American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - January 1999

Call for Papers—Conferences
Call for Papers—Publications
Meeting Calendar


The December 1998 announcement of the ASA Section on Political Economy of the World-System Dissertation Award was incorrect. The correct announcement appears below:

ASA Section on Political Economy of the World System. Terence K. Hopkins Dissertation Award: This bi-annual award is intended to recognize important contributions to the development of world-systems studies by graduate students. Research in comparative or international sociology concerned with domestic and global social, economic and political processes are eligible for consideration, as long as the dissertation has been completed during the past two years (i.e., previous and current academic years). Dissertations should normally be nominated by the student’s advisor or a scholar most familiar with the student’s research. Nomination letters should detail the nature and the merits of the work. Send nominations to: Beverly Silver, Sociology Department, 554 Mergenthaler, 3400 N. Charles Street, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Call for Papers


Conference on Gender and Rural Transformations in Europe, October 14-17, 1999, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Theme: "Gender and Rural Transformations in Europe: Past, Present, and Future Prospects." Papers, abstracts for papers (300 words), and proposals for posters, coordinated sessions, panels, workshops are welcome. Papers should not be in excess of 20 double-spaced typewritten pages. Deadline for abstracts and other proposals is February 15, 1999. Deadline for papers is September 1, 1999. Contact: Margreet van der Burg, Conference Coordinator, Wageningen Agricultural University, Gender Studies in Agriculture, Hollandseweg 1, NL-6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands; +31 317 483374; fax +31 317 485477; e-mail ; .

Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting, June 24-25, 1999, University of Florence, Italy. Papers on any aspect of Gypsy Studies are welcome. Send abstracts (100 words) by March 15, 1999 to: Leonardo Piasere, Program Chair, Dipartimento di Studi Sociali, Universitá di Firenze, via Cavour, 82, 50129 Firenze, Italy; fax +39 055 2757750; e-mail .

7th Improving Student Learning Symposium, September 6-8, 1999, University of York, England. Theme: "Improving Student Learning Through the Disciplines." Proposals are invited dealing with two themes: (1) Papers Reporting Research Into Learning Within Disciplines; (2) Papers Reporting Attempts To Change and Improve Teaching and Learning Within Disciplines. Contact: Felix Lam, The Oxford Centre for Staff Development, Oxford Brookes University, Helena Kennedy Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP, England; +44 (0) 1865 484620 or fax +44 (0) 1865 484622; e-mail ; .

International Conference on Migration, Culture and Crime, July 5-8, 1999, Kibbutz Maalé Hamisha, Jerusalem, Israel. Sponsored by the International Society of Criminology, the World Society of Victimology, the Israeli Ministry of Science, the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention and the Department of Criminology at the Western Galillee College. Contact: Shlomo G. Shoham, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel; e-mail l.

International Oral History Conference, June 15-19, 2000, Istanbul, Turkey. Theme: "Crossroads of History: Experience, Memory, Orality." Proposals may be for a conference paper (in English or Spanish), workshop session, or thematic panel. Deadline is May 1, 1999. Contact: Organizing Committee, c/o Arzu Öztürkmen, XIth International Oral History Conference, Bogazici Üniversitesi, Tarih Bölümü Bebek, 80815, Istanbul, Turkey; 00-90-212-2631540 (1544); fax 00-90-212-2575017; e-mail . Additional contacts: (Europe) Albert Lichtblau, ; (North America) Anne Ritchie, ; (South America) Marieta de Moraes Ferreira, ; (Australasia, .


Contributions in Sociology Series. Scholarly manuscripts are welcome (60,000-85,000 words); monographs/edited volumes on a wide array of subjects in sociology and related disciplines. Submit proposals to the Series Advisor: Dan A. Chekki, Department of Sociology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada; fax (204) 774-4134; e-mail .

Feminism and Anti-Racism: International Struggles seek previously unpublished submissions from feminist anti-racist activists and feminist scholars both locally and globally. The aim of this volume is to bridge feminist anti-racist theorizing and transnational activism by providing empirical studies and analyses of local and global practices that challenge both racial and gender inequalities. Submit 500-word abstracts by February 28, 1999 to: France Winddance Twine, Jackson School of International Studies, Box 35-3650, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-3650; e-mail   or Kathleen Blee, Sociology, 2G03 Forbes Quad, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; e-mail .

A Force to be Reckoned With: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities of Color. We are assembling a collection of essays devoted to research on Queer People of Color. By focussing on issues other than AIDS and psychological distress, this collection will contribute a unique understanding of a population which has all too often been represented as a problem in need of a solution rather than as a vibrant and vital community. Communities of Color would not be the same if it were not for the contributions of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members. This volume is intended to highlight those contributions. By February 15, 1999, please send 2-4 page abstracts and a short biography to the following address: Juan Battle, Department of Sociology, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021; e-mail jbattle@shiva .

