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Contemporary Sociology

Contemporary Sociology

A Journal of Reviews
An official journal of the American Sociological Association
Other Titles in:
Sociology (General)

eISSN: 19398638 | ISSN: 00943061 | Current volume: 50 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: Bi-monthly
Contemporary Sociology publishes reviews and critical discussions of recent works in sociology and related disciplines that merit the attention of sociologists. Since not all sociological publications can be reviewed, a selection is made to reflect important trends and issues in the field.


The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With 12,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. About 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit organizations. ASA hosts an annual meeting with more than 6,000 participants and publishes 14 professional journals and magazines.

As the national organization for sociologists, ASA, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, ASA aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.

Contemporary Sociology publishes reviews and critical discussions of recent works in sociology and related disciplines that merit the attention of sociologists. Since not all sociological publications can be reviewed, a selection is made to reflect important trends and issues in the field.

Yasemin Besen-Cassino Montclair State University
Editorial Board
Kristen Barber Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
Debbie Becher Barnard College
Kelsy Burke University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Carson Byrd University of Louisville, USA
Kate Cairns Rutgers University-Camden
Soma Chaudhuri Michigan State University
Elizabeth Cherry Manhattanville College, USA
Wendy M. Christensen William Paterson University
Caitlyn Collins Washington University in Saint Louis
Christopher Donoghue Montclair State University
Joanna Dreby SUNY-Albany
Waverly Duck University of Pittsburgh
Lorena Garcia University of Illinois at Chicago
Peter R. Ikeler SUNY-Old Westbury
Angela Jones SUNY-Farmingdale
Arne L. Kalleberg University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Minjeong Kim San Diego State University
Kristen Shultz Lee University at Buffalo-SUNY
Bernadette Ludwig Wagner College
Neda Maghbouleh University of Toronto, Canada
Kumiko Nemoto Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Marjukka Ollilainen Weber State University, USA
Tracy E. Ore Saint Cloud State University, USA
Raka Ray University of California-Berkeley
Jenny Reardon University of California-Santa Cruz
Beth Redbird Northwestern University
Adam D. Reich Columbia University
Baker A. Rogers Georgia Southern University, USA
Rachel Skaggs Ohio State University
CalvinJohn Smiley Hunter College
Jamie M Sommer University of South Florida
Jenny M. Stuber University of North Florida
Amy Elizabeth Traver CUNY Queensborough Community College
LaTonya Trotter Vanderbilt University, USA
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  • Concerning book reviews and comments, write Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Department of Sociology, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043; E-mail: CS does not accept unsolicited reviews, nor self-nominations for reviewing a specific book. We do, however, welcome vitae of prospective reviewers. Also, CS will not process review-copies of books sent by any person or organization other than the original publisher. Authors wanting to assure consideration of their book by CS should advise their publisher to send a review copy directly to the journal’s editorial office. The invitation to review a book assumes that the prospective reviewer has not reviewed that book for another scholarly journal. Comments on reviews must be fewer than 300 words and typed double-spaced. Submission of a comment does not guarantee publication. CS reserves the right to reject any comment that does not engage a substantive issue in a review or is otherwise unsuitable. Authors of reviews are invited to reply.

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