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On page 1 of the December 2005 issue of Footnotes, we misspelled the name Elisabeth Clemens, University of Chicago, in the article announcing the candidates for the 2006 ASA Election.

The December 2005 Footnotes incorrectly cited a “Members’ New Books” item on page 10. The item should have read as follows: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, CUNY-Graduate Center, and Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, editors, Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life (Russell Sage, 2005).

Call for Papers and Conferences

2006 Carolina Undergraduate Social Sciences Symposium, April 21, 2006, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. Undergraduate students in all disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences are invited to participate. Reports of both qualitative and quantitative research, critiques of theory, analyses of secondary data, critical essays on substantive topics, and posters are all appropriate for presentation at the symposium. Submit a proposal (preferably electronically) that includes the author’s name, institutional affiliation, paper/poster title (specifying the format), and a brief abstract. Abstracts should be approximately 100 words and reflect the general theoretical orientation of the proposed presentation and suggest specific questions and concerns that the presentation will address. Indicate any equipment needed for the presentation. Deadline is March 31, 2006. A cash award will be given to students with the papers judged to be best. To be included in the student paper competition, submit a completed paper by April 10, 2006. An award will also be given to the best poster. Proposals and papers should be sent to Robert H. Freymeyer, Department of Sociology, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC; (864) 833-8359; email

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) 24th Annual Meeting, October 26-28, 2006, Crowne Plaza, San Jose Downtown Hotel, San Jose, CA. Seek proposals for workshops, panels, papers, poster presentations, and roundtables that promote Applied and Clinical Sociology in the discipline, the academy, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. Those in related fields are also invited to submit proposals and participate. Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2006. Contact: Benjamin Ben-Baruch, Vice-President and Program Chair, 4789 Pine Bluff, Ste. 3C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 528-1439; fax (303) 479-1321; email;

Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFSVS) joint annual meeting, June 7-11, 2006, hosted by Boston University’s Programs in Gastronomy, Boston, MA. Theme: “Place, Taste, and Sustenance: The Social Spaces of Food and Agriculture.” Paper abstracts of proposals for sessions/panels are due February 10, 2006. Papers and panels are sought on any topic related to agriculture, food, and society. Abstracts of contributed papers should be 250 words or fewer. Proposals for sessions and roundtables should also include an abstract (250 words) describing the session’s content. (Sessions are composed of three formal paper presentations with moderator-led discussions. Roundtables are informal presentations with more emphasis on discussion.) Send abstract as an attached WORD file (no embedded codes) to Include your name, mailing address, email address, and affiliation after the paper title and before the abstract. Proposals for sessions, panels, and other events should include the name, affiliation, and address of the organizer and presider, and a tentative roster of participants. Contact: Beth Forrest, Programs in Gastronomy, Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215; (617) 353-9853; fax: (617) 353-4130; email

Global Awareness Society International 15th Annual Conference, May 25-28, 2006, Westin Hotel, Chicago River North, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Globalization Pluses and Minuses.” Special sessions are being organized in Global Business, Global Education, International Social Work, and Global Social Issues. Submit abstracts related to the theme and to how the process of globalization affects all systems of the world to Lewis Mennerick, Department of Sociology, University of Kansas, at with the words GASI Conference in the subject area. Deadline: March 1, 2006. A student paper competition in undergraduate and graduate categories will be held. More details and registration options are at

Justice Studies Association 2006 Conference, June 8-10, 2006, University of California-Berkeley. Theme: “Where Do the Children Play?: Considering Future Generations through Peace, and Social and Restorative Justice.” Participants are invited to make a presentation on any topic dealing with the nature of societies, communities, families, schools, and interpersonal and environmental relationships that have a bearing on the future of our children. Of particular interest are reflections on these themes from the perspective of social, economic, political, restorative, and transformative justice. Presentations can focus on theoretical and/or practical concerns. Send a title and abstract of approximately 200 words to: Judith W. Kay, Religion Department, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., #1028, Tacoma, WA 98416; email Contact: Dan Okada at For additional information about the conference, visit Submissions due: March 1, 2006.


Advances in Medical Sociology. Elizabeth M. Armstrong and Barbara Katz Rothman announce a call for papers for a new volume of Advances in Medical Sociology on “Bioethical Issues: Sociological Perspectives,” to be published by Elsevier in early 2008, focusing on the contributions that medical sociology brings to bioethics. With the rise of bioethics as a discipline, sociological analysis of biomedical issues and clinical practices has lost traction. While we will include articles reflecting the interest among sociologists in bioethics as a discipline, this volume will go beyond “the sociology of bioethics.” We seek articles that address the management and social construction of bioethical issues: what gets counted as “bioethics” and—equally important—what gets left out of bioethical analysis. We seek to publish distinctly sociological perspectives on issues that have been framed as “bioethics.” Submit an abstract and a brief description (approx. two pages) of the proposed paper by March 1, 2006, to

Bangladesh Sociological Studies solicits manuscripts for its special issue on Globalization. Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered. Of particular interest are papers dealing with various impacts of globalization on the countries of South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Deadline: March 30, 2006. Send (preferably as an email attachment) your completed papers to both of the following addresses. Khurshed Alam, Editor, Bangladesh Sociological Studies. Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR), 15/D/3 (3rd floor), Abdul Hatem Lane, Zigatala Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh; email; and Shamsul Alam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; email Bangladesh Sociological Studies is an official journal of Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR).

