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  1. ASA requests that American Community Survey remain mandatory

    Honorable Danny Davis, Ranking Member
    Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia,
    Census and National Archives
    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    Washington, DC 20515

    Dear Ranking Member Davis:

    The American Sociological Association appreciates the opportunity to share our views about the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), an innovation that has greatly benefited social science researchers, policy makers, and the communities they both serve.

  2. ASA Opposes Subpoena of ‘Belfast Project’ Data

    The Council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is profoundly disturbed by the possibility that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit will uphold Judge William G. Young’s recent ruling that personally identifiable research data collected as part of Boston College’s “Belfast Project” must be turned over to British law enforcement through the U.S. Department of Justice.

  3. Climate Change and Sociology

    The ASA and National Science Foundation have jointly published a summary of an important workshop on the issue of climate change research. It examines a critically important dimension of earth's climate variation:  Basic research on social determinants affecting global climate change.

  4. Financial and related information relevant to the ASA member vote on Council's new dues structure proposal

    Secretary’s Summary of Financial and Related Information relevant to Council’s New Dues Structure Proposal

    On May 12, 2011, the ASA Annual Election will open to eligible members. It will remain open until June 23. On the ballot for your approval will be Council’s proposed changes to the ASA membership dues structure.

  5. How to Apply for an Editorship

    How to Apply for a Journal/Book Series Editorship

    The Committee on Publications of the American Sociological Association is charged with the selection of editors of its journals and series.

    In consultation with the ASA Executive Office and with the approval of Council, the Committee on Publications issues calls, evaluates applications from potential editorial candidates, selects editors, and assists the editors-elect in the transition.

  6. Teaching Sociology Invites Submissions for Special Issues

    Incorporating Globalization in the Sociology Curriculum

    Teaching Sociology seeks articles and notes that address issues that focus on innovative approaches that incorporate globalization and transnational concerns in the curriculum. Among the topics of interest are:

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    Benefits of renewing


  8. Teaching Around the World: Sociology on the Semester at Sea Ship

    Michelle M. Camacho, Fellow, American Council on Education

  9. Digital Punishment's Tangled Web

    Americans love crime. The criminal justice system is fetishized in popular culture and news media. We watch the news and scour the Internet to assess our own moral compass, take cues from others' digressions, and bear witness to justice and punishment. Historically, we learned about crime through news media and fiction. The Internet has dramatically changed this landscape: for the first time, mug shots and jailhouse rosters are available with a click.

  10. Convention Services

    ASA  offers a variety of services to enhance your experience during the Annual Meeting.