American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - April 1998

Call for Papers—Meetings
Call for Papers—Publications
Meeting Calendar
Other Organizations

Call for Papers—Meetings

The First International Interdisciplinary Conference on Advances in Qualitative Methods will be held February 18-20, 1999, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Papers for oral or poster presentation should be submitted by October 15, 1998. Abstracts can be submitted by e-mail to: or by mail to: Janice Morse, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, 6-10 University Extension Centre, University of Alberta, 8303-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2T4. See for full details.

The University of California-Davis will host a Social Movement Workshop August 19-21, 1998. Theme: "Social Movements and Society: Identity, Culture, and Institutions." To present a paper at a working group session, send an abstract by April 30, 1998, to: Jo Reger, 122 Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; e-mail

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) invites presentations for its 12th Annual Conference, September 27-30, 1998, Hyatt Regency, San Diego, CA. Theme: "Hispanic Challenges in the 21st Century: Leadership, Vision, and Compassion." Proposals are due April 3, 1998. For additional information, contact: Office of Conferences and Special Events, HACU, 4204 Gardendale, Suite 216, San Antonio, TX 78229; (210) 692-3805; fax (210) 692-0823; e-mail

The National Social Science Association will hold its Summer Seminar August 2-7, 1998, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Theme: "Teaching the Social Sciences: National and International Perspectives." Proposals are now being accepted. Send proposal, accompanied by a 25-word abstract to: NSSA Summer Seminar, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail

The National Social Science Association is accepting proposals for the Fall national meeting, to be held November 4-6, 1998, in New Orleans, LA. This national conference will feature papers, discussions, workshops, and symposia in all social science disciplines. Send proposal, accompanied by a 25-word abstract to: NSSA New Orleans Meeting, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail

Pennsylvania State University will host a conference on "Gendered Landscapes: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Past Place and Space," May 31-June 1, 1999, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA. For additional information, contact: Roberta Moore, Conference Planner, Pennsylvania State University, 225 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, PA 16802-7002; (814) 863-5120; fax (814) 863-5190; e-mail;

The Thirteenth Conference on the Small City and Regional Community will be held October 15-16, 1998, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Theme: "Work, Welfare, and Poverty in the Small City." Proposals for papers, roundtables, and workshops are due by June 15, 1998. For additional information, contact: Bob Wolensky, (715) 346-2708, e-mail; or Ed Miller (715) 346-3130, e-mail

The Southern Demographic Association (SDA) invites papers for its 1998 Annual Meeting, October 29-31, 1998, Annapolis, MD. SDA invites paper submissions as well as proposals from individuals to organize sessions, roundtables, software demonstrations, panel discussions, or workshops. Submissions by students are eligible for the Student Paper Award. Send proposals by June 1, 1998, to: Louis Pol, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE 68182; (402) 554-2596; fax (402) 554-3747; e-mail

Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung invites papers for an international conference on large scale data sets, May 25-28, 1999, University of Cologne, Germany. Papers should meet the following two minimum requirements: (1) the analysis should have a clearly stated social science or methodological motivation, including a justification for the particular selection of variables; and (2) some cross-national comparison must be included in the analysis and results. Abstracts are due January 31, 1999. For additional information, contact: Jorg Blasius, Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung, Bachemer Str. 40, D-50931 Cologne, Germany; fax +49 221 4769444; e-mail

Call for Papers—Publications

Authors are invited to submit chapters for an anthology that examines the impact of the Internet for global relations. The guiding question for the anthology is whether all nations will actively participate in building the information superhighway or whether the Internet will simply replay global technological inequality. The book will take an interdisciplinary approach, so scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to send chapters. Essays may use any methodological and theoretical perspective. Interested authors may request the book proposal or send a title and one-page abstract to: Bosah Ebo, Department of Communication, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; (609) 896-5105; fax (609) 895-5772; e-mail

Gender Issues is a quarterly journal dedicated to publishing basic and applied research on the relationships between men and women; on the similarities and differences in socialization; personality and behavior; and the changing aspirations, roles, and statuses of women in industrial and urban societies as well as in developing nations. To submit an article for consideration, send three copies with title page and abstract to: Rita J. Simon, Editor, American University, School of Public Affairs, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016-8043; (202) 885-2965; fax (202) 885-2907.

