The winners of ASA’s International Migration section awards were incorrectly listed in the November 2003 Footnotes. The correct listings are: Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award Winner: Steven J. Gold, University of Washington, The Israeli Diaspora (Routledge, 2002); Student Paper Award Winner: David Fitzgerald, University of California-Los Angeles, “Nationality and Migration in Modern Mexico;” Distinguished Career Award: Tamotsu Shibutani.
Call for Papers and
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention (AEJMC), August 4-7, 2004, Toronto, Canada. The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) of the AEJMC invites submission of research on any topic related
to religion and media. Papers will be considered for presentation for research panels and a research poster session. The RMIG Division is also sponsoring an “Award-Winning Paper” competition for top faculty and student papers. The top paper winners will receive $100 and a certificate. Deadline: April 1, 2004. Contact: Eric Gormly (RMIG Research Chair), Department of Journalism, University of North Texas, PO Box 311460, Denton, TX 76203-1460; (940) 369-5975; fax (940) 565-2370; email email@example.com www.aejmc.org/.
Association for Humanist Sociology 2004 Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2004, Louisville, KY. Theme: “Stirring Up Solidarity: Humanists Working Together.” Humanists from all walks of life who share our concern for peace, equality, and social justice are invited to share intellectual work and activist efforts, and engage in a stimulating dialogue aimed at “stirring up” interdisciplinary solidarity. We welcome proposals for creative and/or alternative presentation formats, as well as papers, symposia, and panels. Deadline: June 7, 2004. Contact: Mary Chayko, 2004 AHS Program Chair, Sociology Department, College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960-6989; (973) 290-4120; fax (973) 290-4676; email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.humanistsoc.org.
Association for the Sociology of Religion 2004 Annual Meeting, August 13-15, 2004, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Moralities.” Papers are invited over a broad range of themes in the social
scientific study of religion. Deadlines: Submission of session proposals: January 15, 2004; submission of abstracts (150-word maximum): February 15, 2004.
Contact: Fenggang Yang, Department
of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, Stone Hall, 700 W. State
Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-
2059; email ASR2004@soc.purdue.edu. www.sociologyofreligion.com.
19th Annual Employment Research Unit Conference, September 8-9, 2004, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Theme: “Management, Work and Organization in Postsocialist Societies.” Papers are invited on all aspects of work and employment, industrial relations, and management transformations in China, the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and other former socialist countries. An abstract of 500 words should be submitted by March 31, 2004. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified in April/May. Deadline for full text of accepted papers is July 31, 2004. Contact: Leo McCann or Gregory Schwartz, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU, Wales, UK; email McCannL@cardiff.ac.uk or SchwartzG@cardiff.ac.uk.
Eighth Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display, June 3-5, 2004, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. We especially encourage proposals that deal with the public memorialization of death, political events, and demonstrations in terms of ritual or festival. Deadline: February 29, 2004. Contact: Jack Santino, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226; fax (419) 372-2577; email email@example.com.
International Conference in Commemoration of C. Gini and M.O. Lorenz Centenary Scientific Research, May 23-26, 2005, University of Siena, Siena, Italy. The Organizing Committee invites specialists to present papers in the field of Income and Wealth Distributions, Lorenz Curve, Human Capital, Inequality, and Poverty. Contact: C.R.I.D.I.R.E.-Department of Quantitative Methods, Piazza San Francesco 8-53100, Siena, Italy; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Coalition of Independent Scholars, October 15-17, 2004, New York City. Papers are invited on a specific research interest in relation to the overall theme of how and why independent scholars do their work. For more details, visit www.ncis.org. Deadline: March 15, 2004. Send abstracts of up to 250 words plus a one-page vita to email@example.com (preferred) or mail to NCIS, PO Box 5743, Berkeley, CA 94705.
Religious Research Association 2004 Annual Meeting, October 22-24, 2004, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Theme: “Linking Social Action and Religious Research.” Deadlines: Session proposals (title and description): January 16, 2004; Paper proposals (title and abstract of 150 words or less): March 15, 2004. Completed papers due to discussant (if session has discussant): September 30, 2004. Contact: John P. Bartkowski, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, PO Box C, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762; email Bartkowski@soc.msstate.edu.
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2004 Annual Meeting, October 22-24, 2004, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Theme: “Overcoming Boundaries in the Scientific Study of Religion.” Deadlines: session proposals: January 15, 2004; paper abstracts: March 15, 2004. Contact: William H. Swatos, Jr., Program Chair, 3529 Wiltshire Drive, Holiday, FL 34691-1239; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fast Capitalism, a new electronic journal published by the Center for Theory at the University of Texas-Arlington, is seeking submissions. The journal examines 21st century social issues, especially the impact of information and communication technologies on self, society, and culture. The refereed journal bridges social sciences and humanities. We will publish regular papers and we will also offer opportunities for dialogues and communications. We anticipate our first issue appearing in summer or fall 2004. Direct submissions to: Ben Agger, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0599; email email@example.com.
International Journal of Mental Health. Papers are invited for a peer-reviewed, special issue planned for 2005 to focus on morbidity and mortality and mental health. U.S. or global data. Prevention or epidemiology topics employing theoretical, quantitative, or qualitative methodologies are welcome. Contact: Guest Editor, Anthony Kouzis, Johns Hopkins University; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introductory Sociology Resource Manual, Sixth Edition. Call for syllabi and instructional materials for the teaching of introductory sociology. Submissions for consideration include, but are not limited to, syllabi, classroom exercises, assignments, individual and group projects, evaluation and assessment tools, websites, bibliographies, video and film suggestions. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2004. Please forward a hard copy and a disk with MS Word file to: Jim Sikora or Njeri Mbugua, Department of Sociology, Illinois Wesleyan University, 205 Beecher Street, Bloomington, IL 61701; (309) 556-3163; email email@example.com.
