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ASA Retro
ASA Retro Tote with Quote
Go old school with our ASA retro tote. The former ASA logo graces one side while a quote by Peter Berger is on the back: "The first wisdom of sociology is this: Things are not what they seem." With a 3" gusset and 23" straps, the 14.5" x 14.5" tote is versatile enough for everyday use.
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ASA Retro Travel Mug
Take your hot drink on the go with this dark blue travel mug. Mug has a large handle and narrow bottom to fit in a variety of cup holders. The ASA retro logo is imprinted in black. Dual walled plastic keeps your drink hotter longer. 16oz. Made in the USA.
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Career Publications
Booklet: 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology, Second Edition
New Edition!!!
This booklet is designed to help undergraduates understand the skills that today’s employers are seeking, and the ways a sociology major helps build those skills. The 2nd Edition includes photos and profiles of more than a dozen individuals with a BA in sociology – including a marketing consultant, a high school teacher, a probation officer, a research associate, a public health consultant, and a college president. Each profiled individual describes their professional position, how they use sociology in their daily work, and their advice to current students in sociology classes. Action Boxes, excerpts from actual entry-level job postings, and tips on searching for a job on the internet are also featured. The overarching theme is that students must take an active role in composing their own 21st century career. Single copies free; additional copies, $1 each. 42 pages, 2013. Also available for bulk purchase.

To receive your free copy, please call (202) 383-9005 ext. 389.

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Booklet: 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology, Second Edition (100-pack)

New Edition!!!
This booklet is designed to help undergraduates understand the skills that today’s employers are seeking, and the ways a sociology major helps build those skills. The 2nd Edition includes photos and profiles of more than a dozen individuals with a BA in sociology – including a marketing consultant, a high school teacher, a probation officer, a research associate, a public health consultant, and a college president. Each profiled individual describes their professional position, how they use sociology in their daily work, and their advice to current students in sociology classes. Action Boxes, excerpts from actual entry-level job postings, and tips on searching for a job on the internet are also featured. The overarching theme is that students must take an active role in composing their own 21st century career. Single copies free; additional copies, $1 each. 42 pages, 2013. Single copies also available.


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Applying for a Faculty Position in a Teaching-Oriented Institution (Third Edition)
New!

The third edition of Applying for a Faculty Position in a Teaching-Oriented Institution aims to offer candidate observations, guidelines, and recommendations about the search and hiring process for individuals who are committed to a career in a teaching-oriented institution.


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Brochure: Sociology--A 21st Century Major
Back in Stock

This glossy, colorful, tri-fold brochure is designed to help departments reach out to potential majors. It answers the question ‘What is sociology?” and includes quotes from students about why they chose to major in sociology. It also includes a list of specific employable skills that students gain by studying sociology, and quotes from recent graduates about the jobs they got after graduation.

New data for 2016


First copy free; additional copies 25 cents each. To order bulk copies (available in packs of 50), click here.

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Brochure: Sociology--A 21st Century Major (50-pack)
Back in Stock
This glossy, colorful, tri-fold brochure is designed to help departments reach out to potential majors. It answers the question ‘What is sociology?” and includes quotes from students about why they chose to major in sociology. It also includes a list of specific employable skills that students gain by studying sociology, and quotes from recent graduates about the jobs they got after graduation.

To order fewer than 50 copies, click here.

Updated data for 2016


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Journeys in Sociology: From First Encounters to Fulfilling Retirements
The editors and twenty contributors to the essential anthology Journeys in Sociology use a life-course perspective to address the role of sociology in their lives. The power of their personal experiences—during the Great Depression, World War II, or the student protests and social movements in the 1960s and '70s—magnify how and why social change prompted these men and women to study sociology. Moreover, all of the contributors include a discussion of their activities in retirement.

From Bob Perrucci, Tuck Green, and Wendell Bell, who write about issues of class, to Debra Kaufman and Elinore Lurie, who explain how gender played a role in their careers, the diverse entries in Journeys in Sociology provide a fascinating look at both the influence of their lives on the discipline and the discipline on these sociologists' lives. 

Contributors include David J. Armor, Wendell Bell, Glen H. Elder, Jr., Henry W. Fischer, Janet Zollinger Giele, Charles S. (Tuck) Green, Peter Mandel Hall, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Debra Renee Kaufman, Corinne Kirchner, Elinore E. Lurie, Gary T. Marx, Robert Perrucci, Fred Pincus, Thomas Scheff, Arthur Shostak, David Simon, Natalie J. Sokoloff, Edward Tiryakian, Joyce E. Williams, and the editors 

264 pages; 2017.

Available only to ASA members; non-members may purchase a copy from Temple University Press.


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Teaching Portfolios Within the Discipline (E-Book)
Edited by Daniel G. Renfrow, this volume outlines the “how to” of teaching portfolio construction for individuals at all career stages. It also discusses the benefits of teaching portfolios for individuals, departments, and the discipline as a whole. Rounded out with seven examples of professors’ statements of their teaching philosophy, and six actual teaching portfolios, the book provides useful insights for academics seeking to document their teaching credentials. E-book, 233 pages. 2009
Member Price:$8.00 Non-Member Price:$12.00 Student Member Price:$6.00 Availability: Available


Contexts Magazine
Contexts on Aging
A special electronic collection of articles from the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 issues of Contexts on the topic of aging. Featuring Vincent J. Roscigno, Phyllis Moen, Eric Utne, Deborah Carr, Stacy Torres and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society.28 pages, March 2010.

This item is available for free to ASA members. Log in to the member portal for access.


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Contexts Winter 2017
Contexts
Winter 2017 Vol. 16 No. 1

Features include "Chump Change", "Living on the Fringe in Post-apartheid Cape Town", "Love Wins", "Could There Be a Silver Lining to Zika?", and "'Straight Girls Kissing' Beyond the Elite College Campus."

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Contexts Fall 2016
Contexts
Fall 2016 Vol. 15 No. 4

Features include "Financial Foreclosures," "Fat Eggs or Fit Bodies," "God's Case for Sex," "Revisiting the Rationing of Medical Degrees in the United States," and "Activating Politics with Poetry and Spoken Word."

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Contexts Summer 2016

Contexts
Summer 2016 Vol. 15 No. 3

In this multifaceted issue, we bring you a conversation between The Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin and sociologist Ben Carrington and six Viewpoints on diversity in sport. Felicia Song tells us about the burgeoning and bourgeois-ifying business of mommy bloggers, and Jooyoung Lee dances his way into ethnographic understanding in Compton, CA. And we have three pieces on the entertainment world: Philip Kasinitz and Cory Albertson give us sociological reviews of the stage play “Hamilton” and the new Wonder Woman, while Rachel King tells us about why more diversity in the Oscars won’t solve Hollywood’s Whiteness problem.

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Contexts Spring 2016
Contexts
Spring 2016 Vol. 15 No. 2

The "Good News!" issue.

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Contexts Winter 2016
Contexts
Winter 2016 Vol. 15 No. 1

Evidence is important. Even the most skeptical rely on tested and re-tested scientific certainty every day. And good sociologists hold scientific evidence suspect even as we use the best we have to make the decisions we must.

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Contexts Fall 2015

Contexts
Fall 2015 Vol. 14 No. 4

The social and political entanglements of science, from climate change and medical marijuana to the origins of modern American sociology.

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Contexts Summer 2015

Contexts
Summer 2015 Vol. 14 No. 3

Sociology is all about putting people—their identities and their interactions—in social contexts. And those contexts are nested in the inescapable intersections of time and space.

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Contexts Spring 2015

Contexts
Spring 2015 Vol. 14 No. 2

Examining boundaries and unstable states, from the liminal lives of the undiagnosed to those of Palestinians living in Israeli settlements, this issue considers lines drawn on maps and within hearts.

