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The BJS is a truly first class journal, and anyone who wants to know what is happening in sociology does well to follow it closely
Richard Swedberg, Cornell University 

 

 

 

The British Journal of Sociology is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly for the London School of Economics and Political Science by Blackwell Publishing. For more than 60 years the BJS has represented the mainstream of sociological thinking and research. Consistently ranked highly by the ISI in Sociology, this prestigious, international journal publishes sociological scholarship of the highest quality on all aspect of the discipline, by academics from all over the world.

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News and events

Alondra Nelson

BJS Annual Lecture 2017 
The Social Life of DNA: racial reconciliation and institutional morality 

Thursday 26th October 2017 |   18.30-20.00 | Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Alondra Nelson
Chair: Professor Nigel Dodd

In the British Journal of Sociology's Annual Lecture, Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures.

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Umit Cetin

BJS Early Career Prize Announcement 2017

The BJS Early Career Prize has been awarded to Umit Cetin for his paper "Cosmopolitanism and the relevance of ‘zombie concepts’: the case of anomic suicide amongst Alevi Kurd youth” (2017) which was originally published in BJS 68(2). The paper was derived from Umit’s doctoral research, which he undertook at the University of Essex, which focused on suicide amongst second generation Alevi-Kurdish young men in London. 

Dr Cetin accepted the Prize at the 2017 BJS Annual Lecture on 26th October 2017 from Editor-in-Chief Professor Nigel Dodd, who commented: "Umit’s paper delves deeply into classical sociology in order to get to grips with his own, rich ethnographic data on the Kurdish migrant community in London. It’s an excellent and original paper, which has something compelling to say about the diversity of trajectories that transnational migrants follow in a cosmopolitan city such as London, and about the formation of a new rainbow underclass".

British Journal of Sociology

Launch of the BJS Early Career Prize

We are delighted to announce the launch of the BJS Early Career Prize for authors of papers published in the BJS in the first five years from the date they are awarded their PhD. Consideration of papers is now open, and first award will be made in 2017. 

Mission statement

To be a leading sociology journal in terms of academic substance, scholarly reputation, with relevance to and impact on the social and democratic questions of our times;

To publish papers demonstrating the highest standards of scholarship in sociology for authors worldwide;

To carry papers from across the full range of sociological research  and knowledge

To lead debate on key methodological and theoretical questions and controversies in contemporary sociology, for example through the annual lecture special issue;

To react quickly to major publishing and /or world events by producing special issues and /or sections;

To highlight new areas of sociological research, new developments in sociological theory and new methodological innovatins, for example through timely special sections and special issues;

To publish the best work from scholars in new and emerging regions where sociology is developing;

To encourage new and aspiring sociologists to submit papers to the journal, and to spotlight their work through the BJS Early Career Prize;

To engage with the sociological community - academics as well as students - in the UK and abroad, through social media, and a journal blog.

Editorial board

Editor in Chief: Nigel Dodd (LSE)
Editor: Katherine Stovel (University of Washington, USA)
Book Reviews Editor: Manali Desai (Cambridge)

Board Members

Les Back (Goldsmiths College)
Nick Couldry (LSE)
Manali Desai (Cambridge)
Robert Fine (Warwick University)
Anthony Giddens (LSE)
Miriam Glucksmann (Essex)
Dick Hobbs (Essex)
John Holmwood (Nottingham)
Anthony King (Warwick)
Lydia Morris (Essex)
Tim Newburn (LSE)
Jackie Scott (Cambridge)
John Solomos (Warwick)
Fran Tonkiss (LSE)
David Voas (University College London)
Judy Wajcman (LSE)

International Advisory Panel

Gary Bouma (Monash University, Australia)
Irena Borowik (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Michael Burawoy  (University of California, USA)
Craig Calhoun (LSE)
Daniel Chernilo (University of Lougorough, UK)
Vivek Chibber (New York University, USA)
Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney, Australia)
David Garland (New York University School of Law, USA)
John A Hall (McGill University, Canada)
Michael Hill (Victoria University, New Zealand)
Huang Ping (Academy of Social Sciences, China)
Christine Inglis (University of Sydney, Australia)
Hiroshi Ishida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Ragnvald Kalleberg (Oslo University, Norway)
Susan McDaniel (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
Michael Mann (University of California, USA)
Steve Messner  (University at Albany, USA)
Harvey Molotch (New York University, USA)
James Montgomery (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Claus Offe (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany)
Stella Quah (Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore)
Saskia Sassen (University of Chicago, USA)
Susumu Shimazono (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Margaret Somers (University of Michigan)
Richard Swedberg (Cornell University, USA)
Piotr Sztompka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Vadim Radaev (The State University - Higher School of Economics, Russia)
Goran Therborn (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Sweden)
John Torpey (City University of New York, USA)
Bryan S Turner (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Tina Uys (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Masao Watanabe (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
Malcolm Waters (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Richard Wright (Georgia State University, USA)
Shujiro Yazawa (Hitotsubashi University, Japan

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Contact

The British Journal of Sociology
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel  +44 (0)20 7955 7283
Email: bjs@lse.ac.uk

 


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