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In the November issue, the following should have been listed as a graduate paper award for the Political Sociology Section: Graduate Paper Award: Christopher E. Paul, University of California, Los Angeles, for “Moving Forward with State Autonomy and Capacity: Example from Two Studies of the Pentagon during W.W.II”

The following recent “New Books” were listed incorrectly:

Patrick G. Coy and Lynne M. Woehrle (editors), Social Conflicts and Collective Identities (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Patrick G. Coy (editor), Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change.

Leland Saito’s book Race and Politics, which won the Asia and Asian American Section’s book award, is solely authored by Saito.

Call for Papers & Conferences

Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc. (AASWG). Call for Papers for its 23rd International Symposium on Social Work with Groups, in Northeast Ohio, October 11-14, 2001. Theme: “1923-2001 and Beyond: Growth and Development through Group Work.” Interested persons should send four copies of an abstract, no more than 500 words, to Elizabeth Lewis, Department of Social Work, Cleveland State University, 2300 Chester Avenue, Chester Building, Cleveland, OH 44114. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 24, 2001.

Association of Genocide Scholars (AGS) welcomes proposals for papers and sessions dealing with a wide variety of related themes for its fourth International Biennial Conference. Theme: “Deterring and Preventing Genocide: Missed Opportunities, Contemporary Issues, and Future Possibilities.” June 10-12, 2001, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Abstracts/proposals are due by February 15, 2001. Send two copies, maximum 500 words, with a brief curriculum vitae, to Frank Chalk, Concordia University, Department of History, 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada; fax (514) 848-4538; e-mail

Association of Internet Researchers Second International Conference, October 10-14, 2001, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. They invite paper, presentation, and panel proposals on topics that address social, cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects of the Internet. Individual paper and presentation proposals should be no more than 250 words. All proposals should be submitted electronically at http://www2.cddc.vt. edu/confman/. Use HTML to minimally format your submission. The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is Friday, March 2, 2001. If you have questions about the program, conference, or AOIR, please contact Program Chair: Leslie Shade, University of Ottawa,, Conference Coordinator: John Logie, University of Minnesota, A(O)IR President: Steve Jones, More Information about IR 2.0 can be found at

Global Awareness Society International 10th Annual Conference, Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2001. Theme: “Global Awareness through Education and Development.” Special sessions have been organized on Global Business, Social Work, International Education, Women and Politics, Religion and Society in Africa, and Eco-Tourism in Ghana. Proposals should be limited to one page, single spaced, abstracts should be sent by February 15, 2001 to Stanley J. Lawson, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY 11539; (570) 389-4504 or (570) 389-5172; fax (570) 389-3599;

Hallam University. Sheffield Business School and the University of Twente, VII International Conference. Theme: “Public and Private Sector Partnerships: The Enterprise Governance.” University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 6-9, 2001. This conference is to bring together professionals and academics working in the area of or with an interest in Partnership for Business Development. Submission by February 15, 2001; academic papers up to 5,000 words; case studies up to 7,500 words; research resume/commentary/review papers up to 1,500 words. Send to Luis Montanheiro, Sheffield Business School Stoddart Building, City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB, UK; e-mail or A.G. Doree and/or W.D. Spiering, The University of Twente, Faculty of Technology and Management Construction Process, P.O. Box 217 7500, AE Enschede, The Netherlands.

International Social Theory Consortium. Second Annual Conference, July 5-8, 2001, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. The purpose of this Consortium and its annual conferences is to organize the international social theory community. This call on behalf of the Consortium is addressed to scholars, faculty and students who work in the various areas and traditions which social theory embraces (e.g. sociological theory, identity theory, cultural theory, political theory, social epistemologies, political economy, critical race studies, science studies, feminist theory, postcolonial theory). For the first conference outside the United States, organizers invite papers addressing the differences between European, American, and “other” perspectives on social theory. Send 350 word abstracts of papers, as well as proposals for panels and sessions by January 31 to Centre for Critical Social Theory, c/o William Outhwaite, School of European Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QN, UK; e-mail; fax + 44 1273 623246.

