For years, social science research has revealed a seemingly paradoxical pattern in which educational attainment of immigrant children, even with language and cultural disadvantages, surpasses that of their native-born same socio-economic status peers. This is known as the immigrant paradox in education. Based on these findings scholars have suggested that Americanization is a developmental risk and have raised concerns that United States culture is inferior in some ways to other national cultures.
A new Journal of Health and Social Behavior study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially.
Before the 2016 Presidential election came to a close, ASA asked a few members to send Footnotes some thoughts about a certain facet of the election. Below are some of their observations on addressing climate change in the election, xenophobia, using sociology to process the results, and the role of gender in the election. In addition to Footnotes, more sociologists are sharing their thoughts on the ASA blog, Speak for Sociology (bit.ly/speak4sociology).
The American Sociological Association is pleased to announce the 2017 slate of candidates for ASA Officers, Committee on Nominations, Committee on Publications, and Committee on Committees. Ballots for the 2017 ASA election will be sent in spring 2017.
Mary Romero, Arizona State University
Rogelio Saenz, University of Texas-San Antonio
Grace Kao, University of Pennsylvania
Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut
If you are retired and reading Footnotes, I assume that you are not really “retired.” While many sociologists retire from their faculty, administrative, research, and other positions, few (I think) actually retire from being sociologists. Part of the reason for the ASA’s Opportunities in Retirement Network (ASA-ORN) was to allow sociologists to demonstrate the myriad ways they continue their sociology careers post-retirement. That of course raises the question, what kinds of opportunities?
The ASA provides two services for individuals or groups desiring to use meeting space at the Annual Meeting. ASA Council policies on the use of such space are outlined below. Because ASA Sections have been allotted program time, they are excluded from these provisions.