American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - February 1999

Call for Papers—Conferences
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Brunel University Conference, September 9-11, 1999, Brunel University, West London, England. Theme: "Sociality/Materiality: The Status of the Object in Social Science." Those interested in giving a paper should send a title and abstract of no more than 250 words by March 1, 1999 to: Dick Pels, Department of Human Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, United Kingdom; fax +44 01895-232806; e-mail

1999 Carolina Undergraduate Social Sciences Symposium, April 16, 1999, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. Abstracts that reflect the general theoretical orientation of the proposed presentation and suggest specific questions and concerns should be sent by March 15, 1999. Completed papers must be sent by April 8, 1999. Contact: Robert Freymeyer, Department of Sociology, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC 29325; e-mail

Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencas Sociales (FLACSO) Symposium on Latin America and Educational Program in Cuba, June 1-4, 1999, Havana, Cuba. Theme: "America Latina y Sociedad: Retos del Tercer Milenio" (Latin America and Society: Challenges of the Third Millenium." Those wishing to give a presentation (English or Spanish) should provide a title and one-page abstract on a single and separate sheet. To participate all materials as well as applications for travel licenses to Cuba should be sent by February 15, 1999 to: Charles McKelvey, Center for Development Studies, 210 Belmont Stakes, Clinton, SC 29325; fax (864) 833-8481

1999 International Conference on Society, Nature, and History, September 30-October 2, 1999, Vienna, Austria. Theme: "Long-Term Dynamics of Social Metabolism." For more information and submission procedures, contact the conference secretariat: Barbara Smetschka, IFF-Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities, Social Ecology, Seidengasse 13, A-1070 Vienna, Austria; +43-1-526-75010; fax +43-1-523-5843; e-mail Or contact the U.S. member of the scientific committee: Eugene A. Rosa, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4020; (509) 335-4163; fax (509) 335-6419; e-mail;

International Institute of Sociology 34th World Congress, July 11-15, 1999, Tel Aviv, Israel. Theme: "Multiple Modernities in an Era of Globalization." Send abstracts by March 1, 1999 to: (1) Congress Secretariat, Otra Ltd., 1 Nirim St., P.O.B. 9352, Tel Aviv, 91062, Israel; and to: (2) Kenneth A. Gould, Department of Sociology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.

National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. 11th Annual Conference, May 26-30, 1999, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Theme: "Expanding Our Ranks: Black Scholars in the New Millenium." Although papers and posters (submitted for either presentation or competition) do not have to directly address the conference theme, it is the Association’s continuing goal to provide the most dynamic and substantive work produced by students of African descent. All materials must be postmarked no later than March 5, 1999. Please mail your information to: National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. c/o Vice President for Conference Affairs—Kimberly R. Moffitt, P.O. Box 17309, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217; e-mail  or; http://www.doce.lsu. edu/conferences/nbgsc.

Northwestern University/ University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, Research Conference on the Effects of Neighborhood Conditions on the Behaviors and Well-Being of Low-Income Families, September 9-10, 1999, Chicago, IL. March 12, 1999 is the deadline for draft papers or detailed abstracts (two-three pages). Send to: Joint Center for Poverty Research, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL, 60638, Attn: Neighborhood Effects Conference. E-mail More information may be found on the JCPR web site: html.

Northwestern University/ University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, Research Conference on the Design and Effects of Tax and Transfer Programs for Low-Income Populations, November 18-19, 1999, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. March 1, 1999 is the deadline for draft papers or detailed abstracts. Papers and abstracts can be sent as e-mail attachments or in hard copy. E-mail  Hard copies to: Joint Center for Poverty Research, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL, 60638, Attn: Tax and Transfer Conference. To be considered, papers and abstracts must be received by the JCPR March 1, 1999. More detailed information can be found at

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, International Conference on Immigrants and Immigration, August 12-15, 1999, Toronto, Canada. We invite proposals from all researchers examining issues relevant to immigrants and immigration. The program will include symposia, posters, and round table discussions. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday March 1, 1999. For further information and to obtain copies of the call for proposals, contact: Victoria Esses, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2; (519) 679-2111 Ext. 4650; e-mail vesses@julian.uwo.cawww.spssi. immigrantcnf.html.

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Couch/Stone Conference, January 27-30, 2000, Dolphin Beach Resort on St. Petersburg Beach, FL. Theme: "Ethnography for the Twenty-First Century: Alternatives and Opportunities." We want to include a wide range of approaches to ethnography and attract broad interdisciplinary participation. Completed papers or detailed abstracts are due by August 1, 1999. For additional information, please contact conference organizers: Carolyn Ellis ( ), Arthur P. Bochner ( , Donileen Loseke (, or Spencer Cahill ( Send papers and abstracts to: Carolyn Ellis, Department of Communication, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave., CIS 1040, Tampa, FL 33620-7800.

