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June 23, 2009

Sociologists to Explore “The New Politics of Community” in San Francisco August 7-11

American Sociological Association annual meeting press registration now open

More than 5,000 sociologists will convene in San Francisco this August to explore ideas and scientific research about how community affects contemporary social issues as part of the American Sociological Association’s 104th annual meeting.

In addition to three plenary sessions featuring leading sociological minds, a mini-symposium will examine how the election of Barack Obama might signal a refreshed spirit of community activism and involvement. More than 200 additional sessions will feature the latest sociological research and perspectives from the leading minds in social science.

WHAT: The American Sociological Association’s 104th Annual Meeting: “The New Politics of Community”

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 7, through Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

WHERE: Hilton San Francisco and Parc 55 Hotel
San Francisco, Calif.

MAJOR PLENARY SESSIONS:

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS OF INTEREST

Mini-Symposium on the Social Significance of Barack Obama

Selected Author Meets Critics Sessions

CONTACT: Jackie Cooper, ASA Media Relations Officer, pubinfo@asanet.org, 202-247-9871

Editor’s Note: Complimentary media registration is open. Download the press policy and registration form and visit http://www.asanet.org/cs/meetings/2009 for the meeting’s searchable preliminary program and additional details.

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