Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

Contexts editors

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

Write like you mean it!

Simply, and with nuance and complexity. Simple does not have to be simplistic. Read More

Sociology unfound

The economist Justin Wolfers, writing for the New York Times Upshot, reports that economists increasingly outnumber other social scientists in mentions in the both the Times and — … Read More

So you want to write for Contexts?

Photo by Matt Hampel from Flickr Creative Commons. So you want to write for Contexts, the sociology mag for the masses? Excellent! We would … 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

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

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