February 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 2

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Looking Forward to the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting

The Two Cities of New York: 
Wealth, Poverty, and Diversity
in the Big Apple

The many poor immigrants and minorities as well as some affluent members of these groups, the super wealthy financial traders and executives, the mostly white high-powered and high-priced lawyers, a large community devoted to creating the arts, and a city government that has fostered and subsidized the wealthy have created a united and divided city like no other in the United States. At the same time, as these groups came together in New York, they remained stratified. New York’s development harkens back to Disraeli’s famous comment about England in his book Sybil or the Two Nations,“Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets.... The rich and the poor.” 

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Recipients of the 2013 ASA Awards

The American Sociological Association proudly announces the recipients of the major awards for 2013. These outstanding scholars will be recognized at the 2013 Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 11, at 4:30 pm. The Awards Ceremony will immediately precede the formal address of the ASA President Cecilia Ridgeway. All registrants are invited to attend an Honorary Reception immediately following the address to congratulate President Ridgeway and the award recipients.

The ASA awards are conferred on sociologists for outstanding publications and achievements in the scholarship, teaching, and the practice of sociology. Award recipients are selected by committees appointed by the ASA Committee on Committees and the ASA Council.

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Sociologists Help Establish Network to Promote Community Engaged Scholarship

A number of sociologists are joining forces to establish an emerging multidisciplinary network called the Urban Research-based Action Network (URBAN) to promote community-based and collaborative forms of research. While many sociologists have long conducted research in collaboration with community-based organizations, most of these scholars work in silos and their work is typically not rewarded or credited within the academy.

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TRAILS Top 10 Resources of 2012

TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology) is ASA’s subscription-based, online, interactive, peer-reviewed library of teaching and learning materials. TRAILS is entering its third year of operation with encouraging progress. The TRAILS community consists of sociologists in dozens of fields who are working together to advance excellence in sociology pedagogy. Working in concert with the ASA staff, TRAILS is uniquely positioned to advance the field of teaching and learning in sociology.

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