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  1. ASA Is Seattle Bound!

    If you simply attempt to enjoy Seattle by staying in or around the Sheraton Hotel and the Washington State Convention Center you will miss a key feature of Seattle: its neighborhoods. The topography of Seattle lends itself to the creation of unique spaces defined by a variety of hills, valleys, and waterfronts. The long-standing patterns of ethnic and racial segregation, migrations, and new economic dynamics uniquely define a variety of historically distinct, well-established, and also emerging features of the social and built landscape of the city.

  2. The Concerns of Student Protesters and What Sociology Has to Offer

    Causes of Protests and Student Demands

    At the root of some student complaints are worries over representation, campus climate, and a nagging sense of the failure of diversity policies to address issues of structural inequality. A large body of sociological research on diversity and affirmative action in higher education lends credence to student complaints about a lack of representation. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, faculty of color remain underrepresented.

  3. Political Parties or Sociology Parties?

    Mike Leavitt, the former governor of Utah, recently stated that “[t]here is more sociology happening now than there is politics [in the current election]…the politics are really overshadowed by the sociology...[But] we don’t have sociology parties, we have political parties.”1 Although I am not extensively versed in political science and cannot speak to whether sociology trumps politics in this election, there certainly is a good deal of sociology surrounding Trump in politics.

  4. ASA Archive Project: Give Permission for Your Work to be Included

    In fall 2016 the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University will launch an online survey for all those who submitted manuscripts (whether published or not) and reviews to the American Sociological Review between 1991 and 2010.

  5. ASA Forum: Sociology, Stigma and Community Colleges

    ASA Forum for Public Discussion and DebateWe write to encourage awareness within the academic community to the marginalization of sociologists who work in community colleges.