April 2011 Issue • Volume 39 • Issue 4

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Call for Papers

Publications

Contemporary Justice Review (CJR) special issue on Teaching Restorative Justice. CJR invites submissions for a special issue about the teaching of restorative justice. The breadth of academic disciplines along with the diversity of restorative justice itself highlights the gamut of potential inclusions. Those who teach restorative justice are encouraged to share their pedagogy. CJR prefers articles written in engaging and accessible prose which avoids academic jargon and that offers insights in how to foster justice throughout daily life. CJR is an interdisciplinary journal for scholars, activists, and practitioners of social and restorative justice around the globe who seek to design and implement models of justice that take into account the needs of all. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Contact: Jo-Ann Della Giustina at jdellagiustina@bridgew.edu.

Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its 25th anniversary issue (Fall 2011). The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Contact: Joseph Verschaeve, Editor, Michigan Sociological Review, Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, 2162 AuSable Hall, Allendale, MI 49401; verschaj@gvsu.edu.

Mothering and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological & Feminist Perspectives. This book aims to analyze the intersecting territories of mothering and psychoanalysis from feminist, sociological, and psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic perspectives. This book seeks to analyze mothering and psychoanalytic/therapeutic theory and practice from within any (or all) of these perspectives. In particular, while there has been much psychoanalytic focus on mothers and mothering, there has been less focus on psychoanalysis from the perspective of mothers or as a form of mothering. In addition to the psychoanalytic analysis of mothering, the editor encourages submissions that examine how psychoanalysis constitutes a form of commodified care in the global economy potentially working to fill what Arlie Hochschild has called the "care deficit." Abstracts should be 250 words and include a brief biography. Deadline: June 1, 2011. Contact: Petra Büskens petra@ppmdtherapy.com; www.demeterpress.org.

Racism and Sports. Contributors are solicited for a two-volume set on racism and sports. Topic areas include: sports and racial ideologies; racism in professional sports; underrepresentation of minorities in sports; racism and female sports; and racism in collegiate sports. Deadline: October 1, 2011. Contact: Lori Latrice Martin, Editor, African-American Studies Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, Room 3219, New York, NY 10019; (212) 237-8758; lmartin@jjay.cuny.edu.

Meetings

The Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, October 13-15, 2011, Le Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Theme: "Applied & Clinical Sociology: Making a Difference and Loving It!" The meeting seeks to highlight the important contributions sociologists make to improve the conditions of society. Sessions and papers on work that directly and indirectly contributes to improving conditions of society are sought. Works on teaching sociology or clinical and applied techniques are also welcome. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Contact: Augie Diana at dianaa@nida.nih.gov; www.aacsnet.org.

Euroscience Open Forum 2012, July 11-15, 2012, Dublin, Ireland. Where Creativity and Great Science Meet. The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is an interdisciplinary, pan-European, general science meeting which aims to showcase the latest advances in science and technology, promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy, and stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology. The event will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders, government officials, policy-makers and international scientific media representatives to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health. Submissions are now being sought for the scientific programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research. Deadline: June 30, 2011, 12.00GMT. For more information, visit www.ESOF2012.org.

First Annual Public Sociology Graduate Conference, October 22, 2011, George Mason University. Public sociology is an approach to the discipline that transcends the academy and engages wider audiences. It is not aligned with any particular theory, method, or subject. Rather, it leverages the tools and topics of professional sociology while reaching beyond the audience of professional sociologists, taking into consideration the perspectives, frameworks, and struggles of diverse publics without diluting rigor or content. This conference seeks varied submissions on sociological topics. Deadline: May 15, 2011. Contact: gmusocgrads@gmail.com; gmusocgrads.wordpress.com/activities/grad-conference-2011.

Health System Reform in Asia, December 9-12, 2011, University of Hong Kong. Health System Reform in Asia is a new conference, in association with Social Science & Medicine. It is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the health system reforms Asian countries have adopted, or are considering, during rapid economic, social, demographic and epidemiologic change in the region. The conference welcomes empirical examinations of health outcomes, social, economic and political analyses as well as theoretical and philosophical contributions on these themes. All submitted abstracts will undergo a full review with accepted abstracts selected for either poster display, oral, or sub-plenary presentation. A sub-plenary should have an organizer and contain a cluster of related abstracts. Deadline: June 10, 2011. For more information, visit www.healthreformasia.com/index.html.

