EASTERN SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (ESS)
ANNUAL MEETING
BALTIMORE, MD

This paper session, titled “Gender and Work,” invites theoretical and/or empirical research that explores gender gaps in work outcomes and/or gender inequality in the workplace. We are mainly interested in papers exploring the centrality of work to the reproduction of gendered inequalities. Papers that draw on a variety of theoretical perspectives and workplace contexts to explore these themes are especially welcome. Likewise, we welcome papers with policy implications on how to improve the workplace environment from a gender perspective, and its influences on other non-work domains (such as family).

Please send your abstracts (not more than 250 words) to session organizer Deniz Yucel, yuceld@wpunj.edu NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 12, 2017.

EGOS 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia
Subtheme 23: “The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes”

We would like to bring to your attention the colloquium on “The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes,” which we are convening as part of the European Group of Organization Studies’ (EGOS) 34th annual conference in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference will take place on July 5-7, 2018.

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The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment would begin in August 2018. This is a nine-month academic year appointment. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching interests and expertise are focused on the sociology of race and ethnicity. We seek candidates with strong theoretical and empirical skills whose research agenda addresses such issues in ways that will complement current faculty expertise in our Social Inequality specialization area, and who can also contribute to at least one of our other areas of specialization (Environmental & Community and Demography).

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Are you interested in forming an ASA Section on the Sociology of Reproduction? An increasing number of sociologists are studying reproduction by conducting research on topics such as pregnancy, labor, birth, abortion, contraception, prenatal testing, assisted reproductive technologies, and infertility. Further, the sociological study of reproduction is a critical place of feminist research. Here are a few reasons why an ASA Section on the Sociology of Reproduction is a good idea:

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Congratulations to OOW member, Clayton Childress, for his recently published book with Princeton University Press.  Details can be found below.

Book Description: 
under the COVERUnder the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia Nixon, which was published in 2009 and based on an actual murder committed by an ancestor of Nixon’s in the postbellum South.

Clayton Childress takes you behind the scenes to examine how Jarrettsville was shepherded across three interdependent fields—authoring, publishing, and reading—and how it was transformed by its journey. Along the way, he covers all aspects of the life of a book, including the author’s creative process, the role of the literary agent, how editors decide which books to acquire, how publishers build lists and distinguish themselves from other publishers, how they sell a book to stores and publicize it, and how authors choose their next projects. Childress looks at how books get selected for the front tables in bookstores, why reviewers and readers can draw such different meanings from the same novel, and how book groups across the country make sense of a novel and what it means to them.

Drawing on original survey data, in-depth interviews, and groundbreaking ethnographic fieldwork, Under the Cover reveals how decisions are made, inequalities are reproduced, and novels are built to travel in the creation, production, and consumption of culture.

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