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The Arrogance of Power: Being American After September 11, April 1-3, 2005, Mary Washington College, Fredericks burg, VA. The intellectual, social, and cultural origins of what “being American” means at the present hour. We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit papers analyzing how various groups in the U.S. have reacted, or not, to the administration’s conduct of foreign and domestic politics after September 11, 2001. Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 17, 2004. Contact: AP Conference, Joseph Romero, Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5358; email For more information

British Sociological Association Annual Conference, March 21-23, 2005, University of York, UK. Theme: “The Life Course: Fragmentation, Diversity and Risk.” Abstract submission form available by email from or visit the BSA Website Late, faxed, or hard copy submissions will not be considered. Deadlines: submission of abstracts, September 30, 2004; registration by paper presenters, January 14, 2005; provide a disk copy of paper, March 24, 2005. Contact: British Sociological Association; Unit 3F/G; Mountjoy Research Centre; Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3UR, United Kingdom; +44 (0)191 383-0839; fax +44 (0)191 383-0782.

2005 Eastern Sociological Society Meetings, March 17-20, 2005, Wyndham Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: “Sociology and Public Policy.” Submissions on all sociological topics are welcome. They may be submitted as: individual papers; sessions; thematic forums; author-meets-critics sessions; workshops on specific topics and techniques; conversations, Q&A sessions, or master classes; and roundtable and poster-session presentations. Deadline: November 1, 2004. Send ideas or suggestions to Program Chair, Tim Clydesdale at

Interim Conference of ISA Research Committee # 37, Sociology of the Arts, and ISA Research Committee 14, Communication, Knowledge, and Culture, March 28–31, 2005, University of Texas-San Antonio. Submissions will be open to all themes and directions. Abstract submission deadline: September 10, 2004. Contact: Jeffrey A. Halley, Conference Chair, University of Texas-San Antonio. Email queries and abstract submissions to

International Conference on Social Science Research, November 11-13, 2004, Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, LA. This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Deadline: July 15, 2004.

Society of Applied Sociology Annual Meeting, November, 2004, Bethesda, MD. Sessions are divided into three sections: (1) Applying Sociology to Solve Social Problems, (2) Applying Sociology for Social Change and Development, and (3) Skill and Conceptual Development in Applied Sociology. Abstracts should be sent to the organizer of the particular session for which the paper is intended. Submission deadline is September 15, 2004. Contact Kevin Mulvey ( for more information and a list of session organizers.


American Behavioral Scientist is soliciting papers for an issue with the theme “Sociology of Memory.” Papers written on a broad range of topics about social and political collective memory are invited. First consideration is being given to papers that address social and political issues pertaining to: electronic and biological (DNA, sperm, tissues, seed) banking; mass video and electronic surveillance; and the psychopharmacology of drugs designed to promote memory loss or memory retention. Deadline: September 1, 2004. Contact: Noel Packard, Guest Editor, 2342 Shattuck Ave., PMB #370, Berkeley, CA 94704; email

American Sexuality magazine seeks articles focused on sexual health, sexuality education, and sexual rights in the United States. American Sexuality is the on-line magazine published by San Francisco State University’s National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC). This is a unique opportunity to disseminate your research in a widely read, internationally accessible medium. Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and community advocates are encouraged to submit brief proposals (100-200 words). Published articles will be 1,000 words and written in an accessible, non-academic style. Visit the NSRC website at: Contact Cymene Howe at or (415) 437-1472 with questions and proposals.

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy seeks papers for a special issue to be guest edited by Joan Callahan and Sara Ruddick. Theme: “Against Hetero sexualism: Overcoming Heterosexual Normativity and Defeating Heterosexist Bigotry.” Papers should be less than 10,000 words long, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 75 words. Provide a cover letter identifying your paper as a submission for the special issue “Against Heterosexualism.” The deadline is December 1, 2004. Papers should be submitted by electronic attachment in Word or WordPerfect to Joan Callahan at Authors should follow the Hypatia style guidelines, which can be found at Please address all correspondence, questions and suggestions to Joan Callahan at

Innovate is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed, online periodical published by Nova Southeastern University. It focuses on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in all sectors (K-12, college and university, corporate, government). Innovate is dedicated to presenting articles via the most dynamic, interactive technology that is available. For each article, the journal provides an online discussion forum, an interactive webcast that connects authors and readers, and a “read-related” feature that links visitors to articles on similar topics. A multimedia classifieds section and journal editions in multiple languages are both in the planning stages. If you would like to submit a manuscript for publication consideration, review our submission guidelines at

Instructional Resources Kit for Teaching About the Mass Media. Call for instructional resources that encourage significant learning experiences related to the mass media. Submissions that can be adapted to a wide variety of course topics are particularly encouraged. Submissions for consideration include, but are not limited to, classroom exercises, assignments, individual and group projects, video and film suggestions, websites, and bibliographies. Because the goal of this resource kit is to provide instructors with strategies to engage student learning about media in all courses, the submission of syllabi is not encouraged. Submission deadline is September 30, 2004. Forward a hard copy and a disk or email attachment with MS Word file to: Heather Laube, Department of Soc/Ant/CRJ, University of Michigan-Flint, 522 French Hall, Flint, MI 48502-1950; (810) 762-3088; email

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC), an annual volume published by Elsevier Science/JAI Press, encourages submissions for Volume 26. This volume will be non-thematic: submissions appropriate to any of the three broad foci reflected in the series title will be considered. Volume 26 will be the first volume to be published both in book form and also online, as will all subsequent volumes of the series. Send submissions to: RSMCC editor, Patrick Coy, Center for Applied Conflict Management, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242. Full submission guidelines are available on the RSMCC website

Social Forces seeks submissions for consideration in a special issue on sociology and the biological sciences. We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in papers dealing with how genes in combination with social environment influence human behaviors; how genetic expression is moderated by environment; how legal, social, and ethical issues influence genetic studies; how differences between individuals in stable hormone levels may be related to individual personality characteristics; how changing hormone levels may be related to changing moods or predispositions to behaviors; how various patterns of behavior may stimulate hormones that provoke a different behavior; and how empirical tests of evolutionary theories offer an explanation for social behaviors. Submit papers by September 15, 2004, to: Guang Guo, Editor of the Special Issue on Sociology and Biological Sciences, Department of Sociology, CB# 3210, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210. For questions related to style and length, authors should consult guidelines for authors at

Social Problems invites submission of theoretically grounded empirical research papers for a thematic section on “Language, Interaction, and Social Problems.” Submissions will be considered until September 1, 2004, or until the section is filled. Please send five hard copies plus an electronic file to: Social Problems, Social & Cultural Sciences, Lalumiere Hall 340, Marquette University, 526 N. 14th St., PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

Social Problems invites submission of theoretically grounded empirical research papers for a thematic section devoted to “Institutional Ethnography.” Following the work of Dorothy Smith, institutional ethnography investigates linkages among local settings of everyday life, organizations, and processes of administration and governance. Submissions should be explicitly grounded in the institutional ethnography perspective and should clearly describe how the perspective is embodied in the research. Submissions will be considered until September 1, 2004, or until the section is filled. Send five hard copies plus an electronic file to: Social Problems, Social & Cultural Sciences, Lalumiere Hall 340, Marquette University, 526 N. 14th St., PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

The Sociology of Food: Syllabi and Instructional Materials. Editors Denise A. Copelton and Betsy Lucal invite syllabi and related course materials for the new ASA Teaching Resources publication The Sociology of Food: Syllabi and Instructional Materials. The sociology of food encompasses a wide variety of courses that examine various facets of the production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of foodstuffs. This volume will bring together materials that focus, from a sociological perspective, on one or more aspects of food and food systems. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: syllabi, classroom exercises, individual and group assignments, course projects, evaluation and assessment tools, bibliographies or annotated bibliographies, video, and film. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2004. We are unable to accept hard copies of materials. Email submissions in MS Word format only to: Denise A. Copelton,, or Betsy Lucal,

Symbolic Interaction announces a call for papers for a special issue on recent research on popular music and everyday life. We define popular music broadly to include all musical experiences and styles commonly observable in everyday life (e.g., rock music, the blues, hip hop/rap, Christian pop music, klezmer, film soundtracks, folk, karaoke, and music videos). We welcome all particular theoretical frameworks (e.g., dramaturgy, existential social thought, and postmodernism) and methodologies (e.g., ethnography, performance, and multimedia presentations) relevant to symbolic interactionism. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2005. Send two hard copies of your article and a Word file on disk (with one or two black and white photos, if relevant) to the special issue editor: Joseph A. Kotarba, Department of Sociology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3012; (713) 743-3954; email

Teaching Sociology invites papers for a special issue on Cultivating Quantitative Literacy. Of interest are innovative methods of engaging students in data analysis within, but especially beyond, courses in research methodology and statistics. Articles that examine curricular designs that foster quantitative literacy are also encouraged. Send submissions to: Kerry Strand and Stephen Sweet, Guest Editors, c/o Teaching Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 700 W. State Street, Stone Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Deadline for submissions is January 1, 2005.


July 12-13, 2004. Women Across the Life Span: A National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery, Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). For details and registration, visit

July 14-15, 2004. Putting the Pieces Together: 1st National Conference on Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Dependency Court, Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). For details and registration, visit

August 13, 2004. American Sociological Association Caucus on Gender & Sexuality in International Contexts, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Theme: “Transnational Feminist Sociologies: Current Challenges, Future Directions.” This one-day, mini-conference is aimed at generating a dialogue on the state of transnational feminist scholarship in sociology. For more information about the conference, the Caucus, and to subscribe to the Caucus listserv, contact Natalie Bennett at

August 13-15, 2004. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), 54th Annual Meeting, Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “The Culture of Social Problems: Power, People, and History.” Visit or contact Michele Koontz, Administrative Officer, for additional information.

August 16-20, 2004. RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Theme: “Recent Developments and Applications in Social Research Methodology.” Website:

September 2-4, 2004. International Joint Congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) and the Societa Italiana di Sociologia della Salute (SISS), University of Bologna, Italy. Theme: “European Perspectives on Changing Health Systems.” Information and registration:

September 26-28, 2004. Conference on Civic Education Research, Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada. Email info@civicedconf.or.

