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

From the blog...

  • New section officers! New Chair-Elect Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa  Steve Hitlin is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa.  His work involves bringing the study of morality back to the forefront of sociology, and building links with social psychology.  He is co-editor (with Stephen Vaisey) of the Handbook of the Sociology of Morality (2010), co-author (also with Vaisey) of an Annual Review of Sociology (2013) piece on morality, and author of Moral Selves, Evil Selves: The Social Psychology of Conscience (2008). New Council Members Kraig Beyerlein, Notre Dame UniversityKraig Beyerlein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a faculty fellow in the Center for the ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2014, 12:07 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Book announcement for the Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, edited by Vincent Jeffries The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, edited by Vincent Jeffreys, is coming out in August 2014! From the publisher:"The study of altruism, morality, and social solidarity is an emerging field of scholarship and research in sociology. This handbook will function as a foundational source for this subject matter and field, and as an impetus to its further development. Chapters in the book will examine the nature of altruism, morality, and social solidarity, their sociological and practical importance, the relationships between these phenomena, and proposed areas of future research and theoretical development. The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity is the only work that systematically examines the relationships between these phenomena, while providing visions of ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2014, 11:57 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Distinguished Career Award Winner: Shalom H. Schwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Shalom H. Schwartz is the Leon and Clara Sznajderman Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He studies the nature of basic human values and their role as determinants of attitudes and behavior, as well as the use of values to study cultural similarities and differences. His studies have had specific applications at the individual level in the areas of political attitudes and voting, gender, religion, ethnicity, and prosocial behavior. His work has also had applications at the cultural level in shedding light on the ways cultural values relate to and reciprocally influence economic development, democratization, income and gender inequality, public policies and investment, managers’ behavior and attitudes, international investment and trade.From his colleague Jane Allyn ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2014, 11:35 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Congratulations to our award winners! From the section chair, Matthew T. Lee: I am happy to share with you the AMSS Section award winners for 2014. Many thanks to the members of the Awards Committee, and especially the Chair (Dawn Robinson) for all of their hard work. These awards will be formally announced and presented at the Business and Awards meeting of the Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section on Monday, August 18 at 3:30 pm during the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco. Congratulations to the following winners: Distinguished Career Award Awarded to a senior scholar whose cumulative achievements include significant contributions to the study of altruism, morality, and/or solidarity over an extended period of time. 2014 Recipient ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2014, 10:32 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Results of the 2014 AMSS Section Election I am happy to report the results of our 2014 election. I would like to thank everyone who ran for office and all those who participated in the election. Your involvement and support is critical to the success of our Section.According to our by-laws, the term for these new officers begins on the day following the annual Business Meeting of the Section at the 2014 American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting. Here are the new officers:Chair-Elect (1-year term)Steven Hitlin, University of IowaCouncil Members (2-year term)Kraig Beyerlein, Notre Dame UniversityPamela Paxton, University of TexasJennifer Glanville, University of IowaGraduate Student Representative (2 year term) Michael Hahn, StanfordGraduate Student Representatives ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 12:36 PM by Shai Dromi
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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.
 

Looking forward to ASA 2014...

  • Informational meeting about an upcoming seminar in virtue ethics and sociology Come to an informational meeting during the ASA meetings on Monday, August 18th, at7:30 am about this upcoming seminar in virtue ethics and sociology. We will meet ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 7:34 AM by Shai Dromi
  • AMSS Section schedule of events at ASA2014! ASA Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Invited Session: Reflections on the History and Future of Studying Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Mon, August 18, 10:30am to 12 ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2014, 10:57 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Conference of interest: Psychodynamics and the Social Preconference The Sixth Annual Psychodynamics and the Social Psychodynamics Social ASA Mini-Conference will take place at Union Square 5/6 (San Francisco Hilton) on Friday, August 15th, 2014. It was ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 2:03 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Media Sociology Preconference The media sociology preconference (Friday, August 15, 2014 at Mills College (Oakland, CA)) may be of interest to some of you! http://asamediasociology.blogspot.co.at/2014/06/preliminary-program ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 1:59 AM by Shai Dromi
  • ASA Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Invited Session: Reflections on the History and Future of Studying Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Mon, August 18, 10:30am to 12:10pmSession Organizer: Steven Hitlin, University of IowaPresider: Andrew Miles, Duke UniversityPresenters:Jane Allyn Piliavin, University of Wisconsin-MadisonDonald N ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2014, 12:43 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



Recent calls for papers...

  • CfP American Academy of Religion - Sociology of Religion Group: San Diego, CA November, 22-25, 2014 -- Deadline March 3, 2014 American Academy of ReligionSociology of Religion Group - 2014 Call for Papers.San Diego, California, November, 22-25, 2014Deadline March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST. Through PAPERS : http ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2014, 2:05 PM by Shai Dromi
  • CfP for special issue of "Religions": Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life (Deadline March 15, 2014) Special Issue: Religion, Spirituality, and Family LifeWebsite: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/family-lifeGuest Editor: Prof. Dr. Joanne E. Roberts, Dr. Jeremy R. Rhodes The ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2014, 12:34 PM by Shai Dromi
  • PhD Summer School - 28.07. - 01.08.2014, San Sebastian, Spain (deadline March 28, 2014) The Post‐Graduate Program in Philosophy, Science and Values (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, and National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) and the Institute for Technology Assessment and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2014, 2:39 AM by Shai Dromi
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