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Section on Altruism Morality and Social Solidarity
Probing the Links of Discovery, by Blaine Robbins
Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Reading List
Position of interest: Lecturer in Sociology at the Univ. of Florida
"The Sigh of the Oppressed?" Examining Religion and Inequality
Job announcement: University of North Texas
2018 Outstanding Published Book Award!
Sessions at 2018 Association for the Sociology of Religion meeting!
New section council members
2018 Distinguished Career Award to Edward J. Lawler
2018 Outstanding Published Article Award Winners
2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award!
"Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity: Their Reciprocal Relationship with Positive Sociology", by Robert A. Stebbins (University of Calgary)
"Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines" - a guest post by AMSS Outstanding Published Book Award winner Jennifer Reich (CU Denver)
"In Search of a "Real Utopia": Formulating the Field of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity", by Vincent Jeffries (California State University, Northridge)
"Minorities and Resistance to Genocide" by Robert Braun (Northwestern University)
"More Religious, Less Dogmatic: A New Framework for Gender Differences in Religion", by Landon Schnabel, Indiana University-Bloomington
"On the Job Market" Feature for the AMSS Website!
"Putting Power in the Right Hands: Prosocial Leadership in Collective Action Groups" by Ashley Harrell (University of Michigan, Department of Organizational Studies)
"The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity" reviewed by Erik Schneiderhan
"Toward a Positive Sociology" Session at ASA, by Clara Gaddie (Centre College)
"What does morality have to do with sociology?" A report on an Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting session, by Samuel D. Stabler and Shai M. Dromi
2015 Distinguished Career Award goes to Jane Allyn Piliavin (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award goes to "Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide" by Robert Braun
2015 Outstanding Published Article Award: "Hidden Paths from Morality to Cooperation" by Simpson, Harrell, and Willer
2016 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
A message from our Membership Chair, Vincent Jeffries
A message from Richard T. Serpe and Jan E. Stets, Social Psychology Quarterly editors
A Message from the Centre for Independent Social Research
A review of the movie In Our Son's Name by past chair Matthew Lee
Abend and Jeffries are co-winners of the Outstanding Published Book Award
Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Sessions at ASA 2017 - submission deadline 1/11/17!
AMSS blog launched: call for contributions!
AMSS call for 2014 award nominations
AMSS Election Results
AMSS grad student special meeting at ASA, Saturday 8/20/16, 2:30pm
AMSS Webinar: "Escape from Empathy and Altruism: The Case for Sociologically Mindful Compassion" with Matthew T. Lee
Announcing a new book series: Palgrave Studies in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
Appeal for Unpublished Data on Altruism and Well-Being from the Cambridge Prosociality and Well Being Laboratory
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
ASA session of interest: "Markets and Morals"
ASA session of interest: Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Paper Session. Open Topic on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity
Conference of interest: Psychodynamics and the Social Preconference
Informational meeting about an upcoming seminar in virtue ethics and sociology
Media Sociology Preconference
Session of interest: "Sociological Mindfulness and Altruism: The Interdependence of Presence, Praxis, and Societal Change"
ASA 2016: Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Open Topic Paper Session. Sat, August 20, 4:30 to 6:10pm
ASA2014 -- next weekend!
ASA2016 Invited Session: Bridging Rationality and Altruism: Volunteering and Selfishness (co-sponsored with Section on Rationality and Society)
Ashley Harrell and Brent Simpson received an honorable mention for Outstanding Published Article
Book announcement for the Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, edited by Vincent Jeffries
Book Announcement from Peter Stamatov
Call for Award Nominations
Call for Nominations: The Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award for 2015
Congratulations to award winners Dan Lainer-Vos and Blaine Robbins!
Congratulations to our award winners!
Congratulations to our award winners!
Congratulations to our new section officers!
Congratulations to Peter Stamatov for receiving the Outstanding Published Book Award
Distinguished Career Award Winner: Shalom H. Schwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Economic Sociology and Political Economy online academic community
Free first-time student memberships for 2015-2016 are available!
From the Chair by Matthew Lee
From the Kula Ring to “Paying It Forward Vs. Rewarding Reputation”: A Short History of an Idea, by Wayne Baker (UMich)
Incoming Section Officers
Invited Panel at ASA 2015: Toward a Positive Sociology
It's women's history month: Guess who does the lowest paid work in the economy? by Paula England (NYU)
Jennifer Reich receives AMSS Outstanding Published Book Award for her book "Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines"
Job opening of interest: UC Riverside, Social Psychology (deadline October 17, 2016)
Junior Theorists Symposium 2017 - UQAM, Montreal
Letter from our incoming chair, Jan E. Stets (UC Riverside)
Letter from the Chair, Steve Hitlin (University of Iowa)
Letter from the chair, Steve Hitlin!
Lynn Smith-Lovin receives 2017 Distinguished Career Award
May 2016 Newsletter is now available!
