In last week's newsletter, we announced the call for expressions of interest to guest edit a special issue of the Journal of Sociology for 2023. The email address for sending submissions has been updated. The deadline for submissions, of no more than 3000 words in length, is Monday 21st June and they need to go to Allegra Schermuly, Managing Editor of the Journal. For details, read on...
We also mentioned last week that The Australian Academy of Social Sciences is leading a 12 month project to take stock of social science disciplines in Australia and plan for their future. You can have your say on the State of the Social Sciences between now and March. Read on...
TASA's Jean Martin Award recognises excellence in scholarship in the field of Sociology and aims to assist with establishing the career of a recent PhD graduate. It is a biennial award that is open this year for theses for which a PhD has been formally awarded between the period March 1st 2019 to 28 February 2021.
Supervisors and Heads of Sociology departments/schools and interdisciplinary Social science departments and other departments with a major commitment to Sociological analysis within Australian tertiary institutions are invited to submit candidates for the Award. Self nominations are also accepted.
Other TASA Awards open for nominations this year include:
- Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award
- Outstanding Service to TASA Award
- Teaching Sociology Award
- Sociology in Action Award
- Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize
- Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award
This year, judging panels will also be assessing for the:
- Best Paper in Health Sociology Review; and the
- Best Paper in the Journal of Sociology.
You can access details about each award, including deadlines and the nomination process, via TASAweb's Awards page.
Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones (Eds.) (2021) Black, White and Exempt: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under Exemption. Aboriginal Study Press.
| |Black, White and Exempt is an edited collection of eleven histories breaking new ground by introducing the reader to exemption practices, exploring the sensitive nature of this history in Australia and its legacy of intergenerational loss and trauma.
Editors Dr Lucinda Aberdeen and Associate Professor Jennifer Jones were inspired by archival research, family stories and lived experience that were first presented at the Rethinking and Researching 20th Century Aboriginal Exemption in Australia symposium, held at La Trobe's Shepparton campus in 2018.
This research has been driven by Aboriginal researchers and elders, Aunty Kella Robinson and Aunty Judi Wickes whose own family stories of exemption motivates them to draw this little-understood phenomena to the attention of the general public and Aboriginal communities. Read on...
Alex Broom and Katherine Kenny (2021) Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life. Routledge. Forthcoming.
| |This book provides a contemporary and comprehensive examination of cancer in everyday life, drawing on qualitative research with people living with cancer, their family members and health professionals. It explores the evolving and enduring affects of cancer for individuals, families and communities, with attention to the changing dynamics of survivorship, including social relations around waiting, uncertainty, hope, wilfulness, obligation, responsibility and healing. Challenging simplistic deployments of survivorship and drawing on contemporary and classical social theory, it critically examines survivorship through innovative qualitative methodologies including interviews, focus groups, participant produced photos and solicited diaries. In assembling this panoramic view of cancer in the twenty-first century, it also enlivens core debates in sociology, including questions around individual agency, subjectivity, temporality, normativity, resistance, affect and embodiment. A thoughtful account of cancer embedded in the undulations of the everyday, narrated by its subjects and those who informally and formally care for them, Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life outlines new ways of thinking about survivorship for sociologists, health and medical researchers and those working in cancer care settings. Read on...
Margaret Gibson and Clarissa Carden (Eds.) (2021) The Moral Uncanny in Black Mirror. Palgrave.
| |This erudite volume examines the moral universe of the hit Netflix show Black Mirror. It brings together scholars in media studies, cultural studies, anthropology, literature, philosophy, psychology, theatre and game studies to analyse the significance and reverberations of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian universe with our present-day technologically mediated life world. Brooker’s ground-breaking Black Mirror anthology generates often disturbing and sometimes amusing future imaginaries of the dark side of ubiquitous screen life, as it unleashes the power of the uncanny. This book takes the psychoanalytic idea of the uncanny into a moral framework befitting Black Mirror’s dystopian visions. The volume suggests that the Black Mirror anthology doesn’t just make the viewer feel, on the surface, a strange recognition of closeness to some of its dystopian scenarios, but also makes us realise how very fragile, wavering, fractured, and uncertain is the human moral compass. Read on...
| Fellow member Shanthi Robertson is having a virtual launch and author Q and A for her recent book, hosted at the University of Sydney, on February 26th at 3.30pm. Please register via Eventbrite by February 25th if you would like to attend the launch webinar, and feel free to circulate to any relevant networks. |
Special issue of journal, Social Sciences: The Global Rise of the Extreme Right
| |Kieran Hegarty (2021) Defining and Inscribing ‘Multicultural Library Services’ in Australia: A Case Study of the Working Group on Multicultural Library Services (Victoria), Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, DOI: 10.1080/24750158.2021.1875972 [full access available].
Solbjør M, Willis K. Informed Choice and Nudging in Mammography Screening: A Discourse Analysis of Australian and Scandinavian Webpages. Science, Technology and Society. February 2021. doi:10.1177/0971721820964890 [open access]
Carla Luguetti, Loy Singehebhuye & Ramón Spaaij (2021) ‘Stop mocking, start respecting’: an activist approach meets African Australian refugee-background young women in grassroots football, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2021.1879920
Joan Carlini, Adele Pavlidis, Alana Thomson & Clare Morrison (2021) Delivering on social good - corporate social responsibility and professional sport: a systematic quantitative literature review, Journal of Strategic Marketing, DOI: 10.1080/0965254X.2021.1881147
Kristy Campion and Scott Poynting (2021) 'International Nets and National Links: The Global Rise of the Extreme Right—Introduction to Special Issue', Social Sciences 10 (2), February. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/10/2/61/htm [open access]
Neves BB, Mead G. Digital Technology and Older People: Towards a Sociological Approach to Technology Adoption in Later Life. Sociology. December 2020. doi:10.1177/0038038520975587
| |For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here. To find out what can happen after publishing in TC, read on...
