Conference Report: Gender, Culture, Media

In a session entitled “Gender, Culture, Media,” five scholars presented papers that addressed the intersection of media and culture. Organizer and presider, Andrea Press (University of Virginia) identified the question that unites the various studies: “Where is the influence?” In other words, which groups have the power to affect cultural shifts? Highlighting the role of consumers, producers, and gatekeepers the panel addressed the degree to which each of these actors is able to maintain or challenge gender difference and inequality in media. Continue reading Conference Report: Gender, Culture, Media

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Conference Report: From Dissertation to First Book

The Culture Section Professionalization Workshop is an annual ASA session that provides graduate students and junior faculty with professional development resources relating to academic writing, publishing, and career opportunities. For ASA 2017, we organized “From Dissertation to First Book,” featuring two recent first book authors (Michaela DeSoucey and Terry McDonnell), a university press series editor (Jenn Lena), and a university press editor (Eric Schwartz). Panelists were asked to share their advice on writing and publishing first academic books. Continue reading Conference Report: From Dissertation to First Book

The Cultural Sociology Research Cluster in the Canadian Sociological Association and the CSA 2017 Annual Meeting

  Allyson Stokes & John McLevey, University of Waterloo In 2013, the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) started facilitating the creation and operation of official “research clusters.” Unlike ASA sections – which have been around far longer – the research clusters are managed very informally. Most do not have elected positions or subcommittees, and only a few offer scholarly awards or recognitions. The Sociology of Culture / … Continue reading The Cultural Sociology Research Cluster in the Canadian Sociological Association and the CSA 2017 Annual Meeting

Junior Theorists Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2017 Junior Theorists Symposium   Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017   We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11th, 2017, the day before the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the … Continue reading Junior Theorists Symposium

2017 Culture Awards: Committees & Calls

2017-culture-award-committees (PDF version) 2017 Culture Award Committees—Call for nominations The Sociology of Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books published in 2016 or 2017. 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 … Continue reading 2017 Culture Awards: Committees & Calls