Sunday, February 5, 2017

Call for Papers: Media Sociology Preconference 2017

Call for Papers: Media Sociology Preconference 2017

Venue: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Date: August 11, 2017

We invite submissions for a preconference on media sociology to be held at Concordia University on Friday, August 11, 2017. (This is one day before the start of the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Montreal.) To encourage the widest possible range of submissions, we have no pre-specified theme again this year and invite both theoretical and empirical papers on any topic related to media sociology. Submissions from graduate students and junior scholars are particularly welcome.

This preconference, now in its fifth consecutive year, is linked to an effort to strengthen media sociology within the ASA: After a long period of negotiation, the media sociology steering committee was able to broker a deal with the Communication and Information Technologies section (CITASA) at the end of 2014. CITASA officially changed its section name to "Communication, Information Technologies and Media Sociology" in 2015 and is officially sponsoring the Media Sociology Preconference in 2017. Free registration to the preconference will be offered to all current CITAMS members. 

Media sociology has long been a highly diverse field spanning many topics, methodologies, and units of analysis. It encompasses all forms of mass-mediated communication and expression, including news media, entertainment media, as well as digital ("new") and non-digital ("old") media. Outstanding research exists within the different subfields both within and beyond the discipline of sociology. Our aim is to create dialogue among these disparate yet complementary traditions. 

Papers may be on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
-production processes and/or media workers
-political economy (including the role of the state and markets)
-media and the public sphere
-mediatization
-media content
-the Internet, social media, cellular phones, or other technology
-the digital divide
-new uses of media
-media globalization or diaspora
-media effects of media consumption
-identity, the self, and media

Invited Speakers

Past keynote speakers have included Dhiraj Murthy (Goldsmiths, University of London), Clayton Childress (University of Toronto – Scarborough), and Eric Grollman (University of Richmond). 

We are please to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Nicholas Boston (Lehman College, CUNY).  

A special plenary session in the afternoon "Intersectionality and Media" will feature CJ Pascoe, Laura Robinson, Apryl Williams, and dditional invited speakers to be announced in due course.
 
Submissions

We will accept both individual abstract submissions and fully-constituted panel submissions (of 4-5 participants).

Individual paper submissions should include: 
-Title, name and affiliation, and email address of author(s). 
-Abstract of 150-200 words that discusses the problem, research, methods and relevance. 
-Use Microsoft Office or PDF format.

Panel proposal submissions should include:
-Title of panel and 100-word rationale.
-Titles, names and affiliations, and email addresses of panelists. 
-Abstracts of 150-200 words for each presentation that discusses the problem, research, methods and relevance. 
-Use Microsoft Office or PDF format. 

Send submissions to casey.brienza@gmail.com. Please write “Media Sociology Preconference” in the subject line. 

Abstract deadline is March 31, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will occur sometime in mid-April.

Contact Casey Brienza (casey.brienza@gmail.comfor more information about the preconference.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Call for Nominations for Section Awards at ASA 2016

Garfinkel-Sacks Award for Distinguished Scholarship

This award recognizes those who have made distinguished lifetime career contributions to the fields of ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. To nominate an individual for this award, please submit the following:
1) A letter detailing the nominee's contributions to EMCA;
2) Relevant supporting materials, including a list of the nominee's
publications; and
3) At least two additional external letters speaking to the person's contributions and impact on the field(s)

Please send nominations to John Heritage (Chair) (heritage@soc.ucla.edu) by
March 1.

EMCA Distinguished Book Award

This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2017 award will be given to a book. Eligible books for the 2017 award must be published between September 1, 2014 and February 28, 2017, inclusively. Authors can submit their own publications, or nominations can be made on their behalf. Committee members may also make their own nominations.

Nominations should include 1) full bibliographic information on the nominated publication; and 2) a PDF copy (preferable) or a hard copy of the article, chapter or book; or a link to a web site where the article, chapter or book can be downloaded in full at no charge.

Please send nominations to Steve Clayman (chair) (clayman@soc.ucla.edu) by March 1

EMCA Graduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2016 award will be given to a paper. Eligible papers for the 2016 award must be published between September 1, 2014 and February 28, 2017, inclusively. Authors can submit their own publications, or nominations can be made on their behalf. Committee members may also make their own nominations.

Please send nominations to Michael Mair (chair)(michael.mair@liverpool.ac.uk) by March 1.



Melvin Pollner (1940-2007) Prize in Ethnomethodology

The Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology honors the intellectual spirit and memory of Melvin Pollner. The $1000 award recognizes an article, chapter, or book published between 2011-2016, that develops original work drawing upon, or resonant with, Melvin Pollner's ethnomethodological interests in topics such as mundane reason, reality disjunctures, radical reflexivity, and the connections and contributions of ethnomethodology to other types of sociology.

