“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”

AWARD NOMINATION CALLS FOR 2021

The Sociology of Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Book authors may nominate a book published in calendar year 2020. Authors must be section members to be eligible. Each member of the committee requires: a copy of the book, with e-books/digital copies strongly preferred (see book distribution details below) a two paragraphs-long self-nomination letter written by the author providing a synopsis and outlining … Continue reading AWARD NOMINATION CALLS FOR 2021

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