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Archives - May 2018
May 31, 2018
Call for Resolutions Deadline is Fast Approaching – June 1
Urgent Reminder: June 1 is the deadline for the Call for Resolutions. For more detailed information on the resolutions process, visit: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/726/Call_for_Resolutions/.
05/31/2018, 10:08 AM
May 29, 2018
Reminder: All Program Participants Must Register by June 1
June 1 is the deadline for Program Participants to register for the SSSP Annual Meeting! Register here: https://www.sssp1.org/2018_Annual_Meeting_Registration.
05/29/2018, 10:02 AM
May 24, 2018
Sign-up for the 2018 Meeting Mentor Program - Deadline June 30
The SSSP Meeting Mentor Program is designed to facilitate interaction between new members or graduate students and meeting veterans at the Annual Meeting. Mentors provide valuable knowledge about the SSSP and Annual Meeting activities as well as insight into their own experiences as scholar activists. To serve as a mentor or to be matched with a mentee, visit:
05/24/2018, 09:14 AM
May 22, 2018
Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2019 General Election
Nominations remain open for candidates to run in the SSSP 2019 General Election (deadline 6/15). For more information, visit:
05/22/2018, 09:32 AM
May 17, 2018
May issue of Social Problems is now available
The May issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members at https://www.sssp1.org/ or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using your e-mail and password. If you have forgotten your password, you may enter your e-mail address below the log-in area, and your password will be e-mailed to you. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, you will need to log in using the address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Marisa Stone, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
05/17/2018, 10:38 AM
May 15, 2018
The Preliminary Program is Now Available!
The preliminary program for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems is now available. Please visithttps://www.sssp1.org/2018_Preliminary_Program/ to review the program, register for the conference, and make your travel arrangements. We look forward to seeing you August 10-12 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Luis A. Fernandez and his Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: Abolitionist Approaches to Social Problems. It is their sincere hope that you will join them in Philadelphia, a city steeped in an abolitionist tradition, to discuss the possibilities of developing and implementing strategies to eradicate all forms of subjugation in the world.
05/15/2018, 11:20 AM
May 10, 2018
The Benefits of SSSP Membership
Membership has its benefits! Perhaps no other professional organization is as committed to tackling contemporary social problems and redefining historical social facts as the SSSP. Our community of activist scholars places a priority on supporting not only emerging scholarship, but on supporting graduate students and junior scholars. For many respected senior scholars, SSSP was the first organization that actively supported their work by inviting them into a dynamic community of individuals dedicated to activist scholarship. Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research. Through our annual meetings and our highly-regarded journal, Social Problems, SSSP has shared new knowledge and developed a myriad of working partnerships and professional friendships for over 60 years. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member today! https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/253/Membership/#benefits
05/10/2018, 09:47 AM
May 09, 2018
Call for Resolutions Deadline – June 1, 2018
Resolutions submitted should contain a concise position statement concerning a social problem of urgent concern. In most cases, the resolution should include some sort of call for viable action on the part of the SSSP. This typically has involved a letter from the Board directed to some public entity expressing concern, support, or protest. Feel free, however, to propose other forms of appropriate action. Also, the appropriate contact information must be submitted along with the resolution. If the resolution is in support of or in opposition to a piece of legislation, a copy of the legislation or a place where members can access it must be provided.
Please click on the following link for examples, including the format we would like you to use: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/pageid/1993/.
05/09/2018, 09:41 AM
May 04, 2018
Social Problems Editorial Office Moved to the University of Cincinnati
The editorial office of Social Problems moved to the University of Cincinnati on May 1, 2018. As of this date, all new submissions and all revised submissions will be the responsibility of Dr. Annulla Linders and Dr. Earl Wright II and their editorial team.
Manuscripts will still be submitted via Manuscript Central:
Please join us in thanking Dr. Pamela Anne Quiroz for her leadership and dedication during the past four years as Editor of Social Problems, email@example.com, and welcoming Dr. Linders and Dr. Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org.
05/04/2018, 08:47 AM
May 03, 2018
2017 C. Wright Mills Finalists
The 2017 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected.
The committee reviewed 102 nominated books to select the five finalists. The committee will select the winner prior to the Annual Meeting and announce the winner at the Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia, PA. All finalists’ books will be recognized in the 2018 Annual Meeting 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
To view the list of finalists, visit:
05/03/2018, 09:24 AM
May 01, 2018
Add Another Division
For only $10 each, members may add additional divisions. Divisional business meetings are scheduled during the 2018 SSSP Annual Meeting as well as an enjoyable Division-Sponsored Reception. For a list and explanations of the 22 SSSP Divisions, visit https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/21/Divisions/. To add a division, login at https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/410/locationSectionId/0/Member_Login. The “Purchase a Division” link is under the “Basic Membership Information” section.
05/01/2018, 09:55 AM
- Questions You May Have About the SSSP Annual Meeting
- Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards
- February issue of Social Problems is now available
- Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting
- Thank You, SSSP 2018 Contributors!
- Renew Your Membership
- Resolution Letter: Disarming Campus Police
- Your Donation is Tax Deductible
- Submit a paper for the SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting–Deadline 1/31/19
- SSSP Member News – Share Your Accomplishments
- Make your Hotel Reservation for the 2019 Annual Meeting
- 2018 C. Wright Mills Award
- End of the Year Reminders
- About the SSSP Annual Meetings
- About SSSP Awards/Fellowship/Scholarship
- Social Problems’ Social Media Presence
- SSSP Listserv
- Take Action! Letter to President Trump concerning Border Troop Deployment
- General Election Ballot
- In Pursuit of Social Justice