Contemporary Justice Review. The editors of the award-nominated Contemporary Justice Review extend an invitation to all scholars to share recent work on critical issues of crime, punishment, and justice. Looking for work that examines the harm that power-based social, political, economic, and religious arrangements cause to human and animal life. Research and theories on alternatives to the criminal justice system such as restorative justice, which have been the signature of CJR, are welcome. In addition to traditional articles and reviews, we invite our authors to address issues of justice in film, protest songs, historical narratives, and interviews. Contact: Diane Simmons Williams at for the journal’s Managing Editor’s Guidelines. Prefer articles around 25 typed, double-spaced pages but accept larger pieces when appropriate. One full copy of the submission should be accompanied by a blind copy in anticipation of the reviewing process. Those with questions about the fit between their work and the philosophy of the journal can contact: Dennis Sullivan at Contemporary Justice Review is the official journal of the Justice Studies Association.

The International Journal of Sociology of the Family invites submissions for a special issue (autumn 2006) on globalization and the family. We invite sociologically related articles, research papers, and commentaries (5,000-7,000 words) that deal with the intersection of globalization and family issues. Submissions are due April 10, 2006, to: Nazli Kibria, 96 Cummington Street, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215; email

Humanity and Society invites submissions for a Special Issue, titled “Critical Race Theory: Applications and Interrogations,” edited by A. Javier Treviño and Michele A. Harris. A broad range of papers that carefully examine the impact that Critical Race Theory can make on various social phenomena (e.g., race relations, civil rights, immigration, social action), public policy, teaching, scholarly research, and social institutions (e.g., the workplace, health care, religion, family, law) are encouraged. Manuscripts should be 20-25 pages and should follow the standard editorial procedures of the journal. Papers written in the traditional scholarly mode as well as in the narrative or “storytelling” style (autobiographical and biographical) that develops a self-reflective form of sociology are welcome. Contact: or Submit complete manuscripts to: Ann M. Goetting at Identify your submission with keyword: Race. Manuscripts are due July 1, 2006.

Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies in Sociology: Syllabi and Instructional Materials. The ASA Teaching Resources Center is revising Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies in Sociology: Syllabi and Instructional Materials during the coming months. We are requesting syllabi and instructional materials for Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies courses in Sociology. Any of the following contributions would be appreciated: syllabi, course outlines, classroom exercises, research projects, bibliographies, video lists, ASA articles or unpublished materials on teaching Chicana/o and Latina/o Sociology, or other resources. We are particularly interested in materials that use an interdisciplinary approach as well as a sociological perspective. Send materials via email by June15; use Word. All text should be single-spaced. Double space between paragraphs and between sections. Make sure that the text is left-justified and set in Times New Roman font. Materials used in the publication will be identified according to contributor, address and institution. Send materials or inquiries to one of the following editors: Jose Calderon, Pitzer College, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91773; email:, or Gilda Ochoa, Pomona College, Sociology and Chicana/o Studies, 420 North Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711; email:

Teaching Work and Family: An ASA Resource Manual. Growing attention is being paid to the ways work and family roles intersect, as well as the synergistic and reciprocating dynamics that link workplace and family functioning. We seek articles and notes that detail challenges and strategies of teaching work-family, as well as course syllabi, assignments, classroom activities, and film discussion ideas. Recommendations of articles to reprint are also welcomed. Submit materials (via e-mail in MS Word format) to Stephen Sweet, Deadline: June 15, 2006.


March 17-18, 2006. Temple University Juvenile Law Center and The Temple Law Review (co-sponsors), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: ”Law and Adolescence: The Legal Status, Rights, and Responsibilities of Adolescents in the Child Welfare, Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems.” Contact: Temple Law Review, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1719 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122; (215) 204-7868; fax (215) 204-1185; email

April 1, 2006. Hawaii Sociological Association 27th Annual Meeting. Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel, Hawaii. Theme: “Humanist Sociology, Public Sociologies, Public Ethnographies.” Contact: HSA President, Michael G. Weinstein at

April 21, 2006. 2006 Carolina Undergraduate Social Sciences Symposium, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. Undergraduate students in all disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences are invited to participate. Contact: Robert H. Freymeyer, Department of Sociology, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC; (864) 833-8359; email:

April 27-28, 2006. Committee on Historical Studies, Sociology Department, and the International Labor Working Class History Journal 8th Annual Joint Conference, New School for Social Research, NYC. Theme: “History Matters, The Legacy of Max Weber: Classical and Contemporary Dialogues in Social Inquiry.” Contact: History Matters Conference, New School for Social Research, Sociology Department, 65 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10003; email:

May 25-28, 2006. Global Awareness Society International 15th Annual Conference, Westin Hotel-Chicago River North, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Globalization Pluses and Minuses.” Special sessions are being organized in Global Business, Global Education, International Social Work, and Global Social Issues. More details and registration options are at

June 7-11, 2006. Association for the Study of Food and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society Joint Conference, Boston University Programs in Gastronomy, Boston, MA. Theme: “Place, Taste, and Sustenance: The Social Spaces of Food and Agriculture.” Contact: Beth Forrest, Programs in Gastronomy, Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215; (617) 353-9853; fax: (617) 353-4130; email:

June 8-10, 2006. Justice Studies Association 2006 Conference, University of California-Berkeley. Theme: “Where Do the Children Play?: Considering Future Generations through Peace, and Social and Restorative Justice.” Contact: Dan Okada at Additional information about the conference and the association are on the JSA website at

October 26-28, 2006, 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown Hotel, San Jose, CA. Those who share an interest in applying knowledge to addressing and solving social problems are invited to participate. Contact: Benjamin Ben-Baruch, Vice-President and Program Chair, 4789 Pine Bluff, Ste. 3C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 528-1439; fax (303) 479-1321; email


Department of Health and Human Services. This Request for Applications is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap, a series of activities whose goal, in keeping with the NIH mission of uncovering new knowledge about the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and disability, is to accelerate both the pace of discovery in these key areas and the translation of therapies from bench to bedside. The NIH invites applications for developing and implementing novel training programs focused on interdisciplinary science. These programs will support a variety of new and innovative didactic and research experiences designed to provide students with the knowledge and research experiences necessary to develop interdisciplinary solutions to complex health problems and to increase quality and years of healthy life and eliminate health disparities. This funding opportunity will support programs that will enable the development of novel research training and education programs that provide integrated interdisciplinary training for undergraduates, predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees, or independent faculty-level investigators. This funding opportunity supports basic and clinical research to develop an interdisciplinary knowledge base for care across the life span during states of illness and health. Applicants will submit a single unified grant application and, if selected for funding, two separate awards may be issued, an R90 (Research Education award) and a T90 (Research Training award), based on distinct research training- and education-related funding authorities. Each application may include any one or combination of the following full-time training programs: an undergraduate institutional research training component that will combine coursework and hands-on laboratory/field experiences (R90), a short-term faculty education component for independent faculty-level scientists who are interested in interdisciplinary research (R90), a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training component (T90), or a non-NRSA institutional predoctoral and/or postdoctoral research component (R90). Application receipt dates: April 7, 2006.

Mathematical Social and Behavioral Sciences(MSBS): Facilitating Research Interactions between the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. This solicitation invites submission of research proposals for projects that advance the mathematical or statistical foundations of research in the social, behavioral, or economic sciences. The resulting research is expected both to further understanding of social and/or behavioral science phenomena and to address a topic of interest to the mathematical sciences. Proposals for workshops or symposia that foster the interaction of social, behavioral, and/or economic scientists with mathematicians and/or statisticians also are welcome. Deadline: April 20, 2006. See

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Call for Proposals. Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change is a new national program that seeks to improve the quality of health care provided to patients from racial and ethnic backgrounds most likely to experience lower-quality health care. Up to 25 grants between $50,000 and $300,000 will be awarded over three years. Brief proposal deadline: March 16, 2006. The complete Call for Proposals is available on the RWJF website at

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships: Advanced Social Science Research on Japan,

Texas A&M University, Undergraduate Summer Research Grants (USRG). Deadline: February 17, 2006.

In the News

Parenting Research published in the American Sociological Review by the American Sociological Association and the Association itself were mentioned on NBC’s December 6, 2005 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was quoted in The Times-Picayune’s December 8, 2005, issue in an article about institutional investigations into individual and organizational responsibility for failures relative to Hurricane Katrina and implications for rebuilding New Orleans. He was also on a panel of 10 New Jersey citizens and representatives who discussed and commented on the Iraq war; the discussion was reported in the January 1, 2006, Daily Record.

Gordon F. De Jong, Pennsylvania State University, was quoted in a September 3 Cincinnati Enquirer article about the high percentage of single households in New York.

Joel Devine, Tulane University, was quoted in a December 16, 2005, Chronicle of Higher Education article about a massive layoff of professors at Tulane necessitated by the severe impact in New Orleans of Hurricane Katrina.

Peter Drier, Occidental College, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on December 12, 2005, on how cities can address gentrification in ways that don’t displace the poor. He was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times on December 2, 2005, about the results of a contest sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to solicit policy ideas from the general public that will help improve living and working conditions for the majority of Americans and in Neal Peirce’s syndicated column, published in the Charlotte Observer November 23 and other papers, about the report from President Bush’s tax reform task force, which recommended changes to the mortgage interest deduction.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy at West Point, was interviewed for and quoted in a December 13 USA Today story titled, “War’s trauma wears on the children left behind.” He discussed the short- and long-term impact on children of military service members experiencing single and multiple war deployments and the impacts on their well-being.

