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

n an era of insecurity. This panel will explore new ways of thinking about these features of work and employment, focusing on their social, philosophical, gendered, and experiential dimensions.

  • Queering Marriage or Marrying Heteronormativity? Debating Same-Sex Marriage
    Sunday, Aug. 11, 8:30 10:10 AM (Hilton, Sutton South, 2nd Floor)

    Attitudes towards gays and lesbians have changed so much over the past decade that more than half of Americans now think that being gay is morally acceptable and that gay and lesbian couples should have the right to legally marry. Same-sex marriage, nevertheless, remains one of the most contentious issues in American society. The papers in this session will examine the debate over same-sex marriage among the general public, as well as among gay and lesbian activists who remain divided over the issue, concentrating on the U.S., Scandinavia, and Australia. The session will consider the impact of social movements, activists, and academic experts on shifts in public opinion, the law, and public policy pertaining to same-sex marriage.

  • When Sociological Research Matters: Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech, and the Sociological Voice in Understanding and Preventing Mass Shootings
    Sunday, Aug. 11, 12:30 2:10 PM (Hilton, Sutton South, 2nd Floor)

    In what seems like an increasingly regular occurrence, mass shootings have lately captured the sustained attention of politicians, educators, health care providers, and the public. The complex web of factors that shapes such tragic events has been the subject of sociological investigation historically, providing some clear insights into roots and remedies. This session will bring together three of sociology's experts with broad and deep research-based understanding of mass events like these and the policy response to each of the two broad issues mental illness and gun ownership that fuel the national and international debates about solut
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  • Contact: Daniel Fowler
    pubinfo@asanet.org
    202-527-7885
    American Sociological Association
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