October 8-9, 2004. 52nd Annual Conference of the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA), State University of New York, Oswego, NY. Theme: “Terrorism and Response to Global Uncertainity.” Keynote Speaker, Jonathan H. Turner. Contact: Tim Delaney, NYSSA President, SUNY-Oswego, Department of Sociology, Oswego, NY 13126; email

October 12-13, 2004. Population Research Institute Symposium, Nittany Lion Inn, Pennsylvania State University-Park Campus. Theme: “Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities.” Contact: Ann Morris, Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, 601 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802-6211; (814) 863-6607; fax (814) 863-8342; email;

October 14-17, 2004. Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference, University of San Francisco. Theme: “The Challenge of Globalization: Incorporating Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.” Contact Margaret Groarke,

October 15-16, 2004. California Sociological Association Meeting, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. Theme: “The Relevance of Sociology.” For more information, contact Gary Cretser at (909) 869-3889 or email

October 16, 2004. Costume Society of America, Region I (New England and Canadian Maritime Provinces), Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA. Theme: “At Work: An Exploration of Occupational Clothing.” This symposium seeks to explore how people dress for work, as well as the social, cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic significance of workplace attire and appearance. Contact: Aimee E. Newell, Old Sturbridge Village, One OSV Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566; email

October 22-23, 2004. Pennsylvania Sociological Society 54th Annual Conference, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Democracy, Education, Equality: Brown vs. Board of Education and Beyond.” Patricia Hill Collins, Keynote Speaker. For additional information, contact: Ahmad Khalili at (724) 738-2426; email

November 4-7, 2004. Association for Humanist Sociology 2004 Annual Meeting, The Galt House, Louisville, KY. Theme: “Stirring Up Solidarity: Humanists Working Together.” Contact: Mary Chayko at (973) 290-4120 or

December 14-18, 2004. Ninth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), Sharjah/Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Themes: “Post Traditional Environments,” “The Post Global Condition,” and “Questioning and Redefining Authenticity.” Contact: IASTE 2004 Conference, 390 Wurster Hall, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1839; (510) 642-6801; fax (510) 643-5571l; email

March 17-20, 2005. 75th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Wyndham Washington, DC Hotel. Theme: “Sociology and Public Policy.” Email: Tim Clydesdale, Program Chair, at

June 26-28, 2005. Third Joint Conference on Mathematical Sociology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Cosponsored by the Mathematical Section of the American Sociological Association and the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology. For information on the conference, or inquiries on possible scholarly contributions, contact the American organizer, Herm Smith, at, or the Japanese organizer, Dai Nomiya, at


American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program offers small grants and fellowships for researchers who conduct quantitative studies related to education policy and practice that include the analysis of large-scale, national and international data sets such as TIMSS, NAEP, NELS, ECLS, CCD, IPEDS. Funding is available for doctoral students and doctoral-level researchers. The AERA Grants Program supports original research on a wide variety of educational issues that include, but are not limited to: teachers and teaching, student achievement and assessment, curriculum development, mathematics and science education, student and parental attitudes, educational participation and persistence, school finance, early childhood education, and higher education. The deadlines for applications for 2004-2005: September 3, 2004; January 5, 2005; and March 10, 2005. For further information and application requirements, see the website or contact or (805) 964-5264.

American Philosophical Society offers two funding opportunities: (1) Franklin Research Grants and Sabbatical Fellowships. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate, or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Pre-doctoral students are not eligible. The program is designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, and the costs associated with fieldwork or laboratory research expenses. The program does not accept proposals in journalistic writing; for the preparation of textbooks, or teaching aids; or the work of creative and performing artists. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences, or costs of publication. Maximum award: $6000. Deadlines: October 1, December 1. Decisions are reached in late January and in March. Included in the grant is a British Academy Fellowship, offering an exchange post-doctoral fellowship for up to three months’ research in the archives and libraries of London during 2005 in collaboration with the British Academy; (2) Sabbatical Fellowship for the Humanities and Social Sciences: Mid-career faculty of universities and four-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research year, but for whom financial support from the parent institution is available for only part of the 2005-2006 academic year or the calendar year 2006. Candidates must not have had a financially supported leave at any time subsequent to September 1, 2001. The doctoral degree must have been conferred no later than 1997, and no earlier than 1982. Award: $30,000 to $40,000. Deadline: November 1; notification in March. All information and forms for programs can be downloaded at Click on “Grants”. Questions concerning the eligibility of a project or the use of funds are accepted at (215) 440-3429; email Contact: [Name of Program], American Philosophical Society, 104 South 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Program (Course Development) provides faculty members an opportunity to develop or redevelop a course(s) with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load, or as a special offering to select audiences in continuing and/or distance education. We especially encourage the use of internet technology to enhance existing courses, including the creation of instructional websites, interactive technologies, and distance learning links to Canadian universities. Application postmark date: November 1, 2004. For more information see: or

Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship Program promotes research in the social sciences that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to give doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their research in Canada. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant’s conference presentations. Application postmark date: November 1, 2004. For more information see: or

Canadian Studies Research Grant Program promotes research in the social sciences and humanities that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in scholarly publications, thus contributing to the development of Canadian Studies in the United States. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant’s teaching load. Application postmark date: September 30, 2004. For more information see: or

Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 71 lecture, research, and lecture/research awards worldwide in sociology for the 2005-2006 academic year. Awards for both faculty and professionals range from two months to an academic year. While many awards specify project and host institution, there are a number of open “All Disciplines” awards that allow candidates to propose their own project and determine their host institution affiliation. Foreign language skills are needed in some countries, but most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English. The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and research grants worldwide is August 1, 2004. U.S. citizenship is required. For information, other eligibility requirements, and online application, visit our website at

Korea Foundation, a public non-profit organization, undertakes various academic and cultural programs to improve awareness and understanding of Korea worldwide and to foster cooperative relationships with foreign countries. With the goal of expanding academic interest in the field of Korean Studies, the Foundation supports non-Korean experts in the fields of humanities and social sciences in their research on Korea through various fellowship and grant programs, including the Fellowship for Field Research, Fellowship for Korean Language Training, Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Publication Subsidy Program, and Advanced Research Grant. For detailed information and application guidelines about our fellowship and grant programs, refer to the Foundation website ( or contact: Fellowship Program Department, Korea Foundation, 1376-1 Seocho 2-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-072, Korea; +82-2-3463-5614; fax +82-2-3463-6075; email

Lamaze International will fund a study that explores childbirth education classes including their content, teaching strategies, and student-teacher interaction. The preferred research method for this study is ethnography. The research may include any or all of the following: (1) observation of childbirth education classes, (2) interviews or focus group studies with teachers, the women they teach, and pregnant women who choose not to enroll in a childbirth education class. Observation of classes will provide a rich description of the philosophy, the structure, the content, teaching strategies and evaluation methods. The focus group/interviews will give voice to both teachers and women. Researchers are encouraged to study teachers and classes that represent a variety of approaches to childbirth education. Products of the research will include: (1) an interim report summarizing the first year of work, to be delivered at the annual meeting of Lamaze International in October 2005; (2) a final report delivered upon completion of the project by April 30, 2006; and (3) article(s) published in peer reviewed journals. The total amount of funding available is $75,000. Indirect costs, up to a maximum of 8%, are allowed, but total (direct + indirect) costs must not exceed $75,000. An electronic copy of the proposal is due August 16, 2004. The awardee(s) will be notified by October 1, 2004. Research should be scheduled to begin on November 1, 2004. Contact: Lamaze International, Inc., Linda Harmon, Executive Director, 2025 M St., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036; (800) 368-4404 or (202) 367-1128; email

National Humanities Center is calling for applications for its 2005-2006 fellowships. It offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities from September 2005 to May 2006. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Scholars of any age from any nation from any field in the humanities may apply. The Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Fellowships up to $50,000 are individually determined. Applicants submit the Center’s form supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1,000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2004. Application material can be requested from Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, PO Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256; email

National Science Foundation has a program called Innovation and Organizational Change (IOC), which offers funding for research contributing to its mission. It seeks to create and apply fundamental new knowledge with the aim of improving the effectiveness of the design, administration, and management of organizations, including industrial, education, service, government, nonprofit, and voluntary organizations. Additionally, the program seeks a better understanding of how teamwork, coordination, and institutional arrangements contribute to innovation. The program encourages dissemination of knowledge gained from research to organizations and institutions that can implement reforms based on what has been learned. U.S. academic institutions may submit proposals as lead institutions. Multi-organizational arrangements are permitted and encouraged. Arrangements may be with other U.S. academic institutions and nonprofit research organizations on behalf of individuals or groups. Anticipated funding for is $2,200,000, pending the availability of funds in FY2005. Full proposal target dates: August 15 and February 1, annually. Contact: John L. Naman, Program Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, Division of Social and Economic Sciences; (301) 680-3608; fax (703) 292-9068; email

In the News

Richard Alba, University of Albany, and Victor Nee, Cornell University, were quoted or mentioned for their book, Remaking the American Mainstream, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Choice, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, and The National Review Online in 2003 and 2004. They were also interviewed on WMAC’s (Albany, NY) “The Book Show,” which aired August 6, 2003. Richard Alba was interviewed on WASO (New Orleans) on August 21, 2003, and on WBEZ’s “Odyssey” on March 10.

Karl Alexander, Johns Hopkins University, had his research on holding children back in school mentioned in the April 6 Christian Science Monitor.

Douglas Anderton, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in an April 24 Associated Press article about researchers studying causes of death. The article appeared in USA Today, Newsday, Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, and others.

Stanley Aronowitz, City University of New York-Graduate Center, was mentioned in the January 5 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education for his 2000 book, The Knowledge Factory, and in the fall 2003 issue of the journal Peer Review, which was devoted to the topic of the importance of writing throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

William Brustein, University of Pittsburgh, was a guest on the talk radio program The Jim Bohannon Show on April 28. He spoke about his new book Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe before the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press) and the resurgence of anti-Semitism.

Tony Carnes was quoted in an April 18 article in the New York Times about African immigrant churches in New York City.

Mark Chaves, University of Arizona, was quoted and his book, Congregations in America, was mentioned in an April 11 Indiana Star article about Easter services for Americans who want to retain Christian identity. His book was also featured in the April 19 U.S. News and World Report.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, had an op-ed published on government response to terrorist threats in the April 23 Home News Tribune and in the April 22 Asbury Park Press. He was also profiled in the June 2004 Harvard Business Review for his research related to disasters.

