The homepage of the North America Society for the Sociology of Sport was incorrectly given in the April issue. The correct address is: playlab.uncomm.edu/nasss.html.
Call for Papers and Conferences
American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council (ACLS/SSRC) Working Group on Cuba announces its program of grants to promote academic collaboration between scholars in Cuba and North America. Proposals may request funding for: supporting libraries, museums, archives; promoting the dissemination of work by Cuban researchers; and increasing the flow of research between Cuba and North America. There are no fixed award levels, and the size of each grant will vary according to project needs. Typically travel grants will not exceed $2500 per researcher; grants in support of libraries, museums, and archives generally will not exceed $5,000. Requests for grants may be submitted in Spanish or English and delivered to either the SSRC in New York City or the Academy of Sciences in Havana. Deadline: August 15, 2001. Submit proposals to: ACLS/SSRC Working Group on Cuba, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;
www. acls.org/pro-cuba.htm or Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Capitolio, La Habana, 12400, Cuba; (53-7) 67-0599; fax (53-7) 33-8054; e-mail email@example.com; www.ceniai.inf.cu/acc/ACADEMIA.HTM.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 28th Annual Meeting, February 28-March 3, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA. Theme: “Teaching and Learning about Aging through Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational, and International Programs.” Call for submissions. Deadline: July 6, 2001. Contact the Program Chair, Kathy Segrist, The John and Janice Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0210; (765) 285-1296; fax (765) 285-8237; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aghe.org.
Eastern Sociological Society, March 7-10, 2002, Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA. Theme: “The Sociological Future is Now!” Submit abstracts for papers and proposals for sessions, forums, and workshops by October 15, 2001. For information about the meeting and a link to electronic submission information see: http://www.essnet.org/annualmeeting.htm or contact Mary Pat Baumgartner, Executive Officer, (973) 377-8736; fax (973) 720-3522.
Ethnographies of “The Centre,” Lancaster University, UK, September 10-11, 2001. The workshop assembles researchers and scholars engaged in investigating a broad, in some respects disparate, range of sites of contemporary techno scientific, cultural, political and economic practice. A motivating premise in convening the workshop is that ethnographic investigations of “the centre,” as both an imagined and an actualized site of origins, leadership, and control, can be a critical resource for contemporary projects of de-centering, particularly in feminist and post-colonial science studies. Contact Lucy Suchman,
Gender on the Borderlands, a two-way history conference, invites proposals that explore gender in the geographic region that becomes the Spanish/ Mexican/U.S. Borderlands, now the Mexico-U.S. Border, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX, July 12-14, 2001. Proposals may focus on any period and on any gender-centered subject in the history of this region, from studies of gender in Native American societies before contact with Europeans, to research and studies of gender in the contemporary post-modern era of transnationalism and globalization. Send an abstract (250 words) and a one-page curriculum vita for each participant in a proposed panel or workshop to: Antonia Castaneda, Gender on the Borderlands Conference, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228.
Great Plains Population Symposium Project is hosting a conference on population and Great Plains communities, September 13-14, 2001, Dickinson, ND and is currently soliciting paper presentations. They seek academic papers that report relevant research as well as reports by non-academics that describe current projects relating to community development on the Great Plains.Proposals should include the title of the presentation and a brief (one page or less) description of the information that will be discussed. Submit paper proposals by July 1, 2001. Completed papers should be submitted on diskette, by August 15, 2001. Submit proposals to: Peter Froelich, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601. For more information call (701) 483-2182, or e-mail Peter_Froelich@dsu.nodak.edu. The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers, developers, community leaders, and citizens to discuss ideas and strategies for revitalizing rural communities on the Great Plains.
Hawai‘i Sociological Association will hold its Annual Meeting on February 16, 2002 in Honolulu, HI. Theme: “Education Matters? Diversity Issues in Social Reproduction in the 21st Century.” Both thematic and non-thematic sessions are being planned. We encourage members of the academic and applied/practitioner communities to participate. Submit abstracts of papers, proposals of panels or workshops by August 31, 2001 to: Joyce Chinen, Division of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i-West Oahu, 96-129 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782; (808) 454-4720; fax (808) 453-6176; e-mail email@example.com.
Head Start, 6th National Research Conference, presented by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Society for Research in Child Development, June 26-29, 2002, Washington, DC. Theme: “The First Eight Years, Pathways to the Future.” Proposals are due June 15, 2001. Direct all inquiries about submissions to Faith Lamb-Parker, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health/CPFH, 60 Haven Avenue, B-3, New York, NY 10032; (212) 305-4154; fax (212) 305-2015; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. They are recruiting reviewers to assist in reviewing submissions for the conference. If you are interested, please contact: Bethany Chirico, Ellsworth Associates, Inc., 1749 Old Meadow Road, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 821-3090 ext. 233; fax (703) 821-3989; e-mail email@example.com.
International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI). VIII International Conference, July 22-27, 2002, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. Workshop on Emotion and Society. This workshop will discuss the relation between emotion and the construction of social relationships. Anyone interested in presenting a paper should contact the workshop chair: Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro Koury, Rua General Joaquim Inacio, 154, CEP 50070-270, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; ISSEI home page http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/issei2002.
International Sociological Association. Research Committee on Comparative Sociology (RC20), at the ISA 15th World Congress of Sociology, July 7-13, 2002, Brisbane, Australia. Call for papers deadline date October 31, 2001. Send abstracts of 250 words by e-mail to the Session Convener(s). For additional information contact the program coordinator Mattei Dogan, e-mail email@example.com; fax 33 1 47 01 12 22.
International Sociological Association. Research Committee on Sociology of Professional Groups, at the ISA 15th World Congress of Sociology, July 7-13, 2002, Brisbane, Australia. Call for papers. Research Committee 52 aims to study occupations and work which is knowledge-based and achieved following years of higher education and vocational training. Session descriptions are available online http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2002/rc/rc52/htm. An abstract of not more than 250 words, including a title, name/s and contact details should be sent to the Session Convener(s). Contact: RC52 President Julia Evetts, Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2001.
