American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - July/August 1998

Call for Papers—Conferences
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Call for Papers


The American Orthopsychiatric Association invites abstracts for its 76th Annual Meeting to be held April 9-11, 1999, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Washington, DC. The program committee urges Ortho members and nonmembers in a range of settings such as academia, advocacy, private practice, law, hospitals, and agencies to submit abstracts on relevant issues of current concern in mental health research, practice and policy. Proposals should be comprised of both an abstract of 50 words and a more detailed description of 300-500 words. To submit a proposal, 10 collated copies of your identification cover page, abstract, and description should be mailed to: American Orthopsychiatric Association Annual Meeting Program Committee, 330 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001; (212) 564-5930. Deadline for postmark of proposals is September 11, 1998.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education invites applications for presentations for its 25th Annual Meeting to be held February 25-28, 1999, at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Theme: "Blending Pedagogy and Technology: The Virtual Classroom of the 21st Century." For more information and application instructions contact the AGHE Program Chair: Leslie A. Morgan, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250; (410) 455-2074.

Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) is soliciting abstracts of papers as well as proposals for complete sessions or discussion panels for the 17th Annual CIRA Conference to be held in Boston, MA, April 23-24, 1999. Theme: "Iran at the Threshold of the New Millenium." Send abstracts and proposals before November 30, 1998, to Kamran Dadkhah, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115;

The Communitarian Network will hold its Communitarian Summit February 27-28, 1999 at the Washington National Hilton, Crystal City, VA. Individuals interested in submitting a paper or organizing a session should send an abstract to: Vanessa Wight, The Communitarian Network, 2130 H Street NW, Suite 714 J, Washington, DC 20009; e-mail For full conference details and updates see

The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies is holding its second workshop on rural Russia in Spring 1999 in Washington, DC. Theme: "Rural Russia: New Directions in Research." Participants in the workshop will be expected to present their current research pertaining to rural Russia and actively engage in discussion of themes related to rural development. Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of their current research, a current resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Rural Russia Workshop, The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, The Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1330 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20523. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 1998. Contact Nancy Popson at (202) 691-4100 for additional information.

The North American Labor History (NALH) Conference invites proposals for panels and papers on the theme, "Class and Politics in Historical and Contemporary Perspective" for its 21st meeting to be held October 21-23, 1999, at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. We are interested in sessions and/or papers which examine how class and politics connect. Please submit panel and paper proposals (including a 1-2 page paper abstracts and curriculum vitae for all participants) by March 15, 1999 to: Elizabeth Faue, Coordinator, NALH Conference, Department of History, 3094 Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-2525.

The Oral History Association invites proposals for papers and presentations for its 1999 annual meeting to be held October 7-10, 1999 in Anchorage, AK. Theme: "Giving Voice: Oral Historians and the Shaping of the Narrative." For further information contact: Susan Armitage, Washington State University, Womens’ Studies Program, Pullman, WA 99164-4007; (509) 335-8569; e-mail

The Popular Culture Association National Convention will be held March 31-April 3, 1999 in San Diego, CA. Theme: "Of Utopianism, Dystopianism, and Technorealism: Electronic Culture at the Millenium." Papers and panels addressing all areas of electronic communication and culture are invited to the meeting. Submissions should be between 400-700 words in length and should be sent via email to: Sam Smith, smithsr@ The deadline for submission is August 15, 1998.

The Second National and International Conference on Black Women in the Academy, June 24-27, 1999, The Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Black Women in the Academy II: Service and Leadership." Deadline for submission of papers is October 6, 1998. For registration form and more information contact: Howard University/Black Women in the Academy II, P.O. Box 1023, Washington, DC 20059; (202) 806-4556; fax (202) 806-9236; e-mail

The 16th Qualitative Analysis Conference will be held at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 13-16, 1999. Theme: "Social Processes in an Interdisciplinary Perspective." The organizers are calling for papers that speak to qualitative research and social processes from an interdisciplinary perspective. The deadline for submission is September 1, 1998. The title, abstract, and accompanying one-page vitae must be sent to either one of the two organizers: Deborah K. van den Hoonaard, Gerontology Program, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB Canada E3B; e-mail dkvdh@; (506) 452-0486; or Will C. van den Hoonaard, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3; e-mail; (506) 453-4849.


