Streets and Parks of Madrid Photographs by Peter Stamatov (NYUAD and U. Carlos III, Madrid)     With thanks to the people of Crisol Street Photography for their fellowship and infectious enthusiasm.–P. Stamatov   Click on a picture to access the slide show   Peter Stamatov is Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi and Distinguished Researcher at … Continue reading

“Can Comparative Historical Sociology Save the World?”–CFP (Jan 30, 2016)

“Can Comparative Historical Sociology Save the World?” Mini-Conference of the Comparative Historical Sociology Section, Friday, August 19, 2016 Seattle, Washington. Submission deadline for paper proposals: January 30, 2016 The Comparative Historical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association and the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) program at Northwestern University are pleased to announce a mini-conference entitled “Can Comparative Historical Sociology Save the World?” The conference will take place August 19th, 2016 at … Continue reading “Can Comparative Historical Sociology Save the World?”–CFP (Jan 30, 2016)

A Message from Michele Lamont–CF Proposals ASA 2017

Dear friends and colleagues from the Culture section  The thematic description of the 2017 ASA meetings in Montreal is finally out.  http://www.asanet.org/AM2017/program_information.cfm Unsurprisingly, our field of specialization structures the agenda. I expect that we will receive a number of session proposals from section members. The program committee looks forward to hearing from you.  The deadlines are posted on the website. With my best, Michèle Michèle … Continue reading A Message from Michele Lamont–CF Proposals ASA 2017

CFP Food Systems and Health (Jan 15)

Volume 18 of Advances in Medical Sociology Food Systems and Health Brea L. Perry, Series Editor Sara Shostak, Volume Editor This is a call for proposals for Volume 18 of Advances in Medical Sociology, which will focus on the broad consequences of food systems for both individual and population health. Additional information about the aims and scope of the volume is provided below. Articles may … Continue reading CFP Food Systems and Health (Jan 15)

Of Refugees and Migrants: Stigma, Politics, and Boundary Work at the Borders of Europe

By Raia Apostolova (Central European University) It is not exaggerated to say that “refugee” has become, over the past two weeks, a safe and consensual substitute for the discredited notion of ‘migrant’ in public discourse. As Bono, the voice of mainstream, Western good conscience put it : “We should not use the word migrant. Migrant is a political word that used to take away the … Continue reading Of Refugees and Migrants: Stigma, Politics, and Boundary Work at the Borders of Europe

Working Group: Ethnography/Critical Realism

Call for Applications Professor Claire Decoteau of Chicago Department of Sociology invites applications for Working Group on Ethnography and Critical Realism in January, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Working Group will explore the following questions. Is critical realism a useful approach to ethnographic discovery and explanation? What might critical realism lend in terms causal explanations in ethnography? Does it help us to link the macro and the micro? … Continue reading Working Group: Ethnography/Critical Realism

Two PT publishing/editorial assistant positions for students

Section CULTURE, newsletter and website of the ASA Culture Section seeks Editorial Assistant The editors of the Culture Section Newsletter are looking for a web-literate publishing graduate student assistant for the 2015-16 academic year. Duties include assistance with website maintenance, newsletter layout, copyediting and possibly other small administrative tasks. Experience with WordPress platforms is a plus. More substantive responsibilities are possible depending on student assistant’s … Continue reading Two PT publishing/editorial assistant positions for students

Cars and Guns: Is There a Meaningful Connection?–By Mabel Berezin (Cornell University)

Following the recent Viriginia television team murders we’re reposting Mabel Berezin’s “Chair’s Message” (excerpt) in the Spring 2014 issue of the Culture Section’s Newsletter. It suggests why it is so difficult to get gun control in America from a cultural perspective.     Sociologists of various stripes structure their research around the general question: how do we know that we know it? In contrast, cultural sociologists … Continue reading Cars and Guns: Is There a Meaningful Connection?–By Mabel Berezin (Cornell University)

Identities and the Cities: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction

Photo Peter Statmatov Fourth Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies to be held in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy,23 – 24 October 2015 Deadline: 20 September 2015 Panel Description: Elasticity of the label identity accommodates everything that does and does not surround us, thus finding its place in every discourse on making and re-making, invention and re-invention, destruction and construction. Every transition is synonymous with said processes, be … Continue reading Identities and the Cities: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction

Call for Proposals: Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment

About the series:  This cutting-edge series will address how global forces impact human bodies and the individual and collective practices associated with them. Books in this series will explore the globalization of bodily practices as well as how the interaction of local and global ideas about bodies produces particular forms of embodiment. We are particularly interested in research covering the ways that globalization engenders inbetween … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment