Section on Marxist Sociology - intended to
advance the interests of the ASA Marxist Section, and to serve as a
resource and meeting point for Marxist scholars. This page is a living
document, and we expect it to grow as it matures.
ASA Section on History
of Sociology - The term "the history of
sociology" is most frequently used to refer to the chronicle of the
discipline's general theories and theorists. But other issues investigated
in this scholarship include: methodological advances; the politics of the
profession; the discovery and introduction of the forgotten theorists;
biographies of significant contributors to the discipline's subfields;
accounts of departments and of their influence at particular historic
moments; the work of applied sociologists; the administration and staffing
of the association; chronicles of the annual and regional meetings; and
the gender, race, and class politics that have influenced the
professionalization of the discipline (and the construction of and challenges
to the canon of "sociology's founding texts").
The Society for
Social Studies of Science (4S) - The Society
for Social Studies of Science (4S) is a nonprofit, professional
association. It was founded in 1975 and now has an international
membership of about 1000. The main purpose is to bring together those
interested in understanding science and technology, including the way they
develop and interact with their social contexts.
ASA Section on Sociological
Practice - The purpose of the Section on
Sociological Practice is to provide a forum for sociologists working in
diverse applied settings, e.g., industry, government, higher education,
voluntary associations or as solo practitioners; and to increase
understanding of the relationship between sociological practice and
Sociological Practice Association -
Sociological Practice Association (SPA)
is the professional association focusing on the use of sociology. For
twenty years, SPA's leadership has linked sociology with social action.
Society for Applied Sociology - The Society for Applied Sociology, founded in 1978, is
an international organization for professionals involved in applying
sociological knowledge in a wide variety of settings.
The Association for Humanist Sociology
- Founded in 1976, the AHS emerged from our
realization that conventional mainstream sociology was unresponsive to
people, their needs, concerns and values.It is our shared commitment to
use sociology for people, as well as the larger needs of the planet, which
shapes our orientation to humanist sociology. We intend to be an active
support network for sociologists and other scholars committed to humanist
values, as they practice in institutions often hostile to such an approach.
Center of Excellence for
Sustainable Development - U.S. Department of
Energy site which allows the user to: Read about other communities that
have discovered the benefits of sustainable development; Locate technical
and financial resources that can help your community plan and carry out
sustainable development projects; and Access model codes and ordinances
other communities have used to implement sustainable development.
Soros Foundation Network - dedicated to building open societies around the
world. The concept of an open society is based on the recognition
that people act on imperfect knowledge and nobody is in possession of the
ultimate truth. The Soros foundations network has offices in New
York, Budapest, Brussels, Paris and Washington D.C.
Open Society Institute - New York -
Soros Foundation Network - The Open Society
Institute - New York promotes the development and maintenance of open
societies around the world by supporting an array of programs dealing with
educational, social, and legal reform. Together with the Open Society Institute-Budapest,
OSI-New York assists the other organizations in the Soros foundations
network by providing programmatic, administrative, financial, and
Peace Brigades International (PBI)
- Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a
grassroots organization that explores and promotes nonviolent peacekeeping
and support for human rights. When invited, we send teams of volunteers
into areas of political repression and conflict.
and Freedom Foundation - The Progress
& Freedom Foundation was founded in 1993 to study the
digital revolution and its implications for public policy. The Foundation
believes that the digital revolution portends fundamental cultural,
economic, political and social changes. While these changes bring
challenges, they also create the potential for a new era of human
Center for a New American Dream - The Center for a New American Dream is a
not-for-profit membership-based organization that helps individuals and
institutions reduce and shift consumption to enhance our quality of life
and protect the environment. Our goal is to encourage more Americans to
adopt our motto of: MORE FUN, LESS STUFF!!
Consumers Union - Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an
independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only
consumers. We are a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about
products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other
consumer concerns. Since 1936, our mission has been to test products,
inform the public, and protect consumers.
Resources - Offering a comprehensive list of
resources for living a fuller, more satisfying life without piling up
unnecessary possessions and destroying the natural environment.
Culture - list of resources on global
consumer culture and global environmental issues by Richard Wilk,
Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University.
Adbusters - We
are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students,
educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist
movement of the information age. Our aim is to topple existing power
structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st
The Museum of Weird
Consumer Culture - Art about
consumerism---Hybrids of commodities and handicrafts---Idiotic products.
Satire --- intended or unintended. The most banal, grotesque, ironic,
twisted or perverse creations of the capitalist marketplace.
New Road Map Foundation -
The New Road Map Foundation (NRM) provides
people with practical tools and innovative approaches for managing and
mastering basic life challenges. Our name reflects the fact that people
need new ways to navigate the road of life - ways based on a vision of a
cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world.
Simple Living Network - the Simple Living Network is a small, grass-roots,
on-line service that provides information about publications and tools for
those wanting to learn how to live a more conscious, simple, healthy and
Seeds of Simplicity - Seeds of Simplicity is a national, nonprofit
membership organization working to help mainstream and symbolize voluntary
simplicity as an authentic social and environmental issue. It is a Los
Angeles-based program of the Center for Religion, Ethics & Social
Policy at Cornell University. All resources are available without charge
to members and include diverse educational materials on free-thinking for
children and adults, the consultation/coordination services of The
Simplicity Circles Project, and the opportunity to preserve a changing
"living legacy" for present and future generations in the Living
Legacies Archive that is part of this web site.
Social Change - from Gene
Shackman. This site looks at long term, large scale changes in social,
political and economic systems at the national and international levels.
The principal aim is to present information that can be used to explain
historical change, growth and development. For example: why did
industrialization first occur in Europe; and what is globalization and how
is it happening. This site presents links to sites with theories,
approaches, data and research about the change process.