FOOTNOTES September/October 1999
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In a tribute to Mirra Komarovsky (May/June Footnotes) I had said that she was the only social scientist among those born before 1920 who saw educated women's conflicts as a real problem in the forties and fifties. This claim (which should have been restricted to U.S. sociologists) was made on the assumption that Helen Hacker was born after 1920. But I was wrong. Her much-cited piece on women as a minority group, written in 1948 and published in Social Forces in 1951, as well as her essay on the burdens of masculinity, published in Marriage and Family Living in 1957, marks her, like Komarovsky, as a person aware of the many problems inherent in women's position long before such contradictions became part of popular discourse.—Joan Huber


Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), 18th Annual Conference, April 28-29, 2000, Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD. Send abstracts and proposals for complete sessions before October 31, 1999 to: Kamran Dadkhah, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115.

Columbia University, Center for the Study of Human Rights Conference, March 13-15, 2000, Berlin, Germany. Theme: “Tolerance and Beyond: Religions, Rights and Civil Society in the OSCE Countries.” Persons interested in presenting papers at the conference should submit abstracts of about 500 words by November 31, 1999, to: Elizabeth Cole, Research Director, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, 1108 IAB, 420 W. 118th Street, New York, NY 10027; (212) 854-7189; fax (212) 854-6785; e-mail

Cross-Cultural Family Studies ,XXXVIIth International Seminar, June 20-23, 2000, Uppsala, Sweden. Theme: “Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Cross-Cultural Family Studies.” Abstracts are due no later than December 1, 1999. Contact the Organizer: Jan Trost, Uppsala University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 821, S-75108 Uppsala, Sweden; +46 18 471 11 88; +46 18 54 60 67; fax +46 18 471 11 70; e-mail

Eastern Sociological Society 70th Annual Meeting, March 2-5, 2000, Baltimore Hilton and Towers, Baltimore, MD. Theme: “Inequality and Prosperity: Generating Action for the Next Decade.” Proposals for sessions, papers, workshops, roundtables and posters welcome. Submission deadline for abstracts: October 15, 1999. Full call and submission cover sheet available on the ESS website: or

International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment, Ninth Annual Conference, August 10-11, Washington, DC. Theme: “Sexual Harassment in a Global Context.” Papers, workshops, panels, and discussion groups on all aspects of sexual harassment are sought. Those with expertise on the following topics are especially welcomed: K-12 or college environments; samples outside the U.S.; male perpetrators or targets; women in male-dominated environments. ICASH is a multi-discipline, international group of professionals (academics, researchers, human resource personnel, trainers, attorneys, clinicians/therapists). Proposal deadline: February 15, 2000. For further information contact co-chairs: Susan Fineran, Boston University; (617) 353-7912; e-mail; or Patti Giuffre, Southwest Texas State University; e-mail

International Social Theory Consortium, Inaugural Conference of , May 11-14, 2000, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Theme: “Social Theory 2000.” The conference organizers invite 350 word essay abstracts, panel and session proposals. Contact: Wolfgang Natter, Committee on Social Theory, POT 1445, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027; fax (606) 323-1969; e-mail

International Sociological Association, Fifth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, October 3-6, 2000, Cologne, Germany. Deadline for abstracts for individual papers: January 31, 2000. Contact: Jörg Blasius, Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, University of Cologne, Bachemer Str. 40, D-50931 Köln, Germany; e-mail

International Women's Conference, February 27-March 03, 2000, New Delhi, India. Theme: “Women's Status: Vision and Reality-Bridging the East and the West.” Abstracts of no more than 300 words must be submitted by October 15, 1999. Contact: International Women's Conference, McMaster University, 1200 Main St. W., HSC 3N28; Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5; fax (905) 521-8834; e-mail

University of Leeds, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies International Conference, June 23-25, 2000, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Theme: “Gendering Ethics/The Ethics of Gender: An International Interdisciplinary Conference.” Send 200-word abstracts by February 1, 2000 to: Sasha Roseneil and Linda Hogan, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK; e-mail For more information, visit our website

Mathematical Sociology in Japan and the United States, June 23-25, 2000. Honolulu, Hawaii. Sponsored by the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology. Submissions by students are welcome. Paper submission deadline is December 31, 1999. E-mail papers and questions to Phillip Bonacich,, or Yoshimichi Sato, Contact: Phillip Bonacich, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557; (310) 825-3017.

Midwest Sociological Society Meetings, April 19-23, 2000, Chicago, IL. Theme: “The Century of the Minority Majority.” Please send papers/proposals to: Barbara J. Bank, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; e-mail

Pacific Sociological Association 71st Annual Meeting, March 23-26, 2000, San Diego, CA. Theme: “Expanding Sociological Horizons in the 21st Century.” Deadline for paper submissions is October 15, 1999. Contact: Michael Blain, 2000 Program Chair, Department of Sociology, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725; (208) 426-1346; fax (208) 426-2098; e-mail

Southwest Labor Studies Association, 26th Annual Meeting, May 4-6, 2000, California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. Themes: “Building Labor Communities from the Neighborhood to the World” and “Moving Beyond the Open Shop and the Employers' Open Door.” Proposal deadline November 1, 1999. Contact: Luis Leobardo Arroyo, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University-Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840-1004; (562) 985-4640; fax (562) 985-4631; e-mail

Southwestern Sociological Association, 80th Annual Meeting, March 15-18, 2000, San Luis Hotel, Galveston, TX. Theme: “Continuity and Change in the New Millennium.” Deadline for submission of papers is November 1, 1999. Contact: Rogelio Saenz, 2000 Program Chair, Texas A&M University, Department of Sociology, College Station, TX 77843-4351; (409) 845-5133; fax (409) 862-4057; e-mail

Spring 2000 Regional Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, February 11-13, Athens, GA; March 3-5, Lake Arrowhead, CA; April 7-9, Towson, MD. Theme: “Teaching with (a) Difference.” Contact: International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, Inc., (1-800) 718-4287; e-mail

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) International and Interdisciplinary Conference, June 1-4, 2000. Theme: “Black Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: Identity, Culture and Politics.” We are interested in panel and paper proposals that address the broad topics of identity, culture and politics in both the historical and contemporary lives of Black women in Africa and the African Diaspora. Send a one-page paper abstract and/or panel proposal to the conference chair by August 15, 1999. Notification of accepted proposals will be sent out by November 15, 1999. Contact: Alice Deck, BWAAD Conference Chair, Afro-American Studies and Research Program, University of Illinois, 1201 West Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-7781; fax (217) 244-4809; e-mail


Advances in Life-Course Research: New Frontiers in Socialization (Richard A. Settersten, Jr., and Timothy J. Owens, Editors). Manuscripts are being sought for a research annual (Volume 7) to be devoted to the topic of socialization during specific periods of life or across the life course. This volume will contain both invited and self-initiated contributions. All manuscripts must be original. Potential contributors are encouraged to submit abstracts by April 3, 2000. The due date for full manuscripts is September 1, 2000. For complete submission guidelines, e-mail Richard Settersten at Case Western Reserve University or Timothy Owens at Indiana University-Indianapolis Applied 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;

Applied Behavioral Science Review invites submissions for a special issue on policy processes and analysis. We are interested in examinations of how policy works and does not work, is formed and implemented, the consequences of specific policies, networks of stakeholders, historical perspectives on policy, and related issues. Manuscripts can be empirical (any methods acceptable) or purely theoretical, and they can pertain to any substantive area. Send four copies of the manuscript by March 1, 2000 to: David R. Maines, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309; e-mail

Children of the Cold War: Growing-up in the Shadows of Organizations during the 20th Century. Requested are empirically-focused, scholarly, and book length chapters by researchers studying children, adolescents, youth, or adults from military or other types of organization-affiliated families such as the state department, international businesses, missionaries, international educators, and NGOs. Contributions by and about non-Americans are especially welcome. Studies are also welcome which integrate work from different disciplines or approaches. Manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication or published elsewhere. Contact: Morten G. Ender, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996; (914) 938-5638; e-mail

Contemporary Justice Review, special issue on Design and Justice. The Editors are particularly interested in methods and products of design practice of buildings, communities, social processes and social arrangements which affect access to spaces, urban or community transformation, collective expression, distance learning, pedagogical practices, etc. For more information contact the Editor: Dennis Sullivan, Contemporary Justice Review, 14 Voorheesville Avenue, P.O. Box 262, Voorheesville, NY 12186; (518) 765-2468; e-mail

Cultural Studies: A Research Annual invites submissions to Volume 6, 2001. 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 meanings of race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and gender in the contemporary world. Preference is given to manuscripts which are at the intersection of interpretive theory, qualitative inquiry, and critical studies of culture, media, history, biography and social structure. Deadline for submission to Volume 6 is December 15, 1999. Send five copies and $10.00 processing fee, made out to the University of Illinois, to the Editor: Norman K. Denzin, Cultural Studies: A Research Annual, 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

Current Perspectives in Social Theory invites submissions for Volume 20, 2001. Current Perspectives is an annual journal dedicated to publishing significant articles across the spectrum of perspectives within social theory, conceived of in a broad and interdisciplinary sense. To submit a manuscript, send five copies and a one-page abstract to: Jennifer M. Lehmann, Editor, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Department of Sociology, 741 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324. Deadline for Volume 20 submissions is January 31, 2000.