Applied Behavioral Science Review invites submissions for a special issue on the 1997 Red River Valley flooding in the Upper Midwest. Special issue editors Clifford Staples and Kathleen Tiemann are looking for theoretically informed, empirically grounded social science research on any aspect of this disaster, including applied and policy oriented papers. This special issue will be published in the fall of 1999. Deadline for submission is December 31, 1998. Manuscripts should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages and should be submitted in APA style on paper (three copies) and on disk (Microsoft Word). For information and submissions contact: Clifford Staples, Department of Sociology, Box 7136, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202; (701) 777-4417; fax (701) 777-2468; e-mail

Children and Youth Services Review invites submissions for a special issue to be published in 1999. Theme: "Children and Family Policy in Europe." This special issue will be an important opportunity for European writers and those writing about Europe to share their experiences in the most important research journal in the fields of social work and child welfare. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words in length including notes and references. Four copies should be mailed by November 1, 1998 to: Robert Dingwall. School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to: robert.dingwall@nottingham.; +44(115) 951-5418; fax +44 (115) 951-5232.

Cultural Studies: A Research Annual invites submissions for its Volume 5, 1999 issue. Cultural Studies is an open-review annual devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of those global cultural practices and cultural forms that shape the meaning of race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and gender in the contemporary world. Deadline for submission is October 15, 1998. Send submissions (five copies) and a $10.00 processing fee, payable to the University of Illinois, to the editor: Norman K. Denzin, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-0795; fax (217) 333-5225; e-mail n-denzin@staff.uiuc. edu.

European Journal of Women’s Studies is accepting submissions for a special issue on Simone de Beauvoir in August 1999. This issue commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of The Second Sex in 1949. All submissions critically assessing de Beauvoir’s contribution to feminism welcomed. For discussion of ideas and abstracts, please contact the editor Mary Evans: Faculty of Social Sciences, Darwin College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5BP, United Kingdom; e-mail m.s.evans@ Papers should not exceed 5000 words and must be submitted before September 15, 1998, to Zjan Matti (Managing Editor), Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Journal of Children and Poverty. The Institute for Children and Poverty is requesting manuscripts to be considered for publication. Submissions must contribute to the discussion of issues surrounding children and families in poverty. The journal is published biannually and the deadline for submissions is rolling. For submission guidelines, contact: Rebecca Miller, Institute for Children and Poverty, 36 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003; (212) 529-5252; fax (212) 529-7698; e-mail hn4061@; http://www.Homesfor

Qualitative Inquiry invites submissions for 1999 issues. QI is an open-review, quarterly journal devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of qualitative research methods. Results of specific research studies using qualitative methods are not appropriate unless the nethodological issues are paramount. Deadlines for submission are October 15, 1998, and February 15 and April 15, 1999. Send submissions (five copies) and a $10.00 processing fee, payable to the University of Illinois, to the editor: Norman K. Denzin, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-0795; fax (217) 333-5225; e-mail n-denzin@staff.uiuc. edu.

Sociological Focus is planning a special issue on the theme, "Work and Family Conflict: Antecedents, Implications, Remedies." Scholars and practitioners conducting original research related to the theme are invited to submit papers to: David J. Maume, Jr., Director, Kunz Center for the Study of Work and Family, P.O. Box 210378, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0378; (513) 556-4713; fax (513) 556-0047; e-mail Deadline for submission is December 1, 1998.

Sociological Imagination is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on "Bosnia and Sociology." The issue, to be published in mid-1999, will apply sociological insights to the situation in Bosnia. Send three copies of the manuscript to: Keith Doubt, Division of Social Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 63501; (816) 785-4322; e-mail Manuscripts should adhere to ASR format and should contain an abstract of approximately 50 to 75 words.

Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Annual invites submissions for its 1999 issue. Preference is given to manuscripts which stress empirical and theoretical issues at the cutting edge of interactionist-interpretive thought. Deadline for submission is August 1, 1998. Send submissions (five copies) and a $10.00 processing fee, payable to the University of Illinois, to the editor: Norman K. Denzin, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-0795; fax (217) 333-5225; e-mail n-denzin@staff.uiuc. edu.

Theorizing Intimacy. The Centre for Refugee Studies of the Graduate Program in Sociology of York University is putting together a collection of scholarly work that cuts across disciplinary perspectives. Papers are sough that push the margins to the center in conceptualizing intimacy and/or intimate relationships. Abstracts (approximately 150-250 words) will be accepted until July 15. If accepted, papers are due August 30, 1998 (hard copy and disk). For more information or to submit contact Gail McCabe by e-mail or; (905) 858-9063.


