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New York: A Unique Immigrant City

There is only one New York, especially when it comes to immigration. New York City is America’s classic immigrant city as the major historic gateway for the country’s eastern and southern European arrivals a century ago and continues as a major receiving center today.

ASA General Election Results

Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland, has been elected to serve as the 100th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2008- 09. Margaret Andersen of the University of Delaware has been elected Vice President-Elect. Collins and Andersen will assume their respective offices in August 2008, following a year of service as President-Elect and Vice President- Elect, respectively.

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Prospects for Change in American Politics

With the campaign season leading up to the 2008 U.S. presidential election already in full swing, the appearance of Barbara Ehrenreich and John Conyers at an evening plenary promises to provide timely and provocative commentary on the theme of this year’s meetings: Is Another World Possible?

The plenary session, titled “The Future of American Politics,” on Monday, August 13, 2007, from 8:00–9:30 Pm features a dialogue on the next steps in American politics.

Hartmann and Uggen Are the New Editors of Contexts

Contexts is moving to the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. The new editors, Christopher Uggen and Doug Hartmann, work together closely as Chair and Associate Chair of their department. They share a passion for research that speaks to audiences within and beyond the academy, teaching that provides students with learning opportunities outside the classroom, and service that utilizes sociological knowledge to address pressing public issues.

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