Letter from Chair, Winter 2021

I hope the turn of the New Year rejuvenated you! After hearing Amanda Gorman recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Biden’s Inauguration–and watching a season of Ted Lasso–I’m feeling optimistic, energized, and eager to tackle the challenges we have before us. If 2021 is the year things start getting better, I want to be part of making things better. As Gorman writes:  “Every … Continue reading Letter from Chair, Winter 2021

Call for Contributions: Culture Section Newsletter

Calling all members! The editors of the Culture Section Newsletter invite you to submit content for inclusion in future issues. We especially welcome proposals for essays, articles, forums, and book reviews. Proposals for newsletter content may be submitted at any time, and we are happy to talk with you about your ideas! Please email your contributions and thoughts to asaculturenews@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing … Continue reading Call for Contributions: Culture Section Newsletter

Call for Submissions

2021 Junior Theorists SymposiumHeld over Zoom on August 6th (additional dates TBD) SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2021 We invite submissions of précis for the 15 th Junior Theorists Symposium ( JTS ). The symposium will beheld over Zoom on August 6th (additional dates TBD) prior to the 2021 ASA Virtual Annual Meeting.The JTS is a conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in … Continue reading Call for Submissions

“A Dialogue with Alvaro Santana-Acuña on Ascent to Glory, Imagination, and Global Consecration”

Jun Fang and Alvaro Santana-Acuña Jun Fang (Northwestern University) interviews Alvaro Santana-Acuña (Whitman College) on Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic (ColumbiaUniversity Press, 2020) Jun Fang: Congratulations! How does it feel to publish your book during a pandemic? Alvaro Santana-Acuña: Thank you. Publishing a book in the middle of a global pandemic is truly an … Continue reading “A Dialogue with Alvaro Santana-Acuña on Ascent to Glory, Imagination, and Global Consecration”

AWARD NOMINATION CALLS FOR 2021

The Sociology of Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Book authors may nominate a book published in calendar year 2020. Authors must be section members to be eligible. Each member of the committee requires: a copy of the book, with e-books/digital copies strongly preferred (see book distribution details below) a two paragraphs-long self-nomination letter written by the author providing a synopsis and outlining … Continue reading AWARD NOMINATION CALLS FOR 2021

SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AWARD SUMMARIES 2020

Mary Douglas Prize for Best BookCommittee members: Gabriel Abend (Chair), Fabien Accominotti, Karida Brown, Meredith Hall, Gemma Mangione, Amy Singer, Michael Vaughn Co-Winners: The New Noir: Race, Identity, and Diaspora in Black Suburbia by Orly ClergéThe New Noir is an excellently researched and exquisitely rendered work. Coupling detailed socio-historical analysis and ethnographic study of black diasporic suburbs of New York City, Orly Clergé challenges the … Continue reading SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AWARD SUMMARIES 2020