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Sociology: Professional Organizations and Associations

A guide to sociology resources at MCCC.

Professional Orgs. & Assoc.

American Sociological Association
A non-profit organization founded in 1905 with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The association has over 14,000 members. The organization is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. The ASA publishes 10 professional journals and magazines. The website also offers a job bank and forums for discussion of the sociology field.

International Sociological Association
The International Sociological Association was founded in 1949 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The objective of the ISA is to represent sociologists everywhere regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. The website offers information on working groups, junior sociologist competitions and a job bank.

Sociologists for Women in Society
Sociologists for Women in Society is a non-profit scientific and educational organization of sociologists and others. The SWS is dedicated to maximizing the effectiveness of and professional opportunities for women in sociology, exploring the contributions which sociology can, does and should make to the investigation of and humanization of current gender arrangements and improving women's lives and creating feminist social change. The website offers information on local chapters, programs run by the SWS and research resources.

WIDE (Women in Development Europe)
WIDE is a European network of non-governmental developmental organizations, gender specialists and human rights activists. WIDE enables members and partners to articulate alternatives to the negative impacts of globalization, and makes feminist alternatives visible. Through the dissemination of research and analysis, WIDE promotes gender equality and social justice. The website features forums, publications from the organization and its members and a newsletter. 

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