National Social Science Association is now accepting proposals for the August 5-8, 2001 Summer Seminar, San Diego, CA. Theme: “Teaching and Research in the 21st Century.” Technology sessions, papers, workshops, and discussions in all social science disciplines will be featured. Send your proposal along with a 25-word abstract to: NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail email@example.com.
National Social Science Association is now accepting proposals for the Fall Development Conference, October 17-19, 2001, Albuquerque, NM. Theme: “The Social Sciences in the Electronic Age in the 21st Century.” This conference will meet the professional development requirements for many colleges and universities. A certificate of completion will be given to all participants and attendees. Send your proposal along with a 25-word abstract to: NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania Sociological Society, 51st annual conference, October 19-20, 2001, University of Scranton. Theme: “Sex and Violence in American Culture.” Call for papers. Claire M. Renzetti, editor of the interdisciplinary journal Violence Against Women (Sage Publications), will be the keynote speaker. Direct questions to: Loreen Wolfer, Department of Sociology, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510; (570) 941-7450; e-mail wolferL2@ uofs.edu.
Sociological Practice Association announces its 24th Annual Meeting at the West Coast Anaheim Hotel, Anaheim, CA August 19-20, 2001. Theme: “Using Sociology for Good.” This theme honors the spirit and practice of the recently deceased William Foote Whyte, a “sociologist who never accepted the notion that social science was purely an academic profession.” The conference will provide a forum for practicing sociologists who, like Whyte, care about useful research, action oriented teaching, and real-world intervention. Joint Receptions SPA/SSSP August 19 and SPA/ASA Sociological Practice Session August 20. Submit your paper presentation, roundtable, or poster proposal to: Phil Robinette, Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 556-3610 ext 247; e-mail email@example.com. Deadline June 15, 2001. Submit your proposal to organize a paper session, workshop, or other session to: Ross Koppel, Social Research Corporation, 813 Pardee Lane, Wyncote, PA 19095; (215) 576-8221; fax (215) 576-8346; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. See the SPA website for additional information www.socpractice.org.
Spanish Sociological Association The Research Group on Comparative Sociology invites proposals for the VII Spanish Congress of Sociology, Salamanca, Spain, September 20-22, 2001 for the following sessions: (1) Theory and methodology in comparative and historical sociology; (2) Society, culture and identity in comparative perspective; and (3) Politics, institutions and citizenship in comparative perspective. They welcome papers (in Spanish or in English) on comparative research including Spain. This meeting is an excellent opportunity for international researchers to exchange ideas and research results with Spanish researchers working in the same areas of research. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 15, 2001. Send abstracts by e-mail to: Javier Noya email@example.com.
Sporting Cultures: Hispanic and European Perspectives. An International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield, with the collaboration of the School of Sport and Leisure Management, Sheffield Hallam University, January 10-12, 2002, Halifax Hall University of Sheffield. They invite colleagues from the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to submit proposals for papers focusing on issues dealing with sporting culture/sport in culture in a variety of twentieth and twenty-first century contexts. Submit a title and a proposal of 300 words, indicating technical requirements as appropriate, to the organizers by July 15, 2001. Proposals may also be sent by post or fax. Louise Johnson and David Wood, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; fax (0)114 222 0561. Please note that the language of the Conference is English, and proposals should also be in English.
Critical Demography, the new biennial series from Plenum Press solicits manuscripts for its inaugural issue. Theme: “Critical Demography and Racism.” This volume seeks cutting-edge papers that explicitly address racism in the context of the changing demography and industrial economy of the United States and the world. Six copies of double-spaced manuscripts of 25-30 pages with a 100-150 word abstract along with an electronic copy should be sent by September 20, 2001 to: Hayward Derrick Horton, Editor, Critical Demography, Department of Sociology, SUNY-Albany, Albany, NY 12222; (518) 442-4907; fax (518) 442-4936; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Erosion of the Social Link in Economically Advanced Countries seeks contributors on “Homeless People and Social Support: What Leads to Wandering” and “The Rise in Rudeness and Impropriety: Its Origin in Terms of Attitudes.” Contact Patrick Hunout, e-mail email@example.com.
International Sociology (IS), official journal of the International Sociological Association, plans a special issue on “Globalization, Gender, and Social Change in the 21st Century.” Articles exploring in-depth case studies, ethnographic field research, historical/comparative analyses, and reflective/theoretical think pieces are welcome. This special issue is planned in conjunction with the XV World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-13, 2002. Guidelines for contributions are printed inside the back cover of the journal. Two copies of the paper, typed and double-spaced, should be submitted by June 1, 2002 to: Esther Ngan-ling Chow, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, McCabe Hall, Washington, DC 20016. For more information, contact Esther Ngan-ling Chow at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journal of Bisexuality seeks original empirical research and reviews of particular aspects of research literature on bisexuality for a special issue focusing on current research. Ron Fox is guest editor. A 500-word abstract is due June 1, 2001. Inquiries are welcomed and submission guidelines are available via e-mail email@example.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ron Fox, P.O. 210491, San Francisco, CA 94121-0491.
Mormonism Through Popular Culture seeks contributors to a new anthology examining the intersection of Mormonism and popular culture. Papers submitted are not limited to popular culture within Utah and may include national or international expressions. Completed papers or proposals or drafts should be sent to: Stephen Roberds, Department of Social Sciences, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT 84720; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 15, 2001 will be considered.
National Women’s Studies Association journal announces a special issue on Feminist Disability Studies to be guest edited by Kim Q. Hall. Contributors are encouraged to send scholarly papers concerning feminism and disability. Deadline for papers: June 1, 2001. Send three double-spaced copies of your 20-30 page manuscript, formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style , complete with abstract, parenthetical notes and references to: Kim Hall, Associate Editor, NWSA Journal, Appalachian State University, 109 IG Greer, Boone, NC 28608; e-mail email@example.com; (828) 262-6817.
