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Date: 11/6/2019
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 7
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~
TASA 2019 is just around the corner. If you are not able to attend the event, we are pleased to announce that the keynote presentations will be live streamed via TASA's Facebook page:
Annual General Meeting
This is a friendly reminder that agenda items and motions need to be submitted to Ash Watson (TASA Secretary) by this Monday November 11so that they can be included in the agenda. The full AGM Terms of Reference can be accessed here. Note, final AGM details will be disseminated closer to the event. You can access a copy of the Annual Report for the 2019/2020 financial year here. 

Looking for Work 

Terra Nyarko

Terra Nyarko is a Social Researcher and Sociology Tutor from Ghana with an MPhil in Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has experience with teaching distance and part-time students. Terra has taught Industrial Sociology, Social Structure of Ghana, Principles of Social Organization, Sociology of Family, Medical Sociology and Rural Sociology as a part-time Tutor and part -time Assistant Lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Distance and Continuing Education and Kumasi Technical University respectively.
Terra Nyarko
Terra has also some Public Health experience after working with the Ghana AIDS Commission as the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. His areas of expertise are Sociology of Religion, Medical Sociology, Rural Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Local Governance and Teaching Sociology.
Terra has presented at several research conferences. He will be presenting 2 papers at the upcoming ISA's Research committee 22 on Sociology of Religion midterm conference on Religion in the Public Sphere in the 21st century Global South to be held between 14th to 18th November, 2019 in Ghana.

Terra is interested in teaching (tutorials, seminars, lectures) and research assistance. He has experience in doing qualitative research. You can contact him via email:
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TASA 2019 Updates

You can access the abstracts for TASA 2019 keynote speakers Maggie Walter, Rob Stones & Deborah Stevenson via TASAweb here.
TASA 2019 is, once again, a family-friendly event! Resources including breastfeeding facilities, a hang-out space for carers and children and information on childcare options are available. You can access the information via TASAweb here.  
For instructions on how to access the WiFi at TASA 2019, please click here. 
Members' Publications


Tamara Browne (2018) Depression and the Self: Meaning, Control and Authenticity. Cambridge University Press.

BOOK LAUNCH: Professor Cordelia Fine in conversation with Dr Tamara Kayali Browne
2 December, Monash University Law Chambers
Professor Cordelia Fine (University of Melbourne) will be in conversation with Dr Tamara Kayali Browne (Deakin University) to launch the paperback edition of Dr Browne’s book “Depression and the Self: Meaning, Control and Authenticity”. The event will be held at the Monash University Law Chambers and welcome drinks and canapés will be provided. Seats are limited. Reserve your place when registering for Neuroscience and Society 2019. More information on Dr Browne’s book can be found here.

Depression and Self Care
Depression is widely recognised as the leading disability worldwide. Though classified as a medical condition, depression also contains very personal and social aspects which are integral to the experience - as those who have experienced it know all too well. Drawing on research interviews with women who have experienced depression, this psychological study elucidates experiences of depression and the meanings attached to it. In so doing, Browne challenges current understandings of depression as a chronic and endogenous illness and stresses the importance of the perception of authenticity among depression sufferers. Written in plain language accessible to non-specialists, Depression and the Self argues that in depression perceptions of control and the self are intertwined - and that this has important implications for diagnosis and recovery.

Journal Articles

Brosnan, C. and Cribb, A., 2019. Professional identity and epistemic stress: complementary medicine in the academy. Health Sociology Review, pp.1-16. Published online first on 21 October
Lam, K (2019) Young Buddhists and the cosmopolitan irony of belonging in multicultural Australia, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 40(6): 720-735. available here.
PETERIE, Michelle and David NEIL (2019) ‘Xenophobia towards Asylum Seekers: A Survey of Social Theories’. Journal of Sociology. (Special Issue: ‘Asylum Seekers in the Global Context of Xenophobia’, Edited by Scott POYNTING and Linda BRISKMAN). DOI: 10.1177/1440783319882526:

Informed News & Analysis

Anitra Nelson and Brian Coffey (November 5, 2019) What is ‘ecological economics’ and why do we need to talk about it? The Conversation.
Andy Stewart, Brent McDonald & Michele Lo (November 1, 2019) Are the Wallabies’ struggles a sign of rugby union’s decline in Australia? The Conversation. 

