I see in Footnotes the American Sociological Association theme for 2010 is going to be “Toward a Sociology of Citizenship.” Citizenship to me seems fine as a subject matter. My own preference would be that ASA presidents not select conference themes that sound like manuscript titles. Still, better than “Allocation Processes and Ascription,” and, the worst theme of all my years in sociology, “Accounting for the Rising and Declining Significance of Sociology.”
Good themes, btw, have been “Worlds of Work,” “The New Politics of Community,” and, best of all, “Public Sociology.”
I never decided what I thought about “The Question of Culture?” largely because no one would tell me what the question was. Culture people are so cliquish.