Sociological Focus NCSA

February 2011 Vol 44, Issue 1 SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS

February 2011 Vol 44, Issue 1 SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS

Edited and published at the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Haifa, in association with Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, Colorado ISSN 0038-0237

Editor: Gustavo S. Mesch

The Three Cultures of Postindustrial societies Ralph Schroeder

 From Obama to Osama: Image of God and Trust in Muslims among the Highly Religious in the United States Wesley M. Hinze, F. Carson Mencken, & Charles M. Tolbert

Coexistence in the Urban Economy: Native Whites, European Immigrants, and the Retail Trade in the Late-Nineteenth-Century United States Robert L. Boyd

 Investigating the Biasing Effect of Identity in Self-Reports of Socially Desirable Behavior Philip S. Brenner

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Editor, Gustavo S. Mesch

Sociological Focus, May 2010, Table of Contents

SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS
Edited and published at
the Department of Sociology & Anthropology,
University of Haifa, in association with
Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, Colorado
Volume 43 May 2010
Number 2 ISSN 0038-0237
Editor: Gustavo S. Mesch

The Organizational Practice of Gendered Employment:
Disparate Impact and Gender Segregation in the
Japanese Entry-Level Labor Market
Kayo Fujimoto

Explaining the Gender Gap in Professors’
Intentions to Leave
Vicki L. Dryfhout and Sarah Beth Estes

Diversity, Macrosociology, and Religious
Belonging: Using Mixed-Level Models
in Examining Spatial Variation and the
Closed Community Thesis
Jeremy R. Porter

Identity Consequences of Religious
Changing: Effects of Motivation for
Change on Identity Outcomes
Robert M. Carrothers

SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS May 2010 Table of Contents

SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS
Quarterly Journal of the
North Central Sociological Association

http://www.ncsanet.org/

Volume 43 May 2010          Editor: Gustavo S. Mesch

Table of Contents, May 2010

The Organizational Practice of Gendered Employment: Disparate Impact and
Gender Segregation in the Japanese Entry-Level Labor Market
Kayo Fujimoto

Explaining the Gender Gap in Professors’ Intentions to Leave
Vicki L. Dryfhout and Sarah Beth Estes

Diversity, Macrosociology, and Religious Belonging: Using Mixed-Level Models in Examining Spatial Variation and the Closed Community Thesis
Jeremy R. Porter

Identity Consequences of Religious Changing: Effects of Motivation for
Change on Identity Outcomes
Robert M. Carrothers

Call for session organizers 2011 North Central Soc Assn meeting

Please Circulate Widely
CALL FOR ORGANIZERS

North Central Sociological Association

2011 Annual Conference

The Hyatt at the Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio, March 31 – April 2, 2011

The conference theme this year is Pragmatism in Research and Education

What is the purpose of scientific inquiry?  The characteristic idea of philosophical pragmatism is that ideas and practices should be judged in terms of their usefulness, workability, and practicality and that these are the criteria of their truth, rightness and value. Both classical Pragmatism and contemporary Neo-Pragmatism have had a deep impact on social science. It is a perspective that stresses the priority of action over vague principles. In deciding how to deal with any complex social problem a useful question to ask is what practical difference any specific theoretical distinction might make. As sociologists and social scientists, are we involved in a search for truth? Are we seeking consensus or agreement on the patterns and nature of human experience?  What is it that we wish to discover about human interaction in research, practice, education, service, and involvement in both communities of scholarship and the real lived experience of human society?  How important are “interpretive networks”?  These questions suggest that a further exploration of our philosophy and practice might be useful.  Better theorizing in the discipline will help us as we work to develop teaching and research as a complement and alternative to the dominant models of ‘disinterested’ social science, and to reframe research activities and address a broader range of concerns than traditional questions of scientific validity.  Research, teaching, and other sessions might address the theoretical involvement in social amelioration.  Or these sessions might investigate how political action, various social events, military engagements, civil society, criminality, religious rituals and faith traditions, community spaces, popular culture, artistic endeavors, and social media and the Internet further a pragmatic concern in the discipline of sociology.  We welcome all proposals for papers and panels that bring scholarly and theoretical interests in pragmatism to bear on relevant concepts in the contemporary age. But we also welcome papers which authors may not necessarily feel fall into the main theme of the conference.

Keynote speaker: Jack A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy and an eminent scholar.  His work on issues such as social movements, revolutions, and international politics has won him global acclaim.  The author or co-author of nine books, Professor Goldstone is a leading authority on regional conflicts, has served on a U.S. Vice-Presidential Task Force on State Failure, and is a consultant to the U.S. State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

If you are interested in organizing a session, send a title and a very brief description of your session to the appropriate conference organizers by August 15, 2010:

Research Paper Sessions Organizer:
Carrie Erlin, Saint Mary’s College cerlin@saintmarys.edu

Teaching Sessions Organizer:
Melinda Messineo, Ball State University mmessineo@bsu.edu

Thematic Panels and Workshops Organizer:
Art Jipson, University of Dayton jipsonaj@udayton.edu

Non-thematic Panels and Workshops Organizers:
Art Jipson, University of Dayton jipsonaj@udayton.edu
And/Or
Melissa Holtzman, Ball State University mkholtzman@bsu.edu

If you have any questions about whether your session would be appropriate or would like to organize a session directly related to the conference theme of Pragmatism in Research and Education, please contact: Art Jipson, Program Chair and 2011 Annual Conference Organizer, University of Dayton jipsonaj@udayton.edu

NCSA 2011 Conference Deadlines

April 21, 2010                        Call for Organizers circulated
August 15, 2010                  Session Organizers have session information to Conference Organizer
August 30, 2010                  Call for Papers circulated
December 15, 2010                  Paper and Presenter information Due to Session Organizers
January 1, 2011                  All session information Due to 2011 Annual Conference Organizer
January 15, 2011                  Notification of Acceptance of Papers, Panels, and Workshops
February 15, 2011                  Hotel Registration Deadline
March 31 – April 2, 2011          2011 NCSA Conference