American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes - March 1999

Call for Papers—Conferences
Call for Papers—Publications
Meeting Calendar
New Publications
Caught in the Web
Call for Papers

21st Annual Symposium on Social Work with Groups
, October 21-24, 1999, Denver, CO. Theme: "Mining the Gold in Group Work." Call for papers deadline: March 17, 1999. Submit to Catheryne Schmitz or Sue Henry, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, 2149 S. High Street, Denver, CO 80208; (303) 871-2873; fax (303) 871-2845; e-mail; home page http://doc.chs.du. edu:80/aaswg/.

Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 1999, Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN. Theme: "Confronting Structures of Power: Theory and Practice for the Twenty-First Century." In addition to paper abstracts, AHS encourages proposals for panels, workshops, and innovative or nontraditional sessions. Deadline for submissions is May 25, 1999. Send proposals and abstracts to: Dan Santoro, AHS Program Chair, Division of Social Sciences, 104 Krebs Hall, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Johnstown, PA 15904; (814) 269-2976; fax (814) 269-7255; e-mail

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 28th Annual Conference, November 4-6, 1999, Washington, DC. Participation is invited from scholars in all academic disciplines, nonprofit organization executives, foundation staff, consultants, policymakers, and graduate students. Submit a proposal for a paper, panel session, poster session, or volunteer to act as chairperson and discussant for a conference session. Contact: ARNOVA Executive Office, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 550 W. North Street, Suite 301, Indianapolis, IN 46202; (317) 684-2120; fax (317) 684-8900;

European Sociological Association 4th European Conference, August 18-21, 1999, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Theme: "Europe's Working In the World." For these sessions we invite abstracts of proposed papers submitted as soon as possible but later than January 30, 1999 to both co-convenors: (1) Volker Bornschier, University of Zurich, Sociological Institute, Reamistr. 69, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland; fax 41-1-6344989; e-mail; (2) Nikolai Genov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology, 13A Moskovska Street, 000 Sofia, Bulgaria; fax +35-9-2803791; e-mail nbgen.

Head Start's Fifth National Research Conference, The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with Columbia University and the Society for Research in Child Development, June 28-July 1, 2000, in Washington, DC. Theme: "Developmental and Contextual Transitions of Children and Families: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice." The Call for Papers will be mailed and available at the web site on March 1, 1999. Proposals are due on July 15, 1999. All inquiries should be directed to: Faith Lamb-Parker, Project Director, Columbia School of Public Health/CPFH, 60 Haven Avenue B3, New York, NY 10032; (212) 304-5251; fax (212) 544-1911; e-mail fLp1@columbia. edu. Web Site http://www.acf. or

Institute for the Analysis of Contemporary Society, Annual Conference, June 1999, Southern Vermont. Those interested in participating should send a vitae and paper or abstract to: Charles Gattone, Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; or to C.J. Churchill, Department of Sociology, Brandeis University, Mailstop 071, Waltham, MA 02454-9110; e-mail

North American Conference on Sexual Exploitation. Grant MacEwan Community College, in conjunction with the Prostitution Awareness and Action Foundation of Edmonton, Crossroads Outreach Services, Catholic Social Services SafeHouse, Edmonton Police Service, Grove Plaza Medical Poundmakers' Lodge, Recovery Counseling Services, May 4-6, 2000, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Theme: "Answers and Action: Healing Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution." Deadline: April 28, 1999. To obtain a proposal form, contact Linda Withers at (780) 497-5169; e-mail Further information may be obtained by contacting Genevieve Jones, Grant MacEwan Community College, (780) 497-5717; e-mail

Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, 57th Annual Meeting, June 18-19, 1999, Fordham University-Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY. Theme: "A Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Polish and Polish American Studies." Proposals are invited for two-hour sessions (three papers) as well as proposals for individual papers. Deadline March 31, 1999. Contact: Thaddeus V. Gromada, 208 E. 30th Street, New York, NY 10016; (212) 686-4164; fax (212) 545-1130; e-mail