We ask for your help to increase and diversify our Sociology in Action resources so that we can strengthen how we convey to the media, current and future students, as well as the public etc, about what sociology is and what sociology is used for.
We welcome you to submit text, about what you are using sociology for and how you are doing sociology, as well as links to resources you know about, such as websites, papers, videos, and anything else that showcases sociology.
Please email all resources to TASA Admin, using Sociology in Action resources in the subject line, and include a brief description on how the resource/s show what sociology is and what sociology is used for in our region.
NextGenMEM Conversations About... Interdisciplinary research: Melding Methodologies, Theories and Researcher Identities in Migration Studies
Tuesday, 23 February, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM AEDT
Sociology and Animals Thematic Group
Peer-Reviewing in Sociology
March 8th, 7:30am EST, 12:30pm GMT
Join the group for an hour-long panel on professional and productive peer-reviewing! Peer-review is an important part of academic life, but few of us receive training on how to do this effectively (and compassionately). This webinar is designed to demystify this process. This event is officially sponsored by TASA, ASA, BSA and CSA.
| |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, Brooke Hollingshead and Gary Dowsett.
There are many members of TASA who are looking for work, from sessional teaching through to applied consultancy research. Our 'Looking for Work' registry is to provide a way for our members who are looking for work to connect with people looking to employ sociologists. We also acknowledge many of our members are employed precariously, and we hope this registry might help in building connections and networks towards more stable employment.
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Associate Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, housed in the College of Social Sciences
This is an open call for both Chilean and foreign applicants. For foreign applicants, knowledge of the Spanish language is required at the time of application, and fluency is expected from the first year of employment.
Note: If a candidate from Australia was successful they would need to take a PCR less than 72 hours before traveling and then quarantine for up to 10 days, unless they present a negative test after a week of quarantine.
Re-advertised: Join an interdisciplinary and international research team on an exciting new ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena!
The Research Fellow and Project Manager will collaborate with a large interdisciplinary, international team led by TASA member Professor Renata Kokanović on the ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena (LP190100247). This investigator team also includes Jacinthe Flore, co-convenor of the Health Sociology Thematic Group, as well as academics with expertise in critical mental health research, medical humanities, cultural studies, psychiatry, and qualitative and arts-based approaches to mental health research. The project represents a significant partnership with key mental health organisations in Australia and is guided by an Advisory Group led by people with experience of contact with mental health services.
Application deadline for the Research Fellow position is 28 February. Read on...
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New: Reducing young women’s offending through improved service delivery in human services and the youth justice system
This opportunity is for a full time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) student who identifies as both female and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to support an innovative three-year study of young women’s contact with the youth justice and community services systems. For details, read on...
Exploring borderline personality in youth populations
The scholarship is art of an ARC funded Linkage Grant.
Applications will close when the position is filled. Read on...
Voluntary Assisted Dying: Optimal Regulation
Queensland University of Technology
A scholarship to explore the regulation of voluntary assisted dying as a new and important aspect of end-of-life decision-making and propose a novel optimal regulatory framework for Australia.
Expression of Interest deadline: March 1. Read on...
Re-advertised: PhD Scholarship on regulation
QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research is offering a new PhD Scholarship. The PhD is part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project which explores the regulation of voluntary assisted dying as a new and important aspect of end-of-life decision-making in Australia. The project includes comparative case studies of regulation in Canada and Belgium (where voluntary assisted dying has been lawful for longer periods). More information about the project and research team is available here.
Although the topic area is voluntary assisted dying, no previous knowledge of this topic is required – we welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in learning more about this cutting-edge area. The project is an interdisciplinary one. Although based in the Law Faculty, applications are welcome from other disciplines including regulation, social science, bioethics and health/public policy.
For more information, contact Professor Ben White.
| 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: Award for Postgrad Women enrolled in NSW and the ACT.
This 2021 award will commemorate 100 years of NSW’s involvement in
Graduate Women International and Australian Graduate Women.
Application deadline. March 1. Read on...
| |New: American Men's Studies Association - 2021 Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference on Men and Masculinities
June 17-20, 2021
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15. Read on....
New: Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies
Sydney University's new Centre with fellow members Alex Broom as Director & Katherine Kenny as Deputy Director
While often seen as a characteristic of individuals and their bodies, health is also collectively produced through social practices and economic and political systems. How we ‘treat’ health, then, must move beyond focusing on individuals to instead encompass a more multidimensional approach.
Through dynamic teamwork, and underpinned by a deeply collaborative philosophy, the Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies, based at The University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences, draws together leading experts from around the world and across a diverse set of disciplines and fields.
You can read more about the centre here and follow them on Twitter via @Sydney_CHS
New: Design - Co-creation and the Elderly
Juan Carlos Briede Westermeyer, Professor at Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Valparaíso, Chile), is calling for participants for a survey. Juan is looking for professionals from any domain with at least one years’ experience in the professional field. You can access the survey here.
E-Change and Remote Work in Australia
A study on working remotely outside of the city.
A limited number of households are being recruited to take part in a research project called "E-Change and Remote Work in Australia". The aim of the project is to examine the emerging trend of migrating away from the city to regional areas and working remotely. The project is being run by researchers from the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and the Faculty of Business at RMIT University.
For details, and to register your interest, read on...
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