Law & Society Review invites papers for a special issue on "Changing Employment Statuses in the Practice of Law." Manuscripts are solicited that are devoted to the study of new employment statuses for legal practice, including non-equity partners, special counsel, part-time, contract, and temporary work, and the rising use of para-professionals. Qualitative and quantitative studies, international comparative studies, and papers that address the theoretical challenges new employment practices present to the understanding of professions and legal practice are welcomed. Submit papers by September 1, 1998, to: Susan S. Silbey, Editor, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02181; (781) 283-2497; e-mail

Michigan Sociological Review welcomes scholarly manuscripts on a wide array of subjects, including theoretical and empirical manuscripts. Deadline for submission for the next issue is May 1998. For additional information, contact: Fumiko Tonooka, Editorial Assistant, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, 712 Pray Harrold, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; e-mail

Research on Sex Work, an edited volume, invites submission of chapters for consideration. Each chapter will be based on empirical research on prostitution, pornography, or the social control of sex work. Contributors should send an abstract by May 5, 1998, to: Ron Weitzer, Sociology Department, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052; e-mail

Research in Social Science and Disability is a new annual volume focusing on linkages between disability and the social and cultural environment. It is based upon the premise that disability is not purely a medical phenomena, but rather is based on the interaction between the social and physical environment and a person's physical or mental state. Submissions (not to exceed 40 pages) for Volume 1, to be published in 1999, should be submitted by August 1, 1998, to: Sharon Barnartt, Department of Sociology, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002. Instructions for authors are available upon request. For additional information, e-mail or

Resources for Feminist Research invites papers for a special issue addressing feminist practice in qualitative research. Articles should explore ethical approaches to feminist research and discuss participant observation, interview, and ethnographic models of research from a variety of disciplinary standpoints. For additional information, contact the editors: Diane Tye, Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 3X8; e-mail; or Linda Cullum, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1C 5S7; e-mail

Voces: A Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies invites review essays, research articles, critical analysis, and/or creative writings interpreting, analyzing, or documenting the Chicana/Latina experience. Articles can be in Spanish, English, or bi-lingual. Potential authors should request a copy of the Style Sheet prior to submitting manuscripts by e-mail at or by calling the Chicana/Latina Research Center at (530) 752-8882. For additional information, contact: Adalijza Sosa-Riddell, Managing Editor, Chicana/Latina Research Center, Social & Humanities #122, University of California, Davis, CA 95616; (530) 752-882; fax (530) 754-8622.

Meeting Calendar

May 1, 1998. National Satellite Videoconference on Life Cycles and Volunteering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1:00-3:00 p.m. EST). Theme: "The Impact of Work, Family, and Mid-life Issues." For technical information, contact: Glen Palmer, TV Production Coordinator, Media Services, College of Human Ecology, NB12 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401; (607) 255-8162; e-mail For program information, contact: Nancy Fey, Media Services, 366 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4203; (607) 255-2135; e-mail

May 8-9, 1998. Center for Higher Education Research and Development Workshop, Boston, MA. Theme: "Faculty in Transition: Integrating New Faculty into the University." For additional information contact: CHERD, 220 Sinnott Building, 70 Dysart Road, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2; (204) 474-6958; fax (204) 474-7607; e-mail

May 22-23, 1998. Center for Higher Education Research and Development Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Theme: "Faculty in Transition: Integrating New Faculty into the University." For additional information contact: CHERD, 220 Sinnott Building, 70 Dysart Road, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2; (204) 474-6958; fax (204) 474-7607; e-mail

May 27-31, 1998. 10th Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference, Austin, TX. Theme: "The Future of Diversity in Higher Education." Contact:

June 1-5, 1998. Case Studies in Science Workshop, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY. For additional information, contact: Clyde Herreid, (716) 645-2892, e-mail; or Nancy Schiller, (716) 645-2946, e-mail

June 10-13, 1998. Twelfth Biennial National Conference on Hispanic Health and Human Services, Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach Hotel, Dorado, Puerto Rico. Theme: "25 Years of Connecting Communities and Creating Change." For additional information, contact: COSSMHO, 1501 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-1401; (202) 387-5000.

June 10-13, 1998. Eighth Annual Teaching for a Change Conference, Breckenridge, CO. Theme: "Teaching for a Change: Creating and Supporting Community." For additional information, see; or call (303) 360-4831.

June 11-14, 1998. Sociological Practice Association 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting, Alexandria, VA. For additional information, contact: Richard T. Bedea, Administrative Officer, Sociological Practice Association, Division of Social Sciences, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012; (410) 541-2835; fax (410) 541-239; e-mail

June 13-17, 1998. American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) 1998 Assessment Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Theme: "Architecture for Change: Information as Foundation." For additional information, contact: AAHE, One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110; (202) 293-6440; fax (202) 293-0073; e-mail;

June 22-26, 1998. National Vocational Industrial Clubs of America 34th National Leadership and Skills Conference, Kansas City, MO. For additional information, contact: VICA, P.O. Box 3000, Leesburg, VA 20177; (703) 777-8810; fax (703) 777-8999.

July 15-19, 1998. 25th Silver Anniversary Lifestyles Convention, Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV. For additional information, contact: The Lifestyles Organization, 2641 W. La Palma Avenue, Suite C, Anaheim, CA 92801; (714) 821-9953.