Planning Theory is an international, peer-reviewed forum for the critical exploration of planning theory. The journal will also be of considerable interest to scholars of human geography, public administration, administrative science, sociology, and anthropology. Topics discussed will include planning methods, planning and equity, aesthetics, utopias and planning, and the boundaries of planning theory. Planning Theory will be published three times a year in March, July, and November. First issue March 2002. Submit papers now (four copies, plus disk) to: Diane Tustin, Editorial Administrator, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3WA, UK; e-mail Tustin@cf.ac.uk. For more information about the journal see http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journals/Details/j0387.html.
Rural Sociology invites original contributions to a special issue on the spatial dimensions of inequality and diversity. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to theoretical, methodological and policy perspectives on: the socio-spatial dimensions of globalization and the production of space; the role of the state in spatial inequality; social and economic restructuring; the embeddedness of economic life in local social structure; local-global linkages; diversity within and across rural locales; the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other “categorical inequalities” in rural space and place; and comparative causes and consequences of spatial inequalities and diversity. We encourage both theoretical and empirical research based on a wide variety of perspectives. Direct inquiries to issue editors: Linda Lobao, Department of Human Community and Resource Development, Ohio State University, (614) 292-6394; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Rogelio Saenz, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University; (409) 845-5133; e-mail email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2001. Use Rural Sociology style guidelines, found in issue 65:1 and on the web at www.ruralsociology.org.
Science & Society will publish a special issue on “Marxist-Feminist Thought Today” in 2003. Prospective authors are encouraged to explore both concrete issues, amenable to the use of empirical research findings, and theoretical questions having to do with poststructuralist, postmodern, and post-feminist challenges to Marxism and to Marxist-feminism. The coordinating editors for the issue are Editorial Board member Lise Vogel, Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; (718) 499-4952 and Guest Editor Martha E. Gimenez, Department of Sociology, Campus Box 327, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309; e-mail email@example.com. Copies of proposals, abstracts, manuscripts, and other correspondence should go to both Vogel and Gimenez. The deadline for manuscripts is September 2002.
Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance is an annual series of volumes that publishes scholarly work in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, the sociology of law, and the sociology of deviance. The series is now accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication in Volume 4. Theme: “Violent Acts and Vio-lentization: Assessing, Applying, and Developing Lonnie Athens’ Theory and Research.” They invite theoretical developments, reviews, and critiques of the theory of violentization, and especially empirical research that applies or tests the key concepts and propositions of violentization. Volume 4 is tentatively scheduled to be published in the fall of 2002. The submission deadline is January 10, 2002. Send all manuscripts to: Jeffery T. Ulmer, Department of Sociology, 211 Oswald Tower, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Comparative & Historical Sociology, ASA’s Teaching Resource is being revised and seeks course syllabi, class exercises and assignments, examinations and evaluation instruments, computer software and film reviews, and essays on pedagogical challenges and opportunities involved in teaching these courses. Of particular interest are courses representing comparative-historical analysis of the family, deviance, or sociological ideas. Send your contributions electronically or on disk to: Linda Deutschmann, Department of Sociology, University of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC Canada V2C 5K3; (250) 371-5699; e-mail email@example.com.
Teaching About Genocide, new edition. Editors Joyce Apsel and Helen Fein are collecting syllabi (including writing and other assignments) to select for an updated, expanded edition to be published by the American Sociological Association. The editors are looking for courses taught in various disciplines for undergraduate and graduate courses on specific genocides, comparative genocide, prevention of genocide, and issues of genocide and human rights. In recent years, the nature of courses taught about genocide has changed from issues of international law and humanitarian intervention to new teaching materials, methods, and subjects. Please submit two hard copies of syllabi and other materials to: Joyce Apsel, 925 Andover Terrace, Ridgewood, NJ 07450; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theory and Science is an on-line, full text, freely available, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the discussion of theory, science, and social change. This journal welcomes submissions. See http://theoryandscience.icaap.org. This is an ICAAP journal. See the Sociology section at http://www.icaap.org/database/sociology.html.
Women and Language, an international interdisciplinary research periodical, invites submissions for a special issue (fall 2002) on “Communication and the Globalization of Feminism: Challenges, Opportunities and Advances.” The issue will focus on the dynamics of feminism globally and how communication, language, and gender affect or are affected by those dynamics. Three copies of submissions are due by October 1, 2001 to: Women and Language, Department of Communication, MS 3D6, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Women’s Studies Quarterly seeks submissions for a special Spring/Summer 2003 issue on Women’s Health. The issue will focus particularly on the impact women’s studies and feminism have had (or not had) on theory, practice, curriculum and pedagogy, as well as the participation of women in medicine and the health care professions. Send a disk and three copies of manuscripts to: Sue V. Rosser, Dean of the Ivan Allen College, 781 Marietta Street, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, or Alice J. Dan, Center for Research on Women and Gender, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Rm. 503, M/C 980, Chicago, IL 60680. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2001. Queries should be made in writing to either Alice J. Dan email@example.com or to Sue V. Rosser firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work and Occupations invites manuscripts for peer review and possible publication. WO is a scholarly, sociological quarterly that publishes original research in the sociology of work, employment, labor, and social inequality in the workplace, labor force, and labor market. Consult the latest issue for manuscript formatting and submission instructions. Send three copies of your paper to: Daniel B. Cornfield, Editor, Work and Occupations, Box 1811, Station B, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235; e-mail email@example.com.
July 22-July 25, 2001. 7th International Family Violence Research Conference of the Family Research Laboratory & Crimes Against Children Research Center, Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center, Portsmouth, NH. Contact: Center at 126 Horton Social Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824; (603) 862-1888; (603) 862-1122; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.unh.edu/frl, http://www.unh.edu/ccrc.