Hallym International Journal of Aging invites submissions dealing with social and behavioral aspect of growing old. HIJA is a new journal being published in English by Hallym University in Korea and reflects Hallym’s internationally recognized interest in health and social welfare issues. The editorial board includes social scientists from the U.S., U.K. France, Finland, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Submissions should follow APA format and may be submitted to: Hyunsook Yoon, Editor-in-Chief, Hallym International Journal of Aging, Hallym University, 37-12 Zamwon-dong, Socho-ku, Seoul 137-030, Korea; e-mail In the U.S., contact Jon Hendricks, Co-Editor-in-Chief at e-mail

Hidden Curricula in Higher Education. The volume addresses overt and covert socialization practices in the teaching of norms, values, expectations, and disciplines that take place outside formal curricula. This volume aims to expand the studies of hidden curricula to higher education and to include two and four year institutions as well as new forms of higher education such as distance learning and virtual universities. I am seeking prospectuses and/or abstracts at this time. Draft papers will be due in January and completed manuscripts will be due in July 2000. Contact: Eric Margolis, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287-2411; (602) 965-0131; fax (602) 965-1880; e-mail

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy is seeking papers for a special issue on Feminist Philosophies of Love and Work. We invite contributions from all disciplinary backgrounds, including linguistics, theology, and the social sciences as well as philosophy. Papers may include empirical findings or public policy debates, but all should be focused on conceptual or theoretical issues. All papers should be submitted in quadruplicate to the Hypatia Editorial Office and identified as submissions for the Love and Work issue. Contact: Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1201; e-mail Contributors are to follow the Hypatia style guidelines as found at the Hypatia web site: edu/~ljshrage/hypatia/index.htm. Submissions must be received by September 1, 2000. All papers will be peer-reviewed.

Intercultural Communication and Creative Practice: Women, Performance and Civic Discourse in Global Contexts. Chapter essays are solicited for this book which will examine the challenges and successes women face as public performers in global contexts, particularly Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Deadline for submission of essays: December 15, 1999. Contact: Laura Lengel, The American International University in London, 1 St. Albans Grove, London, W8 5PN, England; (+44-171) 603-3292; e-mail; Journal on the Art of Teaching, published by the Florida International University through its Academy for the Art of Teaching, includes articles and essays written by faculty for the benefit of other faculty. Each issue has a thematic focus. The 1999-2000 issue is titled “Teaching and Learning with Technology: A Thoughtful Consideration.” Faculty are invited to submit articles by September 30, 1999 to: Journal on the Art of Teaching, c/o Leora Baron, Florida International University, Academy for the Art of Teaching, University Park—GL-120W, Miami, FL 33199; (305) 348-4214; fax (305) 348-3766;

Journal of Family Issues invites researchers, theorists, and policy analysts to submit papers. Theme: “The Household in its Neighborhood and Community.” Papers with a racial, ethnic, gender, or socioeconomics focus are especially welcome, as are papers reflecting a particular subculture or subsociety. Papers may be empirically based, or organized as a theoretical essay. All papers are subject to peer review. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2000. Prospective authors should submit five copies of their manuscript, and should follow the current style used by the Journal of Family Issues. Contact: John Scanzoni, Department of Sociology, Box 117330, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611; e-mail Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is looking for papers on aspects of sentencing, particularly on gender, race, and historical or other unusual aspects of sentencing. Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate to: Stephanie Amedeo Marquez, Department of Criminal Justice, California State University-Hayward, Hayward, CA 94542-3400 by December 15, 1999. Address correspondence or abstracts to e-mail

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering is now welcoming submissions for Volume 6. Original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of underrepresented groups in science and engineering. To receive guidelines for manuscript preparation or to submit a curriculum vita if you are interested in reviewing papers for the journal contact: Editorial Assistant, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227; (540) 231-6296; fax (540) 231-7013; e-mail JRLWMSE@VT.EDU.

National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Fall 2001 Special Issue. Theme: “Gender and Social Policy: Local to Global.” In this special issue we will explore the ways in which social policies are implicated in gendering lives. We invite contributions that explore the impact and interaction of social policies with gender locally, nationally, and globally. We are looking for submissions that explore the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender are implicated in social policy. Submission deadline: January 31, 2000. Send three double-spaced copies of your manuscript (20-30 pages), with parenthetical notes and a complete references page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style to the Editors: NWSA Journal, Jean C. Robinson, Audrey Thomas McCluskey, Office for Women’s’ Affairs, Indiana University, Memorial Hall East 123, Bloomington IN 47405; (812) 855-3849; fax (812) 855-4869.

Qualitative Inquiry invites submissions to Volume 6, Nos. 2-4, 2000. QI is an open-review, quarterly journal devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of qualitative research methods. Preference is given to manuscripts which are at the cutting edge of qualitative methodology. Results of specific research studies using qualitative methods are not appropriate unless the methodological issues are paramount. Deadlines for submission are October 15, 1999, February 15, 2000, and April 15, 2000. Send five copies of your submission and a $10.00 processing fee, made out to the University of Illinois, to the Editor: Norman K. Denzin, Qualitative Inquiry, 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

Research in the Sociology of Health Care. Papers are being sought for Volume 18 on the theme, “Health, Illness, and Use of Care: The Impact of Social Factors.” Completed manuscripts or abstracts and outlines are due by February 15, 2000. Contact: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Department of Sociology, Box 872101, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2101; (480) 965-8053; (480) 965-0064; e-mail

Sex, Religion and Media Anthology. Proposals are solicited for chapters for an anthology of social scientific, historical and legal research on the nexuses of sex (behavior, attitudes, identities, statuses, issues), U.S. religion, and the U.S. mass media. Contact: Dane S. Claussen, Department of Communication and Mass Media, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804; (417) 836-4156 office; (417) 831-7705 home; e-mail dsclaussen@ Social Psychology Quarterly. To mark the millennium, the editors plan to publish a special issue in December 2000 to review the state of our field and its knowledge about basic social processes. We request submissions that are short, succinct summaries of what we know about important substantive questions and hope that most contributions will be research note length (approximately 5000 to 8000 words). The usual ASA requirements for submission will apply (see “Notice to Contributors” in any recent issue of the journal). Please send five copies of the paper and the submission fee to the editors. Submissions should be received by October 31, 1999, to be considered for the millenium special issue. Contact: Social Psychology Quarterly, Linda D. Molm and Lynn Smith-Lovin, Editors, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; (520) 626-6499; fax (520) 621-9875; email

Social Science Computer Review invites submissions for a special issue titled “Affect in Cyberspace.” The issue will focus on the affective or emotional concomitants of online social interaction. Data collection may be qualitative, quantitative, or experimental in nature, as long as it involves a high degree of methodological rigor. Theoretical essays must link extensively to empirical literatures on affect and on computer-mediated communication. Submit four copies of your paper, in SSCORE style, before August 1, 2000, to: David R. Heise, SSCORE Special Issue Co-Editor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Annual invites submissions to Volume 23, 2000. Preference is given to manuscripts which stress empirical and theoretical issues at the cutting edge of interactionist-interpretive thought. Deadline for submission is December 15, 1999. Studies is an open peer-reviewed annual. Send five copies of your submission and a $10.00 processing fee, made out to the University of Illinois, to the Editor: Norman K. Denzin, Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Annual, 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


October 14-17, 1999. University of Chicago Center for Gender Studies International Conference, University of Chicago. Theme: “Politics, Rights, And Representation: Gender, Racial, and Sexual Equality in The United States, France, and South Africa.” Contact: Center for Gender Studies, Judd Hall, 5835 Kimbark, Chicago IL 60637; fax (773) 834-2000; e-mail;

October 18-19, 1999. Societal Structures and Effective Health Behavior in the Elderly, The Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA. For more specific information see our web site Contact: Melissa Beidler, Conference Planner, The Pennsylvania State University, 225 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, PA 16802-7002; (814) 863-5100; e-mail

October 21-22, 1999. Illinois Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Jumer’s Hotel, Bloomington, IL. Theme: “Passing on Sociology to the Next Generation.” Contact: William J. Staudenmeier, Jr., Social Science and Business Division, Eureka College, 300 East College Avenue, Eureka, IL 61530; e-mail

October 29-30, 1999. California Sociological Association, Tenth Annual Meeting, Berkeley Marina Radisson. Theme: “Work and Leisure in the New Millennium.” Contact: Program Chair, Carole Barnes, Department of Sociology, California State University, Sacramento, CA 95810-6005; (916) 278-5737; e-mail:

November 4-7, 1999. Association for Humanist Sociology 1999 Annual Meeting, Peabody Hotel Memphis, TN. Theme: “Confronting Structures of Power: Theory and Practice for the Twenty-First Century.” Contact: Dan Santoro, 1999 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

November 5, 1999. Preparing Future Faculty Programs, Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Theme: “The Scholarship of Teaching.” Contact: Andy Gustafson, PFF Coordinator, Graduate School, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881; (414) 288-5957; e-mail 52q8 or

November 6, 1999. New England Sociological Association 1999 Fall Conference, Northeastern University. Theme: “The Sociology of Hate.” Contact: Michael Fraleigh, P.O. Box 1063, Bryant College, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917-1284; (401) 232-6317; e-mail

November 11-13, 1999. Georgia Sociological Association 1999 Annual Conference, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, GA. Theme: “Honoring the Past; Imagining the Future—Sociologically.” Contact: Leona Kanter, Department of Sociology, Ogburn Hall, Mercer University, Macon, GA 31207; (912) 752-2937; e-mail

November 12-13, 1999. Rutgers University Conference. Theme: “Toward a Sociology of Culture and Cognition.” Contact: Karen Cerulo, Conference Organizer, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 343 Spruce Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027; (908) 317-9727; e-mail

November 17-21, 1999. Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference, Westin William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA. Theme: “The Changing Faces of Canada.” Contact: ACSUS, 1317 F Street NW, Suite 920, Washington, DC 20004-1105; (202) 393-2580; fax (202) 393-2582; e-mail

November 19-20, 1999. Bulgarian Sociological Association 9th Congress and International Conference, National Cultural Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria. Theme: “Civic Society: Social Criticism and Positive Thinking.” Contact: Petar-Emil Mitev, P.O. Box 32, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria; fax 359 2 52 24 07; e-mail

November 25-26, 1999. International Seminar on Militarism and Gender, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Papers will be accepted from academics, project workers, peace activists, policy makers and military personnel. The aim is to exchange information in a constructive, positive atmosphere. Contact: Catherine Euler, e-mail C.Euler@lmu.

