marxist sociology section of ASA (fwd)

Jon Beasley-Murray jpb8 at
Fri Sep 15 15:03:46 MDT 1995

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From:    Talmadge Wright <twright at ORION.IT.LUC.EDU>
Subject: Marxist Sociology Section of the ASA (fwd)

For those on the LEFT-L list who consider themselves sociologists and who
are not members of the Marxist Section we do encourage you to join with
us in expanding the Marxist section of ASA. Talmadge

Forwarded message:
> Hello everyone,
> I am sending this message to several lists and individuals as part of a
> recruitment drive for the Marxist section of the American Sociological
> Association (ASA).  As of the ASA meeting held on August 19-23, we had 374
> members.  We need 400 members by september 30th to get another session on the
> program for next year.  In the long run, the section is setting its sights on
> a membership level of 600 members by September 1996 (that would give the
> section 4 sessions on the program).
> If you have any questions contact Art Jipson (jipsonaj at, Martha
> Gimenez (Martha.Gimenez at Colorado.Edu) or Sara Schoonmaker
> (schoonma at Please feel free to share this with other
> interested groups and individuals.
> I believe that the benefits and advantages of the section are well outlined
> in the section's information (taken from the section's brochure):
>                            MARXIST SOCIOLOGY SECTION
> The Section of Marxist Sociology is concerned with developing Marxist
> analysis as a method of scientific and scholarly research within sociology.
> Marxist analysis is not seen as focused on a specific aspect of social life,
> but rather as a method for analysis of the dynamics of social change, with an
> emphasis on the interplay of economic, social, and political factors.  This
> method involves a dialectical interaction between theory, method, and
> practice.
> The Section on Marxist Sociology facilitates the work of its members in
> several ways.  First, at our sessions at the ASA Annual meetings,
> sociologists with similar theoretical concerns meet for an interchange of
> ideas, research findings, and experiences in teaching and applying Marxist
> sociological perspectives in and out of the classroom.  Second, the Marxist
> Sociology Section assists in the development of resources for teaching and
> research which enhance the contribution of Marxist perspectives to the
> sociological enterprise.  Third, the Section encourages the development of
> local and regional activities by serving as a medium of communication among
> persons interested in Marxist analysis throughout the country.  Finally, the
> Section encourages the publication and distribution of Marxist sociological
> theory and research bearing on Marxist perspectives.
> Why Join The Marxist Sociology Section?
>       1.  Members of the Marxist Sociology Section receive our
>           frequently published newsletter, which contains extensive
>           information on Marxist concerns.  The newsletter includes
>           information about works in progress, important new
>           books, information about conferences, and other issues of
>           concern to Marxist sociologists.
>       2.  Members may present papers in the sessions and
>           participate in roundtables and other activities sponsored by
>           the Marxist Sociology Section at the annual ASA
>           meetings.
>       3.  Through the Marxist Sociology Section, members can
>           help influence the ASA to make it a more responsible
>           professional organization.  The more members, the more
>           sessions the Marxist Section can have at the annual ASA
>           meetings.
> How Can I Join The Marxist Sociology Section?
>       If you are a member of the American Sociological
>       Association, you can easily become a member of our Section.
>       Use the form on the reverse side of this brochure to inform the
>       ASA that you want to be a member of the Marxist Sociology
>       Section.  Alternatively, when you renew your ASA
>       membership, check the box for the Marxist Sociology Section.
>       Dues for the Section are only $10 per year for employed
>       sociologists, and $7 for students and unemployed.
>       If you do not belong to the American Sociological
>       Association, we invite you to join both it and our Section.
>       Use the form on the reverse side to request information
>       concerning membership in the ASA (which has a sliding scale
>       according to income) and our Section.  Or call the ASA at
>       (202) 833-3410.
> -------------------------------------CLIP-------------------------------------
> To:  American Sociological Association
>      1722 N. Street N.W.
>      Washington, D.C.  20036
>      From:     _______________________________
>                _______________________________
>                _______________________________
> ____ I am an ASA member, and want to join the
>      Marxist Sociology Section.  Enclosed is a
>      check for $10.00 for Section dues for this
>      year.  (or $7.00 for students and unemployed)
> ____ I am not an ASA member, but I am interested
>      in joining the Marxist Sociology Section.
>      Please send me information about membership
>      in both the ASA and the Marxist Sociology
>      Section.
> Make checks payable to the American Sociological Association
> -------------------------------------CLIP-------------------------------------
> Art Jipson
> Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Anthropology
> Upham Hall
> Miami University
> Oxford, Ohio 45056
> 513-529-2637
> jipson_art at or JIPSONAJ at MUOHIO.EDU
> NCSOCA page:
>  The Page of the North Central Sociological Association
Talmadge Wright                                        (312)508-3451 *
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology                  FAX:(312)508-3646 *
Loyola University Chicago                   twright at *
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.                                                 *
Chicago, Illinois 60626                                              *

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