ASA Section Membership by Membership Level and Gender in 2005


Top Ten Section Choices of Regular and Student Members, and Male and Female Members in 2005

 Sections All Members
Regular Members
Student Members
Female Members
Male Members
Total1 Section Rank
Total Section Rank
Total Section Rank
Total
Section Rank
Total Section Rank
Sex and Gender
7.75% 1 8.80% 1 8.45% 3 13.68% 1 1.76% 39
Sociology of Culture
7.67 2 8.11 2 9.16 1 7.41 5 8.23 2
Medical Sociology
7.41 3 8.05 3 7.50 4 8.94 3 6.01 7
Organizations, Occupation and Work
7.08 4 7.99 4 6.63 6 6.98 6 7.54 3
Race, Gender, and Class
6.12 5 5.76 10 8.89 2 9.23 2 3.00 23**
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
5.91 6** 6.13 8 7.37 5 6.98 7 5.00 13
Theory 5.91 6** 6.51 6 5.60 10 3.76 17 8.46 1
Family 5.57 7 6.55 5 5.26 14 8.10 4 3.12 21
Political Sociology
5.44 8 5.66 11 6.59 7 4.51 13 6.66 5
Sociology of Education
5.39 9 5.62 12 5.73 8 5.99 9 4.93 14
Community and Urban Sociology
5.21 10 6.00 9 4.88 17 4.85 11 5.81 9
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
5.11 11 5.59 13 5.49 12 4.49 14 5.89 8
Comparative and Historical Sociology
5.00 12 5.45 14 5.38 13 3.73 18 6.55 6
Crime, Law, and Deviance
4.98 13 5.37 15 5.51 11 4.45 15 5.72 10
Economic Sociology
4.86 14** 5.27 16 4.97 15 3.21 22 6.70 4
Social Psychology
4.86 14** 4.98 18 5.67 9 4.58 12 5.31 11
Teaching and Learning
4.71 15 6.25 7 3.54 21** 6.09 8 3.46 18
Sociology of Religion
4.40 16 4.63 19 4.95 16 3.71 19** 5.29 12
Aging and the Lifecourse
4.32 17 5.01 17 3.65 20 5.55 10 3.11 22
(N) 13,849 7,263 4,464 6,924 6,535

Notes:  

1 Column totals do not add to 100%. Some members join more than one section.
** Indicates tied rankings.

Similar section membership data from 2010 can be can be found in the Footnotes article, "Core and Diversity in Sociology Section Membership in 2010." Additional membership data is available in the research brief, "A Decade of Change: ASA Membership From 2000 - 2010."

Source: ASA Membership Database, 2005.


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Related Data:  Section members comparisons are also available for 2010.