Internationalizing Sociology in the Age of Globalization: A Curriculum Guide, set to be published in 1999 by the ASA Teaching Resources Center, invites submissions for syllabi, course outlines, instructional assignments and materials, lists of websites, professional organizations, journals, listservs, films, short essays, and any other resources on teaching international sociology and internationalizing sociology in a global age and globalization. Submit two hard copies by February 1, 1999 to: Nathan Rousseau, Department of Sociology, Muskingum College, New Concord, OH 43762; e-mail  .

The Journal of Poverty is designed to provide an outlet for discourse on poverty and inequality. The editorial board welcomes manuscripts which sensitize social scientists and practitioners to the varied forms and patterns of inequalities, new developments in cultural diversity, and interventions promoting equality and social justice. Articles guided by conceptual analyses involving quantitative and qualitative methods are encouraged. The intent is to produce and disseminate information on poverty and social, political, and economic inequalities and to offer a means by which nontraditional strategies for change might be considered. Authors should submit four copies of the manuscript. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed by at least two consulting editors and returned with comments. Additional information is available on the web . Manuscripts should be sent to: Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political and Economic Inequalities, P. O. Box 3613, Columbus, OH 43210-3613, (614) 292-7181; fax (614) 292-6940.

A New Generation of Feminist Science Studies. We seek submissions for an anthology that marks and defines a new generation of scholarship in feminist science studies. The volume will offer visions and strategies for science, engineering and women’s studies scholars concerned with implementing insights from feminist studies of science and technology, both in theory and in practice. Submissions should include a 1-2 page detailed prospectus and be mailed by February 1, 1999 to: Maralee Mayberry, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5033. For more information e-mail .

Race, Gender and Class is soliciting papers for a special issue on Marxism and race, gender and class in late capitalist societies. Deadline for completed papers is September 30, 1999. Contact: Mike Grimes, Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; (225) 388-5319; e-mail SOCGRM@LSU.EDU .

Research In Community Sociology. Volume IX invites papers on various dimensions of communities: discussions of theoretical and methodological issues, empirical research, case studies and analyses of micro-macro linkages, and critical studies on community structure/change, problems, policy-planning and related issues. ASR format, not more than 40 pages, three copies. Submit papers before January 31, 1999. Contact the Editor: Dan A. Chekki, Department of Sociology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, Canada; fax (204) 774-4134; e-mail .

Research In Political Sociology Annual. The primary objective of this research annual is to publish high quality, original scholarly manuscripts that increase our understanding and knowledge of political sociology and that can directly aid political sociologists in strengthening and developing the unique perspectives and skills they bring to the profession. Send four copies of the manuscript including your e-mail address to: Betty A. Dobratz, Department of Sociology, 107 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1070; e-mail .

Sociological Perspectives will be publishing a special issue for Issue # 1, Vol. 43, 2000 entitled "Beyond 2000: Sociology and Social Change in the New Millennium." Possible themes to be addressed are: political power and change; economic development; information technology; changing work patterns; demographic and ecological change; and the possibility of sociology providing a critical perspective in the new millennium. We are equally open to submissions reflecting critical analyses in other relevant areas. Manuscripts must be submitted by May 15, 1999 and should be sent to: Charles F. Hohm, Sociological Perspectives, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-4423. Please consult a recent issue of the journal for submission guidelines. For further information e-mail .

This Bridge Called My Back, Twenty Years Later. Gloria Anzaldua and AnaLouise Keating seek essays, poems, personal narratives, or other writings that explore issues related to This Bridge Called My Back. Abstracts by February 1, 1999. Complete papers by May 31, 1999. Send submissions to: AnaLouise Keating, Languages and Literature, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM 88130; (505) 359-1622; e-mail .


February 8-10, 1999. 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC. Contact: Kelly J. Harris, Manager, Technical Assistance Program, SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice, Information and Statistics, 7311 Greenhaven Drive, Suite 145, Sacramento, CA 95831; (916) 392-2550; e-mail . .

February 18-21, 1999. International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Hawthorn Suites Hotel, Charleston, SC. Contact: John Skvorentz, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-4968; e-mail . Conference information can be found at the INSNA website http://www. .

March 17-20, 1999. Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Annual Meeting, Ramada Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. Theme: "Refocusing Research and Teaching for Service." Contact: Frank Harold Wilson, ASBS Program Chairman, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201; (414) 229-5820; fax (414) 229-4266; e-mail .