Ranae Evenson, had her paper from the December 2005 Journal of Health and Social Science mentioned in the India Times on December 25.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, wrote an op-ed article on referring to “Christmas” instead of “the holiday” that appeared in the December 25 Philadelphia Inquirer and was reprinted in the San Jose Mercury News and other papers.

Dean R. Hoge, Catholic University, was quoted in a December 2 New York Times article about the Vatican’s statement on homosexuality and Catholic priests.

Darnell Hunt, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in a September 9 Cincinnati Enquirer article about Hurricane Katrina and race.

Janice Irvine, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a December 9 Washington Post article about the debate over teaching about homosexuality in the classroom.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard University, published a December 29, 2005, Miami Herald op-ed on the topic of potential civil rights violations in the Bush Administration’s use of surveillance of Americans in its fight against terrorism.

Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center, was interviewed about migration and remittances on Sem Fronteiras (Without Borders), a national news program on the Globo network in Brazil, on November 17. He was also quoted on the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad on immigrant incorporation in U.S. and European cities, on December 12.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, co-authored an article with Thomas Frank, titled, “Looting Homeland Security,” in the December 29, 2005-January 12, 2006, issue of Rolling Stone. The article addresses government fiscal accountability in relation to federal spending on contracts, funneling of funds to localities, and political context and aspects of the actions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

William Kornblum, Graduate Center of City University of New York, was quoted in a December 5 Washington Post article on the popularity of the movie and icon King Kong in New York City.

Zai Liang, State University of New York-Albany, was quoted in December 12 issue of Newsweek about China’s growing internal migrant population.

James W. Loewen, Catholic University, was the featured guest on the December 12, 2005, Kojo Nnamdi Show on National Public Radio about his 2005 book Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism.

Robert D. Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, was interviewed for a special feature story on National Public Radio’s December 28 All Things Considered about new consumer credit card regulations affecting minimum monthly payments.

Brian Martinson, HealthPartners Research Foundation, was quoted in a news article in the November 10, 2005, issue of Nature journal, about the likelihood of a relationship between perceptions of unfair treatment by IRBs and some forms of scientific misconduct. Reference was also made to a forthcoming publication by Martinson and his colleagues in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, documenting associations between scientific misconduct and perceptions of organizational injustice in the peer review process.

Douglas Massey, Princeton University, was quoted in an August 1 Time magazine article on ethnic conflicts in community sporting events.

Sarah Matthews, Cleveland State University, was quoted in a June 2005 issue of Time magazine article about sibling rivalry in parental caregiving.

Stipe Mestrovic, Texas A&M University, was mentioned in the October 20 Rolling Stone for his involvement with the recent Abu-Ghraib prisoner abuse trials.

Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota, was quoted in a July 25 Time magazine article about reworking the hours in workplaces such as Best Buy.

Calvin Morrill, University of California-Irvine, was quoted in the December 18, 2005, New York Times about family social relationships during holiday gatherings involving “outsiders.”

Peter Nardi, Pitzer College, was quoted in a July 31 Cincinnati Enquirer article about a social group of retired men.

Mark Oromaner had a letter published in the New York Times on October 28 in which he argued that the timing of the announcement of the decision of the grand jury in the CIA-Valerie Plame leak case helps to explain the timing of the announcement of the withdrawal of the nomination of Harriet E. Miers as Supreme Court justice.

Kristin Park, Westminster College, was quoted in the October 23, 2005, edition of the Springfield, MO, News-Leader about her research on voluntary childlessness.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in the Herald-Tribune on September 25 in an article on marketing the military, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on October 6, in the Media General press on October 7, and in the Los Angeles Times on October 14 on military recruiting, in Salon magazine on October 10, in the Rockford Register Star, in the Baltimore Sun on October 24, in the Globe and Mail (Canada), and in Newsday on October 25, in the San Francisco Chronicle on October 26 on responses to Iraq War casualties, in the Baltimore Sun on October 23 on the military’s zero tolerance policy and on October 30 on geographic and socio-economic bases of military casualties in Iraq, in the New York Times on October 30 on evangelical programs to maintain the sexual purity of deployed soldiers, and in the Herald-Mail on October 31 on reactions to military recruitment in high schools.

Richard Sennett, London School of Economics, had his lectures cited in Harold Meyerson’s January 4 op-ed column in the Washington Post.

Robin Simon, Florida State University, was quoted in the December 26 Philadelphia Inquirer, the December 30 Toronto Globe, the January 1 Washington Post, and the January 3 Washington Post for her article with Ranae Evenson, Vanderbilt University, which appeared in the December 2005 Journal of Health and Social Behavior, on parenthood and its relationship to symptoms of depression.

Christian Smith, University of North Carolina, and Nancy L. Eiesland, Emory University, were quoted in a December 30 New York Times article on teenagers seeking a faith or church that they prefer.

