American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes -- April 1999

Call for Papers—Conferences
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Call for Papers


Fernando Ortiz Symposium on Cuban Society and History, April, 2000, Queens College and Graduate School, City University of New York, Flushing, NY. Themes: Ortiz’s life and legacy, the current significance of his work and approach; interdisciplinary interpretations of Cuban history and society; assessment of specific theses or hypotheses derived from his work; cultural continuity and change throughout 20th century Cuba. Papers will be published in book form. Send title, abstract, and professional affiliation by September 1, 1999. Final response by October 15. Accepted papers are due December 15, 1999. Send inquiries to: Cuba Project/Ortiz Symposium, Queens College, Kissena Hall 217, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367; e-mail; Full description of symposium and other material will be available in a website (an upcoming page in ).

XIth International Oral History Conference, June 15-19, 2000, Istanbul, Turkey. Theme: "Crossroads of History: Experience, Memory, Orality." International Oral History Association In collaboration with Department of History at Bogazici University and The Social and Economic History Foundation of Turkey. The Conference Committee will confirm acceptance or rejection of proposals by July 1, 1999. Deadline for proposals May 1, 1999. Send proposal to: Organizing Committee c/o Arzu Ozturkmen, XIth International Oral History Conference, Bogazici Universitesi, Tarih Bolumu Bebek, 80815 Istanbul, Turkey; +90-212-263 1540, ext. 1544; fax +90 212 257 5017; e-mail ozturkmen@boun.; enquiries to e-mail  

National Social Science Association, Summer Seminar, August 8-12, 1999, San Francisco, CA. Theme: "Teaching the Social Sciences." Special emphasis on using technology in the classroom. Please send or fax your proposal with 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

National Social Science Association, Fall Conference, November 10-12, 1999, St. Louis, MO. This national conference will feature papers, discussions, workshops and symposia in all social science disciplines with special emphasis on the use of technology in the classroom. Please send or fax your proposal along with a 25-word abstract to: NSSA St. Louis Meeting, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail


Behavioral Science Review is a multidisciplinary quarterly journal with a very broad focus on policy studies, intervention strategies, and the assumptions and ideologies which undergird policy formation and options. The editors welcome analyses of any substantive area, including critical examination of existing policy, the social impact of altered technologies, policy making and intervention strategies and processes, involvement of publics in policy and intervention approaches, and the analysis of manifest and latent causal dynamics. Contact the Editor: David W. Britt, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-8131; e-mail Website

Educational Technology and Society. Special issue theme: "Learning Individually: Life-Long Perspective." Initial proposals should be concise and contain the main theses of the proposed paper. They should be forwarded to the guest editor as a plain text in a body of email message as soon as possible. Your proposals will be considered on first come-first served basis. Contact the guest editor: Katherine Sinitsa, Senior Researcher, International Research and Training Centre for Information Technologies and Systems (IRTC ITS) UNESCO/IIP, P.O. Box 933, Kiev-87, 252087, Ukraine; e-mail

Sociological Focus invites submissions for the May 2000 special issue on "White Supremacy and Racialist Groups." Submissions should focus on some aspect of white supremacist organizations, groups, and individual actors. Papers that include theoretical modeling of supremacist activity or the discussion of methodological issues (e.g., danger in doing this kind of research, consequences to an academic career, considerations of impact on the community, etc.) related to research on supremacy are encouraged. Discussion of law enforcement strategies to constructively solve the problems posed by supremacist organizations and activities are especially encouraged. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 1999. Contact: (1) Art Jipson, Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Anthropology, Upham Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-2637; fax (513) 529-8525; e-mail; (2) Paul J. Becker, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology, Rader Hall 347, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351; (606) 783-2551; fax (606) 783-5070; e-mail

Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance by JAI Press is a new, bi-annual series of volumes that publishes scholarly work in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, the sociology of law, and the sociology of deviance. The series is now accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication in the inaugural volume as well as for later volumes. Please send all manuscripts to the editor: Jeffrey T. Ulmer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 1365 Stone Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907; (317) 496-2226; fax (317) 496-1476; e-mail

Trans/forms: Insurgent Voices in Education, a graduate student journal issued out of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, publishes original, refereed works on a broad range of issues in the area of transformative education. Trans/forms welcomes submissions dealing with all areas of education for social and global justice including First Nations politics, feminism, post-colonialism, anti-racism, Afro-centrism, anti-ableism, class politics, lesbian and gay, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual politics, community activism, popular education, media and cultural studies, critical global education, and critical pedagogy. Submissions may be in form of essays (max 6000 words); reviews of print, visual, or performance formats (max 1500 words); visual works; short fiction; poetry; or other literary pieces. Please submit five copies of work. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Please send only paper copies when first submitting your manuscript. Deadline for submissions, April 29, 1999. Contact: Trans/forms, Suite 8-138, 252 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S 1V6; e-mail; .

