Newsletter of the Peace, War, & Social Conflict Section
Newsletter of the
Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland, College Park
Spring greetings to all of you! While we see other members of our section mostly during the ASA meetings, many of us have been in touch via the wonders of e-mail. Our Section members may have quite diverse intellectual interests, but the business of the Section has been running very smoothly, thanks to the efforts of those who have been working diligently on our activities.
We have a very interesting program planned for the ASA meetings in Washington, DC. The meetings are August 12-16, 2000. Our section sessions (including business meeting) will be held on Sunday, August 13. Elsewhere in this newsletter you will find the details of the sessions. Thanks to Bradford Booth, John Crist, Meyer Kestnbaum, and Lynne Woehrle for their work in organizing the sessions. And thank you to all of you who submitted such interesting and informative papers.
Our reception will be on Monday, August 14 at 6:30 P.M.. (We canít have our reception at this time on the day of our sessions because that is when ASAís Honorary Reception is held). Our reception will be held in a restaurant right near the hotel. We will know shortly which restaurant we will be in. Look for this information in our next newsletter. Thanks to Council member John Crist for handling all the arrangements on this.
Also included in this newsletter is the list of candidates for Section offices, along with their biographical information to help you select from among them. I thank them for their willingness to stand for office and to commit themselves to the work of the Section. Thank you to the members of the Nominations Committee, Rob Benford, M. Christina Bourg, Juanita Firestone, David R. Segal. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Sam Marullo for agreeing to chair the committee on short notice and then accomplishing all the work so efficiently. This happened because Allen D. Grimshaw had to withdraw as committee chair due to his health. (I am pleased to report that Allen says he is doing very well recovering form his heart surgery.)
The bad news is that our membership as of March 15, 2000 is only 206. This is the number of members who have paid their 2000 A.S.A. dues and Section dues. We had been at 300 as of September 30, 1999. A membership form is available in this newsletter and at the ASA website. Recruit some new members, including students. This decrease in membership has the potential of being a serious problem for us. At the very least, we could be in
danger of losing a session at the A.S.A. meetings. Since this is a major activity of the Section, we need to forestall this possibility. If you have any ideas for increasing our membership, please contact Jack Nusan Porter, our membership chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) (and send me a copy). If you have actually decided to let your membership lapse, I would appreciate it if you would let me know why (msegal@ socy.umd.edu).
Nominations for our Section Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service Award are due to me by May 1, 2000. Please see the announcement elsewhere in this newsletter for details.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the A.S.A. meetings at our
sessions and our reception. I wish you a happy and healthy spring.
Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
As membership chair, I have been asked by Mady Segal to increase
our numbers, and I have an idea that worked for the History of Sociology
ASA section: if each member will pay for one student or colleague or friend's
section dues (it's only $7 or $10) as they join the ASA (or even help a
student pay for all or part of the first year ASA dues), we can increase
our numbers significantly. As you are aware, new members usually join via
personal contact, and this kind of personal contact really works--the History
of Sociology section has quickly grown to over 320 members. So, let's try
it--Jack Nusan Porter, email@example.com"
The following are abbreviated biographies of the nominees. Full biographical information will accompany the ballot mailing.
James Burk, Texas A&M University
"Peacekeeping" and "Military Lobbies" in Oxford Companion to American Military History (2000)
Forthcoming, 2000. "Swine Before Pearls: Environmental Justice and Public Opposition to Corporate Swine Production in North Carolina," with Anthony Ladd in Environmental Injustice and Race, Gender, Class, edited by Robert Bullard, Dorceta Taylor, and Glenn Johnson.
M.S. student, Virginia Commonwealth University
U.S. Army War College
J & B Research Associates
Chair of PWSC Nominations Committee (1997/1998)
Military and Non-Military Participation in Peace Operations
John T. Crist, U.S. Institute of Peace
Dana Eyre, Naval Postgraduate School
Give Peacekeepers a Chance: Peacekeeper Attitudes on Peacekeeping
Social Conflict (co-sponsored with the section on Race, Gender and Class)
Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland and Lynne M. Woehrle, Wilson College
Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland
Lynne M. Woehrle, Wilson College
Brenda L. Moore, State University of New York at Buffalo
Nurturers and Keepers of Culture: the Influence of Native American Women on the Development of Collective Action Frames
Bradford Booth and Meyer Kestnbaum, University of Maryland
1. Political Violence and States
Pietro Toggia and Pat Lauderdale, Arizona State University
Yuko Kurashina, University of Maryland
John Hurley, Scott Efflandt, Brian Reed, and Robert Carter, U. S. Military Academy
Jeanne Guillemin, Boston College
Our members are interested diverse areas, including:
¨the dynamics of war ¨peace movements ¨refugees
¨the causes of genocide ¨conflict resolution ¨nonviolence
¨military institutions ¨nongovernmental organizations
If you are a member of the ASA, simply fill out this form, include your section dues and mail it to ASA headquarters. If you are not an ASA member, you can use this form to get more information about the American Sociological Association and the section on Peace, War, & Social Conflict.
Enclosed is a check for $12 for section dues.
[ ] I am an ASA member and want to join the section on Peace, War, & Social Conflict.
[ ] I am a student member of ASA and enclosed is a check for $7.
