Junior Theorists Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2017 Junior Theorists Symposium   Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017   We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11th, 2017, the day before the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the … Continue reading Junior Theorists Symposium

2017 Culture Awards: Committees & Calls

2017-culture-award-committees (PDF version) 2017 Culture Award Committees—Call for nominations The Sociology of Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books published in 2016 or 2017. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Culture Section. Send a nominating letter, including a description of the book and its significance, to each of the committee members. Books that … Continue reading 2017 Culture Awards: Committees & Calls

ESA’s Culture Network CFP (last day to submit)

Call for Papers 6th midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network Sociology of Culture (RN7) 16-18 November 2016, Exeter, United Kingdom “Emergent Culture” The ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture announces its 6th midterm conference, which will take place from 16-18 November 2016 at the University of Exeter, UK. The European Sociological Association’s Research Network on the Sociology of Culture provides a global … Continue reading ESA’s Culture Network CFP (last day to submit)

“Inventing the New: Innovation in Creative Enterprises”

  “Inventing the New: Innovation in Creative Enterprises” Northwestern University, April 8th and 9th, 2016 Organized by Claudio E. Benzecry and Pablo J. Boczkowski A Lambert Family Communication Conference Northwestern University – School of Communication   Where and how does innovation happen? Who are the key actors that translate what has been done before into something different? And what is the role of face-to-face interaction, … Continue reading “Inventing the New: Innovation in Creative Enterprises”

New Directions in Culture and Cognition (Conference Announcement)

PROGRAM: New Directions in Culture and Cognition, Saturday, March 19, 2016 (PDF version: ESS 2016 Program) Organizers: Karen A. Cerulo, Rutgers University Daina Cheyenne Harvey, College of Holy Cross 9:15-10:00AM: Welcome and Coffee 10:15-11:45AM: Theorizing Thought Presider: Wayne Brekhus, Department of Sociology, 312 Middlebush Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6100, BrekhusW@missouri.edu Participants: 1) Karen Cerulo, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, cerulo@rci.rutgers.edu Culture and … Continue reading New Directions in Culture and Cognition (Conference Announcement)

Q&A with Michèle Lamont, ASA President-Elect

Alexandra Kowalski (Princeton & Central European University) Michèle Lamont was born in Toronto and raised in Québec, trained as a student in Ottawa and Paris, and as a scholar at Stanford and Princeton. She has been teaching at Harvard University since 2002, where she is currently the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, and Director … Continue reading Q&A with Michèle Lamont, ASA President-Elect

CFP: Professionals and the Professions in the Developing World

Call for papers Special issue of the Sociology of Development on Professionals and the Professions in the Developing World—also see attached PDF (from Nitsan Chorev) Nitsan Chorev and Andrew Schrank, Brown University, Editors Professionals and the professions loom large in developing societies and are indispensable to the development process. Schools need teachers, hospitals need doctors, industrialization involves engineers, democracies depend on journalists, and the rule … Continue reading CFP: Professionals and the Professions in the Developing World

116th Street Festival A Photo Essay by Manolo Guzmán-Estavillo (Marymount Manhattan College) The 116th Street Festival in New York City is held the Saturday before the Puerto Rican Day Parade (second Saturday of June), and takes place in El Barrio considered by many the geographical focus of Puerto Rico in NYC, despite Puerto Rican relocation across the city and the influx of new populations, such … Continue reading