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...

  • 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 May 10, 2015, 10:52 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Invited Panel at ASA 2015: Toward a Positive Sociology Tuesday, August 25, 10:30am to 12:10pm, room TBAOrganizer and Presider: Pamela M. Paxton, University of Texas at AustinDescription:Both Positive Psychology and Happiness Economics represent successful attempts by disciplines to organize a research agenda around positive aspects of human behavior. Positive psychologists eschew the study of disorder or mental illness in favor of human flourishing and psychological well-being. Happiness economists seek to understand happiness, quality of life, and satisfaction. How can sociologists develop a research agenda around positive sociology? Complementing the study of social problems, positive sociology would focus on positive interactions, relationships, and institutions. This panel brings representatives from the positive psychology movement together with sociologists on the forefront of developing such a positive ...
    Posted May 10, 2015, 10:42 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Paper Session at ASA 2015: Emotions and Social Solidarity co-sponsored with the Sociology of Emotions Section Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 to 4:10pm, room TBAOrganizer: Daniel B. Shank, University of MelbournePapers:Confessing to Others: Ethical Citizenship in a Morally Ambiguous WorldMichelle Hannah Smirnova, University of Missouri - Kansas CityEnchanting Fields: Collective Events and Emotion as Value-Amplifiers During Field Emergence and InstitutionalizationAndreea Gorbatai, University of California at BerkeleyCyrus Dioun, University of California, BerkeleyOccupational Status, Impression Formation, and Criminal Sanctioning: A Vignette ExperimentMarshall R. Schmidt, University of OklahomaAmy Kroska, University of OklahomaReconsidering Durkheim's Altruistic Suicide: Toward a Broader Theory of Integration, Regulation, and SuicideSeth Abrutyn, University of MemphisAnna Strassmann Mueller, The University of MemphisThe Balance ...
    Posted May 10, 2015, 10:37 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Paper Session at ASA 2015: Altruism, Morality, Social Solidarity Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 to 10:10am, room TBAOrganizer: Kraig Beyerlein, University of Notre DamePapers:Context and Community: Volunteering in Religious and Secular SituationsJoseph H. Gerteis, University of MinnesotaPenny Edgell, University of MinnesotaValue Boundaries, Altruism and Well-BeingRengin Bahar Firat, University of Lyon Steven Hitlin, University of IowaHye Won Kwon, University of IowaIs and Ought: Ontological Beliefs as the Source of MoralityLauren Valentino, Duke UniversityOut of the Labor Force, Out of Civic Life: Labor Market Transitions and Civic ParticipationChaeyoon Lim, University of Wisconsin Madison Dingeman Wiertz, University of Oxford
    Posted May 10, 2015, 10:31 AM by Shai Dromi
  • A Message from the Centre for Independent Social Research We received this email from the Centre for Independent Social Research in St. Petersburg:Dear Colleagues and Friends,As you may know, several weeks ago the Centre for Independent Social Research, which is also a founder of the journal Laboratorium, received a Notice from the Chief Office of the Ministry of Justice of Russia in Saint Petersburg warning about the breach of Russian Federation (RF) legislation and a notice of intent to file an indictment no later than April 20th to include CISR on the roster of non-commercial organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent.Introducing a non-governmental scientific center to the roster of foreign agents is not only an administrative and financial burden on the organization ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 6:43 AM 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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