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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 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


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

The New Contexts Team

Rashawn Ray, Co-Editor Rashawn Ray is in the sociology department at the University of Maryland. He is … Read More

Winter 2018 Table of Contents

Full issue online at Sage for 30 days, free. As we add articles to, those pieces will be sorted to the issue’s homepage:  … Read More

Into the Sunset

Now it’s time to say goodbye, To all our company… So after 12 spectacular issues, lots of great web-only content, and a new edition … Read More

Fall 2017 Table of Contents

From the Editors Viewpoints Virginia is for Lovers Four essays by gretchen livingston, peter wallenstein, angela gonzales, and christopher bonastia on the Loving v. Read More

Summer 2017 From the Editors

As we write, millions of Texans are struggling through a hurricane for which we had years of warning. The president took a break … Read More

We own it

This is the Editors’ note for the Spring 2017 issue, posted here before print. Hypatia, a feminist philosophy journal, is making … Read More