Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Initial Ideas on Du Bois as a Cultural Sociologist of Empire

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Syeda Masood1 Brown University W.E.B. Du Bois is widely considered to be a theorist of race. But he was also a sociologist of empire. For him, modern empire and racialization were deeply connected (Du Bois 1999; 2007). In this short essay, I want to share some initial reflections on how … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Initial Ideas on Du Bois as a Cultural Sociologist of Empire

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Du Bois and the Sociology of Knowledge (Or, A Lesson in White Ignorance and Knowledge Resistance)

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Jennifer C. Mueller1 Skidmore College Very little was demanded of me in graduate school with respect to demonstrating my knowledge of W. E. B. Du Bois – the man or his ideas; a testimony I suspect many of us would offer in honest moments. I was assigned only one of … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: Du Bois and the Sociology of Knowledge (Or, A Lesson in White Ignorance and Knowledge Resistance)

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: A Du Boisian Cultural Sociology

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. José Itzigsohn Brown University Karida Brown UC, Los Angeles Is Du Bois’ work relevant for cultural sociology? Our answer is: Sure, it could be. However, to do so would require building a critical cultural sociology—one that addresses social exclusions, social reproduction, and social change—drawing from his work. To do so, we … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: A Du Boisian Cultural Sociology

Four Questions For Diane Vaughan

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 2. Dustin Stoltz (Univ. of Notre Dame) interviews Diane Vaughan (Columbia University) on the past, present, and future of cultural analysis and sociology Dustin Stoltz: How did you become interested in sociology and the study  of culture? Diane Vaughan: I had started as a freshman at Ohio State spring quarter, 1970, … Continue reading Four Questions For Diane Vaughan

Letter from the Chair, Summer 2018

Most of us are well into Summer by now, and hopefully enjoying the changed rhythms that brings. For me, the end of Summer and the transition back to Fall rhythms is almost always marked by the ASA Annual Meetings. The ASA meetings are a great chance to catch up with old friends, meet new people, talk with editors, and preview the present and future of … Continue reading Letter from the Chair, Summer 2018

Culture Section Sessions @ASA2018, Philadelphia, Aug. 10th-15th

Download PDFs and view the Online ASA program (with locations) here **All sessions are located in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown** SATURDAY 10:30am- 12:10pm 1257. Taste, Knowledge and Cultural Reproduction, 412, Level 4. Session Organizer: Claudio Benzecry, Northwestern Acting in Disillusio: Morals and Powerlessness in Urban Planning Theory – Hillary Angelo, University of California-Santa Cruz; Gianpaolo Baiocchi, New York University Aesthetic Confidence: Reproducing Status by Investing in Taste – Hannah Wohl, Columbia University Raising Middle-class Children in … Continue reading Culture Section Sessions @ASA2018, Philadelphia, Aug. 10th-15th