August 29-September 2, 2001. ISA Research Committee on Ethnic, Minority and Race Relations, RC05 Panels at the NGO Forum, UN World Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa. Further information about the NGO Forum, as well as application forms for registration and accommodation, can be found on the NGO Forum web site www.racism.org.za.
September 26-28, 2001. University of Bremen, Germany, Special Research Center 186. In cooperation with the University of North Carolina Institute on Aging, Chapel Hill, the Cornell Careers Institute, Cornell University, and the Life-Course Center, University of Minnesota International Symposium. Theme: “Institutions, Interrelations, Sequences: The Bremen Life-Course Approach.” For further details, program, and registration see
October 18, 2001. The 9th Annual Conference on Small Groups, organized by Marty Kaplan and Margaret Foddy, will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology at the West Coast Grand Hotel at the Park in Spokane, WA. Theme: “Small Groups Research Takes Center Stage” presents an integrated program by a diverse and distinguished group of scholars exploring the bonds between small groups research and theories on the one hand, and other traditional domains of social psychology on the other hand. Registration deadline, September 15, 2001. Contact Marty Kaplan, Department of Psychology, California State University-Northridge at Channel Islands, One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012-8584; e-mail
July 6-13, 2002. ISA XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia. Research Committee on Logic and Methodology will hold sessions at the congress. For more general information on the congress see http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2002.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education announces the AARP Andrus Foundation’s Founder’s Scholar campaign. One of the aims of the Founder’s society is to give donors the opportunity to sponsor a “Founder’s Scholar,” an undergraduate student who will receive a scholarship to study aging and develop a commitment to working with or on behalf of older adults. One $4,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2001-2002 academic year. The student needs to demonstrate some commitment to the field of aging, either by majoring or minoring in gerontology, pursuing a certificate in gerontology, or by combining appropriate coursework with service learning activities. For more information or to receive an application contact the AGHE office (202) 289-9806 or e-mail email@example.com.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education announces three scholarship and fellowship programs available to students working in the field of aging; Master’s Level Emerging Scholars Program, Minority Doctoral Leadership Program, and the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Study of Aging and Finance. Contact Cathy Tompkins, AGHE, 1030 15th Street, NW, #240, Washington, DC 20005-1503; (202) 289-9806, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association for Institutional Research and the Policy Center on the First Year of College invite applications for AIR/First College Year Assessment Fellowships. Fellows will attend a summer institute (August 5-7, 2001) on assessment of first-year programs and students conducted by a national faculty of experts and practitioners in collegiate assessment. Full information about the Fellowship and the Institute are available at the following web sites. Fellowship: http://airweb.org/news.html, Institute: http://www.brevard.edu/fyc/Forums/Forums.htm. These Fellowships and the Institute are supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Brandeis International Fellowships. Applications are now being accepted for Brandeis International Fellowships in Human Rights, Intervention, and International Law. This program is sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University. The Center’s mission is to engage scholars and practitioners from around the world in examining questions of ethics, social justice, and moral responsibility. Applications from individuals with experience outside the United States, particularly those who work in or with developing nations, are particularly encouraged. Complete applications from individuals must be received by June 1, 2001. For further information and application materials see http://www.brandeis. edu/ethics or e-mail email@example.com; (781) 736-8577; fax (781) 736-8561.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is currently accepting applications for the 2001 GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship Program. Two awards of $5,000 each will be given to support the study of media and representation as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Applications are due July 1, 2001. Now in its second year, the GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship Program aims to foster and promote scholarship as a vital form of intellectual activism. The program solicits proposals for original, creative, and rigorous research on the cultural, institutional, economic, social, and political dimensions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender representations, and the ways in which such representations are generated, interpreted, mobilized, and contested in a variety of genres and contexts, including historical and cross-cultural work. The GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship Program encourages disciplinary and methodological diversity, and thus seeks proposals from the humanities, social sciences, public health, public policy, education, and allied fields. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution and must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by the proposal deadline. For more information and application materials, please visit the GLAAD website www.glaad.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Institute on Aging announces that small grant (R03) applications are being sought to stimulate and facilitate: (1) Secondary analyses of data and data archiving related to demography, economics, and behavioral research on aging; (2) Preliminary projects using secondary analysis that could lead to subsequent applications for other research project grant award mechanisms; (3) Rapid analyses of new databases and experimental modules for purposes such as informing the design and content of future study waves; and (4) Development, enhancement and assembly of new databases from existing data. The full announcement can be viewed at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-01-082.html. This announcement (PA-01-082) updates and replaces a previous Program Announcement, Secondary Analysis in Demography and Economics of Aging (PA-99-160). Contact: Rose Maria Li, Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging, NIH, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 533, Bethesda, MD 20892; (301) 496-3138; fax (301) 402-0051; e-mail Rose_Li@nih.gov.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) announces new funding opportunities for junior researchers in Population Research. The NICHD Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) program is being expanded to include the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch (DBSB), Center for Population Research. The mission of the DBSB is to provide a better understanding of populations— how populations change in size, composition, and distribution; the complex social, economic, and cultural factors that cause populations to change; and the consequences of population change for health and well-being at the individual and societal levels. The DBSB will utilize the K01 to support career development in the area of population research for junior-level researchers holding a PhD or MD. The DBSB population research program focuses mainly on fertility, reproductive health, family and household structures, health, mortality and morbidity, migration, immigration, population and the environment, and population distribution and characteristics. See the notices at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-01-004.html and http://www.nichd.nih.gov/notice/HD-01-004/hd-01-004.htm or contact: Lynne M. Casper, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B07, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510; (301) 496-1174; fax (301) 496-0962; e-mail email@example.com.
