The Sociological Quarterly

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Edited By: Betty A. Dobratz & Lisa K. Waldner

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 15/137 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1533-8525

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Midwest Sociological Society Seeks Editor for The Sociological Quarterly

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The Publications Committee of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) is initiating a search for the next editor of the society’s journal, The Sociological Quarterly. Since 1960, the contributors, peer-reviewers, advisory editors, and readers of The Sociological Quarterly have made it one of the leading generalist journals in the field. Editing TSQ is a unique, rewarding, and important professional responsibility that brings visibility and distinction to a department and university. The successful editor candidate will be appointed by the MSS President with consent of the board upon recommendation of the Publications Committee for a four-year, non-renewable term.

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2013 Winner of TSQ Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award

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The Sociological Quarterly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award is presented every two years at the Midwest Sociological Society conference. The 2013 winners are Dr. Aaron M. McCright and Dr. Riley E. Dunlap for their paper THE POLITICIZATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND POLARIZATION IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC'S VIEWS OF GLOBAL WARMING, 2001–2010.

The Sociological Quarterly In The News

A study due to be published in the summer issue of The Sociological Quarterly was referenced in a recent article from the Huffington Post titled "How Wall Street’s Life-Ruining Work Habits Hurt All Of Us." Read the quote below and click here to read the article from the Huffington Post in full.

“When bankers leave Wall Street mid-career for new gigs in consulting, media or other industries, they often take their taxing work practices with them, influencing their new colleagues, according to a study due to be published in the forthcoming summer issue of the journal The Sociological Quarterly."

The quote below refers to Dr. Michel's article, "Participation and Self-Entrapment: A Twelve-year Ethnography of Wall Street Participation Practices’ Diffusion and Evolving Consequences" that is part of a special section in our upcoming Summer issue (55.3). The special section, edited by Dr. Francesca Polletta is entitled, "Democracy Now: Ethnographies of Contemporary Participation.

"[Bankers] become so used to their long hours that they are blind to the stresses and, when they leave banking, impose their schedules on new colleagues, concludes a forthcoming survey in [The] Sociological Quarterly written by a Goldman Sachs investment banker-turned academic. “Bankers intensified the pace for all at their new environment,” writes Dr Alexandra Michel of the University of Pennsylvania, after following the careers of junior bankers over 12 years." - Quote from an article in the Financial Times; read the full article here.

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