American Sociological Association


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  1. 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.


  2. Footnotes - 2016 November

    Footnotes - 2016 November
  3. Footnotes - 2016 December

    December edition of Footnotes!

  4. 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


  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Footnotes - Winter 2017

    The Winter 2017 Issue of Footnotes!

  8. Footnotes - April-June 2017

    Footnotes - April-June 2017
  9. Footnotes - July-August 2017

    Footnotes - July-August 2017
  10. 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.