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In the December 2003 issue of Footnotes the name of the author of Ruth Hill Useem’s obituary was inadvertantly omitted. Ann Cottrell, San Diego State University, was the author of Useem’s obituary.

Call for Papers and Conferences

Association for Humanist Sociology 2004 Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2004, Galt House, Louisville, KY. Theme: “Stirring Up Solidarity: Humanists Working Together.” We welcome proposals for creative and/or alternative presentation formats, as well as papers, symposia, and panels, for our unique conference. Submission deadline: June 7, 2004. Send an abstract or three-sentence proposal for a presentation, paper, session or alternative format to: Mary Chayko, 2004 AHS Program Chair, Sociology Department, College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960-6989; (973) 290-4120; fax (973) 290-4676; email

Canadian History of Education Association 13th Biennial Conference, October 21-24, 2004, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Theme: “Interdisciplinarity in the Practice and Theory of Educational Histories.” Paper or panel proposals must include: the name, institutional affiliation, and contact addresses and email of the presenter, an abstract of 250 words and a one-page curriculum vitae that gives details on qualifications, publications, and current research. For panel proposals, include this information for each presenter. Send the proposal via email attachment, fax, or regular post to the Chair of the Programme Committee by April 2, 2004. The Conference website is currently under construction. Registration forms will be available in the near future at Contact: Paul Stortz, Chair, Programme Committee, Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4; (403) 220-8479; fax (403) 282-8479; email

Communal Studies Association Annual Conference, September 30-October 2, 2004, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA. Theme: “Journeys and Travels.” Papers welcome on any aspect of communal or utopian life, past or present. Submission deadline: April 1, 2004. Send one-page abstract and curriculum vitae to Elizabeth De Wolfe, University of New England, Dept. of History, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME 04005; email

Fourth Carework Conference, August 13, 2004, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Bridging Carework Research, Advocacy, and Policy.” This year’s conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, and advocates involved in various domains of carework. For more information about the conference, and to join ongoing discussions, subscribe to the carework listserv by contacting Clare Stacey, the list administrator, at: Also see: Contact: Jacquelyn Litt, Acting Director of Women’s Studies, 349 Catt Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50014; (515) 294-9733; email; Mary K. Zimmerman, University of Kansas, 4038 Varnes Center, KUMC, Kansas City, KS 66106; (785) 864-9431/(913) 588-2688; fax (913) 383-8502; email

International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) Conference, November 10-14, 2004, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World.” For the Families and Quality of Life track (SP 41) we are looking for contributions to the paper sessions, workshops, roundtables, and poster sessions. Send a 100- to 150-word abstract. Your proposal, which will be reviewed by May 15, 2004, should be sent to all four following email addresses:; Jerri Bourjolly University of Pennsylvania,; Roberta Iversen, University of Pennsylvania,; and Georg Mueller, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Deadline: April 15, 2004.

Joint Meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association and the 15th Conference on the Small City, September 30 & October 1, 2004, Stevens Point, WI. Theme: “Governing the Small City.” Other co-sponsors include the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the Wisconsin Political Science Association, and the Center for the Small City at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Contact: Robert Greene, President, Wisconsin Sociological Association,, or Robert Wolensky, Center for the Small City, Deadline: May 31, 2004.

Rouge Forum Institute on Education and Society, June 24-27, 2004, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY. This interactive conference will focus on creating and promoting ideas, programs, and strategies for actively resisting inequality, racism, sexism, and irrationalism in formal and informal educative settings. Send a one-page abstract of your proposal to Stephen C. Fleury ( by April 15, 2004. Visit the Rouge Forum website for details on registration, housing, and travel:

Undergraduate Political Science and Sociology Student Convention, April 9, 2004, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Theme: “Ideas, Institutions, and Society.” Undergraduate students and their sponsoring faculty members are invited to participate in student panels in American Politics, International Relations, and Sociology, and in student paper presentations with an Award for Best Paper ($50). Proposals must include a title, abstract, student name(s), email address(es), and the name of the faculty member who is serving as a sponsor. Abstracts must clearly identify a research question or policy problem and discuss the research strategy that will be used to address the question or problem. Email submission is recommended. Send sociology proposals to Nancy Mezey ( and political science proposals to Joseph Patten ( Paper proposals are due February 16, 2004. Full papers are due March 17 to be considered for the award.


