Category: News

  • Rousing Mini-Conference Kicks Off ASA 2014

    Rousing Mini-Conference Kicks Off ASA 2014

    By Sharon Zukin, Section Chair Nearly 70 people participated in our section’s mini-conference at the Faculty Club of the University of California-Berkeley on Friday, August 15, which included a morning of 19 fascinating presentations, and an afternoon of exhilarating visits to organizations that work for sustainable local food systems and social justice. I think everyone […]

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  • New Council Members Elected

    New Council Members Elected

    Congratulations and welcome to our newest elected council members! Chair-Elect (2014-2105) and Chair (2015-2016): Frederick Wherry, Yale University Council Member (2-year term begins in 2014): Jennifer Smith Maguire, University of Leicester Council Member, Student (2-year term begins in 2014): Sarah Cappeliez, University of Toronto Frederick “Fred” Wherry is a cultural and economic sociologist who has spent the last two years researching […]

  • ASA to Launch New General Open Access Journal in 2014

    ASA to Launch New General Open Access Journal in 2014

    The ASA is pleased to announce that it will launch a new sociology open access journal in 2014. The journal will welcome scholarly articles in any area of sociology, with authors retaining copyright, and will be freely available to all interested readers. Click here for more information about this exciting initiative.

  • New Website of Interest, Systems of Exchange, Seeking Contributions

    New Website of Interest, Systems of Exchange, Seeking Contributions

    Nicole Biggart and Kelsey Meagher invite researchers and students  to check out and contribute to a web resource that includes theoretical and empirical material on consumption and exchange.  The Systems of Exchange website describes a typology of types of exchange systems and examples of the exchange of goods and services including solar panels, water, excess clothing […]