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Date: 12/1/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 2nd
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
We invite you to join us for our final 2021 TASA Thursdays event with Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, and Emma Colvin, Charles Sturt University, speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems'. December 9th via Zoom: 
Note, if you missed some TASA Thematic Week events, or you would like to watch them again, we are happy to report that there are several recordings available on our YouTube Channel here.
Members' Engaging Sociology


Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell (2021) Generation Alpha. McCrindle

Generation Alpha are the most globally connected generation of children ever. For parents, teachers and leaders looking for guidance on how to raise their children, worried if their kids are spending too much time on screens, concerned how global trends are impacting them and wondering how to prepare them for a world where they will live longer and work later, this is the book you need. Read on... 

Book Chapters

Alexander, N., Ashley, A., Lisciandro, R., Oleszek, R., & Petray, T. (2021). When students protest and when they don't: Challenging the apathy narrative in Australia. In Bessant, J., Mesinas, A. M., & Pickard, S. (Eds.), When Students Protest: Secondary and High Schools. Rowman & Littlefield


Mark Western & Deborah Lupton et al. (2021) Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (2021) State of the Social Sciences 2021. Academy of the Social Sciences Australia. 

Journal Articles

Barnes T, Ali J. Articulations of workplace precarity: Challenging the politics of segmentation in warehouse logistics. The Sociological Review. November 2021. doi:10.1177/00380261211059918
Naomi Dale, Raechel Johns, & Michael Walsh (2021) “That's not true!” paired interviews as a method for contemporaneous moderation of self-reporting on a shared service experience. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 49: 580-591:
Katherine Kenny, Alex Broom, Alexander Page, Barbara Prainsack, Claire E. Wakefield, Malinda Itchins, Zarnie Lwin, Mustafa Khasraw (2021) A sociology of precision-in-practice: The affective and temporal complexities of everyday clinical care. Sociology of Health and Illness.  [OPEN ACCESS]
Lentini P, Halafoff A, Singleton A, Possamai-Inesedy, A, et al. A Tribute to Gary Bouma. Journal of Sociology. November 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211058899
Menéndez Domingo R. The real self revisited: From impulse to institution. Journal of Sociology. November 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211048541
Maire Q. Moral cosmopolitanism, civic action and ethical consumption: Social differences in young Australians’ global citizenship. Journal of Sociology. November 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211053897
Hendry, N. A., Hartung, C., & Welch, R. (2021). Health education, social media, and tensions of authenticity in the ‘influencer pedagogy’ of health influencer Ashy Bines. Learning, Media and Technology, 1–13.
Warr, D, Luscombe, G & Couch, D (2021). Hype, evidence gaps and digital divides: telehealth blind spots in rural Australia. Health:, DOI: 10.1177/13634593211060763 

Phillips, T, Vargas, C, Graham, M, Couch, D, Gleeson, D (2021). The victims, villains and heroes of 'panic buying': News media attribution of responsibility for COVID-19 stockpiling, Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/14407833211057310 
Poole, E. & Weng, E. (2021), ‘Introduction: Religion on an Ordinary Day: An International Study of News Reporting’, Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 10 (Special Issue), pp. 165-78. [open access]

Weng, E. & Halafoff, A. (2021), ‘Religion on an Ordinary News Day in Australia: Hidden Christianity and the Pervasiveness of Lived Religion, Spirituality and the Secular Sacred’, Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 10 (Special Issue), pp. 225-49.

Informed News & Analysis

Lara McKenzie (2021) Against academic passionInside Higher Ed, 30 November. Full version available here.

Media Mentions

Martin Forsey & Farida Fozdar (2021) UWA to scrap sociology, elite professors after win at Fair Work Commission. WA Today, November 19.


Andrew Jakubowicz (2021) Fifty years a sociologist: insight from the pandemic. November 24.


David Rowe (2021) Biden's Beijing boycott threat.  ABC, The World Today with Sally Sara. November 19.


Mark Western et al. (2021) Institute for Social Science Research. The University of Queensland, December 1. 


Sherene Idriss (Chair) - Steve Roberts, Ben Lyall, Brady Robards, Ruby Grant, Julia Cook, Steven Threadgold, Zlatko Skrbis et al. (2021) #TASA2021 Panel: COVID-19 & Youth Futures. November 24.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Journal of Sociology - Volume: 57, Number: 4 (December 2021) has been published. You can access the Table of Contents here.

Journal of Sociology - open access articles

In case you missed it, Journal of Sociology's Volume 56 Issue 1, March 2020, Special issue articles  - Asylum Seekers in the Global Context of Xenophobia - are available on open access here.  