March 23-26, 1999. 11th National HIV/AIDS Update Conference, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA. Theme: "Partnering Science and Practice." Contact: KREBS Convention Management Services; (415) 920-7000; (415) 920-7001; e-mail . .

March 26-27, 1999. Sheraton City Center Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "New Challenges for Scholarly Communication in the Digital Era: Changing Roles and Expectations in the Academic Community." Contact: Association of Research Libraries, Mary Jane Brooks-New Challenges, 21 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-2296; fax (202) 872-0884; e-mail . http://www. .

April 6-9, 1999. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, UK. Theme: "For Sociology." Contact: Nicky Gibson, Conference Administrator, British Sociological Association, Unit 3F/G, Mountjoy Research Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3UR, UK; 0191 383 0839; fax 0191 383 0782; e-mail .

April 11-13, 1999. National Social Science Association Spring National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: NSSA-Las Vegas Meeting, 2020 Hills Lake Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020-1018. (619) 448-4709; (619) 258-7636; e-mail .

April 14-15, 1999. Graduate Sociology Student Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Theme: "Society at the Turn of the Century: Continuities and Change." Please contact any of the following conference organizers by e-mail: Tony Calabrese, ; Catherine Kaukinen, ; Andrew McKinnon, ; Daniel Warchow, .

April 16-18, 1999. 2nd Regional Conference on Social Movements and Change, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Theme: "Social Movements in Transition: Moving Towards the Millennium?" Contact: Linda Connolly, Department of Sociology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; (353-21) 902592; fax (353-21) 272004; e-mail ; or visit the conference web page

April 23-24, 1999. 3rd Rutgers Symposium on Self and Social Identity, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Theme: "Social Identity, Intergroup Conflict, and Conflict Reduction." Contact: Richard D. Ashmore, Lee Jussim or David Wilder, Rutgers University, Department of Psychology, 53 Avenue E-Tillett Hall, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8040; (732) 445-4036; e-mail ; http://www.psychology.

April 24, 1999. 26th Annual Western Anthropology/Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Contact: Shawn Ginwright, Anthropology/Sociology Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053.

June 24-27, 1999. 1999 Summer Institute Family Research Consortium III, Mount Washington Hotel and Resort, Bretton Woods, NH. Theme: "America’s Families: Who Are They at Century’s End?" Contact: Dee Frisque, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts, Pennsylvania State University, 106 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802-6504; (814) 863-7108; fax (814) 863-7109; e-mail .

June 29-30, 1999. International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Theme of Citizenship, University of Leeds, England. Theme: "Rethinking Citizenship: Critical Perspectives For The 21st Century." Contact: Sasha Roseneil, Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK; +44 (0) 113 233 4409; fax +44 (0) 113 233 4415;

July 29-31, 1999. International Symposium on Technology and Society, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Theme: "Women and Technology: Historical, Societal and Professional Perspectives." Contact: April Brown, Department of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332; e-mail april. ; or David Morton, IEEE History Center, Rutgers University, 39 Union St., New Brunswick, NJ 08904; e-mail .

July 31-August 5, 1999. 7th Annual Working Conference for College Faculty. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. Theme: "Using Cases and Classroom Assessment to Improve Learning and Teaching." Contact: Rita Silverman or Bill Welty, Center for Case Studies in Education, Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570; (914) 773-3879; fax (914) 773-3878; e-mail ; .

August 4-8, 1999. Rural Sociological Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Ambassador West Hotel, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Empowering Communities: Revisiting Democracy and Globalization." Contact: Carolyn Sachs, 1999 RSS Program Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics/Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; (814) 863-8641; fax (814) 865-3746; e-mail .

August 5-7, 1999. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 49th Annual Conference, Swissôtel, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Citizenship in an Era of Globalization: Threats to and Struggles for Legal, Political, Social and Cultural Rights." Contact: Joyce Chinen, Division of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, 96-129 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782; (808) 454-4720, email ; Myra Marx Ferree, Department of Sociology, U-68, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2068; (860) 486-4428, email .

August 6-10, 1999. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago Hilton and Towers, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Transitions in World Society: At Century’s End." Contact: ASA Meeting Services, 1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4701; (202) 833-3410, ext. 305; fax (202) 785-0146; e-mail . Annual Meeting and membership information and forms are also available on the ASA Homepage

November 17-21, 1999. Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, 15th Biennial Conference, Westin William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact: Danny Calhoun, Program Coordinator, ACSUS, 1317 F Street NW, Suite 920, Washington, DC 20004-1105; (202) 393-2580; fax (202) 393-2582; e-mail ;

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