Opening Plenary

Beyond the Battle of Seattle

Fri Aug 19
07:00 pm-09:00 pm PT
Panelists
Walden Bello
University of Philippines, Diliman
Amy Goodman
Democracy Now
Kshama Sawant
Seattle City Council
Description (show)

In November 1999, the city of Seattle was the site of massive protests against the World Trade Organization, during its meeting there, an event that became known as the "Battle of Seattle." More recently, Seattle has emerged as one of the nation's most dynamic cities, and one that is unusually progressive. The city's voters elected an avowed Socialist to its City Council and led the nation in the "Fight for 15," an effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Panelists will reflect on the Battle of Seattle and its legacy, as well as on recent developments in the city.

Organizer & Presider
Ruth Milkman
CUNY Graduate Center
Panelists
Walden Bello
University of Philippines, Diliman
Amy Goodman
Democracy Now
Kshama Sawant
Seattle City Council
Plenary Session

Protesting Racism

Sat Aug 20
12:30 pm-02:10 pm PT
Panelists
Charlene Carruthers
Black Youth Project 100
Kimberlé Crenshaw
Columbia University
Mariame Kaba
Project NIA
Description (show)

The Black Lives Matter movement swept the United States in the past few years, raising public awareness of police brutality and racism to unprecedented levels. Panelists, who include prominent leaders of this movement, will discuss the dynamics of this new social movement as well as the issues that led to its emergence and growth.

Organizer
Ruth Milkman
CUNY Graduate Center
Presider
Aldon D. Morris
Northwestern University
Panelists
Charlene Carruthers
Black Youth Project 100
Kimberle Crenshaw
Columbia University
Mariame Kaba
Project NIA
Plenary Session

A New Cycle of Protest? Occupy Wall Street and Beyond

Sat Aug 20
08:00 pm-09:30 pm PT
Panelists
Frances F. Piven
City University of New York
Sarah Jaffe
The Nation
Paul Mason
British Broadcasting Corporation
Description (show)

Five years ago, a new wave of social movements emerged in the United States and worldwide, beginning with the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York City and then spread across the nation and the globe. This in turn gave rise to a variety of other social movements, from Black Lives Matter, to the Fight for 15, and more. Panelists will discuss this new cycle of protest, its impact and its future prospects.

Organizer & Presider
Ruth Milkman
CUNY Graduate Center
Panelists
Sarah Jaffe
Dissent Magazine
Paul Mason
British Broadcasting Corporation
Frances Fox Piven
City University of New York
 

ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address

Sun Aug 21
04:30 pm-06:10 pm PT
Panelists
Ruth Milkman
CUNY Graduate Center
Description (show)

The Presidential Plenary featuring the formal address of ASA Ruth Milkman will be held on Sunday, August 21, at 4:30p.m. The Awards Ceremony, conferring the 2016 major awards, will open this session. All registrants are invited to attend this plenary session and the Honorary Reception afterwards to honor President Ruth Milkman and the award recipients

Organizer
Ruth Milkman
CUNY Graduate Center
Presider
Barbara Jane Risman
University of Illinois-Chicago
Plenary Session

The 21st Century U.S. Labor Movement

Mon Aug 22
12:30 pm-02:10 pm PT
Panelists
Stephen Lerner
Georgetown University
David Rolf
Service Employees International Union
Ai-Jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Erica Smiley
Jobs with Justice
Description (show)

This panel will feature prominent labor leaders from traditional unions as well as independent organizers and leaders of labor-oriented community-based organizations. They will be asked to speak on the multiple challenges facing organized labor in the United States and the prospects for the future, with particular attention to campaigns to increase the minimum wage and to organize low-wage workers. Another focus will be the status of recent alliances between mainstream labor unions on the one hand, and worker centers and community-based organizations on the other.

