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|
|Jimi Adams||University of Colorado-Denver|
|Kristen Barber||Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA|
|Kelsy Burke||University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA|
|Carson Byrd||University of Michigan, 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|
|Randall Collins||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|B. Ethan M Coston||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Christopher Donoghue||Montclair State University|
|Kimberly Fox||Bridgewater State University|
|Kendralin Freeman||Hobart and William Smith Colleges|
|Donna-Lee Granville||Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA|
|Fareeda G. Griffith||Denison University, USA|
|Peter R. Ikeler||SUNY-Old Westbury|
|Shirley A. Jackson||Portland State University|
|Shauntey James||Penn State Harrisburg, USA|
|Arne L. Kalleberg||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Minjeong Kim||San Diego State University|
|Kristen Shultz Lee||University at Buffalo-SUNY|
|Jean Yen-chun Lin||California State University-East Bay|
|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|
|Jessica Welburn Paige||University of Iowa|
|Patrick Rafail||Tulane University|
|Baker A. Rogers||Georgia Southern University, USA|
|Rogelio Saenz||University of Texas-San Antonio|
|Saskia Sassen||Columbia University|
|Hwa-Ji Shin||University of San Francisco|
|Stef M. Shuster||Michigan State University|
|Rachel Skaggs||Ohio State University|
|CalvinJohn Smiley||Hunter College|
|Jamie M Sommer||University of South Florida|
|Amy Elizabeth Traver||CUNY Queensborough Community College|
|LaTonya Trotter||Vanderbilt University, USA|
|Terrell James Antonio Winder||University of California-Santa Barbara|
|Bin Xu||Emory University|
Concerning book reviews and comments, write Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Department of Sociology, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043; E-mail: email@example.com. 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.
Note: Additional details on preparing manuscripts for ASR are published in the ASA Style Guide (7th ed., 2022) available from the American Sociological Association.
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SAGE has introduced a policy to enable name and pronoun changes for our authors. ASA journals published by SAGE follow this policy. Going forward, all requests to make a name or pronoun change will be honored. This includes, but is not limited to, name changes because of marriage, divorce, gender affirmation, and religious conversion. For more information, read SAGE’s Name Change Policy.
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