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

Photos from the 2014 ASA Meeting

From the blog...

  • Incoming Section Officers Incoming Chair-Elect Jan E. Stets, University of California - Riverside Jan E. Stets is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Social  Psychology Research Laboratory. She is micro-theorist who works in the  areas of self, identity, emotions, and morality. She uses the framework of  identity theory to inform her work. She is the author of seven books and over  70 articles and chapters. She is past Sociology Program Director at the  National Science Foundation, past chair of the ASA Section on Social  Psychology, and past chair of the ASA Section on Emotions. She is the  recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASA section on  Emotions, and recently received the Sociological Perspectives Award for her  research on ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 4:42 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Special Film Screening and Discussion at ASA: “In Our Son’s Name”, Monday August 24, 2015 at 10:30am Special Film Screening and Discussion“In Our Son’s Name”Monday August 24, 2015 at 10:30am Orlando Rodriguez and film maker Gayla Jamison will be available for Q&A after the screening.Event co-sponsored by the sections on:Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity;     Collective Behavior and Social Movements; and Peace, War and Social ConflictLocation: Annual Meeting Film Screening Room, Hilton ChicagoAbout the film: In Our Son’s Name is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Orlando, a sociologist at Fordham University and his wife Phyllis, an artist and activist, choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 12:51 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Congratulations to our award winners! Please join us in congratulating this year's Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section Award recipients!  This year's recipients are:Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section’s Distinguished Career AwardJane Piliavin, University of Wisconsin-Madison Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section’s Outstanding Published Book AwardCo-Winners:  Gabriel Abend, New York University for (2014).  The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics.  Princeton University Press.Vincent Jeffries, California State University- Northridge for  (2014).  The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity.  Palgrave. Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section’s Outstanding Published Article AwardBrent Simpson, University of South CarolinaAshley Harrell, University of South CarolinaRobb Willer, Stanford Universityfor ” Hidden Paths from ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 12:51 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Election results A message from the chair, Dawn Robinson:I am pleased to announce the results of this year's election.  Congratulations to our new officers!  And, many thanks for all who agreed to run for office.Chair-Elect Jan Stets, University of California -- RiversideSecretary/TreasurerJane Sell, Texas A&M UniversityCouncilWayne Baker, University of MichiganCorey Abramson, University of ArizonaNatalia Sarkisian, Boston College Council (Student Representatives)Shai Dromi, Yale UniversityBeverly Pratt, University of Maryland
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 12:51 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Roundtable Session at ASA 2015: Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Tuesday, August 25, 12:30 to 1:30pm, room TBAOrganizer: Monica Whitham, Oklahoma State UniversityTable 1. Volunteering and Voluntary AssociationsPresider: Kelly Bergstrand, University of ArizonaError and Accuracy in the General Social Survey Items on Voluntary AssociationsRobyn Alexandra Keith, The University of Texas at AustinPamela M. Paxton, The University of Texas at AustinA Gendered Pathway: The Economic and Social Consequences of Divorce for Unpaid Volunteer WorkYoung-Il Kim, Baylor UniversitySung Joon Jang, Baylor UniversityThe Significance of Work for Voluntary Associations: A Cross-National ComparisonSarah Busse Spencer, Higher School of Economics, National Research University Anna Almakaeva, Higher School of Economics MoscowTable 2. TheoryPresider: Vincent Jeffries, California State Univ –Northridge ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 12:51 PM by Shai Dromi
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Towards ASA 2015...

The 2015 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting is coming up soon! Section events are scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th, 2015:




1:30 - 2:15 Business Meeting

2:30-4:10 Paper Session: Emotion and Social Solidarity (co-sponsored with the Emotions Section)

In addition, don't miss our joint reception with the Section on the Sociology of Emotions on Sunday, August 23, at 7:30!

Location: The Bar Below, 127 S State Street, Lower level Chicago, IL 60603


Join us!

Support our section by joining it through your personal account on the ASA website. Membership fee is only $10 for faculty and $5 for students. By joining the Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section you will become part of a growing network of scholars who share your interests, promoting an active discussion of these topics as essential areas of sociological research. Upon joining, you will be enrolled in our section listserv which will keep you updated about news, job opportunities, calls for papers, and other research and collaboration opportunities.
 

Kieran Healy about the Ethics of Organ Donation


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



Recent calls for papers...

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