Monday, November 20, 2017

2018 call for submissions for the ASA EMCA section

Dear Colleagues,

Paper submissions for the 2018 American Sociological Association Annual meeting, to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11-14, are now open. We encourage you to submit a paper or extended abstract for review. Note that the submission system will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, on January 11, 2018.

We will hold two types of sessions:
(1) Regular sessions
Conversation Analysis and Ethnomethodology.
Organizer: Douglas W. Maynard, University of Wisconsin, Madison

(2) Section sessions
(a) New Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Research (one-hour).
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon
liberman@uoregon.edu
(b) Research in Conversation Analysis.
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon
liberman@uoregon.edu
(c) Research in Ethnomethodology
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon
liberman@uoregon.edu

Section session (a) can accommodate only two or three papers (due to our business meeting). Section sections (b) & (c) are normal ones. 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, 2018, but please consider submitting earlier than that, so that reviewers can begin the consideration of papers during the seasonal break.

The following URL includes instructions for submission:
http://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2018/call-papers

Douglas W. Maynard (Regular session organizer);
Kenneth Liberman (liberman@uoregon.edu) and Aug Nishizaka (EMCA section co-chairs)

The call for nominations for the 2018 EMCA section awards is now open!

EMCA 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 Anita Pomerantz (Chair) (apomerantz@albany.edu) by March 1.


EMCA Best Paper Award




This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2018 award will be given to a book. Eligible books for the 2018 award must be published between March 1, 2015 and February 28, 2018, 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 or chapter; or a link to a web site where the article or chapter can be downloaded in full at no charge.

Please send nominations to Dirk vom Lehn (Chair) (dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk) by March 1


EMCA Graduate Student Paper Award




This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2018 award will be given to a paper. Eligible papers for the 2018 award must be published between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2018, 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 Edward Reynolds (Chair) (edward.reynolds@unh.edu) 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 2013-2017, 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 Waverly Duck (Chair) (wduck@andrew.cmu.edu) by March 1.




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Just in time for the 2017 meeting of the American Sociological Association, the ASA EMCA Summer 2017 newsletter is now available for your perusal!

Inside this issue, we have a message from section chairs Aug Nishizaka and Ken Liberman; the complete listing of section events for our meeting in Montréal; the 2017 section awards (won by Anita Pomeranz, Gail Jefferson, Martina Kolanoski, and Götz Hoeppe), as well as comments from the committees that awarded them; and graduate student biographies from Mika Ishino and Rachel Chen.

Monday, July 24, 2017

ASA 2017 Reception Announcement

Hello ASA section members,

Please plan on attending our section meeting, set for 7:30pm on Sunday, August 13th at Mechant Boeuf, 124 rue Saint-Paul Ouest.

Also, a friendly reminder: Montréal is very much a cash city. In general, you will receive a much better reception around the city by paying cash. The good folks at Mechant Boeuf are no exception to this attitude– to pay your bar bill (should you accrue one), the venue is cash only. To avoid breaching the expectancies of the good folks of Mechant Boeuf, let's do things their way. We can find other sites for ethnomethodological demonstrations elsewhere.

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.