Contexts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Contexts  
Contexts Journal Front Cover.jpg
Discipline Sociology
Language English
Edited by Syed Ali, Philip N. Cohen
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
2002-present
Frequency Quarterly
Indexing
ISSN 1536-5042
LCCN 2001215451
OCLC no. 48247109
Links

Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal and an official publication of the American Sociological Association. It is designed to be a more accessible source of sociological ideas and research and has been inspired by the movement towards public sociology.

History[edit]

The journal was established in 2002 by Claude Fischer and is published by SAGE Publications; until 2011, it was published by the University of California Press. Fischer was succeeded by Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper, who edited the journal from 2005 to 2007, injecting a certain amount of controversial humor such as New Yorker cartoons and a column written by "Harry Green" (actually Jasper) called "The Fool." The current editors are Syed Ali and Philip N. Cohen.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

The journal differs from a typical academic journal as it is targeted more toward students and the general public. It is used widely in courses,[citation needed], and a selection of its premier articles is available in book format through the The Contexts Reader, published by W. W. Norton & Company, now in its second edition.

The new editors have introduced a blog feature on the magazines website, Contexts.org.[2]

New print issues are published quarterly in February (Winter), May (Spring), August (Summer) and November (Fall).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Contexts is abstracted and indexed in SocINDEX and Sociological Abstracts.

References[edit]

External links[edit]