Section Membership Counts

The ASA membership year closes on September 30 of each year. The following table presents section membership counts (alphabetically by section) as of September 30 for the last decade.

 

Totals 20,269 21,366 23,120 24,236 25,137 24,995 26,329 25,464 27,827 27,309 28,410
Section 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Aging 498 484 598 603 614 606 624 605 612 620 610
Alcohol & Drugs 306 303 301 304 303 288 255 213 226 200 195
Altruism, Morality & Social Solidarity - - - - - - 139 216 320 305 306
Animals & Society 218 197 209 208 218 176 180 167 172 149 160
Asia/Asian American 328 321 365 379 398 368 405 351 377 337 349
Body and Embodiment - - - - - - 302 295 307 306 309
Children & Youth 341 334 418 417 413 419 433 434 447 409 441
Collective Behavior/Social Movements 614 643 708 761 857 836 825 767 874 841 839
Communication and Information Technology 185 253 301 301 307 318 317 318 323 325 375
Community & Urban 615 696 721 759 764 727 695 659 696 619 626
Comparative & Historical 563 629 693 710 741 730 765 693 708 710 810
Consumers and Consumption - - - - - - - - - 322 310
Crime, Law & Deviance 626 658 689 701 739 701 694 624 633 612 626
Culture 946 976 1,063 1,131 1,180 1,198 1,227 1,132 1,228 1,181 1,209
Sociology of Development - - - - - - - - 357 421 465
Disability & Society - - - - - 165 235 331 308 264 209
Economic 548 614 674 717 776 780 823 836 872 823 848
Education 653 718 747 796 809 812 847 813 862 818 833
Emotions 265 259 262 288 281 278 270 262 269 274 275
Environment & Technology 417 377 365 406 419 461 478 463 473 491 516
Ethnomethodology 220 306 207 192 201 189 199 157 153 129 152
Evolution, Biology & Society - - 157 336 245 203 183 159 158 174 167
Family 731 719 772 819 842 817 822 801 809 754 797
Global & Transnational Sociology - - - - - - - 516 649 627 703
History of Sociology 200 179 233 234 219 212 213 207 199 199 196
Human Rights - - - - - 251 321 290 302 321 287
Inequality, Poverty and Mobility - - - - - - - - 545 671 751
International Migration 350 401 436 496 557 561 607 579 630 593 680
Labor & Labor Movements 315 341 371 423 429 424 415 352 393 435 431
Latino/a 270 312 337 349 346 349 378 325 351 318 373
Law 316 338 412 412 411 409 422 442 414 423 419
Marxist 410 412 407 410 408 414 401 339 343 311 306
Mathematical 196 179 196 222 212 211 225 226 231 220 216
Medical 1,010 1,013 1,027 1,010 1,063 1,023 1,044 1,019 1,034 1,009 1,057
Mental Health 399 417 425 411 433 408 410 418 457 428 447
Methodology 392 381 401 407 402 407 425 419 430 434 424
Organizations, Occupations & Work 980 948 981 1,046 1,057 1,024 1,025 944 961 996 1022
Peace, War & Social Conflict 276 317 316 316 344 321 330 313 307 302 302
Political Economy of the World System 402 419 428 440 467 421 431 386 430 412 414
Political Sociology 599 656 755 771 844 834 869 786 884 858 901
Population 429 440 444 460 488 472 512 499 520 490 514
Race, Gender & Class 787 804 848 930 986 943 965 900 999 942 1,004
Racial & Ethnic Minorities 685 689 820 810 879 818 900 820 864 811 869
Rationality & Society 183 170 174 162 164 152 148 151 165 162 150
Religion 510 540 610 654 670 655 698 686 672 643 641
Science, Knowledge & Technology 388 413 418 467 483 495 487 477 498 496 535
Sex & Gender 1,038 1,044 1,072 1,149 1,210 1,165 1,231 1,122 1,190 1,119 1,174
Sexualities 350 367 399 434 459 458 486 442 507 485 558
Social Psychology 627 618 374 664 689 651 663 634 673 692 689
Sociological Practice and Public Sociology 213 216 214 219 232 215 334 311 332 333 328
Teaching & Learning 546 588 653 681 735 791 813 747 804 801 767
Theory 637 677 819 829 825 838 858 818 859 802 825