July 26-August 1, 1998. ISA World Congress Symposium on the Future of the Inclusive University: Lessons from Experiments, Montreal, Canada. For additional information, contact: Jan C. Rupp, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, Oude Hoogstraat 24, 1012 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, e-mail

August 2-7, 1998. National Social Science Association Summer Seminar, Landmark Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Theme: Teaching the Social Sciences: National and International Perspectives." For additional information, contact: NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail

August 6-9, 1998. National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) 23rd National Conference on Men and Masculinity, SUNY-Stony Brook. Theme: "Profeminist Men, 2000: Committed to Justice, Working for Change." Contact: Sue Brown, M&M Conference, P.O. Box 481, Mastic, NY 11950.

August 18-19, 1998. Grantsmanship Workshop, San Francisco, CA. Held in conjunction with the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting. Deadline for registration for partial support: May 18, 1998. For additional information, contact: Diane Brown, CULMA-Urban Health, Wayne State University, 656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-1811;

August 19-21, 1998. Workshop on Social Movements and Society: Identity, Culture, and Institutions, University of California-Davis. For additional information, contact: Conference and Event Services Registration, (530) 757-3331, fax (530) 757-7943.

September 14-16, 1998. Work Employment & Society Journal Conference, Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Contact: Wendy Bottero, Sociological Research Group, SPS, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ, United Kingdom; fax 44-1223-334550; e-mail

October 2-4, 1998. National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) 1998 Conference, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN. Theme: "The Future of Scholarship . . . Independent?" Contact:

October 8-11, 1998. Association for Integrative Studies 20th Annual Conference, Double Tree Hotel, Detroit, MI. Theme: "Building Bridges Across Disciplines and Cultures." Contact: Linda Hulbert, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Wayne State University, 2404 AAB, 5700 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-6567; fax (313) 577-8585; e-mail

November 4-6, 1998. National Association of Gender Diversity Training Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. Theme: "Mastering the Gender Puzzle for Effective Organizational Development." For additional information, contact: National Association of Gender Diversity Training, 4621 East Abraham Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024; (602) 473-0426; fax (602) 473-0427; e-mail;

November 5-7, 1998. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 27th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Contact: ARNOVA Executive Office, Indiana Center on Philanthropy, 550 W. North Street, Suite 301, Indianapolis, IN 46202; (317) 684-2120.

November 6-7, 1998. Conference on "Work and Family: Today's Realities and Tomorrow's Visions," Boston, MA. For additional information, contact: Mary O'Neill, (202) 293-1100; fax (202) 861-0298;

November 14-17, 1998. National Council on Family Relations 1998 Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Theme: "Families in a Global Context: Media, Environment, and Peace." For additional information, contact: Donna L. Sollie, Women's Studies Program, 201 Spidle Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5604; (334) 844-3230; fax (334) 844-4515; e-mail

June 4-6, 1999. 11th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Theme: "Breaking Boundaries." Contact: Nell Painter, Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1017; Sharon Strocchia, Department of History, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322; or Teresa Meade, Department of History, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308-2365.

July 11-15, 1999. International Institute of Sociology 34th World Congress, Tel Aviv, Israel. Theme: "Multiple Modernities in an Era of Globalization." For additional information, e-mail;


The American Educational Research Association and the Spencer Foundation offer fellowships through two programs. AERA/Spencer Fellowships make awards of up to $16,000 for a one-year fellowship, plus $4,000 in travel funds, for professional development activities. The program includes fall and summer institutes, national mentors, special activities at the AERA Annual Meeting, and electronic networking. AERA/Spencer Travel Award Fellowships award $4,000 for students receiving financial support from their institutions but who wish to take part in the professional enhancement activities of the grant program. Applications are due April 21, 1998. For an application package, contact: AERA, Spencer Fellowship, 1230 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers fellowships for six to 12 months of full-time work on a project that will make a significant contribution to thought and knowledge in the humanities. The fellowships are awarded through two programs, Fellowships for University Teachers and Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars. Stipends of $30,000 are offered for grant periods of 9-12 months; $24,000 stipends are offered for grant periods of 6-8 months. The application deadline is May 1, 1998. For additional information contact: University Teachers Fellowships, (202) 606-8466, e-mail; College Teachers and Independent Scholars, (202) 606-8467, e-mail NEH Also offers summer stipends of $4,000 supporting two months of full-time work. Application deadline is October 1, 1999 for fellowships from May 1-September 30, 1999. For additional information, call (202) 606-8551 or e-mail For complete information and application materials, write: NEH Fellowships and Summer Stipends, Room 318, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506;

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University will devote its weekly seminars and periodic conferences during academic years 1999-2001 to the historical and comparative study of "Conversion: Sacred and Profane." Scholars interested in any aspect of religious, ideological, political, technological or material conversion, in any period of history, and in any geographical area, may apply. The Center will offer a limited number of research fellowships for one or two semesters, running from September-January and from February-June, designed for highly recommended scholars who have finished their dissertations as well as for senior scholars with established reputations. For additional information or application forms, contact: Manager, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Department of History, 129 Dickinson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1017. Deadline for applications and letters of recommendation for 1999-2000 fellowships is December 1, 1998.

