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  1. Announcing the 2018 ASA Award Recipients

    The ASA awards are conferred on sociologists for outstanding publications and achievements in the scholarship, teaching, and the practice of sociology. The ASA proudly announces the recipients of the awards for 2018. Congratulations to the following honorees:

    Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

    Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University

  2. How Did Our Politics Get Us Here? Research Provides a Good Answer

    One year after Donald Trump’s inauguration, many pundits and citizens alike continue to try to understand the results of the 2016 election. At the heart of the matter is a legitimate question that deserves to be considered not only for its importance to Trump’s victory, but also as it relates to many other governments worldwide and throughout history.  The pressing question is: How can voters find a candidate “authentically appealing” even though to many that candidate appears to be a “lying demagogue”?

  3. Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices

    With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociological research at the University of Texas at Austin.

  4. U.S. has 5 percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012

    Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

  5. News and Announcements [CURRENT]

    The list below duplicates the Section on Population listserv in the order they appear there.

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    FEBRUARY 2018

    2018 02 - CALL FOR PAPERS, 2018 Junior Theorists Symposium

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    August 10, 2018

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 8, 2018 by 11:59PM PST February 22, 2018 by 11:59 PST (EXTENDED)

  6. Annual Meeting

    The 2018 ASA Annual Meeting will be held August 11-14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Theme: "Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions"

    Countdown to ASA 2018

  7. Calls for Papers

    Here are the tiles for our section sessions


    Feeling Race: Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. Organizer: Louise Cainkar, Marquette University

    Settler Colonialism: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Perspectives. Organizer: Michelle Jacob, University of Oregon

    Contemporary Latino/a Racialization. Organizer: Celia Lacayo, University of California, Los Angeles

  8. Relationships: Cutting the Cord Is Easier Said Than Done

    Chances are, you have someone in your life who causes a lot of tension and stress. Difficult relationships are common. They are also commonly difficult to evade. Who are these people and why can't we just cut the cord?

    New research explores these questions and sheds light on the answers. Plain and simple: They are people you are stuck with, either because you need them or because you can't ignore them.

  9. Review Essays: Intersectionality as Theory and Practice

    Everybody is talking about intersectionality these days. Whether one is out of the loop and wondering what all the fuss is about or in the inner circle and trying to decide whether and how to use it most effectively as a tool, either of the two books reviewed here— Intersectionality: Origins, Contestations, Horizons, by Anna Carastathis, and Intersectionality, by Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge—will prove an invaluable guide.
  10. Review Essays: A Comparative Approach to Social Differences

    Rogers Brubaker is well known in the sociology of race and ethnicity for the critique of “groupist” tendencies in his now-classic Ethnicity without Groups. In Grounds for Difference, Brubaker extends his comparative and constructionist lens beyond ethnicity; he argues that in recent decades sociological theories of social difference have been challenged by the return to scholarly and popular prominence of three age-old social forces: inequality, biology, and religion.