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Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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From time to time the section receives information that may be of special interest to its members. We will post that information here for your convenience.


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Cromwell Cox Book Award

Soss, Joe, Richard C. Fording & Sanford F. Schram. 2011. Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race, University of Chicago Press.

Honorable Mention:
Warren, Mark R. 2010. Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice. Oxford University Press.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

Krysan, Maria, Reynolds Farley, Mick Couper, and Tyrone Forman. 2009. “Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a Video Experiment,” American Journal of Sociology, 115(2):527-559.

James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

Sylvia Zamora's “Racial Remittances: The Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico.”"

Honorable Mentions:
Ellis Monk's "Skin Tone Stratification among Black Americans 2001-2003"

Anju Paul's "The 'Other' Looks Back: Racial Distancing and Racial Alignment in Migrant Domestic Workers' Stereotypes about White and Chinese Employers"

Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service

Ashley "Woody" Doane (University of Hartford)

Distinguished Early Career Award

Adia Harvey-Wingfield (Georgia State University)

SREM Ad-Hoc Mentoring Committee

The SREM ad-hoc mentoring committee has identified several needs among our membership and we have developed a blog to begin to address some of those needs.

1) To invite you to visit the blog - which is still a work in progress. Here is the link to the main page: http://srem-mentoring.blogspot.com/ and the About page: http://srem-mentoring.blogspot.com/p/about-srem-mentoring.html

As you will see, we are still on Stage 1 - providing information to our membership. We will also be soliciting your help for Stages 2 and 3.

2) To invite guest posts. We still have several topics that we are seeking posts for. Those topics are identified on this blog page: http://srem-mentoring.blogspot.com/p/about-srem-mentoring.html

They also are listed below:
- How to secure funding for research
- How to plan large research projects
- How to network at conferences
- How to deal with stress
- How to promote your work

We are looking for 500 to 1000 word blog posts with links to outside information to be posted on the SREM-Mentoring blog. Please contact Tanya Golash-Boza (SREM Chair Elect) at tgb@ku.edu if you are interested in volunteering a post. (Please note: as of July 1, 2012, Tanya Golash-Boza will be at the University of Sociology, Merced tgolash-boza@ucmerced.edu).


Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

By Alondra Nelson | University of Minnesota Press | 312 pages | 2011 ISBN 978-0-8166-7648-4 | hardcover | $24.95 The Black Panther Party is most often remembered for its revolutionary rhetoric and militant action. Here Alondra Nelson deftly recovers an indispensable but lesser-known aspect of the organization’s broader struggle for social justice: health care. The Black Panther Party’s health activism—its network of free health clinics, its campaign to raise awareness about genetic disease, and its challenges to medical discrimination—was an expression of its founding political philosophy and also a recognition thatpoor blacks were both underserved by mainstream medicine and overexposed to its harms. Nelson argues that the Party’s understanding of health as a basic human right and its engagement with the social implications of genetics anticipated current debates about the politics of health and race. For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's webpage: www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/body-and-soul . Alondra Nelson is associate professor of sociology at Columbia University, where she also holds an appointment in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.