Call for Newsletter Webmaster!

Are you interested in joining the editorial team for the Culture Section newsletter?  We are looking for a new webmaster and social media coordinator.We will work together to highlight the work of section members, disseminate information about ongoing activities within the section, and foster discussion and intellectual exchange on topics of interest to our members.  Our section embraces interpersonal, methodological, and theoretical diversity, and we … Continue reading Call for Newsletter Webmaster!

Our Editors!

Man Yao is a PhD candidate of sociology at Ohio State University. Her research interests include gender inequality, cultural sociology, and sociology of education. Her dissertation uses the culture and cognition perspective to examine how people in the U.S. perceive the gender meanings of unfamiliar Chinese names and its real-life consequences. In another line of research, she uses large-scale survey data to document progress and … Continue reading Our Editors!

Sound Study Recruitment

Alessandra Lembo, PhD (University of Chicago) Is cultural experience structured? Is there a structure to cultural experience? If yes, can we map its underlying structure? These are two questions that interest me and motive my article in Sociological Forum, “He Heard, She Heard: Toward a Cultural Sociology of the Senses.” In that study, I developed a novel interview technique designed to facilitate the description of … Continue reading Sound Study Recruitment

Book Review

About the Book: Natasha Warikoo (2022).Race at the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools. May 2022, University of Chicago Press. This book addresses the impact of Asian American youth’s academic success on ethnic assimilation. The findings are based on research in a well-off suburban community with a large and growing Asian American population. In “Woodcrest” white and … Continue reading Book Review

Four Questions for Karen A. Cerulo

Man Yao (The Ohio State University) interviews Karen A. Cerulo (Rutgers University) about her works on culture and cognition and the vision of a jargon-free sociology. How did you become interested in sociology and the study of culture? I started out working in the sociology of music. I have a music background and I wanted to try to combine two interests: music and sociology. My … Continue reading Four Questions for Karen A. Cerulo

Mentorship Program Report

State of the ‘22 ASA Culture Section Mentor Program Marshall A. Taylor (New Mexico State University) This is now the third year for the section’s mentoring program. The first two iterations of the program laid a foundation of excellence, and our goal this year was to continue that success (“if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”), while also looking for new ways to make the … Continue reading Mentorship Program Report