National Social Science Association (NSSA) is now accepting proposals for the April 18-20, 2001 meeting to be held in Las Vegas, NV. Technology sessions, papers, workshops and discussions in all social science disciplines will be featured with special emphasis on technology in the classroom. Please send via mail, fax or e-mail your proposal along with a 25-word abstract to NSSA Las Vegas Meeting, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail

Politics and the Arts. Call for papers for their Group Conference. Theme: “Identity, Narrative, Order”, University of Tampere, Finland, September 13-15, 2001. Political and social scientists have widely recognized the new relevance of narratives in inventing and reshaping both identities and socio-political order. Political thinking and communication relies heavily on narrative resources, plots and characters. The political characters of competing historical narratives and their relevance in shaping new identities repeatedly comes under study. Proposals for panels and papers are invited which address the various aspects of the conference theme. Deadline for panel proposals: March 1, 2001. Deadline for paper proposals: July 1, 2001. For further information, contact: Matti Hyvarinen, Research Institute for Social Sciences, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland; 358-3-2156 999; fax 358-3-2156 502; e-mail;

Sociologists for Women in Society. Call for papers for Conference on “Carework, Inequality, and Advocacy”, Friday, August 17th, University of California-Irvine. Required for Submission: 1-2 page abstract of your paper (no longer) and contact information (name, address, email, phone, fax). Submit your abstract by February 1 to the following people: (1) Local Activism/Policy; David A. Merrill, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 265-5655; fax (608) 265-5389; e-mail (2) Global and Cross-National Care; Sally Bould, Department of Sociology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716; (302) 831-1566; fax (302) 831-2607; e-mail (3) Perspectives on Paid and Unpaid Carework; Sally K. Gallagher, Department of Sociology, Fairbanks 307, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97330; (541) 737-5367; fax (541) 737-5372; e-mail (4) Welfare States; Pam Herd, Center for Policy Research, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244; (315) 443-9044; e-mail (5) Inequality and Carework; Heather Fitz Gibbon, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691; (330) 263-2371; e-mail (6) Open Sessions submit papers to: Andrew London, Department of Sociology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001; (330) 672-3712; fax (330) 672-4724; e-mail

Western Anthropology/Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference, April 21, 2001, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Empirical, theoretical, and review papers are invited. A completed paper or abstract of at least half page in length, with name(s) and telephone number(s) of student author(s) and faculty sponsor(s) should be submitted by February 12, 2001, to Shawn Ginwright, Anthropology/Sociology Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053;


The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, in its 26th year of continuous publication, invites papers for a special theme issue on “Postmodern Realities.” The editors seek articles that explore a broad spectrum of topics including Multiculturalism, Democracy and the Public Sphere, Gender and Post Feminism, Nationalism and Post Colonialism, Regionalism and Regional States, the Environment, and other articles that reflect the theme. Deadline for submissions is March 17, 2001. Send two double spaced hard copies plus a copy on disk to The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Department of Sociology, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299.

Identity: An international Journal of Theory and Research from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. seeks papers for this new journal that will also be available electronically. International and multidisciplinary in scope, this new cutting-edge journal provides a forum for identity theorists and researchers around the globe to share their ideas and findings regarding the problems and prospects of human self-definition. Submit four manuscript copies to James Cote, Editor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2; e-mail; (519) 661-2111, ext. 85118; fax (519) 661-3200. For information on electronic subscriptions go to


February 26-27. International Sociological Association, Research Committee of Social Classes and Social Movements. International Conference on Subjects, Actors, and Social Movements in the North and South, Rome, Italy. For more details see RC47 home page http:/

March 24-25, 2001, New York City. The University of Southern California, Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life and the New York University, Center for Media, Culture and History present a film conference. Theme: “Eye and Thou: Jewish Autobiography in Film and Video.” For more information, please contact Barbara Abrash, Associate Director, NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History, 25 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003; (212) 998-3759; e-mail

March 30-31, 2001. Midwest Student Sociology Conference, Indiana University, South Bend, IN. Contact: Gail McGuire, Department of Sociology, Indiana University-South Bend; (219) 237-4572; e-mail

April 5-8, 2001. Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) 14th Annual Conference, Radisson Miyako Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Visible, Yet Marginalized: Voicing a National Agenda for Asian/Pacific Americans in Higher Education.” For more information on the conference, see http://socrates.berkeley. edu/ ~ethnicst/apahe/main.html, or contact : Janet Duong, Asian American Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2570; (510) 642-6717 (Office and voice mail); fax (510) 642-6456; e-mail


American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Institutes of Health are offering a new fellowship program in 2001-02, one of nine fellowship programs offered through AAAS. For more information, visit the AAAS web site

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation invites applications for 2001 Foundation Scholar-in-Residence. Women scholars are invited to submit proposals for Washington, DC-based American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Scholar-in-Residence awards. Submit a 5-10 page proposal describing the project for the year, general research interests related to the topic, and a timeline for completion. Please also include a curriculum vitae/resume and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, by Feb. 10, 2001, to AAUW Educational Foundation, Foundation Scholar-in-Residence, 1111 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; e-mail; (202) 728-7616.

