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

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

New Book Summary

Bowen, J. R., Dodier, N., & Duyvendak, J. W. 2021. Pragmatic inquiry: Critical concepts for social sciences. New York, NY: Routledge This book examines a range of critical concepts that are central to a shift in the social sciences toward ‘pragmatic inquiry,’ reflecting a twenty-first century concern with particular problems and themes rather than grand theory.  Taking a transnational and transdisciplinary approach, the collection demonstrates a … Continue reading New Book Summary

Culture Section Mentorship Program

The Culture Section is launching its annual Mentoring Program for 2021. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other sociology scholars and practitioners are invited to participate. This program is designed to support connections and community within the section, broaden our intellectual networks, and provide support for the professional development of graduate students and early-career sociologists.   Graduate students and early-career sociologists will be matched in Mentoring … Continue reading Culture Section Mentorship Program

The 15th Annual Junior Theorists Symposium

August 5th and 6th, 2021Panels held via Zoom, open to all, closed captioning available Please register via the link provided for each day you plan to attend Donate to next year’s JTS! Venmo: @JTS-2021 Thursday, August 5th, Register to Attend10am-11:30am PT/ 1pm to 2:30pm ETPanel 1: Identities, Diasporas, and MemorializationsDiscussant: Jean Beaman (University of California, Santa Barbara) Presenters: Rui Jie Peng (University of Texas at … Continue reading The 15th Annual Junior Theorists Symposium