The University of Texas-San Antonio invites applications for the Drug Research Fellowship Training Program, designed to train promising graduate students in research methods. The fellowship includes travel to and from a week-long workshop revolving around a series of discussions on Latinos and drugs, scheduled for June 14-20, 1998. Fellows will also receive accommodations, meals, materials, and a $400 stipend. Applications are due April 27, 1998. For additional information, contact: Drug Research Fellowship Training Program, Hispanic Research Center, University of Texas, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249-0650; (210) 458-4124;

The William T. Grant Foundation makes annual Faculty Scholars' Awards to up to five investigators whose research contributes to understanding the development and well-being of children, adolescents, and youth. Awards are for five years, totaling $250,000 including indirect costs. Applicants should be junior or pre-tenure, not established investigators in tenure-track positions. Applicant institutions and individuals should obtain the brochure outlining the application procedure from: Faculty Scholars' Program, William T. Grant Foundation, 570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022-6873. Deadline for applications for 1999 awards is July 1, 1998.


The ASA Section on Medical Sociology announces its annual competition for the Roberta G. Simmons Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertation in medical sociology as summarized in article form. Eligible candidates must be members of the Section and have been awarded the doctoral degree in the two years preceding June 1, 1998. The winner will receive travel support to the 1998 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, where the winning paper will be presented at the Section's business meeting. Applicants should submit five copies of a sole-authored published or unpublished paper, based on the dissertation, that is no more than 30 double-spaced typed pages inclusive of text and references. (If published, do not send reprints.) Send copies by May 1, 1998, to: Debra Umberson, Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1088.

The ASA Section on Peace and War invites nominations for the Distinguished Career Award, made to sociologists who have demonstrated a concern over many years for efforts to prevent war and bring about peace, understanding peace movements and military institutions, the use of violence or nonviolence in social struggles, teaching peace and conflict studies, or those involved in the practical work of diplomacy and peacekeeping among nations. Nominations and supporting information should be sent by June 1, 1998, to: Mary Anna C. Colwell, Chair, Peace and War Section, 1628 Jaynes Street, Berkeley, CA 94703-1058.

The Sociological Practice Association (SPA) invites submissions for its Student Paper Award competition. Papers will be selected for presentation at the 1998 SPA Annual Meeting, June 11-14, 1998, in Alexandria, VA. Papers must be submitted by May 1, 1998. Papers may not be co-authored by faculty members; undergraduate papers may not be co-authored by graduate students. Certificates and a cash award of $100 will be made to the authors of the winning papers. Send four copies of the paper to: Richard T. Bedea, Administrative Officer, Sociological Practice Association, Anne Arundel Community College, Division of Social Sciences, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012-1895; (410) 541-2835; fax (410) 541-2239; e-mail

Other Organizations

The National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, offers free, customized technical training to accepted applicants who want to learn how to use an NCES data set. There are some funds available for transportation and accommodations for up to a week at the training site in Washington, DC. The NCES data sets are relatively easy to use, as a number come with a special program that writes code to extract a subset of variables. The electronic code book writes in SAS and SPSS code. For more information or an application, contact: Linda Shafer, Education Statistics Services Institute, (202) 661-6150;

The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO) will hold three two-day training sessions in 1998 for health care professionals and administrators serving Hispanics. The program, Proyecto Informar: Health Care Across Cultures, provides an opportunity to learn the facts about Hispanics and to gain an understanding of practical solutions to providing health care services to Hispanics. The sessions will take place in Washington, DC, May 14-15, July 20-21, and September 24-25. Space is limited to 15 participants per session. For further information, contact Maribel Diaz at (202) 797-4352, or write: COSSMHO, 1601 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Sociologists for Women in Society is pleased to announce that Michael Kimmel, State University of New York-Stony Brook, has been chosen as the 1999 SWS Feminist Lecturer. Institutions interested in hosting Kimmel in 1999 should contact Eleanor Miller via e-mail at for details. Applications will be due January 15, 1999.

Sociologists for Women in Society invites applications for editor of Gender & Society. The new editor will serve 1999-2002 and will begin the operations of the new editorial office in June 1999. By contract, Sage Publications provides significant resources for the editorial office, but the host institution is also expected to provide additional support for both the editor and the editorial office. Applications are due October 15, 1999. All SWS members are encouraged to apply or nominate colleagues. Send nominations or inquiries to: Lora Bex Lempert, Chair, SWS Publications Committee, Department of Behavioral Sciences, CA 14 (1151), University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 48128.

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