Nominations should include 1) full bibliographic information on the nominated publication; 2) a PDF copy (preferable) or a hard copy of the article, chapter or
book; or a link to a web site where the article, chapter or book can be downloaded in full at no charge, and 3) a brief description of the publication's special contribution and how it reflects the spirit of the award.

Please submit nominations to David Gibson (Chair) (dgibson1@nd.edu) by March 1.


ASA CFP 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Paper submissions for the 2017 American Sociological Association Annual meeting, to be held in Montreal, Canada, August 12-15, opened on November 1 (see http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/17pgm_call_for_papers.pdf). We encourage you to submit a paper or extended abstract for review as soon as possible. 

We will hold two types of sessions:
(1) Regular sessions 
Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.*
Organizer: Anne Warfield Rawls, Bentley University
* Note that we had Regular sessions on Conversation Analysis and Ethnomethodology separately in Seattle, 2016, but they appear to have been integrated for next year.

(2) Section sessions 
(a) New Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Research (one-hour). 
Organizer: Aug Nishizaka, Chiba University
(b) Invited Session to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harold Garfinkel’s Studies in Ethnomethodology and the 25th anniversary of Harvey Sack’s Lectures on Conversation: “The relevance of Garfinkel’s studies for CA research today” with panelists Mike Lynch, Geoffrey Raymond, Eric Livingston, and Johannes Wagner.
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon

Although Section session (a) can accommodate only three papers, the more high quality submissions for Regular sessions we receive, the more additional sessions for us we may be able to request. So please do submit and encourage your students and colleagues to submit. The absolute deadline is January 11, 2017, but please consider submitting earlier than that.

The following URL includes instructions for submission:
http://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2017/2017-call-papers-policies

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Anne (ARawls@bentley.edu) about Regular sessions (she would be very happy to provide comments and suggestions on your proposals in advance of submission) and Aug (augnish@chiba-u.jp) about the open Section session.

Anne Rawls (Regular session organizer);

Kenneth Liberman (liberman@uoregon.edu) and Aug Nishizaka (EMCA section co-chairs)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Summer Institute for Advanced Conversation Analysis June 26–30, 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Summer Institute for Advanced Conversation Analysis
June 26–30, 2017
University of Colorado, Boulder (United States)

Organizers/Facilitators:
Paul Drew, Loughborough University Barbara A. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder
John Heritage, University of California, Los Angeles Chase Raymond, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jeffrey D. Robinson, Portland State University Marja-Leena Sorjonen, University of Helsinki

Description:
This 5-day institute is designed to hone the conversation-analytic skills of scholars who have already received formal training in CA fundamentals. This includes relatively advanced students who have taken CA courses, as well as faculty who have published CA work. The Institute will involve the six facilitators listed above and a small group of 36 participants, which will promote deep and individualized interaction. All training will be organized around audio- and video-taped mundane (i.e., non-institutional), English-language data, which will be provided by the facilitators.

Each day of the Institute will include the following:
(1) a plenary talk by one of the facilitators;
(2) a small-group data session (~12 persons) that will involve two facilitators who will change daily such that all participants will ultimately have access to all facilitators. The focus of these sessions will include various issues related to the fundamentals of turn-taking, sequence organization, repair, and so on;
(3) a project session in which small groups of participants (~6 persons) will, over the course of the week, form and refine a collection of cases toward the identification of a practice. Again, facilitators will rotate daily such that all participants will ultimately have access to all facilitators; and
(4) after-hours homework assignments to be completed for the next day by small sub-groups of participants.
Rather than formal lecturing, the emphasis of the Institute is hands-on, practical data work. Although the Institute involves training, we refer to ‘facilitators’ – as opposed to ‘teachers’ or ‘instructors’ – because the aim is to learn from and with each other toward the goal of strengthening CA as a discipline.

Registration:
The cost of the Institute is $300 US dollars for (post)graduate students, and $500 US dollars for salaried researchers/faculty. This cost includes five days of training, training materials, and light refreshments (e.g., water, coffee, cookies) during the training. Participants are responsible for securing their own airfare/transportation, lodging, and main meals (e.g., breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Because the Institute is limited to 36 participants who are already experienced with CA, attendance will be based on an application process. Applicants should email Chase Raymond (Chase.Raymond@colorado.edu) and include the name of their Ph.D. advisor and/or mentors, a list and brief description of CA courses/workshops they have taken, and a PDF-copy of their curriculum vitae. Facilitators will begin reviewing applications on October 28th, 2016, and early submission of your materials is recommended. Applicants will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible, hopefully within several weeks.
Any questions should be directed to Chase Raymond at the email address listed above.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Congratulations Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch has been recognised by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) as winner of the 2016 John Desmond Bernal Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science!
For more details on the prize and Mike's substantial body of work in 4S go to

http://www.4sonline.org/prizes/bernal