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2001 Annual Meeting
Contexts Is Where It's At!

Contexts, ASA's newest entry into the publishing world, was officially launched on August 18 with toasts and fanfare at the 2001 Annual Meeting. With a formal program featuring inaugural editor Claude Fischer, there was much praise and commendation for Fischer and what he has achieved from ASA Executive Officer Felice Levine, ASA then-President Douglas Massey, and Rebecca Simon, Director of the Journals Division at the University of California Press. The centerpiece of the evening, however, was Contexts. In poster form and with a prototype flyer to preview the first issue, Contexts came to life as an accessible, timely, and important sociological presence.

Contexts has already begun to generate its own buzz! Its touch and feel are distinct and palpable. Whether the context is crime, the ambiguous triumph of English-only education, or the real risks to children without fathers (all to be published in the first issue), this new magazine achieves penetrating sociology with broad appeal.

Contexts indeed seeks to traverse contexts and boundaries.

also in this issue
  Four Full Days in Anaheim: A Stimulating Program!

The 96th Annual Meeting of the ASA took place in the west coast in sunny Anaheim, CA this year. Because it is home to Disneyland and near the sprawling city of Los Angeles, Anaheim made a fitting backdrop for this year's Annual Meeting, with the theme—"Cities of the Future,"

President Douglas Massey's theme was meant to reflect on the meaning of urbanization for human societies and the social relations within nations that are rapidly industrializing as well as those that lag behind by looking at the social organizations, economic structures, ecological patterns, and cultural forms that exist in cities.

2001 Annual Meeting
  Statement of the ASA on the 9/11 Terrorist Attack

On behalf of the American Sociological Association (ASA), the ASA Council expresses its profound grief at the shocking terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and great sadness on the enormous loss of life in these incidents and the crash of the hijacked jet in Pennsylvania last week.

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