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 August 7, 2003

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
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For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. Sociologists are
Presenters at National Meeting

Islam, Christianity, Social Exchange and Manhood to be Addressed 

Los Angeles, CA -- Research by sociologists from California State University, Los Angeles will be presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) at the Hilton Atlanta & Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA, August 16-19, 2003. 

The meeting involves more than 500 sessions consisting of workshops, courses, and presentations by sociologists nationally and internationally. 

The following are presentations by Cal State L.A. faculty members and students: 

Kazem Alamdari (faculty): “Religion and Development Revisited: Comparing Islam and Christianity.” 

Gretchen Peterson (faculty) and James McKeever (student): “Network Connections and Affective Responses in Social Exchange.” 

Pablo Hernandez (student): “Machismo: How a Latino Learn His Manhood!” 

To search for an abstract on a paper session or the schedule for a presentation, go to

Founded in 1905, ASA is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With approximately 13,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. About 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit organizations. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future. For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Sociology Department at (323) 343-2200. # # #

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