November 25-26, 1999. Moscow State Linguistic University First International Conference, Moscow, Russia. Proposed Discussion Points: “Gender as Sociocultural Phenomenon; “ “Text and Discourse: Gender Analysis;” “Translation In Gender Research;” “Gender As Biosocial Phenomenon: Psycholinguistic Approach.” Contact: Alla V. Kirilina, 38 Ostozhenka, Moscow 119837, Russia; tel/fax (095) 246-2807; e-mail

November 26-27, 1999. International Conference on Urbanism and Suburbanism at the End of the Century, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. Contact: Conference Organiser, Mary P. Corcoran, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland; (353-1) 708-3789; fax (353-1) 708-3528; e-mail

December 27-31, 1999. Eighth International Conference, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Theme: “Holocaust Studies at the Millenium.” Contact: Bernard Klein, History Department, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235; (718) 368-5417; fax (718) 368-4654.

January 8-11, 2000. National Association for Women in Education 13th Annual International Conference on Women in Higher Education, Hotel Inter-Continental, New Orleans, LA. Contact: NAWE: Advancing Women in Higher Education, 1325 18th Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036-6511; e-mail February 3-6, 2000. Latinos 2000: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Millennium Conference, Dartmouth College Hanover, NH. Contact: Christina Gomez, Department of Sociology and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; e-mail

February 6-7, 2000. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the University of Southern California Institute for the Study of Jews in American Life Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Theme: “The Reappearing American Jew: Identity and Continuity.” Contact: Jeremy Schoenberg, (213) 740-3405 or e-mail

February 25-26, 2000. Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Hilton Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC. Theme: “Democracy in the 21st Century: New Challenges and New Opportunities.” Contact: Michael J. Baun, Department of Political Science, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698; (912) 259-5082; e-mail February 28-March 1, 2000. University of Oregon Conference, Theme: “Work, Welfare and Politics.” Contact: Terri Heath, Conference Coordinator, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 340 Hendricks Hall, 1201 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1201.

March 3-4, 2000. The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, the Center for Working Families at the University of California-Berkeley, and the Sloan Foundation, Conference, Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Work and Family: Expanding the Horizons.” Contact: Jennifer Miller, (202) 293-1100, ext. 190; e-mail

March 9-11, 2000. Revitalizing the Institution of Marriage for the 21st Century Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Contact: Alan J. Hawkins, Director, Family Studies Center , Brigham Young University, 350-C SWKT, Provo, UT 84602; (801) 378-7088; fax (801) 378-4385; e-mail

April 19-23, 2000. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Downtown Marriott, ??Chicago, IL. Theme: “The Century of the ‘Minority’ Majority”. Contact: John Farley, Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 62026-1455; e-mail: Information about the meeting and a full list of sessions and organizers is available at the MSS Website:

April 28-29, 2000. The Color of Violence: Violence Against Women of Color Conference, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Contact: Andrea Smith, 123 Felix Street, #4, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 460-1856; fax (831) 459-3733; e-mail

April 28-30, 2000. Society for Military History Conference, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA. Theme: “Korea 1950 and 400 Years of Limited War.” Contact: Gordon Rudd, SMH 2000 Coordinator, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, 2076 South Street, Quantico, VA 22134.

May 3-6, 2000. Urban Affairs Association 30th Annual Meeting, Wilshire Grand Hotel and Centre, Los Angeles, CA. Theme: “Cities in the New Millenium: Separate Realities or Shared Fates?” Contact: Margaret Wilder and Susan Clarke, Program Co-Chairs, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, College of Human Resources, Education and Public Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716; (302) 831-6294; fax (302) 831-4225;

May 18-21, 2000. 17th Qualitative Analysis Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Theme: “’Dirty Work’: Social Process and Meaning in Ethnography.” Contact: Will C. van den Hoonard, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada E3B 5A3; (506) 453-4849; fax (506) 453-4659; e-mail

June 22-24, 2000. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Eighth National Conference, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. Theme: “CUR 2000: Research in Undergraduate Education.” For more information, visit our website, and go to the meetings and events section.

August 10-13, 2000. Sociological Practice Association and Society for Applied Sociology Joint Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD. Contact: David J. Kallen, Department of Pediatrics/Human Development, C-202 East Fee Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48827; (517) 353-0709; fax (517) 355-1679; e-mail

August 17-22, 2000. Society for World Sustainable Development World Congress, Kananaskis Village, Calgary, Alberta Canada. Theme: “Global Community Action 1: Ensuring a Sound Future for Earth; and Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development.” Contact: Germain Dufour or Virginie Dufour, Organizing Committee, The Society for World Sustainable Development, Unit 1410, 750—5th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2G 5B4; (403) 265-3404; e-mail

October 19-21, 2000. 22nd Annual North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Theme: “Labor and the Millenium: Class, Vision, and Change.” Contact: Elizabeth Faue, Coordinator, North American Labor History Conference, Department of History, 3094 Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-2525; fax (313) 577-6987.


American Cancer Society is pleased to announce its Targeted Request for Applications on the prevalence, prevention, and treatment of cancer in poor and underserved populations. It is estimated that $8 million per year, or $4 million per funding cycle will be available. The next deadline for applications is October 15, 1999. Subsequent deadlines will be on April 1, 2000, and October 15, 2000. Research project grants awarded will be generally for three years, up to $250,000 per year, including 25% indirect costs. For further information download the application materials from the American Cancer Society website Choose “Research Program,” and then “Grant Funding”. The complete RFA, policy statement, and application forms are located under “Targeted Grants” on the Grant Funding page. Contact: Donella Wilson, (404) 329-7717; e-mail

American Association of University Women. American Fellowships 2000-2001 Academic Year. (1) Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, $27,000, offer one-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by November 15, 1999. (2) Dissertation Fellowship $15,000, available to women who are in the final year of a doctoral degree program at an accredited institution and will complete their dissertation writing by June 30, 2001. To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plan by November 15, 1999. Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply. (3) Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant, $5,500 for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Applicants may be tenure-track, part-time, or temporary faculty, or independent scholars and researchers. Time must be available for eight weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding. Applications available August 1-November 1. Application postmark deadline November 15, 1999. Fellowship year July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 60, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716 ext. 60. Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the 2000 Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions grant program. (1) Summer Institute on the Databases of the National Center for Education Statistics. This one-week Institute will be held June 12-16, 2000, in the Washington, DC area and provides fellowships for transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Fellows have an opportunity to learn about and use the postsecondary education data bases maintained by NCES. (2) Summer Institute on the Databases of the National Science Foundation. This one-week Institute focuses on the uses of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Databases for theoretical and policy analysis in dissertations and other research. The NSF Institute is planned for June 19-23, 2000, in the Washington, DC area and provides fellowships for transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. (3) Dissertation Support Grants. Funds of up to $15,000 to support one year of activity are available. Grant support provides assistance to doctoral students for the acquisition, analysis and reporting of data from the NCES or NSF data sets. Dissertation topics should focus on research promising a significant contribution to the national knowledge of the nature and operation of postsecondary education utilizing the NCES or NSF data sets. (4) Research Grants. Funding for Research Grants for 2000 is available for up to $30,000. The postmark deadline for proposals for all programs is January 17, 2000. Awards made under this program will be announced in early April for attendance at the June Institutes and research grants commencing June 1, 2000. Contact: Susan Gertel, Grant Coordinator, Association for Institutional Research, 114 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4462; (850) 644-4470; fax (850) 644-8824; e-mail;

Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) is intended to support the development of a scholarship of teaching and learning; enhance the practice and profession of teaching; and bring to faculty members’ work as teachers the recognition and reward afforded to other forms of scholarly work in higher education. Sociology is one of the disciplines targeted for the next academic year. Application deadline December 1, 1999. This program brings together outstanding faculty—more than 120 over the five years of the project—committed to investigating and documenting significant issues and challenges in the teaching of their fields. The project pays a $6000 stipend to the scholar and covers on-site costs of a summer residence experience and interim meetings. Contact: Marcia Babb, Project Manager, Carnegie Foundation, (650) 566-5145; e-mail

Center for Working Families, University of California-Berkeley. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for recent PhDs in any of the social sciences. The proposed research should shed light on middle-class working parents and families and the wider “cultures of care” of which they are part. One year fellowship potentially renewable for a second year. Due date for applications: January 15, 2000. Notification of awards: March 1, 2000. Fellowships begin September 1, 2000. Contact: Center for Working Families, 2420 Bowditch Street, MC 5670, Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-7737; fax (510) 642-7902;

University of Cincinnati. Charles Phelps Taft Postdoctoral Fellowships. Applications are invited from scholars who have demonstrated unusual ability for creative research. Each applicant must have been awarded the PhD in the past five years or have completed all the requirements for the degree by September 1 of the year in which the fellowship begins. Each Fellow will be expected to devote full time to research during the tenure of the fellowship. The award carries an annual stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance coverage. Application deadline is January 15, 2000. For more information contact: Taft Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210037, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0037.

University of Cincinnati. Charles Phelps Taft Graduate Fellowships. Applications are invited to support graduate study in any of several designated departments of the University. The Fellowship includes: a cash stipend of $12,000; a scholarship which defrays all instructional fees for full-time enrollment; and a summer stipend of $3,000. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2000. For more information contact: Taft Faculty Executive Board, Mail Location 0037, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0037; (513) 556-0675.

