American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - May/June 1998

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


Call for Papers


The Community Studies Center, Dickinson College, invites paper and panel proposals for a conference on "Creating and Exploring Community: Collaborative Research Involving Undergraduates," March 25-27, 1999. Proposals are invited that involve undergraduates in archival and oral history research, archaeology, cultural resources and material culture, film and documentary, public policy analyses, and multiculturalism and difference. Individual projects not carried out in the community or not involving students as researchers are not eligible. Send four copies of paper or panel proposals and curriculum vitae of faculty participants by August 1, 1998, to: Kim Lacy Rogers, Director, Community Studies Center, 5 Landis House, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013; fax (717) 245-1854; e-mail or nestors@

The Georgia Sociological Association invites submissions for the 33rd Annual Meeting, to be held in November 1998, Jekyll Island, GA. Theme: "The Challenge of Change." Send presentation title; name, address, e-mail and phone number of contact person and co-presenters; an abstract; a list of equipment needs; and time required (15, 30, 45, 60, or 75 minutes) to: Lana Wachniak, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591; (770) 423-6306; e-mail lwachnia@ Deadline: October 1, 1998.

The Seventh Biannual Conference on Applied and Business Demography will be held October 29-31, in Annapolis, MD, in conjunction with the Southern Demographic Association meetings. The conference will focus on market and business applications and demography and innovative applications of demographic methods in non-traditional areas. Abstracts of proposed presentations should be sent by June 30, 1998, to: K.V. Rao or Jerry Wicks, Department of Sociology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403; (419) 372-2294; fax (419) 372-8306; e-mail apd98@ (Rao) or (Wicks).

The Society for Applied Sociology (SAS) will hold its 15th Annual Meeting October 22-25, 1998, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, Denver, CO. Theme: "Creating Links to the Community." With three pre-conference professional workshops, the program will contain a diverse collection of papers and presentations including professional training sessions. Both academic and non-academic sociologists will find that SAS welcomes their contributions to the discipline. For further information, contact: Steve Steele, Acting Executive Officer, Society for Applied Sociology, Anne Arundel Community College, Division of Social Sciences, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012; (410) 541-2369; fax (410) 541-2239; e-mail: Proposals can also be submitted on-line at


The ASA Teaching Resources Center invites submissions for the second edition of The Sociology of Peace and War, a curriculum guide. Reflective essays, full length syllabi, course outlines, instructional assignments and materials, lists of websites, electronic home pages, professional organizations, listservs, films, journals, and other resources are invited. Syllabi in the following areas are particularly encouraged: regional conflicts (except South Africa), poverty/social class and its connections to conflict/violence, disarmament, military-industrial linkages and economic conversion, local conflict resolution (e.g., in families, communities, workplaces, and schools), and warfare (as distinct from military institutions). Four copies of submissions, plus a copy on disk in Word or WordPerfect, should be sent as soon as possible to: Helen Raisz, Department of Sociology, St. Joseph’s College, West Hartford, CT 06117; e-mail

A Multicultural Understanding of Domestic Violence. There is a tremendous void in the literature on the causes, consequences, descriptions, and recommendations of battered women from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and sexual orientation communities. Scholars, activists, practitioners, service providers, survivors, community groups, and supportive services who are working and writing about domestic violence from a multicultural perspective are asked to contact: Natalie J. Sokoloff, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019; (212) 237-8671; nsokolof@faculty.

Contemporary Justice Review invites submissions for a special issue on "The Requirements of Just Community." Manuscripts should be approximately 25 double-spaced pages and should follow American Psychological Association style. Submissions should be accompanied by a 150-word abstract, six key words, a biographical sketch of the author(s), and an e-mail address. Submit four copies (three prepared for blind review) on disk in WordPerfect 6.0 format to the editor: Dennis Sullivan, 14 Voorheesville Avenue, P.O. Box 262, Vorheesville, NY 12186; (518) 765-2468; e-mail gezellig@global2000. net. Deadline: July 15, 1999. For detailed information on manuscript preparation, see http://www.gbhap. com.

