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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Una Escuela Llamada América: Documentary film and photography as ethnographic tools for reflexive social research
Abstract How can documentary strategies advance sociological insights beyond academia? This photo-essay analyzes the process of producing the documentary film “Una Escuela llamada América” with immigrant children in Arica – the northernmost city in North Chile, only 20 kilometers south from the frontier with Peru. We reflect upon the documentary’s production and its relationship with […]
How did a group of students who “would rather be teaching,” come to organize, sustain, and finally emerge as victors in a campus-wide movement? This photo-essay analyzes the role of emotions, injustice framing, and interaction rituals in a successful graduate student labor movement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions. Our aim is to provide critical perspectives from the social sciences on public debates and current events as well as critical reviews of social scientific knowledge. Please circulate this call.
This article analyzes the recent #MeToo campaign through the lens of the notions of testimonial and hermeneutical injustice, formulated by Miranda Fricker as the two most typical instances of epistemic injustice.
The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions for its 2018 print issue (Volume 62). Please circulate this call.
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 email@example.com, […]
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.