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Dick and Jane Go to the Homeless Shelter

The theme of this year’s ASA conference was “Hard Times,” specifically, the brutal inequalities that have resulted from the restructuring of power and economy in America. 667 more words


Listen to C. Wright Mills' resonant voice: "You must not expect me to provide A Balanced View. I am not a sociological book-keeper...

“You must not expect me to provide A Balanced View. I am not a sociological book-keeper. Moreover, “balanced views” are now usually surface views which rest upon the homogeneous absence of imagination and the passive avoidance of reflection. 104 more words

Hard times in San Francisco

As a friend noted last week, the presence of sociologists from all over the world descending upon San Francisco to hang out in the Hilton and discuss the conference theme of “Hard Times” while the homeless begged outside helped put things in perspective. 448 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer

Hard Times

The core issue addressed at this year’s American Sociological Association’s annual meeting is economic injustice. To be clear, the conference is not simply addressing the demographics of inequality, but rather the profound hurt such inequality brings to our lives. 37 more words

Tedrowe Bonner

On the ASA's: Thousands to Help Millions

Marvelous alchemy takes place when large groups of people come together because of a specific focus they all share — be it a profession, an interest, or a hobby. 365 more words

Tedrowe Bonner

DCSS Reporters

We wanted to take some time to give a shout out to some of our PhD students in this post.

The District of Columbia Sociological Society… 116 more words