Journal of Applied Sociology (JAS) seeks submissions for its May 2004 issue. JAS is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Society for Applied Sociology. Now beginning its twenty-first year, JAS publishes research articles, essays, research reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to the sociological practitioner. All submissions are processed electronically. Contact: Jay Weinstein, Editor, Journal of Applied Sociology, Department of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 487-0012; fax (734) 487-7010; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue focusing on the role that social networks play in the flow of information and the development of science and technology, as well as in the implications of these processes both for the management of R&D activities and the evolution of technological fields. Empirical research may be qualitative or quantitative. Manuscripts must be received by May 14, 2004. For style and formatting guidelines see www.elsevier.com/locate/engtecman. All papers will undergo the usual JET-M double-blind review process. In addition to an electronic submission (MS Word) to either one of the guest-editors, authors should submit one hard copy of their manuscript. Direct inquiries to Olav Sorenson or David Waguespack at: Olav Sorenson, Anderson Graduate School of Department of Political Science Management, UCLA, 110 Westwood Plaza, Box 951481, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481; (310) 825-7348; fax (310) 825-1581; email email@example.com; David Waguespack, SUNY-Buffalo, 514 Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260; (716) 633-7594; fax (716) 645-2166; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race, Gender, and Class is publishing a special issue on “Poverty: Causes and Consequences” in 2004-2005. Manuscripts addressing different aspects of poverty are solicited. Papers with sound theoretical, methodological, applied policy focus at either sub-national, national, regional, cross-national level are of particular interest. For more information on the journal and manuscript submission guidelines, visit: www.suno.edu/suorgc/CountJourn.html#RGC. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2004. Contact: Francis O. Adeola, Department of Sociology, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148; email email@example.com.
Race and Society, the official journal of the Association of Black Sociologists, invites submissions for a special issue on social concerns affecting racial minority children and families. We are an interdisciplinary journal and welcome historical and social scientific articles. Each submission should contribute to current debates on public policy in the changing political economy. Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2004. Contact: Jennifer Hamer, Editor, Race and Society, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, 2228 F/AB, Detroit, MI 48202; email RSJournal@wayne.edu. For information, visit www.blacksociologists.org.
Sociological Focus welcomes original manuscripts that examine the Latino experience in the United States for a special issue to be published in November 2004. Contact: Gay C. Kitson, Editor, Sociological Focus, Department of Sociology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1905; email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for manuscript submission is March 1, 2004.
Teaching Resource Manual for Quantitative Research Methods. The following items are being sought for a revised version of the manual: Research Methods course syllabi, Research Methods Assignments, and Research Methods Projects, as well as any other Research Methods material that may be useful to instructors. Please send your material in hard copy and on a floppy disk as a word document(s) to: Kevin Mulvey, George Washington University, Department of Sociology, 801 22nd Street, NW, Phillips Hall, Suite 409, Washington, DC 20052.
February 26-28, 2004. Hate Crimes 2nd Annual Conference, Galleries of Justice: Museum of Law, Nottingham,
UK. Theme: “Crime and Prejudice.” Contact: SOLON, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU; email Paul.Baker02@ntu.ac.uk. Contact the conference organizers: Judith.Rowbotham@ntu.ac.uk; Michael.Sutton@ntu.ac.uk; or Kim.Stevenson@ntu.ac.uk.
March 25-28, 2004. Phi Beta Delta Honor 18th Annual International Conference, Washington, DC. Theme: “The World’s Shared Knowledge: Celebrating the Language of Our World.” Contact: Phi Beta Delta International Conference, c/o India Dennis, Capital University, Conservatory of Music, 2199 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209-2394; fax (614) 236-6935; email email@example.com.
April 16-17, 2004. “Remaking Revolution” Conference, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. Contact: Cedric Johnson, Department of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456-3397; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24, 2004. 31st Annual Western
Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Contact: Anthropology/Sociology Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053. www.scu.edu/anthrosoc/conference/.
May 12-May 13, 2004. Social Capital Foundation, Spring 2004 Conference. Theme: “The Future of Family: Decomposition or Recomposition?” Conference programs and registration forms can be downloaded from www.socialcapital-foundation.org/conferences/Contact%20registration3.htm.
May 14-16, 2004. ASEAN Inter University Seminar on Social Development 6th Annual Conference, Penang, Malaysia. Theme: “Decentering Southeast Asia?” www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/aseanseminar/index.htm and www.soc.usm.my/social. Contact: , ASEAN Seminar Secretariat, National University of Singapore, Department of Sociology, AS1/03 10, 11 Arts Link, Singapore 117570; fax (65) 6777 9579.
June16-19, 2004. 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii. More information: www.hicsocial.org/cfp_ss.htm. Contact: Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, PO Box 75023, Honolulu, HI 96836; fax: (808) 947-2420.
August 13-15, 2004. Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 54th Annual Meeting, Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “The Culture of Social Problems: Power, People, and History.” Contact: Mary Haught, Department of Sociology, 112 Piskor Building, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617; email email@example.com.
