Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Tomorrow: A Collaborative Miniaturism Proposal

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Omar Lizardo University of Notre Dame Benzecry, Krause and Reed’s (BKR) Social Theory Now (Now) is as much of an accomplishment as advertised by blurbers in the book back cover (you’d be surprised to find that sometimes this is not the case). Faced with the herculean (and unenviable) task of … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: Social Theory Tomorrow: A Collaborative Miniaturism Proposal

Symposium on Social Theory Now: Culture and Theory… again

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Monika Krause Goldsmiths College Isaac Ariail Reed University of Virginia Claudio Benzecry Northwestern University To discuss a book like Social Theory Now (University of Chicago Press) in the newsletter of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Culture is to raise once more the question of the relationship between social theory … Continue reading Symposium on Social Theory Now: Culture and Theory… again

Culture Program Profile: UT, Austin’s Urban Ethnography Lab

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Nino Bariola Katherine Sobering Javier Auyero Ethan works at a luxury hotel in downtown Austin, Texas that caters to the 1%—elites and celebrities that visit for the South by Southwest music festival, the Formula One races, and other mega events. His job isn’t by any means unimportant for the reproduction … Continue reading Culture Program Profile: UT, Austin’s Urban Ethnography Lab

Four Questions For Lisa McCormick

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Section Chair Ron Jacobs (SUNY Albany) interviews Lisa McCormick (University of Edinburgh), representing the new editorial team at Cultural Sociology Ron Jacobs: How did you become interested in editing Cultural Sociology? Please tell us about some of your own research in cultural sociology. Lisa McCormick: The announcement … Continue reading Four Questions For Lisa McCormick

Letter From the Chair, Winter 2018

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1, pp 1-2. Ron Jacobs, University at Albany, SUNY Fake News. Twitter bots. Troll farms. More than ever, it seems, there is a crisis of confidence permeating the public sphere. How can we participate in discussions about matters of real concern when we have no idea if the person we are … Continue reading Letter From the Chair, Winter 2018

2018 International Conference on Computational Social Science – Call for papers

The call for abstracts for the 2018 International Conference on Computational Social Science is now open. The conference will be held 12-15 July 2018 in Evanston, Illinois USA (just north of Chicago). The conference welcomes submissions on any topic in the field of computational social science, including (a) work that advances methods and approaches in computational social science, (b) data-driven work that describes or explains … Continue reading 2018 International Conference on Computational Social Science – Call for papers