Friday, August 19, 2011

The Australian Sociological Association Conference- Newcastle- End of November 2011

Call for Papers- open until Sept. 5

Since the late 1960s, much prominent and influential social theory has been united by one common theme: social relations have individualised whilst economic relations have globalised. The TASA Conference 2011 – Local Lives/Global Networks – will explore the nexus between global economic, social and political discourses and the localised experiences and emotions that these forces engender for individuals faced with ever increasing uncertainty. As new inequalities arise and as traditional inequalities remain but are commonly obfuscated, a publically engaged sociology is well placed to make interventions and provide understanding in complex times. We invite papers and abstracts from all who would like to contribute to this enterprise.

  • Call for Papers & Abstracts - OPENS Monday April 4, 2011
  • Registration - OPENS Monday May 2, 2011
  • Referred Paper Submission -  EXTENDED to July29th. CLOSED. For further extensions please contact the conference conveners.
  • General Paper/Work-in Progress Paper - CLOSES Monday, August 29, 2011 EXTENDED to Monday September 5th, 2011
Check out theHealth Day:
Day theme: Engaging theory in health sociology
Date: Monday the 28th November, 2011, Newcastle, Australia
Conveners: A/Prof Alex Broom (The University of Queensland) and Dr Fran Collyer (The University of Sydney)
Key questions for the day:
  • How do we balance theory and doing research that resonates with ‘real world’ contexts?
  • To what extent are health sociologists contributing to social theory more broadly?
  • What is ‘theoretical’ and what do journals view as theoretically sophisticated?
  • Is theory needed for something to be sociological (versus health or public health research)?
  • How useful is theory for clinicians, practitioners and patients?
  • How important is theory for getting research funding from the ARC/NHMRC and other bodies?
  • What theoretical ideas are emerging at present and why/how are they useful/limited?
  • What theoretical trends dominate in Australia, the UK, Europe and the US?
Plenary panel contributors:
Professor Alan Peterson (Professor of Sociology, Monash University)
Associate Professor Maria Zadoroznyj (Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of Queensland)
Professor Kevin Dew (Professor of Sociology, Victoria University, New Zealand)
Dr Mark Davis (Lecturer in Sociology, Monash University)
Professor Jon Adams (Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney)
PhD Student (TBA)
International Plenary Panel Contributors:
Professor Steve Wainwright and Professor Clare Williams from Brunel (London)
Directors of the Centre for Biomedicine and Society at Brunel and Editors of the Sociology of Health and Illness.
10-10:15 Welcome and Introductions
10:15-12:30 Plenary Panel 1: ‘Social Theory in Health Sociology’
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Plenary Panel 2: ‘Theorising health issues: A focus on publishing and journal expectations’

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