor, reduced waiting times for elective surgery, and having a private room when in hospital.
Private health insurance is mostly a private industry, but governments play a key role in ensuring private health insurance companies remain profitable and viable. Government policies encourage us all to have private health insurance by providing incentives for people to take out health insurance and imposing tax penalties for those on high incomes who do not have private health insurance. Read more…
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to find affordable housing to move into.
When a Brisbane boxing fan who paid $59.95 for “live and exclusive” viewing of last Friday’s Danny Green v Anthony Mundine boxing match streamed it off his TV through a smartphone and Facebook Live, he landed quite a blow beneath Foxtel’s belt. An estimated 300,000 tuned in via this and another unauthorised stream.
This is the latest skirmish over premium live sport in Australia. Foxtel’s high-priced oligopolistic control over Australian pay TV has again clashed with the demands of sport fans and the increasingly sophisticated capture and relay technologies available to them.
In a constantly changing TV sport environment, pay-TV providers have many more bruising bouts ahead of them – unless they let go of their conventional model of TV-based subscription and move to multiple platforms. Read more…
Stop the presses, Beyoncé is pregnant.
For a brief moment last week, the headlines shifted from Trump to the “Queen Bey”, who dropped the news of her twin pregnancy on Instagram in a post garnering nearly 10 million “likes”.
Kneeling beside a wall of flowers and caressing her belly, Beyoncé stares straight at the camera wearing a maroon bra, pale blue panties, and a veil. Following her Instagram teaser, Beyoncé released a further 17 photographs featuring religious, royal, and maternal references on her website.
These pictures are no accident – they make a powerful statement on black motherhood in 2017.
But they’re very different from a photo series of ordinary women I captured in my study: The Tasmanian Pregnancy Pictures Project. Two key findings from this study include:
1) women’s self-produced pictures reflect changing cultural and bodily norms in pregnancy, and
2) celebrity pregnancy photos form an important backdrop for these changing norms. Read more…