ASA Sessions and Meeting

Reception and Business Meeting

Joint Reception with Global & Transnational Sociology and Sociology of Culture

Saturday, August 20, 6:30pm

Section on Political Sociology Business Meeting

Sunday 1:30-2:10pm


Sat, Aug 20


147. Regular Session. Political Sociology 2

Session Organizer: Rebecca R. Scott, University of Missouri-Columbia

Presider: Joshua Edward Olsberg, National University

Has the Tea Party Radicalized the Political Conversation? Suggestions from the 2012-2016 Republican Primary Debates. David R. Dietrich, Texas State University

The Political Epistemics of Rural Conservatism. Philip George Lewin, Florida Atlantic University

The Politicization of Immigration and Welfare: A New Swedish Dilemma. Maureen A. Eger, Umeå University; Joakim Kulin, Stockholm University

Neoliberal Spirit as an Oppositional Political Culture in Turkey’s Gezi Park Movement. Onur Kapdan, UCSB

On Shaky Ground: Power,Spatial Inequality and the Politics of Energy Development. Peter M. Hall, Colorado State University; Stacia S. Ryder, Colorado State University



Joint Reception with Global and Transnational and Culture


Sun, Aug 21


191. Section on Political Sociology Invited Session. Political Representation in Crisis? Movements, Parties, and New Activisms

Session Organizer: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU



226. Section on Political Sociology Paper Session. How Political Culture Matters

Session Organizer: Paul R. Lichterman, University of Southern California

Presider: Genevieve Zubrzycki, University of Michigan

Collective Memories, Political Culture, and Policy: The Case of Irish Humanitarianism. Joachim J. Savelsberg, University of Minnesota

Geopolitical Cultures of Race and the Power of Modern Culture. Chandra Mukerji, University of California, San Diego

Political Cultures, Social Movement Dynamics, and the Life Course: Understanding the Impacts of Biographies on Mobilization. Pablo Lapegna, University of Georgia

Remaking Socialism: Ideology, Legitimacy and Economic Transformation in China, 1976-1992. Wen Xie, University of Chicago

Self-interest and Shared Struggle: The Role of Cultural Individualism in Multi-issue Social Justice Activism. Jack Delehanty, University of Minnesota; Michelle Oyakawa, The Ohio State University

Discussant: Paul R. Lichterman, University of Southern California



261. Section on Political Sociology Roundtable Session and Business Meeting

Roundtables Session Organizer: Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University Chicago


Table 1. Partisanship and Polarization

Table Presider: Kate Pride Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology

Associational Networks in America: Political Polarization on the Rise. Ya-Feng Lin; Isaiah Fink Avraham Cohen, Louisiana State University

Building Identities and the Boundaries Between Them in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Morgan Johnstonbaugh

Partisanship, Political Culture, and Minimum Wage Policy. Daniel Tope, Florida State University; Clayton M. Gumber, Florida State University; Daniel Lanford, Florida State University

Pathways to Policy: Partisanship and Bipartisanship in Renewable Energy Legislation. Kate Pride Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology; David J. Hess, Vanderbilt University

Tweeting Ideology: Using Text Analysis to Create a Measure of Partisanship. Jason Scott   Radford, University of Chicago; Betsy Sinclair, Washington University in St. Louis


Table 2. Activism and Social Movements

Table Presider: Emily Brissette, Bridgewater State University

Beyond the Spectacle of “Violent Protest”: Rethinking Violence at Occupy Oakland. Emily Brissette, Bridgewater State University

Prefigurative Social Movements and the State in the 21st Century. Heather Anne Hax, Towson University; William Tsitsos, Towson University

Repertoires of Activism: Accounting for Individual, Cultural and Contextual Factors. Anna Slavina, University of Toronto