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Contexts Winter 2015

Contexts
Winter 2015 Vol. 14 No. 1

New editors Syed Ali and Philip Cohen start their tenure with a bang, including articles on carrying (and concealing) weapons, on the lessons of Ferguson, and what uprisings in France can teach us about protests in the U.S. Also: lesbian geographies, Piketty in perspective, recollections of genocide, and “velvet rope racism” at urban nightclubs.

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Curriculum Development and Departmental Management
National Standards for High School Sociology

New!!!
The American Sociological Association’s (ASA) National Standards for High School Sociology are designed to provide guidance to teachers and administrators seeking to develop high quality, developmentally appropriate one-semester introductory sociology courses for students in the 9th-12th grades.

A free PDF of this publication is available here.

20 pages,  2015.


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Academic Street Smarts: Informal Professionalization of Graduate Students
Edited by Ira Silver and David Shulman. This new publication contains several articles that are reprinted from a special issue of The American Sociologist that addressed informal professionalization in sociology graduate programs. The papers included in this volume take on the roles graduate students must learn to assume, the power relations that are implicit in mentorship and supervising dissertations, reputation and status within graduate programs, the place of proseminars in a graduate program, and the particular complexities faced by women and minority students during graduate training. 282 pp., 2008.
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Classroom Research: Implementing the Scholarship of Teaching
By K. Patricia Cross and Mimi Harris Steadman. Published by Jossey-Bass. This guide details a collaborative process for investigating teaching and learning issues. Designed to be used by faculty members in groups and workshops, it has a case method approach that illustrates ways to think about common learning issues. Included are discussion questions geared towards an exchange of ideas and interpretations. This book can also be useful in Teaching Assistant programs, to introduce future faculty to the scholarship of teaching and learning. 264 pp., 1996.
Member Price:$37.00 Non-Member Price:$42.00 Student Member Price:$37.00 Availability: On Back Order
Creating an Effective Assessment Plan for the Sociology Major
By the ASA Task Force on Assessing the Undergraduate Sociology Major. The manual provides an overview of the rationale for assessment, key principles of a quality assessment effort, and how to create an effective sociology assessment plan. Compiled by the ASA Task Force on Assessment, this booklet includes sample assessment plans from twelve schools, as well as ten different assessment mechanisms. The appendix takes each of the goals from ASA's guidelines for the major (Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major Updated) and indicates how a department could assess that goal. 80 pages, 2005.
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Distance and Cross-Campus Learning
Edited by Meredith Redlin and Susan Hilal. Contains exercises and syllabi related to online courses and distance learning. 220 pages, 2003.
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Graduate Student Instructor and Teaching Assistant Program Development: Materials for the Selection and Preparation of Teaching Assistants in Sociology Courses
Third Edition. Edited by Melinda Messineo. This manual looks at the Teaching Assistant (TA) experience as a whole and offers resources to help the TA Mentor meet the broad issues such as: sexual harassment, teaching international Teaching Assistants, office hours, grading, time management, managing the classroom environment, improving discussions, and the TA/Professor relationship. Also included are examples of eight Teaching Assistant Development Programs in various instructional settings. 173 pages, 2001.
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Humanist Sociology, 'Professing' (Fifth Edition)
Edited by Glenn A. Goodwin and Martin D. Schwartz. A joint project with the Association for Humanist Sociology. Contains essays about the nature of humanist sociology and how to teach it, pedagogical approaches for the humanist sociologist in the classroom, humanist syllabi for teaching sociology, web resources, recommended films, a general bibliography and recommended reading. 168pp., 2005.
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The Internship Handbook, Second Edition (E-book)
E-Book edition. Only available in the online bookstore. (No phone, fax, or mail orders accepted.) Purchasers will receive access to online pdf to print or download within 30 days. Access information will be provided on your online and e-mail receipts. No shipping charges are added for e-book purchases.

Edited by Richard Salem. Ten chapters review research and thought on: Liberal Learning and Internships in Sociology, Developing and Gaining Accceptance on Campus for an Internship Program, Finding and Developing Applied Research Internships in Community, Student performance and Learning in the Context of the Placement Organization, Monitoring and Evaluating Students Interns, Developing Teching a Prerequisite Course to Prepare Students for the Interhsnip and Job Market, Graduate Internships in Applied Sociology: Program Development and Management, Issues and Proglems: A Review of Alternatives in Administration of Internship Programs, and New Directions for Internship Programs: Some Ideas and Suggestions. 184pages, 2005.


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Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major Updated: Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Sociology in the Twenty-First Century
OUT OF PRINT
Look for the 3rd edition coming soon. For a free PDF of the 2nd edition, please click here.

The ASA Task Force on the Undergraduate Major provides new guidelines for the major, including 16 recommendations for department action. Departments are encouraged to use it to discuss and modify their undergraduate program, from courses to advising, from curriculum to community-based learning, to prepare sociology students in a developmental and cohesive manner. 96pp., 2004

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Models and Best Practices for Joint Sociology-Anthropology Departments
By Edward L. Kain, Theodore C. Wagenaar, and Carla B. Howery. This booklet is designed for those joint departments or sociology departments that might either combine with anthropology or separate. The content includes a "continuum of jointness" to help departments explicitly see the ways in which they are or are not a joint department. This booklet shares ideas for how to enrich and make the most of joint departments through shared curricula, cross-teaching, effective hiring, student clubs and co-curricular opportunities, and linking with other units on campus. 23pp., 2006.
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New Faculty Discuss Academic Job Searching
By Shelia R. Cotten, Jammie Price, Shirley Keeton, Russell P.D. Burton, and Janice E. Clifford Wittekind. This useful guide aims to demystify the job search process for sociologists moving into assistant professor positions, while at the same time providing a sociological analysis of this process. The authors detail the process of going on the market, how to find positions, supported documents that are needed to prepare application materials, how to arrange, schedule, and prepare for interviews, what to expect during and after interviews, how to negotiate an offer and the transition process into a new position. 43 pp., 2002.
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Peer Review of Teaching: Lessons from and for Departments of Sociology
Edited by Thomas L. Van Valey. The new volume examines the rationale for moving beyond student evaluations in determining quality of instruction, and provides concrete suggestions for how to go about conducting peer reviews of teaching. The book is divided into five major segments. The first, "The Context for Peer Review" sets the stage for the discussion. The second segment describes "Modes of Peer Review," including teaching portfolios, teaching circles, observation instruments, and video feedback. The third segment considers "Preparing, Indentifying, and Appropriate Use of Peers," including ethical issues in peer review. The fourth segment focuses on "Implementation Strategies," and the final segment, "Resources," includes an extensive bibliography related to the peer review of teaching. 227 pages, 2011.
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Preparing Future Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Guide for Change
By Jerry Gaff, Anne S. Pruitt-Logan, Leslie B. Sims, and PFF program participants. This new publication from the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program of the Council of Graduate Schools and the Association of American Colleges & Universities offers a new vision for the preparation of college and university faculty in the humanities and social sciences. PFF asserts that graduate students preparing for faculty careers should begin learning about the expectations for faculty in research, teaching, and service at different institutions of higher education. This volume describes the benefits and challenges of creating PFF programs in the humanities and social sciences, as well as the structure and content of those programs. ASA participated in the PFF program with four sociology departments. 131 pp., 2003.
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Preparing Graduate Students to Teach: Syllabi and Related Material from Graduate Courses on the Teaching of Sociology (E-book)
E-Book edition. Only available in the online bookstore. (No phone, fax, or mail orders accepted.) Purchasers will receive access to online pdf to print or download within 30 days. Access information will be provided on your online and e-mail receipts. No shipping charges are added for e-book purchases.

Edited by Marilyn C. Krogh. This publication contains 11 syllabi from Graduate Courses including courses based on: "The Social Worlds of Higher Education", courses concurrent with teaching or assisting, courses preceding teaching, an interdisciplinary course for beginning and experienced instructors, courses in a PFF Program, and 14 essays, exercises, and resources. 184 pp., 2006.

