ugh. the paparazzi.

Signing up for my ASA membership and the conference. Is this new?:

By attending the Annual Meeting, you give permission for images of you, captured during the conference through video, photo, and/or digital camera, to be used by the ASA in promotional materials, publications, and web site and waive any and all rights including, but not limited to, compensation or ownership. Unless this permission is revoked in writing to the ASA, by virtue of their attendance all conference visitors agree to the use of their likeness in such materials.

Also, again this year I did not have the guts to check a lower-dues income box than my actual income. It remains kind of sucker proposition, though. Whatever impressions some may try to foster to the contrary, it’s not like ASA costs $X to run and so we need to figure out what’s the equitable way to raise that X. Instead, it’s just price discrimination posing as social justice.

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.

4 thoughts on “ugh. the paparazzi.”

  1. Re: fee ranges, how much effort am I expected to put into figuring out the exchange rate of my salary? Plus quantifying the health benefits…I better just make a donation to a scholarship fund.

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    1. speaking of price discrimination and your awesome Canadian health benefits, I propose that *all* Canadians be forced to donate to one of the scholarship funds (or, alternatively, a fund to improve the Canadian Sociological website)

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  2. Your wish is our command. This past summer, we Canadians voted to increase our own membership fees specifically to fund an overhaul of that painful website.

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