Race, Gender and Class Project First Conference, October 28-30, 1999, Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. Deadline for receipt of summary paper, abstract, roundtable and workshop proposals is April 30, 1999; deadline for receiving final papers is August 31, 1999. Contact: SUNO-RGC Conference Organizational Committee, Lenus Jack Jr. and Jean Ait Belkhir, Southern University at New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive, Department of Social Sciences, Race, Gender and Class Project, MPB 244-246, New Orleans, LA 70126; (504) 286-5157; (504) 286-5232; e-mail

Sixth Qualitative Health Research Conference, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, April 6-8, 2000, Banff Conference Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Papers for oral or poster presentation to be submitted by December 1, 1999. Abstracts to: Janice Morse, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, 6-10 University Extension Centre, University of Alberta, 8303-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T4, Canada; e-mail; web site

Society for World Sustainable Development World Congress, August 17-22, 2000, Kananaskis Village, Calgary, Alberta Canada. Theme: "Global Community Action 1: Ensuring a Sound Future for Earth; and Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development." Students of all levels are invited to participate and produce any creative work of their vision of what Global Community Action 1 can accomplish. Contact: Germain Dufour, Chairman, or Virginie Dufour, Secretary General, Organizing Committee, The Society for World Sustainable Development, #308, 920-9 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2T9 (403) 265-3404; e-mail


The AHANA Project, a series on multicultural media for Greenwood Press, invites contributions that focus on the structure and operation of mass media that are controlled, significantly influenced and owned by AHANA (African, Hispanic/Latin, Asian and Native Americans). Items to be considered include reports of original research including case studies, critical essays, and professional profiles. Contact: Editors, The AHANA Project, Department of Journalism, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; fax (517) 774-7114; e-mail

ASA Resource Guide on Teaching Deviance Courses invites submissions for the 4th Edition. Unique syllabi are sought, as well as descriptions of class exercises, and perhaps an annotated bibliography. Some very short essays will be included also. Send material or proposals to Martin D. Schwartz, Sociology, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701; e-mail Final materials are due April 15, 1999.

Families and Crime, a special volume in the Contemporary Perspectives on Family Research series by JAI Press, announces a call for papers. Manuscripts to be considered must be submitted by October 15, 1999 to: Greer Litton Fox, Families and Crime, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1900. Contact the editors: Greer Fox, e-mail; or Michael L. Benson, e-mail

Gender Issues, a quarterly journal, is dedicated to publishing basic and applied research on the relationships between men and women. To submit an article for consideration send three copies of each manuscript with title page and abstract to: Rita J. Simon, Editor, Gender Issues, American University, School of Public Affairs, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016-8043; (202) 885-2965; fax (202) 885-2907.

Teaching About Families, an ASA syllabi collection, invites contributions for its next edition. We are interested in syllabi, classroom exercises, service learning/experiential learning components of classes, and annotations about books or films. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 1999. Potential contributors should send a hard copy of their work as well as a computer disk using Word or WordPerfect to: Family Teaching Project, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0060. Contact the editors: Ginger Macheski (e-mail macheski@valdosta. edu) or Kathe Lowney (e-mail klowney@valdosta. edu).


March 26-27, 1999, Association of Research Libraries Conference, Sheraton City Centre Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "New Challenges for Scholarly Communication in the Digital Era Conference." Contact: Association of Research Libraries, Mary Jane Brooks—New Challenges, 21 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-2296; fax (202) 872-0884; e-mail; For more information on the conference, please visit

April 8-11, 1999, 28th Annual Conference of COPRED (Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development) and the 11th Annual Conference of the Peace Studies Association will be held concurrently at Siena College, Loudonville (Albany), New York. Contact: Ned McGlynn, Sociology/Peace Studies, Siena College Loudonville, NY 12211; (518) 783-4190; e-mail

