To close out 2014, we’d like to highlight the ten most-read Berkeley Journal of Sociology articles of the year.
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Donald Trump went from The Apprentice to the Oval Office. What can reality television teach us about governance and resistance under the Trump Administration?
The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions for its 2017 print issue (Volume 61). Submissions are due by April 21, 2017. Please circulate this call.
“You’re Hired” by Beth Gardner The BJS is seeking contributions that critically reflect on the rise of Trump in the political field during the 2016 election in the US and World, including implications for race, class, immigration, gender, politics, culture, media, the economy, and more. Submissions should be limited to between 1,000-3,000 words and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, […]
In our “From the Archives” series, we take a step back to look at some of the best articles published in the BJS over the years. Vicki Smith published this article about women and part-time work in 1983 (Vol. 28) as a graduate student. Yet many of her insights still hold true today in the context of a financial crisis, the growth of part-time work, and the continuing rise of inequality in the United States.
Submit to the 2016 print issue, and help us write a “history of the present”. We especially value contributions that link insight to action, and thus regard the understanding of the world as a necessary part of changing it.
Under the leadership of W. E. B. Du Bois, Atlanta became a hub of early American sociology with rigorous empirical studies of black communities. One hundred years later, that history has been pushed to the sidelines.
Du Bois was deeply aware of the capacity of marginalized people to produce new knowledge about oppression and inequality. He is still a beacon for young colored scholars today.
Race, the history of sociology, and the marginalized man – lessons from Aldon Morris’ book “The Scholar Denied”
Pierre Bourdieu’s On the State, based on a three-year lecture course he taught at the Collège de France, was published earlier this year. Franck Poupeau interprets the book and makes us ask: what kind of self is needed to confront the social ills of the twenty-first century? And can the state—or at least Bourdieu—help us get there?
A look at jobs and technological change in the 19th and 21st centuries — and how automation can intensify the use of human labor.
What happens at the intersection of social life and the natural environment? Three essays – on the politics of climate change, California’s water crisis, and the economy of food waste – seek to provide answers and extend our analytical leverage.