Advances in Gender Research, Volume 9. Co-editors Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos. Volume 9 is an international volume, and the first to be published both in print and electronically. Papers and proposals should focus on the global nature of gender research. We are looking for original manuscripts pertaining to new developments in the study of gender from various feminist frameworks. Theoretical, empirical, or applied material dealing with any nation or region or taking a comparative perspective are welcome. All manuscripts must be in English and submitted electronically (WordPerfect or MSWord) and all contributors must be able to communicate with the editors and the publisher via email. One page abstracts or drafts of papers should reach the editors no later than March 15, 2004. To submit materials or for additional information, contact: Marcia Texler Segal, Office of Academic Affairs, Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150-6405; (812) 941- 2210; fax (812) 941-2170; email, and Vasilikie Demos, Division of the Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267; (320) 589-2648; fax (320) 589-6117; email

African Americans in Rural Areas and Small Towns. Articles wanted for an edited book. All areas related to this topic are acceptable for review. Articles should be approximately 5,000 words, although there may be some flexibility. Articles should be unpublished with an emphasis on scholarship, able to serve as a reference or guide to other researchers. Deadline: May 1, 2004. Send submissions to be considered via email as a Word attachment to

Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research. Special issue on “Children and Global, Commercial Culture.” Dan Cook, University of Illinois, Guest Editor. We invite the submission of papers that will focus on commercialized children’s culture and practice in the context of an increasingly globalizing marketplace. We especially welcome papers that examine children and their childhoods in “third-world” or “Global South” countries and contexts, as we envision an issue that traverses varied ethnicities and localities. Deadline: April 15, 2004. Contact Dan Cook,

Children in Developing and Transitional Societies. We invite brief proposals for papers for a new volume on the lives of children in developing countries and transitional societies. This new volume will include interdisciplinary approaches—from demography, economics, political science, sociology and social anthropology—that explore key elements of children’s lives, ranging from children’s health, development, education, work, and household circumstances to the social organization of childhood and parenting. The volume will be edited by World Bank research economist Elizabeth King and sociologists Emily Hannum and Bruce Fuller. We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in papers that consider the interactions between educational institutions and the other contexts in which children develop, such as the family and the community. Accepted papers will appear in Children in Developing and Transitional Societies, the 2004 edition of the annual series, Research in Sociology of Education. Paper proposals from outside of sociology are welcome. A one- to two-page outline must be submitted by April 1, 2004. The outline should focus on your research question, theoretical framing and contribution, original data, and method of analysis. Contact: Bruce Fuller, Tolman Hall 3659, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; email

Food, Culture, and Society, Fall 2004. Theme: “Global Food Systems.” The fall 2004 issue of FCS will feature articles that look at ways of understanding globalization through food studies, past, present, and future. Submitted manuscripts should report original work not previously published and not in press or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted via email, in Word, using a recognized citation format. Manuscripts will receive a blind peer review. Submission deadline: May 1, 2004. Contact Warren Belasco, c/o American Studies Dept., University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250; (202) 291-4756; email

Integrating Women into Theory Courses. Call for syllabi and instructional resources that illustrate ways to incorporate women sociologists into sociological theory courses. Submissions that include the work of early women sociologists in classical theory courses are particularly encouraged. Submissions for consideration should include, but are not limited to, syllabi, classroom exercises, assignments, individual and group projects, video and film suggestions. Submission deadline is May 1, 2004. Forward a hard copy and a disk with MS Word file to: Jan Thomas, Kenyon College, Department of Sociology, Gambier, OH 43022; (740) 427-5097; email

Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) requests submissions for its fall 2004 issue. The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. Submissions will be accepted until June 1, 2004. Send as an email attachment a word-processed document (not pdf) of the paper and a brief biographical statement to: Postal mail contact: Roger Nemeth, Editor, Michigan Sociological Review, Department of Sociology, Hope College, Holland, MI 49422-9000.

Punk and Hardcore: Contemporary Approaches. The focus of this edited book is the contemporary (post 1980) punk and hardcore scenes. The book will consider issues such as resistance, commodification, social class, geography, identity (gender, race, sexual diversity, etc.), and activism. Contributions will not only describe scenes and struggles within punk but will clearly identify the larger political and theoretical issues at stake. The editors invite submissions of about 4,000-6,000 words written for academic readers as well as punks looking for serious discussion of their movement. The book will be published by an academic press. Deadline: July 1, 2004. Inquiries should be sent electronically to

The Quality and Quantity of Contact: African Americans and Whites on College Campuses, revised edition. Topics related to all aspects of the college campus are desired: students, faculty, staff, administration, surrounding community and more. There is a strong need to include a significant quantity of articles that focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, an area neglected in the first edition. The editor also desires, somewhat contrary to the previous edition, to limit the length of each article in an attempt to include more authors and more topics. Articles submitted for review should be no more than about 3,500 words, unpublished and scholarly—able to be used as a reference or guide to others who may want to do research on this topic. Deadline: May 1, 2004. Send submissions to be considered via email as a Word attachment to


April 14-16, 2004, National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 448-4709; email

April 21-24, 2004, Internet, Media, and Mental Health 2004 Conference, Carlton Crest Hotel, Brisbane, Australia. “Information, Influence and IT” will focus on the overlaps between media and Internet, Internet and mental health, and mental health and the media. Contact: Stephanie Gurr, Event Manager, Intermedia Convention & Event Management, PO Box 1280, Milton QLD 4064 Australia; direct +617 3858 5416; switch +617 3858 5410; fax +617 3858 5516; email

April 24, 2004, New England Sociological Association 2004 Spring Conference, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Theme: “Perspectives on Culture and Socialization: Explorations of National and Global Communities.” Contact: Shirley A. Jackson, Department of Sociology, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515; phone (203) 392-5676; email

April 29-May 1, 2004, Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Contact: Corwin Smidt, Director, The Henry Institute, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; email

April 30, 2004, Stony Brook University Department of Sociology Graduate Student Ethnography Conference. Theme: “Ethnographies of Practice: From Suburbia to the Globe.” Contact: Tyson Smith, Department of Sociology, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794; email

May 13-14, 2004, Social Capital Foundation Conference, Brussels, Begium. Theme: “The Future of the Family—Decomposition or Recomposition?” All information can be found on our website: Programmes and registration forms can be downloaded from www.socialcapital

June 11-13, 2004, International Sociological Association’s Division on Sociotechnics/Sociological Practice (RC26) Conference, Molyvos, on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Theme: “Social Capital and Social Transformations in the Age of Glocalization.” Contact: George Tsobanoglou, President of RC26, at

July 5-9, 2004, Congress of the Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française (AISLF), Tours, France. Contact: Odile Saint Raymond, phone 33 (0)5 61 50 43 74; fax 33 (0)5 61 50 46 60.

August 24-27, 2004, Global Awareness Society International 13th Annual Conference, Moscow, Russia. Theme: “Finance and Development in a Global Society.” Contact: James C. Pomfret, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; (570) 389-4504; fax (570) 389-3599; email

October 28-31, 2004, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.”


The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2004 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to 11 months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2004. For more information and applications, contact the American Institute of Indian Studies, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 702-8638; email

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies. Academics, researchers and independent scholars from any country, field, or discipline may qualify. Preference is given to scholars with a PhD or other highest degree in their field who have been employed in scholarly activities at an institution of higher learning during the last four years (excluding displacement or prohibition); who demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise; and whose selection is likely to benefit the academic community in the home and/or host country or region. Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. Applications and nominations should be made to the Fund’s Selection Committee. Institutions interested in hosting a particular scholar should submit a letter with the scholar’s application. Fellowships are awarded to institutions for support of specific individuals, to be matched in most cases by the institution or a third-party. Fellowship recipients are expected to continue their work in safety at the host institution. Fellowships from three months to one year will be considered with up to 25 fellowships awarded annually. The maximum award is U.S. $20,000. Emergency applications receive urgent consideration. Non-emergency applicaions will be considered according to the following schedule: Fall 2003: received by October 1; decision by December 1. Winter 2004: received by January 1; decision by March 1. Spring 2004: received by April 1; decision by June 1. To apply or to learn how your institution might host an SRF scholar, contact: IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships, 809 U.N. Plaza, Second Floor, New York, New York 10017; (212) 984-5472; fax (212) 984-5401; email