Society for Utopian Studies, 24th Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 1999, San Antonio, TX. Deadline for proposals is June 1, 1999. If you wish to organize a panel or present a paper contact: Alex MacDonald, Campion College, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S OA2, Canada; (306) 359-1223; fax (306) 359-1200; e-mail For more information please visit

Southern Connecticut State University, Women’s Studies Conference, October 1-2, 1999, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Theme: "Global Justice/Women’s Rights." Deadline for submissions for sessions is June 4, 1999. Contact: Vara Neverow, Women’s Studies Program, Southern Connecticut State University, MO B10, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355; (203) 392-6133; (203) 392-6723; e-mail;

West Virginia University, Department of Foreign Languages, 24th Colloquium on Literature and Film, September 16-18, 1999. Theme: "Language Into Light: The Written Word Becomes Cinema." Send abstracts for individual papers or whole sessions by May 15 to: Armand E. Singer, Colloquium Director, Box 6298, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6298.

University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Consortium 24th Annual Conference, Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies 15th Annual Conference, October 21-23, 1999, at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Theme: "Women, Peace, and Conflict." Proposals for papers, workshops, and round-table discussions on the conference theme, especially proposals that link or show interrelationships between women, peace, and conflict on the individual, local, national, and international levels are welcome. E-mail your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, proposal title, and a two paragraph maximum description of your proposal by February 15, 1999 to: Ann Statham (e-mail The full call for proposals can be found at   For more information contact Laura Wendorff at e-mail


Death, Dying and Bioethics: A Teaching Resource Manual for Courses on the Sociology of Death, Dying and Bioethics. Submissions are requested for an updated syllabi set and other resources on Death, Dying, and Bioethics. Send materials appropriate for undergraduate or graduate classes including syllabi, worksheets, projects, multimedia, bibliographies, etc. that would aid those teaching such courses. Submission deadline: April 15, 1999. Mail (hard copy, disk, and/or e-mail) to: Gerry Cox and Robert Bendiksen, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Sociology/ Archaeology, 435 North Hall, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601-3742; e-mail:

Electronic Journal of Sociology. invites submissions for a special issue. Theme: "On the Postmodern Turning Away: What Has Happened to the ‘Postmodern movement?’" In its inception postmodernism was touted as a radically new "turn" in social scientific thinking. This new turn was intended to expose the failed promises of the western Enlightenment project, but have postmodernists come through on their promises? This "postmodern turning away" is the focus of a special issue of the EJS. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 1999. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome and multidisciplinary work is encouraged. Papers can be submitted as wordprocessor documents (as an email attachment) either to Mike Sosteric, e-mail, or Timothy McGettigan, e-mail


April 8-10, 1999, The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging and Eldercare in Rich and Poor Countries, Kellogg Center on the MSU campus. Theme: "Facing the 21st Century." For further information, please contact Gail Campana, CASID, 306 Berkey Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 49924-1111. (517) 353-5925; fax (517) 353-4840; e-mail

May 29-June 1, 1999, Pennsylvania State University Conference, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA. Theme: "Gendered Landscapes: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Past Place and Space." For more information call (1-800) PSU-TODAY (778-8632) or visit the conference website at:

June 6-9, 1999, Keep America Growing: Balancing Working Lands and Development Conference, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Contact: Karl Otte at (703) 440-8611 or e-mail   For general conference information, contact Cindy Delaney at (802) 655-7769 or e-mail

June 28-29, 1999, Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting, University of Florence, Italy. Contact: Leonardo Piasere, Program Chair, Dipartimento di Studi Sociali, Universitá di Firenze, via Cavour, 82, 50129 Firenze, Italy; fax +39 055 2757750; e-mail

June 29-July 2, 1999, Centre Pluridisciplinaire De Gérontologie, 7th International Conference on Systems Sciences in Health-Social Services for the Elderly and the Disabled (SYSTED), Grenoble, France. Theme: "Old and Disabled People: Integration—Coordination of Medical and Social Systems in a Pluralistic Society." Contact: CPDG, SYSTED99, 5 Rue de la Liberté, 38000 Grenoble, France; fax +33 (0) 4 76 51 37 22; e-mail

July 22-24, 1999, International Association for Studies in Sexuality Culture and Society (IASSCS) Conference on Sexual Diversity and Human Rights, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England. Contact: Gail Hawkes, Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, Off Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6LL; +44 (0) 161 247 3464; fax +44 (0) 161 247 6321; e-mail

July 5-8, 1999, International Conference on Migration, Culture and Crime, 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. For details contact: Shlomo G. Shoham, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel; e-mail

July 19-24, 1999, International Rorschach Society, XVI International Congress of Rorschach and Projective Methods, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Contact: VU Conference Service, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands; +31 0 20 4445790; fax +31 0 20 4445825; e-mail

September 6-8, 1999, 7th Improving Student Learning Symposium, University of York, England. Theme: "Improving Student Learning Through the 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;

October 14-17, 1999, Conference on Gender and Rural Transformations in Europe, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Theme: "Gender and Rural Transformations in Europe: Past, Present, and Future Prospects." 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;

June 15-19, 2000, International Oral History Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. Theme: "Crossroads of History: Experience, Memory, Orality." Contact: Organizing Committee, c/o Arzu Öztürkmen, XIth International Oral History Conference, Bogazici Üniversitesi, Tarih Bölümü Bebek, 80815, Istanbul, Turkey; +90-212-2631540 (1544); fax +90-212-2575017; e-mail Additional contacts: (Europe) Albert Lichtblau,;  (North America) Anne Ritchie,;   (South America) Marieta de Moraes Ferreira,;   (Australia/Asia),

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