Rodney Stark, Baylor University, had his book, The Victory of Reason, featured in the December 15, 2005, New York Times.

John Walton, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a New York Times article, “Mural Comments About Water, and a City Doesn’t Like It.”

Barry Wellman and Tracy Kennedy, both of the University of Toronto, were quoted in a December 28 Associated Press article on a Pew Internet and American Life Project report on the differences in Internet use by different cohorts. The article appeared in the Toronto Star, Newsday, Modesto Bee, the Boston Herald, Cincinnati Enquirer, the Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Houston Chronicle, among others.

Elaine Wethington, Cornell University, was quoted in the Summer 2005 issue of Money magazine on the issue of mid-life crises.

Rob Willer, Cornell University, had his research on masculine overcompensation research recently reported on by Harper’s, Men’s Health, Scientific American Mind, Car and Driver, the Newark Star-Ledger, CNN, and Headline News.

Hella Winston, CUNY-Graduate Center, had her 2005 Beacon Press book, Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels, reviewed in the December 25, 2005, Boston Globe.

Caught in the Web

The Global Social Change Research Project announces a new report series “Basic Guides to the World.” These are available on the website, and to date include “Population changes and trends, 1960 to 2003” and “Quality of life throughout the world.” These reports present basic world and regional trends in population, infant mortality rate, GDP per capita, literacy, freedom, and world and regional life satisfaction. All of the data used to prepare these reports are also available on our website.


The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) invites undergraduate and graduates to submit a paper for the William Whit (undergraduate) and Alex McIntosh (graduate) prizes. These awards are intended to recognize students’ contributions to the field of food studies. The author of each award-winning paper will receive $400, payment of membership and conference fees, and a banquet ticket for the coming year’s annual meeting. Submissions are invited on a wide range of issues relating to food, society and culture, and from the diverse disciplinary (and transdisciplinary) fields that ASFS encompasses. Only single-authored papers will be considered. Papers submitted to ASFS cannot be submitted to the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) (and vice versa). ASFS reserves the right to refer papers to AFHVS. The paper should have been completed within two years prior to submission date and should have been written during a course or research project directed by a faculty member at an academic institution or research institute. Papers will not be considered without a letter or email from the primary supervising professor, testifying to single-handed authorship and veracity of information and data. All entries must include a completed submission cover sheet. Papers with incomplete or late paperwork will not be considered. The committee reserves the right to reject a paper on the grounds that it does not fit the criteria specified. The committee also reserves the right to select an outside reader in particular areas of expertise. Submit paper and letter to Angie Maltby at Deadline is March 15, 2006. Contact: Elaine Power at

Summer Programs

IGEL Summer Institute 2006. Applications are invited for admission to the 2nd IGEL (International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media) Summer Institute, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, July 30-August 4, 2006. The Program of the Summer Institute is concerned with the cooperation of Humanities and Social Science students in order to develop adequate methods for the empirical investigation of literature and the media. There are only a limited number of places available. The successful candidates will work in small groups supervised by a staff of six or seven experienced researchers in the empirical study of literature and the media. Emphasis will be on workshop-like activities with a high relevance for the practice of planning, conducting, and evaluating empirical research. Application deadline: March 31, 2006. Applications should include: a statement of motivation, your Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement about how you see empirical studies in your future career, description of a research project that you plan to undertake and which may be the object of discussion during your time at the Institute. Send applications to Willie van Peer at

Members' New Books

Walter R. Allen, University of California-Los Angeles, Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth, University of California-Irvine, and Robert T. Teranishi, New York University, Higher Education in a Global Society: Achieving Diversity, Equity and Excellence (Elsevier Ltd., 2006).  

Samuel Noah Eisenstadt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Explorations in Jewish Historical Experience: The Civilization Dimension (Brill Academic Publishers, 2004), The Great Revolutions and Modernity (Brill, 2006).

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, CUNY-Graduate Center, and Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, editors, Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life (Russell Sage, 2005).

John Germov and Tara Renae McGee, Histories of Australian Sociology (Melbourne University Press, 2005).

John R. Hall, University of California-Davis, Visual Worlds (Routledge 2005), with co-editors Blake Stimson and Lisa Tamiris Becker.

Diana K. Harris, University of Tennessee, and Michael Benson, Maltreatment of Patients in Nursing Homes: There Is No Safe Place (Haworth Press, 2005).

Scott R. Harris, Saint Louis University, The Meanings of Marital Equality (SUNY Press, 2006).

Frances S. Hasso, Oberlin College, Resistance, Repression and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan (Syracuse University Press, 2005).

Michel S. Laguerre, University of California-Berkeley, The Digital City: The American Metropolis and Information Technology (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2005).

René Levy, Universités de Lausanne et de Genève, Paolo Ghisletta, Jean-Marie Le Goff, Dario Spini, and Eric Widmer, Towards an Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Life Course (Elsevier, 2005).