The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Fellowships in behavioral sciences research on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. Fellows will develop knowledge and skills through formal training and hands-on research at one of the nation’s largest non-profit research institutes funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and affiliated with Columbia University. Stipends are $19,968 for predocs and range from $34,200 to $50,808 for postdocs, depending upon years of experience. See Apply to

The Open Society Institute-Baltimore announces the seventh round of its Community Fellowships Program that provides up to ten awards to individuals who wish to work in Baltimore City in public or community service. The Community Fellowships Program was established by the Open Society Institute (OSI) to assist individuals wishing to apply their educational and professional attainments in service to disadvantaged communities. The goal of these fellowships is to encourage public and community service careers, to expand the number of mentors and role models available to youth in inner-city neighborhoods, and to promote initiatives and entrepreneurship that will empower those communities to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life for their residents. Applicants may either: (1) apply for a fellowship to work at a nonprofit organization; or (2) apply for a fellowship to start a project. In cases where the fellowship takes place at an organization, applicants must secure sponsorship from that host organization. Fellowship awards are in the amount of $48,750 for a term of 18 months. Other entities, including the host organization, may augment the stipend. OSI may provide limited relief for graduate school debt payments on a case-by-case basis. The Open Society Institute expects host organizations to provide medical benefits, space, and overhead costs as necessary. In cases of extreme hardship, OSI will reimburse the host organization or individual for the cost of medical insurance. For more information about Community Fellowships or to receive an application, call the Open Society Institute-Baltimore office at (410) 234-1091. Deadline: March 8, 2004.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research for highly qualified individuals to undertake broad studies of the most challenging policy issues in health and health care facing America. Grants of up to $275,000 are awarded to investigators from a variety of disciplines. Successful proposals combine creative and conceptual thinking with innovative approaches to critical health problems and policy issues. Applicants must be affiliated either with educational institutions or with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the United States. Deadline for a letter of intent: April 1, 2004. See the following websites for a complete Call for Applications: or or call (732) 932-3817.

In the News

Christine A. Bachrach, National Institutes of Health, was quoted in a January 19 Washington Post article about controversies surrounding research funded by the NIH.

Virginia Garcia Beaudoux and Orlando D’Adamo, both from the University of Belgrano in Argentina, were quoted in the January 17 Washington Post about the effects of Argentina’s economic crisis on Argentine society and culture.

Michael Botnick, University of British Columbia, was quoted in a January 20 Oregonian article about men not being ashamed to shed tears.

William Brustein, University of Pittsburgh, had his December 18 lecture at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on his new book, “Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust,” cited in the New York Times and Washington Post.

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, was quoted in a January 18 San Francisco Chronicle article about youth entering the competitive sports center arena.

Dan Cook, University of Illinois, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article on November 29 regarding his research on marketing to children.

Peter Donaldson, Population Council, wrote an article about the demographics of child births 2,000 years ago and today that appeared in the December 23 Washington Post.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in the January 4 Boston Globe on the rising housing costs in the Boston area. He and Saul Landau wrote an article in the on-line edition of American Prospect on why George W. Bush may have a vested interest in preventing Saddam Hussein from incriminating his one-time American allies at his trial.

Michael Dupre, St. Anselm College, was quoted in the January 27 New York Times in an article about political endorsements. He was also quoted in a January 26 Sacramento Bee article about the Democratic presidential race in New Hampshire.

Bonnie Erickson, University of Toronto, was quoted in an October 12, 2003, Wall Street Journal article about the burgeoning trend of social discussion groups. The article also appeared in the January 8 St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania, appeared on the Parents’ Journal segment on National Public Radio on January 23. He spoke about late adolescence and early adulthood.

