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Regional Spotlight

The location of the Annual Meeting in Chicago affords meeting attendees a special opportunity to see interesting sites and consider issues connected with the development of Sociology. Two special sessions plus a dozen sociological tours will give you a feel for the people and history of Chicago. One happy programmatic coincidence is the Special Session on “The Sociology of Jane Addams: A Review on the Centenary of Democracy and Social Ethics,” organized by Patricia Lengermann, and the Hull-House Museum Tour organized by Gene Burd, a former resident of Hull House. For a taste of a different sort, check out the session on “McDonald’s and McDonaldization: Chicago, America, the World,” organized by George Ritzer. And, don’t forget to look for the local restaurant guide being prepared by cuisine masters Lauren Langman and Gary Alan Fine. Each registrant will receive a copy of that guide in the Final Program packet distributed on-site in Chicago.