U.S. Department of State, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce the launching of the 2001-2002 Fulbright New Century Scholars Program (NCS), an exciting new initiative designed to bring together scholars from a wide variety of academic and professional disciplines to explore the topic of “Challenges of Health in a Borderless World.” The pilot year of this innovative program will select 25-30 participants from the U.S. and abroad who demonstrate a record of noteworthy accomplishments and significant research related to the NCS research theme. NCS will add a new dimension to the traditional Fulbright exchange experience by providing opportunities for participants to maintain contact and exchange ideas about their research during the program year. New Century Scholars will receive an award of $40,000 and additional travel/per diem expenses for an in-person orientation and final plenary seminar. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2001. For further information and application materials, see: http://www.cies.org/cies/us_scholars/NewCentury.htm. If you have any questions or to request materials, contact Micaela S. Iovine (202) 686-6253 or Dana Hamilton (202) 686-6252; e-mail NCS@cies.org. Or write to: Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L Washington, DC 20008-3009, Attention: Dana Hamilton.
United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2002-2003 Senior Fellowship competition in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The Institute is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators, and lawyers. The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, nonviolent social movements, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics. The fellowship award includes a stipend, an office with computer and voicemail, and a part-time research assistant. All application materials must be received by September 17, 2001. For more information and an application form, see www.usip.org, or contact the Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2002-2003 Peace Scholar dissertation fellowship competition of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Dissertations from a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. Peace Scholars work at their universities or appropriate field research sites. The dissertation fellowship award is $17,000 for one year and may be used to support writing or field research. All application materials must be received by November 1, 2001. For more information and an application form, see: www.usip.org, or contact the Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011, USA; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; e-mail email@example.com.
University of British Columbia, Canada. Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Social Science for the Study of the Social Aspects of Aquaculture on Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. Applications are invited from persons who are interested in being involved in a large social research study examining the growth of aquaculture in Canada. The successful applicants will join a team of researchers examining the social, economic, and legal issues surrounding this new industry, and will participate in the work of AquaNet - a large Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) project that links researchers in 17 universities and research institutes across the country. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the study. For information on the application process contact: Ralph Matthews, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z1; fax (604) 822-6161; e-mail
University of California-Berkeley. The Center for the Law and Society invites applications from scholars with interests in all aspects of law and social ordering/social change. As a 2001-2002 visiting scholar you will be part of a scholarly community that includes fellow visitors in socio-legal studies, jurisprudence, history, and philosophy from universities across the United States and Canada as well as Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Center will consider applications for varying time periods, from two weeks duration to the full academic year. To request an application, contact:Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150; email@example.com; www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/csls/. Inquiries to the Acting Director, Harry N. Scheiber, scheiber@uclink. berkeley.edu are also welcome.
University of California-Los Angeles. Post-Doctoral Training Program in Population-Based Cancer Prevention and Control Research is accepting applications. With its focus on communities and populations, cancer control research applies rigorous scientific inquiry to cancer-related issues spanning primary prevention, screening, detection, treatment, policy, epidemiology, outcomes, rehabilitation and quality of life. The goal of this program is to prepare recent graduates as well as more advanced, mid-career professionals, to conduct cutting-edge research in this field. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, EdD). For admission into the program in July, 2002 (Summer/Fall) all application materials must be submitted by December 15, 2001. For information and application materials, contact Barbara Berman, UCLA DCPCR, A2-125 CHS, Box 956900, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900; (310) 794-9283; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP) is requesting proposals through a special solicitation on the following research topics: policies and systems surrounding the medicinal uses of marijuana; legalization/decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs; illicit drug use harm reduction policies; office-based opiate agonist therapy; alternative nicotine delivery systems; alcohol compared to tobacco. SAPRP funds research projects that seek policy-relevant information about ways to reduce the harm caused by substance abuse in the United States. Experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, and other behavioral and policy sciences are encouraged to apply. Total project awards are funded up to $400,000 and may extend up to three years. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent for this special solicitation is August 20, 2001. For the full text of the Call for Proposals, visit The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Web site, www.rwjf.org . Once at the site, click on “Applying for a Grant,” then “Calls for Proposals.”
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces the opening of its 2002-2003 Fellowship competition. The Center awards academic year residential fellowships to men and women from any country with outstanding project proposals on national and/or international issues. Projects should have relevance to the world of public policy or provide the historical framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows are provided offices, access to the Library of Congress, Windows-based computers, and research assistants. For eligibility requirements and application guidelines contact the Center at: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Scholar Selection and Services Office, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027; e-mail email@example.com; (202) 691-4170; fax (202) 691-4001. To download the application, see
http://www.wilsoncenter.org. The application deadline is October 1, 2001.
In the News
Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was featured in an article in Svenska Dagbladet, a Stockholm newspaper, for his research on careers in the information technology sector. The article appeared Sunday, January 28, 2001.
Lawrence Carter, University of Oregon, was interviewed in the Oregonian January 30, 2001, and his world-renowned work in demography, on issues of the human lifespan, was featured.
Carole Case was recently interviewed, by Wisconsin Public Radio on a “To the Best of Our Knowledge” show on gambling, about her new book The Right Blood: America’s Aristocrats in Thoroughbred Racing.
Mathieu Deflem, Purdue University, was featured about his criticisms of the police response in wake of the post-basketball riots at Purdue University in the April 9 issue of the Purdue Exponent.
Riley E. Dunlap, Washington State University, was interviewed after giving a lecture on the American right-wing’s influence on U.S. global warming policy at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that was carried in the Swedish Daily News (Dagens Nyheter) on April 25th. The lecture was based on his research with Aaron McCright, partially published in Social Problems (November 2000).
Toby A. Ten Eyck, Michigan State University and the National Food and Toxicology Center, was quoted in an April 4, 2001 Chicago Tribune article on the debate about and consumer reaction to genetically engineered food.
Helen Fein gave a public lecture at the London School of Economics on January 22 on “Denial of Genocide from Armenia to Bosnia.” She was subsequently interviewed on London’s Channel 17, Channel 4 Nightly News on January 26, and on BBC World News on January 27 about issues of denial (especially the Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide) and recognition of genocides.
Marion Sherman Goldman, University of Oregon, had her work featured in the March 2001 Oregon Council for the Humanities newsletter. Her research draws on the sociology of religion, gender studies and psychoanalytic sociology.