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Meetings

April 28-30, 2011. Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America 2000-2010, London, ON, Canada. Sponsored by the Western Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations (MER) and Canada-U.S. Institute, The University of Western Ontario. For more information, visit ir.lib.uwo.ca/wmc/.

May 7, 2011. Insight: A Conference on Undergraduate Sociology, University of Texas-Austin. The conference is free but RSVP as space is limited. Contact: Christopher Robertson at macrotomicro@gmail.com; www.socinsight.org.

July 28- 31, 2011. Rural Sociological Society (RSS) 2011 Annual Meeting, Grove Hotel, Boise, ID. Theme: "Shifting Boundaries: Rural Diversity and Change in an Urbanizing Society." The RSS Annual Meeting is combining this year with the Community Development Society (CDS) Annual Meeting. Contact: Mike Taquino, RSS Program Chair at mtaquino@nsparc.msstate.edu, or Brent Hales, CDS Program Chair, at brent.hales@usm.edu. For more information, visit www.ruralsociology.us.

September 7-10, 2011. 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Geneva, Switzerland. Theme: "Social Relations in Turbulent Times." For more information, visit www.esa10thconference.com.

September 14-16, 2011. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, University of Chester. Contact: Elaine Forester at elaine.forester@britsoc.org.uk; www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc.htm.

October 13-15, 2011. Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, La Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Theme: "Applied and Clinical Sociology: Making a Difference and Loving It!" Contact: Michael Hirsch at mlhirsch@htu.edu; www.aacsnet.org.

October 22, 2011, First Annual Public Sociology Graduate Conference, George Mason University. Contact: gmusocgrads@gmail.com; gmusocgrads.wordpress.com/activities/grad-conference-2011.

November 2-5, 2011. The American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference, Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA. Presidential Theme: "Value and Valuing." For more information, visit www.eval.org/.

December 9-12, 2011. Health System Reform in Asia University of Hong Kong. Health System Reform in Asia is a new interdisciplinary conference focusing on the health system reforms Asian countries have adopted, or are considering, during rapid economic, social, demographic, and epidemiologic change in the region. For more information, visit www.healthreformasia.com/index.html.

July 11-15, 2012. Euroscience Open Forum 2012, Dublin, Ireland. The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is an interdisciplinary, pan-European, general science meeting which aims to showcase the latest advances in science and technology, promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy, and stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology. For more information, visit www.ESOF2012.org.

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Funding

The International Liaison Committee of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS) Fifth Annual Travel Grant Competition for Starting Scholars. The objective of this grant is to support up to six sociologists who will present papers and participate in the JSS annual meeting in Tokyo this fall. Each scholar selected will be awarded 80,000 yen to support accommodation and travel expenses. To be eligible for support, the applicant must: (1) be currently living and working outside of Japan, (2) hold a master’s degree or higher obtained within the past 10 years, (3) hold a membership in their country’s national (or equivalent) sociological association. Deadline: April 20, 2011. Contact: jss@wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp. For more information, visit www.soc.nii.ac.jp/jss/travelgrant/info2011.html.

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Fellowships

The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2011 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to 11 months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold a PhD for up to nine months of research in India. Deadline: July 1, 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the website www.indiastudies.org. Contact: (773) 702-8638 or aiis@uchicago.edu.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2012-2013. ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from one to three months up to a year. Stipends range from $4,000-$16,000. Deadline: November 1, 2011. Contact: Nancy Leinwand, (215) 898-3474; fax (215) 898-0657; leinwand@sas.upenn.edu; ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT.

American Research Institute in Turkey Kenan T. Erim Fellowship, 2013. The Erim fellowship will support excavation or field study of excavated material remains at Aphrodisias during the summer 2011, $2375, pending funding. Deadline: November 1, 2011. Contact: Nancy Leinwand, (215) 898-3474; fax (215) 898-0657; leinwand@sas.upenn.edu; ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT.

