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Contexts Quicklit: 11 recent sociological findings on race and the criminal justice system

Washington State Penitentiary. Photo by Philip N. Cohen from Flickr Creative Commons. With the ongoing outrage over the police killing unarmed Black men, the … Read More

How do you understand people in their social worlds?

Contexts is about understanding people in their social worlds. To do that we often reach into our toolbox of concepts — to help frame questions, … Read More

12 hashtags about feminism that should convince you to get on Twitter

From the Flickr Creative Commons by Charlotte Cooper It’s been another year of ups and downs for feminism. Beyoncé broadcast FEMINIST from the … Read More

Class and sex for young women

Welcome to our new research blog, “Sexuality and inequality research.” Our focus is on how sexuality is affected by various inequalities—class, gender, race, … Read More

On Scholarly Activism

Photo by David Shankbone from Flickr Creative Commons The moment before you are served up to an audience as the attraction for the next … Read More

Sociology's irrelevance in the news

Layers of irrelevance (photo by Dan Phiffer from Flickr Creative Commons) In an article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education, Orlando Patterson, an eminent … Read More

Top recent sociology on immigration

With President Obama’s recently announced executive action protecting some immigrant families from deportation, and the pending political battle with Congress, it’s a good time … Read More

Covering the Three Missouri Michaels

What did we learn about America as the media covered three young Black men in Missouri—an NFL recruit, an HIV-positive alleged sex offender, and a … Read More

Introducing Contexts online

Contexts isn’t just a print magazine. As Syed Ali and I take over the editor’s desk, we’re adding a stream of online content — … Read More