Pitch Your Feature!

Incoming Contexts editors Amin Ghaziani and Seth Abrutyn, both sociologists at the University of British Columbia, invite your feature story pitches—now accepted through mc.manuscriptcentral.com/contexts!

For information on pitching or submitting to the other sections of our magazine, and for more information about our process, please see our Author Guide. Additional questions can be directed to our Sr. Managing Ed., letta@contexts.org.

We can’t wait to hear what you can’t wait to tell the world!

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Daniel Harrison

November 7, 2022

Dear Letta Page,

This is Daniel Harrison at Lander University. I had an article, “Twenty Years in a Culture of Fear,” published in Contexts back in January 2020. I hope this message finds you well.

I just wanted to pitch an idea for a short Features piece for an upcoming issue of Contexts. Basically, I am hoping to write a short analytic essay on the “breaching experiment” as sociological teaching exercise. It would involve a history of the breaching experiment (Garfinkel and his associates), an explanation of how breaching experiments came to be a sociological teaching exercise (especially in Introduction to Sociology and Sociology of Deviance classes), a description of classic breaching experiments, a discussion of some breaching experiments gone wrong, and a short mediation on whether (given the often conflictual and hyper-sensitive normative structure of contemporary society today) breaching experiments should still be assigned in sociology classes.

Please let me know if you think Contexts might be interested in pursuing this idea.

Thank you for your consideration.

Daniel Harrison


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