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard Academy Scholars. Those selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either dissertation or post-doctoral research in their chosen fields and areas. The competition for these awards is open only to doctoral candidates or recent recipients of these degrees who may already hold teaching or research positions. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all course work and general examinations by the time of application. Pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend between $22,000 and $25,000 and postdoctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend between $32,000 and $35,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, and some health insurance coverage. Applications for the 2000-2001 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 15, 1999. Finalists will be invited to Cambridge for an interview with the Senior Scholars in January, 2000. Announcements of awards will be made mid-January. Contact: The Academy Scholars Program, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-2137 or email Beth Hastie at or Chet Haskell at chaskell@fas.harvard. edu.

Judicial Fellows Program invites applications for 2000-2001 from individuals interested in the administration of justice and who show promise of making a contribution to the judiciary. Up to four Fellows will be chosen to spend a calendar year in Washington, DC at the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, or the United States Sentencing Commission. Candidates must be familiar with the federal judicial system, have at least one postgraduate degree and two or more years of successful professional experience. Fellowship stipends are based on salaries for comparable government work and on individual salary histories, but will not exceed the GS 15, step 3 level, presently $83,762. Application deadline is November 5, 1999. Contact: Vanessa M. Yarnall, Administrative Director, Judicial Fellows Program, Supreme Court of the United States, Room 5, Washington, DC 20543; (202) 479-3415.

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a market-oriented think tank, is offering $10,000 grants to rising academics or promising graduate students for original research in an array of policy areas. The Manhattan Institute seeks to develop market-oriented solutions to public problems and disseminate our findings to influential opinion and decision-making audiences. For a complete overview, visit our website at For more information contact: Henry Olsen, Fellowship Director, The Manhattan Institute, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017. National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellows receive $45,000 for one full-time or two part-time academic years of research. Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD or equivalent degree between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1999. Applications may be from individuals in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or other disciplines; however, proposed project must be relevant to education. Contact: The National Academy of Education, New York University, School of Education, 726 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003-9580; (212) 998-9035; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking a limited number of new investigators who are developing a promising alcohol research project and who have not previously received an NIAAA grant. Each successful applicant will be matched with a senior, NIAAA-funded researcher in a mentoring relationship. The mentor will guide the mentee as she/he produces a new NIAAA grant application or improves one previously rejected. The Institute wishes to expand its research in the area of underserved populations. Racial/ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to participate. Contact: Samantha Helfert, (301) 984-6500; e-mail

New York University. The Project on Cities and Urban Knowledges in the International Center for Advanced Studies, is inviting applications for a variety of residential fellowships for 2000-2001 on the theme, “Metropolitan Life and Contemporary Culture.” All fellowship applicants must have a PhD or the professional equivalent in their field. The annual stipend is $35,000 for the academic year, office space and faculty privileges at New York University, and low-cost university housing. For information and application materials, please contact: Fellowships, International Center for Advanced Studies, 53 Washington Square South, Room 401, New York, NY 10012; fax (212) 995-4546; e-mail The application deadline is January 14, 2000.

Princeton University. The University Center for Human Values invites applications for a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. Several Fellowships will 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. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 6, 1999. Contact: The University Center for Human Values, Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; (609) 258-4798.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. Recent graduates of doctoral programs in economics, political science, and sociology, including junior faculty, are invited to apply. Up to 12 Scholars are selected annually to participate at one of three nationally prominent academic institutions–the University of California-Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California-San Francisco); The University of Michigan; and Yale University. There they have the opportunity to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary environments with faculty from the social sciences, medicine, public health, public policy, management, and law. Scholars also have access to the full range of university resources and receive annual stipend support of $60,000 for the first year and $62,500 for the second year. There are no teaching or administrative responsibilities. To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree in economics, political science, or sociology received after January 1, 1995 but not later than July 15, 2000. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously worked in the area of health policy research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 29, 1999. For application materials, e-mail or call the national program office: Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, Boston University School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 546-B, Boston, MA 02215-1704; (617) 353-9220; fax (617) 353-9227; e-mail

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Institute for Research on Women announces a competition for at least two Rockefeller Residency Fellowships in the Humanities for 2000-2001. The Institute invites applications from scholars conducting innovative interdisciplinary work addressing the intersectionality of gender, race, and ethnicity in relation to modern and postmodern structurations of the local and the global. Fellows will receive private office space, access to hardwired computer and Internet facilities, library and other faculty privileges, secretarial support, stipends and health benefits. Contact: Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 160 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555; (732) 932-9072; fax (732) 932-0861; e-mail;

Social Science Research Council. Research Fellowships for 2000-2001: (1) Religion and Immigration: predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for research on the relationship of religion to the incorporation of immigrants into American life; (2) International Migration to the United States: predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for research that will advance theoretical understandings of the origin, processes, and outcomes of immigrant and refugee settlement in the United States; (3) Minority Summer Dissertation Workshop: Students from minority ethnic and racial backgrounds can apply for fellowships to participate in a three-week summer workshop designed to help their development of dissertation research projects and funding proposals on all topics related to international migration to the United States. Applications must be postmarked by January 12, 2000. For application forms and information contact: Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; e-mail,;

Social Science Research Council. The International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program provides support for social scientists and humanists to conduct dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. The program is open to full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements except the fieldwork component by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2000, whichever comes first. Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of field research and related expenses, but will rarely exceed $17,000. Application deadline: November 15, 1999. Announcement of awards: April 30, 2000. For further information contact: Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail

Social Science Research Council. Fellowships and grants for research and training in the Near and Middle East. (1) Predissertation Research and Training Fellowships are offered to graduate students to spend four to nine months engaged in direct preparation for their dissertation research through training and study in the Middle East. Language training may be required as one component of the fellowship when appropriate; (2) Dissertation Research Fellowships in the Social Sciences and the Humanities are offered to graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, who have completed all PhD requirements except their dissertation, to spend from four to nine months engaged in dissertation research requiring fieldwork in the Middle East. Deadline: November 1, 1999. Contact: The Program on the Near and Middle East, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727.

Social Science Research Council. The Eurasia Program is pleased to announce a fellowship program for research on the former Soviet Union and its successor states. Limited funding may also be available for research on the Baltic States. (1) Advanced Graduate Training: These awards of $10,000 for one academic year are designed to enable graduate students in the social sciences or humanities to enhance disciplinary, methodological, or language training in relation to research on the former Soviet Union or its successor states. (2) Dissertation Write-Up. These awards of $15,000 for one academic year provide support to graduate students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities who have completed their dissertation research and who expect to complete the writing of their dissertation during the 2000-2001 academic year. (3) Postdoctoral Fellowships: These awards of $24,000 are designed to improve the academic employment and tenure opportunities of recent PhD recipients (up to six years past the PhD) in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants can be untenured PhD recipients in both academic and non-academic positions, although we especially encourage people in tenure-track positions to apply. The deadline for the receipt of completed applications and all supporting materials is November 1, 1999. The announcement of awards will be made in June 2000. Contact: Eurasia Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail;

Sociologists for Women in Society. Barbara Rosenblum Scholarship for the Study of Women and Cancer. Established with a bequest from Barbara Rosenblum to encourage doctoral research in the social and behavioral sciences on women’s experience of cancer and prevention. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded for doctoral research and/or publication and presentation of results. Application Deadline is January 14, 2000. More information available on the SWS Web Page: http://socsci.Colorado.EDU/sws. Applications are available from: Rachel Kahn-Hut, Department of Sociology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132; (415)338-7503; e-mail rkahnhut@ Stanford Humanities Center will offer six to eight external fellowships for 2000-2001 in the following categories: (1) senior fellowships for well-established scholars; (2) junior fellowships for scholars who at the beginning of their fellowship year will be at least three years beyond receipt of the PhD and normally no more than ten (i.e., who received their PhDs by September 30, 1997). For 2000-2001, junior Fellows will be offered stipends of up to $25,000 and senior Fellows stipends of up to $40,000. In addition, a housing/travel subsidy of up to $12,500 is offered, the specific amount to be determined on the basis of a Fellow’s needs. Applications are due November 15, 1999. For further information contact: Stanford Humanities Center, Mariposa House, 546 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8630; (650) 723-3052; fax (650) 723-1895.

United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2000-2001 Senior Fellowship competition in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators and lawyers. The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics. Fellows reside at the Institute for a period of up to ten months to conduct research on their projects, consult with staff, and contribute to the ongoing work of the Institute. Projects which demonstrate relevance to current policy debates will be highly competitive. The fellowship award includes a stipend, an office with computer and voicemail, and a part-time research assistant. The competition is open to citizens of all nations. All application materials must be received in our offices by September 15, 1999. For more information and an application form, see, or contact the Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011, (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; e-mail

United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2000-2001 Peace Scholar dissertation fellowship competition. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Dissertations from a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. Peace Scholars work at their universities or appropriate field research sites. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation by the commencement of the award (September 1, 2000). The dissertation fellowship award is $14,000 for one year and may be used to support writing or field research. All application materials must be received in our offices by November 15, 1999. For more information and an application form, visit the Institute’s website at, or contact the Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; e-mail


Society for Applied Anthropology, Peter K. New Student Research Competition. The Prize is awarded to the best paper by a student reporting on an applied research project in the social/behavioral sciences. Prize: cash award of $1,000, Steuben crystal trophy, and travel funds (up to $350) to attend the annual meeting of the SfAA where the Award is given. The 2000 meeting will be held in San Francisco, March 21-26, 2000. The following criteria are used to judge the competition: (1) originality; (2) research design and method; (3) clarity of analysis and presentation; (4) contribution to the social and behavioral sciences. Semester project reports, master’s theses or section of doctoral dissertations are just some of the projects that could be used as a basis for a submission to the competition. Papers should be less than 45 pages in length (including footnotes and appendices) and should be based on research that has not been published. The paper should conform to the guidelines of conventional style manuals. Deadline: December 30, 1999. Mail the original and three copies to: Business Office, Society for Applied Anthropology, P.O. Box 24083, Oklahoma City, OK 73124; (405) 843-5113.

In the News

Howard E. Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was interviewed for and quoted in an article in the Raleigh News & Observer on August 22 on the differences between meetings in private ??usinesses and public agencies.