Malcolm W. Klein, University of Southern California, was quoted in the January 17 New York Times on street gangs in cities.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, commented on the image of the city of Houston in relation to the Super Bowl. His comments appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Christian Science Monitor, KHOU, Washington Post, and MSNBC.

Michele Lamont, Harvard University, was quoted in the New York Times on November 13, 2003, in an article on Iraq and French views of the United States.

Daniel T. Lichter, Ohio State University, was cited in the January 18 New York Times and the January 23 Salt Lake Tribune about the Bush administration’s marriage proposal plan. He was also quoted in the January 21 Chicago Tribune about marriage.

Jane McLeod, Indiana University, sang back-up on a John Mellencamp song for an upcoming movie starring Gene Hackman.

Pamela Oliver, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was quoted in a January 19 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the topic of the racial demographics of prison populations versus the Wisconsin counties.

Kristin Park, Westminster College, was quoted in the November 11 Pittsburgh Post Gazette about her research on voluntary childlessness. The story also ran in the New Castle News and the Wichita Falls Times Record News.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was interviewed on Canadian radio (CBC New Brunswick) on the Fredericton morning show, September 18, and on CBC radio in Kingston, September 26. The latter interview also aired on CBC radio in Halifax, Calgary, Ottawa, London, and on Metro Morning Toronto. Perkins was quoted about social norms interventions to reduce alcohol abuse with Canadian students in the Fredericton Daily Gleaner on September 19.

Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachussetts-Lowell, appeared on Newton (Mass) Cable twice: once in November 2003 discussing peace in the Middle East based on his recent trip to Jerusalem, Israel and then on January 14 discussing the Dover Amendment, a law that allows religious and non-profit organizations to bypass certain zoning requirements. His book review/essay of Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret in Key West appeared in Forward, a national journal, on December 19, 2003.

Nestor Rodriguez, University of Houston, was quoted in a January 20 San Antonio Express-News article about President Bush’s immigration proposal.

Roger Roots, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, presented his research on the evolution of American policing in the On the Firing Line radio program on January 28.

Ruth P. Rubinstein, Fashion Institute of Technology, was quoted in a January 23 New York Times article about the dress code in the Martha Stewart court case.

Clinton Sanders, University of Connecticut, was quoted in a January 30 Chicago Tribune article about people’s need to collect things or their resistance to throw things away.

Vladimir Shlapentokh, Michigan State University, wrote an op-ed in the August 18 New York Times on the state of sociological research in Russia.

Wendy Simonds, Georgia State University, was quoted in a January 28 Christian Science Monitor article about the technology available allowing parents to more easily track their children.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, published an op-ed in the Washington Post on January 25 on affordable housing.

Judith Stacey, New York University, was quoted in a January 12 International Herald Tribune article about gay fathers in the stay-at-home dad role. The article also appeared in the January 12 New York Times.

Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College, was quoted by the Associated Press in an article about fraternity initiation rituals involving animal abuse.

Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote an article on the influence of computers on culture in the January 28 Chronicle of Higher Education.

Michele Wakin, University of California-Santa Barbara, was quoted in the November 30 Los Angeles Times about the survival strategies of the homeless in Santa Barbara.

Rose Weitz was quoted as an expert on hair and appearance in the November issue of Allure magazine and the November 28 Jewish Daily Forward. She was also interviewed in the January 14 Village Voice about her book, Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells Us About Women’s Lives. She was also recently interviewed by German Public Radio, the Arizona Republic, and the East Valley Tribune.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was a principal contributor to “Is Friendster Changing our Friendships?” on Wired magazine, January 2004.


