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Sociologists to explore inequality at Annual Meeting in New York City, Aug. 10-13
Date:6/26/2013

tion2.allacademic.com/one/asa/asa13/ for the meeting's searchable preliminary program. Preliminary daily program schedule PDFs can be found here: http://www.asanet.org/AM2013/programschedule.cfm.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Studying Social Dynamics in the Digital Age
    Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Hilton, Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor)

    In the last decade we have witnessed the birth and rapid growth of Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, iPhones, Wi-Fi, YouTube, Twitter, and numerous other marvels of the digital age. In addition to changing the way we live, these tools and the technological revolution they are a part of have fundamentally changed the way we can learn about the social world. We can now collect data about human behavior on a scale never before possible and with tremendous granularity and precision. The ability to collect and process "big data" enables researchers to address core questions in the social sciences in new ways and opens up new areas of inquiry. This panel will highlight research using these new sources of data to understand social dynamics.

  • The Changing Employment Contract/Changing Labor Market
    Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 AM 12:10 PM (Hilton, Sutton South, 2nd Floor)

    This session will bring together five experts who are known for their innovative research on ways in which changing employment contracts are affecting work, careers, and personal life, and creating new forms of inequality. The participants have made significant contributions to our understanding of employment precariousness (the rise of contingent and temporary work, the bifurcation of jobs into "good" and "bad," boundaryless careers, the erosion of job security for many, the shift of risk from employers to workers), transformation in careers, changes in gender and household relations, and the meaning of work i
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Contact: Daniel Fowler
pubinfo@asanet.org
202-527-7885
American Sociological Association
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