Njeri Mbugua, JOKI: When Elephants Fight, the Grass Suffers (Pleasant Word, 2005).

Dennis McGrath, Community College of Philadelphia, The Collaborative Advantage: Lessons from K-16 Educational Reform (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005).

Edward W. Morris, Ohio University, An Unexpected Minority: White Kids in an Urban School (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

Philip R. Newman and Barbara M. Newman, both of the University of Rhode Island, Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach, Ninth Edition (Wadsworth, 2006).

Enrique C. Ochoa, California State University-Los Angeles, and Gilda L. Ochoa, Pomona College, co-editors, Latino Los Angeles: Transformations, Communities and Activism (University of Arizona Press, 2005).

Bruce Podobnik, Lewis & Clark College, Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age (Temple University Press, 2005).

Thomas K. Rudel, Tropical Forests: Regional Paths of Destruction and Regeneration during the Late 20th Century (Columbia University Press, 2005).

Natalie Sokoloff, Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings in Race, Class, Gender & Culture (Rutgers University, 2005).

Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and Ellen Ernst Kossek, The Work and Family Handbook: Interdisiplinary Perspectives and Approaches (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006).

Hella Winston, CUNY-Graduate Center, Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels (Beacon Press, 2005).

Hyunsook Yoon, Hallym University, and Jon Hendricks, Oregon State University, Handbook of Asian Aging (Baywood Publishing Co., Inc, 2006).


Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, has been retained as an expert witness by Godwin Gruber, LLP, who are representing Southwest Airlines in Southwest Airlines v. Bogg. The case gained national publicity after Southwest fired a maintenance supervisor for “violating leadership responsibilities” in using a racial slur against a black coworker and his family. The trial is set for March 2006.

Harriet Hartman is the incoming president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.

Stipe Mestrovic and Ryan Caldwell, both of Texas A&M University, worked on the recent Abu-Ghraib prisoner abuse trials for several of the defendants, and are researching the events surrounding the abuse.

Barbara Risman, has been named Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York, and Rachel Grob, Sarah Lawrence College, are the recipients of a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award in Health Policy Research to study “Heel Sticks and Amnio’s: Disjunctures and Discrepancies in Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Screening.”

Jack Rothman, University of California-Los Angeles, was named one of this year’s Bruin Angels in the December 13 UCLA Today as one of UCLA’s most generous employees for his work doing standup comedy for Red Cross volunteers.


Anita Beltran Chen, Lakehead University, was selected as one of the University’s “40 Northern Lights” for its 40th anniversary. The honor celebrates extraordinary individuals who made a difference to the growth and development of Lakehead University.

Corey Dolgon, Worcester State College, won the Association for Humanist Sociology’s (AHS) 2005 Book Award for The End of the Hamptons: Scenes From the Class Struggle in America’s Paradise.

Anne F. Eisenberg, SUNY-Geneseo, has been awarded the 2005 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Samuel Noah Eisenstadt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, received a 2005 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Warsaw and received the 2005 EMET (Arts-Sciences-Culture) Foundation Prize on Sociology.

Laurel Richardson has been honored with the Miegenyuh Distinguished Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The Miegenyuh Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to fellows of “exceptional international distinction.”

Peter J. Stein, William Patterson College, received the 2006 Excellence in Scholarship Award from the College.

Mark Warr, University of Texas-Austin, has received the Michael J. Hindelang Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology from the American Society of Criminology.


Alphonso Pinkney, former long-term chair of the Department of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, passed away on January 15.

Karl F. Schuessler, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, died on December 26, 2005.


Kianda Bell
( -2005)

Kianda Bell grew up and attended school in Oakland, CA. He was one of only a handful of black students in a high-achieving elementary school and the experience planted the seed of what would become his life quest for answers to the question of what social conditions led to racial and ethnic disparities in society and, very importantly, what could be done to eliminate them.

Throughout high school and college Kianda was active in speech debate, music, and sports. As a scholarship athlete, he excelled at tennis and, after playing competitively, began teaching and coaching. While attending University of California-Davis he was recruited as a tennis coach for the National Youth Sports Program, a project established by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness to bring disadvantaged youth to college campuses to participate in sports training camps.

Kianda was a Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar while at UC Davis. He developed an outreach program proposal targeted at inner-city Sacramento high school students and was a Future Researchers in Social Science intern working in a community revitalization project targeted at youth in north Sacramento.

After earning his BA, Kianda returned to the community of his primary schooling to work for an after-school education center where he observed still more persistent inequalities in education and the effects of class, race, and geography. His observations fostered his desire to go to graduate school and, in the fall of 2000, he was accepted into American University’s (AU) Department of Sociology graduate program. He decision to attend AU was because of its concentration in Race, Gender, and Social Justice.

