Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

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Contexts Hall of Fame Award

Contexts is a labor of love, not just for the editors, but for our writers, editorial board members, and everyone else involved. There … Read More

The day after: Women’s March on Washington

I have only a superficial understanding of how to use photography to both present information and communicate a subtext that supports my opinions, but I do my best. Read More

Trump’s America comes to Washington

Obviously I was in no frame of mind to do any kind of dispassionate analysis. Read More

how to do ethnography right

Ethnographies are works of deep research based on in-depth, open-ended interviews and keen observations of how people go about their lives in different contexts. Researchers … Read More

Academic hack heard round the world

It’s not that information does or doesn’t want to be free, but it is certainly the case that information travels very light. Read More

England QA

Contexts is facilitating a follow-up conversation in response to American Sociological Association President Paula England's Presidential Address. Read More

Contexts symposium: after marriage equality

The politics, demography, history, identity, law, and culture of where we are, how we got here, and what comes next. Read More

Gay Rights and National Vertigo

Since Massachusetts broke the barrier more than a decade ago, same-sex marriage has become legal in 37 US states. Simultaneously, so-called "religious freedom" laws have swept across 21 states, poking loopholes in existing state and local discrimination protections against LGBT individuals---if such protections exist at all. Read More

Good news – it’s a special issue

An upcoming issue will be dedicated to Good News. Share your proposals with us by June 1. Read More

Winter 2015 Table of Contents

Well, gosh! First day out with our first issue in the new site design, and we figured out the “one big thing” we forgot: an … Read More