The call for nominations for the 2020 Executive Election is closing tomorrow, midday July 31st. For the full details, please visit TASAweb here. If you would like a confidential chat about any of the Executive roles, please contact the current Executive members in those roles directly or text Sally, in TASA Admin, on 0425 728 392, with a suitable call back time.
As noted last week, there is no TASA Thursdays event today as TASA's mid-year Executive meeting is being held today and tomorrow.
As mentioned in the last two newsletters, conscious of the strain that the pandemic has placed on our members, the Executive have extended the submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize to allow those that were caught up with the last teaching session and the transition to online learning or impacts on research, to now apply. You qualify to nominate if you published a paper in 2017, 2018 or 2019. Note, the deadline for the new Postgraduate Impact and Engagement Award has also been extended to August 6th.
|TASA Thursdays - Save the date |
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson,Thursday August 6, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer: Thursday August 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Michael Flood speaking on 'Unpacking and Reconstructing Masculine Norms in Australia', August 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST, via Zoom. What is the state of gender norms in Australia? To what extent are traditional norms of masculinity still dominant, and to what extent are they shifting or breaking down? Do young men agree with stereotypical constructions of masculinity, and if they do, what implications does this have for their lives and their relations with others? To answer these questions, this webinar draws on two recent Australian surveys, one among young men aged 18 to 30 and another among people in Australia. The webinar then explores how we may reconstruct masculine norms. What messages and approaches are likely to prompt resistance and backlash, and what messages are likely instead to inspire positive change?
Webinar chaired by JaneMaree Maher with speaker Naomi Pfitzner on Responding to the 'Shadow Pandemic': Domestic violence during COVID-19, September 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87109169257.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker James Arvanitakis on Living Blue in a Deep Red State: A sociological analysis of the 2020 election after a year spent in Wyoming. November 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87109169257.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer & Suzanne Schrijnder each presenting on their area of expertise to the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the #newnormal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change'. December 10, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87109169257.
Steven Threadgold (2020) Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities, Bristol University Press
| Steven Threadgold’s study represents the first comprehensive engagement of Pierre Bourdieu’s influential sociology with affect theory. |
With empirical research and examples from sociology, it develops a theory of “Affective Affinities,” deepening our understanding of how everyday moments contribute to the construction and remaking of social class and aspects of inequalities. It identifies new ways to consider the strengths and weaknesses of Bourdieusian principles and their interaction with new developments in social theory.
This is a stimulating read for students, researchers and academics across studies in youth, education, labour markets, pop culture, media, consumption and taste. Read on...
| |Fisher, C. A., Rudkin, N., Withiel, T. D., May, A., Barson, E., Allen, B., O'Brien, E., & Willis, K. (2020). Assisting patients experiencing family violence: A survey of training levels, perceived knowledge, and confidence of clinical staff in a large metropolitan hospital. Women’s Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745506520926051
| | Muir, K., Powell, A., Flanagan, K., Stone, W., Tually, S., Faulkner, D., Hartley, C., Pawson, H. (2020) ‘A pathway to where?’ Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways, AHURI Final Report No. 332, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/332, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7118001.
|Raewyn Connell (2020) A Sociological Playlist. The Sociological Review, July 24. |
Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award
This new annual award recognises the impact and engagement of a Postgraduate TASA member’s scholarship that is of high social value to Australian society and/or sociology. This award is not limited to publications but also to outstanding contributions in teaching, community work and non-traditional academic outputs. The award seeks to value and encourage an understanding of scholarship and impact that extends beyond publication and citation metrics. This award draws on the Boyer model of scholarship recognising the value of Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations EXTENDED TO AUGUST 6TH
The Journal of Sociology - Volume: 56, Number: 2 (June 2020) is now available.
The Table of Contents can be viewed here. To access each article, please click here.
| |The Health Sociology Review Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access for 60 days, via the HSR website here.
New: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Social Research in Health
University of New South Wales
Working with TASA members Karen Willis and Sophie Lewis on their ARC project on loneliness.
New: Korea Research centre Postdoctoral Fellow
The newly-established Korean Research Centre at UWA is seeking to make a fixed-term, fractional appointment for a KRC Postdoctoral Fellow at 0.6FTE for 9 months, Level A.8, commencing at the latest by September 1 2020, within the School of Humanities.
Application deadline: TOMORROW JULY 31st. Read on...
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology / Criminal Justice / Sociology
Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua i te Muru Taihara me te Mātauranga Hapori
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, College of Arts - Te Rāngai Toi Tangata, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Christchurch - Ōtautahi, New Zealand - Aotearoa
Applications close: Sunday, 2 August (midnight, NZ time). Read on...
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|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
|New: Survey: visiting/working in hair or beauty salons during COVID-19 |
This survey is about how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted people’s experiences of visiting or working in hair and beauty salons (including barbers). The call is for anyone over 18 and living in Australia: https://bit.ly/2EdrZKj This survey is part of a DECRA project on the role that salon workers play in the emotional lives of their clients. Find out more at: www.beautysalonproject.com
New: Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series
Semester 2, 2020, Fridays: 2.30-3.30pm AWST
The organisers are delighted to be able to welcome some international and interstate presenters this semester, including fellow member Ash Watson, as well as quite a number of PhD candidates fulfilling their milestone requirements.
Complicity: Methodologies of power, politics, and the ethics of knowledge production (Special Issue and edited monograph)
The annual Sociology of Health and Illness journal monograph is this year focused on 'methodological complicity'. Global inequalities, colonial legacies, and the innumerable power imbalances striating the social world have never been more pertinent to social studies of health and illness.
Social Control Policies - Governing Human Lives and Health in Times of Pandemics
300 words suggestions to be submitted by 31st of May.
Chapters will be due by 30th of November, 2020. Read on...
International Australian Studies Association (InASA) have revised their conference dates to 8-10 February 2021.
The have reopened the call for papers with the new abstract deadline of 31 August. They also invite applicants for the postgraduate bursary scheme by 30 August.
For details about abstracts and the postgraduate bursaries, read on...
Coronavirus and its Impact on International Students: International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions
Wednesday 10 February 2021, RMIT, Melbourne
Convenors: Catherine Gomes (RMIT) and Helen Forbes-Mewett (Monash University)
Abstract submission deadline: August 1. Read on...
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