Contexts

sociology for the public

Contexts editors

A Chat with Dr. Ethan Raker

As UBC welcomes¬†Contexts¬†(or, should we say,¬†CANtexts?), we’re speaking with sociology faculty to learn what they love about the magazine and its public-facing mission. First up, … Read More

wishing you a restful new year!

Teaching Exercises: Our Hard Days’ Nights

Thanksgiving is almost upon our U.S. readers, and whether it’s the long drives, visiting a childhood home, couch dozing after a winter walk, or getting … Read More

Review Questions: Tax Myths

As voters in the U.S. weigh their ballot options, we’re looking back to Lane Kenworthy’s Summer 2009 Contexts article, “Tax Myths.” In four sections, Kenworthy … Read More

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! … Read More

Review Questions: The Superstrong Black Mother

The late Sinikka Elliott was a treasured colleague, here at the University of British Columbia, the new editorial home of Contexts, and around the world. Read More

Call for Papers! Fall 2022 Issue on “Visions and Transformations”

Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash The Fall 2022 issue of Contexts: Sociology for the … Read More

Remembering Sinikka Elliott

Sinikka Elliott (Photo Source: UBC Department Profile) It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing … Read More

Varsity Blues and Lawsuits, Too

A seemingly continuous stream of news about college admissions has flowed across the airwaves in the past several months. Multiple lawsuits against race-conscious admissions policies … Read More

Poisoned Halloween Candy: Sociological Debunking

This time of year, it’s always worth revisiting Norton Sociology’s excellent short interview between Karen Sternheimer and Joel Best — five minutes on moral panic, … Read More