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 other substantive topics, as well as book reviews, research notes, teaching articles, critical literature reviews (that contribute to scholarship), and other original research.  Manuscripts received by August 31, 2015, will be considered for Volume 34.


STAR's Podcast - Social Thought

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.  We will also be talking critical theory with Harry Dahms, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Co-Director of the International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC), and editor of Current Perspectives in Social Theory. 


Coming soon!

Themed around topics of inequality and resilience, Volume 33 will feature interviews with Lane Kenworthy and Mary C. Waters and an article on the intersection of religion and economic inequality, and will also feature an interview with Robert Wuthnow and research articles on ways people and communities remain resilient in response to adversity and social change.   Please visit our subscription page to reserve your copy.


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 over 31,000 downloads so far in 2014.  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.



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