WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF THE SECTION ON ALTRUISM, MORALITY, AND SOCIAL SOLIDARITY OF THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION!

ASA 2016


From the blog...

  • New book announcement: "Sociology of Well-being: Lessons from India" by Steve Derne This new book may be of interest to section members: "Sociology of Well-being: Lessons from India" by Steve Derne (SUNY Geneseo).Sociology of Well-being "Identifies the nature of well-­being through analysis of in-­depth interviews with Indians on what good life means to them".From the publisher, SAGE publications:"This book explains well-being through insights gathered from qualitative interviews with Indians from different walks of life. It shows that well-being is mixed and transient, shifting in interactions. It reveals the universals that lead to well-being, bringing out interlinkages between health, wealth, and pleasure. Explaining variations by gender, class, age, and individual choice, the book highlights the distinctive insights in Indian religious traditions about life ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2017, 10:56 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Sessions at ASA 2017 - submission deadline 1/11/17! The ASA paper submission deadline is just around the corner! Please consider submitting your paper to one of our sessions!1. The Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Open Topic Session, organized by Monica M. Whitham (Oklahoma State University)2. Morality, Rationality and Collective Action (co-sponsored with the Rationality and Society Section), organized by Vincent W. Buskens (Utrecht University) (this session appears under the Rationality section in the submission system).3. Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Refereed Roundtables, organized by Kelly Bergstrand (The University of Texas at Arlington)!
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 1:18 PM by Shai Dromi
  • “Volunteering and Selfishness” Session at ASA, by Shanna Corner (University of Notre Dame) During the first day of the recent ASA meeting in Seattle, the Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity and the Section on Rationality and Society co-sponsored a well-attended session entitled “Volunteering and Selfishness.” Steven Hitlin (University of Iowa) organized the session and Ko Kuwabara (INSEAD) acted as the presider. In the first presentation, Patricia Snell Herzog (University of Arkansas) brought attention to three notable surprises about the concept of generosity and its relationship to altruism. First, she pointed out that the concept of generosity itself is surprising given assumptions about the role of self-benefiting action embedded in both rational choice theory and theories of altruism. Drawing on data from the Science of Generosity Initiative, she explained ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 6:50 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Letter from our incoming chair, Jan E. Stets (UC Riverside) Dear AMSS Members,By now, everyone is back to a new school year. I hope you are enjoying the new students and your classes! The ASA meetings in Seattle was a great success for the section. We had some lively sessions, a good roundtable session, and we honored our award winners. Thank you all for your participation! We look forward to our ASA meetings in Montreal in 2017 being just as successful.Currently, we are working hard on our membership drive to get our section number back up to 300. We are 45 short of where we should be. Having 300 members allows us 2 sessions at the ASA meetings. If we don’t meet our quota, we will lose ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:35 PM by Shai Dromi
  • "The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity" reviewed by Erik Schneiderhan There is a review of "The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity: Formulating a Field of Study", which was edited by Vincent Jeffries (California State University - Northridge). The book was reviewed by Erik Schneiderhan (Univ. of Toronto):"Altruism, morality, and social solidarity are on the rise, at least in terms of the amount of time and energy sociologists put into studying them. So says Vincent Jeffries in his important and interesting edited volume The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. It is a book with significant breadth and depth that should serve as the starting point for those interested in learning more about the sociology of how and why we help others. Jeffries has big ambitions ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 9:04 AM by Shai Dromi
  • 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 Aug 27, 2016, 5:24 PM 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
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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...

  • Beyond Positivism Conference 2017 - Deadline January 31, 2017 The Critical Realism Network directed by Professor Philip Gorski would like to invite submissions for papers and panels that advance the cause of post-positivist social science in matters of ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2016, 4:52 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Call for Abstracts: 2017 Junior Theorists Symposium CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2017 Junior Theorists Symposium  Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017 We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 3:07 PM by Shai Dromi
  • 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
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