Alpha Kappa Delta. Each year chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta sponsor a graduate student paper competition. Alpha Kappa Delta welcomes submissions by graduate students who are members of the Society, whether or not they are involved in AKD chapter activities. The paper cannot have been previously published or be under consideration by a professional journal. It must have sociological content and focus, but may be empirical, theoretical, or a critical review of the literature. It may not exceed 35 double-spaced pages including tables, appendices, and references. The deadline is June 1, 2004. For more information contact A. Javier Trevino at

The SSSP Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division conducts an annual Outstanding Scholar competition. The division reviews published books in the field to determine if there is one whose merit deserves an award for Outstanding Scholarship. Nominations are now invited for 2004. 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 (2003) that you feel should be considered for this award, mail or email the nomination to Lloyd Klein, Department of Criminal Justice, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji, MN 56601; email Follow emailed nominations with a mailed hard copy. Nominations must be for treatises; the committee will not consider textbooks, edited volumes, or articles for this award. Include the author(s), book title, publisher, publication date, and brief statement of why you believe this work deserves the Outstanding Scholarship Award. Deadline is April 1, 2004.

Summer Programs

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Summer School and Seminar, Lund University, Sweden, June 5-17. The issue of this first annual program is “The Sciences and Humanities in a Changing World.” Its goal is to foster a comprehensive critical discussion of desirable research strategies and adequate methodologies for the various sciences, including the humanities, and a thorough discussion of the role and impact of the sciences and research on society at large. The program consists of three simultaneously running two-week courses in addition to paper presentations and discussion groups. It is offered to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professors of different disciplines. For information on course topics, scheduling, accommodations, and course credit, see Contact Alf Bang:

Members' New Books

Elijah Anderson, University of Pennsylvania, and Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, editors, Problem of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States (Russell Sage, 2004).

William Brustein, University of Pittsburgh, Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Anthony J. Cortese, Southern Methodist University, Walls and Bridges: Social Justice and Public Policy (SUNY Press, 2004).

Frank Dobbin, Harvard University, editor, The Sociology of the Economy (Russell Sage, 2004).

Elaine Draper, California State University-Los Angeles, The Company Doctor: Risks, Response, and Corporate Professionalism (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003).

Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography (AltaMira Press, 2004).

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (Palgrave, 2004).

Douglas Hartmann, University of Minnesota, Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Protests and Their Aftermath (University of Chicago Press, 2003).

Lily M. Hoffman, City University of New York-City College, with Susan Fainstein and Dennis Judd, Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets and City Space (Blackwell Publishers, 2003).

Michel S. Laguerre, University of California-Berkeley, Urban Multiculturalism and Globalization in New York City (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2003).

M. A. Maslak, St. John’s University, Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls (Routledge/Falmer Press, 2003).

Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University, David Weiman, Barnard College, and Bruce Western, Princeton University, editors, Imprisoning America: The Social Effect of Mass Incarceration (Russell Sage, 2004).

Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, The Genocidal Mind: Toward a Sociological Construct (The Spencer Press, 2004) and Sexual Politics in Nazi Germany: The Persecution of the Homosexuals During World War (The Spencer Press, 2003).

Harriet B. Presser, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003).

Lee Rainwater, Harvard University, and Timothy M. Smeeding, Syracuse University, Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America’s Children in Comparative Perspective (Russell Sage, 2003).

Silke Roth, University of Pennsylvania, Building Movement Bridges: The Coalition of Labor Union Women (Praeger, 2003).

Cynthia Siemsen, California State University-Chico, Emotional Trials: The Moral Dilemmas of Women Criminal Defense Attorneys (Northeastern University Press, 2004).

Hernán Vera, University of Florida, and Andrew Gordon, Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

James R. Zetka, Jr., State University of New York-Albany, Surgeons and the Scope (ILR Press, 2003).


Irwin Deutscher, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Akron, will be spending the month of November in Guildford, England, where he has been appointed Visiting International Fellow at the Institute of Social Research, University of Surrey.

Cynthia “Mil” Duncan will return to the University of New Hampshire this spring as founding director of the Carsey Institute for Families and Communities.

Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was honored with a conference, titled “Comparing Modern Civilization: Pluralism versus Homogeneity,” in November 2003 in Jerusalem that was held in celebration of his 80th birthday. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the Central European University in Budapest on December 5, 2003, in honor of the 40th anniversary of his book Political Systems of Empires.

Jeffrey A. Halley, University of Texas-San Antonio, was Guest Professor at the University of Metz, France, in December 2003.