William C. Cockerham, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and British sociologist Pamela Abbott were interviewed on the BBC radio program Thinking Allowed on March 25. The topic was the continuing mortality crisis in Russia and elsewhere in the former Soviet Union.

Dalton Conley, New York University, was interviewed in the April 12 Time magazine about his research and book about sibling rivalry.

Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, published an op-ed in the March 19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Topeka Capital Journal on why many Iraqis do not trust the United States; another in the May 28 National Catholic Reporter and the New Philadelphia Times Reporter on the war crimes nature of the sexual abuse at Abu Ghraib; and a third in the March 17 Cleveland Free Times analyzing the Vietnam War-era peace movement’s impact on the Iraq War peace movement and the current presidential campaign. He was also quoted in an April 24 Los Angeles Times story on peace education and nonviolent action.

Maxine Leeds Craig, California State University-Hayward, was quoted in the April 30 Denver Post on the meaning of hair care for black women. Her book Ain’t I a Beauty Queen: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race was mentioned.

Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas-Austin, was quoted in an April 21 Dallas Morning News article about a local school district’s success.

George W. Dowdall, Saint Joseph’s University, was quoted about binge drinking and rape among college students in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on February 21 and the Denver Post on February 29. He was interviewed (along with Raquel Bergen, Saint Joseph’s University) about the same topic on Radio Times, broadcast on WHYY-FM and WHYY-TV, Philadelphia, February 18. He was interviewed on KYW-TV, March 15. He was quoted in a story about binge drinking and college sports in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 2.

Riley E. Dunlap, Åbo Akademi University (Finland), was quoted in an April 23 article on “Earth Day” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch concerning the potential impact of environmental issues on the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Susan A. Farrell, Kingsborough Community College, was interviewed on April 24 for NOW with Bill Moyers. The interview aired April 30 in a segment about being religious and pro-choice.

Donna Gaines was interviewed by the New York Times in a February 22 feature about NYC’s prep school punk subculture. She was interviewed about the relationship between punk music and the movie Jackass on French cable station Canal+. On April 3, she was interviewed by the BBC for a radio documentary on Kurt Cobain’s legacy. On April 26 she was mentioned in a story about the forthcoming Ramones documentary, End of the Century. Gaines interviews various band members in the film.

Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University, was quoted in a March 11 New York Times article about the stress suffered by couples trying to become pregnant.

Gary G. Hamilton, University of Washington, was quoted in an April 17 New York Times article about Wal-Mart. Edna Bonacich, University of California-Riverside, was also quoted in the same article.

Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University, wrote a piece for the BBC News Online about Google internet search engine on April 6. She was also interviewed on CNN’s The Flip Side about the same subject on April 29.

Mark D. Hayward, Pennsylvania State University, and Bridget K. Gorman, Rice University, were featured in the April 18 Washington Post about their research on the life expectancy for males and what sort of lifestyles increase longevity.

William B. Helmreich, City University of New York-Graduate Center, was quoted on modern Orthodox rabbis’ conservatism in an April 19 New York Times article.

Dean Hoge, Catholic University, was quoted in an April 5 Detroit Free Press article about a shortage of clergy.

Janice Irvine, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in an April 30 Chicago Tribune article about the “just say no” approach to sex education.

Alice Julier, Smith College, was quoted in an April 21 Baltimore Sun article about the new trends in food.

Akil Kokayi Khalfani, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an April 19 Black Enterprise article on blacks in business in South Africa.

Donald Kraybill, Elizabethtown College, was quoted in an April 19 Washington Post article about Wisconsin’s Amish population growing as more Amish migrate from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin.

Jerry Lembcke, Holy Cross College, was quoted in the March 1 Los Angeles Times and on National Public Radio’s Day to Day show on April 16 for his work on public memory and the Vietnam War.

Julie McMullin, University of Western Ontario, was quoted in an April 19 London Free Press article about her research on self-esteem and age.

Victor Nee, Cornell University, was interviewed on the Kirby Wilbur Show on KVI radio in Seattle on March 22. He was also quoted in the March 22 Miami Herald about Samuel Huntington’s Foreign Policy magazine article. Also quoted in the same article was Douglas Massey, Princeton University.

Kristin Park, Westminster College, was quoted in the Arizona Republic on March 30 about the characteristics of, and stigma experienced by, women and men who choose not to have children.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was quoted in The Nation, April 5, on the protracted litigation associated with the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He was also quoted in the London Independent on March 25 addressing the 15th anniversary of the Exxon disaster.

Harriet Presser, University of Maryland-College Park, was cited on April 12 in the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald for her research, described in Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families. She also wrote an op-ed about low-income single mothers that appeared in the April 20 Baltimore Sun.

Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University, was quoted in an April 19 Tallahassee Democrat article about the definition of marriage.

Dana Rosenfeld, Colorado College, was quoted in the April 6 Colorado Springs Gazette about the post-modern male sexual body.

William Roy, University of California-Los Angeles, was a featured guest on Odyssey, on Chicago Public Radio, on April 23.

