American Sociological Association

Safety pins, awareness ribbons, and the challenges of new symbols

For many Americans, safety pins have suddenly appeared everywhere: Pinned to shirts, posted to Facebook, or worn by celebrities . When I started wearing one a handful of strangers asked “what the heck are these safety pins all about?”...

112th ASA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held August 12–15 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The online system for submission of papers, discussion topics and posters will close on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017.

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