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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 SECTION AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award
Joe Soss, Richard C. Fording, and Sanford F. Schram, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race
Honrable Mention: Mark Warren, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice
Oliver Cromwell Cox Article AwardMaria Krysan, Reynolds Farley, Mick Couper, and Tyrone Forman, Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a Video Experiment"
James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award
Sylvia Zamora, "Racial Remittances: The Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico"
Ellis Monk, "Skin Tone Stratification among Black Americans 2001-2003"
Anju Paul, "The 'Other' Looks Back: Racial Distancing and Racial Alignment in Migrant Domestic Workers' Stereotypes about White and Chinese Employers"
Joe R. Feagin Award for Best Undergraduate PaperOffered Every other Year
Distinguished Early Career Award
Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University
Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service
Ashley "Woody" Doane, University of Hartford
SREM Ad-Hoc Mentoring CommitteeThe 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. Please check out our new SREM Mentoring blog: http://srem-mentoring.blogspot.com and the About page: http://srem-mentoring.blogspot.com/p/about-srem-mentoring.html
This blog will serve three primary purposes
Call for 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 publish articles
-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) at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering a post.
Call for Questions
If you are a member of SREM and have a question, you can submit your question and we will do our best to find a mentor to answer your question.
Here's how it works: You send an email to our Mentor/Mentee co-ordinator with a specific question or request. Our Mentor/Mentee co-ordinator finds a volunteer to answer your question or fill your request. The volunteer contacts you and helps you out.
Let's say you would like help finding a funding source for a qualitative research project. You would send an email to our Mentor/Mentee co-ordinator that explains your request. Alternatively, you might need help responding to a request for a Revise and Resubmit. Or, perhaps you need advice on formulating a tenure statement. You might be having trouble coming up with a dissertation topic or be stuck in terms of studying for your comprehensive exams. Whatever your issue is, we can help you find a mentor to resolve it.
If you would like to use this service, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include "Mentoring Request" in the subject line. Otherwise, your email may never be read! We will try and keep the process as anonymous as possible. The only people who will know who you are are the Mentoring/Mentee co-ordinator and the volunteer mentor. You can also make specific requests, such as "I don't want a mentor who works at my institution."
Please submit mentoring requests to our amazing team of mentors.
Brunsma, David L., Eric Brown, and Peggy Placier. 2012. "Teaching Race at Historically
White Colleges and Universities: Identifying the Walls of Whiteness." Critical Sociology.
Feagin, Joe and Sean Elias. Forthcoming. "Rethinking Racial Formation Theory: A Systemic Racism Critique," Ethnic and Racial Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2012.669839
Yamashiro, Jane. 2012. "Unequal Transpacific Capital Transfers: Japanese Americans andJapanese Brazilians in Japan." (With Hugo Córdova Quero) In Camilla Fojas and Rudy P.
Cabin Pressure: African American Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Emotional Labor. Rowman & Littlefield. 2013 By: Louwanda Evans Announcement
From African American pilots being asked to carry people’s luggage to patrons refusing
The Wrong Kind of Different: Challenging the Meaning of Diversity in American Classrooms. Teachers College Press. 2013 By: Antonia Randolph
How can multiculturalism go wrong? Through extensive interviews conducted in a large Midwestern district, Antonia Randolph explores how teachers perceive students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and the unintended consequences of a kind of “colorblind multiculturalism.” She unearths a hierarchy of acceptance and legitimacy that excludes most poor Black students and favors certain immigrant minorities. In addition, Randolph discovers how some teachers distinguish their support for certain forms of student diversity from curriculum diversity, such as accommodating bilingual education, which they find burdensome.
Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships. New York: Oxford University Press. 2012 By: Amy C. Steinbugler
Beyond Loving provides a critical examination of interracial intimacy in the beginning decades of the twenty-first century - an era rife with racial contradictions, where interracial relationships are increasingly seen as symbols of racial progress even as old stereotypes about illicit eroticism persist. Drawing on extensive qualitative research, Amy Steinbugler examines the racial dynamics of everyday life for lesbian, gay, and heterosexual Black/White couples. She disputes the notion that interracial partners are enlightened subjects who have somehow managed to "get beyond" race. Instead, for many partners, interracial intimacy represents not the end, but the beginning of a sustained process of negotiating racial differences.
Steinbugler's research reveals the ordinary challenges that interracial partners frequently face and the myriad ways that race shapes their interactions with each other as well as with neighbors, family members, co-workers and strangers. Steinbugler analyzes the everyday actions and strategies through which individuals maintain close relationships in a society with deeply-rooted racial inequalities-what she calls "racework." Beyond Loving reveals interracial intimacy as an ongoing process rather than a singular accomplishment. This analytic shift helps us reach a new understanding of how race "works" - not just in intimate spheres, but across all facets of contemporary social life.
City, Street and Citizen: The measure of the ordinary, London: Routledge, 2012 By: Suzanne Hall
How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don’t know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city’s public parts, allowing us a view of the very ordinary practices of life and livelihoods. By attending to the expressions of conviviality and contestation, ‘City, Street and Citizen’ offers an alternative notion of ‘multiculturalism’ away from the ideological frame of nation, and away from the moral imperative of community. This book offers to the reader an account of the lived realities of allegiance, participation and belonging from the base of a multi-ethnic street in south London.
