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
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.
choose from the below pull down menu options
to choose from the following NCSA membership
and registration fee schedule. After you
process your PayPal payment, you will be
directed to a form to fill out your name and
school affiliation. See the second link
in order to donate to the Himes fund.
are the options you will be able to choose
from when you click on the link to register:
Annual Meeting and Lunch - $20
and Annual Meeting (No Lunch) - $10
Membership, Annual Meeting and Lunch - $45
Membership and Annual Meeting (No Lunch) -
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
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
You will then get a
"Donate" button on your screen. Click on
the donate button and an enlarged page will
Please direct any questions to
Beth Davison - NCSA treasurer -
Other News of Interest to
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
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
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.
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.