ASA Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict announces the 2004 Peace, War and Social Conflict Fellowships. An anonymous member of our Section has given a generous gift of two student memberships to the ASA and to the Section. The gift and the fellowships they create are to commemorate those UN officials—especially the late High Commissioner of Human Rights, Sergio Viera de Mello—who have lost their lives in the effort to reduce violence. The awards will be made to two graduate students in the form of fellowships that will pay their membership fees for one year. Those selected as fellows will be asked to contribute a research note on their own work or a short book review on an appropriate volume for publication in the Section newsletter. To apply for these fellowships, the Section requests that graduate students send a brief letter of application (no longer than one page) describing their interests in the Sociology of Peace, War and Social Conflict, along with a letter of nomination from one professor of their choice under separate cover. Application materials should be received by February 15, 2004, and should be sent to: Morten G. Ender, Chair, Fellowship Selection Committee, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Thayer Hall 282E, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996. Preference will be given to first time members of the Section.
Association for the Sociology of Religion, Fichter Research Grant Competition. Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising research in either of two areas: (1) women and religion, gender issues, and feminist perspectives on religion; (2) new religious movements. A total of $10,000 is available to be awarded. Dissertation research qualifies for funding. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion at the time of submission. Membership information is on the ASR web page: www.sociologyofreligion.com. Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2004. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2004. Contact: Paula D. Nesbitt, Chair, Fichter Research Grant Committee, Department of Sociology, University of California, 410 Barrows Hall #1980, Berkeley, CA 94720-0659; (510) 652-0888; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) program at Columbia University invites applications for four postdoctoral fellowships for the 2004-2005 academic year. ExEAS Fellows will devote half of their time to ExEAS programming and half to their own research and writing. Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area, develop and teach one undergraduate course at Columbia (either in Fall 2004 or Spring 2005), and participate in all activities of the ExEAS teaching collaborative. Fellowships will cover a 10- or 12-month period beginning July 1, 2004, or September 1, 2004. The stipend for 2004-2005 is $41,000 plus benefits. Candidates from all East Asian disciplines and areas are welcome to apply. Recipients of the award must have completed all PhD degree requirements between July 2001 and July 2004. Applications from individuals who hold or have held regular faculty positions will not be considered. Contact: ExEAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Mail Code 3333, 420 West 118th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10027; email email@example.com. www.columbia.edu/weai/employment.htm.
Religious Research Association (RRA) will make $12,000 available this year for the Constant H. Jacquet Research Awards. Priority is given to applied projects, and funding over $3,000 to any one proposal is granted only in cases of exceptionally high merit and significance. In this competition, applied research is defined as a project that has an identifiable organizational or institutional client who will use the research results for specific goal-centered activities. The Committee especially encourages proposal submissions from scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, as well as proposals from students. Funding may be used for research expenses and release time, but not for supplemental income or capital equipment. Applicants are required to be members of the RRA. Full-time students may join the Association at the time of their application. All others must hold membership in the RRA for at least one full year prior to the application deadline. The required application form can be obtained from the RRA website rra.hartsem.edu or by writing: Edward C. Lehman, 372 Campbell Road, Brockport, NY 14420; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application must be received by April 1, 2004.
In the News
Paul Attewell, CUNY-Graduate Center, was quoted in the November 11 USA Today for his research on the safe amount of computer use by children.
Judith Auerbach, American Foundation for AIDS Research, was quoted in the November 3 New York Times about the recent political attack by the Traditional Values Coalition on National Institutes of Health-funded AIDS research.
Wayne E. Baker, University of Michigan, Lawrence D. Bobo, Harvard University, Rodney Coates, Miami University, Gary C. David, Bentley College, and David L. Featherman, director of the Institute for Social Research, were all quoted in a November 15 New York Times article about the Institute for Social Research’s study on Arab-American views, attitudes, and the impact of September 11 and the insider-outsider debate in social survey research.
Robert Benford, Southern Illinois University, was quoted in the November 29 New York Times about the social movement to alert America to what is referred to as its runaway athletic culture.
Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition on November 17 concerning the federal commission investigating the events of September 11, 2001.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in the November 1 Seattle Post-Intelligencer, about President Bush’s new policy to require public housing residents to perform community service, and in the November 6 Los Angeles Times, about the wave of labor strikes facing Southern California.
Paula England, Northwestern University, was quoted in the November 10 Chicago Sun Times about females surpassing men in many fields of education.
Steven D. Farough, Assumption College, was featured the October 31 Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the November 13 Roslindale Transcript. The articles highlighted his research on white masculinities and privilege.
Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Tech, had her research on women in academic science featured in the October issue of Chemical & Engineering News on “Women in Academia.”
Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, was interviewed in Equal Justice Magazine on how low-income families and the elderly are displaced through gentrification.
Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, was featured in the October 31 Madison Capital Times about the Indian-environmental alliance that stopped a controversial mine project from being constructed next to the Mole Lake Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin.
Keith Hampton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was quoted in the November 30 Los Angeles Times about internet networks fostering stronger neighborhoods, allowing strangers to crash social barriers.
Satoshi Kanazawa, London School of Economics and Political Science, was featured in the New York Times (July 27), the Boston Globe, and the Times (London), and was interviewed by Robert Siegel on All Things Considered on National Public Radio about his article “Why Productivity Fades with Age.”
Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, commented on the image of the city of Houston and the tourism industry encouraged by the Super Bowl in the November 11 Houston Chronicle.
