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Candidates for ASA Offices in 2006

In accordance with election policies established by the ASA Council, biographical sketches of the candidates for ASA leadership positions are published in Footnotes (see below). The biographical sketches appear in alphabetical order by office. Biographical sketches for all candidates will be available online when ballots are mailed to all current voting members in mid-April.

Candidates for President-Elect
Arne L. Kalleberg
Victor Nee

Candidates for Vice President-Elect
Randall Collins
Doug McAdam

Candidates for Secretary-Elect
Jay Demerath, III
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey








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Betty Friedan: An Appreciation

Betty Friedan, the leader of the second wave of the women’s movement, died in Washington, DC, February 4, on her 85th birthday. A journalist and author, Friedan founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and in addition to her political and organizational activities, participated in and directed many university-based programs bringing together scholars and policy makers.


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Canada and Québec: An Update

Renowned Canadian sociologist Marshall McLuhan once wrote, “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without identity,” and claims that having an identity crisis is part of being Canadian. The 2002 Booker Prize winner, Yann Martel, referred to today’s Canada as the “greatest hotel on earth.”

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