David Greenberg, New York University, had a letter published in the Jewish Sentinel; March 16-22, 2001 explaining the concept that homosexuality is an orientation and not a lifestyle.
Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in the New York Times February 28, 2001, in connection with the blurring of the boundaries between work and family.
Kara Joyner, Cornell University, had her research on adolescent romance and psychological well being featured in an Associated Press article, February 14, 2001 and in a Time article, April 16, 2001.
Michael Kimmel, SUNY-Stony Brook, had an article, “Manhood and Violence: The Deadliest Equation”, on school shootings, published originally in Newsday, March 8, 2001 and then syndicated and published subsequently in The Minneapolis Star-Tribune and The San Francisco Examiner.
John Logan, SUNY-Albany, was quoted in the March 16, 2001 New York Times in an article on census figures which show the suburbs of New York City becoming more diverse while outpacing New York City in population growth.
Michael Malec, Boston College, was interviewed by the Fort Worth Star Telegram about how auto-racing fans react to the serious injury or death of a driver.
Clifton E. Marsh, Morris Brown College, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 2000, in an article concerning Islam in America.
Misagh Parsa, Dartmouth College, was interviewed by the Voice of America on May 10 about the upcoming presidential elections in Iran and prospects for democracy.
Kimberly A. Reed, SUNY-Oswego, was featured on the front page of the Syracuse Post Standard’s “Business Section,” April 19, 2001, discussing her research about women who own businesses.
Linda Renzulli and Howard E. Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and James Moody, Ohio State University, were interviewed for March 19 Charlotte Observer article concerning their study of women entrepreneurs. They found that too many family members in the personal networks of potential entrepreneurs had an inhibiting effect on startup efforts.
J. Timmons Roberts, Tulane University, was quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press, August 13, 2000, regarding his research on fear of crime in New Orleans.
William L. Smith, Georgia Southern University, was interviewed April 12, 2001 for the Savannah Morning News for an April 13 article on school violence and the need for parents to communicate with their children.
Gregory D. Squires’, George Washington University, study was cited in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2001 about how small-business loans to Blacks fell during the late 1990’s.
Fenggang Yang, University of Southern Maine, published a newspaper column in Portland Press Herald, January 18, 2001, “Mainers Show Little Awareness of Asian-Americans in Their Midst.” He was also quoted in a news article in Portland Press Herald on January 24, 2001 about Chinese culture and Asian American communities in Maine; and appeared on WMTW (ABC) Channel 8 News on January 24, 2001 in an interview about the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Joseph D. Yenerall, Duquesne University, was quoted in the March 8, 2001, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article “Life with Assisted Living: The Complex Nursing Home Issue.” He also gave expert testimony before the Democratic Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Aging and Youth Committee, meeting at Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, on March 22, 2001. Yenerall’s testimony was on the subject of educational programs for older Pennsylvanians.
Karen Albright, Nitsan Chorev, Adam Green, Aaron Kupchik, and Karrie Snyder, graduate students at New York University, have received National Science Foundation grants for dissertation research.
David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, was a finalist for the second year in a row for “Professor of the Year,” and was also selected as an “Outstanding Supervisor” by the ASU Classified Staff Council for his work as Interim Director in the School of Justice Studies.
Ron Aminzade, University of Minnesota, received the University’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional education.
Ron Aminzade and Brian Dill, University of Minnesota, received funding from the College of Liberal Arts, Graduate Research Partnership Program competition, for their proposal titled “Democracy, Diversity, and Civil Society in Contemporary Tanzania.”
Kevin Anderson, Northern Illinois University, received a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to publish an edition of Karl Marx’s writings on non-western and pre-capitalist societies. This is an international, collaborative project to produce an edited volume of previously unpublished notebooks by Marx in English and German.
Yuko Aoyama, Charles Thomas Bleha, Ken Endo, David Flath, Mizuko Ito, Gregory Kasza, Atsushi Maki, Frances Rosenbluth, Sven Steimo, Nobuo Takahashi, Motohiro Tsuchiya, Takahiro Ueyama, Karin Wilkins, Kazuo Yamaguchi are the Abe Fellows for 2001 as recently announced by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Tobin Belzer, doctoral candidate at Brandeis University, received a two-year fellowship from The Joshua Venture Fellowship for Young Jewish Social Entrepreneurs.
Charles M. Bonjean, Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, was recently honored with the Southwestern Social Science Association’s (SSSA) Distinguished Service Award for 2001.
David Brady, Indiana University-Bloomington graduate student, who will join the faculty of Duke University this fall, received the 2001 Karl F. Schuessler Award for Graduate Research.
Jeffrey Broadbent, University of Minnesota, has been awarded the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize for 2001 for his book, Environmental Politics in Japan: Networks of Power and Protest (Cambridge University Press, 1998). He is the first sociologist to receive the prize.
Larry Bumpass, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was elected into the National Academy of Sciences.
Kim Davies, Augusta State University, received the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is an Honorary Fellow at the Open University of Tel Aviv, 2000 and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2000.
Robert R. Faulkner, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, received the 2000-2001Distinguished Teacher Award.
Daniel Ferritor, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Sociology at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, was honored with a building named for him. The $10.8 million, 40,000 sq. foot building includes 31 research laboratories and nine environmental rooms.
Charles “Chip” Gallagher, Georgia State University, won the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award for 2001.
Charles “Chuck” Gallmeier, Indiana University, received the President’s Teaching Award, March 2001.
Gabriel Garcia, Pitzer College, was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to pursue the project “Racial Constructs within Deaf Communities,” in Panama, Venezuela, Jamaica, South Africa, and Spain.
Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, won Skipping Stones Children’s Magazine Seventh Annual Award for multicultural and nature books, teaching resources, and educational videos for his video, “Keepers of the Water.”