Rosemary S. Bannan, DePaul University, was recently interviewed by Scotland on Sunday about her research on assaults against police officers. The study has resulted in a policy for annual certification of re-training for patrol officers in Grampian, Scotland.

Linda M. Blum, University of New Hampshire, had her new book, At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States, featured in the New York Times, May 22, and referenced by Katha Pollitt in The Nation, June 14.

William Chambliss, George Washington University, was interviewed on July 18th on ABC World News about the new figures on declining crime rates based on criminal victimization surveys, as reported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University. His book, Mission Improbable: Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster, was featured in a live interview on NPR affiliate KPCC, in Los Angeles, July 1. He also had editorials on Y2K issues in the Providence Journal on June 3 and the Boston Globe, July 20.

Jessie Daniels, Hofstra University, was quoted in the Kansas City Star, July 11 for a story about hate crimes committed in the Chicago area. In July, she was also interviewed for the documentary film, “Blink,” about a former neo-Nazi.

Peter Dreier and Robert Gottlieb, Occidental College, co-wrote an op-ed piece for the June 27 Los Angeles Times about building a progressive movement and agenda in Los Angeles. Dreier and Richard Applebaum, University of California-Santa Barbara co-wrote an article on campus anti-sweatshop activism for the September/October issue of The American Prospect. Dreier and Fernando Gapasin, University of California-Los Angeles, co-wrote an op-ed piece for the August 29 Los Angeles Times on the Los Angeles welfare to work program.

Kenneth F. Ferraro, Purdue University, had his research on measuring morbidity featured in the science section of the New York Times on April 20. The American Sociological Review article, with Melissa Farmer, University of California-Los Angeles, will also be reviewed in the September issue of Prevention.

Michael Flaherty, Eckerd College, was interviewed for an article on the 24-hour economy that appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on June 11.

Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA, was interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News for article on the establishment of a European American Firefighters Association in Santa Clara, CA. Gallagher was the guest host on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning show to discuss the racially motivated killings by Benjamin Nathaniel Smith in Illinois.

Doug Guthrie, New York University, discussed the Fa Lun Gong movement in China on the FOX Evening News on August 3.

Robert M. Hauser, University of Wisconsin-Madison, supplied much of the research material for, and was quoted in, an article on social promotion in the June 14, Time magazine. His testimony for the Gail Cutro murder trial was also featured in an article on the subject in the June 3 The State.

Cedric Herring, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Arlie Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, were quoted in a July 30 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education and mentioned in a July 5 article in Publishers Weekly concerning the audiobook publication of their work by Scholarly Audio.

Eric L. Jensen, University of Idaho, was quoted in an editorial in the Idaho Falls Post-Register about his research on the influence of county economic resources on the likelihood of receiving a death sentence for a conviction of first-degree murder.

Carole Joffe, University of California-Davis, was quoted in the New York Times and USA Today, and interviewed on National Public Radio on the coming of the “French abortion pill,” mifepristone, to the United States. Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, June 23, in an article on the increasing use of domestic labor by middle class Americans.

Joshua Kim, West Virginia University, had his academic website,, reviewed in USA Today On-line’s “The Scout Report.”

Rebecca Klatch, University of California-San Diego, was interviewed and quoted in an interview in the July 5 San Diego Union Tribune and on August 24 in the Swedish newspaper, Dagem about the role of religion and the religious right in the Presidential election. She was also interviewed on July 14th and appeared on the local 5 o’clock news in connection with the case of Kathleen Soliah who is being arraigned for her participation in the Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s.

Robert D. Manning, Georgetown University, had his research on college student credit card debt problems featured in the June 13 Washington Post.

Clifton E. Marsh, Morris Brown College, had his awards as State of Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow and appointment to the Rhodes-Lilly Regional Consultation mentioned in the AUC Digest and the University Faculty Voice.

Duane A. Matcha, Siena College, was quoted in The Record (Troy, NY) about a Siena College survey of New Yorker residents and their attitudes regarding their primary health care provider, the limitation of health care services, the regulation of HMOs and universal health care.

Mary Pattillo-McCoy, Northwestern University, was quoted in the August 11 issue of the Los Angeles Times about the attitudes of black youth toward the future.

Mark Peyrot, Loyola College, had his article “A Biopsychosocial Model of Glycemic Control in Diabetes” discussed in USA Today, June 21. He was also interviewed about the article for a feature to be produced and distributed by Medstar Television.

Nicole C. Raeburn, University of San Francisco, was cited in the August 5, 1999, edition of The Advocate, a daily newspaper in Stamford, Connecticut, for her doctoral research on the rise of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights in the corporate workplace. The article focused on the growing number of Fortune 1000 companies that are adopting domestic partner benefits.

Abigail C. Saguy, Princeton University, was quoted in a May 13 special report on sexual harassment in the French newsmagazine L’Express. She spoke specifically about cross-national differences in how this issue is being addressed by French and American corporations and portrayed in each country’s mass media.

Richard Sobel, Harvard University, was quoted in several print and radio media outlets about the NATO intervention in Kosovo. He was also quoted in a May 19 New York Times article on the Internet and in a June 6 Boston Globe article analyzing medical confidentiality legislation.

Elmer Spreitzer, Bowling Green University, was quoted in a May 19 Cincinnati Enquirer article on controversies about Native American mascots of area high school sports teams.

Robert J. Stevenson was interviewed in several national radio programs about his book, The Boiler Room and other Telephone Sales Scams.

Dorceta E. Taylor, University of Michigan, received radio and print media coverage in September, 1998 for her participation as a speaker in the “Justice for All” conference.

Sandy Welsh, Myrna Dawson and Annette Nierobisz, University of Toronto, had their 1999 ASA presentation “Do Extra-Legal Attributes Matter? Sexual Harassment Complaint Outcomes and the Canadian Human Rights Commission,” featured in an article by the Toronto Star on August 9. Sandy Welsh was also interviewed about this research on the CBC radio morning show in Ottawa on August 12.

Nicholas H. Wolfinger, University of Utah, was interviewed on the Fox News Channel on August 15 regarding his research on the intergenerational transmission of divorce.


Fatemah Behbekht, Boston College, was named the 1999-2000 recipient of the Benedict S. Alper Fellowship. Daniel Bell, Harvard University, was awarded the tenth Tocqueville Prize in Paris on June 30. Nicholas L. Danigelis, University of Vermont, received the University’s Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching for 1998-99.

Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Columbia University, received the 1999 Leo G. Reeder Award from the ASA Medical Sociology Section.

Russell R. Dynes, University of Delaware, received the Ohio State University Distinguished PhD Alumnus Award.

Anne Figert, Loyola University, received the University’s Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence for the College of Arts and Sciences.

William Finlay, University of Georgia, received the 1999 General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship for excellence in teaching.

Kathryn J. Fox, University of Vermont, received the University’s Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching for 1999-2000.

Joe Galaskiewicz, University of Minnesota, and Wolfgang Bielefeld, Indiana University, received the 1999 Best Book Award from the Academy of Management’s Public, and Nonprofit Division for Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty (Aldine de Gruyter, 1998).

Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Florida, was chosen to present the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s “Distinguished Scholar Lecture” at the Society’s annual conference held in Chicago.

Priscilla Handy, Mississippi Valley State University, was awarded a Summer Visiting Fellowship by the Joint Latin American and Carribean Studies Centers of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago.

Donna Hess, South Dakota State University, was the recipient of the SDSU Award for Teaching Excellence.

Zakir Hossain, Lock Haven University, received the 1998 Peers’ Choice Award for Teaching Excellence and the Second Annual Outstanding Scholarship Award for Faculty in 1999.

Richard M. Ingersoll, University of Georgia, received the 1999 Richard B. Russell Teaching Award.

Barbara Karcher, Kennesaw College, received the Phillip C. Preston Community Service Award.

June S. Lowenberg, University of Washington-Tacoma, received the 1998-99 Distinguished Teaching Award and was honored at ceremonies at both UWT and University of Washington-Seattle.

Michael Macy and David Strang, Cornell University, won the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Organizations and Management Theory Section.

David Maines, Oakland University, received the 1999 George Herbert Mead Award for lifetime contributions to scholarship from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

Julie Manga, Boston College, received the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching.

Clifton E. Marsh, Morris Brown College, was named a State of Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow and was appointed to the Rhodes-Lilly Regional Consultation.

Stephen J. Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates/California College of Podiatric Medicine, was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, 1999-2000.

Terri Orbuch, Oakland University, was the 1999 recipient of the University’s New Investigator Research Excellence Award.

Anne Raffin, New School for Social Research, PhD student, received a one-year doctoral dissertation grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

Francisco O. Ramirez and John W. Meyer, Stanford University, received a major grant from the Spencer Foundation to study the relationship between the institutionalization and expansion of science and societal progress.

Craig Reinarman, University of California-Santa Cruz, was awarded the 1999 Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship by the Drug Policy Foundation in Washington, DC.

Dean Rojek, University of Georgia, received the 1999 Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Marilynn Rosenthal, University of Michigan-Dearborn, was one of 30 faculty members statewide honored on April 6 by the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities.

James Satterlee, South Dakota State University, retired on June 30 and was awarded Professor Emeritus.

Paul G. Schervish, Director, and John J. Havens, Associate Director, Boston College Social Welfare Research Institute, have been awarded the 1999 Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Published Scholarship in the area of educational fundraising.

Martin D. Schwartz, Ohio University, has been named the 1999 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Tanya Telfair Sharpe, Georgia State University PhD candidate and recipient of a two year, National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse was one of six grantees chosen to make a presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting.

Vicki Smith, University of California-Davis, was awarded the 1999 Distinguished Publication Award by the Labor Studies Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, for her article “The Fractured World of the Temporary Worker: Power, Participation, and Fragmentation in the Contemporary Workplace.”

