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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2023 marks the 50th anniversary of mass incarceration in the United States. This period also saw wide-ranging laws and regulations that diminish the rights and privileges for those convicted of crimes – including the right to vote. More than 19 million people in the United States have felony convictions triggering civil sanctions, which often includes […]
Last fall the Sentencing Project released Locked Out 2022, the fourth in a series of public reports on U.S. felony disenfranchisement prepared in a partnership with my academic research team (Uggen, Larson, Shannon, and Stewart 2022). Disenfranchisement here refers to the practice of denying voting rights to people convicted of felony-level criminal convictions. The United […]
Matthew Clair: Ethnography, Sociology as a Collective Endeavor, and Inequalities in the Legal System
Matthew Clair is a pathbreaking sociologist whose research broadly investigates how cultural meanings within our institutions reflect, reproduce, and challenge inequality and injustice. We first got to know Matt as a professor in an undergraduate sociology theory course at Stanford (for Janna) and as a scholar in law and society (for Tiffany). Through this serendipitous […]
Dorothy Roberts is a preeminent scholar, activist, and public intellectual whose work breaks through disciplinary molds to inform our knowledge of policing, family welfare systems, bioethics, and medicine. We were deeply honored to sit down with her for an interview, where she shares how her childhood and life experiences shape her principles for abolition in […]
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.
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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.