American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes -- May/June 1999

Call for Papers—Conferences
Call for Papers—Publications
Meeting Calendar
Other Organizations
Summer Programs
Caught in the Web

Call for Papers


Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, (ASCE) Ninth Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 1999, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL. ASCE invites papers on a variety of subjects related to the Cuban economy and society. Individuals interested in presenting a paper or serving as discussants should contact: Jorge Pérez-López, ASCE Program Committee Chair, 5881 6th Street, Falls Church, VA 22041; (703) 379-8812; e-mail for requirements and instructions. A selection of the papers presented at the meeting will be published by ASCE in its annual publication Cuba in Transition.

California Sociological Association, Tenth Annual Meetings, October 29-30, 1999, Berkeley Marina Radisson. Theme: "Work and Leisure in the New Millennium." Proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables are invited on all sociological topics. Student papers are especially welcome. Send proposals by July 1 to the Program Chair: Carole Barnes, Department of Sociology, California State University, Sacramento, CA 95810-6005; (916) 278-5737; e-mail

International Conference on Socio-Cultural and Policy Dimensions of Health Care, November 20-22, 1999, Singapore. Jointly organized by the Policy Research Program of the National University of Singapore and the Research Committee on Sociology of Health of the International Sociological Association. Deadline for abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) is September 15, 1999. For abstract, registration forms and further information please contact: Conference Co-Chair Stella Quah, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260; e-mail or Conference Secretariat, (65)-874-4989; fax (65)-779-1489; e-mail

International Society for Intercommunication of New Ideas, Fifth International Congress, August 18-21, 1999, Mexico City, Mexico. Proposals for papers or full sessions are welcome. The deadline for submissions for ASA members is June 23, 1999. Individual participants should send either an abstract or full paper. Contact: Edgar Ortiz, Program Chair, Apartado 21-712, Col Coyoacan, Del Coyoacan, 04000 Mexico, D.F.; (525) 658-1949; fax (525) 658-1949; e-mail

22nd Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 19-21, 2000, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Theme: "Labor and the Millenium: Class, Vision, and Change." The Program Committee invites proposals for panels and paper. Submit proposals (including a 1-2 page abstract and curriculum vitae for all participants) by March 15, 2000, to: Elizabeth Faue, North American Labor History Conference, Department of History, 3094 Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-2525; fax (313) 577-6987.

The Rhetoric(S) of Masculinity, March 2-4, 2000, Seville, Spain. Proposals (500-words abstract in either English or Spanish) should be sent before September 27, 1999 to: Carolina Sanchez-Palencia (e-mail; Juan Carlos Hidalgo (e-mail; Departamento de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana, Universidad de Sevilla, C/. Palos de la Frontera, s/n, E-41004 Sevilla, Spain; fax 954551552.

State University of New York-Buffalo, Graduate School of Education in conjunction with the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG), National Conference, April 14-15, 2000, The Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, New York. Theme: "Urban Girls: Entering the New Millennium." Proposals must be postmarked no later than September 15, 1999. Potential participants will be notified by November 1, 1999 as to their inclusion in the program. Mail proposals to: Urban Girls Conference, Graduate School of Education, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260.


Contributions in Sociology Series, Greenwood Press, welcomes scholarly manuscripts (60,000-85,000 words) monographs/edited volumes on a wide array of subjects in sociology and related disciplines. Submit proposals to the Series Advisor: Dan A. Chekki, Department of Sociology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, Canada; fax (204) 774-4134; e-mail sociology@

Innovative Techniques for Teaching Sociological Concepts and the Sociology of Gender Instructional materials are currently being sought for this more focused edition of Kain and Neas's, Innovative Techniques for Teaching Sociological Concepts (1993). We are looking for creative ways of teaching gender to high school and college students of sociology. This set of materials will include a range of approaches from in-class to out-of-class assignments geared toward individuals, groups, or large classes. We will also include essays of varying lengths on practicing feminist pedagogy. Submissions are welcome on an IBM compatible diskette (MS Word) or as an e-mail attachment. Please send materials by June 15th to: Julie Childers Boettcher, Department of Sociology, McGuinn Hall 426; Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; e-mail julie.childers@

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography seeks submissions of and/or about ethnography broadly defined and without regard to disciplinary or national boundaries. Please send your submissions to: Rob Benford, Editor, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0390.

