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Sociologists to explore economic inequality at annual meeting in San Francisco, Aug. 16-19
Date:6/26/2014

at reflect, challenge, and reproduce class, race, gender, and geographic inequality.

  • Children's Work and Children's Play During Hard Times

    Sunday, Aug. 17, 8:30 10:10 AM (Hilton, Continental Parlor 3) This panel will feature sociologists doing cutting edge research on the ways the changing economy both domestically and internationally impacts children's daily lives. More specifically, panelists' research explores how immigrant children fare across different host countries, with varying economic conditions; children's experiences of deprivation and violence in the shantytowns of Argentina; and parental support for young adult children as they transition into the new economy in the United States. Overall, this session will place children's experiences at the center stage of the discussion of how families negotiate hard times.

  • Hard Times in a Regional Perspective: The Crises of 2008 and Their Aftermath

    Sunday, Aug. 17, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Hilton, Continental Parlor 1) The economic crises of 2008 the wave of home foreclosures, massive bank bailouts on Wall Street, and the distress of the domestic automobile industry had global causes and consequences while also being profoundly embedded in distinct regions within the United States. This panel will examine the 2008 economic crises and their aftermath from a geographic perspective, highlighting distinctions between cities and suburbs, the Sun Belt and the Rust Belt, and the coastal global cities of New York and Los Angeles.

  • Environmental Climate Change and Social Inequality

    Monday, Aug. 18, 8:30 10:10 AM (Hilton, Plaza A) Climate change threatens all regions of the globe. Yet, existing social inequalities are likely to influence the types of social responses as well as the effects climate change will have on various populations. This panel will explore climate change and: economically prosperous consumers, the global south, the exacerbation of poverty
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  • Contact: Daniel Fowler
    pubinfo@asanet.org
    202-527-7885
    American Sociological Association
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