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Saturday, Aug. 16, 8:30 10:10 AM (Hilton, Plaza A) This panel will explore the legacy and status of the U.S.-Mexican border. Currently, access between the U.S. and Mexico is limited by the growing militarization and homeland security enforcement to stop human and drug smuggling. At the same time, however, the border area continues to show signs of cultural and commercial exchanges and the maintenance of transnational families.

  • Same-Sex Marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court: One Year Later

    Saturday, Aug. 16, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Hilton, Continental Parlor 7) This session will draw together reflections on the social, political, legal, and cultural status of same-sex marriage one year after the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (United States v. Windsor) and California's Proposition 8 (Hollingsworth v. Perry). Panelists will address the significance and impact of the decisions from several vantage points: transformations in legal and social definitions of marriage and family, the role of social science in law and social change, and the evolution of social movements for and against LGBT rights.

  • Inequality and New Media: Young People, Technology, and Social Divides

    Saturday, Aug. 16, 2:30 4:10 PM (Hilton, Continental Parlor 7) Technology is often heralded as the great equalizer, bearing the ability to solve social ills by making information and communication available to people regardless of class, age, or racial/ethnic background. However, digital technologies can also reflect and indeed replicate inequality along a variety of lines. Paradoxically, in some cases, attempts to address digital inequality can contribute to the remaking of historical inequalities. This session will address how and when digital media perpetuates inequalities as well as how and when it disrupts these processes. More specifically, panelists will present papers exploring how young people interact with new media in ways th
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    202-527-7885
    American Sociological Association
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