Call for Papers 2017!
In connection with Angela L. Carter's 2017 Blackmar lecture on resistance to the Dakota Pipeline and its implications for sociological engagement at the intersection of citizens and the commons, the theme of Volume 35 will be “The Promise and Pitfalls of Public Sociology.” We especially invite work that explores the broad theme of public sociology, as well as empirical research focused on social justice or social transformation. STAR also invites work that explores conceptual, methodological, and theoretical issues related to sociology, as well as book reviews, research notes, teaching articles, critical literature reviews (that contribute to scholarship), and other original research of interest to sociology. While manuscripts can be submitted at any time, the deadline for Volume 35 is May 31, 2017. See our Call for Papers for more information.
STAR's Podcast - Social Thought
Available now is our conversation about critical theory with Harry Dahms, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the Co-Director of the International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) and the Center for the Study of Social Justice, Co-Chair of the Committee on Social Theory, and editor of Current Perspectives in Social Theory.
Coming soon to Social Thought is our conversation with John Holmwood, president of the British Sociological Association, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, and co-founder of the Campaign for the Public University and Discover Society. We talked about the 'neoliberal knowledge regime,' higher education in the U.K. and the future of sociology as a discipline. An interview with Rebekah Borroway, the KU Sociology Department's first Blackmar Lecturer, will also be there soon.
Volume 34 is in press and will be delivered soon! It features interviews with Alex Stoner and Abigail Saguy, three original research articles by R. Patrick Bixler, Feng Hao, and Stacia S. Ryder on The Anthropocene, and a book review by one of the Sociology Department's own graduate students, Jacob E. Lipsman. We appreciate everyone's dedication to making this issue happen!
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