Women’s Studies Quarterly is now inviting submissions for a special spring/summer 2001 issue on Women and the Environment. Articles, syllabi, pedagogical essays, bibliographies, biographies, fiction, poetry, and black-and-white art are welcome. Suggested areas of focus include, but are not limited to, feminist analysis of environmental issues; collective and individual work by women on environmental problems and solutions; reports of environmental issues with particular impact on women; biographical sketches; personal stories; conference and organizational reports; and relevant artwork. Manuscripts primarily focused on issues most pertinent to the United States should be sent to: Diane Hope, Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Manuscripts international in scope should be sent to: Vandana Shiva, Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, A 60 Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110 016, India; fax +91-11-6856795 and +91-11-4626696. Deadline for submissions is November 30, 1999. For more information or for more detailed submission guidelines write to Diane Hope or e-mail


May 11-12, 1999. New York Academy of Sciences Conference, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Theme: "Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways." Contact: Science and Technology Meetings, New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10021.

May 25-26, 1999. National Economic Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, and Federal Interagency Working Group on Electronic Commerce, Conference, Washington, DC. Theme: "Understanding the Digital Economy: Data, Tools, and Research." For information and updates, see the conference web site

June 2-3, 1999. Justice Studies Association, First Annual Meeting, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. Theme: "The Next Wave of Restorative Justice: Community Justice or Just Community? Lessons From Indigenous Cultures." Contact: JSA, Saint Anselm College, Criminal Justice Department, Attn: Peter Cordella, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102.

June 4-6, 1999. 4th Annual Working Class Academics Conference, University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Contact: Chelsea Starr, Program Chair, WCA Conference 99, c/o Department of Sociology, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-5100; e-mail Contact: Jim Vander Putten, Conference Chair, University of Arkansas-Little Rock; e-mail

June 7-16, 1999. 21st Annual Guelph Conference and Training Institute on Sexuality, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Theme: "Sexuality: Relationships and Health: Emerging Insights, Trends and Skills." Contact: Office of Open Learning, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1; (519) 767-5000; fax (519) 767-1114; e-mail

June 18-19, 1999. Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America 57th Annual Meeting, Fordham University-Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY. Theme: "A Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Polish and Polish American Studies." Contact: Thaddeus V. Gromada, 208 E. 30th Street, New York, NY 10016; (212) 686-4164; fax (212) 545-1130; e-mail

June 18-20, 1999. The Second International, Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference, PRSA Educators Academy, University of Maryland Conference Center, Baltimore, MD. Theme: "Bridging Boundaries and Borders: Identifying the Interdisciplinary Connections." Contact: Patrick Jackson, Jackson, Jackson and Wagner, 14 Front Street, Exeter, NY 03833-2747. For additional conference information see: .

June 18-20, 1999. Institute for the Analysis of Contemporary Society Annual Conference, Southern Vermont. Contact: Charles Gattone, Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; or C.J. Churchill, Department of Sociology, Brandeis University, Mailstop 071, Waltham, MA 02454-9110; e-mail

June 21-July 30, 1999. Linguistic Society of America Linguistic Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Courses, conferences, workshops, receptions, parties, and other activities will be offered of interest to scholars in the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive sciences. For up-to-date information: .

July 14-18, 1999. International Visual Sociology Association 1999 Annual Conference, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Theme: "Visual Cultures and Visual Literacies: Changing Ways Of Imaging Science and Society." For up to date information go to the Antwerp Conference Web Site. . Queries or suggestions regarding this web site can be send to the conference web site master Dimitri Mortelmans; e-mail

July 29-31, 1999. International Symposium on Technology and Society 1999, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Theme: "Women and Technology: Historical, Social, and Professional Perspectives." Contact co-chairs: (1) David Morton, IEEE History Center, Rutgers University, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08904; e-mail; (2) April Brown, Department of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332; e-mail

August 4-6, 1999. Association of Black Sociologists 29th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. Theme: "Social Change and Racial Inequality: Reflections of the Past, Prospects for the 21st Century". Contact: Bette J. Dickerson, 1999 ABS Program Chair, American University, Department of Sociology, Room 8072, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20016; (202) 885-2479, e-mail

August 10-14, 1999. 5th World Congress on Physical Activity, Aging, and Sports, sponsored by the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Wyndham Resort and Spa, Orlando, FL. Contact: Congress Office, Human Kinetics, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076; (1-800) 747-4457, ext. 3510; e-mail; website .