Blog Posts

Income Management Study (5 November 2019) 'Researchers Give Evidence to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee':
Deborah Lupton (November 5, 2019) Vitalities Lab Newsletter Number 6. This Sociological Life. 


Yinghua Yu & Hamid Sediqi (October 31, 2019) The Greedy Chinese. Blab Coats.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Did you know you can sign up for New Content alerts for Journal of Sociology and receive an alert for the latest full issue as well as when new articles are published online? See here. 

Health Sociology Review

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 2020Read on... 
Thematic Groups

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.

** There is 1x remaining $300 travel/accommodation bursary to attend Health Day, which is available for any postgraduate student member of TASA. Email Anthony K J Smith for more information.


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.

Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology, The University of Macau (UM), China.

The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. Apply before December 1st, 2019. For the full details, read on... Note, this is a paid ad. 

Jobs Board

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. 
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Current Employment Opportunities
PhD Scholarships

Scholarships Board

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). 
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities

TASA Conference Week Events

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.

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:

The Personal is Political

Two Leading Sociologist talk about their struggles and their work; Michael Pusey and Raewyn Connell
Tuesday November 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
PC-01.6.66, Western Sydney University Parramatta City Campus


Whitlam's legacy and Australian disability social policy: What about people with a partial capacity to work?
Louise St Guillaume
Tuesday November 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
PC-01.7.39, Western Sydney University Parramatta City Campus. Read on...

WSU Film Screening of 'The Australian Dream' Starring Adam Goodes

Thursday, November 28, 4:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Western Sydney University Parramatta South campus
Registration is free, but essential. Read on... 


New: NEUROFUTURES: Neuroscience and Responsibility
2019 Neuroscience and Society Conference
2 December, Monash University Law Chambers. Read on...
New: Expected Inequalities and Unintended Symmetries
11-12 May 2020 in Warsaw (Poland)
Polish Sociological Association, University of Warsaw and Polish Academy of Sciences.
Abstract submission deadline: December 15.Read on... 
Bringing the Hope Back In: Sociological Imagination and Dreaming Transformation
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
August 7-9, 2020, San Francisco, CA.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2020. 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
Submission deadline: November 11. Read on...


Violet Marshman Oration: Professor Patrick McGorry AO  
20 November, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

McKay Lecture Theatre, Sharon Street, La Trobe University, Bendigo

This event is free but registration is necessaryRead on...


International Seminar on Environment and Society
Current Challenges and Trajectories for Change
2nd & 3rd March, 2020, Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
Submission deadline: December 8. Read on...
'MMIC Seminar Series: A/Prof Marie Segrave Temporary migration & family violence: the violence of border
Tuesday 12 November, 12-1pm, N302, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus. Event flyer and registration. 
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. 

Reading Group

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


Beyond the quick fix. Regional Migration, Multi+ Interculturalism Symposium
12 November, 10:30 am – 4:45 pm La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo, VIC. 
This symposium will discuss research and practice insights for socially sustainable regional migration and multiculturalism.
The event is free but registration is required. Read on...
Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 50th Symposium
Humanising the Future
13-15 November, Brisbane. Read on...
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.
Registration is free but essential. Read on...


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:
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...


Final Call: Last Chance to Register for Scholarships
Women currently working in the humanities sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program. Funding must be apportioned by the end of 2019 and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form prior to 5pm on December 6: Read on...
participatory visual methods
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
You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2019-2020 as well as documents and policies, including the Constitution, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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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. 

Gift Memberships

Gift memberships are available with TASA.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please email the following details through to the TASA Office:

1. Name of gift recipient;
2. email address of gift recipient;
3. the membership category you are gifting (see the available Membership Categories & Fees); and
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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