August 9-12, 1998. Governmental Research Association 84th Annual Conference, Radisson Plaza, Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Dan Solomone, Executive Director, 1998 GRA Conference Host; (612) 224-7477; e-mail

August 19- 20, 1998. Seventh Annual Conference of Sociologists Against Sexual Harassment (SASH), Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA. Theme: "Sexual Harassment Research and Response: Culture and the Politics of Social Change." Contact: Kimberly J. Cook, SASH Coordinator, Department of Criminology, University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9300, Portland , ME 04104; (207) 780-4399; fax (207) 780-4987; e-mail

August 20-23, 1998. Midwest Consortium for Latino Research Fourthth Midwest Conference, Indiana University-Bloomington. Theme: "Issues, Challenges and Successes: Latinos and Latinas in the Midwest." Contact: Rosemary T. Faiver, Executive Director, Midwest Consortium for Latino Research, Michigan State University, 203 Paolucci Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1110;

October 8-10, 1998. The 26th Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Geriatrics Center. Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD. Contact: Office of Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205-2195; (410) 955-2959; fax (410) 955-0807; e-mail;

October 12-13, 1998. Societal Impact on the Aging Self. Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA. Contact: Judy Hall, Conference Planner, Pennsylvania State University, 225 the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, PA 16802-7002; (814) 863-5100; e-mail ConferenceInfo1@; http://www.outreach.

October 15-18, 1998. Oral History Association 32nd National Meeting, Buffalo, NY. Theme: "Crossing the Boundary, Crossing the Line: Oral History on the Border." Contact: Oral History Association, P.O. Box 97234, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7234; (254) 710-2764; fax (254) 710-1571; e-mail;

October 30 to November 1, 1998. Social Networks and Social Capital: An International Conference, Duke University. Contact; http://www.soc.

November 12-14, 1998. Education Trust Conference, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Bringing it All Together: Making Standards, Curriculum, and Professional Development Work for All Students, Kindergarten through College." Contact: Wanda Robinson, Conference Manager, The Education Trust, 1725 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; fax (202) 293-2605.

November 13, 1998. The New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) 1998 Fall Conference, College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Theme: "Teaching and Learning Excellence in the Student-Focused Classroom." Contact: Matthew L. Ouellet, Associate Director, Center for Teaching, Box #33245, 301 Goodell Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-3245; (413) 545-1225; fax (413) 545-3829;

November 18-21, 1998. Conference Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, University of Havana, Havana Cuba. Contact: Charles McKelvey, Center for Development Studies, 210 Belmont Stakes, Clinton, SC 29325; e-mail; fax (864) 833-8481.


American Antiquarian Society is awarding a number of short and long-term visiting research fellowships: (1) AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for four to 12 months of support (maximum $30,000) for research on any subject on which the Society has strong holdings; (2) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for a minimum of nine months in residence at AAS (the maximum available stipend is $35,000); (3) Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships for one to three months’ support ($950 per month) for research on any subject for which the Society has strong holdings; (4) Stephen Botein Fellowships for one to two months’ residence ($950 per month) by persons working in the history of the book in American culture; (5) Joyce Tracy Fellowship for one months’ research on newspapers and magazines or for projects using these resources as primary documentation ($950); (6) Legacy Fellowship one month fellowship ($950) derived from the gifts of former fellows for research on any subject for which the Society has strong holdings; (7) AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowships for one to two months’ residence ($950 per month) by persons working in any area of American eighteenth-century studies; (8) AAS-Northeast Modern Language Associaton Fellowship for one months’ residence ($950) by persons doing research in American literary studies through 1876; (9) Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship tenable for a minimum of 12 months during the period June 1, 1999-August 31, 2000, provides the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication ($30,000); deadline for application for this fellowship is October 15, 1998. For all other AAS fellowships, the deadline for receipt of completed applications, including letters of recommendation, is January 15, 1999. Contact: John B. Hench, Vice President for Academic and Public Programs, Room A, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634; (508) 752-5813 or 755-5221; e-mail

The Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership announces the first annual competition for research grants in Leadership Studies. Grants for residence at the Center will be awarded to groups of 2-7 people—scholars and practitioners—to engage in intensive, collaborative work in Leadership Studies. Group grants are awarded for five-day periods and cover the costs of travel, lodging, and meals for each participant. The Center will also provide appropriate office space, meeting rooms, and conference facilities. Applications from any country are welcome (although a good command of English is essential), and are particularly encouraged from groups with members from different disciplines, sectors (public, private, non-profit), and specialties. The deadline for the receipt of applications is October 1, 1998. For further information and application materials contact: Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership, the James MacGregor Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7715; (301) 405-7920; fax (301) 405-6402; e-mail casl@academy.;

