Hello to all Culture Section members! I hope you have all had a good start to the new year, and that your new academic term is moving along smoothly. To those living in the Northern Hemisphere, the countdown towards the end of the winter is on and we can look forward to longer and brighter days. All Culture Section committees have been hard at work, … Continue reading Letter from the Chair – Vanina Leschziner
Report by Jennifer Dudley Host: Fiona Greenland Moderator: Annie Hikido Panelists: Sarita Gaytán, Fred Wherry, Sharon Zukin On January 27, 2023 the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association hosted an online event titled “Inequality and the Politics of Cultural Authenticity” as part of its Culture in Contemporary Life (CCL) series. Dr. Annie Hikido (Colby College) moderated the discussion. Dr. Sarita Gaytán (University of Utah), Dr. … Continue reading CCL Event Report: Inequality and the Politics of Cultural Authenticity
Maia Behrendt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where her scholarship has earned her the University’s Presidential Fellowship. She uses qualitative methods to study various topics lying at the intersection of race, gender, and colonialism. In addition to the sociology of culture, Maia’s work engages the subfields of Indigenous people and cultures, the sociology of art or … Continue reading Recipient Spotlight – John Mohr Dissertation Improvement Grant
Wendy Griswold has been an important figure in the ASA Culture Section from the very beginning. She organized a session on the sociology of the arts when the section was created in 1986; she served as a council member in the 1990s; she won the book prize in 2000 for Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria (Princeton University Press); and she has … Continue reading Cultural Sociology’s Rare Diamond: An Interview with Wendy Griswold
New Articles Jack, Anthony Abraham, and Zennon Black. 2022. “Belonging and Boundaries at an Elite University.” Social Problems 18. DOI: 10.1093/socpro/spac051. Liang, Yingjian. 2022. “Different Time Frames, Different Futures: How Disadvantaged Youth Project Realistic and Idealistic Futures.” Social Problems. DOI: 10.1093/socpro/spac053. Mijs, Jonathan J.B. 2022. “Organizing a Weak Anti-prison Movement? Surrogate Representation and Political Pacification at a Nonprofit Prison Reentry Organization.” Race and Space (Research … Continue reading Winter 2022 Announcements – Articles, Books, Conferences and Symposia
Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Book authors may nominate a book published in the calendar year 2022. Authors must be section members to be eligible. Each member of the committee requires:  a copy of the book (hard copies preferred), and  a two paragraphs-long self- nomination letter written by the author providing a synopsis and outlining the book’s contributions to the sociology of … Continue reading 2023 ASA Culture Section – Call for Award Nominations
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