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Karim Murji The Open University, UK
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Claire Maxwell Institute of Education, University of London, UK

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Sociology is the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association and the United Kingdom's premier sociology journal. It is amongst the world's leaders of its kind in publishing for a mainstream audience across the spectrum of sociological interest." John Brewer, University of Aberdeen, UK

"An important point of reference for all those who want to keep in touch with all the changing facets of research and scholarship." John Solomos, City University, UK

"Sociology is one of the most important sociological reads in the UK. It shapes and informs national and international debate and contains work of the highest scholarly calibre. If you want to know what is happening in UK Sociology you have to read this journal." Beverley Skeggs, University of Manchester, UK

"Sociology takes the original, French sense of the word 'journal' still seriously: it offers challenging analyses of the present, of what is occurring now." Raf Vanderstraeten, University of Leuven, Belgium and University of Bielefeld, Germany

"Sociology has consistently sought to represent and present the best in scholarly work. Its content is lively and engaged and overall, it sets a standard that all journals would wish to emulate." Tim May, University of Salford, UK

"Sociology gives its readers a true appreciation of the diversity of the discipline. If I want to find an article an any aspect of the discipline - obscure or traditional - Sociology is the first place I look." Malcolm Brown, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

"Sociology has long been the shop window of the discipline in Britain and consistently attracts a range of high quality contributions from British and international scholars." Malcolm Williams, University of Plymouth, UK

Sociology, an official journal of the British Sociological Association, is acknowledged as one of the leading journals in its field. For more than three decades, the journal has made a major contribution to the debates that have shaped the discipline and has an undisputed international reputation for publishing original research of the highest academic standard. The scope of Sociology is wide ranging - both geographically and substantively - and it includes shorter notes, comments, reviews of recent developments and book reviews as well as core theoretical and empirical research papers. It also publishes occasional special issues principally devoted to particular themes.

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The objective of Sociology is to publish outstanding and original peer-reviewed articles which advance the theoretical understanding of, and promote and report empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics. The journal encourages, and welcomes, submission of papers which report findings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods; articles challenging conventional concepts and proposing new conceptual approaches; and accounts of methodological innovation and the research process. Research Notes provide a means of briefly summarising results from recent or current studies or short discussions of methodological problems and solutions. Critical review essays and book reviews are seen as ways of promoting vigorous scholarly debate. While the journal is intended to serve the interests of members of the British Sociological Association, it does not restrict its coverage to issues about British society, nor does it require authors to be members of the BSA.

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Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson University of Lincoln, UK
Kathryn Almack University of Nottingham, UK
Vikki Boliver Durham University, UK
Emma Casey Kingston University, UK
Daniel Chernilo Loughborough University, UK
Matt Dawson University of Glasgow, UK
Nicholas Gane University of Warwick, UK
Laurie Hanquinet University of York, UK
Emma Jackson University of London, UK
Rana Jawad University of Bath, UK
Nisha Kapoor University of York, UK
Pauline Leonard University of Southampton, UK
Vanessa May University of Manchester, UK
Nasar Meer University of Strathclyde, UK
Anoop Nayak Newcastle University, UK
Henrietta O’Connor University of Leicester, UK
Nicola Rollock University of Birmingham, UK
Silke Roth University of Southampton, UK
Francesca Scrinzi University of Glasgow, UK
David Skinner Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Corinne Squire University of East London, UK
Tim Strangleman University of Kent, UK
Shamindar Takhar London South Bank University, UK
Steve Taylor Northumbria University , UK
Yvette Taylor University of Strathclyde, UK
Thomas Thurnell-Read Loughborough University, UK
Paul Wakeling University of York, UK
Patrick White University of Leicester, UK
Associate Board
Matthew Adams University of Brighton, UK
Parveen Akhtar University of Bradford, UK
Miia Bask Norwegian Social Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Susanne YP Choi Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Fran Collyer University of Sydney, Australia
Barbara Da Roit Ca' Foscari - University of Venice, Italy
Zowie Davy University of Lincoln, UK
Natalie Hammond Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Torsten Heinemann University of Hamburg, Germany
Alexander Hensby University of Kent, UK
Sean P. Hier University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Titus Hjelm University College London, UK
Helen Holmes University of Manchester, UK
Nicholas Hookway University of Tasmania, Australia
Kerryn Husk University of Plymouth, UK
Markus Klein University of Strathclyde, UK
Gundi Knies University of Essex, UK
Wendy Martin Brunel University London, UK
Mark McCormack Durham University, UK
Peter Millward Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Francisco Perales University of Queensland, Australia
Jane Pilcher University of Leicester
Kingsley Purdam University of Manchester, UK
Daniela Sime University of Strathclyde, UK
Tracey Skillington University College Cork, Ireland
Vanita Sundaram University of York, UK
Paola Tubaro University of Greenwich, UK
Ian Tucker University of East London, UK
Celia Valiente Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Katie Wright La Trobe University, Australia
International Advisory Board
Raewyn Connell University of Sydney, Australia- Retired
Linda Connolly University College Cork, Ireland
Jean Elson University of New Hampshire, USA
Gail Hawkes University of New England, Australia
Barbara Katz-Rothman City University of New York, USA
Yik Koon TEH Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Steven Lukes New York University, USA
Barbara L Marshall Trent University, Canada
Hiroki Ogasawara Kobe University, Japan
Giovanna Procacci University of Milan, Italy
Loic Wacquant University of California, USA
France Winddance Twine University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Chin-chun Yi Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Wai-kam Yu Hong Kong Baptist University, PR China
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