Message from the Chair - Steve Hitlin
New Book Announcement : "The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years " by Corey M. Abramson (Harvard University Press)
New book announcement: "American Generosity: Who Gives and Why" by Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather E. Price (Oxford Univ. Press)
New book announcement: "Sociology of Well-being: Lessons from India" by Steve Derne
New book announcement: "Stealth Altruism: Forbidden Care as Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust" by Arthur B. Shostak
New book announcement: "The Moral Power of Money: Morality and Economy in the Life of the Poor" by Ariel Wilkis (Stanford U. Press)
New book announcement: "The Motive to Volunteer: Theory and Research on Serious, Casual, and Project-Based Leisure" by Robert A. Stebbins
New book announcement: Democratic Culture and Moral Character: A Study in Culture and Personality by Jerome Braun (Springer, 2013)
New book announcement: New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism by Wes Markofski (Oxford, 2015)
New book announcement: Someone to Talk to, by Mario Small (Harvard University)
New book announcement: Steven Hitlin and Sarah Harkness, "Unequal Foundations: Inequality, Morality and Emotions Across Cultures" (Oxford University Press).
New book by Wayne Baker: "United America: The Surprising Truth about American Values, American Identity, and the 10 Beliefs that a Large Majority of Americans Hold Dear" (ReadTheSpirit Books, 2014)
New director at Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam
New editors at Social Psychology Quarterly: Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe
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)
New section officers!
Now available in paperback: "The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years" by Corey M. Abramson
On moral capital, by Ariel Wilkis
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award goes to Landon Schnabel (IU)
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award to Louisa Roberts for “Changing Global Attitudes toward Homosexuality: The Influence of Global and Region-Specific Cultures, 1981-2012.”
Outstanding Published Article Award to Robert Braun's “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust”
Outstanding Published Book Award goes to "The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict" by Justin Farrell (Yale)
Paper Session at ASA 2015: Altruism, Morality, Social Solidarity
Paper Session at ASA 2015: Emotions and Social Solidarity
Philosophy of the Social Sciences Graduate Student Summer Seminar (August 9-22, 2015, deadline February 27)
Read about our new section officers!
Recording available online: AMSS webinar "Escape from Empathy and Altruism: The Case for Sociologically Mindful Compassion" by Matthew T. Lee
Results of the 2014 AMSS Section Election
Roundtable Session at ASA 2015: Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity
Section Events at 2018 ASA Annual Meeting - Philadelphia
Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Refereed Roundtables at ASA
Section Report at the 109th ASA Annual Meeting August 18th, 2014, San Francisco / Shai M. Dromi
Sociology of Morality Webinar with Steve Hitlin - December 14, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST
Sociology, Morality, and Social Solidarity: On Christian Smith’s 'Sacred Project of American Sociology' / Bradley Campbell
Special Film Screening and Discussion at ASA: “In Our Son’s Name”, Monday August 24, 2015 at 10:30am
Studying the Globalization of Morality, by Louisa Roberts (Univ. of South Dakota)
The Distinguished Career Award goes to Robert Wuthnow (Princeton Univ.)
The Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity is now available in paperback!
The Outstanding Published Article Award goes to Wayne E. Baker and Nathaniel Bulkley for "Paying It Forward vs. Rewarding Reputation: Mechanisms of Generalized Reciprocity”
Upcoming webinar of interest on the Critical Realism Network website: "The Problem of Autonomy" (Philip Gorski and Timothy Rutzu)
Virtue, Happiness, and the Human Good Seminar for graduate and advanced undergraduate students
Webinar with Andrew Sayer on "Flourishing: A Necessary Concept for Social Science."
Webinar with Steve Hitlin: Thursday, May 31, 3-4pm EST!
“Memorialization Challenges: AMSS Opportunities to Serve” by Arthur B. Shostak, Drexel University (Emeritus)
“Volunteering and Selfishness” Session at ASA, by Shanna Corner (University of Notre Dame)
Calls for Papers
CfP Weaponized Volunteering
2015 ASA Call for Awards Nominations
Beyond Positivism Conference 2017 - Deadline January 31, 2017
Call for Abstracts: 2014 Junior Theorists Symposium (deadline: February 15, 2014)
Call for Abstracts: 2017 Junior Theorists Symposium
Call for Conference- 2015 Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference Couples and Relationships (Deadline Oct 29, 2014)
Call for Conference- 2015 Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference: Sociology of Education (Deadline Oct. 29, 2014)
Call for Nominations -- 2015 Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Awards
Call For Panel Papers: Personal Bonds Beyond the Private Sphere (ESS Session)
Call for Papers: 2014 Annual North Central Sociological Association (deadline: November 15, 2013)
Call for Papers: Media Sociology Preconference 2018 (deadline 3/31/18)
Call for Submissions - ASA Rose Series in Sociology
CfP American Academy of Religion - Sociology of Religion Group: San Diego, CA November, 22-25, 2014 -- Deadline March 3, 2014
CfP for special issue of "Religions": Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life (Deadline March 15, 2014)
CfP: Alleviating World Suffering: The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life (Ronald E. Anderson, ed.)
CfP: Cultural Sociology Working Papers Series
CfP: Seen and Unseen: The Role of Visibility in Humans’ Use of Nonhuman Animals (ASA Session)
CfP: Special Issue of Feminist Formations - Mobilizing Vulnerability: New Directions in Transnational Feminist Studies & Human Rights (Deadline January 15, 2015)
CfP: The 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague (August 25-28, 2015; Deadline February 15)
Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse - Request for Proposals and Fellowship Applications
International Society for Research in Emotion 2015 Biannual Conference -- Geneva July 7-10
Introducing the new Berkeley Journal of Sociology!
PhD Summer School - 28.07. - 01.08.2014, San Sebastian, Spain (deadline March 28, 2014)
On the Job Market
Robert W. Ressler
Blog and newsletter team
Section on Altruism Morality and Social Solidarity
Volume 9 issue 2 (2018)