Marc Smith, Microsoft Research, was quoted in a January 11 London Sunday Times article about the popularity of eBay. He was also quoted in the April 22 New York Times about Usenet discussion groups.

Pamela Stone, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, was quoted in the March 22 Time magazine about her study of professional women who have left the labor force and are now stay-at-home mothers. Stone discussed her work on NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and Comcast Cable Network’s It’s Your Call. She was also quoted in the March 29 New York Daily News and appeared on The Flip Side on CNN-Financial News.

Ann Swidler, University of California-Berkeley, was profiled in the August 11 Washington Post Style section for her work on love, marriage, and family relationships. The review of her book Talk of Love in Contemporary Sociology was mentioned as well. Also quoted in the article were Robert Bellah, University of California-Berkeley, and Steven M. Tipton, Emory University.

Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota, and Amy Blackstone, University of Maine, were mentioned in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on April 28 and Saint Paul Pioneer Press on April 21 for their research on sexual harassment that was published in the February 2004 American Sociological Review.

Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College, Diane Vaughan, Boston College, and Eric Klinenberg, New York University, all had their research on disasters cited in the April 16 Chronicle of Higher Education.

Rose Weitz had her recent book, Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells Us About Women’s Lives, reviewed by Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times on March 23.

Melissa Wilde, Indiana University-Bloomington, was extensively cited in an April 29 New York Times article about the use of wireless keypads in college classrooms.

Talmadge Wright, Loyola University, was quoted in an April 16 Chicago Tribune article about the use of videogames in advertisements. The article also appeared in the April 22 Houston Chronicle, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Arizona Central.

Caught in the Web

A new website, being used by researchers and students at various universities in Europe and North America, provides an overview of the rise of technocapitalism, its sources and phenomena, the roles of networks, continuous invention and innovation, the experimental firm, innovative capacity, and how technocapitalism fits in with past technological eras and paradigm shifts. There are also many links to fields connected with the rise of techno capitalism, such as biotech, genomics, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and others. List of relevant publications by the author of the site are also provided, and can be requested free of charge. See


P.K. New Student Research Prize. Students are invited to submit a manuscript for the 2004 P.K. New Student Research Competition. The competition is open to students registered at the graduate or undergraduate level during the calendar year 2004. First prize is a cash award of $1,000 plus a Steuben crystal trophy and travel funds. Deadline is December 31, 2004. Eligible manuscripts should report on original research. Research should use the social/behavioral sciences to address, in an applied fashion, a question in the domain (broadly construed) of health or human services. For additional information call (405) 843-5113 or visit

Members' New Books

Ronald L. Akers, University of Florida, and Christine S. Sellers, University of South Florida, Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, 4th Edition (Roxbury, 2004).

Elizabeth M. Armstrong, Princeton University, Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma, Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004).

Amy J. Binder, University of California-San Diego, Contentious Curricula: Afrocentrism and Creationism in American Public Schools (Princeton, 2004).

Michael Bonds, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Race, Politics and Community Development: The Discolor of Money (Haworth Press, 2004).

David L. Brunsma, University of Alabama-Huntsville, The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade (Scarecrow Press, 2004).

Dean J. Champion, Texas A & M International University, Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, 4th edition (Prentice Hall, 2005).

Barbara H. Chasin, Montclair University, Inequality and Violence in the United States: Casualties of Capitalism, 2nd edition (Humanity Books, 2004).

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, editor, Terrorism and Disaster: New Threats, New Ideas (Elsevier, 2003).

Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, Provocateur: Images of Women and Minorities in Advertising, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, editor, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Criminological Perspectives (Elsevier Science, 2004).

Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, Daniel D. Martin, and Kent L. Sandstrom, Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Social Psychology and Sociology (Roxbury, 2003).

James A. Inciardi, University of Delaware, and Karen McElrath, Queen’s University, editors, The American Drug Scene: An Anthology, 4th Edition (Roxbury, 2004).

Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, and Kathleen Gerson, New York University, The Time Divide: Work, Family and Gender Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2004).

William E. Loges, Oregon State University, and Jon Bruschke, Free Press vs. Fair Trials: Examining Publicity’s Role in Trial Outcomes (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004).

William Marsiglio, University of Florida, Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

Martin Patchen, Purdue University, Making Our Schools More Effective: What Matters and What Works (Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 2004).

Larry T. Reynolds and Nancy J. Herman, editors, The Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism (Altamira, 2003).

Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge, Ohio State University, Travels with Ernest: Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide (AltaMira Press, 2004).

Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Tie a Knot and Hang On: Providing Mental Health Care in a Turbulent Environment (Aldine de Gruyter, 2004).

Robert A. Stebbins, University of Calgary, Between Work and Leisure: A Study of the Common Ground of Two Separate Worlds (Transaction Publishers, 2004).

Robert A. Stebbins, University of Calgary, and Margaret Graham, Caledonian University, editors, Volunteering as Leisure/Leisure as Volunteering: An International Assessment (CABI Publishing, 2004).

Zoltan Tarr and Judith T. Marcus, editors, Werner J. Cahnman: Jews and Gentiles: A Historical Sociology of Their Relations (Transaction Publishers, 2004).