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Report of the ASA Task Force on Sociology and Criminology Programs
Based on systematic data collection and analysis, the report discusses various structural arrangements between sociology, criminology and criminal justice in academia and examines potential benefits and challenges of those arrangements. It also includes specific recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of combined programs. (60 pgs., 2010)
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Sociology and General Education
A report of the ASA Task Force on Sociology and General Education. The report contains six recommendations for sociology departments that are pertinent to general education as well as sections that discuss the contributions of sociology to general education and those of general education to sociology. The publication also contains an in-depth section that covers the assessment of general education learning outcomes. 56 pages, 2007.
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Teaching Sociology at Small Institutions
Edited by Eric P. Godfrey. Over thirty essays on teaching sociology at small colleges and universities that span a wide array of topics and strategies. An introductory essay frames the collection with a theoretical background to teaching at small institutions, and succeeding chapters cover specific courses, teaching strategies, experiential education, new pedagogies, professional roles, departmental organization, and a conclusion on the unique challenge of striking a balance between instructors’ "local" and "cosmopolitan" roles. An appendix includes a comprehensive list of paper competitions for undergraduate students in sociology. 272 pp., 1998.
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The Social World of Higher Education
Edited by Bernice A Pescosolido and Ronald Aminzade. This publication’s purpose is to help understand the dynamics of social change in higher education and challenges posed by the new century. It combines a set of broader essays with a collection of readings and tips on a variety of teaching issues. 646 pp., 1999.
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Thinking About the Master’s Degree in Sociology: Academic, Applied, Professional, and Everything in Between
Master's degrees account for 90 percent of all graduate degrees awarded in all disciplines and Master's education is the fastest growing area of graduate education. Master’s degrees are by far the most common graduate degree in Sociology, and often represent the face of sociology to the public. Yet, Master’s degrees in sociology have not kept pace in terms of growth compared to other social sciences, much less other Master’s degrees (especially those of a professional/vocational nature). And more troubling, in the past several years, there has been a significant drop-off in the number of Master’s degrees awarded in Sociology.

This report grew out of the Task Force on the Master’s Degree in Sociology’s response to chairs who requested help from ASA to develop strategies to ensure that the terminal Master’s degree is a meaningful professional degree. The report contains information on crucial topics concerning characteristics of current programs, institutional politics in developing and maintaining programs, Master’s programs and quality education, need for resources and support, types of planned learning experiences, and identifying employment opportunities. 70 pages, 2009.


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E-Books
Contexts on Aging
A special electronic collection of articles from the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 issues of Contexts on the topic of aging. Featuring Vincent J. Roscigno, Phyllis Moen, Eric Utne, Deborah Carr, Stacy Torres and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society.28 pages, March 2010.

This item is available for free to ASA members. Log in to the member portal for access.


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Publishing Options: An Author's Guide to Journals (E-book)
New! Updated e-book edition. Includes 238 journals publishing manuscripts in sociology and related fields, from a variety of publishers and societies. Each listing includes journal website, mission/aim, circulation, submission requirements, areas of interest and types of articles published, acceptance rate, production and review lags, submission rates, and index/citation information. Includes indices by publisher/sponsor and area of interest.

Information entered by publisher or editor.

This e-book will be periodically updated (approximately every six months); purchasers will receive immediate online access to the current version and access to any updated version for six months after initial purchase.

Publishing Options is free to current ASA members.

Date of current edition: March 2016. 304 pages.


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Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom (Second Edition) (E-book)
E-Book edition. Only available in the online bookstore. (No phone, fax, or mail orders accepted.) Purchasers will receive access to online pdf to print or download within 30 days. Access information will be provided on your online and e-mail receipts. No shipping charges are added for e-book purchases.

Edited by Peter Kaufman. This volume contains numerous short, reflective and illustrative essays that detail the implementation of critical pedagogy in the sociology classroom. There are two syllabi and a section with "Exercises, Assignments, and Projects." 223 pages, 2006.

To purchase the printed edition, click here.


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The Internship Handbook, Second Edition (E-book)
E-Book edition. Only available in the online bookstore. (No phone, fax, or mail orders accepted.) Purchasers will receive access to online pdf to print or download within 30 days. Access information will be provided on your online and e-mail receipts. No shipping charges are added for e-book purchases.

Edited by Richard Salem. Ten chapters review research and thought on: Liberal Learning and Internships in Sociology, Developing and Gaining Accceptance on Campus for an Internship Program, Finding and Developing Applied Research Internships in Community, Student performance and Learning in the Context of the Placement Organization, Monitoring and Evaluating Students Interns, Developing Teching a Prerequisite Course to Prepare Students for the Interhsnip and Job Market, Graduate Internships in Applied Sociology: Program Development and Management, Issues and Proglems: A Review of Alternatives in Administration of Internship Programs, and New Directions for Internship Programs: Some Ideas and Suggestions. 184pages, 2005.


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Preparing Graduate Students to Teach: Syllabi and Related Material from Graduate Courses on the Teaching of Sociology (E-book)
E-Book edition. Only available in the online bookstore. (No phone, fax, or mail orders accepted.) Purchasers will receive access to online pdf to print or download within 30 days. Access information will be provided on your online and e-mail receipts. No shipping charges are added for e-book purchases.

Edited by Marilyn C. Krogh. This publication contains 11 syllabi from Graduate Courses including courses based on: "The Social Worlds of Higher Education", courses concurrent with teaching or assisting, courses preceding teaching, an interdisciplinary course for beginning and experienced instructors, courses in a PFF Program, and 14 essays, exercises, and resources. 184 pp., 2006.

To purchase the printed edition, click here.


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Race, Ethnicity, and the Criminal Justice System: A Selected Bibliography (Excel)
Bibliography includes studies from the social and behavioral sciences from peer-reviewed journals, books, reports, and government documents on race, ethnicity, and the criminal justice system in the United States. Includes about 1,200 sources focusing primarily on different stages of criminal justice processing and on contextual factors and trends in criminal offending and victimization.

Citations follow the ASA Style Guide, 3rd ed. Presented in Microsoft Excel file format, the bibliography is intended to be a "working" resource for research on the race/ethnicity/criminal justice nexus, and is searchable according to selected criteria.This bibliography, compiled by Katherine J. Rosich, grew primarily out of the work leading to the American Sociological Association publication, Race, Ethnicity, and the Criminal Justice System. 2007.

The bibliography is available free to current ASA members.


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Scaffolding for Student Success in Learning (E-book)
Edited by Bernadette E. Dietz and Lynn Harper Ritchey. This new publication contains sections on foundational ideas for undergraduate learning, active learning strategies, collaborative learning, and the use of instructional technologies. From teaching with case studies to incorporating service learning in sociology courses, this resource provides an introduction to the cutting edge of techniques for engaging undergraduate sociology students. 220 pages, 2008.
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Teaching Portfolios Within the Discipline (E-Book)
Edited by Daniel G. Renfrow, this volume outlines the “how to” of teaching portfolio construction for individuals at all career stages. It also discusses the benefits of teaching portfolios for individuals, departments, and the discipline as a whole. Rounded out with seven examples of professors’ statements of their teaching philosophy, and six actual teaching portfolios, the book provides useful insights for academics seeking to document their teaching credentials. E-book, 233 pages. 2009
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History/ASA Centennial
History of the American Sociological Association, 1981-2004
New in August 2005. By Katherine J. Rosich. This centennial volume, released at the ASA 100th Annual Meeting, is an update to an earlier volume written by Lawrence Rhoades on the occasion of ASA's 75th anniversary in 1980. An invaluable resource for scholars examining the history and development of the American Sociological Association. Includes chapters by decades, an epilogue on the state of the Association at its centenary, and 30 appendices including a chronology of major ASA events, officers, membership totals, award recipients, changes in ASA's Constitution & Bylaws, section formation, and many more. Also includes references, and name and subject indices. 200 pages, 2005.