Brian Gran, University of Kentucky, received a NSF grant for exploratory research from their Law and Social Science Program for his project “Law, Church and State, and the Public-Private Dichotomy.”
Doug Guthrie, New York University, has received a $683,422 grant from the Ford Foundation for a 3-city study of Corporate-Community Relations. The grant is part of the Business Institutions Initiative at the Social Science Research Council.
Doug Hartman and Darren Wheelock, University of Minnesota, received funding from the College of Liberal Arts, Graduate Research Partnership Program competition, for their proposal titled “Sport as Social Intervention: Mapping the Organization and Rational of Twin Cities Programs.”
Harriet J. Hartman, Rowan University, received an NSF-POWRE Grant to put “A Gender Lens on Rowan University’s College of Engineering.”
Robert J. Hironimus-Wendt, Millikin University, was one of ten finalists for the 2001 Thomas F. Erhlich Faculty Award for Service Learning. The Erhlich Award is administered by Campus Compact, and recognizes national leaders in the utilization of service learning as a pedagogy.
Pierette Hondagneau-Sotelo, University of Southern California and Rose Jensen, Lynchburg College, received honorable mentions in the Ernest Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service.
Hayward Derrick Horton, SUNY-Albany, received the University’s 2000-2001 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Judith A. Howard, University of Washington, is the 2001 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.
Barbara J. Johnston, North Hennepin Community College, received the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government Award for “her work in helping teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders.” She also received the Distinguished Sociologist Award from the Sociologists of Minnesota.
Switbert Kamazima, University of Minnesota, received the 2001 Dunn Peace Scholarship Award from the Office of International Programs. The scholarship provides an opportunity for a University of Minnesota student to pursue research abroad dealing with issues of direct relevance to international peace.
Chithra KarunaKaran, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, was awarded a Summer Institute 2001 Fellowship by the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Alexandra Kowalski-Hodges, New York University, received a residency fellowship for her dissertation project, “Local Culture as National Capital: Scholars, Statesmen, Citizens, and the Inventaire Général of French Heritage (1964-2000),” at the Camargo Foundation for the spring semester of 2002.
Jeni Loftus, Indiana University-Bloomington graduate student, won the North Central Sociological Association’s Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award (with Paul Ruggerio).
Eileen McConnell, Indiana University-Bloomington, received the 2001 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award for her doctoral work in sociology at Notre Dame.
Hyun Ok Park, New York University, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Assistant Professor Fellowship for 2002.
W. Richard Scott, Stanford University, received an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, May 2001.
Diana Tumminia, California State University-Sacramento, won the Outstanding Teacher Award 2001, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Mary C. Waters’ book, Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities (Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation Press, 1999) won the Mirra Komarovsky Award for best book from the Eastern Sociological Society. It also won the Best Book of 1999 on Ethnic Political Incorporation of the Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics of the American Political Science Association and the Distinguished Book Award 1999-2000 of the Center for the Study of Social Inequality at Cornell University.
Rose Weitz and Pete Padilla were honored as finalists for two major teaching awards at Arizona State University: the ASASU Centennial Professorship and the Parents’ Association Professor of the Year.
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was honored with a one-day conference April 16, 2001 at the university.
Doris Wilkinson, former Vice President of the American Sociological Association, had a Distinguished Lectureship in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Kentucky named for her.
Craig Calhoun, New York University, gave the Hans Speier Distinguished Lecture at the New School for Social Research on February 27, 2001. His topic was “The Limits of Cosmopolitanism.”
Hayward Derrick Horton, SUNY- Albany, is the founding editor of a new series for Plenum Press, Critical Demography.
Dean Johnson has retired from the University of Maryland, University College where she has been teaching sociology on military bases throughout Europe.
Robert K. Leik has retired from the University of Minnesota.
Robert Manning will join the faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology as the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of the Humanities.
Stephen J. Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates and California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, was appointed Director of Research at the California College of Podiatric Medicine.
Luther B. Otto has retired from North Carolina State University.
John Ryan has joined the faculty and been appointed Chair of the Department of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
Thomas Robbins, independent scholar (sociologist), is the co-editor of a symposium of 13 papers on “New Religions and Their Political, Legal, and Religious Context Around the World,” for Nova Religio: A Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2001.
Joan Z. Spade will be the chair at SUNY-Brockport this fall.
Mary C. Waters was appointed a Harvard College Professor. It is a five year named chair appointment to honor excellence in teaching.
Chris Wellin is joining the faculty at Miami University, after spending a year at the Center for Working Families, University of California-Berkeley.
Paul Root Wolpe, University Of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was named the first Chief of Bioethics and Human Subject Protection for NASA.
Caught in the Web
Academus.org was recently launched in an effort to group together online campaigns aimed at the preservation of academic pursuits in all their wondrous manifestations. The site is conceived and maintained by Mathieu Deflem, Purdue University, and houses various campaigns, including “Free Education Now!” and “Apropos.edu”. See http://www.Academus.org.
Eastern Sociological Society. The Candace Rogers Award Committee invites submissions for this award given annually at the Eastern Sociological Society meetings to a graduate student for an outstanding paper on any current social issue. The paper may not be previously published or forthcoming in a professional journal. It may not be co-authored, and its author must be a graduate student at the time that the paper is submitted. A student must be a member of ESS at the time the award is presented. Eligible students are encouraged to submit four copies of suitable papers postmarked by October 15, 2001 to the committee chair. Send the copies with your address, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address to: Rhonda F. Levine, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Sociological Society. The Mirra Komarovsky Book Award Committee welcomes nominations of outstanding scholarly books in sociology to be considered for this award. Books on any sociological subject are eligible. To be eligible for consideration, a book must have been published during the three years ending March 2002, and at least one of its authors must be an ESS member. Nominations should provide full publication information (including date of publication) and should be sent by October 15, 2002 to the committee chair: Joshua Gamson, Department of Sociology, Yale University, P.O. Box 208265, New Haven, CT 06520-8265; e-mail Joshua.email@example.com.
