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Environment and Society

Aims and objectives:

The TASA Thematic Group on Environment and Society aims to bring together TASA members who have an interest in environmental issues and to stimulate wider interest in the field of environmental sociology. The objectives are:

  • To provide a means of connection between sociologists who study or work in the area of environment and society.
  • To promote environmental sociology to the wider sociological community and thus to encourage a stronger interest in society’s interaction with the environment among practising sociologists and sociology students.
  • To strengthen relationships between Australian environmental sociology and international groups such as the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24).
  • To promote awareness outside academia of sociology’s potential contribution to environmental issues.
  • To meet initially once yearly at the annual TASA conference to share research and study interests; identify opportunities to connect with external groups and agencies; discuss current topical issues, and to develop strategies that will enable communication within and promotion of the group.

Year established:


Convenors: Vanessa Bowden (UON) and Andrew Glover (RMIT)

The following book arose from a successful symposium by TASA’s Environment and Society Thematic Group:

Engaged, Environmental Citizenship


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Group members

  • Niko Antalffy
  • Kate Brooks
  • Merrilyn Crichton
  • Keith Jacobs
  • Geoffrey Lawrence
  • Ron Layton
  • Jo Lindsay
  • Stewart Lockie
  • Terry Leahy
  • Barton Loechel
  • Gary Dowsett
  • Mike Dee
  • Fiona Haines
  • Rob White
  • Marea Capell
  • Jens O. Zinn
  • Vivienne Waller
  • Vanessa Bowden
  • Kim Spurway
  • Andrea Grant
  • Josephine Clarke
  • Tomasz Drabowicz
  • Rebecca Pearse
  • Janet Congues
  • Coralie Smith
  • Megan Bedford
  • Christopher Mayes
  • Jonathan Howard
  • Angela Leahy
  • Don Clifton
  • Jon Gray
  • Yolande Strengers
  • Fiona Lokot
  • Cecily Maller
  • Claire Baker
  • Erika Altmann
  • Grant Banfield
  • Anne Stephens
  • Zoei Sutton
  • Andrew Glover
  • Mathew Toll
  • Benjamin Glasson
  • Carlos Eduardo Morreo
  • Sandy Worden
  • Peter Wells
  • Sandra Kearney
  • Isabel McIntosh
  • Keith Noble
  • Rebecca Duell
  • Keegan Rylance
  • Jane Daly
  • Cameron Smith
  • Loreto Castanon Cespedes-Liarte
  • Tony Goodfellow
  • Olivia Kinnear
  • Steve Matthewman
  • Sheena Mackie
  • Ruth Ballardie
  • Johanna Garnett
  • Aleesha Rodriguez
  • Timothy (Toby) Rogers
  • Yamini Narayanan
  • Jade Howell
  • Brian Coffey
  • Lynnette Hicks