American Sociological Association Annual Meeting To Be Held In San Francisco August 21 - 26

July 23, 1998

WASHINGTON -- Five thousand participants will convene at the ASA Annual Meeting August 21-25 at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers Hotel for hundreds of sessions and presentations on topics including immigration, affirmative action, families and children, health care, and welfare. The opening plenary session on "The Dismantling of Affirmative Action" will feature Mayor Willie Brown and distinguished sociologists Barbara F. Reskin, Jerome Karabel, Troy Duster, and William Gamson.

The meeting's theme, Inequality and Social Policy: A Challenge for Sociology, draws on sociological research into the causes and consequences of inequality and their social policy implications. Recent studies have revealed, for example, how the scarcity of jobs in inner city neighborhoods undermines public policies designed to encourage the poor to work and how the process of measuring inequality influences the public agenda.

Opportunities at the Annual Meeting include:>

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Program Highlights can be found at http://www.asanet.org/media/program.htm

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