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American Sociological Association: 2015 Annual Meeting
August 22-25, 2015 | Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House | Chicago, IL
President-elect Paula England and the 2015 Program Committee have been working on an exciting program that will include nearly 600 individual sessions on everything from the latest and greatest books in the field, section roundtables, and countless other topics.
Sex usually occurs in private and is seen as deeply personal, yet it is also profoundly social. Cultural norms and social institutions such as religion, education, mass media, law, and the military all affect what we sexually with whom. These social forces also affect what is seen as beyond the bounds of legitimacy. Indeed, contemporary politics are full of contentious debates about abortion, sex education, same-sex marriage, pornography, sex work, sexual harrassment, systematic rape as a weapon in wars, and female genital cutting. Given the importance of sexuality in people's lives, and its relevance to many areas of sociology, ASA President-elect Paula England has selected it as the theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ASA. [Read entire theme statement...]
-Paula England, ASA President-elect and 2015 Program Committee Chair, New York University
Member suggestions for Invited Sessions are being accepted for the 110th Annual Meeting program. Members are encouraged to submit session proposals for the components of the program where participation is by invitation only. That is, proposals should include both the topic for this session and the name of individuals who will be invited to speak at the session.
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Start planning your visit to Chicago. With so much to do, you might even want to come a day earlier or stay a day later to experience the city lights and nights.