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May 15, 2012

2012 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is Now Online!

The preliminary program for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems is now available.  Please click here to review the program, make your travel arrangements, and pre-register for the conference.  We hope you will be able to join us from August 16-18 at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colorado.  President Wendy Simonds and her Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions that focus on the crucial part of what initially brought the SSSP into existence in 1951: the art of activism. We hope to encourage shared work that explores the creative spirit in activism as well as the sociopolitical power of art.

05/15/2012, 11:18 AM


May 02, 2012

Congratulations to the 2011 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists!

Congratulations to the 2011 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists! The committee reviewed more than 80 nominated books to select the seven finalists.

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.

The committee will select the final winner prior to the Annual Meeting and announce the winner at the awards banquet in Denver. All books will be recognized in the 2012 Annual Conference program and at the banquet. Click here for the full list of the 2011 finalists.

05/02/2012, 11:23 AM