Boston College. The Center for Retirement Research is soliciting proposals for the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research. The program’s purpose is to promote research on retirement issues by junior scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including actuarial science, demography, economics, finance, gerontology, political science, public administration, public policy, sociology, social work, and statistics. Applicants are required to have a PhD or comparable professional certification. Grant awards will be up to $25,000 for each successful applicant. The Program is funded through a grant from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The deadline for proposals is March 16, 2001. For more details, including complete submission guidelines, visit our web site at or contact Elizabeth Lidstone at (617) 552-1677; e-mail

Center for Working Families is offering postdoctoral research fellowships for recent PhDs in any of the social sciences. The proposed research should shed light on middle-class working parents and families and the wider cultures of care of which they are part. More specifically, we invite work which (1) focuses on the relation of families to various institutions or groups (e.g., care centers, homes for the elderly, neighbors and friends, service providers, as well as the workplace and government); and (2) explores the cultural notions of care these relations entail. We encourage work that compares families of different social classes, ethnic/race groups, and sexual orientations, and that involves at least some in-depth interviews or field observation. One-year fellowship potentially renewable for a second year. Deadline: January 15, 2001. To apply, please send a 5-6 page description of your project, including your central question, your theoretical approach to it, a discussion of what your work adds to existing research, a research plan, your curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference. Send to Bonnie Kwan, Center for Working Families, 2420 Bowditch Street, MC 5670, Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-7737; (510) 642-7902. The Center for Working Families is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is devoted to research, training, and the dissemination of information concerning the impact of cultures of care on working families. For more information about the Center, visit website

Fetzer Institute, $1 million available for scientific research on altruistic love and compassionate love. Letters of intent due March 1, 2001. Applications due April 1, 2001. Funds are available for scientific research on altruistic love and compassionate love, with the ultimate goal of better understanding when, how, and under what conditions behavior and attitudes centered on the good of the other might be fostered. Proposals may be submitted by public or private nonprofit organizations such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, or research institutions. Research linking biological and/or social sciences with philosophical, ethical, and religious understanding is particularly encouraged. Contact: Fetzer Institute, 9292 West KL Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-9398; (616) 375-2000, ext. 269; fax (616) 372-2163; e-mail;

Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in the Netherlands has been designated a Marie Curie Training Site, and offers two fully funded fellowships yearly to PhD students from the European Union or Associated States. During their stay, Marie Curie Fellows attend a nine-month training program called “Modeling Questions of Solidarity and Cooperation: Theory and Data-Analyses.” The program starts every year in September at ICS Groningen, the Netherlands. The next two fellowships are available in September 2001. For further details, check their web site http://www.ppsw. or contact Rie Bosman, e-mail; M.H. (Rie) Bosman, Sociology/ICS, Grote Rozenstraat 31, room 49; 00 31 50 363 6209; fax 00 31 50 363 6226.

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the Center for the Advancement of Health a grant to establish and coordinate an innovative new pilot training program in health disparities research and policy. The Center will award postdoctoral fellowships to minority scholars at the Harvard Center for Society and Health, Morgan State University Center for Urban Health Assessment, Evaluation and Policy, and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Scholars must demonstrate interest in examining causes of health disparities by race/ethnicity, gender and income/socioeconomic status; mechanisms and pathways by which structural social, economic, environmental, and educational inequalities and institutional racism affect health; and developing inter-sectoral public policy options to reduce those health disparities. Kellogg Scholars must be U.S. citizens or residents of a minority group with a medical degree and/or doctoral degree from one of a variety of disciplines such as economics, public health, public policy, psychology, sociology, political science, law, or epidemiology. A scientific advisory committee composed of distinguished scientists and health policy experts will select individuals that demonstrate potential to contribute creatively to his/her academic or public policy career by leadership around the issues of health disparities. For additional information, see