Kathryn Kopinak, University of Western Ontario, was quoted in the September 24 International Environment Reporter of the Bureau of National Affairs on how budget constraints have ended the EPA Haztraks program on cross-border flows of hazardous waste.
Charis E. Kubrin, George Washington University, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s November 3 All Things Considered regarding the rising homicide rate in Washington, DC.
Jack Levin, Northeastern University, appeared in numerous media outlets in November on violent crime including USA Today, The O’Reilly Factor, Seattle Times, KXCY Radio in Seattle, The National Post, and Hannity and Colmes.
Bronwen Lichtenstein, University of Alabama, received widespread media coverage through the Associated Press for her research on the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS in African Americans in the southeast.
Robert Perrucci, Purdue University, discussed his research on corporate actions involving job loss and outsourcing in a radio interview on U.S. Media Tracks. Follow-up activities include being quoted in the Chiacgo Tribune and the Kansas City Star, a televised interview on WLFI-TV, and an op-ed column on job loss as a national security threat in the Lafayette Journal and Courier, and The Times of Northwest Indiana.
Stephen Pfohl, Boston College, was quoted in the November 8 Boston Globe on camera phones being banned in gyms because they are an invasion of privacy.
Dudley Poston and Amanda Baumle, Texas A&M University, had their research on immigration and congressional apportionment highlighted in stories published in October in the Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, the Denver Post, the Austin American Statesman, the Helena (Montana) Independent Record, the Durham (NC) Herald-Sun, the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer, and the Harlingen (Texas) Valley Morning Star. Poston presented their research at a press conference at the U.S. House of Representatives on October 23. On October 27 Poston and Baumle discussed their research in a live talk-show interview on radio station KURV (Edinburg, TX).
Mark Rank, Washington University, was quoted in an October 18 Star Tribune article for his study on the chances that an individual will live in poverty at some point in their lives. This study appeared in the summer issue of Contexts.
Patricia Ravelo, Center for Anthropological and Sociological Investigative Studies (Mexico), was quoted in the November 20 Mexico), was quoted in the November 20 Denver Post about ritual killings of women in Mexico.
Christian Smith, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in the November 30 Boston Globe magazine about the popularity of evangelical student groups on college campuses. His book, Christian America: What Evangelicals Really Want, was also mentioned. He was also interviewed by United Methodist Television.
Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on August 28 to discuss the MTV Video Music Awards. Her book, It’s Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture’s Influence on Children, was the topic of a Los Angeles Times column on October 19 and a Variety column on November 16.
Loïc Wacquant, University of California-Berkeley, was featured in the New York Times on November 13 about his boxing and academic career.
Gretchen Webber, University of Texas-Austin, was mentioned in a November 24 Washington Post article about a Texas conservative student organization that has created a web-based “watch list” critical of specific professors that it deems too liberal.
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was interviewed in National Public Radio on November 25 about “networked individualism” and “glocalization.”
Elizabeth Wissinger, City University of New York-Graduate Center, appeared November 13 on the CNN Financial News show, The Flipside, talking about her work on the production and labor of fashion models.
Sharon Zukin, City University of New York-Graduate Center, wrote an op-ed on the culture of bargain hunting in America during the holiday season in the November 28 New York Times. She was also interviewed on several radio programs around the United States about her new book Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture (Routledge, 2004). She spoke on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, November 6; Afternoon Magazine, WILL (NPR Urbana), November 19; the McMullen & Johnson Show, Sirius Radio, November 20; and Conversations with Joy Cardin, Wisconsin Public Radio, November 28.
The Association for the Sociology of Religion announces its annual competition for the Robert J. McNamara Student Paper Award. The award is accompanied by $500. Authors must be currently enrolled students who have not defended the PhD when the paper is submitted. The paper must not have appeared in print prior to receiving the award. Membership in the Association for the Sociology of Religion is required either at the time of application or previously. Submission deadline: June 15, 2004. Contact: Lutz Kaelber, Department of Sociology, University of Vermont, 31 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405-0176; email email@example.com.
The Institute for the Study of Genocide is accepting nominations for the biennial Lemkin award for the best book published in English in 2003-2004 which focuses on the explanation of genocide, crimes against humanity, state mass killings, gross violations of human rights, and strategies to prevent such crimes and violations. Encyclopedias, compilations of essays and conference papers, fiction, poetry, memoirs, etc., are excluded. The award conveys a $500 grant and a travel grant (up to $500) for a public lecture in May 2005 to be convened in New York by the Institute for the Study of Genocide. To nominate a book (including dissertations), send a letter explaining the basis of your nomination in a few paragraphs and give complete publishing and contact information (if dissertation); authors of the latter will be responsible for getting copies to all members of the award committee. Nominations will be accepted up to January 15, 2004, and will re-open in late 2004. Address nomination letter to: Helen Fein, 46 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members' New Books
Diane Alters, Stewart Hoover, and Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Colorado, with Lee Hood, University of Colorado, and Joseph Champ, Colorado State University, Media, Home, and Family (Routledge, 2004).
Jeanne H. Ballantine, Wright State University, and Joan Z. Spade, SUNY-Brockport, editors, Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education, 2nd edition (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004).
Wendell Bell, Yale University, History, Purposes, and Knowledge, Vol. 1 of Foundations of Futures Studies (Transaction Publishers, 2003).
William I. Brustein, University of Pittsburgh, Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
J. Michael Cruz, University of Southern Maine, Sociological Analysis of Aging: The Gay Male Perspective (Haworth Press, 2003).
Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire, editor, Handbook of the Sociology of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
P. C. Earley and S. Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Cultural Intelligence: Individual Interactions Across Cultures (Stanford University Press, 2003).
Jane A. Grant, Indiana University-Purdue University, Community, Democracy, and the Environment: Learning to Share the Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).
Douglas Harper, Duquesne University, and Helene M. Lawson, University of Pittsburgh, editors, The Cultural Study of Work (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).
Walter R. Heinz, University of Bremen, Germany, and Victor W. Marshall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, editors, Social Dynamics of the Life Course: Transitions, Institutions, and Interrelations (Aldine de Gruyter, 2003).
Toby E. Huff, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West, 2nd edition, with a New Epilogue (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
John H. Laub, University of Maryland, and Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70 (Harvard University Press, 2003).
Harriet B. Presser, University of Maryland, Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003).
Joan Z. Spade, SUNY-Brockport, and Catherine G. Valentine, Nazareth College, editors, The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004).
Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, It’s Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture’s Influence on Children (Westview Press, 2003).
Hernán Vera and Andrew Gordon, University of Florida, Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
Helen Ginn Daugherty, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has been awarded the G. Thomas and Martha Meyers Yeager Chair in the Liberal Arts.
Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was interviewed over two days by Paul Thompson of the University of Essex for a United Kingdom project on “The Pioneers of Social Research.”
William Frey, Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, delivered a presentation, titled “America on the Move,” during a November 20 congressional briefing, titled “America Transformed: Internal Migration and Implications for Public Policy.”
Stephen J. Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College.
Advertising Educational Foundation is accepting applications for its 2004 Visiting Professor Program, July 26-August 6, 2004. How do advertising agencies target various consumer groups (i.e. children, women, and multicultural markets)? What is global advertising? How does account planning work? How is advertising developed? Obtain answers to these questions and others by participating in the Advertising Educational Foundation’s (AEF) 2004 Visiting Professor Program (VPP) is a two-week internship for professors of the liberal arts, advertising, marketing, and communications. The VPP exposes professors to the daily life of an agency including its disciplines and challenges and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. A maximum of 15 professors will be placed with agencies in New York, Chicago, and possibly San Francisco/Los Angeles. Participants are expected to be available for the full two weeks. Professors pay travel and out-of-pocket expenses. Host companies pay housing expenses and per diem. Visit the In Class channel on aef.com for program application. Application due date: February 13, 2004. Selection Committee Meeting: March 2004. Notification of Placement: April 2004.
Columbia University offers an interdisciplinary MA degree program in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) that trains students how to apply quantitative methods to a variety of issues in non-profit organizations, government, business, and social research. The program combines rigorous training in statistical techniques with an examination of how these methods are applied to a diverse set of problems in the social world. The program is structured for both full-time and part-time students. Past graduates have found positions in non-profits, market research, public health, finance, and government. Individuals working in these areas would also benefit from the specialized training in quantitative methods this degree provides. Applications to begin study in fall 2004 are due May 1. Contact: (212) 854-8039; email email@example.com www.qmss.columbia.edu.
Cultural Education<>Cultural Sustainability (CE<>CS) Network
invites interested scholars to join our network. We are currently soliciting papers for an edited volume on the topic of CE<>CS. CE<>CS is the home for researchers with an interest in attempts by cultural, ethnic, and religious groups to attain cultural sustainability through education. CE<>CS is an international scholarly network that seeks to broaden understanding and encourage research in the educational efforts of Minority and Diaspora, broadly defined, groups to sustain their socio-historical heritage in the face of globalizing or nationalizing assimilatory power or other hegemonic homogenizing forces. CE<>CS will specifically address, from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives, issues such as: (1) state-sponsored, non-governmental, and grassroots efforts to promote CE<>CS; (2) the goals, strategies, pedagogies and venues for CE<>CS; (3) knowledge of the variety of ethnic/religious/cultural perspectives on CE<>CS and comparative studies; (4) the question of assessing the effectiveness of CE<>CS; and (5) the nature of the connection between issues of multiculturalism and CE<>CS for different groups in different countries. For further details, visit ce-cs.huji.ac.il.
Pablo J. Boczkowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded a $312,000 grant from the Cambridge-MIT Institute to study the construction and use of a digital library technology system.
William J. Chambliss, George Washington University, was awarded the Edwin H. Sutherland Award for a lifetime of contributions to the field of criminology at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology.
Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Colorado, has received the Best Scholarly Book Award for 2003 from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association for her first book, From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural (Oxford University Press, 2003).
Enrique Codas has received the University of Maryland Public Servant Award 2003 for his contributions to the understanding of the Latin American population in the state and in the entire country through his research and services to that population.
Elizabeth Long, Rice University, was named “Texas Professor of the Year” by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in conjunction with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Stephen J. Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates, is the winner of the 2003 Society For The Study of Social Problems Outstanding Scholar Award in Crime and Delinquency for his new book, Stalking and Violence: New Patterns of Obsession and Trauma (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003).
Mildred A. Schwartz, professor emeritus of the University of Illinois-Chicago and Visiting Scholar at New York University, was awarded a Citation for Distinguished Scholarship in Canadian Studies from the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States in November 2003.
Gordon H. Armbruster died on November 1, 2003, in Peoria, AZ.
Aliza Kolker, George Mason University, passed away on November 7, 2003.
