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ASA Citations

The American Sociological Association (ASA) citation style is used in Sociology and is based on the Chicago Manual of Style. Here are some examples on how to cite various commonly used sources in ASA style.




Book with one author:

Bergesen, Albert. 2006. The Depth of Shallow Culture: The High Art of Shoes, Movies, Novels, Monsters, and Toys. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.


Book with two or more authors:

Mouer, Ross and Hirosuke Kawanishi. 2005. A Sociology of Work in Japan. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Book chapter:

Holley, Phillip D. and David E. Wright, Jr. 2006. "A Sociology of Rib Joints." Pp. 46-53 in McDonaldization: The Reader, edited by G. Ritzer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.




Journal article from database (with doi):

Sweeten, Gary, Shawn D. Bushway, and Raymond Paternoster. 2009. “Does Dropping Out of School Mean Dropping Into Delinquency?” Criminology 47(1):47-91. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.2009.00139.x.


Journal article from database (without doi):

Menon, Nivedita. 2009. “Sexuality, Caste, Governmentality: Contests Over 'Gender' in India” Feminist Review 91:94-112. Retrieved November 2, 2010 (





Spalter-Roth, Roberta and William Erskine. 2007. “Race and Ethnicity in the Sociology Pipeline.” Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved January 9, 2008 (

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