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The Working Class Studies Association has a new journal that may be of interest to section may members. Here’s the link to the WCSA webpage announcement about the journal: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/new-journal-of-working-class-studies-now-online/

And a direct link to the journal: https://workingclassstudiesjournal.com/

Also, here is the CfP for their upcoming conference May 31-June 3 at IU-Bloomington: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/conferences/index.php/wcsa/WCSA17/schedConf/cfp

SocArXiv, the open archive of social science, has just launched in beta version. Led by a steering committee of sociologists and librarians, SocArXiv is a free, open access repository for prepublication versions of papers. Created as a not-for-profit alternative to sites like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, and SSRN, SocArXiv is built in collaboration with the Center for Open Science and supported by the Open Society Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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RSW is happy to report that two featured articles in the current issue of RSW can be freely accessed on the publisher’s website. Below are the titles and abstracts. The first is Robin Leidner’s study of actors holding “survival jobs,” and struggling to maintain their identities as professional actors. The other is David Orzechowicz’s study of a seemingly gay-friendly work culture at a well-known amusement park. Both are provocative pieces that make for interesting reading.  The links should work, or simply point your browser here and scroll for the papers: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/book/10.1108/S0277-2833201629

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From Chris Andrews – Drew University:  I saw the OOW at the Movies post and added several movies to the growing list on the Google spreadsheet, but I also thought I’d share several assignments from my Sociology of Work class that incorporate films and/or television.  Films and documentaries can be a great way for students to learn vicariously about all sorts of aspects of organizations, occupations, and work!

Congratulations to Guang Ying Mo and her coauthors who were recently awarded one of the Emerald Literati Networks Award for Excellence, 2016!  Mo and her co-authors, Zach Hayat and Barry Wellman, received an Outstanding Author Contribution Award in the Book Series, Studies in Media and Communications. Their award-winning book chapter is: “How Far Can Scholarly Networks Go? Examining the Relationships between Disciplines, Motivations, and Clusters.”

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