August 18-21, 1999. European Sociological Association 4th European Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Theme: "Europe’s Working In the World." Contact: (1) Volker Bornschier, University of Zurich, Sociological Institute, Reamistr. 69, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland; fax +41-1-6344989; e-mail vobo@soziologie.; (2) Nikolai Genov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology, 13A Moskovska Street, 000 Sofia, Bulgaria; fax +35-9-2803791; e-mail

September 17-19, 1999. International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts. Theme: "Re-Organizing Knowledge: Transforming Institutions Knowing, Knowledge and the University in the XXI Century." Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts- Amherst in conjunction with The University of Lancaster (UK), The University of Warwick (UK), and Organization: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Organization, Theory and Society. Contact: Marta B. Calas and Linda Smircich, Editors, Organization-Editorial office for the Americas, Department of Management, School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA 0l003; E-mail;; .

October 14-17, 1999. International Sociological Association, Conference on Gender and Rural Transformations in Europe, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Theme: "Past, Present and Future Prospects." Contact: Margreet van der Burg, Conference Coordinator, Gender Studies in Agriculture, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands; +31-317-483374; fax +31-317-485477; Email:

October 21-24, 1999. 21st Annual Symposium on Social Work with Groups, Denver, CO. Theme: "Mining the Gold in Group Work." Contact: Catheryne Schmitz or Sue Henry, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, 2149 S. High St., Denver, CO 80208; (303) 871-2873; fax (303) 871-2845; e-mail Home page at .

October 22-23, 1999. New York State Sociological Association, 47th Annual Meeting, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. Theme: "Sociology Beyond the Millennium: The Next Generation." Contact: Kay Valentine, Department of Sociology, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618; e-mail

November 4-6, 1999. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 28th Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Contact: ARNOVA Executive Office, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 550 W. North Street, Suite 301, Indianapolis, IN 46202; (317) 684-2120; fax (317) 684-8900; .

November 4-7, 1999. Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN. Theme: "Confronting Structures of Power: Theory and Practice for the Twenty-First Century." Contact: Dan Santoro, AHS Program Chair, Division of Social Sciences, 104 Krebs Hall, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Johnstown, PA 15904; (814) 269-2976; fax (814) 269-7255; e-mail santoro+@imap.


American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Research Scholar-in-Residence Award. AAUW Invites Applications from women scholars with research interests in the higher education experience of women. The research project must focus on the impact and consequences for women for either of the following topics: (1) technology, in particular, distance learning, in higher education; (2) economic barriers limiting access to higher education. The Research Scholar-in-Residence will produce a report that will be published by AAUW Educational Foundation. The award requires full-time commitment, and performance of the work primarily in Washington, DC. Depending on professional and academic accomplishments, the Scholar could be considered for a research appointment at American University’s School of Education. Stipend: Up to $45,000 for up to 12 months, as determined by the nature and duration of the project. Some fringe benefits are available. Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate plus at least five years of academic research in women’s issues in higher education. Receipt Deadline: June 1, 1999; Research begins: September 1999 To obtain guidelines required for application visit or contact AAUW Educational Foundation, Research Scholar-in-Residence Award, 1111 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 728-7602; e-mail

2000-2001 Fulbright Awards for U.S. Faculty and Professionals. Opportunities for lecturing or advanced research in nearly 130 countries are available to college and university faculty and professionals outside academe. U.S. citizenship and PhD or comparable professional qualifications are required. For lecturing awards, university or college teaching experience is expected. Foreign language skills are needed in some countries but most lecturing assignments are in English. Contact: USIA Fulbright Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street NW, Suite 5L, Box GNEWS, Washington, DC 20008-3009; (202) 686-7877; e-mail apprequest@; .

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Program for Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Responsibilities will include teaching one introductory feminist or gender theory course and one other course in field of expertise each year. Must have received PhD within the past five years. Send letter of application, dossier, writing sample (30 pages maximum), and a sample undergraduate syllabus to: Frances Ferguson and Jonathan Goldberg, Co-Directors, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Owen House, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2685. Deadline: April 15, 1999. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The National Institutes of Health. Request for applications focusing on research on the etiology, extent, services, treatment, management, and prevention of child neglect. This is a joint effort of several components of the NIH including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Children’s Bureau of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; and units within the Departments of Justice and Education. Approximately $3,315,000 has been pledged by the co-sponsors, for grants that will begin in fiscal year 2000. An estimated 11 to 15 grants will be awarded for up to five years. For more information visit the NIH Home Page , or obtain a copy of the weekly NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The application submission deadline is September 14, 1999.

