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The American Sociologist

The American Sociologist

Main editor: Lawrence T. Nichols

ISSN: 0003-1232 (print version)
ISSN: 1936-4784 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12108

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Lawrence T. Nichols, Editor, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Editorial Board

Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Peter Baehr, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Joel Best, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK
William Buxton, Concordia College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Craig Calhoun, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Charles Camic, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Fran Collyer, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Paula Dubeck, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
David Friedrichs, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Uta Gerhardt, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Neil Gross, Colby College, Waterville, ME. USA
James A. Holstein, Marquette University, WI, USA 
Daniel Huebner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Jonathan Imber, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Vincent Jeffries, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA 
Bruce Keith, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, West Point, New York, USA
Julien Larregue, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
Gary Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Neil McLaughlin, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
F. Carson Mencken, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
James Moody, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Robert Newby, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA
Dorothy Pawluch, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Jennifer Platt, University of Sussex, East Sussex, UK
Robert Prus, University if Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jill Quadagno, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Alan Sica, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Jonathan Turner, University of California – Riverside, Riverside, California, USA
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, USA
Bruce Wearne, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Lissa Yogan, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, USA

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    The American Sociologist publishes papers, comments, and other writings on topics of professional and disciplinary concern to sociologists. The editors seem papers that examine the intellectual, practical, and ethical issues that affect the work, careers, and perspectives of sociologists. In addition, the editors especially encourage research and reporting on the ways in which sociological knowledge and skill relate to issues of broad public concern, past, present, and future. Topics might include: the uses of sociology in academic and nonacademic settings; the training, placement, and career paths of sociologist; structural and ideological dimensions that affect the development of new perspectives in the discipline; the ethics of research, teaching, and practice; the application of sociological knowledge and methods in practical problems, the historical and interdisciplinary roots of sociological knowledge; and the contribution of sociologists to professional and public issues.

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