Medical College of Wisconsin, Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) is accepting applications for its National Institute of Mental Health supported Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program in HIV prevention research. CAIR is a productive multidisciplinary center with approximately 12 full-time and 10 affiliated faculty investigators, and a research support staff of 50 persons. CAIR’s research includes studies of the effectiveness of individual, group, and community-level HIV prevention interventions; cost-effectiveness, policy, and methodological research; and secondary prevention research, including AIDS-related mental health, treatment adherence, and coping. Postdoctoral fellows are integrated into existing research projects and are mentored in the development of independent research. Fellows also participate in seminars, conferences, and other educational opportunities. The 2-year program for incoming fellows will begin in the summer of 2001. Interested persons should request fellowship information and an application from: Steven D. Pinkerton, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Information can also be requested via fax: (414) 287-4206 or e-mail The application deadline is February 15, 2001. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Examining Minority Trust and Confidence in the Police. NIJ will support scientifically sound basic research that demonstrates a strong potential for making policy and programmatic recommendations. NIJ also will support rigorous evaluations of programs designed to reduce the incidence of use of force and incivilities that have implications for national replication. Two packets need to be obtained: (1) application forms and (2) guidelines for submitting proposals. To receive these you can access the Justice Information Center website or the NIJ website http://www.ojp.usdoj. gov/nij/funding.htm. Request hard copies by calling National Criminal Justice Reference Service (800) 851-3420 or the Department of Justice Response Center (800) 421-6700. Application deadline is February 15, 2001.

Physician Assistant Foundation (PAF) is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). As such, its mission is to foster knowledge and philanthropy that enhance the delivery of quality health care. The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Breitman-Dorn Graduate Research Fellowship. This award encourages a commitment to research in and on the PA profession. In addition, it provides financial assistance to individuals conducting their dissertation on the many and diverse contributions PAs make to medical care. Applicants must be in the dissertation stage of their program and the research must be in progress rather than at the dissemination stage. All applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2001. Visit the PAF website for additional information or to download an application. Contact PA Foundation, 950 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 519-5686;

Social Science Research Council announces its first annual dissertation fellowship competition in the arts. The program is intended to foster research on the social dimension of art in relation to a number of key issues, including globalization, multiculturalism, and new technologies. They encourage projects that explore diverse aspects of the artistic experience, including its production, distribution and consumption, as well as projects that address the construction of artistic ‘value’ and the place of art in contemporary society. The fellowships are open to students in the social sciences and to students in other fields who draw upon or creatively engage the social sciences. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD except their dissertation research by March 1, 2001. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of research. Applications must be received by March 1, 2001. See website or contact Program on the Arts, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377 2700 ext. 453; fax (212) 377 2727; e-mail

World Society Foundation funds selected proposals for research on the structure of and change in world society. Researchers may submit a short proposal of two pages only showing their research intention for which they seek funding. The next deadline for submitting such short outlines is March 31, 2001. Candidates whose proposal has a chance to be selected for funding will be invited to elaborate a research proposal until June 30, 2001. Financing of definitely selected projects may start in January 2002. For more details, consult home page or World Society Foundation c/o Soziologisches Institut, Universtitat Zurich Ramistrasse 69, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland; e-mail


ASA Section on Peace War, and Social Conflict invites nominations for the Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award. Undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to the sociology of peace, war, military institutions, or social conflict. The first place Award for both undergraduate and graduate student papers is $150.00 each toward the cost of travel to the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, August 18-22, 2001. The award recipient(s) is invited to submit and present her/his paper during the meetings. Papers must have been written within the past two years. They must be typed, double-spaced with a 12-point font. The page limit is 25 pages including tables, references, and illustrations. Each submission should include a separate cover page listing the author’s contact information (including mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address), paper title, and whether the paper was written as an undergraduate or graduate student paper. No student identifying information should appear in the body of the manuscript. All students will be notified electronically about their submission and the final selections. Submit five copies of the paper by April 1, 2001 to Morten G. Ender, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Thayer Hall, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996; (914) 938-5638; fax (914) 938-2236; e-mail;

Society for the Study of Social Problems. Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division announces its 2001 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of criminology, including theoretical analysis, violence, gangs, white-collar crime, and other relevant topics. To be eligible, a paper must have been written during 2000, and it may not be published, accepted for publication, or under review for publication. Papers which have been presented at a professional meeting or which have been submitted for presentation at a professional conference are eligible. Papers must be student-authored; they can be single-authored by the student, or co-authored by two students, but may not be co-authored by a student with a faculty member or other non-student. A 25 page limit, including all notes, references, and tables. Send papers and a cover letter specifying that the paper is to be considered in the SSSP Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division Graduate Student paper competition to Lloyd Klein, History and Social Sciences Department, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115. Include a letter from your advisor certifying graduate student status and incorporating some comments about the research. Deadline: postmarked by February 15, 2001. The winner will be announced in spring 2001, and will receive a $300 stipend.

