Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds
Published by the University of California Press for The American
Contexts is an accessible, timely means through which researchers
disseminate current research to both an academic and public audience.
Contexts is a quarterly magazine of the American Sociological Association
about society and social behavior. Directed to anyone interested in the
latest sociological ideas and research, Contexts seeks to apply new
knowledge, stimulate fresh thinking, and disseminate important information
produced by the discipline.
The publication's articles synthesize key findings, weave together diverse
strands of work, draw out implications for policy, and debate issues of
The hallmarks of Contexts are accessibility, broad appeal, and timeliness.
By design, it is not a technical journal, but a magazine for diverse readers
who wish to be current about social science knowledge, emerging trends, and
their relevance. It regularly publishes letters and opinions, brief notes on
recent findings, feature articles with comments, and reviews of books and
While significant as scholarship, articles published in Contexts are
prepared in an engaging and accessible style. Contexts aspires to be a
meeting place for discussion among social scientists and the public.
Ideas for articles and nominations of authors may originate with editors or
contributors. Contributors should send proposals to:
Department of Sociology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1980
Content available by subscription. Free sample article available online.
Current Issue: Volume: 3, Number: 3 Summer 2004
Date: 11 August 2004