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

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 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


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