Eric L. Jensen, University of Idaho, and Jorgen Jepsen co-organized a conference, titled “Youthful Law Violators, Human Rights, and the Development of New Juvenile Justice Systems,” at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain, June 5-6, 2003.

Patricia Yancey Martin, Florida State University, spent November and part of December 2003 as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Trento, Italy, where she taught PhD students field research methods for use in studying organizations.

Stephen J. Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates, CA & IL, has been appointed Lecturer in the Department of Public Affairs & Administration, California State University-Hayward, CA.

Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, ran for Alderman-at-Large (a kind of city councilor) and lost in a November 2003 election in the city of Newton, MA.

Gene Rosa, Washington State University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other Organizations

The Consumers, Commodities and Consumption Research Network, loosely affiliated with ASA, has been in existence for five years serving as forum for sociologists interested in the study of consumption. We have a website, a biannual newsletter, and a listserv. Members have organized ASA Annual Meeting sessions and attended receptions and dinners. We are currently soliciting petitions from those interested in making this group a full ASA Section. If interested, contact Dan Cook directly ( or download a petition from the group’s website


Maxine P. Atkinson, North Carolina State University, was awarded North Carolina State’s Outstanding Service in Support of Teaching and Learning award in October 2003. This award is given in recognition of the creation and support of teaching programs, mentoring, policy formation and advocacy leadership on behalf of teaching.

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, City University of New York-Graduate School, is the 2004 recipient of the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award. This award is given annually to someone who has been an active member of the Eastern Sociological Society and whose scholarship, teaching, and service have been highly meritorious and have made a significant impact on the discipline.

Richard Leo, University of California-Irvine, and Tom Wells, University of Colorado, were awarded a Soros Justice Media Fellow Award from the Open Society Institute. As Fellows, they will complete a study on a multiple-false-confession murder case that led to the conviction of four innocent men.

Jeylan Mortimer, Professor of Sociology, was named the University of Minnesota’s 2004 Dean’s Medalist.

Robin Stryker, Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, was named the newest Scholar of the College in Science.

Nicole Wolensky, University of Iowa, and Bob Wolensky, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was given an award for Pennsylvania regional history by the Harrisburg Patriot newspaper. The award was based on his three books dealing with a flood, a coal mine disaster, and a garment workers’ union—all centered on the northeastern part of the state.


Janet Kohn, the wife of Melvin L. Kohn, a prominent ASA member, died on January 26, 2004.

Egon Mayer, Brooklyn College-CUNY, died at age 59 on January 20 at his home in Laurel Hollow, NY.

Warren A. Peterson, 81, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away August 16, 2003.

T.R. Young, Red Feather Institute and member of the Marxist Section of the ASA, died on February 15 in Rochester, Minnesota, after suffering a long illness.


Gordon Hawkins

Gordon Hawkins, internationally renowned criminologist and former Director of the Sydney University Institute of Criminology, died in Sydney on Sunday, February 29, 2004, at the age of 84. He had fallen ill in October of last year and had complications after heart surgery. Hawkins was a Visiting Professor at several major American law schools. He was headhunted to Sydney in 1961 to lead the study of criminology, having a background as a soldier, a philosopher at the University of Wales and at Oxford, and as a prison governor. He became an academic star in the field of criminology, collaborating with Norval Morris in the famous Honest Politician’s Guide to Crime Control (1970) and a series of penetrating studies of key penal issues, notably on gun control (1987) and incapacitation (1995) with Franklin Zimring, and imprisonment in America (1981) with Michael Sherman. Hawkin’s own book The Prison: Policy and Practice (1976) reflected on his background as a former prison administrator and master of relevant research. Hawkins was a beautiful writer and a charming and witty speaker. Generations of Sydney University law students between his arrival in 1961 and his retirement from teaching in 1984 were influenced by his words, both in the university theatres and in select cafes and pubs of downtown Sydney. This influence flowed through to a significant degree into state and federal penal policy, particularly in the 1970s. His wife Stephanie and three daughters survive him.

