As you have noticed, the Culture newsletter has a new format. Following ASA's policy and incentives, we are now online-only, which means we're also tightly integrated with the section website. Issues will still come out three times a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. We hope to publish a printed issue in the spring, which will contain an annual review of that year's Chair's messages as well as additional material of long-term interest.
Why should US sociologists learn to speak or read other languages, when English is the world language? Aren’t the sociologies of non-English language communities transposed seamlessly into English?
The Summer issue of the Culture Section newsletter is out, with a list of panels, round tables and events of interests to section members who will be at the ASA meeting in San Francisco this month. Look it up in the menu on the left or click here!
As of Sept. 2014, the website and newsletter have new editors. The website will be undergoing a series of updates in the next few weeks: a new look, improved functionality, new and updated content, as well as major back-end upgrades. If you have any suggestions, please let us know by using the new contact form or add a comment below. Stay tuned!
Activities at the 2008 ASA Annual Meeting in Boston:
20th Anniversary Symposium
Activities at the 2007 ASA Annual Meeting in New York:
20th Anniversary Dinner and Mini-Conference on Modeling, New York
Culture section sessions
Culture section roundtables
Dear Members of the Culture Section,
Please join us at the Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. We have some exciting culture sessions scheduled, including one entitled, “Culture and Social Movements: Insights from Working at Their Intersection,” featuring panelists Katherine Chen, Larry Isaac, Caroline W. Lee, and Vincent Roscigno. The program also includes exceptional plenary speakers: Stephanie Coontz, Cecilia Ridgeway, Rubén Rumbaut, and SSS President Beth Rubin.
Timothy J. Dowd, Emory University
As mentioned in the previous installment of Books of Note, I had a backlog of books to discuss—with most of these books dealing with media and music. As a result, I primarily address below those two topics.
The next installment will return to other topics. In the meantime, thanks to those who brought various books to my attention.
Brian Steensland and Tim Hallett