Mary Jo Huth
We are all saddened by the sudden loss of a dear friend and colleague, Dr. Mary Jo Huth, on October 22, 2003. Mary Jo was born on April 2, 1929, in South Bend, Indiana. A graduate of the University of Dayton (1950) in Dayton, Ohio, she earned MA and PhD degrees in sociology from Indiana University (1951) and St. Louis University (1955), respectively.
During her career, she taught one year at St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans, Louisiana (1954-1955); for seven years at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana (1955-1962); and for 40 years at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, joining the faculty in 1962. She succeeded her father, Dr. Edward A. Huth, as Chair of the Sociology Department (1965-1970). She was the recipient of the University of Dayton Alumni Association’s Faculty Scholar of the Year Award in 1981. She retired in 1994, when she was named Professor Emerita.
Mary Jo continued to teach her very popular Marriage and Family course until this fall, when she became ill, just before the start of the semester. In addition to her academic appointments, Mary Jo held several government research positions throughout her career. She was a Public Administration Fellow from 1972-1973 and a Visiting Scholar from 1979-1980, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC, and a Research Sociologist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Washington, DC, from 1973-1974. She also held human relations workshops in the 1960s.
Mary Jo loved to travel and found numerous ways to go abroad throughout her long career. She traveled throughout the world to conduct sociological research, including Kenya, Tanzania, Canada, China, Great Britain, and Scandinavia. She was also an early advocate of study abroad programs, taking students to Egypt and Europe during the 1960s and 70s. In 1986, she was appointed a U.S. Delegate to the 47th Annual Meeting of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe’s Committee on Housing, Building, and Planning in Geneva, Switzerland. Her last trip to Europe was Vienna in the summer of 2003 to listen to the music that she loved in a city she loved.
Mary Jo was elected to membership in The Catholic Academy of Sciences in the United States in Washington, DC. She was a long-time member of both the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She has numerous public addresses and many publications to her name, including two books, The Urban Habitat: Past, Present and Future (Nelson-Hall, 1978) and International Critical Perspectives on Homelessness (Praeger, 1997). She will be missed.
Frances G. Pestello, University of Dayton
Dorothy Jones Jessop
Dorothy Jones Jessop died September 7, 2003, at her home in Queens, New York. Dorothy was an outstanding practitioner of sociology who blended achievements in academic and nonacademic environments. She received her BA from the College of New Rochelle and her MA and PhD (1979) in sociology from New York University.
Dorothy’s dissertation research, on parents’ and adolescents’ perceptions of the children’s drug use, marked the beginning of an extremely productive career in a number of applied social research settings, spanning the fields of education, health, and disability. Her career included positions as Research Associate at St. Johns University School of Education; Research Associate at the Columbia University School of Public Health’s Sociomedical Sciences Division; Co-Director for Research and Evaluation, and academic appointments as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Research Scientist at the NYC Human Resources Administration; Manager of Research for YAI (Young Adult Institute); and finally Director of Research and Evaluation at the Medical & Health Research Association (MHRA) of New York City, where she had been since 1989.
In each of these settings, Dorothy developed effective working relationships. She continued as a collaborator and consultant with colleagues in these settings even after she had moved on to another position. She was a bridge-builder from sociology to other disciplines, extending the sociological perspective through joint publications with physicians and public health researchers, among others.
Dorothy published extensively in a broad array of journals, matching the diversity of her specific fields of professional interest, including the delivery of health services, especially for inner-city, poor, and chronically ill children; maternal mental health service needs; adolescent drug use; employment and employability of persons with developmental disabilities; community service needs of adults with HIV; and family care-giving. Dorothy also turned her hand to the general media where she published about her personal experience with the demands and joys of caring for an elderly relative, thereby extending her many contributions to social causes.
An insight into Dorothy’s dedication to sociology comes from her persistence—even when her long-term illness had worsened and she had retired from MHRA—in fulfilling her organizational commitments. She served on the council of ASA’s Section on Sociological Practice until her death. She was actively involved in many other professional associations including the Eastern Sociological Society, serving as co-chair of its Committee on the Status of Women; as Recording Secretary of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and in several elected positions in the New York chapter of AAPOR; in the Association for Social Sciences in Health; Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS); the Committee on Health Services Research of the Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association.
We met Dorrie in the 1970s through our mutual membership in the New York metropolitan chapter of SWS. We started convening first as a “dissertation group” and later as a professional “support group” whose focus evolved along with our career stages. Throughout the nearly three decades that our group maintained our connection, Dorrie was a source of emotional and scholarly support, whether focusing on the intellectual challenges of work or the delicate balancing of family and career demands. In recent years, despite her illness, and indeed because of it, she provided knowledgeable and empathetic support to friends facing various medical issues.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Dorothy (Daryl); son-in-law, Jose Rijos; and granddaughter, Bryanna, to whom she was deeply devoted. A poem Dorothy wrote near the end of her days, distributed at her memorial service along with a picture that captured her warmth and elegance, helps us accept her passing. It closes: “As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.”
Susan M. Chambré, Baruch College, City University of New York; Natalie Hannon, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (ret.); Corinne Kirchner, American Foundation for the Blind; Carol Poll, Fashion Institute of Technology
Thomas Ktsanes died March 25, 2003, after a long illness, from the complications of a stroke. Tom was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at Elmhurst College and received his PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In World War II he served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps as a 1st Lieutenant.
