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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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While ASA encourages the sharing of job opportunities, we would like you to be aware of current policy regarding job listings:

  • Section listservs may include job announcements if they choose to do so, but only if the positions have been posted in the online ASA Job Bank. This is to ensure that all ASA members are given equal opportunity to review and apply for available positions that are known to the ASA, and to keep Section Listserv postings from negatively affecting the financial viability of the online Job Bank which all ASA members support with their dues.
  • Exceptions may be made occasionally for available positions that do not specifically require a PhD (or other degree) in sociology or closely related discipline or that would not otherwise be expected to be advertised in the ASA Job Bank.
  • Section listserv managers are responsible for implementing this policy. It is recommended that they require persons submitting job announcements for the listserv to provide the ASA Job Bank IDs (easily available at http://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information or by emailing jobbank@asanet.org) or a specific reason why the particular announcement is an exception.

Note that all employers posting a position in the ASA Job Bank are given the opportunity to request information on that position be submitted to up to two section listservs.

From now and until January 31, 2017, ASA is accepting nominations for its nine major awards.  Each August the American Sociological Association proudly presents awards to individuals and groups deserving of recognition.  ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following ASA awards. The deadline for nominations is provided with each award criteria. Each award selection committee is appointed by Committee on Committees and approved by ASA Council. The award selection committees are constituted to review nominations. These awards are presented at the ASA Annual Meeting each August. Remember! The deadline for submission of nominations is January 31, 2017. Currently, the ASA presents the following awards:

Any questions or concerns should be sent to Governance at governance@asanet.org. We hope you will help us find those special sociologists who disserve this kind of recognition.