marxist sociology section of ASA (fwd)
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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
> 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 muohio.edu), Martha
> Gimenez (Martha.Gimenez at Colorado.Edu) or Sara Schoonmaker
> (schoonma at ultrix.uor.edu). 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> Make checks payable to the American Sociological Association
> Art Jipson
> Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Anthropology
> Upham Hall
> Miami University
> Oxford, Ohio 45056
> jipson_art at msmail.muohio.edu or JIPSONAJ at MUOHIO.EDU
> NCSOCA page: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/~skimmel/ncsa/
> 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 orion.it.luc.edu *
6525 N. Sheridan Rd. *
Chicago, Illinois 60626 *
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