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  1. The Sociology of Gaslighting

    Gaslighting—a type of psychological abuse aimed at making victims seem or feel “crazy,” creating a “surreal” interpersonal environment—has captured public attention. Despite the popularity of the term, sociologists have ignored gaslighting, leaving it to be theorized by psychologists. However, this article argues that gaslighting is primarily a sociological rather than a psychological phenomenon. Gaslighting should be understood as rooted in social inequalities, including gender, and executed in power-laden intimate relationships.
  2. Student Forum

    What is the Student Forum?

    The American Sociological Association's Student Forum provides resources for graduate and undergraduate sociology students, helps develop networks among student members, and facilitates student participation in the ASA by encouraging professional development and service. Individuals who join the American Sociological Association as student members automatically become members of the Student Forum, receive all mailings and electronic communications, and have access to Student Forum programming.

  3. The Network Structure of Police Misconduct

    Conventional explanations of police misconduct generally adopt a microlevel focus on deviant officers or a macrolevel focus on the top-down organization of police departments. Between these levels are social networks of misconduct. This study recreates these networks using data on 16,503 complaints and 15,811 police officers over a six-year period in Chicago. We examine individual-level factors associated with receiving a complaint, the basic properties of these misconduct networks, and factors related to officer co-naming in complaints.
  4. Queer Pop‐Ups: A Cultural Innovation in Urban Life

    Research on sexuality and space emphasizes geographic and institutional forms that are stable, established, and fixed. By narrowing their analytic gaze on such places, which include gayborhoods and bars, scholars use observations about changing public opinions, residential integration, and the closure of nighttime venues to conclude that queer urban and institutional life is in decline. We use queer pop‐up events to challenge these dominant arguments about urban sexualities and to advocate instead a “temporary turn” that analyzes the relationship between ephemerality and placemaking.

  5. Student Forum Call for Nominations

    2020-2022 ASA Student Forum Advisory Board

    Call For Nominations

    The ASA Student Forum Advisory Board is seeking nominations* for four new Graduate Student representatives and one new Undergraduate Student representative. The terms of commitment are for two years for Graduate Students, beginning September 1, 2020, and continuing through to August 31, 2022; the Undergraduate Student term is for one year through August 31, 2021. Nominees must be Student Members of ASA at the time of nomination and for the duration of their term.

  6. Student Forum Professional Development Certificate

    The Student Forum is pleased to offer a Professional Development Certificate for its members, based on attendance (proof by signature of the session organizer/leader/presider) at SIX (6) sessions, meetings, or workshops.

    Students can choose to either attend SIX (6) from the list provided or attend FIVE (5) from the list and include ONE (1) session in which the student is presenting.

  7. Population

    Why join the Section on Sociology of Population?

    The Section provides many important services for members including:

  8. Membership

    MembershipThe ASA is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. ASA seeks to stimulate and improve research, teaching, discussion, and to encourage cooperative relations among those engaged in the scientific study of society.

  9. “Chocolate City, Rest in Peace”: White Space‐Claiming and the Exclusion of Black People in Washington, DC

    Urban sociologists and gentrification scholars have long been interested in examining the combination of structural and micro‐level forces that result in the displacement and exclusion of low‐income residents from changing neighborhoods. However, the types of everyday activities and the social and spatial practices that exclude residents who remain in these neighborhoods are an understudied part of the gentrification story. How are exclusive spaces created? What are the specific social processes that lead to exclusive space?

  10. Buffalo's West Side Story: Migration, Gentrification, and Neighborhood Change

    Using a multi‐methods approach, we examine socioeconomic and demographic change in Buffalo, New York's, West Side neighborhood. We do this by performing a systematic case study of the neighborhood analyzing census tract data, crime data, key informant interview data from community leaders and organizational representatives, and content analysis data from local newspaper articles. Results suggest that although the neighborhood has shifted dramatically over the last forty‐five years, the changes have been uneven across the West Side.