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From the Editors

What's going on in this issue. What's going on in the world.

The Future of Contexts

Now is a critical time for Contexts. We are quickly approaching the end of the 10-year plan the American Sociological Association (ASA) used … Read More

Sociology and Socialism

In the short time we’ve held the editorial reins, we’ve taken every opportunity to talk up Contexts, civic engagement, and public sociology. Some … Read More

Cheerleaders For Social Facts

When a cheerleading catalog recently showed up in our mailbox, we snickered a bit before owning up to our similar role at Contexts. Like … Read More

Spreading the Contexts Gospel

Letters. We get letters—or, actually, emails and voicemails and blog posts. Some can be a bit edgy, others are insightful and often amusing. Read More

Sociology and Politics

With 2008 being an election year, we weren’t surprised to receive a number of wonderful contributions on politics. Several of those were exceptional, and … Read More

Taking Contexts Online

The Contexts vision is—as it has been since the beginning in 2001—to translate great sociology into an accessible format for both academic and public audiences. Read More

Our Goals

Since it debuted in 2002, we’ve seen Contexts as one of the most ambitious, exciting, and downright important publications in the American Sociological Association portfolio. Read More