Ruth A. Wallace, George Washington University, They Call Him Pastor: Married Men in Charge of Catholic Parishes (Paulist Press, 2003).

Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society (Princeton, 2004).


Elizabeth Borland will join the faculty of The College of New Jersey as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in fall 2004.

David Brain, New College of Florida, was recently in Viseu, Portugal, participating in the Education Conference of the Council for European Urbanism.

James Bruce, Hendrix College, has retired and will continue living in Conway, Arkansas, while also continuing his research in Central Europe on the social and cultural developments in post-communist Poland.

Sue Chizeck, University of Texas-Dallas, is now the editor of NSEE Quarterly, the journal of the National Society for Experiential Education.

Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, had his book, Children of the Great Depression (1974, 1999) cited as the fourth most fascinating child psychology study over the past 50 years by a survey of members of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Donna Gaines read from her latest book, A Misfit’s Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock & Roll Heart, at KGB Bar on February 19. Gaines has also read at underground New York city music and art venues such as Black & White at Continental and from the main stage at CBGB’s.

Jeffrey A. Halley, University of Texas-San Antonio, has received an extension of his Fulbright Fellowship for May-August 2004. He will teach and do research at Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan, concerning attitudes regarding democratic authority, nationalism, and civil society.

Dennis Rome has joined the sociology department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as a full professor.

Allen Scarboro, Augusta State University, has accepted a one-year appointment at the American University in Cairo.

David Sonnenfeld, Washington State University, was an invited guest in April at the United Nations University’s Institute for New Technology (UNU/INTECH), in Maastricht, Netherlands. He gave a research seminar on “Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry” and met with students in INTECH’s PhD program on the policy and economic dimensions of technical change.

Zoltan Tarr attended the Franz Rosenzweig International Conference March 28-April 1, 2004, in Kassel, Germany and gave a paper on “Cahnman’s Relation to Rosenzweig.”

Jeremy Travis, the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center, has been named the president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.

Mary Virnoche and Leah Thompson, Humboldt State University, received a two-year AAUW grant of $7,500 to fund a longitudinal evaluation of the “Expanding Your Horizons” conference for girls.

Charles V. Willie, Harvard University, gave the Keynote Address at an international conference celebrating the 10th Anniversary of South Africa as a democracy and the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Brown v. Board of Education, held April 22-24 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Other Organizations

The Association for the Socioeconomic Analysis of Development and International Conflict announces its inception. The website has quick links to human development indicators and international data collected by various organizations as well as quick link contacts to the media, U.S. and other governments for advocacy, together with theoretical and empirical analysis on contemporary issues. The Association is not a formal organization and does not seek membership. It simply provides themes and ideas toward meaningful social science.

The Society for the Study of Social Problems now has its Agenda for Social Justice Solutions 2004 posted on its website. Visit


LuAnn Aday, University of Texas Health Science Center, was awarded an honorary degree from Purdue University.

April Brayfield, Tulane University, was honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Alicia Cast, Iowa State University, won the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Early Achievement in Research/Artistic Creativity.

Esther Ngan-ling Chow, American University, is a recipient of the Fulbright New Century Scholar Award for the academic year 2004-05.

Jack A. Goldstone, George Mason University, won the 2004 Arnaldo Momigliano Prize and the ASA’s Barrington Moore Award for best article in the field of comparative-historical sociology for his article, “Efflorescences and Economic Growth,” published in the Journal of World History (2002).

Virginia Aldige Hiday, North Carolina State University, was awarded an Alumni Outstanding Research Award for 2004.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, American University-Cairo, received the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences.

Ivy Kennelly, George Washington University, is the recipient of the District of Columbia Sociological Society’s Morris Rosenberg Merit Award for Recent Achievement.

Korni Swaroop Kumar, State University of New York-Potsdam, has received the 2004 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

John A. Michael is the recipient of the District of Columbia Sociological Society’s Stuart A. Rice award for Career Achievement.

Paul T. Murray, Siena College, was presented the Jerome Walton Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2004.

Kim Nguyen, University of Maryland, is the recipient of the District of Columbia Sociological Society’s Student Paper Award.

Barbara J. Risman, North Carolina State University, has received the Katherin Jocher-Belle Boone Beard Award from the Southern Sociological Society.

Charles V. Willie, Harvard University, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on May 20 from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA.

James Willis, University of Massachusetts-Boston, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend to support his research on the transportation of British convicts.

Lele Yang, Catholic University of America, won the Honorable Mention prize of the Student Paper Competition of the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

Zhen Zeng and Justin Thomas, Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, are the first recipients of Marshall Weinberg Research Fellowships.


Thomas R. Forrest

Thomas R. Forrest died of cancer on January 27, 2004. Tom had been a long-time member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 11, 1944. Tom received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and both MA and PhD in sociology from the Ohio State University. He originally specialized in the sociology of organizations and worked with the Disaster Research Center, then at Ohio State University.

Tom joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 1973 and taught there for 30 years as assistant and associate professor. During that time, he taught thousands of students in many courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Gender Roles, and the Sociology of Work. He also assisted students in independent studies and internships. He supported students, he listened to students, and he liked students. He had a true open-door policy, both for his students and his colleagues.