‘City, Street and Citizen’ focuses on whether local life is significant for how individuals develop skills to live with urban change and cultural and ethnic diversity. Grounded in an ethnographic approach, this book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of sociology, global urbanisation, migration and ethnicity as well as being relevant to politicians, policy makers, urban designers and architects involved in cultural diversity, public space and street-based economies.
Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Princeton University Press, 2012 By: Cybelle Fox
Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence, Fox paints a riveting portrait of how race, labor, and politics combined to create three starkly different worlds of relief. She debunks the myth that white America's immigrant ancestors pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, unlike immigrants and minorities today. Three Worlds of Relief challenges us to reconsider not only the historical record but also the implications of our past on contemporary debates about race, immigration, and the American welfare state.
In this groundbreaking study of Puerto Rican and Dominican migration to the
Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action.
How is it that recipients of white privilege deny the role they play in reproducing racial inequality? Racing for Innocence addresses this question by examining the backlash against affirmative action in the late 1980s and early 1990s— just as courts, universities, and other institutions began to end affirmative action programs. This book recounts the stories of elite legal professionals at a large corporation with a federally mandated affirmative action program, as well as the cultural narratives about race, gender, and power in the news media and Hollywood films. Though most white men denied accountability for any racism in the workplace, they recounted ways in which they resisted—whether wittingly or not— incorporating people of color or white women into their workplace lives.
The main purpose of this book is to aid individuals in developing their ―sociological imaginations‖ and to broaden their understanding of the ―Sociology
of the Black Experience,‖ particularly in the United States‘ multicultural society.
Although one book cannot provide the total experience of the Black Diaspora, this
book provides a unique sociological exploration of the African American experience and how
it has been specifically impacted by culprits such as slavery and racism. The reality of slavery
and racism is deeply threaded throughout the fabric of the current state of African Americans and
this threading must be understood. Blacks are still one of the most disadvantaged minority groups
in the nation. Because ―race‖ still matters in the United States, every section of this book xplores
In The Broken Table, Chris Rhomberg sees the Detroit newspaper strike as a historic collision of two opposing forces: a system in place since the New Deal governing disputes between labor and management, and decades of increasingly aggressive corporate efforts to eliminate unions. As a consequence, one of the fundamental institutions of American labor relations—the negotiation table—has been broken, Rhomberg argues, leaving the future of the collective bargaining relationship and democratic workplace governance in question. The Broken Table uses interview and archival research to explore the historical trajectory of this breakdown, its effect on workers' economic outlook, and the possibility of restoring democratic governance to the business-labor relationship.
This book explores the socio-political dimensions of beauty, self-esteem, and sexual attraction among Asian Americans. By evaluating constructions of Asian
American gender and sexuality, it informs us on how racism, specifically white
supremacy, works in the United States. The externally imposed meanings placed upon Asian
and Asian American bodies unveils the new racism in this supposed ―post-racial‖ United
States. The goal of this book is to not only share the experiences of my more than sixty respondents, but to continue the dialogue that other scholars have already begun about the intersection
of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Social forces shape our lives. Ideas are normalized
about our identities that may influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions. To progress racially
in the United States, we must recognize the role of power, privilege and see white hegemonic
In chat rooms and blogs, on Facebook and Twitter, fans of Stieg Larsson‘s "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" books and movies have spirited conversations and raise thought-provoking questions about this fictional world and how it relates to their actual, non-fiction one. In their new book, MEN WHO HATE WOMEN AND THE WOMEN WHO KICK THEIR ASSES: Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in Feminist Perspective editors Donna King and Carrie Lee Smith, along with their contributors, expand these discussions about the novels and films by connecting them to scholarly perspectives on gender roles and real-world social trends. King and Smith describe their book as theoretically engaged, but written in a lively and accessible style.
Vallejo explores the challenges that accompany rapid social mobility and examines a new indicator of incorporation, a familial obligation to "give back" in social and financial support. She investigates the salience of middle-class Mexican Americans' ethnic identification and details how relationships with poorer coethnics and affluent whites evolve as immigrants and their descendants move into traditionally white middle-class occupations. Disputing the argument that Mexican communities lack high quality resources and social capital that can help Mexican Americans incorporate into the middle class, Vallejo also examines civic participation in ethnic professional associations embedded in ethnic communities.
Burke makes use of in-depth interviews with the residents most active in shaping the racially diverse urban communities in which they live. As most of them are white and progressive, it provides a unique view into the particular ways that colorblind ideologies work among liberals, particularly those who encounter racial diversity regularly. It reveals not just the pervasiveness of color-blind ideology and coded race talk among these residents, but also the difficulty they encounter when they try to speak or work outside of the rubric of color-blindness. This is especially vivid in their concrete discussions of the neighborhoods‘ diversity and the choices they and their families make to live in and contribute to these communities. Burke reveals the process whereby her participants unintentionally recreate a white habitus inside of these racially diverse communities, where despite their prodiversity stance they still act upon and preserve comfort and privileges for whites.