Call for Papers 2015!

For Volume 34, in connection with Alex Stoner's 2014 Graduate Student Lecture Series talk at the University of Kansas, entitled “The Anthropocene,” we especially invite work that explores the broad themes of Environmental Sociology and Critical Theory. This volume will also feature an interview with Harry Dahms, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  STAR also invites work that explores religion and other substantive topics, as well as book reviews, research notes, teaching articles, critical literature reviews (that contribute to scholarship), and other original research of interest to sociology.  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 33 is out!  It features an interview with Robert Wuthnow and three original research articles by Wuthnow, Margarita Mooney, and Maggie Grieves, Marina Adler, and Robin King on ways people and communities remain resilient in response to adversity and social change, interviews with Lane Kenworthy and Mary C. Waters on inequality and other issues, and a theory piece by Lisa Keister and David Eagle on the intersection of religion and economic inequality, as well as a couple of book reviews by two of KU Sociology's own graduate students, Pam Rooks and Emily Morrow. We appreciate everyone's dedication to making this issue happen in STAR's 50th year.  Talk about resilience! 

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Publish with STAR

See our Call For Papers and Submission Guidelines for an Article or Book Review for more information.  Manuscripts may be submitted at any time.  Just email us if you have any questions.


Social Thought and Research is now available electronically! All of the issues of STAR, as well as its predecessor journals Kansas Journal of Sociology and Mid-American Review of Sociology, are available through KU ScholarWorks. Through KU ScholarWorks, STAR has had 330,314 downloads overall.  Our most recent issue is listed through EBSCO's electronic database, and all previous issues can be found through JSTOR and Sociological Abstracts, and ProQuest's Social Science Journals. Full text electronic access is also available through Google Scholars.



Have a paper on environment, critical theory or religion? STAR journal is interested! @ASAnews @DiscoverSoc

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