SAGE Sociology News

Welcome to SAGE Sociology News. Discover the latest cutting-edge research in sociology from SAGE’s highly influential journals. See what your peers are reading and enjoy free limited time access to selected papers and journal special issues.

Journal Special Issues

Gender gaps in the contemporary world

This special issue focuses on gender differences across societies, looking at the role of culture and ideology in persistent gender inequalities, particularly in the different treatment of genders in employment and politics.  

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Surveillance and Embodiment: Dispositifs of Capture

This special issue explores the surveillance-embodiment nexus. It accentuates both the prevalence and consequence of bodies being increasingly converted into ‘objects of information’ by surveillance technologies and systems.



John Urry in the Journal of Sociology

In memory of John Urry, who died suddenly at the age of 69 on 18 March, 2016, this e-special has selected a sample of articles illustrating the use of the different intellectual products of a free-spirited and imaginative sociological mind that constantly challenged some of the more comfortable orthodoxies embraced by sociologists as collective habit.

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Race & Class

Worlding and wilding: Lagos and Detroit as global cities

The April-June 2016 issue of Race & Class features articles on Lagos and Detroit, the deradicalisation of education, nativism in Hungary and Jamaica's garrison communities.

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Sexualization, Media & Society

Read the Spring issue of SME! This issue tackles topics such as feminist porn, the relationship between sexting and self-esteem, the sexualization of Abercrombie and Fitch retail workers and more!

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Noteworthy Articles



Journal News 

New Editors for Cultural Sociology

We are delighted to welcome the new Editors for Cultural Sociology: Dr Nick Prior, Dr Isabelle Darmon and Dr Lisa McCormick. All Editors are based at the School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh.

SAGE and the BSA would like to thank founding Editor, Professor David Inglis, and his editorial team for all their creativity, academic rigour and commitment to Cultural Sociology.

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Sociology SAGE Prize Winner 2016

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Sociology SAGE Prize 2016.The winning article is: A Sociologist Walks into a Bar (and Other Academic Challenges): Towards a Methodology of Humour by professor Cate Watson.

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History of the Human Sciences

We are excited to announce the new website:, an open access para-site for the SAGE journal, History of the Human Sciences; it publishes book reviews, editorials, commentaries, author interviews and more, to expand the conversation around the journal, and to broaden its reach to academic and non-academic publics.

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Calls for Papers

IJCS Call for Submissions

International Journal of Comparative Sociology is looking for sociological research which is both international in scope and comparative in method. The journal welcomes submissions from all aspects of comparative sociology, and from scholars in related areas.  

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Journal of Applied Social Science: Call for Submissions

JASS is now accepting manuscripts online via SAGE track. When you publish in Journal of Applied Social Science, you will benefit from: rigorous peer review of your research; prompt publishing; and a guaranteed targeted, multidisciplinary audience.

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Sociology 2018 Special Issue: Migration and Crisis in Europe

The theme of Sociology's 2018 special issue is 'Migration and Crisis in Europe' which will be guest edited by Nick Dines, Nicola Montagna and Elena Vacchelli (all at Middlesex University, UK). The deadline for submissions to the special issue (full papers) is Monday, 13 March 2017

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Teaching Sociology

Teaching Sociology

Teaching Sociology (TS), published quarterly, provides articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline's teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues. The general intent is to share theoretically stimulating and practically useful information and advice with teachers.

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