Also available online:

*History of the ASA, 1981-2004

*History of the ASA, 1905-1980


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The Sociologist's Book of Cartoons
The ASA has contracted with The New Yorker Cartoon Bank to create a customized hardcover book of cartoons on the occasion of the ASA centennial. With a customized ASA cartoon on the cover, the book includes 85 cartoons originally published in The New Yorker magazine over the last 80 years, selected specifically for their relevance to the work and lives of sociologists.
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Journal Special Issues and Indexes
Contexts on Aging
A special electronic collection of articles from the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 issues of Contexts on the topic of aging. Featuring Vincent J. Roscigno, Phyllis Moen, Eric Utne, Deborah Carr, Stacy Torres and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society.28 pages, March 2010.

This item is available for free to ASA members. Log in to the member portal for access.


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American Sociological Review Index, 1936-1970
American Sociological Review Index, 1936-1970.
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American Sociological Review Millennium Issue: Looking Forward Looking Back
February 2000. Vol. 65, Number 1. (Reprint)
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Contemporary Sociology Millennium Issue: Utopian Visions
January 2000. Vol. 29, Number 1. (Reprint)
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Journal of Health and Social Behavior: Forty Years of Medical Sociology
Extra Issue. 1995.
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Journal of Health and Social Behavior: Health and Health Care in the United States: Origins and Dynamics
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Extra Issue 2004 on "Health and Health Care in the United States: Origins and Dynamics." Guest editors, Donald W. Light and Ivy Bourgeault. Introduction on Ironies of Success--A New History of the American Health Care "System" by Donald W. Light. A series of feature articles in three sections: (1) Origins of Corporate Health Care, (2) The Dynamics of Health Care Markets, and (3) Systemic Implications of Corporatized Health Care. Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. See Table of Contents. 200 pages.
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Journal of Health and Social Behavior: What Do We Know? Findings from 50 Years of Medical Sociology
Journal of Health and Social Behavior Highlights Five Decades of Key Findings from Medical Sociology

Special issue emphasizes impact of social factors and disparities on health and health care in the United States

Guest editors: Janet R. Hankin and Eric R. Wright

Prominent in the health reform debate that swirled for much of 2009 and early 2010 was an acknowledgment of the unequal distribution of health care access among Americans and the evidence that these disparities cost billions of dollars in medical care and lost productivity.

This acknowledgement follows a half-century of contributions by social and behavioral scientists to the study of health and health care in this country, which is the focus of a new, supplemental issue of the American Sociological Association’s Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

As policymakers, public health professionals, and members of the public seek to identify strategies to improve the health of all Americans, they must focus on addressing health where it starts in our homes, schools, jobs, and communities. Articles in this special issue, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, highlight the persistent inequalities in health and health care in the United States by social status (i.e., education, income, and occupation) as well as by race and ethnicity, and demonstrate how these disparities influence how Americans use the health care system.

From a range of vantage points, the authors illustrate the impact of sociological factors on health and health care and reinforce how much remains to be done to eliminate inequalities, improve access, and contain costs.

160 pages; October 2010.

The full issue is also available online here.


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Sociology of Education Special Issue - Currents of Thought: Sociology of Education at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Extra Issue. 2001.
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Sociology of Education Special Issue: Sociology and Educational Policy
Extra Issue. 1996.
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Teaching Sociology - The Capstone Course: A Special Issue
July 1993. Vol 21, Number 3.
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Teaching Sociology Special Issue: Cultivating Quantitative Literacy
Guest editors: Stephen Sweet and Kerry Strand. 92 pages, January 2006.

See Table of Contents.


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Teaching Sociology Special Issue: Social Psychology
Vol. 19, Number 2. April 1991.
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Teaching Sociology Special Issue: Textbooks
Vol. 16, Number 4. October 1988.
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Teaching Sociology: Twenty-Seven Year Index, 1973-1999
Compiled by Tara Burgess, Pauline Pavlakos, and Jeffrey Chin. This helpful index of Teaching Sociology lists entries by category and sub-categories, making it easy to find articles. Includes years 1973-1999. 374 pages, 2000.
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Sociology Word Magnets
Get your hands on the hottest new item in Sociology! These word magnets flew off the shelf after their debut at the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting. Use 137 nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more to express your sociological self to the world. Get your own set of Sociology Word Magnets today!
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2012 Annual Meeting "Real Utopias" T-Shirt
Did you enjoy the 2012 Annual Meeting in Denver? Wish you had something to commemorate the meeting and your trip? It’s not too late to get a Real Utopia meeting t-shirt! Limited quantities are available. ASA logo on the front right chest and the 2012 meeting logo on the back.
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Keep your mouse rolling in style on our durable cloth top mousepad with the custom ASA cartoon. A great gift for anyone with a computer. Rubber backing prevents the mousepad from sliding. Machine washable.
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by Carla Beth Howery, former ASA Deputy Executive Officer

With grace, humor, and life-affirming reflections we are given a glimpse into a very remarkable woman’s life.Carla Beth Howery received her original breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 44, and seven years later she learns her cancer has metastasized. These are her personal observations and musings sent via email to family and friend--a chronicle spanning eight years of living with cancer according to her own terms. She refused to be defined by her disease. She was not a hero, she was not a victim. She was a woman who loved her life, her family, and her friends. Cancer was an obstacle; in Carla’s words "a growth, not a growth experience." As she boldly looked cancer in the eye, she shared her thoughts, witty comments, and hilarious stories that left her devoted readers laughing through their tears. But as our laughter fades, we are left with a deeper understanding of the cancer experience and the oft-ignored sensitivities of people who are dealing with cancer.

50% of all sales will be donated to the ASA Teaching Enhancement Fund in Carla's memory. Read Carla's obituary from ASA Footnotes.


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ASA Flash Drive

Take your important documents with you or edit your dissertation from anywhere with this handy ASA USB Flash Drive. Complete with a gray detachable lanyard, this device holds 500 MB of data and arrives in a stylish blue and silver gift box. This is a perfect gift for a student or colleague.


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Show pride for your degree with our decals! Our 4” x 6” vinyl PHD decals are the perfect gift for graduates and colleagues. They can be displayed anywhere to show your accomplishment. The decals are removable and stick to most surfaces. Also available in SOC version.

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Go old school with our ASA retro tote. The former ASA logo graces one side while a quote by Peter Berger is on the back: "The first wisdom of sociology is this: Things are not what they seem." With a 3" gusset and 23" straps, the 14.5" x 14.5" tote is versatile enough for everyday use.
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Take your hot drink on the go with this dark blue travel mug. Mug has a large handle and narrow bottom to fit in a variety of cup holders. The ASA retro logo is imprinted in black. Dual walled plastic keeps your drink hotter longer. 16oz. Made in the USA.
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Show pride for your degree with our decals! Our 4” x 6” vinyl SOC decals are the perfect gift for graduates and colleagues. They can be displayed anywhere to show your accomplishment. The decals are removable and stick to most surfaces. Also available in PHD version.

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The Sociologist's Book of Cartoons
The ASA has contracted with The New Yorker Cartoon Bank to create a customized hardcover book of cartoons on the occasion of the ASA centennial. With a customized ASA cartoon on the cover, the book includes 85 cartoons originally published in The New Yorker magazine over the last 80 years, selected specifically for their relevance to the work and lives of sociologists.
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Reference Materials
2017 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
Purchase your copy of the 2017 edition of the ASA Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology today! A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Included are listings for 203 graduate departments of sociology.

In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indexes of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 394 pages; April 2017.

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ASA Style Guide, Fifth Edition

The fifth edition of the ASA Style Guide is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. This revised, expanded edition features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include revisions to reference formatting and additional information on grammar. In addition, updated reference examples, including citing social media sources and journal articles posted online ahead of print, are included in this new edition. This guide also has been updated based on the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, on which much of ASA style is based. Coil binding. 136 pages, September 2014.

