Book Review

Scripting the Moves Golann, J. W. 2021. Scripting the Moves: Culture and Control in a” No-Excuses” Charter School. Princeton University Press Reviewed by Peter Francis Harvey (University of Pennsylvania) During Monty Python’s classic comedy movie, The Life of Brian, the titular character wakes one morning to find an enormous, adoring crowd camped outside his window. Believing him to be the messiah, they call in unison for … Continue reading Book Review

ASA Culture Section 2021

Summary of ASA Panels A. Report on Panel New Perspectives in Sociology of Art and Music: BIPOC Artists and Creative Agency Organized by Fiona Greenland (University of Virginia)and Patricia Banks (Mount Holyoke College) Race has historically been a neglected topic in sociology of art. Studies of how art is produced, evaluated, collected, and displayed have typically had little to say on the contributions of racialized … Continue reading ASA Culture Section 2021

Letter from the Chair, Fall 2021

Greetings to all Culture Section members as we near the end of yet another challenging semester. We may be back in the classrooms (for the most part), but the pandemic is not over yet, and we are far from being “back to normal.” While it feels wonderful to be “in the room” with real human beings after an isolating year, other challenges seem to have … Continue reading Letter from the Chair, Fall 2021

Memorial: Barry Schwartz

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Spring 2021. Vol. 35 Issue 5. January 6 of this year at age 82.  An original thinker and a generous spirit, his writing and his mentorship helped create the contemporary sociology of culture.  A number of his colleagues have contributed to this group remembrance:  Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Gary Alan Fine, Michael Schudson, Yael Zerubavel, Vered Vinitsky-Seroussi, and … Continue reading Memorial: Barry Schwartz

“A Dialogue with Alvaro Santana-Acuña on Ascent to Glory, Imagination, and Global Consecration”

Jun Fang and Alvaro Santana-Acuña Jun Fang (Northwestern University) interviews Alvaro Santana-Acuña (Whitman College) on Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic (ColumbiaUniversity Press, 2020) Jun Fang: Congratulations! How does it feel to publish your book during a pandemic? Alvaro Santana-Acuña: Thank you. Publishing a book in the middle of a global pandemic is truly an … Continue reading “A Dialogue with Alvaro Santana-Acuña on Ascent to Glory, Imagination, and Global Consecration”