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Founded as a nonprofit professional organization in 1976, the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA)
promotes the study and understanding of sociological issues and problems.
2013 Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book
Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group(2010. University of Illinois Press) by Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd.
2013 Sociological Spectrum Paper of the Year
"Socioeconomic Status and Health Well-Being During Later Life: Potential Mediating Factors" (Sociological Spectrum 33(2): 136-158) by Tze-Li Hsu and Jeralynn S. Cossman
2013 Stanford M. Lyman Memorial Scholarship
Whitney Laster, Vanderbilt University,
Racial Hierarchy and Liminality in South Africa: A Case Study of Coloureds’ Social Location, Attitudes, and Experiences.
2013 Graduate Student Paper of Distinction
"Gender Differences in Bullying Victimization: The Role of Academics and School Context." by Brett Lehman, Louisiana State University
2013 Undergraduate Student Paper Competition
“Obedience vs. Autonomy in Children: A Study of Religious Influence Theory,” by Taylor Bandler, Samford University
Deadlines for 2014 Events
40th Annual MSSA Conference.
Sociology and Globalization: Exploring Diversity, Paradigmatic Shifts, and Critical Frameworks from a Social Context
November 5-8, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama.
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