Health Sociology Review - Call for Papers: Special Issue

Sociological Aspects of Knowledge Translation
Special Issue: Issue 1, 2023
This special issue focuses on knowledge translation. Knowledge translation is important, timely, and particularly relevant to the sociology of health, illness, and medicine because:
  • The processes through which different knowledges coalesce embody and demonstrate myriad interactions between society and health
  • Knowledge translation requires sociologically informed scholarship that accounts for how social interactions and political processes influence health, illness, and medicine
  • Indigenous people have emphasised that knowledge translation should be grounded in respect for diverse knowledges and that it should operate relationally, rather than uni-directionally. Further, making knowledge translation foundational to research design and communication provides opportunity to demonstrate respect for Indigenous people’s enduring connections to Country, intergenerational responsibilities and knowledge of communities.
Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2022. Full papers will be due before July 31, 2022. Read on...

New: Senior Social Research & Information Officer
For more details, read on... 

New: Social Research & Information Officer
For more details, read on... 
Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor, Campaigns
With Our Watch - a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.
You would be responsible for managing developmental research and ongoing evaluation of a number of exciting campaigns/projects.
For details, read on...
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.
Note, if you are looking for work you can list yourself in the 'Looking for Work' registry via your membership profile. Click on the Additional Member Data tab and scroll down to the question 'Are you looking for work?' After selecting 'yes' to that question, your details will appear in our publicly searchable 'Find a Sociologist' directory. Please contact TASA Admin if you need assistance adding your details. 
If you would like to be spotlighted in our newsletter as someone looking for work, please email TASA Admin, and attach a profile image that can be used in the spotlight and include a bio outlining your location, highest qualification, areas of expertise, the type of work you are looking for, and whether you are in a position to relocate etc. 

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
PhD Scholarships
La Trobe University: The Living with Disability Research Centre
Research Training Program (RTP) PhD Scholarship opportunity for an outstanding candidate to explore a disability related topic in a discipline such as social work, disability studies or any other of the social sciences. 
For more details, visit our Jobs & Scholarships Board. 
PhD scholarship with the Life Patterns research program
University of Melbourne
Current Honours students are encouraged to apply, pending their final results
Nominated co-supervisor: fellow member Jenny Chesters
For details, read on...
Youth living with chronicity in the digital age
Sydney Centre for Health Societies at the School of Social and Political Sciences, Sydney University
Chief investigators are fellow members Alex Broom and Katherine Kenny.
For full details, read on...  

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.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities


New: Critical Perspectives on COVID-19: Engaging the social sciences and humanities
21-22 April 2022
An in-person event being held in Sydney and Melbourne
All presentations should involve a strong focus on the social, cultural, spatial, historical or political dimensions of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
Abstract submission deadline: 4 February. Read on... 
Re advertised with extended submission deadline: Labour Movements in a Post COVID-19 World
The International Sociological Association (ISA)’s Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44)
Asia-Pacific regional conference
27–29 June 2022
Abstract and Panel Proposals due: 10 December. Read on...
Re advertised with extended submission deadline: Conflict, Confinement and Immorality
(In)Justice International
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
For details, about (In)Justice International visit

Abstract submission deadline extended:
December 10. Read on...

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts

Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Companion will be published by Elgar Publishing as part of a series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Handbooks/Companion series.
Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2022. Read on...

Call for Papers

New: Edited volume on ‘Religion and Digital Cultures in Africa & Oceania’.
Editors include fellow member Enqi Weng
The editors welcome empirical studies and grounded approaches that deploy digital methods and explore digital expressions of religion. We envision creative theoretical and conceptual contributions that chart, characterize and contextualize the digital turn in the study of religion and its implications for the aforementioned post-colonial contexts.
Abstract submission deadline:
 28 February 2022. Read on...
Dossier - Aging, life span and societal challenges
This special issue of Forum Sociológico focuses on analyzing the challenges resulting from a longer life, as one of the greatest social problems in contemporary societies. We welcome and encourage authors to submit original articles of an empirical nature or theoretical essays, nationally and internationally.
Article submission deadline: January 15th, 2022, in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish. All proposals must be sent to, with the subject of the dossier in the subject field. The journal’s publishing guidelines and other relevant information, as well as previous issues, are available here.
‘The Sociology of Diagnosis’, Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph. Edited by Annemarie Jutel, Ann V. Bell, Darin Weinberg and Jessica Young. The editors invite theoretical and empirical papers that address how the critical analysis of diagnostic categories as social phenomena has provided a novel lens for understanding health, illness and disease. Prospective contributors should send an abstract of up to 600 words to by 31st January 2022. For the full CFP click here.
TASA Gift Memberships
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