Mitchell Stevens, Hamilton College, was awarded the University’s Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award for the 1998-99 academic year.

France Winddance Twine, University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Washington, received the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship under the theme “The Concept and Consequences of Race: Cross-National and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives” at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for the academic year 1999-2000.

Lisa K. Waldner-Haugrud, University of Houston-Downtown, received the Enron teaching Excellence Award.

The following were announced by the National Academy of Education as 1999-2000 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows: Lory J. Dance, University of Maryland-College Park, Kimberlee A. Shauman, University of California-Davis, Robert C. Smith, Barnard College, John R. Warren, University of Washington, Regina E. Werum, Emory University.

The following students and faculty from Indiana University were honored at its annual awards ceremony: David Brady, Robert Carini, and Matthew Oware, Department of Sociology’s Sutherland Award for Excellence in Teaching (Graduate Student Instructors); Kent Redding, Sutherland Award for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty); David Brady, Robert Carini, Aaron Culley, Matthew Oware, and Camilla Saulsbury, Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award; Jeremy Freese, Lindesmith-Mullins Award for Distinguished Scholar; Laura Fingerson, Jeremy Freese, and Jason Schnittker, Schuessler Award for Outstanding Publication.

Institute for Research in Social Science (IRSS) in conjunction with the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research, awarded the 1999 James Prothro Student Paper Competition first prize to Jenifer Hamil-Luker and Robert Woodberry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Honorable mentions were awarded to Raymond N. Ankney, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Naomi Mura, Yale University and Abigail C. Saguy, Princeton University and L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.


Paul Amato has joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University as Professor of Sociology.

David Baker has been jointly appointed as Professor of Education and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.

Jack Barbalet, Australian National University, has been appointed to a Chair at the University of Leicester, England.

Terry Blum was appointed Dean of the DuPree College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mounira M. Charrad, University of Pittsburgh, has joined the international advisory board of the newly-formed Journal of North African Studies.

Mirelle Cohen recently secured a tenure track position at Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. Kimberly Dugan will join the faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 1999.

Karen Dugger is now Director of the National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women at Towson State University (MD).

George Farkas will be joining the faculty of Pennsylvania State University in Fall 2000 as Professor of Sociology.

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology, gave a plenary address on “Doctoral-level Women in Engineering” at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society 1999, New Brunswick, NJ in July.

Tom Gold, University of California-Berkeley, Ching-kwan Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jersey Liang, University of Michigan,and Richard Madsen and Tamara Perkins, University of California-San Diego gave presentations in Chinese to a conference on Stratification and Mobility in China, held in Beijing, August 2-6, sponsored by Ford Foundation, as part of a series to introduce American sociologists’ work on Chinese society to a select group of Chinese sociologists from around the country.

Doug Guthrie, New York University, spoke at a Capitol Hill luncheon on July 19th, hosted by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), on post-Cox Commission China policy.

Thomas D. Hall, DePauw University, has been appointed to the A. Lindsay O’Connor Chair in American Institutions at Colgate University for AY 1999/2000.

Jon Hendricks, Oregon State University, is now Co-Editor-in-Chief of a new journal in social gerontology, Hallym International Journal of Aging.

George A. Kourvetaris, Northern Illinois University, had his Political Sociology: Structure and Process, translated into Korean.

Sunwha Lee has been appointed as an ASA Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Research Program on the Discipline and the Profession.

Rose Maria Li has been appointed Chief of Demography and Population Epidemiology in the Behavioral and Social Research Program at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

Kay Meadow-Orlans, Gallaudet University, was the keynote speaker at the biennial meeting of the Conference of American Instructors of the Deaf in Los Angeles on July 15.

J. Langley Miller, Purdue University, will spend the 1999-2000 academic year as a Fellow in Law and Sociology at the Harvard University Law School.

Peter M. Nardi, Pitzer College, has been named the new editor of Sociological Perspectives, the official journal of the Pacific Sociological Association, published by the University of California Press.

Jammie Price has joined the Sociology Department at University of North Carolina-Wilmington, developing their internship and applied sociology program.

Stacy Rogers has joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University as Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Robert Schoen has joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University as the Arnold and Bette Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology and Demography.

Heather Sullivan-Catlin, Kean University, has been named Faculty Director of the university’s Service-Learning Program.

Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University, lectured on “Sociology and a Century of Surprises,” at the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia, June 23.

Steven A. Tuch, George Washington University, has been promoted to full professor. He is President-elect of the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

Vinetta Witt, an MFP Fellow, completed her PhD at University of South Carolina and has accepted a faculty position at Newberry College.

Earl Wysong, Indiana University-Kokomo, was promoted to Professor, July 1, and was also elected president of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences for 1999.

Members’ New Books

Kevin Anderson, Northern Illinois University, and Eric Plaut, Marx on Suicide (Northwestern University Press, 1999).

Carol S. Aneshensel, University of California-Los Angeles, Jo Phelan, Columbia University (editors), Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health (Plenum, 1999).

Penny Becker, Cornell University, Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Helen A. Berger, West Chester University, A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States (University of South Carolina Press, 1999).

Bonnie Berry, Social Problems Research Group, Social Rage: Emotion and Cultural Conflict (Garland Publishing, 1999).

Steven M. Buechler, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Social Movements in Advanced Capitalism: The Political Economy and Cultural Construction of Social Activism (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Todd Clear, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and David Karp, Skidmore College, The Community Justice Ideal (Westview Press, 1999).

Marjorie L. DeVault, Syracuse University, Liberating Method: Feminism and Social Research (Temple University Press, 1999).

Michele Dillon, Yale University, Catholic Identity: Balancing Reason, Faith, and Power (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Steven C. Dubin, Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum (New York University Press, 1999).

Richard Enos and John E. Holman, University of North Texas, Marnie E. Carroll, University of Colorado-Boulder, Alternative Sentencing: Electronically Monitored Correctional Supervision (2nd edition) (Wyndham Hall Press, 1999).

Walter L. Goldfrank, David Goodman, and Andrew Szasz, all from University of California-Santa Cruz (editors), Ecology and the World-System (Greenwood Press, 1999).

Eric D. Gordy, Clark University, The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives (Penn State University Press, 1999).

Doug Guthrie, New York University, Dragon in a Three-Piece Suit: The Emergence of Capitalism in China (Princeton University Press, 1999).

John R. Hall, University of California-Davis, Cultures of Inquiry: From Epistemology to Discourse in Sociohistorical Research (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Victor Hassine, Inmate AM4737, Thomas J. Bernard, Pennsylvania State University, Richard McCleary, University of California-Irvine, Richard A. Wright, Arkansas State University, Life Without Parole: Living in Prison Today 2nd Edition (Roxbury Publishing Company, 1999).

John W. Heeren, California State University-San Bernardino, Marylee H. Requa, Chaffey College, Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer, U.S. International University (editors) Sociology: Windows on Society 5th Edition (Roxbury Publishing Company, 1999).

Walter R. Heinz, University of Bremen (Germany), From Education to Work: Cross-National Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

James A. Holstein, Marquette University, and Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Florida, The Self We Live By: Narrative Identity in a Postmodern World (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Allan V. Horwitz, Rutgers University and Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (editors), A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories and Systems (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Sharon K. Houseknecht and Jerry G. Pankhurst (editors), Family, Religion and Social Change in Diverse Societies (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Moon H. Jo, Korean Immigrants and the Challenge of Adjustment (Greenwood Publications, 1999).

David Karp, Skidmore College, Community Justice: An Emerging Field (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).

Andrzej Kulczycki, American University of Beirut, The Abortion Debate in the World Arena (Routledge, 1999).

Michele Lamont, Princeton University, The Cultural Territories of Race: Black and White Boundaries (University of Chicago Press, 1999).

Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer, U.S. International University, Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems (Roxbury Publishing Company, 1999).

Jack Levin and Richard Bourne, Northeastern University, Kim Mac Innis and Walter F. Carroll, Bridgewater State College (editors) Social Problems: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions 2nd Edition (Roxbury Publishing Company, 1999).

Phyllis Moen, et al., Cornell University, A Nation Divided: Diversity, Inequality and Community in American Society (Cornell University Press, 1999).

Martha A. Myers, University of Georgia, Race, Labor and Punishment in the New South (Ohio State University Press, 1998).

Peter M. Nardi, Pitzer College, Gay Men's Friendships: Invincible Communities (University of Chicago Press, 1999).

Robert Perucci, Purdue University and Earl Wysong, Indiana University-Kokomo, The New Class Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).

Mary Ann Romano, Molloy College, Beatrice Webb (1858-1943): The Socialist with a Sociological Imagination (Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).

Marilynn Rosenthal, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Sally Lloyd-Bostock, and Lin Mulcahy (editors), Medical Mishaps: Pieces of the Puzzle (Open University Press, 1999).

Michael Rowe, Yale University, Crossing the Border: Encounters Between Homeless People and Outreach Workers (University of California Press, 1999).

Clinton R. Sanders, University of Connecticut, Understanding Dogs: Living and Working with Canine Companions (Temple University Press, 1999).

Frank R. Scarpitti, University of Delaware, Amie L. Nielsen, Bowling Green State University (editors) Crime and Criminals: Contemporary and Classic Readings (Roxbury Publishing Company, 1999).

Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Case Western Reserve University, Lies in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 1999).

Susan Walzer, Skidmore College, Thinking About the Baby: Transitions Into Parenthood (Temple University Press, 1999).

Murray L. Wax, Washington University, Western Rationality and the Angel of Dreams: Self, Psyche and Dreaming (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).

John B. Williamson, Boston College, Diane M. Watts-Roy, and Eric R. Kingson (editors), The Generational Equity Debate (Columbia University Press, 1999).

