Message from the Chair

By Emily Barman

Welcome to the new academic year; as the new semester either approaches or has already begun for many of you, ASA begins quickly to seem like a distant and hopefully fond memory.  Before too much time elapses, I want to take this opportunity to provide an overview of where our Section is and some of the decisions we likely face moving forward.

First, to quickly recap our time at the ASA, I want to thank you all for a series of exciting and energetic sessions at this year’s conference in Philadelphia, including those convened by the Program Committee (composed of myself, Tarun Banerjee, Erin Kelly, Ming Leung, Polly Rizova, Klaus Weber) and by the OOW Roundtable organizers (Eric Dahlin, Nicole Denier, and Ken-Hou Lin), and the Chair’s Choice session on “Revisiting Organizations and Power,” as well as the papers presented in other sessions by our members.    Continue reading “Message from the Chair”

The Crisis of History and the History of Crisis: Mini-Conference at ASA 2018

The Crisis of History and the History of Crisis

Mini-Conference, sponsored by the Comparative-Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, August 10, 2018

All panels and reception to be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 S. 36th St., Philadelphia, August 10, 2018

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Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop at ASA 2018

***Registration open until August 5th***

The 15th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10th 2018 – the day of pre-conference activities for the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back!

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Labor and Labor Movements ASA Panels of Interest

OOW members are encouraged to submit to the following sections organized by the Labor and Labor Movements Section:

Race and labor and the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Strike
In February 1968, 1,300 black Memphis sanitation workers struck for safer jobs, better pay, and union recognition, carrying signs that said “I am a man”.  Rev. Martin Luther King visited Memphis repeatedly to support the strike, and on one of those visits, on April 4, 1968, he was assassinated.  Despite vicious union-busting by the city government, the workers went on to win the strike.

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