ASA Paper Summaries

Session: Resurrecting the Macro in the Sociology of Culture The Cultural Logic of Capitalist Realism: Towards a Social Theory of ‘Okay Boomer’  Jason C. Mueller  & John McCollum  2019 will go down as the year of ‘Okay Boomer!’ The Okay Boomer (henceforth OKb) meme gained traction in response to a short video made by an older American man, in which he demanded young people ‘grow … Continue reading ASA Paper Summaries

Conference Report: Algorithmic Cultures

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Fall 2019. Vol. 31 Issue 2. 114th American Sociological Association Meeting, New York, NY Aug. 10-13, 2019 Algorithmic Cultures – Panel at ASA2019 Dan M. Kotliar The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem & Stanford University In a paper session organized and presided by Angèle Christin (Stanford University), panelists presented their work on the interplay between algorithmic systems … Continue reading Conference Report: Algorithmic Cultures

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Du Boisian Sociology: Epistemologies, Mentoring, and Activism as a Pathway to an Emancipatory Sociology

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1.  Brandon Alston1 Northwestern University On May 18-19 2018, the newly formed Du Boisian Scholars Network held its first national convening at Northwestern University. The convening was inspired by the Pan-African Congress meetings initiated by W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida Gibbs Hunt in the 20th century. The convening helped to assemble … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Du Boisian Sociology: Epistemologies, Mentoring, and Activism as a Pathway to an Emancipatory Sociology

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Marcus Anthony Hunter UC, Los Angeles Zandria F. Robinson Rhodes College “Stop talking about the South,” Malcolm X chided audiences in his “Ballot or Bullet” speech, which he delivered in cities across the Midwest and Northeast in the months before Freedom Summer. “If you black, you were born in jail, … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Initial Ideas on Du Bois as a Cultural Sociologist of Empire

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Syeda Masood1 Brown University W.E.B. Du Bois is widely considered to be a theorist of race. But he was also a sociologist of empire. For him, modern empire and racialization were deeply connected (Du Bois 1999; 2007). In this short essay, I want to share some initial reflections on how … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Initial Ideas on Du Bois as a Cultural Sociologist of Empire

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Du Bois and the Sociology of Knowledge (Or, A Lesson in White Ignorance and Knowledge Resistance)

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Jennifer C. Mueller1 Skidmore College Very little was demanded of me in graduate school with respect to demonstrating my knowledge of W. E. B. Du Bois – the man or his ideas; a testimony I suspect many of us would offer in honest moments. I was assigned only one of … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Du Bois and the Sociology of Knowledge (Or, A Lesson in White Ignorance and Knowledge Resistance)