Ellen Wood, Peter Meiksins, Cleveland State University, and Michael Yates (editors), Rising From the Ashes? Labor in the Age of Global Capitalism (Monthly Review Press, 1999).

New Publications

International Feminist Journal of Politics is a new journal at the intersections of international relations, politics and women's studies. It will provide a unique forum to foster debate and development in this vital and rapidly growing area. Contributions should be double-spaced with generous margins, and should normally be 5,000-8,000 words. Three copies of the paper should be submitted. Notes for contributors can be obtained from the Editors. All submissions will be refereed. Contributions should be sent to: Jan Jindy Pettman, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Centre for Women's Studies, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia 0200; +61 26 249 5977/4349; fax +61 26 279 8432; e-mail; ,


Community Policing. Seeking original, well-documented studies about community policing for national publication with large law enforcement readership from practitioners and knowledgeable academics. Areas of interest include: (real) events leading to CP agenda, believable techniques insuring community membership representation and empowerment, honest techniques used to sustain active community involvement, methods of bridging federal fund gap, clear assessment, valid training, and liability issues. With outline and before November 15, 1999. Contact: Dennis J. Stevens, University of Massachusetts-Boston; e-mail

Service Learning. Anecdotal evidence and pre- and post-course surveys indicate that service-learning is very meaningful to students and that students develop values of social responsibility, increased understanding of institutional racism, and develop a commitment to the common good. I want to develop a pedagogy and strategy which will fully realize the potential of service-learning to teach basic sociological perspectives, theories, concepts and deep understanding. I also want to develop an assessment strategy to be able to document the impact of service-learning and to evaluate various approaches. I would appreciate suggestions for issues I should consider, references I should consult and approaches you have found to be successful. Contact: John W. Eby, Director, Agape Center for Service and Learning, Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17019.

Caught in the Web

The July 1999 issue of Teaching Sociology. published by the ASA, includes a useful and interesting review of general sociology websites by Annette Haines, Central Michigan University. This article is available, with links, on the ASA home page:

American Council of Learned Societies, Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for recently tenured scholars.

Demographic Research. This free new, fully-refereed journal may be the first internet-only journal in the field of population studies. Please look at our sample issue, register your email address with us on the online registration form to receive alerts about new content, and send us your papers to publish. We are accepting submissions now.

The Global Community and World Congress newsletter can be read on The Global Community organization website:

Humor Links. See the program for the 11th International International Society for Humor Studies Conference at Oakland, California, on-line at: The Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies website has just been updated. Please click onto the following: The web site of the International Society for Humor Studies has also been updated.

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is now on the Web at: Created and maintained by Joshua Kim of West Virginia University, this new site aims to serve as a collection point for a variety of teaching materials for the academic community and offers syllabi, lecture notes, and teaching materials from courses in a range of disciplines. Kim envisions the site growing to include articles, working papers, and conference papers, becoming a permanent online academic conference. Users can currently browse for materials in six categories or search by keyword.

Social Semiotics. The on-line journal is edited by Timothy Shortell and Jerome Krase of the Sociology Department at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. You can contact us by e-mail at and/or www.academic. The International Consortium of Social Theory Programs, announces its website at The site includes links to many programs, conference and journal information, and items of concern to social theorists.

The World Justice Information Network is pleased to announce our new special collection of URLs on the Rule of Law. It contains over 700 websites, official documents, non-governmental documents, academic articles, bibliographies, treaties, legislation, training and research materials and other resources on the subject. An Introduction is provided to guide you through the collection in more detail. The World Justice Information Network, located on the web at, is a virtual global community of criminal justice professionals. Membership in the community is free and is open to people with a professional or academic interest in criminal justice, including researchers, students, law enforcement officers, activists, government officials, journalists, lawyers, and information specialists. For further information, contact us at or visit us online at

Policy and Practice

Wendell Bell, Yale University, participated in a seminar of the National Security Study Group in Arlington, VA, June, 1999. The U.S. Secretary of Defense established this new federal commission for the purpose of conducting a thorough review of American security needs from now until the year 2025.

Robert D. Manning, Georgetown University, released a study under the Consumer Federation of America on college student credit card debt. The study indicates that previous research has underestimated the extent of this debt and related problems, including suicides of indebted students.

Donald Wheeler, Kean University, has become Director of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability.


Nicholas Babchuk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died on August 18.

Carlfred Broderick, University of Southern California, died on July 27.

Eleanor Paperno Wolf, Wayne State University, died in July.


Jane Cooley Carlson
Jane C. Carlson, 46, died on August 5, 1999 at her home in Boise, Idaho. She received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1976 from Carroll College, Wisconsin. Her bachelor's thesis was titled “Phenomenology and Reality-Maintenance.” In 1979, with the successful defense of her thesis “The Sociology of Social Change—A Critical Analysis,” she received her master's degree in sociology from Marquette University, WI. Jane was in the process of completing her PhD at Rutgers at the time of her death. Her dissertation research, “The Journal of Visual Literacy Involved in the Journeys of Children's Lives through Art and Literature,” compared drawings made by children in American and Dutch communities and then compared those drawings to drawings made by refugee children from Bosnia and Kosovo to assess the effects of exile and war. Her work was to shed light on the art of story telling techniques especially suited for traumatized children who had not yet verbalized their “life journeys.”

Jane was awarded a Russell Fellowship and honored with the “Most Inspiring Faculty Member” award at Rutgers in addition to her active memberships in the American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society, International Visual Sociology Association and International Visual Literacy Association. She taught part-time for Boise State University between 1984 and 1994, leaving Boise for Rutgers and continuation of her graduate studies. She returned to Boise in 1997 to complete her dissertation research and once again taught part-time for the Department of Sociology. She was an active scholar, engaged in research, publications and presentations at professional meetings over the years.

Jane is survived by her parents, Jane and John Carlson of Evanston, Illinois, her sisters, Kay Jeannette DeMerit of Wisconsin, Kathel Brennan of New Jersey, her brother John Cooley Carlson of Nevada, her aunt, uncle and cousin, all of Boise, Idaho.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society—Research, P.O. Box 5386, Boise, ID 83705 or the Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), 100 E. Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83712. Patricia Dorman, Boise State University

Alan S. Meyer
Alan S. Meyer, Regional Inspector General for the New York Regional Office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, died at his home in Demarest, NJ on January 28, 1998, after an eight-year battle with prostate cancer.

A sociologist, he received his MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University after graduating from City College, New York, and serving three years in the army during WW II. Meyer conducted national evaluation studies in the New York Regional Office from 1974-1997. He played a major role in introducing opinion research methods into the Inspector General's office there.

Before joining the Federal Government, Meyer conducted socio-medical research at Burke Rehabilitation Center, White Plains, NY, and at the New York Medical College, then in Manhattan. He had been research director for the New Jersey Legislature's Youth Commission from 1954-1961.

In 1970 Alan was recruited by his friend and mentor Paul F. Lazarsfeld of the Columbia Bureau of Applied Social Research to be project director of a study of 200 smokers and ex-smokers, “Motivational Conflicts Engendered by the On-going Discussion about Cigarette Smoking,” co-authored by Lazarsfeld and Lucy Friedman, and paid for by a major tobacco company.

As drug education director in 1971-73 for the Public Education Association in New York City, Alan went on television to oppose the state's draconian Rockefeller drug laws. In 1974 his “Sociology of Drug Education” was published as a chapter in Charles Winick's (Ed.) Sociological Aspects of Drug Dependence. One of the first to propose “de-criminalization” rather than “legalization” of drugs, Meyer made the case for a more accurate conceptualization of legal/illegal drugs. Prior to his career with the federal government, he produced more than twenty drug research studies. In the 1980's and 90's he continued to present papers on conceptual and terminological contributions to drug miseducation, always referring to “tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.” One month before his death Dr. Meyer was revising for publication a content analysis of the Tobacco Institute's book—let “Tobacco: Helping Youth Say No.” His conclusion: more pro than anti-smoking messages, zero references to health risks.

Alan was President of the New York chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research in 1985-'86, and was active in AAPOR's Volunteer Research Network.

Back in 1946, while a starting third baseman for City College's baseball team, Meyer had been joint author of a study which predicted that Jackie Robinson, then playing in the minor leagues, would be a success athletically in the field and financially at the box office for the then Brooklyn Dodgers. Alan competed in the 1991 Senior World Series Softball Tournament and played softball and volleyball on town teams to age 75.

George Grob, Inspector General in the national office of Health and Human Services, said at Alan's retirement party six months before his death: “The career we celebrate today is not of one who amassed great wealth or national fame. Alan's contributions were much more substantial than that. They included: children adopted who might not otherwise be, young people who don't smoke, and a more reliable Social Security program. Alan was one of the first to speak out on these topics, with the compelling logic and evidence of the studies he designed and performed. In this regard, we have all learned a lot from Alan. When I appointed him Regional Inspector General, I made a last request of him—that before he retired he would bring a new crew into our New York office, train them, show them how 'it's supposed to be done.' This was his final gift to our organization…. The young staff of New York have set out confidently to achieve as much as Alan did. Each received an ember or two from Alan's fire and have lit their own.”

“Region II learned a lot from Alan…. He taught me: the unmockable need to pre-test a survey, the consequences of not doing so, the benefits derived from logic, fact, openness, and facing the truth; the power of dedication, persistence, and professionalism; the importance of the St. Louis Browns, volleyball, and dancing; the foolishness of youth in the presence of a wise old man. I learned a lot from Alan.”

His staff's parting gift to him was a crystal dove engraved “Manager, mentor, friend.”

