American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - November 1998

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1999 Conference on Recent Trends and Methods of Social Stratification Research, April 30-May 2, 1999, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. Sponsored by the Methodology section of the German Sociological Society, in collaboration with the Berlin-Brandenburg network of longitudinal researchers and the ISA Research Committees on Logic and Methodology and Social Stratification and Social Mobility. Abstracts of papers are due December 31, 1998. Contact: Uwe Engel, Department of Sociology, University of Potsdam, P.O. Box 90 03 27, D-14439 Potsdam, Germany; (49-331) 977-3419; fax (49-331) 977-3216; e-mail; .

Health Survey Research Methods (CHSRM), September 25-27, 1999. The Seventh Conference on Health Survey Research Methods (CHSRM),   will continue the series that began in 1975 to discuss new, innovative survey research methods that improve the quality of health survey data. The CHSRM will bring together researchers from various disciplines who are at the forefront of survey methods research, who are responsible for major health surveys, and who use survey data to develop health policy. Attendance will be limited to approximately 80 individuals who will be invited to present papers, chair sessions, discuss presentations and the state of knowledge in specific areas, and serve as rapporteurs. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered for all nonfederal invited participants. The exact location of the conference has not been set but it will be in Virginia on the weekend of September 25-27, 1999. To have a paper considered, send a 500- to 1,000-word abstract to Diane O'Rourke, Survey Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, 909 W. Oregon, Suite 300, Urbana, IL 61801 no later than February 1, 1999. For further information, call 217-333-4273 (fax 217-244-4408).

Human Rights: Changes and Challenges, April 29-May 1, 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. An interdisciplinary symposium exploring he theory, definition, and contestation of human rights, in both past and present, co-sponsored by the Atlanta History Center and Georgia Tech. The symposium invites new scholarly perspectives on the intersection of culture, government policy, and technology in human rights discourses. Send one-page proposal and short curriculum vitae by December 15, 1998 to: Alice Bullard and Gregory Nobles, Symposium Co-Chairs, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345.

International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment (formerly SASH), Eighth Annual Conference, August, 1999. Chicago, IL. Theme: "Creating Change: Sexual Harassment Research, Training, and Advocacy for the 21st Century." Papers, workshops, panels, and discussion groups on all aspects of sexual harassment are sought. Those with expertise on the following topics are especially welcomed: Men who are, or are likely to be, sexual harassers; racial or ethnic minorities; gay men and lesbians; K-12 students; women in male-dominated occupations; nations or geographic areas outside North America. ICASH is a multi-discipline, international group of professionals (academics, researchers, human resource personnel, trainers, attorneys, clinicians/therapists). Proposal deadline: February 22, 1999. Contact: James Gruber; (313) 593-5611; e-mail ; or Susan Fineran, e-mail .

International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, February 18-21, 1999, Hawthorn Suites Hotel, Charleston, SC. Sponsored by the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) and the Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, the conference is major forum for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and others interested in theory, methods, or applications of social networks. Abstracts are due no later than December 15, 1998. Contact: John Skvorentz, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-4968; e-mail . Conference information can be found at the INSNA website .

International Thorstein Veblen Association Third Conference, in honor of the 100th anniversary of The Theory of the Leisure Class, April 17-18, 1999, New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Papers on any topic pertaining to Veblen are welcome and may proceed from any disciplinary (or interdisciplinary) perspective. Submit a one-page abstract and curriculum vitae no later than December 1, 1998 to: Clare Eby, University of Connecticut-Hartford, 85 Lawler Road, W. Hartford, CT 06117; e-mail .

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, XXVI Annual Conference, April 28-May 1, 1999, San Antonio, TX. Theme: "Missionary Positions: Post-Colonialism to Pre-Sexto Sol." Submission packets must include four copies of the completed proposal form and 250-word abstract along with two legal sized, self-addressed, stamped envelopes. Deadline is November 13, 1998. Contact: Alex Vega, Conference Coordinator, (210) 458-2619, e-mail ; or Juan Rodriguez and Vida Mia Garcia, Panel Review Committee Chairs, (830) 372-6083.

Organization for the Protection of Children’s Rights, Fourth International Conference, October 13-15, 1999, Montreal, Canada. Theme: "Children and Violence: Our Individual, Family and Collective Responsibilities." Proposals must be submitted in writing and should include: title of the paper, name, address, phone and fax numbers of the speaker, a typed summary (200-300 words) of the paper and a short description (50 words) of the program. Papers must be received by January 15, 1999. Contact: Organization for the Protection of Children’s Rights, 5167, Jean-Talon est, Suite 370, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1S 1K8; (514) 593-4303; fax (514) 593-4659; websites  or .

Siena College, 15th Annual Conference on the 60th Anniversary of World War II, June 1-2, 2000, Siena College, Loudonville, NY. The focus will be 1940, though papers dealing with broad issues of earlier years are welcome. Send a 1-3 page outline or abstract of the proposal with sources and archive materials consulted, and a recent curriculum vitae or brief current biographical sketch by November 15, 1999 to: Thomas O. Kelly, II, Department of History, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211-1462; (518) 783-2512; fax (518) 786-5052; e-mail .

Third World Conference Foundation, 25th Annual Conference Silver Anniversary Celebration, March 17-20, 1999, Swissotel, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Third World and Global Development: Reconstruction and Redefinition." People from all backgrounds, including universities, international organizations, government, NGO’s, education and business are invited to participate. Deadline to send completed application form with three copies of an abstract is December 4, 1998. Contact: Roger K. Oden and Winberg Chai, Program Committee Co-Chairs, 1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60615-4509; (773) 241-6688; fax (773) 241-7898; e-mail   or .


