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Section Activities

ASA’s 42 Sections contribute an important segment to the Annual Meeting Program. Section sessions and activities at the Annual Meeting are scheduled throughout the four-day schedule. These specialized sessions range in format from formal paper presentations to panels and discussion roundtables and are open to all meeting attendees.

The number of sessions allocated to each Section is based on the size of the Section membership. This year, there are a total of 175 sessions/meetings scheduled. Sections provide a valuable way to meet colleagues interested in similar sociological specialties and to find a small “home” in a large meeting. The primary day for each Section’s program is listed below.

Saturday, August 18
Animals and Society*
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Computers, Sociology and
Education, Sociology of
Emotions, Sociology of
International Migration
Medical Sociology
Political Economy of the World-System
Race, Gender, and Class

Sunday, August 19
Aging and the Life Course
Asia and Asian America
Children, Sociology of
Crime, Law and Deviance
Culture, Sociology of
Economic Sociology
Labor and Labor Movements*
Marxist Sociology
Social Psychology
Undergraduate Education

Monday, August 20
Community and Urban Sociology
History of Sociology
Latino/a Sociology
Law, Sociology of
Mathematical Sociology
Mental Health, Sociology of
Political Sociology Population, Sociology of Science, Knowledge, and Technology Sex and Gender

Tuesday, August 21
Alcohol and Drugs, Sociology of
Comparative and Historical Sociology
Environment and Technology
Family, Sociology of the
Organizations, Occupations, and Work
Peace, War, and Social Conflict
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Rational Choice
Religion, Sociology of
Sexualities, Sociology of
Sociological Practice

*Section in formation