Alan Meyer is survived by his wife, Alice Nolen Meyer (they met at the 1969 ASA convention in San Francisco), three children, Robert, Julie, and Kenneth, and his brothers Paul and Roger Meyer of Portland, OR. Alice Nolen Meyer and Richard H. Baxter

Richard Hayes Ogles

Richard Hayes Ogles, retired professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Denver, died May 31, 1999, in Littleton, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Mary, his son Tom, a daughter, Tina Marie “Kima” Lonewolf, and a brother Charles. Dick received his BS at the University of Utah (1952), his MS at Brigham Young University (1955), and his PhD from Washington State University (1961). He taught sociology at Marietta College, Washington State University, University of Alberta, University of Tulsa, and the University of Colorado at Denver, where he retired in 1993.

Dick's early research and theoretical interests focused on theory construction, probability theories, operationalism, concept formation, and the philosophy of science. Those of us who sat in his classes were awestruck by his ability to breathe life into seemingly inert theories and philosophies; we followed his logic as he made Popper, Parsons, Zettenberg and Carnap less esoteric and mysterious and more sociologically pertinent. We critiqued, argued, and debated these authors and Dick himself, at each stage of our analysis. More than any other professor in our graduate program Dick encouraged and challenged us to look for logical loopholes and inconsistencies in our theories and arguments, and to be able to dismantle and reconstruct the logic and rationale in support of our position. The story I've told my students so often of Dick is that he was the only professor to whom I would give a 25-page research paper and receive almost 30 pages of very in-depth comments. Such actions are, admittedly, not looked upon kindly by students. What we soon understood, was that Dick, though very kind and patient, was a forceful intellectual drill sergeant who encouraged intellectual independence but would not tolerate fuzzy or inept logic or reasoning.

Dick made sociology a living art and science inside as well as outside the classroom. After engaging in lively debates and discussions in class, we would either go to his office or to the Student Union to continue these discussions and debates. When an idea generated so much discussion and debate that it refused to go away, we would continue the discussion in The Tower, the fifth floor where the graduate student offices were located, or move the discussion to downtown Pullman where we continued to argue and debate over pizzas, beer and wine. These were always fun times. As I reflect on those times, I marvel at the extent to which Dick's enthusiasm for sociology and his infectious love of intellectual inquiry made such seemingly turgid subjects as theory construction and the philosophy of science come alive, were deemed useful, and often very necessary, not only to the sociological enterprise, but to life and living itself. He was tenacious in these discussions, but he was also honest and not averse to backing down from a position if you could prove your point.

Dick was a master teacher: patient, precise, and purposeful in his goal of helping students to think concretely and sociologically. To him, that process entailed having a position, understanding the contours and parameters of the position, and having the desire and ability to publicly (verbally or in writing) defend that position. I was privy to a more sustained and up close interaction with Dick, where I saw these qualities at close hand, when he was chairman of my dissertation committee prior to his departure for the University of Tulsa.

During the mid and late 1970s Dick's social, political, and sociological interests began to change. He began to carve out a new role for himself as a public intellectual and now concentrated on conflict theories and methodologies, applied sociology, and civil and human rights in the U.S. and abroad. His overall theoretical and political concerns now included such courses and research areas as Imperialism and Underdevelopment, Transition from Capitalism to Socialism, Class and Power in the U.S., the Political Economy of Crises in Capitalist Societies, and the dialectics and political economy of methodology. These political and theoretical concerns were directed towards a micro analysis of Chile, Allende, people's movements, and utopianism and practicalities in the construction of socialism, and revolutionary and counter-revolutionary movements.

Over the years it was clear to many of us that Dick had become very disillusioned with the politics of sociology in the university and with the professional path sociology now traveled. For this reason we were pleased when Mary recalled the great joy and sense of appreciation Dick felt when Bob Dunne organized and chaired two sessions in his honor at the 1997 meeting of the Western Social Science Association meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was happy to see his former students who had now become his friends and colleagues—we who once debated him, requested reference letters from him, and co-authored articles with him—were now presenting papers on one or more of the many ideas and themes on which he wrote and lectured while we were his students. We all, Bob Dunne, Slamak Movahedi, Nick Sofios, and I, remarked that it was almost a repeat of thirty or so years ago. We had come together to pay homage to our retired master teacher, mentor, and friend. We were certainly proud of him, and though there were moments of doubt, we were almost certain that he was equally as proud of us. He listened attentively as each of us spoke, took notes in Oglesian style (looking up at you while he furiously scribbled on the page), raised questions and points of clarification, and eventually responded, in-depth, to each of our papers, just as he did more than almost thirty years ago. Mary informed me that Dick would often reflect and comment on the sessions. Apparently, he was much more appreciative of the sessions and of our organizing them around him, his teaching and scholarship, than we imagined. He was a great friend and a superb mentor. Over the years those of us who studied with Dick would often cite some unique habits we consciously or unconsciously absorbed from him; a wave of the finger or hand as we make a point; the Oglesian deadpan humor; and the specific manner and patterns of arguing, reasoning, and debating. In his teaching and intellectual discourse he represented and exemplified the highest standards of a university education. Equally, he emphasized the importance of family and friends, for he was a devoted husband and father as well as a loyal friend. We will miss him for all the reasons given above. But we will miss him all the more because in a world where there is no shortage of brilliant minds, he taught us that, ultimately, it was simply more important to be a noble, caring and decent human being.

Those desiring to make contributions in memoriam to Dick are asked to send their gifts to the Thomas Merton Center for Creative Exchange, 1429 ½ West Dakota Avenue, Denver, CO 80223. Rutledge M. Dennis, George Mason University

Rev. Chancy Robert Rawleigh

Chancy R. Rawleigh earned his Masters of Divinity from Boston University in 1962 and his doctorate in Sociology from Syracuse University in 1971. He became both a local minister and a professor of sociology at Denison University in Ohio for five years. Chancy Rawleigh came to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1972, where he spent the remainder of his career.

When the Department sought academic recognition in its early years, Chancy was elected to the presidency of the Allegheny Valley Sociological Society in 1979 and then to the presidency of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society in 1984. In each case, he brought a regional conference and essential recognition to the IUP Department of Sociology. Chancy's interests were extremely broad. He was an active Minister of the Indiana Unitarian Universalist Life Church (1973-1996). He had written and presented papers on topics ranging from building family cohesion to sociological ethics. He narrated a film, appeared on television and conducted seminars on topics ranging from building self-esteem to the global AIDS crisis. He was never afraid to explore controversial subject matter, and would give courage to other to do so as well.

Chancy's greatest passion was teaching undergraduates to become clinical practitioners. He had been the most crucial element in building and maintaining a pioneering clinical sociological program. Chancy Rawleigh also held the greatest responsibility for building a clinical sociology internship program that had no rival within or outside of the discipline. Chancy also dedicated himself to the students' extra-curricular lives—engaging any group of students on any in any forum.

Chancy was the first advisor to the gay and lesbian student group on campus. He did so in the 1970s, when all the closets were closed and the danger was great. Although threats accompanied his action, he continued to be the advisor for many years. And when the scourge of AIDS came, he was again there to fight those battles. Chancy Rawleigh has shown some of the best of what sociology has to offer.

Chancy served the Indiana community with his clinical sociological knowledge. He was President of the State Board of Parents Anonymous and he helped found the Center for the Improvement of Family Life. He also served as a Board Member to the Mental Health Association and the Open Door (Drug and Alcohol Counseling). Rev. Chancy Robert Rawleigh, 62, died peacefully at his home on December 14, 1998, in the company of his wife, Judy, and his three children, Chancy, Jr., Ciarra and Colin. He will be missed. Harvey Holtz, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

William J. Reddin

William J. Reddin, an internationally recognized business professor, author and management consultant, died in London.

In his heyday, The Times of London called him “the management guru of the 1970s,” and Mr. Reddin was the first Canadian business writer to be a best-selling author in the United States. He was also popular in India, Spain, and Latin America where his books enjoyed massive sales.

His consultancies, in which he espoused his theories of “managerial effectiveness” stretched round the world, with clients as varied as Martin Marietta Aerospace, Kodak, Ford, Westinghouse and John Player and Sons. Mr. Reddin's hallmark as a businessman was his engaging open-mindedness. His contracts demanded that a client set aside a part of the fee to enable an independent doctoral student to monitor his own work as well as the client's. “It keeps us both honest,” he said.

William James Reddin was born in Wimbledon on May 10, 1930. He left school at the age of 14, and took a job in a factory; two years later he had saved enough money to emigrate to Canada.

Mr. Reddin completed his high school education by correspondence and, in 1950, at the age of 21, he entered the University of New Brunswick, majoring in economics and psychology. Bill Reddin proved a brilliant student, and he graduated from UNB with honours. From his odd jobs he'd saved enough money to go to graduate school, and so he left Fredericton for the Harvard Business School, where he took an MBA.

After Harvard, he was appointed a Sloan Doctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was there that he began to evolve his theories of managerial effectiveness.

“It is the manager's job to be effective; it is his only job,” he would say. With this as his starting point, Mr. Reddin developed what he called, in that language peculiar to modern management studies, that “3-D Theory of Management by Objectives (MbO).”

Based on what he termed the “three dimensions” of “individual, situation and effectiveness,” he argued that “there is no ideal style of management: You must match style to situation.”

!n 1969, Mr. Reddin published his theories in the book Managerial Effectiveness. It became the first Canadian business book to become a best seller in the United States.

Almost overnight, “MbO” was on the lips of seemingly every business manager, and there was a rush to incorporate the theories in government bureaucracies. Mr. Reddin was suspicious of excess, wherever it appeared, and he denounced the trend, believing his ideas were being poorly implemented.

Mr. Reddin left the university in the late 1970's to devote himself to his consulting firm, W. J. Reddin and Associates, advising businesses on how to put his theories into practice. In all, he wrote 23 books and, with a former UNB colleague, Patrick Kehoe, designed more than 40 management tests. One of these, The Culture Shock Test, sold millions of copies.

He spent his last years in London. William Reddin is survived by his wife, Kathy, and two daughters, Michelle and Kristen. Excerpted and reprinted from The National Post, June 25, 1999

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