July-August 2008 Issue • Volume 36 • Issue 6

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Looking Forward to the 2008 ASA Annual Meeting in Boston

Race Relations and Immigration in Boston

by Silvia Domínguez, Northeastern University

Race relations and immigration are often considered as two distinct subjects and few scholars specialize in how they are intertwined, but events that have marked the perception of race relations in Boston derive from the city’s long history as a continuing immigration gateway. Waves of immigrants have fueled Boston’s growth and prosperity while simultaneously fueling episodes of ethnic and racial strife and violence. Two racially charged events have become emblematic of Boston’s struggle to accept the inclusion of minorities in Boston—a city that now finds itself a diverse population where immigrants primarily fuel the growth and whites are a minority.

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international perspectives

Report on the Executive Meeting of the International Sociological Association

Val Moghadam, Purdue University and member of the Executive Committee and the National Associations Liaison Committee, Representing ASA

Rovaniemi, Finland, April 1, 2008—Some might doubt that the Arctic Circle would be an appropriate venue for a meeting of the executive committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA), whose members hail from Nigeria, Israel, the Philippines, and Brazil, among other warm climes. On the other hand, who would not want to see the home of Santa Claus? And so the executive committee met in Rovaniemi, Finland, between March 25 and 29, at the invitation of the Finnish associations of sociology and political science, which were holding a joint conference there.

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The 2008 ASA Election Results
Are In ...

Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California-Berkeley, has been elected to serve as the 101st President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2009-2010. John Logan of Brown University has been elected Vice President-Elect. Glenn and Logan will assume their respective offices in August of 2009, following a year of service as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, respectively. Glenn and the 2010 Program Committee are responsible for shaping the ASA Annual Meeting, which will be held August 14-17, 2010, in Atlanta.

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