Contributions in Sociology Series welcomes scholarly manuscripts (60,000-85,000 words) 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, Canada R3B 2E9; fax (204) 774-4134; e-mail

The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences is now able to publish additional papers each issue due to a number of changes in the journal. It aims to maintain its traditional high quality of papers, and encourages potential authors to submit manuscripts. New style guidelines are available in the January 1998 issue or at The journal is also expanding its reviewer database in anticipation of increased manuscript flow. Send manuscripts for review or a curriculum vita to be considered for the reviewer database to the editor: Fredric D. Wolinsky, St. Louis University School of Public Health, 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-3342; (314) 977-8115; fax (314) 977-8150; e-mail

Research in Community Sociology invites papers on various dimensions of communities. Papers should be submitted in ASR format and should not exceed 40 pages. Submit three copies by November 1, 1998, to the editor: Dan A. Chekki, Department of Sociology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9; fax (204) 774-4134; e-mail sociology@

Social Perspectives on Health invites 3-4 page abstracts for Volume V. Chapters will be devoted to scientific issues involved in the study of the nexus between emotion, brain, and society. Abstracts are due July 1, 1998. Final chapters (35-40 pages) will be due in November 1998. Send to: David D. Franks, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Box 2040, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2040; (804) 828-6463.

Social Science Computer Review invites submission for its annual issue on "state of the art" review/overview essays covering computing and information technology in each social science discipline and allied fields such as research methodology and geographic information systems. Manuscripts should be approximately 25 pages and will be due at the end of summer 1998. For additional information, see Sample issues may be obtained from jsamples@


June 17-19, 1998. Building Healthy Partnerships Conference, Washington Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Supporting Community-Based Outreach." For additional information on hotel and registration, call Martha Toliver at (301) 429-2300 or (800) 662-2792. For questions regarding the conference program, call LaVerne Green at (301) 594-4451.

July 9-12, 1998. Head Start’s Fourth National Research Conference, Hyatt Regency-Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Theme: "Children and Families in an Era of Rapid Change." For additional information, call Columbia School of Public Health at (212) 304-5251 or e-mail;

August 5-9. 1998. Rural Sociological Society 61st Annual Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Portland, OR. Theme: "Beyond Politics: Rethinking the Future of Democracy." Contact: Rural Sociological Society, Department of Sociology, Room 512 Arntzen Hall, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9081; (360) 6540-7571; fax (360) 650-7295; e-mail ruralsoc@cc.wwu. edu.

August 20-22, 1998. Eleventh Annual Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Lexington, KY. Theme: "A Wake-up Call: How to Balance Patient Care with a Balanced Budget." Contact: Carol Pearcy, Office of Continuing Education, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Kentucky, 465 E. High Street, Suite 204, Lexington, KY 40507-1941; (606) 434-6459; fax (606) 323-2437; e-mail cpear0; http://www2.mccs.

October 17, 1998. Stanford University Program in Genomics, Ethics, and Society Annual Conference, Stanford, CA. Theme: "Individual Genetic Variation: Implications of the Coming Transformation of Medicine." Contact: Heather Silverberg, Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics, 701 Welch Road, Suite #1105, Palo Alto, CA 94304; (650) 498-7869; fax (650) 725-6131; e-mail heather.;

October 24-26, 1998. University of Southern California Institute for the Study of Jews in American Life Conference. Theme: "Eye & Thou: Jewish Autobiography in Film and Video." Contact: Jeremy Scho-enberg at (213) 740-3405 or e-mail

October 28-31, 1998. Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Lafayette Hilton Hotel, Lafayette, LA. Theme: "Diversity in Action: Applying Sociology to Community Issues." Contact: Lin Huff-Corzine, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1360; (407) 823-5059; fax (407) 823-3026; e-mail lcorzine@

November 4-7, 1998. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Meeting, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Evaluating Sport Sociology." Contact: Alan Klein, Department of Sociology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 373-4985;

November 6-8, 1998. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Conference, Hotel duParc, Montreal, Canada. Theme: "Voyager Savants: Following Religions Across Space and Time." Contact: Marie Cornwall, 872 SWKT, Department of Sociology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602; e-mail marie_; http://fhss.byu. edu/soc/sssr/index.html.