American Research Institute in Turkey/National Endowment for the Humanities (ARIT/NEH ) Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2012-2013. RIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held from four months to a full year Stipends range from $16,800-$50,400. Deadline: November 1, 2011. Contact: Nancy Leinwand, (215) 898-3474; fax (215) 898-0657; leinwand@sas.upenn.edu; ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT.

U.S. Department of State Program in Turkish Language. Critical Language Scholarship Institutes in Turkish Language. The program provides support for intensive study of Turkish language at all levels, including airfare, tuition, and stipend. Courses are held in several locations in Turkey. The competition is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The application deadline is around November 1 –exact date to be announced. For more information, visit www.clscholarship.org/index.html.

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Competitions

2011 Norbert Elias Prize. The prize consists of €1,000 and will be awarded for a significant first major book published between January 1, 2009-December 31, 2010. First-time authors from any part of the world are eligible for the award. The prize is awarded in commemoration of the sociologist Norbert Elias (1897–1990), whose writings, theoretical and empirical, boldly crossed disciplinary boundaries to develop a long-term perspective on the patterns of interdependence that human beings weave together. The prize-winning book will not necessarily be directly inspired by Elias’s own work. Deadline: April 30 2011. Contact: Marcello Aspria, Secretary to the Norbert Elias Foundation, J.J. Viottastraat 13, 1071 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands; elias@planet.nl.

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In the News

The American Sociological Association was mentioned in a February 20 Washington Post editorial in relation to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s participation in the 2006 ASA Annual Meeting.

Jeff Broadbent, University of Minnesota, was interviewed for a podcast by Science on his international Compon research project, Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks.

Monte Bute, Metropolitan State University, was the subject of a February 23 Minnesota Public Radio interview and an article on MPR’s website about how he has been using his personal perspective to enlighten students on the process of death and dying.

Kyle Crowder, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a February 13 Desert News article centered around his American Sociological Review study, which found that native residents of a neighborhood are more likely to move out when immigrants move in.

David Derossett, Drury University, was quoted in a February 13 Springfield News-Leader article about how academia remains an attractive career option.

Kevin Dougherty, Baylor University, was quoted in a March 2 post on the Orlando Sentinel’s "The Religion World" blog about his research, which found that creating smaller groups within megachurches doesn’t necessarily restore a sense of closeness and community.

Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham, was interviewed about her research done with colleagues Beverley Williams and Lesa Woodby published in Sociology of Health and Illness on BBC Radio 4’s "Thinking Allowed" on March 2, 2011.

Morten Ender, West Point-U.S. Military Academy, was interviewed and quoted in a front-page USA Today story, "How Will Years of War Change Us?" The article lists social and cultural changes in connection with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

John Foran, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Jeff Goodwin, New York University, were quoted in a February 26 National Post article, "A golden age of revolution appears to be at hand."

Charles A. Gallagher, LaSalle University, wrote an op-ed in the March 3 Philadelphia Inquirer, "Living in Fictional Land of Color-blind America," about the false view of equality.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Drew University, was quoted in a February 11 CNN.com article, "Timing of Mubarak Speech Was No Accident, Says Expert."

David Cook-Martin, Grinnell College, was quoted in a February 10 USA Today article about how Iowa’s population grew increasingly urban in the past decade.

Robert Lee Maril, East Carolina University, was quoted in a February 17 National Defense Magazine article, "History Repeats? New Book ‘The Fence’ Outlines Story of DHS’ Virtual Border Wall Fiasco."

Andre Christie-Mizell, Vanderbilt University was quoted in a February 22 Chicago Tribune article about his study, which suggests that fathers who spend time with their kids may help prevent them from bullying.

Christin Munsch, Cornell University, was mentioned in a February 26 Toronto Sun article, "When Career Wins Equal Marriage Failures."

Zachary Neal, Michigan State University, was interviewed by WKAR (NPR-East Lansing) and quoted by CBS Detroit, Crains Business Detroit, and USA Today about his work on the relationship between business airline traffic and urban job growth, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was quoted and interviewed extensively in a variety of media outlets on the BP oil spill, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and sociological practice programs to mitigate technological disaster impacts. These interviews appeared in the Press Register (October 7, December 13), Time Magazine (August 9), NPR, "All Things Considered" (September 20), WVLA-TV, Baton Rouge (July 28), Beijing Youth Daily (July 22), The Palm Beach Post (August 16), Onearth Magazine (August 26), NPR "Morning Edition," (December 1), Baldwin Register (January 23) and KCRW, "To the Point,:" Santa Monica (August 2). He was also quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 17 and interviewed for Blue Legacy documentary on the BP spill on August 18.

