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  1. Community and Urban Sociology

    Community and Urban Sociology
  2. Community and Urban Sociology

    Mission Statement:

    Members of the Section on Community and Urban Sociology explore new social theory and develop empirical research on groups living, working, and communicating across geographical boundaries, including cities, suburbs, and rural areas, as well as electronic communities and other spaces.


  3. Sociology of Law

    Welcome to the Sociology of Law Section website!  Members of this section have diverse research interests dealing with the law in many permutations, contexts, and formats, using a variety of methodologies.  As a section, we offer several panels at each annual meeting and support book, article, and paper prizes. Recently, the section began hosting a Sociology of Law mini-conference on August 11, 2017, the day before the ASA annual meeting. 

    Elizabeth A. Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Sociology, Purdue University


  4. Racial and Ethnic Minorities

    The purpose of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities is to encourage research, theory, and teaching concerning the relation between socially defined racial and ethnic groups. The encouragement of scholarship contributing to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any particular group's social or political interests, is a paramount goal of the Section.

  5. Alcohol Drugs and Tobacco

    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the section on Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco is to encourage and enhance research, teaching and other professional concerns in the study of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The section seeks to promote communication, collaboration, and consultation among scholars in the field of alcohol, drug, and tobacco studies.

  6. Asia and Asian America

    The Section aims to strengthen the theoretical and methodological aspects of Asian and Asian American Studies.

    The Section promotes Asia and Asian American Studies within sociology by organizing paper sessions, roundtables, and social events at the annual meetings of the ASA. It recognizes distinguished scholarship with best book, research paper, and student paper awards.

  7. Global and Transnational Sociology

    Welcome to the American Sociological Association's Section on Global and Transnational Sociology. For information about the section, our research, and our activities, please check the links above.

  8. Peace, War, and Social Conflict

    Welcome to the Peace, War, and Social Conflict section!

    The purpose of the Section on Peace and War is to encourage the application of sociological methods, theories, and perspectives to the study of peace and war.


  9. Animals and Society


    The purpose of the Section on Animals and Society is to encourage and support the development of theory, research and teaching about the complex relationships that exist between humans and other animals. In the process, it is anticipated that the light we shed on these issues will increase the well-being of both humans, and other animals.

  10. Economic Sociology

    Welcome to the official homepage the American Sociological Association's Economic Sociology section. Here you will find resources for learning about economic sociology, as well as news devoted to the section's business.