While living in the Washington, DC, area, Kianda was a volunteer canvass director for Progressive Maryland, the largest grassroots organization in the state that lobbies for social reforms ranging from the adoption of a living wage to the creation of educational after-school programs. He provided service to AU’s McNair Program and to Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, a national organization that uses popular education to build grassroots leadership and provides opportunities for people to develop movement-building tools for the creation of social and economic justice. Kianda planned to become a full-time, tenured professor at a research university after earning a PhD in Sociology and had begun to participate with the Association of Black Sociologists. With Professor Bette J. Dickerson, Kianda co-authored two book chapters on undergraduate students and self-segregation. He had been adjunct teaching at AU for the past three years and, although his passion was for the classroom, he maintained his intense commitment to constructive activism.

Kianda also studied disability and health-related issues at length through his work for the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Center for Health and Disability Research, which led to his in-progress dissertation research project. Through the lens of black feminism, the project examines the role of African American women caregivers in the lives of violent spinal cord injury suffers. Violent spinal cord injury—and gun violence in particular—overwhelmingly occurs in the context of poor, urban black communities. At the time of his death, Kianda was working for the Research Consortium at the Defense Management Data Center.

Kianda leaves behind a large community of family and close friends who loved him dearly.

Bette Dickerson, American University

Eliot Freidson

Eliot Freidson, emeritus professor of sociology at New York University (NYU), died on December 14 in San Francisco, at the age of 82. He had been a visiting professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of California-San Francisco since his retirement from NYU.

Freidson, born in Boston in 1923, attended the University of Maine (1941-42), and then entered the University of Chicago. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army as a private, was trained in the German language and sent to Italy, where he worked with British intelligence. After the war, he received his PhB and MA degrees and, in 1952, a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Following three post-doctoral fellowships, Freidson taught at City College of New York and then moved to NYU in 1961, serving as chair of the sociology department from 1975 to 1978. His colleagues described him as a dedicated mentor of graduate students and junior colleagues. In the words of Robert Max Jackson of NYU: “Eliot was a man of extraordinary scholarship and personal integrity, who commanded the respect of everyone who knew him, including those with whom he disagreed. Having him as a colleague was a source of great professional pride; receiving his extremely thoughtful advice was a comfort and a blessing.” Those who had the good fortune to meet and work with him in the United States and in Europe echo those sentiments. His department established the Freidson Lectureship in his honor.

He was a major figure in the sociology of the professions, first with his influential and original Profession of Medicine, which received the ASA’s Sorokin Award. He published almost 100 articles and 12 books, including the wonderful field study Doctoring Together; Professional Powers; Medical Work in America; Professionalism Reborn; and Professionalism, The Third Logic. Using medicine as his major case study, he refined an elegant argument identifying professionalism as a major form of social organization, coordinating with Adam Smith’s concept of the “free market” and Max Weber’s “bureaucracy.” He was a major figure in the development of medical sociology and that section of the ASA named its award for an outstanding publication in the field after him. He received the Merit Award for a Career of Distinguished Scholarship from the Eastern Sociological Society in 1999.

Other honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an appointment at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, election as a fellow of the AAAS, and as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He was the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University in 1989.

He and his work were honored internationally. In France, Le Monde said: “With all his honors and prestige, one thinks first of his incomparable simplicity, modesty, and sense of humor. He was a great sociologist, but also a great man. He will be long missed.”

Eliot Freidson is survived by his wife Helen Giambruni, his children, Jane Freidson of New York City and Matthew Freidson of Lewes, England, and four grandchildren.

Howard S. Becker

Paul C. Glick

Paul C. Glick, 95, died in Tempe, AZ, on January 19, 2006, after a brief illness. He led an active and fulfilling life. His career as a social scientist, which spanned seven decades, was one of enormous achievement and contribution.

Fifteen years ago, a symposium was held at Arizona State University to honor Paul on his 80th birthday and to recognize his extraordinary contributions to the field of marriage and family sociology and demography. Speakers at the symposium included Graham Spanier, Arland Thornton, Suzanne Bianchi, Larry Bumpass, and Arthur Norton. Each speaker in turn reflected upon Paul’s invaluable legacy to the social sciences.

Paul was extolled as a dedicated public servant, a man who created a true research environment at the Bureau of the Census. He attracted young scholars to the arena of marriage and family studies, and was an inspiration to those who know the importance of translating complex data sets into useful and understandable information about important trends, thereby reaching the widest audience possible. After listening to those reflections, which  accurately summarized his impact on so many of us, Paul, in his usual self-effacing way, remarked that all the hyperbole was unwarranted. I think not.

Paul’s personal bibliography contains a vast wealth of books, papers, and lectures. His awards have been many—including the Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal; its highest award for achievement by an individual employee. Beyond these recognitions, perhaps Paul’s most lasting contribution to his profession was that he was the driving force behind the development of concepts and strategies governing the processing, presentation, and analyses of data on marriage, families, households, and living arrangements—nearly all of which are still in use throughout the social science community.  

Paul loved life, his family, and his work. He was a genial and sensitive man without malice toward others. Those of us who were privileged to be among his colleagues and friends have been most fortunate.

