What is the Peace, War, and

Social Conflict Section?

The purpose of the Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict is to encourage the application of sociological methods, theories, and perspectives to the study of peace and war. Interests of Section members include diverse subjects such as:

  • Causes and dynamics of war

  • Conflict resolution

  • Peace movements

  • Military institutions

  • Nonviolence

  • Race and ethnic conflict

  • Gender and violence

  • War refugees

Section members represent a wide range of interests and approaches, and the liveliness of the exchange among them gives the Section both its intellectual excitement and its reason for being.

Why join?

  • Contribute your knowledge.

  • Invigorate the intellectual debates around the sociology of conflict.

  • Meet researchers working in your area and be a part of an active professional network. Delight in exchanges with persons who share common intellectual concerns.

  • Present papers in Section sessions and roundtables at the annual ASA meetings.

  • Receive the lively Section newsletter, containing membership news, notices of recently published books and resources, discussions of issues that concern members, calls for papers, and reports on Section organizational matters.

  • Enjoy camaraderie and hospitality at our annual meeting reception and other Section gatherings.

  • Influence the ASA through the Section, helping to make it a more responsive professional organization. The more members, the more sessions the Section can have at the annual meetings.