November 19-22, 1998 Association for Humanist Sociology, Austin, TX. For further information, contact: Susan Caulfield, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008; (616) 387-5291; e-mail


The American Cancer Society announces two grant programs. (1) The Clinical Research Training Grant for Junior Faculty is intended to provide resources for junior faculty members to achieve mentored research training and experience. Candidates must be within the first four years of a faculty appointment in their discipline. The grant provides up to $150,000 per year for one to three years, including indirect costs. The next application deadline is October 1, 1998. For additional information, contact the Society at (404) 329-7558; (fax (404) 321-4669; e-mail; (2) The Target Research Project Grant Program in Prostate Cancer has targeted three areas of research. $1.5 million has been earmarked per grant cycle for each of the areas of "Behavioral, Psychosocial, and Quality of Life Issues" and "Health Policy and Outcomes Research." Grants for "Novel Ideas in Prostate Cancer Cell Biology" are eligible for up to $750,000 in funds per grant cycle. The next deadline is October 15, 1998. For additional information, contact Peter Ove at (404) 329-7552; e-mail;

Princeton University, University Center for Human Values, invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships for 1999-2000, given 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 should have a doctorate or post-graduate degree and not be in the process of writing a dissertation. Deadline for application materials is December 16, 1998, for fellowships beginning September 1999. For further information, contact: Stephanie Resko, University Center for Human Values, Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; (609) 258-4798;;

The National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research (OAR) is accepting requests for supplements for FY1998 HIV Prevention Science Initiative Funds. The highest priority will be given to support research activities that focus on the behavior of HIV-infected individuals as it relates to further transmission of HIV or the prevention of HIV infection. Secondary priority areas are comprehensive HIV prevention strategies for substance abusers, strategies for preventing vertical transmission of HIV, and prevention methods for women. The majority of the funds will be used to support new grants rather than to supplement existing grants. Deadlines for new grants are June 11, 1998 (NIMH) and July 13, 1998 (OAR). Deadlines for supplements and meetings/conferences are May 14, 1998 (NIMH) and June 15, 1998 (OAR). For additional information, contact: Willo Pequegnat, AIDS Prevention and Translational Research, Office on AIDS Research, NIMH, NIH, 5600 Fisher Lane, Room 18-101, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-6100; fax (301) 443-9719; e-mail


The ASA Section on Community and Urban Sociology invites nominations for the 1998 Robert and Helen Lynd Award, which recognizes distinguished career achievement in urban and community sociology. Recent winners include Lyn Lofland, Peter Rossi, Herbert Gans, William Foote Whyte, and Sylvia Fava. Send a letter detailing the candidate’s contributions to community, rural, and/or urban sociology to: Nancy Kleniewsky, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. Deadline: June 1, 1998.

The Society for Applied Sociology invites nominations for 1999 Awards. The Lester F. Ward Distinguished Contributions to Applied Sociology Award is presented to a person who has made significant contributions to applied sociology over a substantial period of time. The Award for Sociological Practice is presented to an outstanding applied sociologist who has successfully demonstrated how sociological practice can advance and improve society. The Alex Boros Award for Contributions to the Society for Applied Sociology is presented to a member of SAS who has served the Association with distinction. Nominations for these awards should be submitted to: Michael S. Fleischer, Chair, 1999 SAS Awards Committee, 1434 Churchill Way, Marietta, GA 30062; fax (770) 509-0074; e-mail Michael_Fleischer@

The American Association for the Advancement of Science 1998 Science Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation, encourage and recognize outstanding reporting on the sciences and engineering in five categories: large newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, radio, and television. Contest year is July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998; deadline for nominations is June 30, 1998. For additional information, contact Dave Amber, (202) 326-6434; e-mail; http://www.aaas. org/communications/awards.htm.

The American Psychoanalytic Association sponsors the CORST Essay Prize of $1,000 for essays on psychoanalytically informed research in the bio-behavioral sciences, social sciences, arts, or humanities. Essays should be approximately 30 pages in length and of publishable quality. The winning essay will be presented at a special session at the December 1998 meetings of the Association and will be reviewed for publication by the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Entries are due September 1, 1998. Send four copies, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Vera J. Camden, CORST Essay Prize, 11328 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Summer Programs

The Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection offers over 40 two-week courses from July 4-August 15, 1998. For additional information, contact: Essex Summer School, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom; 44-1206-872502; fax 44-1206-8733598; e-mail sum_sch@; uk/summer98.

