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Letters from the Editors

From the Contexts Editors: One of our primary goals as editors of Contexts magazine is to highlight and center scholarship … Read More

Working to Live: Winter 2020

In January 2020, a man robbed a pharmacy by handing the cashier a note stating: “Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have … Read More

Letter from the Editors, Fall 2019

When Star Trek debuted in 1966, the 23rd century space explorers used all kinds of magical gadgets. One of these magical inventions was called a … Read More

Letter from the Editors, Summer 2019

Freedom? Inherently, we imagine that freedom is, indeed, free. The right to free speech, the right to religion, the right to bear arms, … Read More

Letter from the Editors, Spring 2019

Close your eyes. Imagine a world where it is just as easy to move from Mexico to California as it is from Philadelphia to … Read More

from the editors: winter 2019

wealth inequality: winter 2019 Reminiscent of scenes from the 1930s Great Depression, hundreds of federal workers in near freezing temperatures were wrapped around a shopping … Read More

Letter from the Editors

If we’ve learned anything, it’s that America is a rugged mountain, shaped by upheaval and endless waves of immigration. This issue of Contexts focuses on … Read More

Resistance: Summer 2018 Letter from the Editors

Click here to view all Summer 2018 content currently available at contexts.org. Click here to view the entire issue online at SAGE, with the full issue available … Read More

Letter from the Editors: Spring 2018

Education is a central feature of our lives. Collectively, our society invests billions of dollars in schools and colleges, with the hope that they … Read More

Trump365

Women’s March, Charlottesville, “Shithole countries,” #MeToo, Puerto Rico, DACA rollback, U.S. tax restructuring, investigations of discrimination against Whites on college campuses, and Russia collusion—it all … Read More