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Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

University of Arkansas, Little Rock
2013 Impact Factor: 0.646
2013 Ranking: 28/38 in Urban Studies | 87/138 in Sociology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE) is an international and interdisciplinary forum for research that uses ethnographic methods to examine how people act, interact, and construct meanings and identities in natural settings. These settings include groups, subcultures, organizations, and societies.

JCE brings you relevant material that examines a broad spectrum of social interactions and practices from a variety of academic disciplines including, but not limited to, Sociology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Studies, Anthropology, Management, and Marketing.

Recent and forthcoming articles explore the following issues:

  • Gender maneuvering and contested femininities in women’s roller derby
  • The “micropolitics of trouble” in college roommate relationships
  • Sex work and the global sex industry in Vietnam
  • Workplace bullying and its interactional and emotional consequences
  • Multicultural sororities and the reproduction of inequalities
  • Sound acts, somatic work, and the construction of sonic order
  • African American youth and their negotiation of unwelcome police encounters
  • Violent inmates and their use of street codes as formula stories
  • Polyamorous families and their relationships
  • “Dirty work” among veterinarian technicians
  • Youth crime and emotions contests in Canadian newspapers
  • Identity work and stigma management among women on parole
  • Place-work and the negotiation of belongingness in contested space
  • Affluent youth volunteers and their negotiation of class privilege
  • Holocaust survivors and the cross-generational transmission of trauma
  • Scrapbooking and the construction of family capital
  • Hegemonic masculinity and Southern rock music revivals
  • “Edgework” in a sadomasochist community
  • Rock climbers, claimsmaking, and intergroup conflict
  • Identity construction and transformation among environmental activists

About once each year, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography offers single-theme special issues devoted to topics of particular concern. Themes highlighted in recent and forthcoming special issues include:

  • Global Ethnography and Transnationalism
  • Constructing a Color Line in the 21st Century
  • Methodological Complexity and Seldom Told Tales from the Field
  • The Best of the 2010 Canadian Qualitatives Conference

From time to time, JCE also publishes review symposia or review essays. In the past, the symposia have focused on themes such as “Crisis in Representation” and “Queer Diasporas.” The review essays have addressed topics such as “Reading the Body through a Cultural Lens” and “Ethnographically Crossing Chasms.”


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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1552-5414 ISSN: 0891-2416
Months of Distribution: February , April , June , August , October , December Current Volume: 44 Current Issue: 3
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