The British Journal of Sociology

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Edited By: Nigel Dodd

Impact Factor: 1.013

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 53/137 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1468-4446

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The BJSPrize 2014 - Winner Announced
The BJS are pleased to announce that Bruno Latour, Pablo Jensen, Tommaso Venturini, Sebastian Grauwin and Dominique Boullier have been awarded The BJS Prize 2014. Read the prize winning article 'The whole is always smaller than its parts - a digital test of Gabriel Tardes' monads'

Listen to Elizabeth Schimpfossel on Thinking Allowed
Dr Elisabeth Schimpfossl, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, looks at the strategies employed by representatives of Russia's new social upper class to gain status and prestige.
Read Elizabeth Schimpfossel's accompanying article: Russia's Social Upper Class: from Ostentation to Culturedness

Listen to Jonathan White, author of Thinking generations, on Thinking Allowed
Jonathan White, Associate Professor of European Politics at the LSE, talks to Laurie Taylor about his sociological investigation of contemporary uses of the generational concept: where did this form of thinking originate and does it disguise more than it illuminates in terms of inequality in modern Britain? Listen online. Read Jonathan White's accompanying article Thinking generations.

Special Issues

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Special Issue on Olympic and world sport and accompanying podcast
Read the latest Special Issue from The BJS on Olympic and world sport: making transnational society? and watch the accompanying podcast interview between Richard Wright, editor-in-chief of The BJS, and Susan Brownell, one of the editors of the Special Issue.

BJS Olympic Special Issue podcast

Special Issue on Varieties of second modernity: extra-European and European experiences and perspectives
Edited by Ulrich Beck and Edgar Grande

The BJS Lecture Series

2014 BJS Annual Public Lecture - You're invited!
A post-genomic surprise: the molecular reinscription of race in science, law and medicine
Speaker: Troy Duster
Date: 6th November 2014, 6.30pm
Location: Sheikh Zaheed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London

2013 BJS Annual Public Lecture Article
Values beyond value? Is anything beyond the logic of capital?
Speaker: Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London
Volume 65, Issue 1, March 2014

Read the 2013 BJS Debate
Occupy's predicament: the moment and the prospects for the movement
Todd Gitlin
With responses from Craig Calhoun and Todd Gitlin

Watch the interview between Richard Wright and Todd Gitlin about his BJS Public Lecture

BJS Public Lecture podcast

Listento the 2012 BJS Public Lecture Podcast on Occupy Predicament: The Movement and the Prospects for Movement
Speaker: Todd Gitlin, Respondent: Craig Calhoun, Chair: Richard Wright
Recorded on Thursday 18th October at the LSE, London.

Read the 2011 BJS Public Lecture Article
Citizenship, immigration and the European social project: rights and obligations of individuality
Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal
With Comments from Ruud Koopmans, Oliver Schmidtke, Lydia Morris and Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal
Listento the 2011 BJS Public Lecture podcast

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The BJS turned 60 last year. To mark this occasion the editors have chosen two articles from each of the journal's six decades that, in their view, have had a significant and enduring impact on sociology. Each of the articles is accompanied by contemporary commentary that critically assesses the legacy.
Read the Anniversary Issue.

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