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    Contexts is a quarterly magazine that makes cutting-edge social research accessible to general readers. We're the public face of sociology.

    It is a publication of the American Sociological Association, edited by Arlene Stein (Rutgers) and Jodi O’Brien (Seattle University).

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    Black Philly After The Philadelphia Negro

    When W. E. B. Du Bois documented the struggles of residents of the Seventh Ward, he helped transform black Americans into a force for progressive social change. Keep Reading...

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    Current Issue: Winter 2014

    This issue examines the promise and possibilities of cities: from Philadelphia’s Seventh Ward to the suburbs of Chicago, we explore race, transportation policy, homeownership, and gentrification. Also: viewpoints on human trafficking, an interview with Budapest’s sociologist mayor, and some help with the jargon of labeling gender and sexuality.

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    Contexts accepts proposals for full-length features as well as for our departments: mediations, photo essays, pedagogies, trends, and book reviews. Download our submission guidelines for details. More information…

    A compilation of more than 60 of our best articles.

    The Contexts Reader enables instructors to assign readings that are as accessible as a popular paperback, but as brief as a journal article, in one affordable anthology. Three-quarters of the articles were published in the last four years and are therefore new to the Second Edition.

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