Research in Community Sociology (JAI Press). Volume X invites papers on various dimensions of communities: discussions of theoretical and methodological issues, and empirical research, case studies and analyses of micro-macro linkages, and critical studies on community structure/change, problems, policy-planning and related issues. ASR format, not more than 50 pages, three copies. Submit papers before October 15, 1999. Contact the Editor: Dan A. Chekki, Department of Sociology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, Canada; fax (204) 774-4134; e-mail

Research in the Sociology of Work, the JAI journal, invites submissions to its special issue on "Remaking Work Organizations," scheduled for the year 2000. The issue seeks to lend greater clarity and cogency to sociological thinking about the structural shifts currently reshaping work organizations throughout the advanced capitalist world. The length and form of submissions should conform to usual journal-style conventions (double-spaced, with abstract, bibliography, end-notes, etc.). The deadline for submissions is December 15, 1999. Submissions should be sent to: Steven P. Vallas, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA 30332-0345; e-mail

Right Wing Women Across the Globe. Paola Bacchetta (University of Kentucky) and Margaret Power (Illinois Institute of Technology) would like to invite contributions to their forthcoming co-edited book, Right Wing Women Across the Globe. This book will be interdisciplinary, with articles that shed light on why women join the right, their ideologies, how women are used by right wing organizations, how right wing women might feel they "benefit" from their involvement, images of right wing women in the discourses of male right wing organizations, and what differences women's involvement might make. The book at this stage includes articles from South Asia, Latin America, the USA, Turkey and France. Contributors writing on Europe (other than France), North and sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East are invited to send abstracts by June 1, 1999, to: Paola Bacchetta, Women's Studies Program, 915 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40507; e-mail

Sexuality & Culture is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal published by Transaction Publishers at Rutgers University. The journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts dealing with issues of sexuality and culture. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and include a summary of approximately 200 words. Four copies of the manuscript should be submitted to the Managing Editor: Roberto Refinetti, Sexuality & Culture, 504 Lake Colony, Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242; e-mail For further information, see the journal's web site at html.

Social Stratification Courses: Syllabi and Instructional Materials is being revised for a Fourth Edition. Submissions of syllabi from courses on inequality and social stratification are welcome. Courses which examine inequality with a special focus such as comparative, gender, education, power, and so forth are also invited. Also welcome are essays and activities relating te to social stratification, especially those stressing engaging and challenging students. Materials can be sent to: Scott Sernau, Department of Sociology, Indiana University-South Bend, South Bend IN, 46634-7111.

Teaching About Ethnoviolence, Hate Crimes, and Related Phenomena.The ASA Teaching Resource Center would like to receive relevant course outlines and syllabi, bibliographies and filmographies, games and simulation exercises, catalogs, and other materials that may be of value to teachers and workshop leaders. Brief didactic pieces will also be considered. Send your contributions (disk and hard copy) to: Howard J. Ehrlich, The Prejudice Institute, 2743 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218; e-mail


June 24-27, 1999. Machiavelli, Power and the Future of Cities: Cities and the Future of Civic Leadership in an Open Society Conference, University of Akron, Akron, OH, Quaker Square Hilton. Theme: "Knowledge as a Source of Power and Cities as Centers of Cultures Producing Knowledge." Contact: Richard V. Knight, Institute for Future Studies and Research, Public Administration and Urban Studies Department, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-7904; (330) 972-5117; fax (330) 972-6376; e-mail;

June 28-29, 1999. Improving HIV Care and Prevention Into the 21st Century Conference, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC. There are no registration fees but all individuals must pre-register by June 10, 1999. To receive a registration form contact: Andrea Hall, (301) 986-4870; or register on-line at