Princeton University. The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships to be awarded for the academic year 2000-2001 to outstanding teachers and scholars who are interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton to writing about ethics and human values. Fellowships extend from September through May. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or a professional post-graduate degree and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. Deadline for application materials is December 15, 1999. Recipients will be notified by March 15, 2000. Contact: Valerie Kanka, University Center for Human Values, Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; (609) 258-4798; e-mail


The ASA Race, Gender and Class Section invites nominations for the 1999 awards. (1) Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award. This award is offered in recognition of an outstanding book published in the last 30 years that has made a distinguished and significant contribution to the early development of the field of integrative race, gender, and class. Books may be submitted by the author or by others. Book authors need not be sociologists. The winner will be announced at the 1999 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago. To nominate self or others, please provide a clear statement of no longer than two pages, explaining and commenting on the ways the book significantly contributed to the early development of the field of race, gender, and class and send three copies of the nomination statement along with three copies of the nominated book by the deadline April 25, 1999. (2) Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award. This award is offered in recognition of an outstanding article published in the last 30 years that has made a distinguished and significant contribution to the early development of the field of integrative race, gender, and class. Articles may be submitted by the author or by others. Article authors need not be sociologists. The winner will be announced at the 1999 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago. To nominate self or others, please provide a clear statement of no longer than two pages, commenting on the ways the article significantly contributed to the early development of the field of integrative race, gender, and class studies and send three copies of the nomination statement along with three copies of the nominated article by the deadline of April 25, 1999. (3) Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is offered for the best graduate student paper that uses a race, gender, and class analysis or analyzes an important theoretical or significant empirical problem in the field of race, gender, and class. Papers (maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student authored (i.e. papers co-authored with faculty members are not eligible) and written when the author was a student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 1997 are eligible. The name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, and institutional affiliation of the author must be indicated on the title page, along with graduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). The award is expected to include some funds, which may be used towards travel expenses for the ASA Annual Meeting. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. To nominate self or others, please provide a clear statement of no longer than two pages, commenting on the ways the paper significantly contributes to race, gender, and class and send three copies of the nomination statement along with three copies of the nominated paper by the deadline of April 25, 1999. Send nominations for all awards to: Award Committee Chair: BarBara Scott, Department of Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 60625; (773) 794-2723; e-mail

The Association for Humanist Sociology is accepting nominations for its biennial book award, to be presented at the AHS annual meeting in Memphis in November of 1999. This award will be given to the book published between July 1, 1997 and July 1, 1999 that best reflects the humanist tradition in sociology, especially the commitment to scholarship and practice that is relevant to addressing issues of peace, equality, and social justice. Copies of nominated books should be made available to each member of the AHS Book Award Committee. Authors (self-nominations are permitted), nominators, or publishers should arrange for review copies to be sent to: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Chair, AHS Book Award Committee, Department of Sociology, 337 Graham, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 27402; Wick Griswold, Hillyer College, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117; Linda J. Olson, Department of Sociology, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 05735. While a letter of nomination is not required, it should be clearly noted that the book is being submitted for the AHS Book Award. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 1999.

Summer Programs

32nd Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis And Collection, July 10-August 19, 1999. Over 40 two-week courses offered on social survey design and analysis, sampling, regression, multilevel analysis, qualitative data analysis, content analysis, time series analysis, correspondence analysis, frame analysis, data mining, log linear analysis, latent class analysis, discourse analysis, data visualisation, social network analysis, maximum likelihood estimation, ethnography, interviewing, scaling, structural equation models, SPSS, panel surveys, ecological analysis, social theory, participant observation, conflict management and international relations. Contact: Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom; +44-01206-872502; fax +44-1206-873598; e-mail For further information, see www page at

Caught in the Web offers up-to-date information on fellowships and grants for research in Europe. Also listed are conferences, seminars, summer institutes and links to research centers and organizations active in European studies across Europe and the U.S. Listings are updated twice weekly. is run by the Council for European Studies. The Council also offers Pre-Dissertation Fellowships for Graduate Research in France, and Network Travel Subsidies for European Scholars granted to European professors lecturing at an institutional member in North America.

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