April 16, 1999, Carolina Undergraduate Social Sciences Symposium, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. Contact: Robert Freymeyer, Department of Sociology, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC 29325; e-mail

April 24, 1999. New England Sociological Association 1999 Spring Conference, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI. Theme: "Community."Contact: Michael Fraleigh, Faculty Suite E, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI 02917; fax (401) 232-6319; e-mail

April 29, 1999, 13th Annual Mood Disorders Symposium, Thomas B. Turner Building, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD. Contact: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205-2195; (410) 955-2959; fax (410) 955-0807; e-mail; web site

May 11-12, 1999. New York Academy of Sciences Conference, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Theme: "Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological and Biological Pathways." Contact: Science and Technology Meetings, New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd St., New York, NY 10021.

May 26-30, 1999, National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. 11th Annual Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Theme: "Expanding Our Ranks: Black Scholars in the New Millenium." Contact: National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. c/o Vice President for Conference Affairs—Kimberly R. Moffitt, P.O. Box 17309, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217; e-mail or;

June 1-4, 1999, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencas Sociales (FLACSO) Symposium on Latin America and Educational Program in Cuba, Havana, Cuba. Theme: "America Latina y Sociedad: Retos del Tercer Milenio" (Latin America and Society: Challenges of the Third Millenium") Contact: Charles McKelvey, Center for Development Studies, 210 Belmont Stakes, Clinton, SC 29325; fax (864) 833-8481.

June 21-23, 1999, 16th Annual Summer Series on Aging, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lexington, KY. Sponsored by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the University of Kentucky. Contact: Mattie Umscheid, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; (606) 257-8301; e-mail

July 11-15, 1999, International Institute of Sociology 34th World Congress, Tel Aviv, Israel. Theme: "Multiple Modernities in an Era of Globalization." Contact: (1) Congress Secretariat, Otra Ltd., 1 Nirim St., P.O.B. 9352, Tel Aviv, 91062, Israel; and to: (2) Kenneth A. Gould, Department of Sociology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.

July 14-18, 1999. International Visual Sociology Association 1999 Annual Converence, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Theme: "Visual Cultures and Visual Literacies: Changing Ways Of Imaging Science and Society." For up to date information go to the Antwerp Conference Web Site.

July 22-24, 1999, International Association for Studies in Sexuality Culture and Society (IASSCS) Conference on Sexual Diversity and Human Rights, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England. Contact: Gail Hawkes, Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, Off Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6LL; +44 (0) 161 247 3464; fax +44 (0) 161 247 6321; e-mail

August 12-15, 1999, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, International Conference on Immigrants and Immigration, Toronto, Canada. Contact: Victoria Esses, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2; (519) 679-2111 Ext. 4650; e-mail www.spssi.immigrantcnf.html.

September 9-10, 1999, Northwestern University/ University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, Research Conference on the Effects of Neighborhood Conditions on the Behaviors and Well-Being of Low-Income Families, Chicago, IL. Contact: Joint Center for Poverty Research, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL, 60638, Attn: Neighborhood Effects Conference; e-mail More detailed information may be found on the JCPR web site:

September 9-11, 1999, Brunel University Conference, Brunel University, West London, England. Theme: "Sociality/Materiality: The Status of the Object in Social Science." Contact: Dick Pels, Department of Human Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, United Kingdom; fax +44 01895-232806; e-mail

September 16-18, 1999, West Virginia University, Department of Foreign Languages, 24th Colloquium on Literature and Film. Theme: "Language Into Light: The Written Word Becomes Cinema." Contact: Colloquium Director, Box 6298, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6298.

