Race and white supremacy - topics many sociologists devote a great deal of research to and know well - have, again, become front page topics after violence broke out in Charlottesville last month. On Monday, September 18, the American Sociological Association, American Historical Association, American Anthropological Association, and Society for Applied Anthropology
Research from the American Sociological Review finds gender stereotyping of jobs disadvantages both women and men. The article, “The Effects of Gendered Occupational Roles on Men’s and Women’s Workplace Authority: Evidence from Microfinance,“ explores how a managerial role can become gender-stereotyped and the effect that has on the authority of both male and female managers.
Council is pleased to announce the appointment of this new Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class Persons in Sociology.
Council is pleased to announce the formation of this working group. The charge is broad by design. The group is asked to proactively and reactively address issues related to the continued collection and use of federal statistics.
Research articles on unequal ecological exchange examine inequities between cores and peripheries in the global distribution of environmental goods and bads.
The ASA presented its nine awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and practice at the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting in Montréal. Award recipients are selected by committees appointed by the ASA Council based on recommendations of the Committee on Committees. The diverse group of recipients included five women, three of whom are women of color. Read further for details about the awards and awardees. Click here for photos from the ceremony and scroll down to watch the video of the ceremony.
Now that science can determine a person’s racial and ethnic origins from a cheek swab, those devoted to ideas of racial “purity,” are employing methods of mind games and logic twists to support their beliefs despite facing evidence of their own multiracial heritage.
The ASA Task Force on Contingent Faculty was appointed to address the changes in faculty employment and working conditions, career prospects for graduate students, and the consequences for higher education that have resulted from the increased reliance on contingent faculty. Contingent faculty, both part-time and full-time non-tenure track, have increased dramatically. By 2011 a majority of faculty were employed part-time. Contingent faculty are least common at Ph.D.
Recently, the United States has witnessed incredible progress toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, as well as the inevitable backlash following such a challenge to the status quo.