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Date: 11/14/2019
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 14
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~
There are only 11 sleeps until TASA 2019! The Local Organising Committee and the Professional Conference Organisers have been working hard all year, and are still working, to make sure our conference is a huge success. We hope to see you there.
Annual General Meeting
Thursday November 28, 10:00am
Western Sydney University, Parramatta South
Campus, Auditorium, Building EA, Room G.19
You can access a copy of the Annual Report for the 2019/2020 financial year here.
The final agenda will be disseminated next week. 

TASA 2019 Updates

The Conference Proceedings and the Book of Abstracts are both available via TASAweb here.
The Program was last updated yesterday, November 13, you can access it here.  
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


Digital Food Cultures
1st Edition
Edited by Deborah Lupton,
Zeena Feldman

Digital Food Cultures
This book explores the interrelations between food, technology and knowledge-sharing practices in producing digital food cultures.

Digital Food Cultures adopts an innovative approach to examine representations and practices related to food across a variety of digital media: blogs and vlogs (video blogs), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, technology developers’ promotional media, online discussion forums, and self-tracking apps and devices. The book emphasises the diversity of food cultures available on the internet and other digital media, from those celebrating unrestrained indulgence in food to those advocating very specialised diets requiring intense commitment and focus. While most of the digital media and devices discussed in the book are available and used by people across the world, the authors offer valuable insights into how these global technologies are incorporated into everyday lives in very specific geographical contexts. Read on... 

Book Chapters

McKenzie, L 2019, ‘Making up and breaking up: The changing commitments of age-dissimilar couples’, in Romantic relationships in a time of 'cold intimacies', Carter, J & Arocha, L (eds), Studies in family and intimate life series, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 37-56.

Journal Articles

Weng, E (2019), ‘Through a National Lens Darkly: Religion as a Spectrum’, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion 32(1), pp. 3-26.
Caroline Mahoney (2019) Religion, Gender, and Interculturality: Young Women Constructing and Navigating Difference, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 40:6, 736-750,

Informed News & Analysis

Michael Walsh & Eduardo de la Fuente (November 14, 2019) Sonic havens: how we use music to make ourselves feel at home. The Conversation. 
Nick Pendergrast (November 8, 2019) Don’t shoot the messenger: Environmentalism and hypocrisy. Independent Australia.
Simon Coghlan, Barbara Barbosa Neves & Jenny Waycott (November 7, 2019) Abusing a robot won’t hurt it, but it could make you a crueller person. The Conversation. 

New Resources

Healthtalk Australia online resource on early menopause
The resource has two parts, one targeting women and one targeting health practitioners, and is based on narrative interviews with 30 women and 16 health practitioners.
The full details are on a dedicated website here.  
You can read about the online resource via Renata Kokanović, Johnston-AtaataJacinthe Flore (4 November, 2019) New support for women experiencing early menopause. RMIT. 
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)
Program (updated November 12)
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.

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: WSU Walking Tour 

The Urban Sociology thematic group have organised a walking tour of the area surrounding the conference venue. The aim of the walk is to take our sociological imaginations outside the conference walls and learn something about the specific urban place we are visiting (or living in, if you are a local).
The tour will be hosted by Dr Cameron McAuliffe, who is a senior lecturer in human geography and urban studies at Western Sydney University. Cameron's tour will focus on the Parramatta area, and will provide an interesting perspective on the Parramatta's 'global city' aspirations.
4:15 pm - 6:15pm, Tuesday 26th of November. Please RSVP to Andrew Clarke by Thursday 21st of November. The walk will be capped at 20 people, so email Andrew ASAP if you are keen to be involved.


New: PhD Masterclass: Free speech crises in an era of abundant speech 
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne
Cost is free and afternoon tea included.
Participants are required to send a brief description of their PhD project including their candidature stage to Sherene Idriss no later than Monday 9 December. Read on...


NEUROFUTURES: Neuroscience and Responsibility
2019 Neuroscience and Society Conference
2 December, Monash University Law Chambers. Read on...
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...


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... 
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


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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