Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: The Philadelphia Negro: W.E.B. Du Bois and Community-based Research

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Uriel Serrano1 UC, Santa Cruz In the 1996 reprint edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, sociologist Elijah Anderson—the 2018 recipient of the ASA W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award—writes: [I]t is an important study that deserves to be read by students of sociology … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: The Philadelphia Negro: W.E.B. Du Bois and Community-based Research

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: A Du Boisian Cultural Sociology

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. José Itzigsohn Brown University Karida Brown UC, Los Angeles Is Du Bois’ work relevant for cultural sociology? Our answer is: Sure, it could be. However, to do so would require building a critical cultural sociology—one that addresses social exclusions, social reproduction, and social change—drawing from his work. To do so, we … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: A Du Boisian Cultural Sociology

Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Now Review

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Robin Wagner-Pacifici New School for Social Research The invitation to contribute to the Culture Section Newsletter’s symposium on Social Theory Now included the following prompt “[W]hat do you think are the questions that hold the conversation together (if at all), what do you think are the most distinctive approaches? what … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Now Review

Symposium on Social Theory Now: The Stakes of Social Theory

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz Northwestern University The intellectual and institutional landscape of sociological theory has changed dramatically in the two decades between the publication of Social Theory Today and its successor, Social Theory Now. In the introduction to Social Theory Now, editors Claudio Benzecry, Monica Krause, and Isaac Reed describe two major … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: The Stakes of Social Theory

Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Tomorrow: A Collaborative Miniaturism Proposal

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Omar Lizardo University of Notre Dame Benzecry, Krause and Reed’s (BKR) Social Theory Now (Now) is as much of an accomplishment as advertised by blurbers in the book back cover (you’d be surprised to find that sometimes this is not the case). Faced with the herculean (and unenviable) task of … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Tomorrow: A Collaborative Miniaturism Proposal

Symposium on Social Theory Now: Culture and Theory… again

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Monika Krause Goldsmiths College Isaac Ariail Reed University of Virginia Claudio Benzecry Northwestern University To discuss a book like Social Theory Now (University of Chicago Press) in the newsletter of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Culture is to raise once more the question of the relationship between social theory … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: Culture and Theory… again