Section on Family

ASA 2014 San Francisco August 16-19

***Family Section Sessions on Saturday August 16 and Sunday August 17***

For more information on the meeting, visit the ASA Meeting web page linked here.

Sociology of the Family Roundtables
August 16th 8:30-9:30
Session Organizer: Amanda Miller, University of Indianapolis

Family Section Business Meeting
Please Plan on Attending!
Saturday August 16
9:30 to 10:10 a.m.

Families that Challenge and are Challenged by Our Times
August 16th 10:30-12:30
Session Organizer: Mary Erdmans, Case Western University

Globalization, Inequalities and Families
August 16th 2:30-4:10
Session Organizers: Ken Chih-Yan Sun, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Erin Rehel, Advisory Board International

Love’s Labors Lost? Emotion Work in Hard Times
August 16th, 4:30-6:10
Session Organizer: Kai-Olaf Maiwald, Universität Osnabrück

Hard Times for Families in Hard Social Spaces
, August 17th, 8:30-10:10
Session Organizer: Karla B. Hackstaff, Northern Arizona University

Family Section Reception

Sunday August 17 at 7:30-9:30 pm
The Family and Child & Youth sections’ joint reception 
at Hops & Hominy 1 Tillman Place San Francisco, CA 94108

Join us for good food, drink, conversation, and celebration at the reception. We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves! Each guest will receive a ticket for one-free drink. Full open-cash bar to follow. Tasty appetizers will be served. We will present the annual section awards, including the Distinguished Career Award and the Goode book award. Don’t miss it!!

DIRECTIONS: From the ASA hotel (The Hilton San Francisco Union Square @ 333 O'Farrell Street) head east on O’Farrell St. Turn left onto Stockton, right on Campton Place, left on Grant, and left on Tillman Place (an alley) . Hops and Hominy (108 W Tillman Place) will be on the left. It is about a 10 minute walk.

Other Sessions of Interest

Annette Lareau’s Presidential Speech: The Transmission of Advantage
Sun, August 17, 4:30 to 6:10pm

Family Life in Hard Times
, August 18, 12:30 to 2:10pm
Session Organizer: Annette Lareau

25th Anniversary of The Second Shift (co-sponsored by Family Section)
, August 17, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Session Organizer: Marianne Cooper

Biogenetics, New Reproductive Technologies and the Creation of New Kinship
, August 17, 12:30-2:10
Session Organizer: Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College, and Margaret Nelson, Middlebury College

292 - Thematic Session
Creating Order Out of Chaos: Strategies for Situating Family Members in a Social Context Using Qualitative Data.
Sunday, August 17, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Session Organizer: Annette Lareau

Check out these film screenings at ASA

Click on each title for a preview or watch the embedded video!

Sneak Preview and Panel Discussion of a new film by California Newsreel:
The Raising of America (8/18@6:30p.m.)
**This event is co-sponsored by The Family Section**


A Girl Like Her (8/16@ 10:30a.m.)


The Graduates (8/17@8:30a.m.)


The Waiting Room (8/18@8:30a.m.)


Flirting with Danger (8/19@8:30a.m.)


We the Owners (8/19@2:30p.m.)



You can learn more about these books in the 2014 Summer "Family Forum" newsletter linked here, edited by Heather Jacobson, University of Texas-Arlington

Other Events

Conversation about Lean In with Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Founder On Monday August 18th from 2:30pm to 4:10pm (Plaza A on the lobby level of the Hilton)  there will be a conversation about the book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. In this session, Stanford sociology professor Shelley Correll will interview the book’s author Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of LeanIn.Org, and lead researcher Marianne Cooper, sociologist at the Clayman Institute for gender research at Stanford University. Their discussion will focus on the research that went into the book, the process of writing the book, and the continuing goals of LeanIn.Org  

Reception for the Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink This reception is on Saturday August 16th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Parc55 Wyndham (sutro level 2) and will celebrate the release of the third installment of the Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.  This report brings together academics and other thought leaders to examine how one in three women in America are in or on the brink of poverty.  At the reception, Professor Kathy Edin will discuss the report as well as her research in the report.  Dixie Noonan, from the Shriver Report, will be on hand as well to talk about their classroom initiative.  She is eager to connect with academics who work on these topics.  We will also watch a short clip from the Emmy nominated HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert, executive produced by Maria Shriver and HBO’s Sheila Nevins. The documentary is a moving story of a single mother of three struggling to get ahead, yet constantly being knocked back by a system that seems designed to see her fail.

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