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Announcing the 2016 Annual Meeting
February 12, 2016


Update:

The contents of the 2016 NCSA meeting are now available.
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The information for the 2016 annual meeting in Winston-Salem is contained in the current Bulletin, the NCSA newsletter.  It can be found on the link below:




Procedures to Join NCSA and to Register for the Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem, to be hosted by Wake Forest University at the Innovation Quarter Located in Downtown Winston-Salem on Friday, February 12, 2016 


    Rather than to continue our old registration and membership application forms, NCSA will now process all applications, registrations and donations electronically by using PayPal software.  You do not have to have a PayPal account to use the forms.  You can pay with a credit card, for example. 

    Please choose from the below pull down menu options to choose from the following NCSA membership and registration fee schedule.  To join the NCSA listserv (to receive the bulletin newsletter and other announcements) please send a request with your name, institution and email address to <davisonb@appstate.edu>. 

    Here are the options you will be able to choose from when you click on the link to register:

  • Student Membership, Annual Meeting and Lunch - $20
  • Student Membership and Annual Meeting (No Lunch) - $10
  • Professional Membership, Annual Meeting and Lunch - $45
  • Professional Membership and Annual Meeting (No Lunch) - $35
  • Professional Membership - $15
  • Student Membership - $5

Click Here to Register or Join NCSA


    Please contribute to the Himes Award, which is  named after our founder, Joe Himes.  This award and stipend goes to students who have contributed papers which advance sociology.  The rules for the papers can be found at http://www.ncsociology.org/new/award2.htm or click here.

    The North Carolina Sociological Association is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  Donations (Himes Fund or Other) may be tax deductible.  Check with your tax preparer for details.  PayPal will send you a receipt for tax purposes.

    We have suggested a modest $5 contribution when you attend the annual meeting.

  
    You will then get a "Donate" button on your screen.  Click on the donate button and an enlarged page will appear. 


Please direct any questions to Beth Davison - NCSA treasurer - davisonb@appstate.edu


Position Announcement: Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University

Full-time one-year teaching professor wanted by the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University.  The position is a one-year, fall 2016 and spring 2017, non-renewal appointment, carrying a 3/3 teaching load, doing introductory courses.  Candidates should submit a statement of interest, provide student evaluations, an intro syllabus, and names with contact details for three references.  Evaluations of applications will begin on February 5 and continue until the position is filled.  Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  Wake Forest University is a highly ranked national university in the vibrant community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Department, Joseph A. Soares, at soaresja@wfu.edu



Other News of Interest to Sociologists

It is commonly thought that more poor people live in cities than in the suburbs, which are said to be relatively rich. By 1999, however, poverty was about equally balanced between the city and the suburbs. Since then the trend has continued and there are now more poor in the suburbs than in the cities of the United States. By 2010 the gap is even wider.
 
  • The link to the full report by the Brookings researchers can be found at: http://www.npr.org/documents/2006/dec/suburban_poverty.pdf link

Suburbanization is sometimes accused to forcing people into isolation and loneliness.  But using national data, Economist Jan Brueckner has found the opposite. 

  • The link to the Brueckner video is: http://www.uci.edu/experts/video_news.php?src=brueckner&format=mov&res=highlink 


The January 12, 2015 issue of The New Yorker has an interesting article on Howie--"Only my mother ever called me Howard"--Becker. Now 86, he is living in Paris. The article gives an interesting interpretation of his importance to American sociology since become famous for the book The Outsiders. He reminds us that on a stage, everyone is there for a reason. You can probably read this article by signing up for a free trial.




Our video on Max Weber is once again available, thanks to Seth Allen who uploaded it for us.


 

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The North Carolina Sociological Association is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  Donations (Himes Fund or Other) may be tax deductible.  Check with your tax preparer for details.

Updated January 14, 2016

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