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ASA 2016


From the blog...

  • New position of interest: Tenured Position in Business Ethics at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (deadline Sept. 30, 2016) Tenured Position in Business EthicsThe Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a new professorship in the broad area of Business Ethics, which could include the study of Responsible and Social Impact Investing, ESG-based risk management and/or accounting, Strategy and Corporate Responsibility, Values-based Corporate Culture, and Ethical Decision-Making, broadly construed. Although we will consider applications at all levels of seniority, we are particularly interested in recruiting a scholar at the associate professor level. Applicants should have a strong record of high-quality research in a business-related field and should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as Business/Management, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political ...
    Posted by AMSS ASA Section
  • Job opening of interest: UC Riverside, Social Psychology (deadline October 17, 2016) University of California, RiversideDepartment of SociologyAssistant Professor, Social PsychologyThe Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in social psychology. Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of publication and potential for teaching excellence. Experience in extramural funding is preferred. Competitive candidates for this position will be expected to have research interests that overlap with one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, which will contribute to promoting a diverse and multicultural curriculum. We prefer candidates who can teach graduate and undergraduate research methods.Applicants must be ABD and must have completed the requirements for the PhD by the time of appointment July 1, 2017. Salary ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 11:59 AM by Shai Dromi
  • "More Religious, Less Dogmatic: A New Framework for Gender Differences in Religion", by Landon Schnabel, Indiana University-Bloomington The gender gap in religiosity is one of the most consistent findings in the sociology of religion. Although frequently demonstrated, explanations for why women tend to be more religious remain limited and incomplete. Much past research has tried to find universal differences between women and men to explain gender gaps in religiosity, sometimes even falling back on physiological arguments. I apply gender theory and shift the empirical question to not just gender gaps in religiosity, but also gender gaps in religious dogmatism. I find that women and men are both “doing gender” and “doing religion” in different ways, with women more religiously altruistic, less absolutist, and in greater solidarity with religious others.To sum up my argument, gender gaps in ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 5:01 AM by Shai Dromi
  • AMSS grad student special meeting at ASA, Saturday 8/20/16, 2:30pm Hello Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity section graduate student members!I know you have had more than a couple of emails in your inbox the past several months from Shai Dromi and I (Graduate Student Affairs Committee) in our effort to learn all we can from you about your desires and opinions concerning our section.You may recall that a while ago we sent you a survey that sought to gauge current attitudes and garner new ideas on how the section does/can serve its large graduate student body and the section's focal research interests. Based on responses to that survey, we have created a report which we will present to the section council at ASA's meeting in ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2016, 11:42 AM by Shai Dromi
  • From the Kula Ring to “Paying It Forward Vs. Rewarding Reputation”: A Short History of an Idea, by Wayne Baker (UMich) From the Kula Ring to “Paying It Forward Vs. Rewarding Reputation”A Short History of an IdeaWayne BakerSometimes students are great sources of research ideas. For years, I taught courses about social capital and social networks. I was trained as a network analyst, so I taught my students how to analyze their networks. However, they wanted to know how to build and use their networks. I resorted to a few stories and waved my hands until the course was over. I really didn’t know.Then my wife (an organizational development consultant) and I had an idea:  develop an activity that creates generalized reciprocity. Our inspiration was the Kula Ring, a system of ceremonial exchange in Papua New ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2016, 2:01 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Read about our new section officers! Incoming Chair-Elect Pamela Paxton is professor of sociology and public affairs and the Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professor in the Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in economics and sociology and her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Training Program in Advanced Statistical Techniques and consulted for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Academy of Sciences. She is the author of articles and books on prosocial behavior, gender and politics, and quantitative methodology. Her current research focuses ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2016, 3:44 PM by Shai Dromi
  • AMSS Election Results Congratulations to our new elected officers!Our Chair-Elect will be Pamela Paxton, University of Texas at Austin. The new members of Council (2-year terms) will be:  Jonathan Turner, University of California-Riverside,                                                                                    Brent Simpson, University of South Carolina,                                                                                    Lori Peek, Colorado State University Our Graduate student representative (2-year term) will be: Chelsea Kelly, University of Georgia Graduate student representatives (1-year terms) will be: Shanna Corner, University of Notre Dame,                                                                                          Samantha Jaroszewski, Princeton University 
    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 5:35 AM by Shai Dromi
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Kieran Healy about the Ethics of Organ Donation


"Is Civil Society the Good Society?" - Jeffrey Alexander and Maeve Cooke


Marion Fourcade on the Moral Sociology of the State (audio only)



Recent calls for papers...

  • Call for Submissions - ASA Rose Series in Sociology Call for Submissions:ASA Rose Series in Sociology, a book series published by the Russell Sage Foundation, is seeking book proposals. The Rose Series publishes cutting-edge, highly visible ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2016, 6:49 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse - Request for Proposals and Fellowship Applications Intellectual Humility in Public DiscourseRequest for Proposals and Fellowship ApplicationsWith the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation, and subject to a final grant agreement, the University of ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 6:14 PM by Shai Dromi
  • CfP: Seen and Unseen: The Role of Visibility in Humans’ Use of Nonhuman Animals (ASA Session) CALL FOR PAPERSSeen and Unseen: The Role of Visibility in Humans’ Use of Nonhuman AnimalsPapers to be presented at the Animals and Society section session, American Sociological Association ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2015, 1:08 PM by Shai Dromi
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