overheard, monday afternoon

“The cultural sociology thing I went to had a lot of talk about how sociology of culture is marginalized within sociology.”
“Isn’t culture like the second biggest section within ASA?”
“Medical sociology is the third biggest section and they feel marginalized, too.”
“Well, medical sociology kind of is marginalized.”
“.”
“Of course, I recognize that you might think I’m saying that just because medical is one of my areas. But I don’t feel marginalized within sociology for my stuff with medical. I feel marginalized in sociology for other reasons.”
“.”
“I guess between feeling marginalized from sociology and feeling marginalized from society, just about everyone in ASA is covered.”
“It’s like those Little Leagues where everyone gets a trophy.”

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

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