The Style Guide is also available for download!
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2016 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
Purchase your copy of the 2016 edition of the ASA Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology today! A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Included are listings for 209 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indexes of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 416 pages; April 2016.


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Promoting Sociological Research: A Toolkit

New from the ASA Task Force on Social Media

Hesitant to use social media professionally? Read about engaged public sociologists, best practices and practical advice for using social media, and dealing with public attacks.

Order your printed copy here in the ASA online bookstore or download for free at http://www.asanet.org/press/social_media_toolkits.cfm.

115 pages; 2016.


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Publishing Options: An Author's Guide to Journals (E-book)
New! Updated e-book edition. Includes 238 journals publishing manuscripts in sociology and related fields, from a variety of publishers and societies. Each listing includes journal website, mission/aim, circulation, submission requirements, areas of interest and types of articles published, acceptance rate, production and review lags, submission rates, and index/citation information. Includes indices by publisher/sponsor and area of interest.

Information entered by publisher or editor.

This e-book will be periodically updated (approximately every six months); purchasers will receive immediate online access to the current version and access to any updated version for six months after initial purchase.

Publishing Options is free to current ASA members.

Date of current edition: March 2016. 304 pages.


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2015 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology

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Purchase your copy of the 50th anniversary edition of the ASA Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology today! A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Included are listings for 214 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indexes of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 408 pages; April 2015.


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2014 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
New!!!
This invaluable reference has been published by the ASA annually since 1965. A best seller for the ASA for many years, the Guide provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisors, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Included are listings for 214 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indexes of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 400 pages; April 2014.

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2013 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
This invaluable reference has been published by the ASA annually since 1965. A best seller for the ASA for many years, the Guide provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisors, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Included are listings for 213 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indexes of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 400 pages; April 2013.
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2012 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
This invaluable reference has been published by the ASA annually since 1965. A best seller for the ASA for many years, the Guide provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisors, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Included are listings for 218 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indices of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 416 pages; April 2012.
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2011 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
This invaluable reference has been published by the ASA annually since 1965. A best seller for the ASA for many years, the Guide provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisors, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Included are listings for 224 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indices of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 424 pages, April 2011.
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2010 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
This invaluable reference has been published by the ASA annually since 1965. A best seller for the ASA for many years, the Guide provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisors, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Included are listings for 224 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest. Special programs, tuition costs, types of financial aid, and student enrollment statistics are given for each department, along with a listing of recent PhDs with dissertation titles. Indices of faculty, special programs, and PhDs awarded are provided. 432 pages; April 2010.
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ASA Code of Ethics
The ASA Code of Ethics sets forth the principles and ethical standards that underlie sociologists' professional responsibilities and conduct. These principles and standards should be used as guidelines when examining everyday professional activities. They constitute normative statements for sociologists and provide guidance on issues that sociologists may encounter in their professional work. The Code is available online for downloading or may be ordered here for distribution. Single copies free; additional copies $1 each.

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To receive your free copy, please call (202) 383-9005 ext. 389.

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Race, Ethnicity, and the Criminal Justice System: A Selected Bibliography (Excel)
Bibliography includes studies from the social and behavioral sciences from peer-reviewed journals, books, reports, and government documents on race, ethnicity, and the criminal justice system in the United States. Includes about 1,200 sources focusing primarily on different stages of criminal justice processing and on contextual factors and trends in criminal offending and victimization.

Citations follow the ASA Style Guide, 3rd ed. Presented in Microsoft Excel file format, the bibliography is intended to be a "working" resource for research on the race/ethnicity/criminal justice nexus, and is searchable according to selected criteria.This bibliography, compiled by Katherine J. Rosich, grew primarily out of the work leading to the American Sociological Association publication, Race, Ethnicity, and the Criminal Justice System. 2007.

The bibliography is available free to current ASA members.


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The Nature of Work: Sociological Perspectives (Paper)
In this book, leading authorities discuss the changing nature of work in America. Among the provocative issues they raised are: what alienation from work means, what happens within the family when both husband and wife work, how work values are changing, whether work sharing is feasible in America, and what the future will be like for workers in advanced industrial countries. By Kai T. Erikson and Steven Peter Vallas. American Sociological Association Presidential Series. Yale University Press. 378 pp., 1985. Paper.
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Research Briefs and Volumes
A Relational Model for Understanding the Use of Research in the Policy Process

Patricia White, PhD; Roberta Spalter-Roth, PhD; Amy Best, PhD; and Kelly Joyce, PhD

For a greater understanding of effort to bring social science research in the policy process and to provide guidance for the strategies and relational process that can lead to success, the Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored the workshop, A Relational Model for Understanding the Use of Research in the Policy Process.

The two-day workshop convened a group of social and behavioral scientists involved with public policymaking, representing the academy, government agencies, and non-profit research organizations to focus on conditions that enable and constrain the use of social science research, the types of usage of social science research, the networks that aid in the policy use, and the dissemination strategies that are necessary. Rather than focusing on policy outcomes or impacts, workshop participants were asked to consider the relationships, strategies, activities, networks, and processes that encouraged the use of research for policymaking.

144 pages; 2016


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Report: Science of Morality Workshop
On June 15-16, 2009, the Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) convened a workshop on the science of morality. The two-day workshop was funded by an NSF grant to Dr. Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa, who co-chaired the workshop with Dr. Jan E. Stets, NSF Sociology Program Director. The workshop participants recommended ways to enhance and broaden the sociological study of morality, and to catalyze interdisciplinary examinations of this core human concern. Justice, debates over right and wrong actions, values, propriety, and deviance are concepts at the core of organized social life, and social scientists study these phenomena from multiple perspectives. Workshop participants represented a range of disciplines including religion, law, psychology, anthropology, economics, and sociology; this group of scholars brought both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological perspectives to the discussions.
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Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change
Climate change is one the defining issues of the 21st century. Sociologists have much to contribute to the global effort to understand the social dimensions of this phenomenon and to design strategies that can mitigate its effects. This report is based upon papers and deliberations at a two-day workshop conducted under the auspices of the Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation. It is produced by the American Sociological Association. It contains four sections: (1) Sociological Analysis of the Causes of Global Climate Change; (2) Sociological Perspectives on the Impacts of Global Climate Change; (3) Sociological Approaches to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; and (4) Recommendations for Advancing Sociological Research on Global Climate Change. The report is edited by Joane Nagel, Thomas Deitz, and Jeffrey Broadbent. It is 153 pages with full-color pictures and graphics and is useful for courses designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

The cost of the report is limited to postage and handling fees, significantly less than the cost of production.


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The Importance of Collecting Data and Doing Social Scientific Research on Race
Statement adopted by the elected Council of the American Sociological Association. The ASA statement highlights significant research findings on the role and consequences of race relations in social institutions such as schools, labor markets, neighborhoods, and health care scholarship that would not have been possible without data on racial categories. The report concludes that the failure to gather data on this socially significant category would preserve the status quo. This projected was supported by the Spivack Fund for Applied Social Research and Social Policy. 12 pages, March 2003. Available free online in PDF format.
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What Sociologists Know About the Acceptance and Diffusion of Innovation: The Case of Engineering Education (CD)
This report is an example of sociologists coming to the rescue of a science discipline. Engineering pedagogy faces mounting pressure to change in response to the national need for engineers who can compete in the global workforce and the need to increase the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the profession. In order to understand the social and human dynamics that facilitate and inhibit the diffusion and acceptance of new engineering curricula and pedagogy, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) called on the American Sociological Association to learn what sociologists know about the organizational contexts, the reward systems, and the networks that could increase the acceptance and diffusion of innovations in engineering education and to develop potential joint studies to address what is not known .

