American Sociological Association

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September/October 2018

South Carolina Sociological Association

South Carolina Sociological Association. February 15-16, 2019. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Theme: “Academic Culture and Culture Wars: Fighting for the Soul of Academia.” A cultural crisis is gripping academia, with negligible learning gains among undergraduates and plummeting faculty morale. Theoretical and empirical articles, as well as state-of-the-discipline reports, are welcome. Possible topic areas include: the proliferation of business models of education; the increasing acceptance of student-as-customer ideology; the appropriateness/applicability of market-based criteria of educational value; the decline of academic standards and rampant grade inflation; diminishing faculty control of instruction; the triumph of educational form and branding over educational substance; the legitimacy problem of sociology in society at large; and the place of critical analysis of educational institutions in a neoliberal era. Submissions are also solicited for a general session on research and a poster session, and participants are sought for a pedagogical session on online teaching. For more information, visit Persons interested in submitting papers should send an abstract of fewer than 150 words to

February 15, 2019 to February 16, 2019