understanding people in their social worlds

Winter 2018

Volume: 17 | Number: 1

This issue showcases how Trump’s policies impact everyday life, from Trump’s impact on immigration to Affirmative Action on college campuses and social movements during the era of Trump. Also: how Trump has revitalized White nationalism and sociological responses to the White supremacy rally in Charlottesville and the Women’s March.

Why Clinton Lost, An Interview with Melissa Harris-Perry

Sociologist Hana Brown sat down with her Wake Forest University colleague, Melissa Harris-Perry, to discuss the 2016 Presidential election, life as a professor, and … Read More

Looking “Illegal”

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. Read More

Gun Shops and Crime

As activists, politicians, law enforcement, and everyday citizens seek ways to cut gun violence, it seems everyone wants to know: How do we make our … Read More

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert … 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 the author … 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