September 30-October 2, 1999, International Conference on Society, Nature, and History, Vienna, Austria. Theme: "Long-Term Dynamics of Social Metabolism." Contact the conference secretariat (1) Barbara Smetschka, IFF-Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities, Social Ecology, Seidengasse 13, A-1070 Vienna, Austria; +43-1-526-75010; fax +43-1-523-5843; e-mail Or the U.S. member of the scientific committee (2) Eugene A. Rosa, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4020; (509) 335-4163; fax (509) 335-6419; e-mail;

October 1-2, 1999, Southern Connecticut State University, Women's Studies Conference, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Theme: "Global Justice/Women's Rights." Contact: Vara Neverow, Women's Studies Program, Southern Connecticut State University, MO B10, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355; (203) 392-6133; (203) 392-6723; e-mail; http://scsu.ctstateu. edu/~womenstudies/wmst.html.

October 21-23, 1999, University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium 24th Annual Conference, Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies 15th Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Theme: "Women, Peace, and Conflict." For more information contact: Ann Statham (e-mail; Laura Wendorff (e-mail;

November 11-14, 1999, Society for Utopian Studies, 24th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Alex MacDonald, Campion College, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S OA2, Canada; (306) 359-1223; fax (306) 359-1200; e-mail macdonaa@meena. For more information please visit

November 18-19, 1999, Northwestern University/ University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, Research Conference on the Design and Effects of Tax and Transfer Programs for Low-Income Populations, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Contact: Joint Center for Poverty Research, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL, 60638, Attn: Tax and Transfer Conference. More detailed information can be found at

January 27-30, 2000, The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Couch/Stone Conference, Dolphin Beach Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. Theme: "Ethnography for the Twenty-First Century: Alternatives and Opportunities." Contact conference organizers: Carolyn Ellis (, Arthur P. Bochner (abochner@chuma1.cas., Donileen Loseke (, or Spencer Cahill ( Send papers and abstracts to: Carolyn Ellis, Department of Communication, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave., CIS 1040, Tampa, FL 33620-7800.


American Cancer Society. Research directed on the prevalence, prevention, and treatment of cancer in poor and underserved populations. Proposals submitted must focus on poor and underserved populations but may address a variety of behavioral, epidemiological, policy, health delivery, clinical and basic science issues. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. Research project grants submitted will be accepted from senior as well as beginning investigators. Applications for postdoctoral fellowships and clinical research training grants will also be accepted in addition to research project grants. Deadlines for applications are April 1 and October 15, 1999. Research project grants awarded will be for three years, up to $250,000 per year, including 25% indirect costs. Approximately five research project grants or clinical research training grants and three postdoctoral fellowships can be awarded each funding cycle. To obtain further information, please download the application materials from You may also contact the grants administration or development office at your institution for these items. Questions about applications in this area should be directed to Donella Wilson, (404) 329-7717 or e-mail

American Cancer Society. Clinical Research Training Grant for Junior Faculty (CRTG). The CRTG is available for all areas of clinical and epidemiological cancer research, including cancer control, psychosocial and behavioral, health services, and health policy research. This award is intended to provide the resources for junior faculty members to achieve the mentored research training and experience required for successful careers as independent clinical researchers. The purpose of this grant is to support clinical research by individuals with doctoral or equivalent degrees who are not yet fully independent investigators. Candidates for first year Clinical Research Training Grants must be within the first four years of a faculty appointment in their discipline. Individuals with well-established careers and substantial research funding should not apply. In addition, candidates for these awards must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or its possessions or territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of the application. This grant provides up to $150,000 per year including indirect costs for a period of one to three years. The next application deadlines are March 1, 1999, and October 1, 1999, for awards to begin January 1, 2000, and July 1, 2000, respectively. To obtain further information, please download the application materials from the American Cancer Society web site at You may also contact the grants administration or development office at your institution for these items. If you have additional questions or need the name of your institutional contact, please contact us at (404) 329-7558; fax (404) 321-4669; or e-mail

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is currently accepting applications for grants to fund doctoral candidates in the health and social sciences to conduct dissertation research on breast health and breast cancer. The program offers funding between $20,000 and $30,000 over a two-year period. Applications must be submitted by the dissertation supervisor. Address for submission and inquiries: Elda Railey, Director of National Grants and Sponsored Programs. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370, Dallas, TX 75244, (1-888) 300-5582 (Grants Line); fax (972) 855-1640; e-mail Application deadline is April 1, 1999.


The ASA Section on Community and Urban Sociology invites nominations for the 1999 Robert E. Park Award for the best book-length research monograph in the field of community and urban sociology written during the past two years. Please send nominations by March 15, 1999 to the chair of the committee: Hilary Silver, Department of Sociology, Box 1916, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) invites nominations for its 1999 Awards. (1) Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, given annually for significant contributions to the field through research, collegial activity, or teaching. Cash prize: $1,000; (2) Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, given for a single book or monograph published in the three calendar years preceding the award. Edited volumes, books developed as textbooks, journalistic accounts, and guides not based on systematic research are ineligible. Cash prize: $1,000. (3) Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, given annually for a PhD dissertation completed and/or defended in the three calendar years preceding the award. Nominations are especially invited in five issue areas: patterns of giving in the U.S., tax policy and charitable giving, tax policy and the nonprofit sector, the economic contribution of the nonprofit sector, and comparative international studies. Cash prize: $500. Deadline for all award nominations is March 31, 1999. To submit a nomination or for more information contact: ARNOVA Executive Office, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 550 W. North Street, Suite 301, Indianapolis, IN 46202; (317) 684-2120; fax (317) 684-8900;

District of Columbia Sociological Society. (1) Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award. Open to graduate students enrolled in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia colleges and universities. The winning author will receive $100 and recognition at the DCSS annual banquet in May 1999. Submissions must be unpublished, solely authored papers, and the individual work of the author. Submission deadline is April 1, 1999. All submissions become property of the DCSS and will not be returned. Please submit four copies of the paper with a detachable title page. (2) Stuart A. Rice Merit Award for Career Achievement, designed to recognize the outstanding sociological achievements over a career of at least 25 years; (3) Morris Rosenberg Award for Recent Achievements (over the past three years). Nominees must be members of DCSS. To nominate an individual or yourself, submit four copies of a letter outlining the sociological contributions of the nominee together with copies of a resume by April 1, 1999. Contact: DCSS Awards Committee, c/o Kay Orlans, 8202 Kenfield Court, Bethesda, MD 20817.

Other Organizations

The Justice Studies Association was formed for the study of all aspects of justice: criminal, social, economic, and restorative. The association is intended to serve as a forum for scholars, activists and practitioners to share their ideas and current work. Members might come from any field interested in justice: anthropology, social work, history, religion, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, law, among others. The association will sponsor a conference each year in early June. For more information contact: Justice Studies Association, Department of Criminal Justice, Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102.


The University of Texas-Austin announces its Homecoming Hooding on Friday, May 21 in the Performing Arts Center. This is an opportunity for graduates who hold masters and doctoral degrees from UT, but who never participated in the hooding ceremony, to receive their academic hoods in a special ceremony just for them. The reception will be held afterward. The alumni will also be encouraged to wear their caps and gowns and to be recognized in UT's evening graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 22. Details on how to register for the event and how to rent regalia can be found at

New Publications

Public Archeology is a new, international peer-reviewed journal for a wide, specialist readership of archeologists, cultural historians, cultural economists, heritage managers, political commentators, leisure and tourist operators, private consultancies, national and international conservationists as well as those responsible for courses in museum studies, heritage management, politics, anthropology, and law. The first issue is slated for publication in September 1999. Contact: Neal Ascherson, Editor, Public Archeology, c/o James and James, 35-37 William Road, London NW1 3ER, United Kingdom; or Francis McManamon, Regional Editor, Department of Interior National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resource, Archeology and Ethnography Program, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, DC 20013-7127.

Caught in the Web

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