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From Cristina Morales: 

I am the organizer of the Southwestern Social Science Association’s (SSSA) Silent Auction to benefit ASA’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).  We are encouraging members of ASA to continue supporting the development and training of sociologists by donating auction materials.  Each year, SSSA conference attendees are introduced to academic books through the silent auction that they are then able to consider for course adoption, use to inform their research, and engage with in preparation for courses.

I urge you to donate your book(s) or to contact your publishers and request that they donate to SSSA’s Silent Auction.  100% of the proceeds from the Silent Auction go directly to ASA’s MFP.

 Please mail your books or any items that you think may be of interest to academics by March 31st, 2017 to: Maria Cristina Morales, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Dr., El Paso, TX 79968.

 

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!