Dead Reckoning is an historical ethnography covering the life course of the air traffic control system from system emergence through 2017. Based on archival research and field work in four air traffic control facilities, the book focuses on how historical conditions, social actors, and events in the system’s institutional environment – political, economic, technological, cultural – impact the air traffic organization, changing it, and how in turn those changes affect not only the social, technological, and material arrangements of the workplace, but also controllers’ interpretive work, cultural understandings, and work practices. Far from a top-down model, controllers – the workers at the bottom of the hierarchy – respond to these events, making repairs that supply organizational resilience. Building on work on institutional logics, boundaries and boundary work, culture and cognition, and expertise, the case demonstrates the connection between institutional change, agency, and persistence over the life course.
SocArXiv announces April 30 deadline for SOAR awards
Submitted a paper for an ASA section award? Post it to SocArXiv.org by April 30 to be eligible for a SOAR (Sociology Open Access Recognition) award as well. All shared papers that win an ASA section award will, upon notifying SocArXiv, receive a $250 SOAR award in recognition of the achievement. Submissions for graduate student award competitions are also eligible. Support open access and get the word out about your research by sharing your work on SocArXiv today. For more information about the SOAR program and how to your paper, visit socopen.org, or contact email@example.com.
The Working-Class Studies Association Seeking Nominations for Awards
The WCSA is pleased to invite nominations (including self-nominations) for awards covering the year of 2017.
Award categories are:
- Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing: Published books of poetry, ﬁction, creative non-ﬁction, and other genres
- C.L.R. James Award for Published Books for Academic or General Audiences
- Russo & Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences
- Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism: Single published articles or series, broadcast media, multimedia, and ﬁlm
- Constance Coiner Award for Best Dissertation: Completed dissertations only
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Call for Applicants: Best Dissertation Award, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation aims to deliver rigorous and independent research on how the reputations of individuals, corporations, and institutions around the world are created, sustained, destroyed, and rebuilt.
The Centre has established this Award to recognize and reward significant scholarly contributions to the literature. The Award comes with a £1,000 prize and funded attendance to the 2017 Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Annual Symposium, to be held 30 August-1 September 2017 at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The winner is invited to participate in a workshop for emerging scholars at the Symposium, which will be led by distinguished researchers in the field.
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