Friday, August 19, 2011

University of CIncinnati Research Explores Social Conflict

From UC News: University of Cincinnati Research Explores Social Conflict

University of Cincinnati sociologists will be among the top researchers in their field to present at the 106th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas.

Date: 8/18/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Ashley Kempher

UC ingot   Half of the University of Cincinnati’s tenure track faculty are among the nation’s sociologists who are presenting on the many facets of social conflict, the theme of the 106th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Aug. 20-23 in Las Vegas.

“Social conflict is constantly in the headlines, in the breaking news, but also under the surface of social life,” says ASA President Randall Collins. “Wherever there is change, struggle or domination, there is conflict.”

UC research by faculty as well as graduate students is regularly screened and selected to be presented at the annual meeting, which draws more than 5,000 sociologists.

Here are highlights of the some of the UC research to be presented this month:
Executions in Black and White: Oppression and Resistance in Post-Emancipation Executions in the SouthUC sociologist Annulla Linders analyzes newspaper accounts of black executions in the old South, and uncovers a social history that intersects race with crime and punishment.

Analyzing the Avon Lady: Direct Sellers Work Decisions in Urban EcuadorErynn Masi de Casanova, a UC assistant professor of sociology, presents on how women are getting a leg up on finding work in urban Ecuador.

Long-Term, Intimate Partnerships Can Promote Unhealthy HabitsCorinne E, Reczek, a UC assistant professor of sociology, reports three distinct findings into how cohabiting couples believe they directly and indirectly contribute to one another’s unhealthy habits.

Good Guy Loitering: Embodying Belonging in a Neighborhood Undergoing ChangeAmanda Staight, a doctoral student in UC’s Department of Sociology, begins an examination of what’s considered ‘good’ and ‘bad’ loitering in a Cincinnati community.

The ASA is a non-profit membership association dedicated to serving sociologists in their work, advancing sociology as a science and profession and promoting the contributions and use of sociology to society.
UC’s Department of Sociology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences has faculty with national reputations and award-winning publications and research grants.

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