Tom’s experience of living through Hurricane Hugo in 1989 led him to develop a new course, “Crowds, Riots, and Disasters,” focusing on the reactions of human communities to natural and social disasters. Before his cancer was diagnosed, he was conducting research on how communities commemorate disasters, using Hurricane Hugo and its anniversaries as a case study. Most recently, Tom had collaborated with Diane Zablotsky and the late Mike Pearson, on a study of student responses to the events of September 11, 2001. Diane continues that work.

Tom came to the University of North Carolina in a period of rapid growth and, like most of the faculty cohort of that period, worked hard at creating and growing the university. He served as interim chair of the department in 1989-90 and, at different times, as graduate coordinator and undergraduate coordinator in sociology. He also was one of the founders of the Women’s Studies program at Charlotte.

In the early 1980s, Tom taught at the University of Reading, in England. After that, he enjoyed many trips throughout England and maintained numerous friendships in London, Reading, and southern England. He was also a great fan of the North Carolina mountains and the beach at Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.

As a specialist in the sociology of organizations and of disasters, Tom worked with a variety of community groups involved in preparedness planning. He was a member and chair of the Mecklenburg County Local Emergency Planning and Advisory Committee and active in the Contingency Planners Association of the Carolinas, a group focusing on emergency preparedness for businesses.

Tom is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Kam Forrest of Canton, Ohio, his nieces, and his new grandniece. In addition, Tom is survived by a multitude of friends, colleagues, and students. Tom was also a seeker of spirituality in daily life. Brought up as a Christian Scientist, he had attended the Charlotte Friends Meeting in recent years. His memorial service was held at the Meeting in early February. He is remembered as generous, sweet-natured, funny, and intelligent, and will be intensely missed by all who knew him.

Janet E. Levy, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


New Section-in-Formation for Astrosociology. A new ASA section is being formed that focuses sociological inquiry on the interrelationships between human activities in outer space and society. Details are available at See the Inaugural Essay for a complete definition and discussion. An online astrosociology Section-in-Formation Petition is available at All interested members are encouraged to “sign” and submit it! Contact: Jim Pass,, PO Box 1129, Huntington Beach, CA 92647; (714) 317-6169; email

Rabel J. Burdge offers the following journals and books for free to an institution or individual if they will pay the postage. He will package and send: Rural Sociology: (Volume 17-22; 1952-1957 and Volume 24-68; 1959-2003); The Rural Sociologist (and the previous issues of Newsline); Sociologia Ruralis (1993-2001 only); classic textbooks in rural sociology, to include Loomis and Beagle, Slocum, Rogers, and many others. Contact: Rabel J. Burdge, Sociology/Environmental Studies, Arntzen Hall 510, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9081; (360) 650-7521; fax (360) 650-7295; home (360) 676-9892; email

Robert W. Habenstein Fellowship Fund. The Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia has established a fund in honor of Emeritus Professor Robert “Hobby” Habenstein, who was involved in educating and training hundreds of sociology students during his tenure in the Department from 1950-1981. The fund provides support for doctoral students who have passed their comprehensive exams and are conducting research and writing leading to a dissertation. It recognizes Hobby’s long research career in the areas of theory, occupations and professions, the family, and aging, as well as his many contributions to the profession. Join us in honoring him by contributing to the fund. Make checks payable to “Department of Sociology—Habenstein Fund.” Contributions and requests for information: Jay Gubrium, Chair, Department of Sociology, 312 Middlebush Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-6100; email

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Are you planning to visit Madrid, Spain, for business or pleasure? Young, enthusiastic, English-speaking sociology department at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid would welcome you as a guest speaker in our (non-funded) weekly departmental seminar series. Contact Rosemary Barberet at

Zimbabwe Open University is looking for book donations for its Library and Information Service system (LIS). The LIS is seeking books in print or electronic format on the following subjects: educational administration, English and communication, geography and environmental sciences, mathematics and statistics, business administration, counseling, nursing, special education, psychology, agricultural management, media studies, industrial and labor regulation, accounting, banking, finance, marketing, human resource management, and business leadership. Direct correspondence to J.L. Maenzanise, Director of LIS, The Zimbabwe Open University, Stanley House 3rd Floor Crn Jason Moyo / First St., PO Box MP 1119, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.

New Publications

The Du Bois Review. Editor(s): Lawrence Bobo and Michael Dawson, Harvard University. This new peer-reviewed journal is devoted to research and criticism on race in the social sciences. It provides a forum for discussion and increased understanding of race and society from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, communications, public policy, psychology, and history. Each issue contains an editorial overview, invited lead essays, original research papers, and review essays covering current books, controversies, and research threads.

The works of Oliver Cromwell Cox are now in printed format, and are being offered for sale exclusively at The Oliver Cromwell Cox Emporium: Books available are Capitalism and American Leadership, Capitalism As a System, and The Foundations of Capitalism as a set; also Caste, Class and Race; Race: A Study in Social Dynamics; and Race Relations: Elements and Social Dynamics. All have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. Contact: The Oliver Cromwell Cox Online Institute, PO Box 362, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170; email

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New Programs

The University of Minnesota-Duluth will begin offering an MA in Criminology within the Department of Sociology/Anthropology beginning in the fall of 2005.