Organizer & Presider
Ruth Milkman
CUNY Graduate Center
Panelists
Stephen Lerner
Georgetown University
Ai-Jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance
David Rolf
Service Employees International Union
Erica Smiley
Jobs with Justice

2015 Annual Meeting, August 22nd - 25th

Sexualities in the Social World | Chicago, IL
Abortion in America: A Discussion with the Only Doctor Providing Abortions in Mississippi and Three Sociologists
01:53:44
Abortion in America: A Discussion with the Only Doctor Providing Abortions in Mississippi and Three Sociologists

Speaking: Willie Parker M.D, S. Philip Morgan, Zakiya Luna, Sarah K. Cowan

The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage: Public Opinion and the Courts
01:37:50
The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage: Public Opinion and the Courts

Speaking: Gregory B. Lewis, Brian Powell, Michael C. Dorf, Katrina Kimport

Modern Romance: Dating, Mating, and Marriage
01:36:05
Modern Romance: Dating, Mating, and Marriage

Speaking: Aziz Ansari, Helen Fisher, Christian Rudder, Eli Finkel

ASA Awards Ceremony & Presidential Address
01:24:55
The Rise of Nonmarital Births
01:28:31
The Rise of Nonmarital Births

Speaking: Larry Wu, Andrew Cherlin, Marcia Carlson

2014 Annual Meeting, August 16th - 19th

Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals | San Francisco, CA
Plenary Session. Social Class in Daily Life
01:41:05
Plenary Session. Social Class in Daily Life

Speaking: William J. Wilson, Linda M. Burton, Eric Klinenberg, Jay MacLeod

Opening Plenary Session. Hard Times: The Concentrations of Income and Wealth
01:54:33
Opening Plenary Session. Hard Times: The Concentrations of Income and Wealth

Speaking: Thomas A. DiPrete, Leslie McCall, Melvin L. Oliver, Thomas M. Shapiro, Emmanuel Saez

Plenary Session. The Impact of Inequality
01:01:32
Plenary Session. An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell
01:17:09

2013 Annual Meeting, August 9th - 12th

Interrogating Inequality: Linking Micro and Macro | New York, NY
Opening Plenary Session. Inequality and Contemporary Social Protest
02:00:44
Opening Plenary Session. Inequality and Contemporary Social Protest

Speaking: Barbara Ehrenreich, Theda Skocpol

Plenary Session. Micro Processes as Mechanisms of Inequality
01:42:12
Plenary Session. Micro Processes as Mechanisms of Inequality

Speaking: Jane D. McLeod, Annette Lareau, Shelley J. Correll, Lawrence D. Bobo

Plenary Session. How is Inequality in the United States Changing?
01:40:28
Plenary Session. How is Inequality in the United States Changing?

Speaking: Robert Mare, Tomas R. Jimenez, Paula England, David B. Grusky

2012 Annual Meeting, August 16th - 20th

Real Utopias: Emancipatory Projects, Institutional Designs, Possible Futures | Denver, CO
Opening Plenary Session. Equality
02:05:23
Opening Plenary Session. Equality

Speaking: Philippe van Parijs, Judith Lorber, Kimberlé Crenshaw

Plenary Session. Democracy
01:40:37
Plenary Session. Democracy

Speaking: Robert W. McChesney, Hilary Wainwright, Bruce Ackerman

Plenary Session. Sustainability
01:36:34
Plenary Session. Sustainability

Speaking: Paul Ehrlich, Tim Jackson, Harriet Friedmann

2011 Annual Meeting, August 20th - 23rd

Social Conflict: Multiple Dimensions and Arenas | Las Vegas, NV
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2011)
01:32:52
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2011)

Speaking: Randall Collins, David A. Snow

Fifty Years of Advances in Social and Movement Research
01:39:47
Fifty Years of Advances in Social and Movement Research

Speaking: Douglas McAdam, David A. Snow, Erica M. Summers-Effler, Mayner N. Zald

The Changing Landscape of Sexual Politics in the Age of Obama
01:13:56
The Changing Landscape of Sexual Politics in the Age of Obama

Speaking: Roger Lancaster, Rosalind Petchesky, Mignon R. Moore, Elizabeth Bernstein

2010 Annual Meeting, August 13th - 16th

Toward a Sociology of Citizenship | Atlanta, GA
The Global Financial Crisis: Passengers to New Policies and a New Economic Citizenship?
01:52:14
The Global Financial Crisis: Passengers to New Policies and a New Economic Citizenship?

