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TASA - The Australian Sociology Association - Conference

TASA Conference Website

This year's TASA conference is co-hosted by Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia (UWA). It will be held at the Crawley campus of UWA, on the banks of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. To download a map of the campus, please click here. The campus is serviced by regular buses into the Perth city centre, Fremantle and the Subiaco train station. For further information about public transport to the campus, please click here.

Key Dates


Early bird registration closes on 15 October 2006.

For further details of registration costs, please click on the Online Registration Form.

Call for Papers

Full Paper (Refereed):


Full Paper (General):

Abstract to be submitted by 8 September 2006

Work in Progress Paper:

Abstract to be submitted by 8 September 2006

To submit an abstract for Full Paper (General) or Work in Progress Paper, please click on the link titled Abstracts/Paper Submission.

Conference Events

Health Day

Monday 4 December 12 noon ? 5pm

(Coordinator: Dr Bev McNamara, [email protected])

Postgraduate Workshop

Monday 4 December 10.30am ? 4.30pm

(Coordinators: Tara McGee, [email protected] and Angela Dwyer [email protected] )

Advanced Methodology Seminar (NEW!)

Thursday 7 December 1pm ? 5pm

The Advanced Methodology Seminar seeks to bring together those interested in qualitative and quantitative social research methods for a stimulating afternoon of debate.
Plenary speakers Professor Emeritus David Silverman, Goldsmiths College, will speak on The Aesthetics of Qualitative Research: On Bullshit and Tonsils (1 - 2pm) and?Professor Catherine Riessman, Boston College, will speak on Narrative Analysis and Bob Dylan: What's the Connection? (2 - 2.45pm). The afternoon will conclude with a round table discussion on "Getting sociology heard - research methods in the public eye". Participants include the plenary speakers, plus Yoland Wadsworth (Swinburne); Alec McHoul (Murdoch); Max Travers (Utas); and Timothy Phillips (ANU) (3.15 - 5pm).
The afternoon costs $45.

(Co-ordinator: Dr Farida Tilbury, [email protected])

Opening Reception

Monday 4 Dec 6.00 ? 7.30pm

Women's Breakfast

Tuesday 5 Dec 7.30 ? 8.30am

Lecture and Reception at Murdoch University

Tuesday 5 Dec 6 ? 8 pm (buses will leave UWA at 5.15pm)
Professor Bryan Turner, National University of Singapore, will present a lecture titled ?Sociology of Mobile Rights: mobility, borders and security? discussing whether there can be rights to travel and how these are contradicted by modern surveillance. This will be followed by a reception before buses return delegates to Crawley or deliver them to the restaurant strip in Fremantle.

Conference Dinner

Wednesday 6 Dec 7.30pm

This year?s conference dinner will be held at the beautiful Mulberry on Swan, Caversham, in the Swan Valley. (For a preview of the venue, click here). Buses will transport delegates to and from the venue.

Additional Post-Conference Event

Following the TASA conference, The University of Western Australia will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Anthropology at UWA with a Symposium, Anthropology in the West: 1956 - 2006 8 & 9 December, 2006.

One of the symposium sessions, on the interface between Anthropology and Sociology at UWA, will feature presentations from the outgoing and incoming Presidents of TASA: Dr Roberta Julian and Dr Michael Gilding.

Please check for more information.

Contact details:

Conference Organising Committee

Dr Val Colic-Peisker, Murdoch University (co-convenor)
Dr Farida Tilbury, Murdoch University (co-convenor, Advanced Methodology Seminar coordinator)
Dr Bev McNamara, UWA (co-convenor, Health Day coordinator)
A/Prof Loretta Baldassar, UWA
Dr Raelene Wilding, UWA

Conference Secretariat

For registration, accommodation and general enquiries, please contact:
Institute of Advanced Studies
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway , CRAWLEY WA 6009, Australia
t: +61 8 6488 1340
f: +61 8 6488 1711
e: [email protected]