If you missed last Friday's Sociology & Activism thematic group webinar you can watch the event via TASA's YouTube channel here.
We hope you can join us for today's TASA Thursdays Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer with speaker Alex Norman - Western Sydney University - on Writing Abstracts: An essential skill that we never talk about. 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83569746464?pwd=VTJOMTNzQ2pocXJuNHBRRVI2MUtpdz09. Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096.
Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group
Emotional Piths and Affective Provocations Seminar Series
Tiger Atmospheres and Geographies of Belonging
Monday October 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm AEST
- Anna Hickey-Moody: Faith, secular attachments and outside belongings
- Michele Lobo: Tiger atmospheres and co-belonging in mangrove worlds
NextGen MEM ‘Conversations About’ Writing and Publishing for ECR and HDR Researchers
Wednesday, 28 October, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT.
An event for early career and higher degree researchers working on migration, ethnicity, multiculturalism and refugee related projects.
Speakers: Karen Block, Sal Clark, Farida Fozdar and Vince Marotta
The session will be followed by an optional virtual co-writing session (from 3pm – 5pm).
Living in Crisis
Social Theory Thematic Group & Thesis Eleven
Friday 27th November, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM AEDT, online
Keynote Speakers: Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Peter Vale (Stellenbosch) and Peter Beilharz (Sichuan, Curtin)
More details about our TASA 2020 virtual event Sociological Insights for the ‘now’ normal coming soon.
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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. Access details to be confirmed.
Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, postponed to November 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, AEST, via Zoom.
Discussion topic and access details to be confirmed.
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. Access details to be confirmed.
Phillip Wadds, Nicholas Apoifis, Susanne Schmeidl and Kim Spurway. (Eds.). (2020). Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward. Springer Nature: Cham, Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-46855-2
Our warm congratulations is extended to member Kim Spurway; this is Kim's first book.
| |This edited collection of first-person stories about risk in the field offers an arsenal of practical examples where fieldworkers have attempted to negotiate the complexities and risks of field research. Field research can be a risky and dangerous journey where the line between safety and danger can be crossed in quick time, often with little warning. These risks manifest in diverse and novel ways. They can be physical and psychological, ephemeral and enduring. They can impact the researchers, participants, collaborators and interviewees. Indeed, they can condition the very foundation of our processes of knowledge production. Fieldwork is no small stakes game. Covering research from Afghanistan, Chad, DR Congo, Greece, the Horn of Africa, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Palestine, India, Indonesia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Vietnam and Australia, each chapter highlights diverse, eclectic, raw and vulnerable narratives about risks experienced before, during and after the conduct of this research. This book is of great value to inexperienced and experienced fieldworkers alike. Read on...
| |Couch, DL, O'Sullivan, B, Malatzky, C, 2020. What COVID‐19 could mean for the future of “work from home”: the provocations of three women in the academy, Gender, Work & Organization. doi: 10.1111/gwao.12548
Sarah Maslen & Deborah Lupton (2020) Enacting chronic illness with and through digital media: a feminist new materialist approach, Information, Communication & Society, 23:11, 1640-1654, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2019.1602665
|Clare Southerton (2020) Time in the ‘Time of Corona’. Vitalities Lab, October 1. |
| |Note: there us currently free full access the recent Journal of Sociology Special Issue on Indigenous Sociology https://buff.ly/3iJMU6M
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.
Call for papers - 2022 Special Issue
'Indigenous & sociological knowledges: Meeting points for health equity'.
Health Sociology Review seeks articles from Indigenous authors and their colleagues internationally, with the aim of identifying and guiding meeting points between Indigenous knowledges and sociological approaches to understanding health equity.
Seeking articles that consider health equity for Indigenous communities rather than individual health issues. Contributions are welcome on topics including social determinants of health and wellbeing, power and empowerment, racism, diversity across age, ability, gender, sexuality, identity and location, cultural safety, decolonising methodologies, sociologically informed program evaluations and theoretical developments.
Abstract submission deadline: November 13. Read on...
| |The Health Sociology Review (HSR) Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access through to the end of this year, via the HSR website here.
**TEACHING RESOURCE ALERT**
Sociology and the Covid-19 pandemic. Less than two weeks after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic, Health Sociology Review guest editor Deborah Lupton disseminated a call for abstracts, with a timeline for submission, peer review and publication designed to publish a COVID-19 special section as quickly as possible. This video is a snapshot of the special section authors' comments depicting sociology's trait in understanding the impacts of the pandemic around the globe.
New: Research Assistant - Qualitative mental health research
The project team comprises of TASA members Renata Kokanovic (critical mental health), Nicholas Hill (critical mental health) and Kate Johnston-Ataata (digital health resources & women's health) as well as others.
| 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.|
|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
| |New: Call for participants for project on parental experiences of children's extracurricular activities: Seeking parents of primary and/or high school children living in Sydney from three groups: Anglo, Chinese and Muslim. The English survey and more information is here. And there is a Chinese version here. At the end of the survey you can sign up for an interview if you wish.
Feel free to contact fellow member Jennifer Cheng, if you have any queries.
New: Why trust digital health? Understanding the perspectives of communities affected by BBVs/STIs and social stigma
October 21, 4-5pm
Speakers include Anthony Smith and Christy Newman
New: Understanding Immigrants’ Diverse Employment Trajectories: The Role of Immigration Policy and Gender
October 16, 1pm – 2pm
What's happened to international students since COVID-19? Work, incomes, & wellbeing indicators in a follow-up survey
TODAY 8th October 2-4pm
Shaun Wilson & Catherine Hastings (MQ/UTS)
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2020 Conversations Webinar Series: Critical junctures: Reimagining regulatory governance
In a period of months, political and economic institutions across the world have been thrown into crisis by the spread of Covid-19. Leaders find themselves confronted by a series of critical junctures, moments of decision that will carry wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences for the basic structure of our societies.
- Webinar 2 - Virus, October 13
- Webinar 3 - Corporations, October 20
- Webinar 4 - Complexity, October 27
Online Teaching Pathways for Early-Career Criminologists & Sociologists
7 & 8 October
This conference is specifically aimed at Sociology and Criminology ECRs and PhDs, to address challenges and opportunities for online teaching in the digital age and during the current global pandemic.
45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) - Digital Conference
11-12 December 2020
The AASR has been fostering the development of high-quality scholarship on religion since its establishment in 1975. In this current time of crisis, in which community is at a premium, the AASR will meet online for its 45th annual conference, joined by colleagues from the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 October. Read on...
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