After completing his studies at Northwestern he joined the faculty at Indiana University in Bloomington. His next academic appointment was at Tulane University in 1953 and he was there until his retirement in 1989. While at Northwestern Tom and his wife Virginia Ktsanes worked with Robert Winch and did pioneering research on the concept of needs-complementarity in mate selection. For several decades it was rare not to find references to that work in textbooks, especially in books on marriage and the family. It remains a challenging and provocative concept today.
As a professor, Tom would agreeably take on a wide variety of courses on the undergraduate and graduate level. He taught not only introductory courses and the course in marriage and the family, but also statistics, research methods, sociological theory, public opinion, social structure, Latin America area studies, and more. He was well read and kept up to date in all areas of sociology. He was always available to serve as chairman or committee member for PhD dissertations, as well as masters and senior theses. He was very tolerant of the shortcomings of the students involved, and would work hard in helping them with their research and writing. More than once I had seen him take on a graduate student proposal which seemed to be hopeless; one that no one else wanted to touch, and help turn it into a respectable work of scholarship. The acceptance of the inadequacies of other people did not apply to himself. He was his own most severe critic. When he would work on an article, chapter, book or any written item, he would be overwhelmed by the perceived faults and become discouraged.
Tom’s erudition went beyond sociology. In foreign languages he was fluent in Greek, French, and German, and when he was invited to be a visiting professor at an Argentinian University, he taught himself Spanish and went. A Spanish professor told me that it was good Spanish, too.
A neighbor of his who was a colleague in another department said that whatever the topic of discussion, at lunch, or over the back fence, he never failed to learn something new from Tom. He was a true polymath.
I always knew that Tom had an interest in music whether it was from his violin playing at the departmental Christmas parties or the post concert critiques we would have, but after his retirement he threw himself fully into musical activities. He was a board member and served as chairman of the New Orleans Friends of Music, an organization that would arrange yearly concert programs of chamber music. He took up the viola de gamba and performed with the Musica de Camera, a local group that played ancient music. He also played the recorder and belonged to the American Recorder Society. It was as if the vagueness and controversies of sociological theory, and the vicissitudes of reliability and validity of research were replaced by the precision and beauty of tone, harmony, and counter-point found in music.
Tom is survived by his wife Virginia Kratzer Ktsanes; their son William Ktsanes of Berkeley, California; their daughter Deborah Ktsanes Richard of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; his sister Katherine Ktsanes Roberts of New Orleans, Louisiana: five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He will be missed by a host of colleagues, students, and friends.
Fredrick Koenig, Tulane University
Erwin K. Scheuch
Erwin K. Scheuch died in his home city of Cologne, Germany, on October 12, 2003, after a long serious illness.
At Cologne University, Scheuch earned a degree in economics in 1953, his doctoral degree in 1956, and his Habilitation in 1961; also at Cologne, he served as assistant professor (1953-58), full professor (1956-93), and professor emeritus until his death.
Scheuch was a “local,” and even more he was a “cosmopolitan.” In particular, he was an American scholar. He earned a BA from the University of Connecticut (1951), was a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation in several American universities (1958-59), lecturer at Harvard (1962-64), a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies (1973), and a guest professor at the University of Pennsylvania (1975). If he had not expected to be drawn as an American soldier in the Korean war—something to be avoided, at any rate, for someone who had served at the age of 17 as a Flakhelfer (anti-aircraft auxiliary)—he might have become an American professor. He was a guest professor in Auckland, Paris, Stockholm, Canton, and Harbin. Finally, he was member of the board of the ISA (1982-86) and vice-president or president of the IIS (1989-97).
In Germany, Scheuch was a stern promoter of the methods of empirical social research, many of which he had brought with him from the United States. He
constructed the first German status index in 1960 and started, with Rudolf Wildenmann, the German tradition of election survey research in 1961. From this, Scheuch recognized that empirical social research needs a strong institutional substructure, and became founder or co-founder of three infrastructure institutions of German social science. From1964-93, he served as the director of the Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung (Central Archive for Empirical Social Research) at the University of Cologne. Since 1977 he was a member of the board of the Zentrum für Methoden und Analysen (Center for Methods and Analyses) at the University of Mannheim, and since 1990 he has been a member of the board of the Informationszentrum Sozialwissen
schaften (Information Center of the Social Sciences).
As a researcher, Scheuch’s favorite topic was the international comparison. He was one of the leaders of the International Time Budget Survey 1965 and a co-founder of the International Social Survey Program started in 1985. Yet Scheuch conducted research and taught in every branch of sociology—from consumers, voter decisions, youth and the family to mass media and religion. Still, he never lost sight of the big questions of social science. As president of the IIS, he organized its 1997 conference on “Societies, Corporations, and the Nation State.”
Having been a journalist at the start of his career, Scheuch remained sensitive to social problems. During the five decades of his career as a sociologist, Scheuch was a specialist and generalist, professional and intellectual, an analyst of details and diagnostician of “our time.” In 1968, when a trivialized sociology explained things as “socially determined” and, accordingly, recommending social revolution as a secular salvation gained sympathy from the Zeitgeist, Scheuch fought against the “Anabaptists of Welfare Society.” Although he was sympathetic with the radical democratic intentions of the 1968 movement, he, who had experienced totalitarianism in his own life, was appalled by its dogmatism. As an intellectual, he was an anti-intellectual who repelled the presumption of prescribing to others what to think and do in the name of science.
