Critical Sociology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: University of Oregon. Dept. of Sociology, SAGE Publications

Journal description

Critical Sociology publishes articles from all perspectives within a broad definition of critical or radical social science.The journal grew out of tumultuous times of the late 1960s and was a byproduct of the "Sociology Liberation Movement," which erupted at the 1969 meetings of the American Sociological Association.It has published work mainly within the broadest boundaries of the Marxist tradition, although it has also been home to postmodern, feminist, and other radical arguments. It will continue in this fashion and preserves its position as one of a select few "alternative" social science journals with widespread recognition and respect in the world of "mainstream" social science.

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Website Critical Sociology website
Other titles Critical sociology
ISSN 0896-9205
OCLC 17335079
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

SAGE Publications

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
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    • Authors retain copyright
    • Pre-print on any website
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    • On other repositories including PubMed Central after 12 months embargo
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    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Post-print version with changes from referees comments can be used
    • "as published" final version with layout and copy-editing changes cannot be archived but can be used on secure institutional intranet
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Publisher last reviewed on 29/07/2015
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Critical Sociology 09/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515604475
  • Critical Sociology 09/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515598561
  • Critical Sociology 09/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515603109
  • Critical Sociology 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515591297
  • Critical Sociology 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515595844
  • Critical Sociology 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515594764
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    ABSTRACT: This article introduces the special issue on post-racial ideologies and politics in the Americas. It argues for the necessity of a transnational frame when examining the related, yet historically variable expressions of post-racial ideology and politics across diverse moments and contexts in the Western Hemisphere. The article examines various modalities of ‘post-racial’ thinking and politics, including mestizaje (racial and cultural mixture), colorblindness, and multiculturalism, elaborating their interrelated characteristics in relation to the silencing and minimization of racism and the elision of the role race plays in maintaining structural inequalities. The intersections between the post-racial and racial neoliberalism are highlighted as are the implications of post-racial ideologies for anti-racist and decolonial politics. Special issue article contributions are also described and situated.
    Critical Sociology 07/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515591175
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines spatial politics involved with the remaking of urban citizenship across Chinese cities. China’s emerging urban citizenship is shaped by its hukou system, which not only spatially and socially segregates rural migrants and urban natives in the cities, but also creates a large group of unregistered or ‘illegal’ migrants. This case study of unregistered migrant street venders looks at the implications of their unregistered status and how it has changed over time, shifting from creating benefits to becoming a burden. I capture how unregistered migrants’ lack of status has increasingly become an important basis of exclusion, and a burden, as they are denied access to new legitimate avenues of claims-making such as NGOs, courts and arbitration. This helps explain the increasingly common, and intensifying, clashes between migrant street vendors who are struggling for a right to the city and the chengguan, public security officers who are charged with regulating the streets.
    Critical Sociology 07/2015; 41(4-5):701-716. DOI:10.1177/0896920514529676
  • Critical Sociology 07/2015; 41(4-5):575-578. DOI:10.1177/0896920515584729
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    ABSTRACT: Gospel music changed the practical consciousness of both old-line and folk religion. The traditions of ecstasy and congregational participation of the agrarian southern folk tradition and the ascetic reserve of urban industrial main-line churches shaped a hybrid grammar for expressing the sacred. The creation of specialized roles brought about by the division of labor associated with producing the gospel sound, combined with changes in the orientation of experiential structures, forged new standards of authenticity and created a structure for experiencing the sacred that, within the context of performance, reconciled the tension between mystical ecstasy and ascetic sobriety.
    Critical Sociology 07/2015; 41(4-5):807-820. DOI:10.1177/0896920514532662
  • Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515591950
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines barriers to collaborations that arise between Andean farmers and a Bolivian rural development NGO in efforts toward agroecology. Despite their shared concerns, tensions are evident in the power imbalances embedded in these relationships, as well as in the divergent values and meanings assigned to participation and equality, most evident when viewed through the lens of gender. The implications of these tensions extend to how gendered human rights are understood more broadly. Western liberal notions of human rights may conflict with local cultures’ notions of these rights, informed by the organizing principle of gender complementarity. To explore this, ethnographic data on farm women’s participation, issues of decision-making power, and their public voices and silence are brought forth, demonstrating how the NGO is positioned as cultural broker between two different conceptions of equality – that of the farm families and the funding agencies and partners from the Global North.
    Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515589002
  • Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515591449
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    ABSTRACT: This article analyses the conflicting understandings surrounding the recognition of anti-black racism in Mexico, drawing from an analysis of the 2005 controversy around Memín Pinguín. We ask what is at stake when opposition arises to claims of racism, how racial disavowal is possible, and how is it that the racial project of mestizaje (racial and cultural mixture) expresses a form of Mexican post-racial ideology. We argue that the ideology of mestizaje is key for unpacking the tensions between the recognition and disavowal of racism. Mestizaje solidifies into a form of nationalist denial in moments when racism is openly contested or brought up. It becomes a concrete strategy of power that is mobilized to simplify or divert attention in particular moments, such as with the Memín Pinguín controversy, when the contradictions within the social dynamic are revealed and questioned. Here is where Mexico’s “raceless” ideology of mestizaje overlaps with current post-racial politics. We explore state, elite and popular reactions to the debate to discuss how such public displays reflect an invested denial of race and racism while, at the same time, the racial status quo of mestizaje is reinforced. This, we argue, is the essence of post-racial politics in Mexico.
    Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515591296
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between police violence and race is one fraught with both specific historical and contemporary tensions (i.e., white police profiling, beating, and murder of people of color) and with ambiguity (e.g., what is meant by “race” and how do we operationalize and measure “violence” at the hands of law enforcement?). Defining the concept of “race” as a multidimensional process of oppression and justification for social inequality can shed light on why and how police violence often descends upon black and Latino populations as well as why such brutality and state surveillance is supported by many whites yesterday and today. In this article I analyze the relationships between police violence and race as an ongoing feedback loop: “race” produces violence and inequality while violence and inequality (re)forms “race.” Their intertwined formation reproduces the dominant meanings and structural location of racial groups in five key domains: ideologies, institutions, interests, identities, and interactions – what I call “The Five I’s.”
    Critical Sociology 06/2015; 41(6). DOI:10.1177/0896920515589724
  • Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515589725
  • Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515589726
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines the connections between systemic racism, racial framing, and police violence. While media saturation of recent and highly publicized events of police violence against black males has taken center stage, most of these analyses have focused on “riots” and “protests” without much consideration of the emotional and cognitive costs to communities and people of color. In contrast to mainstream notions that policing violence is increasing, we center the discussion of police brutality in systemic racism by examining the historical relationship between African Americans, violent policing, and resistance. In this article, we introduce and conceptualize emotional and cognitive labor as consequences for people of color as they navigate everyday life, including interactions with policing agents.
    Critical Sociology 06/2015; DOI:10.1177/0896920515589727