The AHANA Project, a series on multicultural media for Greenwood Press, invites contributions that focus on the structure and operation of mass media that are controlled, significantly influenced and owned by AHANA (African, Hispanic/Latin, Asian and Native Americans). Items to be considered include reports of original research including case studies, critical essays, and professional profiles. Contact: Editors, The AHANA Project, Department of Journalism, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; fax (517) 774-7114; e-mail guy.t. .

Current Perspectives in Social Theory invites submissions for Volume 20, 2000. Current Perspectives in Social Theory is an annual publication dedicated to publishing significant articles across the spectrum of perspectives within social theory, conceived of in a broad and interdisciplinary way. To submit a manuscript, send five copies and a one-page abstract by January 31, 1999. Contact the Editor: Jennifer M. Lehmann, Department of Sociology, 741 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324.

ASA Demography Teaching Resource Guide invites syllabi submissions for the third edition. If you have an interesting syllabus for an introductory or advanced demography course, or if you have additional teaching materials that may be of interest to other professors, please submit them to the Editor: Loretta Bass, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Room 2353-3, Washington, DC 20233-8800; e-mail .

Ethics and Justice is an interdisciplinary public affairs journal covering current issues in social and criminal justice, ethics, and society. The journal is currently seeking manuscripts of up to 1000 words for publication in future issues. Please e-mail manuscripts or inquiries to . Visit the journal’s website at .

Internationalizing Sociology in the Age of Globalization: A Curriculum Guide, set to be published in 1999 by the ASA Teaching Resources Center, invites submissions for syllabi, course outlines, instructional assignments and materials, lists of websites, professional organizations, journals, listservs, films, short essays, and any other resources on teaching internationalizing sociology and internationalizing sociology in a global age and globalization. Submit two hard copies by November 15, 1998 to: Nathan Rousseau, Department of Sociology, Muskingum College, New Concord, OH 43762; e-mail .

Radical Pedagogy, a new online journal, publishes materials related to instructional theory and practice. We accept theoretical and practical papers, articles outlining unique pedagogical strategies, and multi-media materials constructed by the authors for instructional use. Contact: Timothy McGettigan, Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University, Box 7808, Winston-Salem, NC 27109; (336) 758-5447; e-mail ; .

Research in the Sociology of Health Care. Papers are being sought for Volume 17 to be published by JAI Press. The major theme is "Health Care Providers, Institutions, and Patients: Changing Patterns of Care Provision and Care Delivery." Send completed manuscripts, abstracts, or outlines by February 15, 1999 to: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, School of Health Administration and Policy, Box 874506, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4506; (602) 965-7099; fax (602) 965-6654; e-mail .

Sexuality and Culture, an interdisciplinary annual published by Transaction Publishers, invites submissions for its third volume (1999). Theme: "The Repression of Sexual Expression." Manuscripts should be double-spaced and should include a summary of approximately 200 words. Four copies should be sent by January 8, 1999 to the Managing Editor: Roberto Refinetti, Sexuality and Culture, 504 Lake Colony Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242; e-mail . For further information contact the Editor in Chief, Barry M. Dank; e-mail ; http://www.csulb. edu/~asc/journal.html .

Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, invites submissions for a special issue to be published Fall, 1999. Theme: "Gendering Middle East Politics." Deadline for submissions is November 30, 1998. For more information and a copy of guidelines for submissions contact: Valentine Moghadam, e-mail  or Nitza Berkovitch, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel; (07) 647-2064; fax (07) 647-2932; e-mail .

Wesleyan Graduate Review is soliciting original and unpublished manuscripts addressing issues related to: (1) contemporary educational concerns and problems; (2) current issues, concerns and problems related to race and education; (3) Paulo Freire’s works. Submit three typewritten copies with a 3 ˝" ASCII formatted disk. Due date March 1, 1999. Contact: Carlos Martinez, Managing Editor, Wesleyan Graduate Review, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536; (817) 531-4959; fax (817) 531-4814; e-mail   or .


November 11, 1998. District of Columbia Sociological Society Meeting, University of Maryland-College Park, Marriott Conference Center, College Park, MD. Theme: "Women, Men, Work and Time." Contact: DCSS, 8202 Kenfield Court, Bethesda, MD 20817.

November 12-13, 1998. The Healthy People Consortium Meeting, Capital Hilton, Washington, DC. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Theme: "Building the Next Generation of Healthy People." Contact: Miryam Granthon, (202) 690-6245; .

December 6-8, 1998. Third Annual Conference on Millennialism, Boston University, presented by the Center for Millennial Studies. Theme: "Knowing of a Time; Knowing the Time." Contact: (617) 358-0226; fax (617) 358-0225; e-mail ; .

February 10-11, 1999, International Council for Caring Communities Conference, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY. Theme: "Caring Communities for the 21st Century: Villages and Cities for All Generations." Contact: Nancy Lewis; fax (212) 759-5893; e-mail .

March 9-13, 1999, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) 33rd Annual Convention and Exposition, New York Hilton and Towers, New York, NY. For more information contact: TESOL Conventions Department, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751; (703) 836-0774; fax (703) 836-7864; fax-on-demand (800) 329-4469, #999; e-mail ; http://www. .

April 7-10, 1999, Race in 21st Century America: A National Conference, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Sponsored by James Madison College and The Black History Committee at Michigan State University. For more information contact: (517) 353-3372; e-mail ; .

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