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  1. New Publications

    Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, “Bringing the Social Sciences to Health Policy: An Appreciation of David Mechanic” is a special issue dedicated to the discipline and a tribute to David Mechanic who has been a pioneering leader in the social and behavioral sciences of health, health services and health and mental health policy for almost years. Twenty-three interdisciplinary scholars reflect the diversity of David’s policy-relevant scholarship in examining major policy challenges.

  2. In the News

    Julie Brines and Brian Serafini, both of the University of Washington, were quoted in an August 22 Bloomberg article, “Summer Vacations Can Lead to Divorce,” about their study, “Seasonal Variation in Divorce Filings: The Importance of Family Ritual in a Post-Sentimental Era,” which they presented at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting.

  3. New Books

    Kevin B. Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies, 2nd Expand Edition (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

    Daisy Ball, Framingham State University, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Metropolitan State University. Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator (Lexington Books, 2016).

  4. Deaths

    Chester Britt, Iowa State University, a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, died August 23 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

    Leslie Stanley-Stevens, Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University, a full professor of sociology and System Regents Professor, died on June 22 at the age of 55.

  5. Obituaries

    James A. Davis

    James A. Davis died on September 29, 2016, in Michigan City, IN, after a brief illnessw. He was the founder of the General Social Survey (GSS) and was a principal investigator from 1971 to 2009. When he won the 1992 American Association for Public Opinion Research Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement, he was cited for “his innovations in teaching, his prodigious scholarship, [and] his creation of the General Social Survey.”

  6. Member Benefit: ASA Journals Free Through JSTOR

    New for 2017, ASA members receive free access to the full archive of ASA journals on JSTOR—from inaugural issue (e.g., 1936 for the American Sociological Review) through 2014. Access your member journals and JSTOR through your “My ASA” member portal.

  7. New Books

    Anthony J. Cortese, Southern Methodist University, Provocateur: Images of Women and Minorities in Advertising, 4th edition (Rowman & Littlefiedl, 2015).

    Steve Derne, SUNY-Geneseo, Sociology of Well-Being: Lessons from India (Sage, 2017).

    Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University, Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (NYU Press, 2016).

  8. Awards

    Bonnie Berry, Social Problems Research Group, has been awarded the Inconvenient Woman of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Women and Crime.

    Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, was honored with a San José State University Author Award for Runaway and Homeless Youth. New Research and Clinical Perspectives (Springer, 2016)

  9. New Publications

    Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies is a new peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge research on intelligence, security, terrorism, espionage, and related subjects. Topics include: cyber technology, climate terrorism, and terrorism related to natural resources, such as water and energy. The journal is open access, with no publication charges. To ensure fairness for the academic community, Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies rewards its reviewers for their work. Editor-in-Chief is Neil Kent of the University of Cambridge.

  10. In The News

    Wendell Bell, Yale University, was interviewed for the documentary film, Containment, about his work at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico to make it safe for storage of radioactive nuclear waste for the next 10,000 years. The documentary will air on PBS.