American Sociological Association

ASA News (Politics)

ASA News

Safety pins, awareness ribbons, and the challenges of new symbols

For many Americans, safety pins have suddenly appeared everywhere: Pinned to shirts, posted to Facebook, or worn by celebrities. When I started wearing one a handful of strangers asked “what the heck are these safety pins all about?” This is the challenge of new symbols. Before they can work people need to know what they mean.

Blue and red vote signs
ASA News

Socius Special Issue Call for Papers

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World invites papers for a special issue on gender in the 2016 elections. We invite contributions on all topics relevant to gender and politics. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to): gender and the executive; women, social policy, and state legislative elections; intersectionality and the media; gender and public opinion; and women in changing political institutions. Informative papers on trends or cross-national comparisons are welcome as long as they are framed in relation to the 2016 U.S. election.

Core values
ASA News

Reaffirming Our Core Values Post-Election

In light of the rash of racist and xenophobic activities on campuses across the nation, the past, current, and future ASA Presidents and Executive Officer sent a letter to all members reaffirming the core values of the organization and our discipline.

Get Involved

Volunteer

ASA needs you to serve the discipline

Join a Section

Explore ASA's community of specialists in the discipline

Join ASA

Join or renew your membership