SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM


Session 073: Theorizing the Social in Social Problems
Room: Hudson Suite

Sponsor: Social Problems Theory

Organizer &

Presider: Arthur McLuhan, York University


“Culture and Meaning-Making in the World-System: An Agenda for Theorizing Global Social Problems,” Jason C. Mueller and Steven E. Schmidt, University of California, Irvine

“Theorizing the ‘Social’ in Sustainability Initiatives: A Theoretical Evaluation Using a Case Study of Post-disaster Initiatives following Hurricane Harvey,” Amber M. Salamanca-Blazek, Texas A&M University

“Contrasting Georg Simmel’s and W.E.B. Du Bois’ Sociological Thinking through the Case of Zionism,” Ran Keren, Northeastern University

“Back to the Future-role Strain and the Rediscovery of ‘The Social’ in Social Problems: Reflections on the Case of Contingent Faculty,” Jill Niebrugge Brantley and Patricia Lengermann, The George Washington University

“Stigmatized Grief: Identity Repair among Families and Close Adult Peers Who Have Lost a Loved to a Drug Overdose,” Joshua Stout and Benjamin Fleury-Steiner, University of Delaware