In recent years, Scheuch returned to his sources as a journalist. He became a public intellectual figure in Germany. Together with his wife Ute, he polemicized against the “Decay of the Parties” and against the weariness of economic and political elites in Germany. He did not refrain from making specific proposals to cure the illnesses he had diagnosed. To break up elite cartels one of his proposals was to introduce primaries, according to the American model, into the German voting system. His reform proposals were intended to strengthen the respective “basis” against ruling elites in order to maintain a representative democracy and a market economy. For these endeavors, he received the Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse from Bundespräsident von Weizsäcker.
Local and cosmopolitan, specialist and generalist, professional and intellectual—these contrasts characterize Scheuch. In spite of his staunch political and professional judgments; Scheuch had always tolerated other temperaments. Even as an emeritus he regularly gave lectures at the University of Cologne and served as the elder statesman of the Cologne sociologists’ community—academically and socially. With his wife and co-author Ute, he regularly invited us all in his home to talk about sociology, politics, and God and the world. We will miss his pugnaciousness and tolerance, his spontaneity and determination, his wit and his expertise. Sociology in Germany has lost a great researcher, teacher, and institution builder.
Heiner Meulemann, Institute for Applied Social Research
Dr. Ronny E. Turner, professor of sociology at Colorado State University, died on July 13, 2003. The Turner family in Texas held a private memorial service. Dr. Turner was born in Roscoe, Texas, on January 2, 1942. He grew up on a small west Texas cotton farm. He held bachelors and masters degrees from Texas Tech University and a doctorate from the State University of New York-Buffalo.
He came to Colorado State University in the fall of 1969 where he was a full professor in the Department of Sociology. Dr. Turner was recognized as a master teacher. Throughout his career, he received numerous awards for his teaching. In 1996-97, he received the award, Best of Colorado State University: Best Professor and Best Courses. He was a beloved, dynamic, charismatic teacher who attracted large numbers of students to his classes. In 1999 he was awarded the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award in recognition of meritorious and outstanding achievement, one of the highest honors a Colorado State University employee can receive. His colleagues in the sociology department consistently elected him to the Executive Committee, a remarkable tribute to his dedication and service to the university community.
Dr. Turner taught and did research in the areas of symbolic interaction, deviance, religion, medicine, and humor. During the past few years, he taught a capstone course for department majors, a unique course because of Dr. Turner’s use of humor as a theme for deepening students’ application of social theory and research methods.
Dr. Turner found a great deal of pleasure in numerous hobbies. The family loved the mountains, where they frequently hiked and snowshoed. The mountain environment also was his favorite for motorcycle touring. At home, Ronny was a master gardener and created a wide array of miniature mountain landscapes and waterscapes both indoors and outdoors. He created rock/flower gardens and a backyard habitat that attracted numerous bird and butterfly species. His yard was adorned with his artistic creations that included metal art sculptures from farm relics that included his grandfather’s hand-drawn plow from the late 1800s, railroad spikes from an extinct railroad near his family farm, small tools and other artifacts from the family farm.
Ronny Turner married Jo Ella in January 1964. They were married for 39 years and have two grown daughters, Tiersa Turner of Eugene, Oregon, and Tamara Turner of Portland, Oregon.
Lou Swanson, Colorado State University
The Religion and Media Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is looking for reviewers for papers submitted for our upcoming conference. If interested, please contact Eric Gormly (research paper chair) via email with your contact information. Your interest and support are greatly appreciated. Eric Gormly (RMIG research paper chair), Department of Journalism, University of North Texas, PO Box 311460, Denton, TX 76203-1460; (940) 369-5975; fax (940) 565-2370; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community-Based Research and Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2003) by Nick Cutforth, University of Denver, Patrick Donohue, Middlesex County College, Sam Marullo, Georgetown University, Randy Stoecker, University of Toledo, and Kerry Strand, Hood College. This book is a “how to” guide for incorporating community-based research (CBR) into academic settings. The book is a long-awaited resource in the field of service-learning.
The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is the new journal of The Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa. The journal will contain peer reviewed research articles, essays, and bibliographies relating to the culture of disability and people with disabilities. It will also publish forums on disability topics brought together by forum editors of international stature. Poetry, short stories, creative essays, photographs, and artwork related to disability are also invited. Invited book, film, and video reviews will also be published. The editors are David Pfeiffer and Robert Stodden. For more information, contact The Review of Disability Studies, Center on Disability Studies, The University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1776 University Ave UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822; email email@example.com. www.rds.hawaii.edu.
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Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science announces a new PhD program in Computation, Organizations, and Society (COS). The PhD program in COS trains students to be leading scientists in this heavily sought area by providing students with in-depth training not just in computation but also in fundamental approaches and techniques for including networks of people, organizations, and/or policies as additional constraints during development. Students engage in research aimed at developing emerging technology with provable guarantees of the technology’s appropriateness for specific social, organizational, and/or legal settings. Students must have an undergraduate and/or master level degree in any of the following areas: mathematics, computer science, computational organization theory, physics, information science/technology, biology, mathematics, or a mathematical/computational social science, government, or policy program. In other words, students are expected to already have had a solid exposure to computation and math/science and to some area of the social or managerial sciences. Students should apply to the program because of their desire to do research at the confluence of computer science, management, social science, law and/or policy. More information available at: www.cos.cs.cmu.edu. Contact: PhD Program in Computation, Organizations and Society, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; (412) 268-1593; email firstname.lastname@example.org.