Speaking: James K. Galbraight, Miguel Centeno, David Harvey, Clarence Y.H. Lo, Frances F. Piven, Fred Block, Michael Schwartz, Evelyn Nakano Glenn

T.H. Marshall's Citizenship and Social Class: A 60th Anniversary Retrospective
01:38:13
T.H. Marshall's Citizenship and Social Class: A 60th Anniversary Retrospective

Speaking: Chad Alan Goldberg, Martin Bulmer, Margaret R. Somers, Yasemin Soysal

ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2010)
02:03:00
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2010)

Speaking: Philip Kasinitz, Keith Roberts, Jan Fritz, John Mollenkopf, Mary Waters, Alejandro Portes, Jennifer Holdaway, Ross Koeppel, Sebastiao Salgado, Marc Schneiberg, John Logan, Griselda Cristina Mora, Harriet Presser, Delores Aldridge, Doris Wilkinson, Evelyn Nakano Glenn

2009 Annual Meeting, August 7th - 10th

The New Politics of Community | San Francisco, CA
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2009)
02:00:15
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2009)

Speaking: Sheldon Stryker, Carla B. Howery, Margaret Andersen, Patricia Hill Collins, Steve Epstein, S. M. (Mike) Miller, Barbara Ehrenreich, Claire L. Decoteau, Cecilia Ridgeway, Jack Levin, Aldon D. Morris, Marc Schneiberg

Bringing Communities Back In: Setting A New Policy Agenda
01:41:58
Bringing Communities Back In: Setting A New Policy Agenda

Speaking: Steven L. Gortmaker, Robert J. Sampson, Bernice A. Pescosolido, Patricia Hill Collins

Why Obama Won (and What That Says About Democracy and Change in America)
01:33:00
Why Obama Won (and What That Says About Democracy and Change in America)

Speaking: Peter Levine, Melissa V. Harris-Lacewell, Lawrence D. Bobo, Jose Z. Calderon, Patricia Hill Collins

2008 Annual Meeting, July 31st - August 3rd

Worlds of Work | Boston, MA
Globalization and Work: Challenges and Responsibilities
01:39:19
Globalization and Work: Challenges and Responsibilities

Speaking: Erik O. Wright, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Michael J. Piore, Arne L. Kalleberg

Reinventing the American Dream
01:28:20
Reinventing the American Dream

Speaking: Donna Shalala, Bob Kuttner, Christopher Jencks, Arne L. Kalleberg

ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2008)
01:43:50
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2008)

Speaking: Elizabeth Grauerholz, John McKinlay, Robert C. Smith, Barbara F. Reskin, Arne L. Kalleberg, Michael Apted, David R. Segal, Michele Lamont, Helen Marrow, Arlie Hochschild, Cora B. Marrett, Douglas McAdam

Barriers and Bridges: A Dialogue on U.S. - Mexico Immigration
01:28:37
Barriers and Bridges: A Dialogue on U.S. - Mexico Immigration

Speaking: Jorge G. Castaneda, Douglas S. Massey, Julia Preston, Arne L. Kalleberg

2007 Annual Meeting, August 10th - 13th

Is Another World Possible? Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Politics | New York, NY
Competing Paths to Another World: Strategies and Visions
01:39:50
Competing Paths to Another World: Strategies and Visions

Speaking: Naomi Klein, Jomo KS, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Fred Block

The Erosion and Rebirth of American Democracy
01:25:25
The Erosion and Rebirth of American Democracy

Speaking: Patricia J. Williams, Medea Benjamin, Joel Rogers, Frances F. Piven, Magali Sarfatti-Larson

The Future of American Politics
01:20:55
The Future of American Politics

Speaking: Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Barbara Ehrenreich, Peter Dreier, Frances F. Piven

