April 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

Randall Collins, the sitting president of the ASA, has responded to the organizers of the petition calling on the ASA to increase its transparency regarding its finances, and the (putative) need for a dues increase. That’s great: when the top elected official of the leading professional association, and a prominent theorist in his own right, weighs in, one can hope for the start of the kind of constructive dialogue that would make everyone happy.

Umm, no.

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Shocked: Who’s in Control?

April 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

Gary Alan Fine is right

Members would be shocked to learn that PubComm approved the contract with Sage without having been allowed to read that very contract on which they voted.

Holy crap. The Disgruntled Sociologist is, indeed, shocked.  And TDS is pretty cynical.

Read the whole set of comments from Fine. How utterly depressing.

Petition for ASA Transparency

April 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

There is now a petition to the ASA requesting increased transparency surrounding the proposed dues increase.

Go to asatransparency.org to sign it.

When you fill out the form, you will be sent an email to confirm.  Remember to click on the link.  Your email will not be used for any other purpose.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!  A big number will make a big difference.

Someone really should produce these…

April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lovely merchandise after the jump, courtesy of Fabio Rojas:

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