Conference Report: Between Declension and Nostalgia: Bringing a Comparative Historical Gaze to the Logics and Lived Experiences of the American Rust Belt

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Fall 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 3. Between Declension and Nostalgia: Bringing a Comparative Historical Gaze to the Logics and Lived Experiences of the American Rust Belt   Amanda McMillan Lequieu, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison In the wake of the 2016 election, sociologists faced an “acute existential crisis,” according to then-ASA president Michele Lamont. Somehow, a group of … Continue reading Conference Report: Between Declension and Nostalgia: Bringing a Comparative Historical Gaze to the Logics and Lived Experiences of the American Rust Belt

Conference Report: Bringing Cultural Sociology to the Public

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Fall 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 3. Bringing Cultural Sociology to the Public Written by Daniel Hirschman (Brown), Compiled by Ande Reisman (Univ. of Washington)   An annual feature of the ASA meetings is the Culture Section Professionalization Workshop, which focuses on a topic relevant to the professional development of graduate students and junior faculty by focusing … Continue reading Conference Report: Bringing Cultural Sociology to the Public

Conference Report: Meaning-Making through the Lens of Cultural Cognition

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Fall 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 3. Meaning-Making through the Lens of Cultural Cognition   Erica Zurawski, UC, Santa Cruz In a paper session organized by Daniel A. Winchester (Purdue) and presided by Dustin S. Stoltz (Univ. of Notre Dame), panelists presented their work around the topic of “Meaning-Making through the Lens of Cultural Cognition.”  This panel … Continue reading Conference Report: Meaning-Making through the Lens of Cultural Cognition

Culture Section Sessions @ASA2018, Philadelphia, Aug. 10th-15th

Download PDFs and view the Online ASA program (with locations) here **All sessions are located in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown** SATURDAY 10:30am- 12:10pm 1257. Taste, Knowledge and Cultural Reproduction, 412, Level 4. Session Organizer: Claudio Benzecry, Northwestern Acting in Disillusio: Morals and Powerlessness in Urban Planning Theory – Hillary Angelo, University of California-Santa Cruz; Gianpaolo Baiocchi, New York University Aesthetic Confidence: Reproducing Status by Investing in Taste – Hannah Wohl, Columbia University Raising Middle-class Children in … Continue reading Culture Section Sessions @ASA2018, Philadelphia, Aug. 10th-15th

2018 Junior Theorist Symposium – call for papers

This year’s Junior Theorist Symposium — an annual pre-conference hosted by the Theory Section of ASA — is seeking submissions for this year’s conference. It will be held in Philadelphia on August 10th. Submissions are open to late-career graduate students and early-career faculty (PhD received from 2014 and on). DEADLINE to submit is February 8, 2018. Submission details can be found at: http://www.asatheory.org/junior-theorist-symposium.html   Continue reading 2018 Junior Theorist Symposium – call for papers

2018 Culture Award Committees—Call for nominations

The Sociology of Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prizes for Best Book Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books published in 2017 or 2018. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Culture Section. Send a nominating letter, including a description of the book and its significance, to each of the committee members. Books that do not have an accompanying nomination letter by the … Continue reading 2018 Culture Award Committees—Call for nominations