Society for the Study of Social Problems. 2001 Outstanding Scholarship Award, Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division. This award is given to an author whose work makes a significant contribution to the sociological understanding of crime and/or delinquency. If you know of a published work within the past year that you feel should be considered for this award, please mail or fax the information to: Lloyd Klein, History and Social Sciences, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115; (318) 797-5123; fax: (318) 795-5122. Please include the author(s), name(s), title of the book, publisher, publication date, and a brief statement of why you believe this work deserves the Outstanding Scholarship Award. The deadline for nomination is April 1, 2001.

In the News

Howard E. Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in the Raleigh News & Observer, December 3, 2000 in a story concerning employees’ posting of anonymous negative messages about their employers on Web bulletin boards and e-mail listservs.

Kimberly Cook, University of Southern Maine, authored a column on the death penalty in Presidential politics, in the October 22, 2000, Maine Sunday Telegram.

Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham, received widespread coverage of her work on credit card debt and its effects on health, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and on-line magazines.

Riley E. Dunlap, Washington State University, was interviewed on the role of environmental issues in the presidential election by Voice of America radio network. The interview was broadcast internationally on November 1.

Robert Fernquist, Central Missouri State University, was quoted in the June 11, 2000 issue of the Washington Post for his research on suicide, homicide, and professional sports.

Kerry Ferris, Bradley University, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, November 26, 2000, in a cover story on manners and etiquette. She was also quoted in the Peoria Journal Star, October 9, 2000, in a story on racial profiling by police.

Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, was interviewed on CNN Newsroom to discuss the political, economic, and cultural roots of contemporary anti-immigration movements.

Carole Joffe, University of California-Davis, recently wrote an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on the implications of the FDA approval of RU-486, and was interviewed on this subject by the New York Times, the Sacramento Bee, Time magazine, the Scientific American and various other publications. She also wrote an article on the implications of a Bush vs. a Gore presidency for abortion services.

Bronwen Lichtenstein, University of Alabama-Birmingham, received widespread media coverage for her work on HIV risk and health care attitudes, including the Associated Press and the New York Times web page.

Ross Macmillan, University of Minnesota, had his research on the long-term costs of criminal victimization in adolescence featured in the Washington Post column “Unconventional Wisdom,”July 23, 2000.

Misagh Parsa, Dartmouth College, was interviewed on Voice of America, November 27, 2000, about his recent book, “States Ideologies, and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines” (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Verta Taylor, Ohio State University, was quoted extensively and her research on social movement abeyance was discussed in WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s October 2000 social activism series, “The Good Fight.”


Kevin Anderson and Richard Quinney, Northern Illinois University, received the 2000 International Erich Fromm Prize for their book Erich Fromm and Critical Criminology: Beyond the Punitive Society (University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Kimberly Cook, University of Southern Maine, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Restorative Justice in Australia, in 2001.

Sandra Enos, Rhode Island College and Sam Marullo, Georgetown University, were among 10 finalists for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for exceptional practices in service-learning, given by the Campus Compact.

Richard Flacks, University of California-Santa Barbara, was recently honored for his dedication and commitment to the overall development of students by having the Associated Students (AS) Leadership Intern to the AS Executive Director named after him. In a highly competitive dedication process to name the newly created internship, piles of letters were sent supporting Flacks.

Jay Gubrium, University of Florida, received the Gerontological Society of America’s “Distinguished Career Contribution Award” at the Society’s annual conference in Washington, DC.

Peggy G. Hargis, Georgia Southern University, received a 2001-2002 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for her project, “After the Whip: The Rise and Fall of the Black Yeomanry.”

Bronwen Lichtenstein, University of Alabama-Birmingham, was a finalist for two teaching awards in 2000, the President’s Award and the Ingalls Excellence in Teaching Award.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, is one of the recipients of the 2001 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Outstanding Contribution Award for his long-standing and important contributions to Sociology through his scholarship and other professional work.