Popular Culture as Propaganda and Critique
01:34:16
Popular Culture as Propaganda and Critique

Speaking: Byron Hurt, Jeff Chang, Daphne Brooks, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Herman S. Gray, S. Craig Watkins, Bonnie T. Dill

2006 Annual Meeting, August 10th - 14th

Great Divides, Transgressing Boundaries | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Social Science and Human Rights
00:57:34
Social Science and Human Rights

Speaking: Pierre Sane, Valentine M. Moghadam, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein

ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2006)
01:56:37
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2006)

Speaking: Kathleen McKinney, Arthur Shostak, Edward Telles, Herbert Gans, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Diane Vaughan, Rutledge M. Dennis, Nan Lin, Amy Hanser, Jason Beckfield, Margaret Andersen, Lynn Smith-Lovin

2005 Annual Meeting, August 12th - 15th

Comparative Perspectives, Competing Explanations: Accounting for the Rising and Declining Significance of Sociology | Philadelphia, PA
Social Implications and Aftermath of the Tsunami
01:26:03
Social Implications and Aftermath of the Tsunami

Speaking: Imam Budi Prasodjo, Carol Bellamy, Kai Erikson, Troy Duster

Comparative Perspectives on the Rightward Turn in US Politics
01:46:14
Comparative Perspectives on the Rightward Turn in US Politics

Speaking: Thomas Frank, Gerald Torres, Lani Guinier, Dan T. Carter, Troy Duster

The Shifting Political Terrain
01:41:29
The Shifting Political Terrain

Speaking: Arlie Hochschild, Patricia Hill Collins, Kevin Phillips, Troy Duster

2004 Annual Meeting, August 13th - 17th

Public Sociologists | San Francisco, CA
Speaking to Powers: A Global Conversation
01:44:58
Speaking to Powers: A Global Conversation

Speaking: Alain Touraine, Paul E. Starr, Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, Johan Galtung, Immanuel Wallerstein

Speaking to Publics: Limits and Possibilities
01:46:15
Speaking to Publics: Limits and Possibilities

Speaking: Frances F. Piven, Eric Wanner, William J. Wilson, Barbara Ehrenreich, David R. Williams, Bernice A. Pescosolido

Public Power in the Age of Empire
01:41:25
Public Power in the Age of Empire

Speaking: Arundhati Roy, Raka Ray, Michael Burawoy

W.E.B. Du Bois: Lessons for the 21st Century
01:49:49
W.E.B. Du Bois: Lessons for the 21st Century

Speaking: Manning Marable, Gerald Horne, Patricia Hill Collins, Aldon D. Morris, Michael Burawoy

The Future of Neoliberalism
02:03:05
The Future of Neoliberalism

Speaking: Michael Burawoy, Fernando H. Cardoso, Paul Krugman, Juliet Schor

ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2004)
02:00:25
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2004)

Speaking: Jeanne Ballantine, Mounira M. Charrad, Arthur Stinchcombe, Michael Burawoy, Walda Katz-Fishman, Jerome Scott, Victor Nee, Brian Gifford, Greta Krippner, Myra M. Ferree, Bernice A. Pescosolido

2002 Annual Meeting, August 15th - 18th

Allocation Processes and Ascription | Chicago, IL
Meritocracy
01:29:03
Meritocracy

Speaking: Ronnie Steinberg, Mary R. Jackman, Robert M. Hauser, Barbara F. Reskin

ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2002)
01:46:17
ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (2002)

Speaking: Alejandro Portes, Ruben G. Rumbaut, Gerhard E. Lenski, Barbara F. Reskin, John Macionis, Lloyd H. Rogler, Nancy Denton, Kieran Healy, Barrie Thorne, Walter R. Allen, Elijah Anderson

Plenary Session: Profiling Across Social Institutions
01:35:09
Plenary Session: Profiling Across Social Institutions

Speaking: Troy Duster, Lawrence D. Bobo, Mahzarin Banaji, Barbara F. Reskin