Message from Outgoing OOW Chair, Elisabeth Clemens

Dear OOW members,

With exams and annual reports mostly behind us, I hope that all are enjoying hammocks or beaches or international conferences – each to his or her own taste.  But before heading off on my own escape, I want to finish some of the most important section business for the year – elections, awards, and membership – as well as to highlight some of the events to come when ASA meets in Philadelphia in mid-August.

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New Book: Everitt on Teacher Orientation and Training

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book (Rutgers University Press) from OOW member, Judson Everitt.   Everitt is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago.  The book is titled, Lesson Plans: The Institutional Demands of Becoming a Teacher.
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OOW at ASA 2018

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia this August for the annual ASA meeting.  Thank you to the Section Council, Committees and volunteers for your efforts in preparing an exciting program.  This year, we have five section panels, and over twenty roundtables, scheduled for Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12.  There are 14 additional regular panels in Family and Work, Gender and Work, Jobs, Occupations and Professions, Labor Market, Labor/Labor Movements, Organizations and Work and the Workplace scheduled from Saturday, August 11 through Tuesday, August 14.

Also on Saturday, August 11, we invite you to attend the Section Business Meeting and announcement of Section awards in the morning.  In the afternoon, we welcome you to attend the invited session on “Rethinking Organizational Power,” organized by OOW Chair, Elisabeth Clemons.  Please also join us for our Reception from 6:30-8:10pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Level 100, 103C).

Please see below for a list of Organization, Occupations and Work Panels.

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Meet Your Council: Elizabeth Popp Berman

Popp-Berman1b(1)Elizabeth Popp Berman is currently serving on the OOW Council.  Berman is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Albany, SUNY.  Her current book project, Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy (Princeton University Press), examines the role of economics in the development of science, antitrust and antipoverty policy in the U.S. from 1960 to 1985.  Her first book, Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine (Princeton University Press, 2012) earned the OOW’s Max Weber Book Award in 2013.  Below, Berman expands upon her research and teaching, as well as her thoughts on the state of the subfield.  Continue reading “Meet Your Council: Elizabeth Popp Berman”

Call for Papers: Journal of Sociology special issue on inequalities in the gig economy

Special edition of the Journal of Sociology 2019 on inequalities in the gig economy era: gender and generation challenges edited by Brendan Churchill, Signe Ravn and Lyn Craig, University of Melbourne. The special edition will focus on the intersecting implications for gender and generational inequalities in the ‘gig economy’ era, a term which we use to describe the contemporary labour market characterised by precarious employment and new (digital) forms of job seeking and entrepreneurship that expose workers to greater financial risks, social insecurities and inequalities. It will also consider the gendered dimensions of educational participation outcomes in the light of these changed labour market conditions. Deadline for submission of a 300-word abstract for consideration: 8 April 2018. More details: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/e/gig-economy