The International Summer School on Bulgarian Language, History and Culture will be held July 20-August 8, 1998, at the Institute for Qualification of Teachers, Varna. For additional information, contact: International School of Bulgarian Language, History and Culture, Konstantin Preslavsky University, Shumen 97 12, Bulgaria; (+359 54) 66 623; fax (+359 54) 63 171; e-mail

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education, will sponsor two four-day seminars on the use of NCES data: (1) National Household Education Survey, June 28-July 1, 1998; and (2) National Educational Longitudinal Survey, July 7-July 10, 1998. The seminars are open to faculty members, advanced graduate students, and data analysts. Both seminars will be held in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. There is no fee for attendance. NCES will provide training materials and equipment, transportation, and hotel accommodations. For additional information, contact Julie Scott, (703) 807-2307; e-mail; gov/nhes or

RAND announces the fifth annual Summer Institute on the Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging, July 24-26, 1998. For additional information, contact Bob Schoeni at or see In conjunction with the Summer Institute, RAND will also be hosting the first Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists, July 22-23, a lecture series organized around 2-3 half-day sessions, each with a distinct theme. Applicant forms are available at, or e-mail Dana Goldman at for additional information.

New Publications

Extensions, a journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, has devoted the Spring 1998 issue to "Lipset on Democracy," featuring the career contributions of ASA Past-President Seymour Martin Lipset. A free copy can be obtained from the Center at 630 Parrington Oval, Room 101, Norman, OK 73019.

The Human Body: Appearance, Shape, and Self-Image, is the seventh in a series on nonverbal communication by Dane Archer, professor of sociology at University of California-Santa Cruz. The 37-minute video reveals that vastly difference attitudes exist about what is considered attractive and unattractive, even within the same culture. The video and accompanying instructor’s guide are distributed through the University of California Extension Media Center in Berkeley. To obtain a copy, call (510) 642-0460. For a review copy of the video or photos, contact Barbara McKenna at (408) 459-2495; e-mail

Punishment & Society is a new international journal that will provide an interdisciplinary forum for research and scholarship dealing with punishment, penal institutions, and penal control. The journal will be edited by David Garland and Andrew Coyle, and published by Sage Publications. For additional information, including submission details and introductory subscription rates, contact Jonathan Carter, Journals Marketing Manager, Sage Publications, 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4PU, United Kingdom; fax +44 (0)171-374 8741; e-mail jonathan.

Other Organizations

Critical Sociology announces the new editor and address. Effective immediately, all new submissions should be sent to: Morton G. Wenger, Editor, Department of Sociology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292; (502) 228-6279; CRITSOC@ulkyvm. The goals of the journal remain unchanged: the publication of the highest scholarship within the parameters of a broadly defined critical sociology emphasizing that work which deploys, builds upon, and/or subjects to critical evaluation the contributions of the various Marxist traditions.

The Institute for the Study of International Migration has been established at Georgetown University. The Institute seeks to expand understanding of migration issues through its research, policy studies, convenings, and teaching. Susan Martin, Andy Schoenholtz, and Lindsay Lowell, formerly senior staff at the Commission on Immigration Reform have joined the faculty at Georgetown to establish the Institute. For additional information, contact: Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Box 579400, Washington, DC 20057-9400; (202) 298-0210; fax (202) 333-4340; e-mail Martinsf@, Schoenha@, or Lowellb@


I’m looking for collaborators to help move a model of income distributions, the Inequality Process, into policy applications. One application area is de-incentivizing discrimination and hate. Write me at the address below if you’d like to work on an application of the Inequality Process to policy, for example, the effect of national health insurance on reducing hate, or for example, to conceptualizing harrassment and hate in the workplace as a response to competition in the marketplace. Skeptics welcome. Papers available from: John Angle, P.O. Box 429, Cabin John, MD 20818-0429.

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