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THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL THEORY AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES: CONTEMPORARY CURRENTS,
Edited by Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan, and Mike Reed

This Handbook is the successor to a 2010 collection entitled The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations (information on that volume is appended). The Introduction to that collection was titled: “A social science which forgets its founders is lost”. Whereas that volume aimed to renew awareness of the rich heritage bequeathed organization studies by pre-1950 sociology, this second, companion volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work. This volume appears at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Aiming to counteract that myopia, this volume offers scholars authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have impacted on organization studies in the recent period. The focus is on European and North American scholarship.

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Dear Section Members,

We are writing because we have learned that a significant number of members in this section also are members of the social psychology section. Effective August 1, 2014, we became the new coeditors of Social Psychology Quarterly. In an effort to expand the breadth of the journal, we are reaching out to you to encourage you to consider submitting your work to SPQ. We would like to attract more contributions to the journal from a broad base of researchers who use social psychological approaches. We think that for many in this section, this would include your work.

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Dear Colleague,

With the beginning of the new academic year, I would like to kindly draw your attention to the Economic Sociology and Political Economy online academic community.

The ES/PE community’s goal is to disseminate the insights of socio-political research of the economy to the public and academics; and to serve as a platform on which our members (already more than 23,000 researchers, students, practitioners and activists from 90 countries) share relevant information, exchange ideas and create collaborations (generating about 50,000 monthly website visits)

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From Andrew Jorgenson:

We are pleased to announce that the new journal Sociology of Development (published by University of California Press) is ready for manuscript submissions! The journal webpage, which includes manuscript preparation information, is here. The manuscript submission webpage is here.

Sociology of Development is a new venue for scholarly work that addresses issues of development, broadly considered. Areas of interest include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, and social movements, to mention only a few. Basic as well as policy-oriented research is welcome. The journal further recognizes the interdisciplinary scope of development studies and encourages submissions from related fields, including (but not limited to) political science, economics, geography, anthropology, and health sciences. A foundational principle of this journal is the promotion and encouragement of intellectual diversity within the study of development. As such, the journal encourages submissions from all scholars of development sociology, regardless of theoretical orientation, methodological preference, region of investigation, or historical period of study.

Best wishes,
Andrew Jorgenson and Jeffrey Kentor, Co-Editors

The OOW section announces the formation of a new Student Affairs Committee.  The Committee will be chaired by the Student Representative to Council, Kim Pernell-Gallagher during the 2014-2015 year. Its purpose is to serve as a vehicle for addressing the interests of students and engaging them more fully in the life of the Section. The creation of this committee coincides with the transition to an elected student representative to the section council. By drawing on the ideas and energies of multiple graduate students, it is intended that the committee will generate proposals for new initiatives/activities while sustaining a greater critical mass of involvement than a lone student representative could.  The members for 2014-2015 are:  Curtis Chan (Harvard); Sarah Mosseri (University of Virginia); Hang Young Lee (Duke); Kim Pernell-Gallagher (Harvard — Chair); Laura Rogers (UC San Diego); Jessica Santana (Stanford); Ben Shostakovsky (UC Berkeley).   Thank you to OOW Council Members Elizabeth Gorman and Adam Goldstein for chairing the Task Force, which put together the Student Affairs Committee.

From Dan Cornfield:

Please join me in congratulating  Ayse Yetis-Bayraktar (Bogazici University), Michelle J. Budig (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)!

Their article—“From the Shop Floor to the Kitchen Floor: Maternal Occupational Complexity and Children’s Reading and Math Skills”— in the February 2013 issue of Work and Occupations was selected as one of five finalists in the international competition for the 2013 Rosabeth Kanter Award!

The honor was announced at the Work and Familiy Researchers Network Conference in New York City on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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