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Date: 12/16/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 17
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
If missed our last TASA Thursdays event for the year, with Adele Pavlidis & Suzanne Schrijnder presenting on their area of expertise on the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the new normal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change', you can catch up with it via our YouTube channel here.
We look forward to bringing you news of our 2021 TASA Thursdays line up in the new year. 
Postgraduate Sub-Committee 2021 - 2022
We are pleased to announce that the following postgraduate members will be supporting Anthony KJ Smith, in the role of Postgraduate Portfolio leader, as part of the postgraduate sub-committee for the 2021 - 2022 term: 
  • Richa Sarah GeorgeMonash University
  • Dorinda ‘t Hart University of Western Australia
  • Defeng Jin UNSW Sydney
  • Sam MilesMonash University
  • Annette Pyatt La Trobe University
  • Laura Simpson ReevesThe University of Queensland
Members' Publications
In case you are not aware, if you would like to list your latest publications in our newsletter please email the details to Sally in TASA Admin. 


Connell, Raewyn. 2021. Gender: In World Perspective. Fourth edition, revised. Cambridge and Medford: Polity Press.

Gender: In World Perspective
How can we understand gender in the contemporary world? What psychological differences now exist between women and men? How are masculinities and femininities made? And how is gender entwined in global politics and debates over trans issues?

Raewyn Connell – one of the world's leading scholars in the field – answers these questions and more. Her book provides a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to modern gender studies, covering empirical research from all parts of the world, in addition to theory and politics. As well as introducing the field, Gender provides a powerful contemporary framework for gender analysis with a strong and distinctive global awareness. Highlighting the multidimensional character of gender relations, Connell shows how to link personal life with large-scale organizational structures, and how gender politics changes its form in changing situations. Read on...

Book Chapters

Connell, Raewyn. 2020. Linguistics and language in the global economy of knowledge: a commentary. Pp. 150-157 in Ana Deumert, Anne Storch and Nick Shepherd, ed., Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics: Knowledge and Epistemes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

Shepherd, A., Hanckel, B. (2020) ‘Ontologies of transition(s) in healthcare practice: examining the lived experiences and representations of transgender adults transitioning in healthcare’, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1854618
Meredith Nash & Robyn Moore (2020) The influence of paternal co-participation on girls’ participation in surfing, mountain biking, and skateboarding in regional Australia, Leisure Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02614367.2020.1862283
Renae Fomiatti, Michael Savic, Suzanne Fraser, Michael Edwards & Adrian Farrugia (2020) Heavy drinking as phenomenon: gender and agency in accounts of men’s heavy drinking, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1850317
Maher J, Fitz-Gibbon K, Meyer S, Roberts S, Pfitzner N. Mothering through and in Violence: Discourses of the ‘Good Mother.’ Sociology. December 2020. doi:10.1177/0038038520967262

Informed News & Analysis

Peter Whiteford, Ashton De Silva, Dina Bowman, Marcus Banks & Zsuzsanna Csereklyei  (2020)  Our research shows more Australians receive unemployment payments than you think. The Conversation, December 15. 

Blog Posts

Deborah Lupton (2020) Top 10 tips for increasing your citations. This Sociological Life, December 11. 
David Rowe (2020) The Roundtable: Is hosting the Olympics a good idea?. ABC Radio, December 13. 


Gavin Smith (2020) Why are people scared of snakes? Seriously Social, December 12. 
Yolande Strengers et al. (2020) Can smart wives end the wife drought, Monash Tech Talks, November 16. 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Note: there us currently free full access the recent Journal of Sociology Special Issue on Indigenous Sociology
The Journal of Sociology’s next Virtual Special issue is out now: A Sociology of Youth: Defining the Field edited by Professor Johanna Wyn:
The Journal of Sociology - Volume: 56, Number: 3 (September 2020) is now available. 
The Table of Contents can be viewed here.  To access each article, please click here.

Health Sociology Review

Volume 29, 2020 - Issue 3: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy

The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Jennifer Power and Andrea Waling: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy.

This special issue also includes contributions from TASA members, Jennifer Power, Andrea Waling, (guest editors), Jacinthe Flore, Kiran Pienaar and Gary Dowsett.
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.
HSR Editors in Chief Karen Willis and Sarah MacLean invited authors of the Special Section issue to submit videos about their paper for Social Sciences Week. TASA member, and Digital Publications Editor, Roger Wilkinson, edited the video submissions into one. See Health Sociology Review: Special Section on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic’ .
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.

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.
Current Employment Opportunities
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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.
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Other Events, News & Opportunities

Online Research Workshop - call for abstracts

New: Leaving the city for the beach and bush: Counter-urban trends to regional Australia
A research workshop online
19th of February 2021
Chairs: Caitlin Buckle (University of Sydney) and Nick Osbaldiston (James Cook University)
Abstract submission deadline: January 20. Read on...

Call for Papers

The Editorial Board of Academicus International Scientific Journal invites submissions for Issue No. 23, January 2021.
The deadline is December 31, 2020. Read on...
Special Issue New Media and Social Technology to Support Healthy Ageing and Aged Care in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Open Access Journal). 
Guest editors: Loretta Baldassar (, Lukasz Krzyzowski ( & Catriona Stevens (
Submission deadline: 31 August 2021.  Read on...
International Journal on Homelessness (IJOH)
This is a new journal and you are invited to contribute to the first edition
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021. Read on...

Call for Participants 

Recruitment for some empirical work, for a book titled “Questioning Care in Higher Education: Against Definitions as Radical”, to explore how university staff consider care in their work for / at university, and whether they consider universities to be caring institutions.  am trying to collate a group of colleagues who:
  • Work in one of these reasonably comparable national contexts: Australia, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA
  • Work across different disciplinary fields
  • Represent a range of genders and language + cultural backgrounds
  • Hold diverse views and have varying experiences of working in higher education
If you are interested in taking part in an interview, please contact Sally BakerRead on...
Cultural Interactions in Australia.
Researchers at La Trobe University are seeking volunteer research participants to be involved in a study about interactions with different cultural groups within Australia. Questions will involve personal experiences and opinions regarding cultural groups- their interactions and mutual influence in society.

If you are 18 year or older, have been living in Australia for 5+ years, have access to the internet and are willing for your interview audio to be recorded, you are eligible to take part in this study.

If selected, the interview will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes of your time and will be conducted and recorded via Zoom or over the phone. After the interview, you will receive a $20 gift voucher for your contribution. Your participation is voluntary.

This research is conducted as part of a PhD thesis, submitted to the Department of Psychology and Counselling, La Trobe University.

For more information and to express your interest, please fill out the screening questionnaire here or contact Graduate Researcher, Ariane Virgona. Ethics approval number: HEC20396
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