You are here

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: 53 | Current issue: 3 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
Jimi Adams University of Colorado-Denver
Robert M. Adelman University at Buffalo, New York, USA
Babak Amini University of the West of Scotland, UK
Amy L. Best George Mason University, USA
Rebekah Burroway Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Dan Cassino Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Clayton Childress University of Toronto
Dalton Conley Princeton University, NJ, USA
B. Ethan M Coston Virginia Commonwealth University
Amanda M. Czerniawski Temple University, PA, USA
Sarah Damaske Pennsylvania State University, USA
Rachel L. Einwohner Purdue University, IN, USA
Colleen Eren William Paterson University
Claude S. Fischer University of California-Berkeley, USA
Kimberly Fox Bridgewater State University
Debaleena Ghosh Georgia Southwestern State University
Patrick Inglis Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico
Shirley A. Jackson Portland State University
Shauntey James Penn State Harrisburg
Katrina E. Kimport UC San Francisco, USA
Amanda Koontz University of Central Florida
Jen S. Lendrum Aquinas College
Ophra Leyser-Whalen The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Jean Yen-chun Lin California State University-East Bay
Roberta Maierhofer University of Graz, Austria
Erynn Masi de Casanova University of Cincinnati, USA
Joan Maya Mazelis Rutgers University-Camden
Keesha Middlemass Howard University, Washington DC, USA
Laura J. Miller Brandeis University, USA
Shauna A. Morimoto University of Arkansas, USA
Marcello Musto York University (Canada)
Stephanie J. Nawyn Michigan State University, USA
Boniface Noyongoyo Marshall University
Merin Oleschuk University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jessica Welburn Paige RAND Corporation
Enrique S. Pumar Santa Clara University
Smitha Radhakrishnan Wellesley College, USA
Patrick Rafail Tulane University
Rogelio Saenz University of Texas-San Antonio
Karen Powell Sears Denison University, USA
Tahseen Shams University of Pennsylvania, USA
Hwa-Ji Shin University of San Francisco
Stef M. Shuster Michigan State University
Tad P. Skotnicki University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA
Catherine Richards Solomon Quinnipiac University, USA
Dustin S. Stoltz Lehigh University, USA
Cassandra White Georgia State University, USA
Terrell James Antonio Winder University of California-Santa Barbara
Bin Xu Emory University
  • Academic ASAP
  • Academic Search - Premier
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • Academic Search Elite
  • Arts & Sciences I - JSTOR
  • Clarivate Analytics: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • EBSCO: Sales & Marketing Source
  • EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete
  • EBSCOhost: Current Abstracts
  • Gale: Academic OneFile
  • Gale: Book Review Index
  • Gale: Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale: General OneFile
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals
  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)

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.

Note: Additional details on preparing manuscripts for ASR are published in the ASA Style Guide (7th ed., 2022) available from the American Sociological Association.

Name Change Policy

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


As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

Institutional Subscription, E-access

Institutional Subscription, Print Only

Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

Institutional, Single Print Issue