Eastern Sociological Society. The Rose Laub Coser Award Committee invites submissions for this award, given annually to a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal in the area of the family or gender and society. To be eligible for consideration, the proposal must be approved by the student’s department prior to submission, and the dissertation cannot have been completed or published when the proposal is considered. Submit four copies of proposals by October 15, 2001, to the committee chair: Steven F. Messner, Department of Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members' New Books
Anne-Marie Ambert, York University, Families In The New Millennium (Allyn & Bacon, 2001).
Douglas L. Anderton, University of Massachusetts, with David Yaukey, Demography, Second Edition (Waveland Press, 2001).
Javier Auyero, State University of New York-Stony Brook, Poor People’s Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita (Duke University Press, 2000).
Rick Baldoz, University of Hawaii, Charles Koeber, Wichita State University and Philip Kraft (eds.), The Critical Study of Work: Labor, Technology, and Global Production (Temple University Press, 2001).
Wayne Baker, University of Michigan, Achieving Success Through Social Capital (Jossey-Bass, 2000).
Kevin G. Barnhurst, University of Illinois-Chicago and John Nerone, The Form of News, A History (Guilford, 2001).
Lois Benjamin, Hampton University, Three Black Generations at the Crossroads: Community, Culture, and Consciousness (Burnham Publishers, 2000).
Nijole V. Benokraitis, University of Baltimore, (ed.) Contemporary Ethnic Families in the United States: Characteristics, Variations, and Dynamics (Prentice Hall, 2001).
Susan E. Chase, University of Tulsa, and Mary F. Rogers, University of West Florida, Mothers and Children: Feminist Analyses and Personal Narratives (Rutgers University Press, 2001).
Sally Davies-Netzley, San Diego State University, Gendered Capital: Entrepreneurial Women in American Society (Garland, 2000).
Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fundamentalism, Sectarianism and Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and Die Vielfalt der Moderne (Velbruck Wissenschaft, 2000).
Carroll L. Estes, University of California-San Francisco, and Associates, Social Policy and Aging: A Critical Perspective (Sage Publications, 2001).
Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, The Monochrome Society (Princeton University Press, 2001).
John K. Glenn, Council for European Studies, Framing Democracy: Civil Society and Civic Movements in Eastern Europe (Stanford University Press, 2001).
Theodore N. Greenstein, North Carolina State University, Methods of Family Research (Sage, 2001).
Mauro F. Guillen, University of Pennsylvania, The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain (Princeton University Press, 2001).
Max Haller, (ed.), The Making of the European Union. Contributions of the Social Sciences (Springer, 2001).
Michael Hechter, University of Washington, and Karl-Dieter Opp, Universitat Leipzig, (eds.) Social Norms (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001).
Beth Hess, County College of Morris, Peter Stein, William Paterson University, and Susan Farrell, Kingsborough Community College, (eds.) The Essential Sociologist: An Introduction (Roxbury Publishing, 2001).
David A. Lopez, California State University-Northridge, Latinos in Omaha: A Visual Essay (Mellen, 2001).
David Maurrasse, Columbia University, Beyond the Campus: How Colleges and Universities form Partnerships with their Communities (Routledge Press).
Kathleen McKinney, Frank D. Beck, and Barbara S. Heyl, Illinois State University, (eds.) Sociology Through Active Learning: Student Exercises (Pine Forge Press, 2001).
Todd D. Nelson, California State University, The Psychology of Prejudice (Allyn & Bacon, 2001).
Larry T. Reynolds, Self-Analytical Sociology: Essays and Explorations in the Reflexive Mode (Magner Publishing, 2000) and Reflexive Sociology (Magner Publishing, 2000).
Carol L. Schmid, Guilford Technical Community College, The Politics of Language: Conflict, Identity and Cultural Pluralism in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, and Sally O’Connor, Color and Money: Politics and Prospects for Community Reinvestment in Urban America (SUNY Press, 2001).
Saundra D. Westervelt and John A. Humphrey, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Wrongly Convicted: Perspectives on Failed Justice (Rutgers University Press, 2001).
The Southern Sociologist. The publications committee of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS) invites nominations, including self-nominations, for Editor of The Southern Sociologist (TSS). TSS is an official publication of the SSS that publishes news, announcements, and information of interest to the sociological profession and serves as a medium of communication for the SSS membership on issues affecting the profession. Prospective nominees are invited to contact one or both of the current editors, George S. Rent e-mail Grent@provost.MSSTATE. EDU, or James D. Jones e-mail Jones@SOC.MSSTATE.EDU for information regarding current editorial operations. Submit nominations to: Michael Hughes, Chair, Publications Committee, Southern Sociological Society, Department of Sociology (Mail Code 0137), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Materials for the Study of Childhood, by Nina Bandelj, Viviana Zelizer, and Ann Morning, Princeton University, have assembled a guide for the study of children’s social worlds. It contains bibliography, websites, and listings of people currently engaged in relevant teaching and research. It is available at www.princeton.edu/~children. The sponsoring organization, Bendheim Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University (Sara McLanahan, Director), will distribute a limited number of hard copies. For further information contact email@example.com.
Indiana University’s new Summer Intensive Training in Research Methodology is offering two programs this Summer (July, 2001): “Categorical Data Analysis: Introduction to Regression Models for Discrete Outcomes” with J. Scott Long, and “Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis” with Doug Maynard. For additional information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~isr/isrip/, or contact the Institute of Social Research Intensive Program, firstname.lastname@example.org.
European Consortium of Sociological Research Summer School and Conference 2001, Stockholm University, Sweden, August 22-27, 2001. The theme of the summer school and the conference is Family, Gender and Social Stratification. For details, refer to ECSR web page http://www.sofi.su.se/ecsr.htm.
Paul Hochstim, Central Connecticut State University, died on March 25, 2001.
Robert B. McGinniss, Cornell University, died on February 22, 2001.
Aage Sorensen, Harvard University, died on April 18, 2001.