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Pacific Sociological Association 2014 Annual meetings; Portland, Oregon, March 27-30
The 2014 annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon, from Thursday, March 27th through Sunday, March 30th. Portland offers a multitude of options for eating, drinking, socializing, and recreating -- much of it within a short walk of the Marriott. Portland resonates as a meeting location for many sociological reasons. It is a city that considers itself progressive and enlightened, yet one that struggles with a legacy of institutional racism and inequality. It is a magnet for artists, designers, and creative-minded people of all kinds, yet Portland’s post-recession economy offers limited opportuni­ties for good jobs. Portland is a city trying to look ahead, while grap­pling with its past. It embraces imagination and vision, even while it confronts the hard economic realities of today. In these respects, the city embodies the theme of the meetings, which is “(Un)Changing Institutions: Work, Family, and Gender in the New Economy.”

See the PSA spring newsletter to learn about all that Portland has to offer – and about exciting developments that are already underway to put together a vibrant program. For updates on program development, the host city, accommodations and amenities, and other meeting issues, check the PSA webpage at: If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Program Chair (Amy J. Orr,
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