Norbert Wiley, University of Illinois, received the Heroes Recognition Award from the Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee, a California organization devoted to promoting the rights of gays and lesbians. He also received a Congressional Recognition Award.


William Brustein, has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.

Norma L. Chaska, is now a Consultant for Academic Administration in Universities and Managed Health Care Organizations in Arizona.

Kimberly Cook, University of Southern Maine, was promoted to Associate Professor of Criminology.

Mahmoud Dhaouadi, from Tunisia, is in the United States at the University of Oregon on a Fulbright Scholarship studying the state of American Sociology.

Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, University of Alabama-Birmingham, received a Fulbright Award to study health behavior of adolescents in Hungary.

John L. Hammond, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY, is a visiting scholar in teaching human rights law at the Columbia University Law School.

Lloyd Klein has joined the faculty of the Department of History and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

Bronwen Lichtenstein, University of Alabama-Birmingham, was invited to speak at a several Australian research centers and universities in summer 2000. She gave seminars at the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University, the Victoria University of Technology, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita Brooklyn College and Graduate School, CUNY, was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Women, Equality and Democracy, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel, November 13-15, 2000. The title of her talk was “Paradoxes of Identity Politics.”

Nicole Rafter, Northeastern University, was a keynote speaker at the Hawaii Symposium on Female Offenders, November 2000.

Ferris J. Ritchey, University of Alabama-Birmingham, was appointed Chair of the Department of Sociology.

Juliet Saltman, Professor Emerita Kent State University, was named to the National Advisory Board of CommUnity 2000, a two year HUD-funded project of the Leadership Conference Education Fund in Washington, DC.

Earl Smith, Wake Forest University, was elected the 21st president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.

M. Dwayne Smith, was appointed chair of the Department of Criminology, University of South Florida.

Members’ New Books

Barbara Altman, CDC, and Sharon Barnartt, Gallaudet University, (eds.), Exploring the Scope of Social Science on Disability (JAI Press, 2000) Volume 1 in a series entitled, “Research in Social Science and Disability.”

Ronald Berger, Marvin Free, and Patricia Searles, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Crime, Justice, and Society: Criminology and the Sociological Imagination (McGraw-Hill, 2001).

Norma L. Chaska, Academic Administration in Universities, The Nursing Profession: Tomorrow and Beyond (Sage Publications, 2001).

Jeffrey M. Clair, and Richard Allman, University of Alabama-Birmingham (editors), The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Research and priorities (Baywood, 2000).

William C. Cockerham, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Sociology of Mental Disorder, 5th Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2000).

Diana Crane, University of Pennsylvania, Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender and Identity in Clothing (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Murray S. Davis, APHORISTICS: How “Interesting Ideas” Turn the World Inside Out (, 2000).

Kevin M. Fitzpatrick and Mark LaGory, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Unhealthy Places: The Ecology of Risk in the Urban Landscape (Routledge, 2000).

Nancy Foner, Rubén G. Rumbaut, and Steven J. Gold (editors), Immigration Research for a New Century: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Russell Sage Foundation, 2000).

David W. Haines, George Mason University, and Carol A. Mortland, Museum Services, OR (editors), Manifest Destinies: Americanizing Immigrants and Internationalizing Americans (Praeger, 2000).

Judith A. Howard and Carolyn Allen, University of Washington (editors), Provoking Feminisms (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Rosemary L. Hopcroft, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Regions, Institutions and Agrarian Change in European History (University of Michigan Press, 1999).

Susanne Jonas, University of California-Santa Cruz, Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process (Westview Press, 2000); also published in Spanish (FLACSO/Guatemala, 2000).

Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College, CUNY and Frank M. Sorrentino (editors), The Review of Italian American Studies (Lexington Books, 2000).

Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita Brooklyn College and Graduate School, CUNY, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, 2nd Edition (Roxbury Press, 2001).

Gunther Luschen, University of Alabama-Birmingham and Werner Lan-decker, University of Michigan, Die geltung des Volkerrechts als gesellschaftliches Phanomen (LIT Verlag, 1999).

Duane A. Matcha, Siena College (editor), Readings in Medical Sociology (Allyn & Bacon, 2001).

Misagh Parsa, Dartmouth College, States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Dennis L. Peck, University of Alabama, and Norman A. Dolch, Louisiana State University-Shreveport (editors), Extraordinary Behavior: A Case Study Approach to Understanding Social Problems (Praeger Publishers, 2000).

