Editors’ note

Welcome to the ASA Culture Section web site, a space created to improve information sharing between members, and to publish some of the reviews, features, and panels that until now, only appeared in the newsletter. This site is intended to complement and expand other media already being used by the Section.

Through this web site you will find: information about the Culture section and the 2015 ASA annual meeting (Section information is forthcoming, and the program of the Junior Theorists Symposium is here); announcements about publications and events; an archive of newsletters from previous years as well as recent ones; as well as substantive articles and posts. For reviews and other substantive pieces, consult the relevant sections in the CONTENTS menu on the right hand side of this page. These sections will grow over the coming weeks. You can already read a review of independent sociologist Sarah Thornton’s book 33 artists in 3 acts, together with an interview about writing and publishing as a public sociologist and an independent researcher. Both pieces are signed by Ann Mullen (University of Toronto). We’ll be adding features from our newsletters such as our recent Four Questions to Ann Mische.

We’ll announce updates on our Facebook page (remember to like/follow us) and via Twitter (@ASAculture). A new issue of the newsletter will be published in the usual Pdf format on July 15, an issue about past and coming ASA events, with new reviews and articles.

Please send us your culture- or Section-relevant announcements (alexandra.kowalski@gmail.com or through the form below).


Alexandra Kowalski, Princeton University & Central European University

Ailsa Craig, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Erin O’Connor, Marymount College Manhattan




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