January 2018 Announcements
Our own section will have two open sessions:
1. Global Ethnographies
2. Finance and the City: A Transnational Perspective
In addition we have a Roundtable organized by Professor Paromita Sanyal
If you are interested in joining one of the Status Committees, ASA is currently looking for volunteers to serve on each of its four important Status Committees—the Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Persons in Sociology, the Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities in Sociology, the Committee on the Status of Women in Sociology, and the Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Sociology. ASA is looking for individual members who care about each of these populations within the discipline and are interested in providing advice to ASA Council on the needs of sociologists who belong to each group.
For more information on how to volunteer, visit the following link (please note: the deadline has been extended past the original November 30 deadline): http://www.asanet.
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Call for Abstracts
The 14th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th 2018 - the day of the opening reception for the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was originally intended for sociologists who are doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. It has been broadened to include gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing. We encourage new and returning participants. If you've never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! If it turns out that you can't come, please let one of us know; conversely, if you know of someone who has been considering joining us, encourage contacting one of us a.s.a.p.
We will make a reservation for lunch for the full group; while this is an enjoyable part of the day, participants may opt to use the hour and a half for other activities.
As a group, we will talk about our current research projects. This will provide information useful for exploring potential collaborative projects. There will also be two large designated blocks of time for working on your research. You may use this time anyway you wish: brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, or doing data analysis. The last part of the workshop brings us back together for a brief discussion of the day and future plans.
All interested sociologists are welcome to join the workshop. Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:
Your SWS conference fee will cover the room cost for the workshop. Participants should bring a laptop computer (and maybe an extension cord).
Shauna Morimoto (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Arkansas)
Laura Kramer (Professor Emerita, Montclair State University)
Kathrin Zippel (Associate Professor, Northeastern University)
Former organizers: Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch
Call for papers:
Research in Political Sociology, vol. 26: The Politics of Land
Volume editor: Tim Bartley, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis
Submission deadline: February 12, 2018
The politics of land are vital. Within the U.S., they stretch from fights over fracking, pipelines, and public land to dynamics of residential segregation, gentrification, and neighborhood succession. In many other parts of the world, land grabs, dispossession, transformations of agriculture, sovereignty struggles, and border conflicts have repeatedly put land at the center of both electoral and contentious politics. And yet, political sociologists rarely analyze land explicitly.
This volume of Research in Political Sociology seeks to carve out space for a political sociology of land. The study of land has the potential to bring together a variety of topics in political sociology, including nationalism, violent conflict, state-building, policy development and implementation, social movements/contentious politics, local growth machines, community mobilization, populism, political culture, regulation, neoliberalism, transnational governance, and the cross-cutting influence of categorical inequalities of race, ethnicity, gender, and beyond. In addition, the study of land can bring political sociology into greater dialogue with research on urban inequality, rural restructuring, environmental change, land tenure, indigeneity, migration, development, global dispossession, finance, and taxation.
The volume editor seeks well-crafted research covering a variety of topics, locations, theories/research programs, and methods. This might, for example, include case studies of particular struggles over land; quantitative analyses of variation in the control, use, or political ramifications of land; historical inquiries into land distribution or partitioning; and ethnographic or interview-based studies of the intertwining of land, politics, and citizenship. This list is meant be suggestive but not restrictive. While topically diverse, the contributions should speak in some fashion to core issues in political sociology pertaining to power, institutions, mobilization, and/or governance.
Research in Political Sociology, a yearly series published by Emerald Press, seeks to publish original, high quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts to increase our understanding of political structures and processes. As one of the few journals devoted to political sociology, Research in Political Sociology holds an important place in the discipline for both elaborating existing research programs and charting new agendas. To see the editorial advisory board and contents of recent volumes, seehttp://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0895-9935
Research in Political Sociology is indexed by Scopus, SocINDEX, Sociological Abstracts, and Political Science Complete, and Emerald’s guidelines allow authors to post the accepted version of their manuscript (along with a DOI for the official published version) in an institutional repository or personal website upon publication.
Logistics and timeline:
The volume editor intends to make this an efficient peer-reviewed publication process. Submissions are due by February 12, 2018, or sooner if authors have a relevant paper ready. Following an initial screening by the editor, papers will be sent for peer review, with the intention of having reviews and decisions completed by mid-April. The final versions of accepted papers will be due over the summer, and the volume will be published in late 2018 or early 2019.
Please submit your paper as a Word document by email to Tim Bartley at BartleyT@wustl.edu (please note the T in the email address). Papers should be no more than 14,000 words (including all text, references, tables, and footnotes), and include an abstract of 100-150 words. In your email, please suggest two (but no more than two) relevant and appropriate reviewers.