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Editorial

Roger Wilkinson, Digital Publications Editor: This edition of Nexus reports on a number of TASA’s Thematic Group events. Michell Peterie and Deb King report on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect TG’s recent “Political emotions” conference. Part 2 of the report by postgraduates Phillipa Bellemore and Bircan Ciytak concludes by stating “We left this conference […]

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: A PERSONAL JOURNEY

Dr Roger Wilkinson, Digital Publications Editor (digitalpe@tasa.org and rogerwilkinson333@gmail.com) I had used my personal stand-alone computer to write my PhD, and a mainframe computer to look up books available through the library without having to walk the 200 metres to the university library. It wasn’t until the first computer ‘browser’ – Netscape – was available […]

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DOCTORAL COMPLETIONS

Name:                         Anna Denejkina Degree awarded:        PhD Date awarded:             May 6, 2019 Title of dissertation:    Impact of intergenerational trauma transmission on the first post-Soviet generation University:                   University of Technology Sydney Faculty/School/Department/Centre (one only): Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Supervisors:    Dr Sue Joseph Summary: Artyom Borovik wrote that ‘Afghanistan became part […]

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2018 JERZY ZUBRZYCKI POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT REPORT

Tania Searle, Flinders University: I am grateful for receiving the 2018 Jerzy Zubrzycki Postgraduate Scholarship. The financial assistance the scholarship provided was a great relief in easing the costs of attending the conference. Receiving the 2018 Jerzy Zubrzycki Award is an honour that will remain on CV. I thank TASA for recognising my work – […]

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SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS AND AFFECT THEMATIC GROUP: POLITICAL EMOTIONS CONFERENCE REPORT (PART 1. CONVENERS’ REPORT):

Dr Michelle Peterie, University of Queensland & A/Prof Deb King, Flinders University: This two-day conference – jointly funded by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), the University of Adelaide, and Flinders University – brought together an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars to explore an […]

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SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS AND AFFECT THEMATIC GROUP: POLITICAL EMOTIONS CONFERENCE REPORT (PART 2. POSTGRADUATES’ REPORT):

Phillipa Bellemore, Macquarie University & Bircan Ciytak, University of Birmingham: The title ‘Political Emotions’ suggested a conference that would explore emerging and uncharted emotional territories, and this was certainly the case. A friendly 10am start on the first day allowed everyone to orientate themselves and from the friendly introductions and discussions with other participants before […]

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SOUTHERN NOTES

Bruce Curtis, The University of Waikato, School of Social Sciences In July I was fortunate to attend the Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference 2019: Decolonizing Animals. The conference was held in Christchurch. I will talk about the conference in a moment. On the other side of the Avon river from the conference venue is the […]

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SOCIAL SUFFERING IN THE NEOLIBERAL AGE: CLASSIFICATORY LOGIC AND SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE

Louise St Guillaume and Karen Soldatic: Critical Disability Studies & Sociology of Indigenous Issues Combined Thematic Group Event HDR Workshop + Two Day Research Symposium 17 – 19 July 2019. With extensive support from Western Sydney University, TASA’s Critical Disability Studies and Sociology of Indigenous Issues Thematic Groups combined their efforts to organize a full […]

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TASA SOCIOLOGY AND ANIMALS THEMATIC GROUP REPORT

Rohan Todd, Australian National University: The ‘Being-With and Being-For Animals: The Status and Role of Method in Contemporary Sociological Animal Studies’ symposium was held on Monday the 8th of July, 2019, at the Australian National University, Canberra. The symposium endeavoured to provide a forum for critical engagement and discussion around the ways in which other-than-human […]

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