Culture Section Sessions @ASA2018, Philadelphia, Aug. 10th-15th

Download PDFs and view the Online ASA program (with locations) here **All sessions are located in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown** MONDAY 7:00- 8:15am 3084. Council Meeting, Salon H, Level 5 8:30- 10:10am 3184. Roundtable Session Salon H, Level 5,  Session Organizers: Dustin S. Stoltz, University of Notre Dame Marshall A. Taylor 10:30-11:30am 3266. Bringing Cultural Sociology to the Public Workshop, Franklin Hall 2, Level 4, Session Organizers: Gemma … Continue reading Culture Section Sessions @ASA2018, Philadelphia, Aug. 10th-15th

Book Review: Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Reviewed by: Anna Michelson, Northwestern University In Under the Cover (Princeton University Press), Clayton Childress traces a novel from inception to afterlife in the hands of readers, deftly demonstrating the interrelated nature of creation, production, and reception. Traditionally studied separately, Childress makes the case for creation, production, and reception as three … Continue reading Book Review: Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Book Review: The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Review of The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers (Stanford, 2017) by Alison Gerber Whitney Johnson, University of Chicago Midway through The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers, Alison Gerber (Uppsala University) delivers a clever metaphor for the looming threat that some artists might be forced to quit … Continue reading Book Review: The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Four Questions For Randall Collins

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Dustin Stoltz (University of Notre Dame) interviews Randall Collins (University of Pennsylvania, Emeritus) on the past, present, and future of cultural analysis and sociology. Dustin Stoltz: How did you become interested in sociology and the study of culture? Randall Collins: In two ways: At Berkeley, I started working in the sociology … Continue reading Four Questions For Randall Collins

Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Now Review

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Robin Wagner-Pacifici New School for Social Research The invitation to contribute to the Culture Section Newsletter’s symposium on Social Theory Now included the following prompt “[W]hat do you think are the questions that hold the conversation together (if at all), what do you think are the most distinctive approaches? what … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Now Review

Symposium on Social Theory Now: The Stakes of Social Theory

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz Northwestern University The intellectual and institutional landscape of sociological theory has changed dramatically in the two decades between the publication of Social Theory Today and its successor, Social Theory Now. In the introduction to Social Theory Now, editors Claudio Benzecry, Monica Krause, and Isaac Reed describe two major … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: The Stakes of Social Theory