Law School Admission Council Research Grant Program funds research on legal education in the United States and in the common law schools of Canada. The Program welcomes research proposals proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and having time frames looking as far back as students’ undergraduate consideration of legal education or as far forward as students’ first jobs following law school. Contact: Kathleen B. McGeady, Coordinator of Grants and Contracts, Law School Admission Council, P.O. Box 40, 661 Penn Street, Newtown, PA 18940-0040; (215) 968-1377; fax (215) 968-1169; e-mail kmcgeady@

Marshall University has received a Rockefeller Foundation for the Humanities grant to establish a Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia. Scholars are invited to apply for resident fellowships funded by the Center. Deadline for submission is February 15, 1999, for the Fall 1999 Fellowship. Contact: Mary Thomas, Administrative Assistant, CSEGA, Marshall University, 400 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 25755; http://www.marshall. edu/csega/.

Nichols College, a small private college of professional studies annually awards a distinguished visiting professor position in a selected academic discipline. The college’s Institute for the Study of American Values invites applications for a six-week appointment during the fall semester to participate as a guest lecturer in Sociology and team teach across other related disciplines. On occasion would be asked to participate in institute symposia and seminars. Starting date is negotiable. Honorarium, housing and meals included. Send letters of application and curriculum vitae to: Ellen I. Rosen, Nichols College, Associate Professor of Sociology, Dudley, MA 01571.

Social Science Research Council. The Sexuality Research Fellowship Program provides dissertation and postdoctoral support ($28,000 and $38,000 respectively) for social and behavioral science research on sexuality. Joint application from fellow applicant and research advisor/associate required. Applications for academic year 1999-2000 due by December 15, 1998. Contact: Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; e-mail; http://www.ssrc. org.

The University of Michigan. Research and Training Program on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy offers one and two-year postdoctoral fellowships to American minority scholars in all the social sciences. Applicants must have completed their PhDs by August 1, 1999. Application deadline is January 13, 1999. Contact: Program on Poverty, the Underclass, and Public Policy, 540 E. Liberty, Suite 202, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210.

Wesleyan University, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cultural Studies. One fellow will be appointed for the academic year 1999-2000 to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities. In the 1999-2000 the Center will focus on cultural studies with the themes, "The Problem of Aesthetics" (Fall) and "Lives of the City" (Spring). The fellow will teach one seminar for undergraduates and will participate in the Center’s interdisciplinary program of lectures and colloquia. Candidates must have received their PhD after May 1, 1994, and must demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary interest. The award carries an annual stipend of $31,000 plus $500 to support research. Completed applications must be postmarked by November 15, 1998. For a brochure detailing the application process, and a complete description of the themes, write to: Application Coordinator, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0069; (860) 685-2170; e-mail pcamden@


The Charles DeBenedetti Prize in Peace History. The Peace History Society invites submission for the prize, to be given to the author or authors of an outstanding article published in English in 1997 or 1998, which deals with peace history. Articles may focus on the history of peace movements, the response of individuals to peace and war issues, the relationship between peace and other reform movements, gender issues in warfare and peacemaking, comparative analyses, and quantitative studies. The prize includes a cash award of $500. Articles should be submitted in triplicate by February 1, 1999 to Susan Zeiger, Department of History, Regis College, Weston, MA 02193.

Italian Americana announces the annual $500 Massaro Prize and the $500 Geo. D. Caruolo Prize to be awarded for the best critical essay that appears in Italian Americana each year on an historical theme, be it social, political, economic, or literary. The competition is open to all to encourage the documentation and study of the Italian American experience. Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 typed, double-spaced pages, including notes. Deadlines for submission are July 1 (Massaro Prize) and January 1 (Caruolo Prize). Contact the editor: Carol Bonomo Albright, Italian Americana, URI/Providence Center, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903.

The Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility. This annual award was established in 1980 and consists of a plaque and $2500. The Award will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, January 21-26, 1999. Deadline for nominations is August 1, 1998. To submit a nomination: send your name, address, and phone number and the name(s) and address(es) of the nominee; a summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (250 words); A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated; at least two letters of support, with addresses and phone numbers; the candidate’s vita (no more than three pages); any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee’s achievement. Please submit all information to: Deborah Runkle, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6794; fax (202) 289-4950.

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