Thomas Crosbie (Yale) and many others have launched a Work/Culture Network of scholars who use cultural approaches to the study of work, occupations, employment, and professions and who use working life as a lens to explore culture. They are organizing a mini-conference at the Eastern Sociological Society’s annual meetings. For the ESS event, send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2013 and learn more about the group at http://workculturesociology.blogspot.com
Lisa Keister (Duke) has just launched a new website. It is called http://wealthinequality.org/. It contains lots of details about wealth ownership, concentration, and related issues. There will frequently be new estimates and updates available.
Erin Leahey (Arizona) announces that the 4th annual Arizona Methods Workshops will take place January 9-11, 2014. All are welcome, and students get 50% off. http://sociology.arizona.edu/sites/sociology.arizona.edu/files/methods2014.pdfhttp://sociology.arizona.edu/methods
The Southern Sociological Society’s 2014 annual meeting will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina April 2-5. President Leslie Hossfeld has organized the conference around the theme of “Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of the Sociologist,” which she explains in The Southern Sociologist (volume 45, issue 1). Jeremy Reynolds has organized an invited paper session featuring Arne Kalleberg, Beth Rubin, Sabrina Lenee Speights, Samuel Grubbs, Jeff Will, and Caroline Hanley. Additionally, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Don Tomaskovic-Devey, and Alford Young will serve as panelists for an Author Meets Critics session for Adia Harvey Wingfield’s new book “No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work.” For details on the conference and submissions, to go the SSS website and the official CFP.