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

ASA 2022 Culture Section Session Schedule

(Please note that all of the times below are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). 1. The Racial Politics of Culture? Critical Perspectives from Cultural Sociology  Sat, August 6, 8:00 to 9:30am, LACC, Floor: Level 2, 303B What is the relationship between the cultural and the racial? What political factors and social forces shape the racial politics of culture? How are processes of distinction, consumption and … Continue reading ASA 2022 Culture Section Session Schedule