Stephen Plank, Johns Hopkins University, Finding One’s Place: Teaching Styles and Peer Relations in Diverse Classrooms (Sociology of Education Series, Teachers College Press, 2000).

Richard Quinney, Northern Illinois University, Bearing Witness To Crime And Social Justice (State University of New York Press, 2000).

Nicole Rafter, Northeastern University, The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime (Oryx, 2000); and Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Mostafa Rejai and Kay Phillips, Miami University-Ohio, The Young George Washington in Psychobiographical Perspective (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2000).

Ferris J. Ritchey, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Statistical Imagination: Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (McGraw-Hill, 2000).

Alvin Rudoff and T.C. Esselstyn, San Jose State University, Homicide in Fact and Fiction (Wyndham Hall Press, 2000).

Alfred Rutten, Technical University of Chemnitz/FRG and Gunther Luschen, University of Alabama-Birmingham, et al. Health Promotion Policy in Europe (Oldenbourg, 2000).

Leon Trachtman and Robert Perrucci, Purdue University, Science Under Siege? Interest Groups and the Science Wars (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Carolyn L. Wiener, University of California-San Francisco, The Elusive Quest: Accountability in Hospitals (Aldine deGruyter, 2000).

Martin Whyte, Harvard University, Marriage in America: A Communitarian Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

New Publications

Journal of Classical Sociology (Sage Publishers), is a new journal edited by Bryan S. Turner, University of Cambridge (UK) and John O’Neill, York University (Toronto, Canada). For submission details and subscription rates visit or contact Nell McCreadie, Journal Marketing Manager at Sage Publications, 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4PU, UK; fax +44 (0) 207-374 8741; e-mail

Journal of Sociology, the official journal of the Australian Sociological Association, will be published by Sage Publishers. For more information, including submission details and subscription rates visit the journal webpage or contact Nell McCreadie, Journal Marketing Manager at Sage Publications, 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4PU, UK; fax +44 (0) 207-374 8741; e-mail

Other Organizations

International Sociological Association’s Bulletin to go electronic: Search for Editor. ISA has decided to explore ways in which the scope of the ISA members’ Bulletin can be expanded so as to address issues of professional interest to sociologists. An Editor is now wanted to work on the development of the new-look Bulletin in conjunction with the Publications Committee and the Secretariat. Individuals who are interested in being involved in this innovative development should contact the Vice-President of Publications, Christine Inglis, e-mail They are asked to send her an Expression of Interest for the position of Editor of the Bulletin, which includes information about their experience in electronic publishing, their ideas for the way in which the Bulletin can be developed so as to complement the other ISA publications, and to meet the needs of members. Information on the resources they have for undertaking this role should also be indicated. The closing date for initial Expressions of Interest is February 28, 2001.


African American Sociology Graduate Students are wanted to participate in a study. The study, Survey of the Characteristics and Dimensions of Mentoring seeks to create a typology of mentoring experiences that graduate students encounter during their academic tenure. This inquiry seeks to understand who is mentoring the African-American graduate students and in what activities they participate. The survey takes less than 30 minutes. Contact Regina Dixon-Reeves, 8111 South Vernon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619; e-mail; fax (708) 534-8959; (708) 534-3145 (messages).

Rubik Yegoryan, President, Strategic Research Center-Eduard Yegoryan, in Armenia wishes sociologists to contact him by e-mail or for possible opportunities to do research in his country. He invites specialists to read lectures at the center, the National Academy, and the Yerevan State and Acharyan Universities.

Caught in the Web

Canadian Journal of Sociology Online publishes book reviews, conference announcements, and job advertisements, as well as selected articles and other items from the print journal. See or contact the editor, Jim Conley for more information., a new e-mail list, has been set up on the UK’s National Academic Mailing List Service (JISCmail). Discussion on any area related to feminism, women, or gender studies and its relevance to the study and practice of religion/s (whether ancient or modern) will be welcomed. The list is not moderated, but is sponsored by the Gender and Religion Research Centre in the Department of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. To join the list, send the following message to join gender-religion and your name is dedicated to bringing academics on sabbatical leaves, research trips, or exchange programs together on the web. It is a place where scholars can go to post their homes for rent and/or exchange, list their accommodation search, or search for what other academics have posted in the database.