July 11-14, 1999. Jane Addams Hull House and Toynbee Hall International Conference, Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Settlement Houses: Transcending Boundaries." For more information call (312) 906-8600, ext. 333; or (800) 448-0083; e-mail

August 7-8, 1999. Chicago, IL. Eighth Annual Conference of the International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment. Theme: "Creating Change: Sexual Harassment Research, Training, and Advocacy for the 21st Century." Program includes panels, symposia, and workshops. For information or registration material contact James Gruber (313) 593-5611; e-mail or Susan Fineran (617) 353-7912; e-mail

August 8-12, 1999. National Social Science Association Summer Seminar, San Francisco, CA. Theme: "Teaching the Social Sciences." Special emphasis on using technology in the classroom. Contact: NSSA Summer Seminar, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail


The International Committee of Social Gerontology is presenting a prize for social gerontology work on an international level. The first prizewinner will get 30,000 FFR which will be presented in Paris in 2001. Topics may include: aged populations, the aging process, demographic and pathological aging in relation to the social, economic, cultural and medical factors, position and role of aged groups in society, socio-cultural ways of life, behavior of aged groups and influences on their behavior. The scientific works will put together all conditions required by scientific research. The scientific works (in triplicate) will be written in French and the complete summary will be in English (or vice-versa). Closing date: May 1, 2001. Contact: Comité de Prix International de Gérontologie Sociale, 282, Avenue du Maréchal Juin, 92100 Boulogne, France.

Other Organizations

Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) announces the formation of the Urban & Community Section. Anyone interested in joining the Section is encouraged to subscribe to the Section's email list URBCOM-L. Section members should also be CSAA members, although during this initial growth period we would like to encourage new membership and welcome anyone who expresses an interest in participating. To subscribe to URBCOM-L send the following message in the body of an email message to; SUBSCRIBE URBCOM-L firstname lastname. Please direct all queries regarding the Urban & Community Section of the CSAA to the Section Coordinator Keith N. Hampton; e-mail

Cuba in Transition, Volume 8, containing selected papers and commentaries presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), is now available. Papers included in the volume deal with the implications of political and economic experiences of Latin America for Cuba; macroeconomic and transition issues; specific sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and the external sector; the environment; investment; legal issues; the effects of the U.S. embargo on health and nutrition in Cuba; and the culture of opposition, among others. To order Cuba in Transition, Volume 8 and earlier volumes, please contact ASCE Books, 2000 Osborn Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910-1319; tel/fax (301) 587-1664; e-mail jalonso@

Political Analysis the official journal of the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association and the Society for Political Methodology, is now in its 25th year of publication. As of this year, it has been transformed from an annual to a quarterly journal. Every member of the Political Methodology Section will receive a subscription to this journal as part of their annual dues. A value-added Web edition will also be available to all members free of charge. Those interested should see the APSA website Authors interested in submitting to Political Analysis should see submission instructions on our homepage or send email to the editor, Nathaniel Beck ( Our mandate is to print articles concerned with political methodology, broadly defined.

Summer Programs

University of California-Los Angeles. The California Geriatric Education Center is sponsoring a 1999 Summer Intensive Program, the Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Program in Cultural Diversity in Health and Aging on June 22-26, 1999. The Health and Aging Faculty Development Program offers visiting faculty the opportunity to examine cultural diversity among aging populations. For more information, please contact: Melanie Gironda, UCLA, Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Program, Box 951656, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656; fax (310) 206-37564; e-mail Further information also available at edu.

Caught in the Web

The Feminist Theory Website has been fully updated and expanded to include over 5000 bibliographical references, nearly 600 internet links, material on feminism in 130 different countries, and in-depth profiles of 80 internationally-known feminists. You can access this new and improved reference site at this address

Please visit, where a virtual conference on teaching in political science is taking place. We've relaunched our teaching site, and you might want to take a look at it as well as the audio portion. Contact: Catherine E. Rudder, Executive Director, American Political Science Association, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1206; (202) 483-2512; fax (202) 483-3657.

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