The report in CD format includes discussion topics, research designs and white papers by the following sociologists: Val Burris, University of Oregon; Jennifer Croissant, University of Arizona; Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology; Linda Grant, University of Georgia; Sandra Hanson, Catholic University; Laura Kramer, Montclair State University; Erin Leahey, University of Arizona; Cheryl Leggon, Georgia Institute of Technology; Peter Meiksins, Cleveland State University; Willie Pearson Jr., Georgia Institute of Technology; Stephen Plank, Johns Hopkins University; Gerhard Sonnert, Harvard University.
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Rose Monograph Series
Ambition and Attainment: A Study of Four Samples of American Boys
by Alan C. Kerckhoff, This volume reports the findings of a study of the process of intergenerational mobility. It is an attempt to examine the relevance to the attainment process of the following six factors: ability, opportunity, performance, sanctions, understanding, and ambition. The design started out with the large-scale view of the flow of individuals within a system of stratification and mobility and attempted to add more detail. Within the basic framework of knowledge of the pattern of intergenerational mobility, an attempt was made to look at various relevant factors as they influence the pathways from social origin to destination followed by young males during the pre-adult years. 106 pages, 1974
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Black and White Self-Esteem: The Urban School Child
by Morris Rosenberg and Roberta G. Simmons This study is based on interviews with a sample of children in an urban public school system. Rosenberg and Simmons carry out a study of self-esteem among black and white children in Baltimore during the spring of 1968. The investigation attempts to obtain a reasonably large and representative sample of a public school population and to measure self-esteem in a direct fashion. Their interest was not only in comparing the self-esteem of black and white children, but also in learning how certain aspects of their respective social environments would bear upon their self-attitudes and how children of each race would respond to these environmental influences. 160 pages, 1972
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Black Students in Protest: A Study of the Origins of the Black Student Movement
by Anthony M. Orum This monograph is a sociological rather than historical treatment of the role of black college students in the civil rights movement. The study strives to determine the characteristic motivation of the typical black student protestor as well as the social and economic conditions that provoked him or her to protest. 89 pages, 1972
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Continuity and Change: A Study of Two Ethnic Communities
by Rita J. Simon, 1978; paper.
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Different Worlds: A Sociological Study of Taste, Choice and Success in Art
Using a wealth of data collected in Israel, this study depicts a complete system in which art is created and evaluated--the scale of Israeli society allowing for a comprehensive and detailed description of all the agents involved in the production and consumption of modern art. The author analyzes the patterns of social relations and behavior created around two art worlds--the world of abstract avant-garde art and the world of traditional figurative painting. She argues that the two worlds differ radically both in terms of the factors that affect the formation of taste, the process of evaluation and the patterns of success in them and in the ways in which these factors exert their influence.
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Education, Employment, and Migration: Israel in Comparative Perspective (Cloth)
by Paul Ritterband, This volume is devoted to a discussion and analysis of student migration in the contemporary context, with particular reference to Israelis in the United States in the 1960s. Ritterband explores what happens to students from Israel that travel to the United States to study. He tracks to see whether, after completing their schooling, the students remain in the United States and work as immigrants, or if they return to Israel. 144 pages, 1978; cloth.
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Ethnic Stratification in Peninsular Malaysia
by Charles Hirschman, 1975. This study is an attempt to describe and explain the socioeconomic inequalities among the ethnic communities of Peninsular Malaysia. While there are significant socioeconomic and cultural differences between ethnic communities, there are also many similarities. All the peoples of Malaysia, no matter what their ethnic identity, share the basic needs and desire of mankind. Problems of poverty and economic hardship are the overriding concern of the majority of Malaysians of all communities. It is to be hoped that from a clearer understanding of both the differences and similarities, the problems of inequality both within and between ethnic communities may be solved. 115 pages, 1975
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From Student to Nurse: A Longitudinal Study of Socialization (Paper
by Ida Harper Simpson, In this study of student nurses at Duke University, Simpson challenges earlier research by demonstrating that a professional school does socialize its students. In addition, by constructing a model that brings together competing theories of socialization, she finds that socialization is not necessarily cumulative or unidirectional. Conceptualizations that focus on individual students, such as those emphasizing role modeling, student values, or peer relationships, obscure the most significant conditions and processes. The program of a school is fundamental structure of occupational socialization, and this structure, not its students, should be blamed for failures and praised for successes. 266 pages, 1979; cloth
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Interorganizational Activation in Urban Communities: Deductions from the Concept of System
by Herman Turk This monograph runs the full course from most abstract to the most concrete. Eliminating the non-essentials allows one to inquire whether and how much any contiguous set of social actors constitutes a system. This means asking to what degree the actors are linked to one another and how interrelated are the variables that describe their states in the aggregate. Posing these two questions is worthwhile in seeking a description of almost any concrete setting. In this work, Turk has incorporated both questions into a single proposition about modern urban life: that an empirical association exists between the availability of linkage among an aggregate of organizations as the actors, on the one hand, and the extent of positive relationship between the demand for their collective effort, and its subsequent interorganizational supply, on the other. 67 Pages, 1973
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Juvenile Delinquency and Its Origins
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Looking Ahead: Self-Conceptions, Race and Family as Determinants of Adolescent Orientation to Achievement
by Chad Gordon, 1972.by Chad Gordon Young, urban black youths’ self-hatred and feelings of incompetent dependence and their alienation from social institutions are commonly held to result from their life experiences and to prevent them from taking advantage of available opportunities. Gordon uses the simultaneous consideration of the mutual relations between four sets of variables to construct a theoretical model around this idea. They include basic social structural categories, immediate social arrangements, specific intervening factors, and hypothesized behavioral and attitudinal outcomes. In this monograph, multiple-control cross-tabulations will be presented in order to show graphically the nature of the complex relations. Then an attempt is made to employ the technique of path analysis, as the procedure most appropriate in discussing and portraying the mutual simultaneous relations among independent, intervening, and dependent variables. 120 pages, 1972
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Manufacturing Green Gold (Cloth)
by William H. Friedland, Amy E. Barton, and Robert J. Thomas, This monograph is concerned with the analysis of a specific production segment of the agricultural production system of the United States. It examines, in some detail, the ways in which social groups interact with one another in the making of a common food in American society; iceberg lettuce. The major questions informing the research, however, extend beyond the specific features of lettuce production. Rather the authors are interested more generally with the factors influencing the organization of industrial production. In particular, the authors seek answers to the questions, how are new methods of production formulated and what forces determine the acceptance or rejection of new technologies? The authors seek to answer these questions by focusing on a major agricultural industry currently moving in the direction of large-scale changes in work organization. This monograph is also directed toward contributing to the emergence of a sociology of agriculture and the belief that the analysis of concrete social systems requires some form of application. 159 pages, 1981; cloth.
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Manufacturing Green Gold (Paper)
by William H. Friedland, Amy E. Barton, and Robert J. Thomas, This monograph is concerned with the analysis of a specific production segment of the agricultural production system of the United States. It examines, in some detail, the ways in which social groups interact with one another in the making of a common food in American society; iceberg lettuce. The major questions informing the research, however, extend beyond the specific features of lettuce production. Rather the authors are interested more generally with the factors influencing the organization of industrial production. In particular, the authors seek answers to the questions, how are new methods of production formulated and what forces determine the acceptance or rejection of new technologies? The authors seek to answer these questions by focusing on a major agricultural industry currently moving in the direction of large-scale changes in work organization. This monograph is also directed toward contributing to the emergence of a sociology of agriculture and the belief that the analysis of concrete social systems requires some form of application. 159 pages, 1981; paper.
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Middle Start: An Experiment in the Educational Enrichment of Young Adolescents (Cloth)
by J. Milton Yinger, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Frank Laycock, and Stephen J. Cutler, Interested in both the structure of opportunity and the processes of socialization, the authors asked if an imaginative program to help educate and stimulate thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds could eliminate or reduce educational deficits resulting from economic deprivation and the community. In order to find this answer, the authors designed a field experiment in which they recognized the need for varied forms of intervention and for controlled observation, and analyzed its impact over a seven-year period. While the authors report in the role or research workers, it is clear that they have a strong interest in the program. 134 pages, 1977; cloth
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Middle Start: An Experiment in the Educational Enrichment of Young Adolescents (Paper)
by J. Milton Yinger, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Frank Laycock, and Stephen J. Cutler, Interested in both the structure of opportunity and the processes of socialization, the authors asked if an imaginative program to help educate and stimulate thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds could eliminate or reduce educational deficits resulting from economic deprivation and the community. In order to find this answer, the authors designed a field experiment in which they recognized the need for varied forms of intervention and for controlled observation, and analyzed its impact over a seven-year period. While the authors report in the role or research workers, it is clear that they have a strong interest in the program. 134 pages, 1977; paper
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Opening and Closing: Strategies of Information Adaptation in Society (Cloth)
by Orrin E. Klapp, This monograph views society according to a theory of opening and closing. In the last fifty years it has become plain that the concept of progress is biased in favor of opening. This book asserts that closing is as needed as opening, for creativity as well as for keeping what we have. Because of bias in the concept of progress, modern society has wandered in to a crisis of social noise and failure of resonance. Klapp interprets a variety of phenomena according to the theory that individuals and societies normally open and close to information and communication. 226 pages, 1978; cloth.
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Opening and Closing: Strategies of Information Adaptation in Society (Paper)
by Orrin E. Klapp, This monograph views society according to a theory of opening and closing. In the last fifty years it has become plain that the concept of progress is biased in favor of opening. This book asserts that closing is as needed as opening, for creativity as well as for keeping what we have. Because of bias in the concept of progress, modern society has wandered in to a crisis of social noise and failure of resonance. Klapp interprets a variety of phenomena according to the theory that individuals and societies normally open and close to information and communication. 226 pages, 1978; paper.
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Paradoxical Harvest (Cloth)
by Richard Adams, In this work, Adams explores the notion that human society can expand and become more complex only in some direct relationship to the amount of energy that it consumes. As an outgrowth of a more general inquiry into the relationship between energy and society, Adams explores the history of a complex society to see more precisely in what ways the amount of energy used affected the nature of the social structure. Adams chose to focus on British History from 1870-1914. 141 pages, 1982; cloth.
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Paradoxical Harvest (Paper)
by Richard Adams, In this work, Adams explores the notion that human society can expand and become more complex only in some direct relationship to the amount of energy that it consumes. As an outgrowth of a more general inquiry into the relationship between energy and society, Adams explores the history of a complex society to see more precisely in what ways the amount of energy used affected the nature of the social structure. Adams chose to focus on British History from 1870-1914. 141 pages, 1982; paper.
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Pathways in the Workplace: The Effects of Gender and Race on Access to Organizational Resources
Rationalistic theories of the workplace and the claims typically made by organizations stress that an individual's access to the resources and advantages of an organization are determined by his or her qualifications and contributions to the collective enterprise, and that the payoffs for effort are essentially the same for all doing similar work. However, as Jon Miller shows in this book, negotiating for workplace rewards is actually far more complicated than this model allows, and he demonstrates that access to networks of organizational communication is in fact fundamentally influenced by race and gender. Comparing patterns of access to informal colleague networks and relations to the decision-making apparatus for white and non-white men and women in American public service organizations, he shows that only white males experienced a fairly close correspondence between their bureaucratic 'investments' and their workplace rewards.
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Patterns of Contact with Relatives
by Sheila R. Klatzky This monograph researches the behavior toward kin in Western industrialized societies. It’s subject matter is confined to variation in the frequency with which male members of a national random sample contact their male relatives, including father, oldest brother, male cousin, brother-in-law, and maternal and paternal grandfathers and uncles. Explanatory variables are limited to distance, occupational status and mobility, religion, ethnicity, size of city, region, and the location and frequency of contacts with relatives other than the ones in question. 117 pages, 1972
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Patterns of Scientific Research: A Comparative Analysis of Research in Three Scientific Fields
by Lowell Hargens This is a study of differences between disciplines in scientific research. It attempts to outline some of the linkages between the social organization of a scientific field and the personal experiences at work of those who work in that field. It is an essay on the more general sociological question of the relationships between social structure and personal experience. The study focuses on the research activity and experience of samples of American academic scientists. 95 pages, 1975
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Protest and Participation: The New Working Class in Italy (Cloth)
by John R. Low-Beer 1982; cloth.
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Protest and Participation: The New Working Class in Italy (Paper)
by John R. Low-Beer 1982; paper.
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Religion and Fertility (Cloth)
by Joseph Chamie, This work is a critical investigation into the relationship between religious affiliation, on the one hand, and fertility, family size preferences, and family planning behavior, on the other. Many of the findings contradict previously accepted beliefs, such as the homogeneity of fertility behavior and attitudes among Arab Christians and Muslims. Dr. Chamie finds that religious fertility differentials cannot be explained simply by the socioeconomic characteristics of the religious groups. Nor do actual attitudes and behavior with respect to fertility and contraception correspond to doctrinal differences. One of the first empirical studies of the effects of religious affiliation on fertility and fertility control in the Middle East, Dr. Chamie’s volume is also on of the first multivariate statistical analyses of Middle Eastern survey data, making this an important comparative study. 150 pages, 1981; cloth.
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Religion and Fertility (Paper)
by Joseph Chamie, This work is a critical investigation into the relationship between religious affiliation, on the one hand, and fertility, family size preferences, and family planning behavior, on the other. Many of the findings contradict previously accepted beliefs, such as the homogeneity of fertility behavior and attitudes among Arab Christians and Muslims. Dr. Chamie finds that religious fertility differentials cannot be explained simply by the socioeconomic characteristics of the religious groups. Nor do actual attitudes and behavior with respect to fertility and contraception correspond to doctrinal differences. One of the first empirical studies of the effects of religious affiliation on fertility and fertility control in the Middle East, Dr. Chamie’s volume is also on of the first multivariate statistical analyses of Middle Eastern survey data, making this an important comparative study. 150 pages, 1981; paper.
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Sociological Explanation as Translation (Cloth)
by Stephen Turner, 1980; cloth
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Sociological Explanation as Translation (Paper)
by Stephen Turner, 1980; paper
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Tasks and Social Relationships in Classrooms (Paper)
by Stephen T. Bossert, This book concerns some of the consequences of classroom organization, particularly the analysis of structures that characterize differences between classrooms. Its major premise rests on the observation that the daily activities in which individuals engage play an important role in shaping the development of their social relationships. The research reported here examines the nature of classroom activities, particularly those elements that constitute differences in activity types, and the consequences of various classroom activity organizations for patterns of interaction that develop between teacher and pupil and among pupils. That is, it explores the linkages between classroom activity organizations and the social relationships that emerge within them. 119 pages, 1979; paper.
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The Greek Peasant
by Scott McNall, This study concerns the strategies of response and adaptation of Greek peasants subjected to major crises such as industrialization, emigration from the villages to Athens and abroad, political instability, military occupation, and war; both civil and international. The Monograph argues that the value system the Greeks have adopted historically, is essentially in conflict with the value system necessary for adaptation to a modern, bureaucratic, industrialized and democratic state. 112 pages, 1974
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The Methodology of Herbert Blumer
The Methodology of Herbert Blumer is a comprehensive critical account of the contributions of this important American sociologist to the methodology of social research. In a close reading of Blumer's texts, the author charts the development of Blumer's thinking, revealing a tension between an essentially realist ontology and Blumer's emphasis on the relationship of theory to methodology. The author describes Blumer's conception of methodology as a self-reflective exercise in which the principles of scientific inquiry are developed and criticized, and not merely as a matter of technique. Blumer's concentration on the integral unity of theory and method relates suggestively to current thinking about methodology, while his examinations of this theme in such areas as public opinion research and variable analysis provide provocative criticisms of many current research practices.
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Trafficking in Drug Users (Cloth)
by James R. Beniger, Control of illegal drug use and abuse requires an elaborate network of organizations and professions: medical, legal, political, educational, and welfare. This book explores the way in which these diverse sectors coordinate the control of deviance in a complex society and how they respond to a sudden widespread increase in deviance spanning many institutions and professional domains. 227 pages, 1983; cloth.
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Trafficking in Drug Users (Paper)
by James R. Beniger, Control of illegal drug use and abuse requires an elaborate network of organizations and professions: medical, legal, political, educational, and welfare. This book explores the way in which these diverse sectors coordinate the control of deviance in a complex society and how they respond to a sudden widespread increase in deviance spanning many institutions and professional domains. 227 pages, 1983; paper.
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Understanding Events: Affect and the Construction of Social Action (Cloth)
by David R. Heise, The theory presented in this book relates to common social actions. According to the theory, all events have an underlying basis in psychology of affect. In particular, people in such relationships theoretically act to maintain established feelings, and when an event occurs that strains these feelings, these individuals anticipate and implement new events to restore normal impressions. The goal of this work is to develop an interpretive sociology formulated with mathematical rigor, grounded in empirical procedures, and permitting complex and subtle analyses of social relationships. Topics covered include, affect control and situated action, affective reactions, event construction and retroduction, analyzing social processes, and social roles among others. 197 pages, 1979; cloth.
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Understanding Events: Affect and the Construction of Social Action (Paper)
by David R. Heise, The theory presented in this book relates to common social actions. According to the theory, all events have an underlying basis in psychology of affect. In particular, people in such relationships theoretically act to maintain established feelings, and when an event occurs that strains these feelings, these individuals anticipate and implement new events to restore normal impressions. The goal of this work is to develop an interpretive sociology formulated with mathematical rigor, grounded in empirical procedures, and permitting complex and subtle analyses of social relationships. Topics covered include, affect control and situated action, affective reactions, event construction and retroduction, analyzing social processes, and social roles among others. 197 pages, 1979; cloth.
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Social Policy Volumes
Climate Change and Society

This collection of essays summarizes existing approaches to understanding the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of climate change. From the factors that drive carbon emissions to those which influence societal responses to climate change, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of the social dimensions of climate change. An improved understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and society is essential for modifying ecologically harmful human behaviors and institutional practices, creating just and effective environmental policies, and developing a more sustainable future. Climate Change and Society provides a useful tool in efforts to integrate social science research, natural science research, and policy making regarding climate change and sustainability.

Produced by the American Sociological Association's Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, this book presents a challenging shift from the standard climate change discourse, and offers a valuable resource for students, scholars, and professionals involved in climate change research and policy.

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Issue Series: Hate Crime in America: What Do We Know?
By Abby L. Ferber, Ryken Grattet, and Valerie Jenness. The stream of violent incidents in the late 1990s has brought the issue of hate and hate-motivated behavior to the forefront of national concern and debate. As a nation, the U.S. is engaged in a controversial and ongoing legal and social experiment in which the criminal law is being invoked in an effort to combat attitudes and behaviors that have long been a part of our history, but have only recently been labeled "hate crime." 70 pp., 2000.
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Issue Series: How Neighborhoods Matter: The Value of Investing at the Local Level
By Robert J. Sampson, Gregory D. Squires, and Min Zhou. Neighborhoods matter above and beyond the individual attributes of their residents. Understanding neighborhood contexts and the pathways to healthy or unhealthy communities may suggest prevention strategies at a lower cost than traditional methods. How investments are made at the neighborhood level can affect how well children do in inner city areas; for example, education and neighborhood-based social organizations are important in combating adversarial conditions in immigrant communities. Racial segregation, concentrated poverty and sprawl are all pieces of the same process of uneven metropolitan development, and are often the outcome of a variety of institutional practices of the private housing industry, and public policy at all levels of government. 72 pp., 2001.
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Issue Series: The Immigration Experience for Families and Children
By Richard D. Alba, Douglas S. Massey, and Rubén G. Rumbaut. Immigration is a topic of enormous significance for the United States. Immigrants make up about one-fifth of the total U.S. national population, and if they formed a country, it would rank in the top ten percent in the world in population size—roughly the size of France or Italy. This volume highlights information on patterns of immigration to the U.S. in the 1990s, the causes and consequences of immigration, and the effects of current immigration policy. Other topics discussed include the settlement of immigration families in suburban areas, success and difficulties of immigrant children in schools, and patterns of English or native language use by immigrant families. 60 pp., 1999.
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Issue Series: Youth Violence: Children at Risk
By Delbert Elliott, John Hagan, and Joan McCord. No topic is of greater importance to the health and well being of our society than the presence of violence in our culture. Drawing upon social science research, this volume presents trends in youth violence, the causes of youth violence, and the lessons learned from intervention programs. Important information is provided on the factors that increase or reduce the risk of youth violence, and on ways to prevent or intervene when violence occurs. 62 pp., 1998.
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Issue Series: Welfare to Work: Opportunities and Pitfalls
By Kathryn Edin, Kathleen Mullan Harris, and Gary D. Sandefur. The welfare reform legislation of 1996 created wide interest in efforts to move families from welfare to work. This volume in the Series provides information on the prospects for employment opportunities and long-term transition of welfare recipients to jobs. With facts and not conjecture, it addresses the following questions: What to we know about the patterns of welfare to work? What are the realities of the labor market for welfare recipients? What is life like for families who leave welfare for work? What are the likely effects of welfare time limits? 52 pp., 1998.
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Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education through Department Change
This volume reports on an eight-year effort supported by the Ford Foundation to alter "business as usual" practices through systemic changes in academic departments. The work focused on five areas--curriculum, research training, mentoring, outreach, and pipeline--and identifies strategies that work appropriate to different institutions and circumstances. This 100-page report shows that intentional efforts matter for students of color and for all students. Quantitative and qualitative indicators are provided on the success and consequences of this initiative in eleven sociology departments. The goal of this effort was to develop and test a model that is transportable to all fields and across colleges and universities throughout the nation. 100 pages; August 2002.
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The Realities of Affirmative Action in Employment
By Barbara F. Reskin. A book that brings social and behavioral science knowledge to bear on issues of affirmative action is long overdue. Just a cursory reading of any newspaper or listening to radio or television commentary makes clear that this is a public policy topic more frequently charged with "heat" than"light." The Realities of Affirmative Action in Employment seeks to diffuse the rhetoric by adding the perspective of rigorous and systemic study. 122 pp., 1998.
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Teaching Techniques
Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom (Second Edition) (E-book)
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Edited by Peter Kaufman. This volume contains numerous short, reflective and illustrative essays that detail the implementation of critical pedagogy in the sociology classroom. There are two syllabi and a section with "Exercises, Assignments, and Projects." 223 pages, 2006.

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Passing On Sociology: The Teaching of a Discipline
By Charles Goldsmid and Everett K. Wilson. The definitive book about teaching sociology. Useful for current faculty, new teachers, and graduate students. Well documented with research, the book focuses on the goals of sociology courses, common instructional problems, and various pedagogies. Includes three course patterns, evaluations of teachers and students, and other key issues. 440 pp., 1980 by Wadsworth Publishing; reprinted by ASA in 1985. Stock#206.P85.

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Scaffolding for Student Success in Learning (E-book)
Edited by Bernadette E. Dietz and Lynn Harper Ritchey. This new publication contains sections on foundational ideas for undergraduate learning, active learning strategies, collaborative learning, and the use of instructional technologies. From teaching with case studies to incorporating service learning in sociology courses, this resource provides an introduction to the cutting edge of techniques for engaging undergraduate sociology students. 220 pages, 2008.
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