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New edition and publisher for Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader
Great news! Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader by Stombler et al. has a new home at W.W. Norton! For details about the forthcoming 4th edition, please contact your local Norton representative or Mindy Stombler at .
Free Book of Cartoons for Sociology Instructors
From January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, there will be a free on-line book of cartoons available for Sociology instructors. It is being published by the South Dakota State University Rural Life and Census Data Center. To access the book, go to: http://www.sdstate.edu/soc/rlcdc/i-o/dept_pub.cfm, then click on "A Sociologist's Book of Cartoons." Be aware more cartoons will be added to the book as they become available.
Integrated Health Interview Series: free dataset
The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS, at www.ihis.us) provides free online access to over 12,000 variables covering health status and conditions, health behaviors, health care, and health disparities for the U.S. noninstitutionalized civilian population between 1963 and the present. IHIS offers consistently-coded variables with extensive on-line documentation, and is based on the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, the leading source of information on the health of the U.S. population. Researchers and students can analyze IHIS data using an online tabulator or create a customized data file with the years and variables they need, for analysis using a statistical package. IHIS is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and is created by researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Gender & Society: Thematic Sections Project
Gender & Society, the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, is looking to reach broader audiences with its work. The editorial office is in the process of organizing the content of our journal articles into searchable clusters, offering scholars the opportunity to access Gender & Society articles by theme. We are looking for individuals to help us organize and catalog previously published articles in Gender & Society into these themes and topics. These themes may include but are not limited to:
- Activism and Social Movements
- Class Inequality and Discrimination
- Division of Household Labor
- Feminist Identity
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
- Gender and Migration
- Gender and Work
- Gendered Bodies
- Health and Carework
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Media Representations
- Politics and Gender
- Race, Gender, and Class
- Reproductive Technology
- Religion and Gender
- Sexual Harassment
- Welfare Reform
- Gender & Policy
Individuals who organize a thematic section for this project will receive recognition on the website and will be able to credit themselves as a webpage organizer on their C.V. If you are interested in organizing a section based upon the topics above or would like to organize a topic not mentioned in this call, please contact both Marni Brown at and RJ Barrios at . In your response, please include your name, contact information, and the academic area you would like to organize for Gender & Society in the Classroom.