Latest SSSP News
May 15, 2013
The Preliminary Program is now available online!
The preliminary program for the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems is now available!
President R. A. Dello Buono and his Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions on the theme: Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism. As a collective project of scholar-activists, the SSSP is all about making real social change happen. In New York City, we invite participants to challenge established views and contemplate the limits of existing approaches to social problems, including those of social constructionism. We call on progressive analysts and social practitioners alike to join us at the Annual Meeting to collectively re-imagine social problems in a space where you can "say it out loud."
Please click below to review the program, make your travel arrangements, and pre-register for the conference. We look forward to seeing you from August 9-11 at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York, New York.
05/15/13, 12:40 PM
May 10, 2013
Announcing the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists
The 2012-13 C. Wright Mills Award Committee is pleased to announce the 5 finalists for the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award. The finalists are:
David Cunningham, Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan, Oxford University Press
Cybelle Fox, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal, Princeton University Press
Matthew W. Hughey, White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race, Stanford University Press
Alondra Nelson, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, University of Minnesota Press
Susan Crawford Sullivan, Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty, University of Chicago Press
The committee reviewed 67 nominated books to select the five finalists. The committee will select the final winner prior to the Annual Meeting and announce the winner at the awards ceremony in New York, NY. All finalists’ books will be recognized in the 2013 Annual Conference program and at the ceremony.
To an outstanding degree, each of the finalists met the criteria for the award:
- Critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance.
- Brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective.
- Advances social scientific understanding of the topic.
- Displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation.
- Evinces quality in style of writing.
- Explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action.
Click here for the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists webpage.
05/10/13, 12:59 PM
May 01, 2013
Social Problems 60.2 is now available online
Social Problems 60.2 is now available online!
Click here to access the latest issue.
Table of Contents
Counting Care Work: The Empirical and Policy Applications of Care Theory
Mignon Duffy, Randy Albelda, and Clare Hammonds
Glass Cliffs and Organizational Saviors: Barriers to Minority Leadership in Work Organizations?
Alison Cook and Christy Glass
A Test of the Temperance Hypothesis: Class, Religiosity, and Tolerance of Prostitution
Liqun Cao and Edward R. Maguire
Limited Engagements? Women's and Men's Work/Volunteer Time in the Encore Life Course Stage
Phyllis Moen and Sarah Flood
A Mark of Disgrace or a Badge of Honor?: Subjective Status among Former Inmates
Jason Schnittker and Valerio Bacak
Broad Reciprocity, Elderly Poverty, and the Retiree/Nonretiree Cleavage in the Demand for Public Retirement Income
Juan J. Fernández
05/01/13, 03:21 PM
April 29, 2013
2014 General Election - Nominations are open!
Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2014 General Election. We will be electing a President-Elect, a Vice-President Elect, regular and student members of the Board of Directors, members of the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, Committee on Committees, Editorial and Publications Committee, and the Membership and Outreach Committee. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form.
Nominations should include a brief description of the nominee's SSSP involvement and other relevant experiences. The Nominations Committee will meet at the Annual Meeting in New York City, NY. All nominations should be submitted prior to Saturday, June 15. The Board of Directors will approve the slate of candidates for the 2014 General Election on August 11. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Monnat, Chair of the Special Problems Division, directly, at Shannon.Monnat@unlv.edu.
04/29/13, 02:35 PM
Congratulations to the 2013 General Election Winners!
Congratulations to the 2013 General Election Winners!
We were very fortunate to have a strong list of candidates for the 2013 General Election and would like to thank everyone who agreed to stand for this important annual election. Click here to see the results of the 2013 General Election.
04/29/13, 10:42 AM
April 23, 2013
NYC Walking Tours - SOLD OUT!
This year's walking tours have SOLD OUT!
However, there's still plenty to do and see in NYC for the 2013 Annual Meeting. Check out our Welcome to New York City guides:
04/23/13, 05:33 PM
NYC Walking Tours - Just a Few Tickets Remain!
There are very few tickets left for each of this year's walking tours that have been exclusively set up for the SSSP by the award-winning organization "Big Onion-NYC." If you are presently considering taking one of these two optional tours, you need to act now!
***** The Gay and Lesbian History: Before Stonewall Tour features many facets of lesbian and gay history in Greenwich Village.*****
*****The Historic Harlem Tour explores Harlem's development from a Dutch village to the "Capital of Black America" by the 1920s. *****
To secure your place, be sure to click on the walking tours option when you register for the annual meeting. To register, click here:
04/23/13, 11:02 AM
- The Preliminary Program is now available online!
- Announcing the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists
- Social Problems 60.2 is now available online
- 2014 General Election - Nominations are open!
- Congratulations to the 2013 General Election Winners!
- NYC Walking Tours - SOLD OUT!
- NYC Walking Tours - Just a Few Tickets Remain!
- 2013 Annual Meeting Registration and Hotel Reservations
- Nomination Deadline Approaching - 2013 Joseph B. Gittler Award
- Nomination Deadline Approaching - 2013 Lee Founders Award
- Nomination Deadline Approaching - 2013 Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award
- Condelences: Dr. Herbert A. Aurbach
- Social Problems Forum Winter 2013 Newsletter now available!
- Social Problems 60.1 is now available online
- Deadlines Approaching!
- Announcing the SSSP Listserv
- Upcoming SSSP Deadlines
- Social Problems Forum Fall Newsletter is now available!
- The Call for Papers for the 2013 Annual Meeting is now available!
- 2013 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards