Peace, War, & Social Conflict

Newsletter of the Peace, War, & Social Conflict Section
of the American Sociological Association

July 2000

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Newsletter of the Peace, War & Social Conflict Section
Section of the American Sociological Association
July 2000


From the Chair:

Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland, College Park

I hope that the beginning of summer finds you happy, healthy, enjoying your work (or taking a break from it), and looking forward to the A.S.A. meetings in August. Various members of the Section have been busy planning for some interesting and enjoyable activities.

Our Section day is Sunday, August 13, (but our reception will be held on Monday, August 14 due to the scheduling of the ASA Honorary Reception on our section day). We begin the day on Sunday with our interesting Roundtables at 8:30 (to 9:30 A.M.), followed by our business meeting from 9:30 to 10:10. We need good attendance at our business meeting, both for the active participation of our members and because we need at least 25 members in attendance for A.S.A. to consider our Section viable. Please come and sign our attendance sheet (no tests, but we do take attendance!). At the business meeting, I will be passing the gavel to Gordon Fellman, our Chair for 2000-2001. I am sure you will all want to give him your support and hear about his ideas for the 2001 meeting and give him yours. (More of this can be done, of course, at the reception.)

We will continue our Section activities on Sunday with our paper sessions. As reported in our last newsletter, the program will include a session on "Military and Non-Military Participation in Peace Operations" (10:30 A.M. to 12:10 P.M.) and "Race, Gender, and Class in the Study of Peace, War, the Military, and Social Conflict" (12:30 to 2:10 P.M) (the latter co-sponsored with the section on Race, Gender, and Class).

Our Reception will be held on Monday, August 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.- see details reported elsewhere in this newsletter.

It promises to be an excellent event, with good food and good company -- at an affordable price for the section. The restaurant is close to the hotel and is a family-owned business. Special thanks go to John Crist for spending so much time arranging this for us. I look forward to seeing you all there. Bring potential new members with you!

Our membership count continues to be an issue for the attention of all of us. While the intellectual life of our section is active and stimulating, we need to keep our members and recruit new ones. Our count as of May 10, 2000 is 224. The ASA minimum is 300. If we do not get our count back up, we are in danger of losing one of our sessions at the ASA meetings. That would be quite unfortunate. Those of you who have not paid your 2000 dues, we need you! Those of you who have paid your dues, please get one or two new people to join us. If you have students who are members of ASA and who would like to try our section, we always have a section member or two (myself included) willing to pay for studentsí first year in the section. There is a membership form on the ASA homepage (www.asanet.org) and in this newsletter.

The results of the Section election are in! Our newly elected officers are:

Chair-Elect for 2000-2001 (chair in 2001-2002): James Burk

Secretary-Treasurer (3 year term, 2000-2003): Amy S. Hubbard

Council members (3-year terms): Chris Bourg and Bob Edwards

Congratulations to these new officers. Our thanks go to them and to the other candidates for their willingness to serve.
 
 

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN D.C.!



PWSC SESSIONS AT THE
2000 ASA MEETINGS

129. Refereed Roundtables, Hilton,

8:30-9:30am, Sunday, Aug. 13

Organizers:

Bradford Booth and Meyer Kestnbaum, University of Maryland
 
 

1. Political Violence and States

Pietro Toggia and Pat Lauderdale, Arizona State University, "The State of War: The Ethiopian-Eritrea States in the Horn of Africa"

Markus S. Schulz, New School for Social Research, "The Dynamics of Political Violence and Transnational Discourse"

E.C. Ejiogu, University of Maryland, "Protecting the State from Multiple Societies: A Sociological Study of Nigeriaís Civil Military Relations"
 
 

2. Social Psychological Perspectives on the Armed Forces

Yuko Kurashina, University of Maryland, "A Cyber-Military Community: Computer Mediated Military Spouse Networks as Resources of Social Support."

Janet L. Chapman, Morten Ender, and Susan Lee-Kratz, "General Psychology, Service Learning, and the U.S. Military Academy."

David Rohall and V. Lee Hamilton, University of Maryland, "Place, Time, and Job Search Strategies as Determinants of Re-Employment Among Former Military Officers."
 
 

3. Disciplinary Issues in the Sociology of War and the Military

John Hurley, Scott Efflandt, Brian Reed, and Robert Carter, U. S. Military Academy, "The Evolution of an Academic Program: Sociology at West Point, 1963-2000."

Seungsook Moon, Vassar College, "Juggling Difference and Equality: Women Soldiers in the South Korean Army."

Lars Bo Kaspersen, University of Copenhagen, "Historical Sociology and Warfare as a Driving Historical Force."
 
 

4. Perceptions of Social Threat

Jeanne Guillemin, Boston College, "Anthrax, Bioterrorism, and the Body Politic."

William H. McBroom, University of Montana, "The Authoritarian Personality and Support for Eugenics."
 
 

***** 9:30-10:10am BUSINESS MEETING *****
 
 

166.The Military and Non-Military Participation in Peace Operations, Hilton, 10:30, Sunday, Aug. 13

Organizers:

Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland, College Park and John T. Crist, U.S. Institute of Peace

Presider:

John T. Crist, U.S. Institute of Peace

Papers:

Dana Eyre, Naval Postgraduate School, "If "Itís Not a Soldierís Job but Only a Soldier Can Do It," Then Whose Job Is It? Practice and Identity in Military and Civilian Peacekeepers."

Maria Bina Palmisano, University of Maryland, College Park, "American Public Opinion Towards U.S. Engagement in Peacekeeping Operations: The Value Hypothesis."

Lewis Rasmussen, U.S. Institute of Peace, "Building Peace with Justice: The Role of Civilian Police Operations in Peacekeeping."

Brian Reed, Morten Ender, and Justin Jones, U. S. Military Academy, "Give Peacekeepers a Chance: Peacekeeper Attitudes on Peacekeeping."

Edward Tiryakian, Duke University, "The Kosovo War and American Involvement: A Structural-Functional Analysis."


192.Race, Gender, and Class in the Study of Peace, War, the Military, and Social Conflict

(co-sponsored with the section on Race, Gender and Class), Hilton,

12:30, Sunday, Aug. 13

Organizers:

Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland and Lynne M. Woehrle, Wilson College

Presider:

Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland

Discussion:

Lynne M. Woehrle, Wilson College

Papers:

Brenda L. Moore, State University of New York at Buffalo, "Women in Military Intelligence: The Case of Nisei WACs during World War II."

Alec Campbell, Colby College, "Class Politics during Demobilization from Total War."

Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, ""We Use It but We Donít Abuse It:" Nonviolent Protective Accompaniment and the Use of Ethnicity and Privilege by Peace Brigades International."

Timothy B. Gongaware, University of Nebraska,"Nurturers and Keepers of Culture: The Influence of Native American Women on the Development of Collective Action Frames."

RECEPTION
After three hard days of conferencing, be sure to join us to unwind and catch up at the section's annual reception on Monday, August 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This year we will gather at Viareggios, an Italian deli just five minutes walk from the main entrance of the Hilton. Just step out of the hotel on to Connecticut Avenue (no need to cross the street), turn left (south toward Dupont Circle), and you'll find the shop at 1727 Connecticut Avenue, past Florida Avenue and then S Street (if you come to R Street you've gone too far).

When you find it, head toward the dining area in the back and upstairs, past the sandwich counter, the kitchen, and the tempting rows of imported pastas, sauces, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and Italian sweets. We will celebrate with an anti-pasto buffet, a tasty array of marinated artichoke hearts, stuffed olives, pasta salad, Italian bread, pickled onions and tomatoes, Italian cold cuts, and more. The menu has something for vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores alike! Soft drinks, beer, and wine are free until we run out, and you may buy more at the shop downstairs. There's also a hot and cold menu downstairs, so you may decide to stay for something more substantial; otherwise, you're well placed to enjoy some of the city's most pleasant and affordable restaurants.

There will be a tip and donation box to help defray the cost of drinks and to show our gratitude to Viareggios for giving us a free room and working within what was for the neighborhood a very modest budget!

~~John T. Crist



RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY SECTION MEMBERS

Booth, Bradford, William W. Falk, David R. Segal, and Mady W. Segal. 2000. "The Impact of Military Presence in Local Labor Markets on the Employment of Women." Gender & Society.

Bourg, Chris and Mady W. Segal, "Gender, Sexuality, and the Military." 2000. In Gender Stratification: Social Construction and Structural Accounts. Dana Vannoy, ed. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Company.

Congressional Commission on Military Training and Gender-Related Issues (including Commissioner Mady W. Segal). July 1999. Final Report. Volume I: Findings and Recommendations. Volume II: Transcripts and Legal Consultantsí Reports. Volumes III and IV: Research Projects, Reports, and Studies.

Ender, Morten. 2000. "Beyond Adolescence: The Experiences of Adult Children of Military Parents." In The Military Family: A Practice Guide for Human Service Providers. J. A. Martin, L. N. Rosen and L. R. Sparacino, eds. Praeger Publishers. Westport, Conn.

Lambert, Steph. 2000. "UNLESS: Two Views on Social Responsibility and the Environment." International Journal of Humanities and Peace 16(1).

Lambert Steph (Contributor). 2001. "Genocide", "Human Rights", "Nationalism", "Peace", "War". World of Sociology. Gale Group.

Schumm, Walter R., D. Bruce Bell, Lynn M. Milan, and Mady W. Segal. 2000. Family Support Group (FSG) Leadersí Handbook. Alexandria, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Denise Williams' new contact info is: P.O. Box 2723, San Pedro, CA Phone/fax: (310) 833-0522 conflict-resolution-works@home.com


ALSO OF INTEREST AT THE D.C. MEETINGS
Sessions:

8. The Military-Industrial Complex in Comparative Perspective, 8:30, Sat.

29. Liberation Struggles in Latin America, 10:30, Sat.

30. The Military Community in the 21st Century, 10:30, Sat.

64. Genocide and Gross Violations of Human Rights, 12:30, Sat.

67. Military Sociology, 12:30, Sat.

216. Consequences of War, 2:30, Sat.

231. Author Meets Critics: Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution, by Louis Kriesberg

320. Women and Gender in Ethno-Political Conflict: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 2:30, Mon.

475. Nuclear Power and Anti-Nuclear Strategies, 4:30, Tues.

Tours:

1. War Monuments in Washington, 12:30-4:30,Sat., $15.

3. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 9:00-1:00,Mon., $12.

6. The Pentagon, 8:30-12:30, Tues., $12.

**Make reservations for tours by July 23, using ASAís meeting reservation form found in the May/June issue of Footnotes.


Join the PEACE, WAR, & SOCIAL CONFLICT Section
of the American Sociological Association

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.

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For more information, contact: information about membership in both

Mady Segal, Chair, msegal@socy.umd.edu, or the ASA and the Peace, War, & Social

Jack Nusan Porter, Membership Chair, jacknusan@aol.com Conflict section.
 
 

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