[ ] I am not a member of ASA, but am
interested in joining. Please send me
Mady Segal, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the ASA and the Peace, War, & Social
Jack Nusan Porter, Membership Chair,
Louis Kriesbergís book Constructive Conflicts will be the subject of an ASA session of "The Author Meets the Critics." Look to later ASA and PWSC publications for further information.
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A project is being carried forward
by an informal group of sociologists interested in pursuing Mills' idea
of the sociological imagination. The group is working toward a research
conference--open to all--during the evenings of the Washington ASA meetings
(Aug. 12, 13, 14 and 15) at one of the two ASA conference hotels. The aim
to publish the result as a volume in the "Sociological Imagination and
Structural Change" series with Aldine. Sociologists interested in inquiring
about these efforts or submitting a paper for the research conference should
contact Bernard Phillips, 2002 Harbourside Dr., #1602, Longboat Key, FL
This PWSC section award honors an individual
with an outstanding scholarly career in the study of peace, war, genocide,
military institutions, or social conflict, important contributions to teaching
the sociology of peace, war, and social conflict, and/or outstanding service
to the ASA Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict. Nominations should
be sent to Mady W. Segal, Chair, ASA Section on Peace, War, and Social
Conflict, Department of Sociology, Room 2112 Art/Sociology Building, University
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1315. Letters
of nomination must be received by May 1, 2000 (preferably with the
nominee's vita, but this is not required).
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARLY PUBLICATION AWARD
The Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award is an ASA award given for a single book or monograph published in the three calendar years preceding the award year (1998-2000). The winner of this award will be offered a lectureship known as the Sorokin Lecture. Regional and state sociological associations/societies may apply to ASA to receive this lecture at ASA expense after the award recipient is announced.
Books receiving awards from ASA sections are automatically qualified for
nomination. If your section makes such awards, please send me the authors,
titles, and publishers of 1998-2000 award winners. Even if your section does not make official book awards, your contribution as a section chair to the awards process is uniquely valuable. To qualify a book for nomination,
two members of the Association (differently located) must submit letters of support. Nominations should include name of author, title of book, date of publication, publisher, and brief statements as to why the book should be
considered. The deadline is June 15, 2000.
Please send nominations to:
The JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ETHNOGRAPHY invites submissions for a special issue on "Ethnography Under the Gun: Fieldwork in War Zones and Post-Conflict Settings."
The issue will feature ethnographies conducted in zones of armed conflict associated with inter-state wars, civil wars, autonomy movements, guerilla campaigns, genocide, ethnic cleansing, or refugee crises. In addition, ethnographies related to peace-keeping operations, the implementation of peace agreements, or post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation efforts are also invited. Preference will be given to papers that demonstrate both scholarly proficiency and relevance to policymakers, including nongovernmental organizations, humanitarian relief workers, and government officials.
Deadline for submission of papers is August 1, 2000. Selected papers will appear in the October 2001 issue. For inquiries or submission guidelines, please contact the special issue editor, Dr. John T. Crist, by e-mail or phone, and send submission materials to:
John T. Crist
RESEARCH IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, CONFLICTS AND CHANGE
Series Editors: Patrick Coy, Kent State University, and Isidor Wallimann, School of Social Work, Basel, Switzerland.
Submissions of scholarly research papers are invited for publication in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, published by JAI Press of Greenwich, CT and London, England. Papers focused on social or political movements, conflict analysis and resolution, social inequality and political change, or nonviolent action are especially encouraged.
August 1, 2000 is the due date for submissions to be considered for publication in Volume 23, which will appear in the summer of 2001. Full submission guidelines may be viewed and downloaded from the series web site: http://www.personal.kent.edu/~pcoy
For queries, guidelines, or to submit a paper, contact the series co-editor and volume editor:
PEACE REVIEW calls for essays on-and-off-theme. Upcoming themes include:
Children & War, Biopiracy, Food Security, and Literature & Peace. PEACE REVIEW is a quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of peace research and analysis. We define peace research to include human rights, development, ecology, culture, race, gender and related issues and aim to present this research in short, accessible and substantive essays.
or call (415) 422-2910 for submission deadlines and writerís guidelines.
Send essays by attachment to email@example.com. Editorial correspondence,
including manuscripts on disk to Robert Elias, Editor, Peace Review, Peace
and Justice Studies, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San
Francisco, CA 94117, USA. Email: Eliasr@usfca.edu.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION RESEARCH COMMITTEE RC 01: "Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution"
RC 01 is seeking papers for presentation at their meeting on October 12-15, 2000 in Strausberg Germany. The committee welcomes participation from PWSC members. For more information, contact:
Proshanta Nandi, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Springfield,
Springfield, IL 62794, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ender, Morten G. (2000). "U.S. Army Generals and the Rhetoric of Modesty: A Commentary" Symbolic Interactionism, 23(2):294-301.
"Paths to Varieties of Inter-Communal Reconciliation," in Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process and Structure, Ho-Won Jeong, ed. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999.
"De-escalation of International Conflicts" and "Social Conflicts and Peace," World Encyclopedia of Peace, Revised Edition, Eds. Javier Perez De Cuellar and Young-Sik Cho, Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1999.
"On Advancing Truth and Morality in Conflict Resolution," Peace and Conflict Studies. Richard Rubenstein, Guest Ed. 6 (November 1999) 7-19.
"Fighting Conflicts Constructively," Manchester College Bulletin of Peace Studies Institute, 29 (1) 1999, pp. 26-30.