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    Our section published a newsletter between 1989-2014.

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    • Review Essays: Who Owns Lefebvre? The Forgotten Sociological Contribution to the New Urban Sociology

      “Edward W. Soja, Fredric Jameson and Mark Gottdiener played a key role in introducing Lefebvre’s thinking about space into the United States” (Trebitsch 2005:xxiv).
    • Separate, Unequal, and Uncorrelated: Why We Need to Consider Race-specific Homicide Rates in US Metropolitan Areas

      Sociologists recognize that American metropolitan areas continue to be highly segregated by race and that blacks continue to experience much higher homicide rates than whites across metropolitan areas. We show that the racial divide goes beyond separate and unequal to the point of being uncorrelated. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control Underlying Cause of Death files 2008–2010 and the American Community Survey, this paper reports that homicide rates for whites and blacks are uncorrelated across US metropolitan areas.
    • Can Reducing Income Inequality Decouple Economic Growth from CO2 Emissions?

      In the past two decades, income inequality has steadily increased in most developed nations. During this same period, the growth rate of CO2 emissions has declined in many developed nations, cumulating to a recent period of decoupling between economic growth and CO2 emissions. The aim of the present study is to advance research on socioeconomic drivers of CO2 emissions by assessing how the distribution of income affects the relationship between economic growth and CO2 emissions.
    • Against All Odds or by Dint of Privilege? Happiness and Life Satisfaction Returns to College in America

      Health gains linked to a college degree appear to be contingent on childhood socioeconomic background, with disadvantaged individuals typically showing the greatest gains in physical health. However, contingent gains in subjective well-being remain unexplored. This study examines happiness and life satisfaction gains linked to college degree attainment, using representative U.S. data spanning recent decades (from the General Social Survey 1972–2014).
    • Prior Officers

      Prior Section Officers

      Chair: Juan Battle (2018)
      Chair-Elect: Elizabeth Armstrong (2018)
      Secretary Trea: Vrushali Patil (2020)
      Council: Irene Brown (2018)
      Rachelle Brunn-Bevel (2018)
      Hae Yeon Choo (2019)
      Rashawn Ray (2019)
      Nicholas Vargas (2020)
      Sharon Yee (2020)
      Student: Marisela Martinez-Cola (2017)
      Student: Asleigh McKinzie (2017)

    • Global Ambassadors


      The purpose of the Global Ambassadors Program is to help the Economic Sociology Section better serve members who live or do research on global issues and to facilitate greater understanding of global issues among all Economic Sociology members. Below is information for the current ambassadors, listed in alphabetical order by country. Clicking on the countries below will take you to the ambassadors for that country.


    • Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

      2018 Member-Get-A-Member Application

    • ASA Launches Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

      The American Sociological Association challenges ASA members to encourage their colleagues, students, and others interested in the discipline of sociology to join ASA for 2018. Each current member who sponsors a new member is eligible for special recognition, prizes, and discounts on member dues.

      Sponsors receive $10 off 2018 member dues for every new member sponsored.

      The 2018 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign ends July 15.

      Read more.