Arthur Norton

Ellen W. Imershein

Ellen W. Imershein, PhD, 61, died Sunday, December 4, 2005, in Tallahassee, Florida. During 2005, he successfully recovered from three difficult operations associated with Crohn’s Disease, only to learn that an undetected cancer had spread beyond the possibility of treatment. Al was born on July 28, 1944, in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Buffalo and Coral Gables, Florida. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Duke University, a Masters Degree from Yale Divinity School, and a Masters and PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

He was a member of the sociology faculty of Florida State University from 1973 to 2005, rising through the ranks from assistant to full professor, where he played an active role in the development of the department throughout those years. Al founded and directed the Institute for Health and Human Services Research at Florida State University, which supported the research of faculty and graduate students over many years. He served on the Florida State University Faculty Senate where he was an advocate for liberal arts education, particularly for entering first-year students. He served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. In the year prior to his death, he was elected Vice-President of the Southern Sociological Society.

Al’s research and teaching concerns focused on health, human service organizations, and social policy. He was intensely interested in social theory and his publications appeared in our leading journals including the American Sociological Review and American Journal of Sociology. He was dedicated to working with both graduate and undergraduate students and received a University Teaching Award and a Teaching Incentive Program Award from Florida Sate University. His Socratic method of instruction challenged students to analyze and think rather than memorize and repeat.

In addition to teaching and research, Al was a social activist who devoted himself to university and community service. He was instrumental in establishing several organizations in the local community, including the United Church of Tallahassee. He was active in local politics and was a strong advocate for social justice and progressive environmental policies.

Al’s colleagues and acquaintances will remember him as an energetic, gregarious, and faithful friend. He was a beloved father, husband, brother, and social activist. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Donna Crowley of Sopchoppy, FL, his son Chris and wife Dawn of Chapel Hill, NC, and a sister Norma Barton of Bethpage, TN. His family asks that any contributions in his memory be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL, 32308, the United Church of Tallahassee, 1834 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or to a favorite charity.

Patricia Yancey Martin, Michael Armer, James D. Orcutt, all of Florida State University

Douglas Yale Longshore

Douglas Yale Longshore, PhD, died on December 30, 2005, in the late evening, four months after a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma. He was Associate Director and Principal Investigator at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) and Adjunct Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND. His research interests included: interventions for drug-using criminal offenders; motivation for drug abuse treatment and recovery; racial/ethnic and cultural factors in drug abuse treatment utilization and recovery; and HIV incidence and risk behavior trends among injection drug users. Doug disseminated the findings from his studies through presentations at both academic and policy-oriented conferences; his work has been widely published in scientific journals, including more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Doug’s most recent research responsibility was for the evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA) of 2000 (i.e., Proposition 36). He proposed a creative yet rigorous evaluation design that required the trust and cooperation of various stakeholders across the criminal justice, judicial, governmental, and treatment systems. The evaluation, which was largely completed by the time of his death, promises to yield cutting-edge findings on the effectiveness of this major change in criminal justice policy regarding drug treatment for offenders in lieu of incarceration. His work on this, and other research projects, was recently honored by a Proclamation issued by the Governor of California.

Doug was born in Bryan, TX, on June 7, 1949. He grew up in Houston, TX, and earned his BA from Rice University. He completed his PhD in Sociology at UCLA in 1981. During this time he worked for System Development Corporation in Santa Monica, where he specialized in studies regarding race relations issues, especially school desegregation. Subsequently, he moved to Washington, DC, where he worked for five years as a Social Science Analyst at the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division, U.S. General Accounting Office. Doug returned to Los Angeles in 1989 and began his career in substance abuse research when he joined the research staff of the UCLA Drug Abuse Research Center (now UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs). At the same time he became a consultant to the World Health Organization on AIDS and HIV issues.

Doug’s participation in community affairs was reflected in his membership in, amongst others, the Board of Directors for Surviving in Recovery, a community program in South Central Los Angeles, with which he developed, implemented, and evaluated a successful Afrocentric treatment engagement intervention; the Advisory Panel for the National Antidrug Media Campaign; and the Board of Directors for the New Start Counseling Center in Santa Monica. He also participated for five years as a member of the Health Services Initial Review Group of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which testifies to his stature in the field. He organized and directed the national Addiction Health Services Research conference that was held in Santa Monica in October 2005. He was a highly valued and esteemed colleague among his peers at UCLA and RAND, and nationally among addiction and criminology researchers. Doug is remembered by his co-workers particularly for his keen intelligence, wry sense of humor, quiet and plain spoken manner, sense of fairness and integrity, kindness and consideration of others, and wide-ranging interests in art, literature, music, and film.

Doug is survived by his parents, Barbara and Jim Longshore; two brothers, Larry and Clay; sister, Jenni; and five nieces and nephews.

The Douglas Yale Longshore Memorial Scholarship Fund for Drug Abuse Research has been established with the UCLA Foundation. This fund will support Pre- and Post-doctoral training for qualified individuals. Donations may be sent c/o Becky Beckham, ISAP, 1640 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (