A very warm welcome to the first weekly eNewsletter from our new web platform. We trust you received the Welcome Email sent earlier this week. This newsletter contains the usual inserts like members' publications and events. There are also details on some of the new web platform features. We have started off with conference updates, though, as there is only 4 weeks until TASA 2019! We hope you enjoy this week's newsletter.
| |The Program was published earlier this week. Some updates have already been made so please do check the Program web page for the latest version.
The LOC are compiling two play lists this year; one for the Welcome Reception and one for the Conference Dinner. You can email your song suggestions to Alphia, TASA's Vice President and this year's Conference Convener.
|Accessing Member Directory Profile Settings |
| To review and update your Bio information, after logging in your name will appear in the right hand corner of the purple bar situated at the top of the screen. When you hover your cursor over your name, a drop-down menu will appear that includes a "Profile" link (as shown in image below). |
Clicking on the 'Profile' link will open up your 'Member Profile' page. To review and amend your Bio details, click on the 'Member Profile Details' (highlighted yellow in below image). It is in this area that you will also be able to review/amend your 'visibility' settings for the Members' Directory. As outlined in the Welcome Email sent to you earlier this week, the default setting for all members is 'Show name, city and State only; no bio or contact information'.
| The image on the left shows the Bio for Ash Watson, TASA Secretary. As you can see, Ash has added an photo, Twitter handle and website URL (icons at the bottom) to her Bio. The image on the left is an example of what appears when members search in the Members' Directory. |
Morris, A., Beer, A., Martin, J., Horne, S., Davis, C., Budge, T., & Paris, C. (2019). Australian local governments and affordable housing: Challenges and possibilities. The Economic and Labour Relations Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1035304619880135
|Singleton, A, Rasmussen, M.L, Halafoff, A. & Bouma, G.D. Australia’s Generation Z Study: Australia’s teenagers negotiating religion, sexuality and diversity. Project report. ANU, Deakin and Monash Universities, 2019. |
|Michelle Peterie (October 14, 2019) The Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transaction Bill. Parliament of Australia. |
|Naama Carlin (October 20, 2019) How your diet reveals what you believe. ABC RN God Forbid. |
|Public trust in social media: Social media are now firmly embedded in the daily lives of many people, as channels for connection, as sources of news and information, and as archives of personal memories. The below video is of a panel discussion that was part of Social Sciences Week, held at Monash University. The following members feature in the video: |
Brady Robards (MC) , Jo Lindsay (Welcome) & Steven Roberts (Panelist).
|2021 Special Issue - call for papers |
Imagining rural futures in times of uncertainty and possibility: Progressing a transformative research agenda for rural sociology. This Special Edition offers a critical opportunity to imagine the futures of rural societies and rural sociology at a time when, across the world, there has been an awakening of diverse publics to the reality that current and historical social and economic structures are leading to the demise of planetary health and human survival. Read on...
2020 Special Issue - call for papers
Sex, Health & Technology Special Issue
The Role of Bio-medical, Bio-mechanical, and Bio-digital Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Intimacy. Full papers due: January 17th 2020. Read on...
TASA 2019 Health Day
Data, Technology and Sociology in the Age of Digital Health
Friday 29th November 2019, Western Sydney University (Paramatta)
For the full details and to register, click here
TASA 2019 Families & Relationships Event
Creativity and methodological innovation in the sociology of familial and intimate relationships
Friday 29th November 2019, Western Sydney University (Paramatta)
For the full details and to register, click here.
| 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. |
| 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 (see instructions above). |
|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
Rural sustainability in the urban century XV World Congress of Rural Sociology
8-12 July 2020, Cairns, Australia
Submission deadline extended to November 1. Read on...
As part of the IRSA 2020 XV World Congress of Rural Sociology in Cairns, Australia, RC40 (The Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food of the International Sociological Association) and the Australasian Agri-Food Research Network invite abstracts for a mini-conference on the exciting theme of transdisciplinary visual methodologies. They are also hosting a separate (post)-graduate student workshop for students exploring and using visual methods. 7 - 8 July, 2020. Submission deadline. November 1. Read on...
2019 AASR Conference: Religion and Violence
4-6 December 2019, City campus, University of Newcastle
The 2019 AASR Conference will be held from 5-6 December and include a free masterclass and workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers on 4 December. Last day to register 27 November. Read on...
Advancing Equality at Work and Home: Strengthening Science and Collaboration
Work and Family Researchers Network Conference June 24-27, 2020, New York Midtown Manhattan Hilton
Transforming Contexts, Transforming Selves: Gender in New Times
Gender Work and Organization conference 24-26 June 2020
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
Public Event: Are there some jobs robots just shouldn’t do? Join the panel as they discuss robots in the workplace from a range of industry perspectives.
Chair: Sara James
Speakers: Katharine McKinnon on care work, Mira Stammers on law and Lawrie Zion on journalism.
This Saturday, 26th October, 3 pm – 4.30 pm, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, read on...
This event is part of ‘Next Fest’ (24th-27th October)– a series of public events hosted by La Trobe University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences that engages with the key challenges and possibilities of our immediate future.
New: HEALTH X OBJECTS X EXPERIENCE: Provocative ideas for interdisciplinary thinking
Monday 4 November, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, The Green Brain, RMIT University City Campus
This is a free event but registration is required. Read on...
New: 'MMIC Seminar Series: Temporary migration & family violence: the violence of border
Tuesday 12 November, 12-1pm, N402, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus. Event flyer and registration.
New: Deakin University’s next ‘First Fridays’ Gender and Sexuality Studies seminar will be held on 1 November at Deakin Downtown (at 727 Collins St, near Southern Cross Station). Fran Martin on ‘‘Educational mobilities queer potentials'. Read on....
18 November: Seminar presentation by Professor Roger Burrows (Newcastle University, UK): 'Lost England? A Post-Brexit Sociological Travelogue, 2-3 pm, room 221 Goodsell. Please RSVP here.
|19 November: VLab reading group on thinking with care and more-than-human theory. Room 221 Goodsell, UNSW. Please let Deborah know if you would like to come, so she can send you the readings ahead of time |
New: Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 50th Symposium
Humanising the Future
Capabilities and Capitals: Implications for Students’ Persistence and Success at University
November 21 - 22, University of Wollongong
Fellow member Dina Bowman is one of the speakers.
New: Publishing Your Work for Diverse Audiences Workshop
Wednesday 13 November, Griffith University Southbank campus.
This interactive full day workshop will bring together humanities Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers to develop a dual approach to their publishing profiles – addressing the need to both establish a quality academic publishing profile, and a public research profile that speaks directly to the current engagement and impact agenda for Australian research.
As places are limited to 50 people for this free event, we are inviting applications from humanities Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers to attend. Please see the Academy's website for further details and complete the online expression of interest form by Sunday 27 October 2019.
Disability Sociologies, Sociologies of Disability: Pushing Boundaries in a Precarious World
25 November, 1 – 4pm, Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus
Registration is NOT required. However, if you would like further information on the event, please email Karen. Read on...
Note: you can attend remotely via the open event Webinar link: https://uws.zoom.us/j/621020158
18 November: Creative Methods workshop 11 am-12 pm, room 221 Goodsell. We will be experimenting with creative methods for social research. For planning purposes, please let Deborah know if you'd like to come.
‘AKE: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop Series’ is coming to Canberra on Thursday 21 November, 12-4pm at the Australian National University. In this workshop, brought to you by Dr Ashleigh Watson, Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro, and Samantha Trayhurn, they will explore ways of practically extending critical and feminist social research with art. The workshop will involve talks on participatory visual methods followed by a practical workshop, where participants will produce a zine to be published with Frances St Press. This workshop is suitable for Honours, Masters and PhD students, and established social researchers. Read on...
3.5 day Participatory Visual Methods (PVM) training or 1 day only Intro to PVM. Brisbane, 9-12 December 2019. Spaces strictly limited to 20 people. Read on...
|TASA Documents and Policies |
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|Accessing Online Materials & Resources |
TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb.
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1. Name of gift recipient;
2. email address of gift recipient;
4. who the Tax Invoice should be made out to.
Upon receiving the above details, TASA will email the recipient with full details on how they can take up the gift membership. You will receive the Tax Invoice, via email, after the recipient completes the online membership form.
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