Judge Greg Woods, District Court of New South Wales, Australia

Margaret Stacey

Margaret (Meg) Stacey, Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Warwick, influential medical sociologist, unceasing advocate for the rights of women and the welfare of children, and lifelong champion of human rights and peace died Tuesday, February 10, after a struggle with congestive heart failure. She was 81.

Her long and distinguished career included faculty positions at University College, Swansea (now called University of Wales), and the University of Warwick, where she chaired the Sociology Department (l974-1979), the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Studies (l985-1989), and the Management Committee of the Nursing Policy Studies Centre (1985-1989), which she had established. She held numerous visiting professorships and lectureships in California, Ohio, South Africa, Iceland, Central America, Finland, Canada, and Australia.

Other honors came her way: She was elected president of the British Sociological Association in l98l. In l987 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Swansea. Keele University gave her the honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1989. The University of Warwick opened its Center for Health and Society in 1999 with an international conference honoring her and her work. On that occasion she noted the theme of her life’s work: “The question of suffering has underpinned much of the work I tried to do over the years, particularly the suffering which we human beings inflict on one another, individually or collectively.”

Although she had done early work on community studies with a classic study of Banbury and a later follow-up, her most notable achievements were in the sociology of health and illness/medical sociology, a field that she helped pioneer and shape. She was a key figure in the establishment of the British Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Group. Her empirical work on children in hospitals, the division of labor in health care, regulating British medicine, her conceptual writing on constructions of health and illness, medical accountability and ethics, and recent writing on genetics and assisted reproduction generated significant works that other non-medical sociologists and policymakers read. Talented students, attracted by these writings and her substantial reputation as a generous mentor and teacher, flocked to take degrees with her and go on to their own productive careers.

However, Meg Stacey was no “arm chair sociologist.” Passionately devoted to enhancing public good, she was an indefatigable participant on innumerable regional and local boards of organizations concerned with women’s and children’s well being and at the national level served eight years (1976-1984) on the General Medical Council, which regulates British medicine. A vigorous feminist she was at the forefront of numerous struggles around women’s issues. Her feminism also suffused her writing. Her 1981 book, Women, Power and Politics (co-authored with Marion Price and published by Tavistock), won the Fawcett Prize. Her challenge to accepted conceptualizations of the public/private divide and the division of labor took feminist thinking in new directions. In 1999 she went to Montenegro, Republic of Yugoslavia, to confer and work for peace with Women in Black.

Meg Stacey was born March 27, 1922, in London, where she was educated at the City of London School for Girls. In 1943 she took the B.Sc. (Economics) with First Class Honors at the London School of Economics. In l944 she served as Labour Officer in the Royal Ordnance Factory. After marrying Frank Stacey, a political scientist, in 1945 while he was on leave from military service in Germany, she was a tutor at Oxford until l95l. In 1951 she followed Frank to Swansea, where Frank had a post in the Politics Department of University College, Swansea. She was “unwaged, but not unemployed, being busy rearing children and writing Tradition and Change,” as two interviewers described it later. She got a job in 1961 in the Swansea Sociology Department, where she advanced to Senior Lecturer in 1970 and was seconded in 1972 as Director of the Medical Sociology Research Center.

In l974 they moved to the Midlands where she joined the University of Warwick faculty and Frank joined the University of Nottingham faculty. (Frank Stacey died in l977, leaving an important book on ombudsmen, which Meg completed.) Meg retired from the University of Warwick in l989.

Her companion, Jennifer Lorch of Leamington Spa; her sister, Elizabeth Sells of Bath; five children, Patricia Baldwin, Richard Stacey, Kate Sarson, Peter Stacey, Michael Stacey, 16 grandchildren, and one great grandchild survive her.

Although she took pleasure in her professional accomplishments, Meg also thoroughly enjoyed her large family and circle of colleagues and students; many became her close friends. Witty and fun loving, she set many a gracious dinner table for family and friends. Among other memorable recollections were conferences where music for dancing would bring Meg and her friends to the floor, joyfully enlivening the occasion.

Services were held February 19 at Catthorpe Manor in Leicestershire and burial was at Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground, New Clark’s Farm, Warwickshire.

Virginia Olesen, University of California-San Francisco


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