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Queens College, City University of New York, was quoted in a February 19 New York Times article about how ethnic differences emerge in plastic surgery. The article also appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Seattle Times on February 19.

Frances Fox Piven, Graduate Center, City University of New York, and the American Sociological Association were mentioned in February 15 Chronicle of Higher Education article, "Academic Groups Condemn Glenn Beck for Rhetoric That Has Led to Threats Against Scholar."

Kim Scipes, Purdue University-North Central, has been interviewed about his recent book, AFL-CIO’s Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? on "A Community Affair," WORT Madison on December 24, 2010, "Takes on the World," KYZX Philo, CA, on January 12, 2011, and "The Communique," WYNE Brooklyn on February 1.

Roberta Spalter-Roth, American Sociological Association, was quoted in a February 16 Inside Higher Ed article, "Anthropology Without Doctorates." She was also quoted in a March 2 Inside Higher Ed article, "White Male Advantage."

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, wrote an op-ed in the American Banker. It appeared online on February 10 and in print on February 11.

Rodney Stark, Baylor University, was quoted in a February 25 Deseret News article about why nondenominational churches are winning over mainline churches.

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Awards

Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, received the 2011 Merit Award from the Eastern Sociological Society.

Julie Shayne, University of Washington-Bothell, received the Pacific Sociological Association’s 2011 Distinguished Scholarship Award for her book They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, received an honorable mention in the Philosophy category of the American Publisher’s Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence for his recent book What is a Person? Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up.

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Transitions

Edith W. King retired from the University of Denver in fall 2010 after 44 years of dedicated service. She is now the chair of the Worldmindedness Institute of Colorado.

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People

Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve, was awarded a grant of $104,928 with Case Western Reserve University for the project, "A Comparative-Historical Analysis of Children’s Rights." He also received an International Short Visit Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. This award will support his upcoming visit L’Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch in Sion, Switzerland where Gran will conduct research on children’s rights.

Frances Fox Piven, CUNY-Graduate School, was honored on March 9 when New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced legislative resolution S.676, which paid tribute to her life’s work and academic contributions upon the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the publication of Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare. See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9fAbou1TpY.

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New Books

William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, Harvard University, and Michael S. McPherson, Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Mariko Lin Chang, Harvard University, Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Elizabeth Higginbotham and Margaret L. Andersen, both of University of Delaware, Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape (Wadsworth, 2011).

Yuniya Kawamura, SUNY-Fashion Institute of Technology, Doing Research in Fashion and Dress (Berg Publishers, 2011).

Edith W. King, Worldmindedness Institute of Colorado, Social Thought on Education (Amazon Kindle, 2011).

Anthony Lemelle, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Wornie Reed, Virginia Tech., and Sandra Taylor, (Eds.) Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions (Springer, 2011).

Sharon Moore, Rudolph Alexander, and Anthony Lemelle, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, (Eds.) Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues of the Post-Multicultural Era (Mellen, 2010).

Joshua Page, University of Minnesota, The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad, (Ed.) Doing Sociology in India. Genealogies, Locations and Practices (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Charles Perrow, Yale University, The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Princeton University Press, 2011).

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Other Organizations

The Society for Social Studies of Science is searching for a new editor for its journal Science, Technology & Human Values (ST&HV). ST&HV is an international, multidisciplinary journal containing research and commentary on the dynamics of science and technology, including their involvement in politics, society, economics, and culture. Its purpose is to foster the development of the field of science and technology studies. The new editor would assume responsibility for the journal in spring 2012. Deadline: June 30, 2011. Contact: Stephen Zehr, Chair of the Publications Committee, at szehr@usi.edu.

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Contact

Encyclopedia Article on the Social and Economic Aspects of Maize Production. A biologist is editing a series of encyclopedic volumes on various food crops in relation to world food usage, shortages, etc. He needs someone to write a chapter about selected social and economic aspects of maize production. If interested in the project, contact Marietta Morrissey at morrisseym@mail.montclair.

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