TheScientificWorld has selected Alchematrix Inc., to power the online procurement of equipment and supplies for its members. TheScientificWorld,, is an e-Science Internet company focused on enhancing and accelerating scientific and medical research by providing science professionals with online access to information, resources and tools they need to create, manage, and acquire scientific knowledge.

Summer Programs

Kinsey Institute has been awarded funding for summer institutes to provide research training in human sexuality. The first summer institute, “Understanding High-Risk Sexual Behavior”, will be held July 22-29, 2001 at Indiana University-Bloomington. The program will involve eight external faculty, as well as IU faculty and Kinsey staff, all of them active researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS and high-risk sexual behavior. Travel, accommodation, and the institute registration fee will be provided for 25 graduate students (including up to five international students) for the week long program. Students may enroll for three graduate credits. Preference will be given to graduate students but post-doctoral and other researchers may apply. Students from minority groups, under-represented in this area of research, are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information or to obtain an application form, visit the Kinsey website http://www.indiana. edu/~kinsey/summer.html or contact Cynthia Graham at (812) 855-7686; e-mail


Jeanne Bowman, chair at David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN, died recently.

Vatro Murvar, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, died recently.


J. Allan Beegle

Joseph Allan Beegle, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Michigan State University, died on September 8, 2000, at his home in East Lansing, Michigan. Born September 13, 1918 in Bedford, Pennsylvania he grew up on his parent’s farm and throughout his long life and productive career he remained true to values that were associated with those rural origins.

After graduating from Bedford High School, the young ambitious Al went on to do undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree at Iowa State University, and a doctorate in sociology at Louisiana State University. It was a grand mix of experiences – a solid base of eastern Appalachian, some mid-Western heartland, and a bit of the Old South.

He joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1945, and from then until his retirement in 1988, he was the Sociology Department’s thematic leader of its rural and population studies programs. As his international reputation grew students were drawn from all corners of the world to study rural sociology at MSU. Extraordinarily successful as a mentor and dissertation advisor, his good counsel and vigilant concern were backed up solidly by the sincere hospitality and warmth extended to his students by his wife Ruth and their four children, Margaret, Katherine, Allan, and Grace. For students who were struggling to survive a bulging semester with looming deadlines, and who often were from lands far away, dinner at the Beegles’ was always a relaxing, interesting, and pleasant event. A legion of PhD candidates, more than fifty, was guided by Beegle through their doctoral degrees. Many subsequently achieved prominent careers in their own right. And through them his systematic research style and grounded perspectives on the mechanisms of societal change affected significant and widespread positive impacts on the fields of rural sociology and population studies and, as well, on the shaping of effective “strategies” of rural development by governments, NGOs, village cooperatives, and outreach programs throughout the world.

Beegle was well published. His most widely known books, co-authored with Charles Loomis, are Rural Social Systems (1950) and Rural Social Systems: Strategies of Change (1957). These two works, building on Ferdinand Toennis’ gemeinschaft-gesellschaft paradigm, were read by countless thousands of sociology students and have influenced enormously our conceptions of rural social structure and our understandings of the great transformations that are occurring in rural societies everywhere.

His research and writing also leaned strongly toward assessing demographic trends in rural America. Population studies and its more formal aspect, social demography, have been an integral part of the sociology program at Michigan State University from the very beginning, and Beegle was an influential leader of that research line. He published numerous articles on various aspects of population change, focusing especially on migration, population re-distribution, and differential fertility rates.

Al’s professional competencies and achievements were recognized by his peers in many ways. He was editor of Rural Sociology (1958-62), president of the Rural Sociology Society (1965-66), Fulbright research fellow in Finland (1953-54), Rockefeller fellow in Italy (1975), staff member of President Johnson’s Commission on Rural Poverty (1966-67), keynote speaker at the Second World Congress of Rural Sociology, and participant on many Rural Sociology and Population Association committees. In 1973 he was honored with Michigan State University’s Distinguished Faculty Award. But of course, the greatest honors bestowed on Al Beegle were the affection, respect, trust, and admiration of his students, colleagues, and many friends. Harry K. Schwarzweller, Michigan State University (emeritus)

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University of California-San Francisco Doctoral Sociology Program is accepting applications for Fall 2001 (deadline February 1, 2001). Focus: medical sociology. Special emphases: aging, chronic illness, disability; health policy and institutions; women’s health; AIDS/HIV; science/technology; race/ethnic relations. Contact: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0612; (415) 476-3047; fax (415) 476-6552;