March 2008 Issue • Volume 36 • Issue 3

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ASA Sections

ASA Sections are a means of increasing communication and interaction among persons of similar interests within the framework of larger organizations. While sections facilitate relationships and work among persons with a common interest, they also provide an opportunity for individuals to participate actively in the association. Only current ASA members can join ASA’s special interest sections.

ASA’s 46 sections include a wide range of interests, alphabetically from Aging and the Life Course to Theory; from the oldest section (Teaching and Learning) to the newest sections-in-formation (Human Rights and Disability and Society); from small but active sections such as Animals and Society, and Rationality and Society, to traditionally large sections such as Culture, Sex and Gender, and Medical Sociology. Sections publish newsletters, host websites and listservs, and sponsor sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting. One section, Community and Urban Sociology, publishes a journal (City & Community), with other sections developing them.

Through sections, ASA members can network, meet leaders in the field, learn current research, grant opportunities, book announcements and more.

If you have questions about ASA Sections, contact the ASA Governance and Sections Office at (202) 383-9005, ext. 330, or e-mail Current ASA members can add a section membership by logging into the online system at or by contacting the ASA membership department at (202) 383-9005 x389.

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