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ACTIVIST MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL THEORY: POWER, RESISTANCE AND PROTEST SINCE 1968

Dr Erin Carlisle (Mission Australia) On a very rainy late November morning, many of the TASA Conference 2018 delegates made their way from Deakin University in Burwood into the city centre. Some of us – or, perhaps just me – took the longer route and journeyed via tram in the near torrential rain; the trip […]

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Angela Leahy – TASA 2018 Precarious Work Scholarship

Angela Leahy, Murdoch University: It was a great honour to receive the TASA Precarious Work Scholarship to attend the TASA Annual Conference in Melbourne in 2018. The scholarship is not only a recognition of my writing and research in the sociology of human rights, but an important acknowledgement of the barriers faced by precarious academics. […]

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‘I want to be straight’: Same sex marriage is homophobic

Rock Chugg: I wanna be straight Come out of the cold and Do what I’m told and Don’t deviate  – Ian Dury and the Blockheads Assimilated ‘equality’ In the light of current public controversy, which to the thoughtful ear-witness can sound like a familiar 1980s row between Mary Whitehouse and her alter ego, the subtitle […]

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Learning from Habermas

Ann Lawless, independent scholar: In my doctoral thesis ‘Activism in the Academy’, I integrated case study methodology and critical ethnography with the somewhat intellectually challenging theory of Jurgen Habermas, in particular his work on the communicative turn in sociology and his work on the public sphere. I investigated how activists in the workforce, including general […]

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