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The Sands of San Francisco

The fifth article in a series highlighting the sociological context of ASA's next Annual Meeting location . . . San Francisco

A visitor to San Francisco, as to any city, takes in the scene and accepts it at face value. Hic Rhodus, hic salta. This, like any other, is a city of realms: specialized business districts, racialized neighborhoods, rich and poor, manufacture and finance. It has a certain order, built up over time and fixed in large buildings, streets, and transit lines. On the left is the Montgomery Street financial district, on the right the Union Square shopping district. Just beyond lies the Tenderloin, a classic area of cheap hotels, and beyond that the Civic Center. To the north you’ll find the Nob and Russian hill high rent districts, and below them to the east Chinatown and North Beach with its Italian cafes. All seemingly permanent and immutable.

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ASA Election Results: Epstein Elected ASA President; Smith-Lovin Vice President

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been elected to serve as the 97th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2005-2006. Lynn Smith-Lovin of Duke University has been elected Vice President. Epstein and Smith-Lovin will assume their respective offices in August of 2005, following a year of service as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, respectively. Epstein and the 2006 Program Committee are responsible for shaping the ASA Annual Meeting, which will be held in New York, August 12-15, 2006. As President, Epstein also will serve as Chair of the ASA Council, which governs the Association and its policies.

2004 Major ASA Award Winners

ASA proudly announces seven recipients of the ASA 2004 awards. These outstanding scholars will be recognized at the 2004 Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 15, at 4:30 pm.

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