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Journal of Classical Sociology


eISSN: 17412897 | ISSN: 1468795X | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

“To inspire social scientists with the depth that sociological classics provide and to enrich current work with their ideas and facts, forgotten or never appropriated, it is essential to maintain access to those texts. The steady supply of articles on classic authors and their themes that the Journal of Classical Sociology provides offers a unique resource for renewing our engagement with those treasures. I learn something of value from every issue.” Donald N. Levine, University of Chicago

"Through a judicious use of individual essays, special issues, and wide-ranging reviews of works published at home and abroad, the Journal of Classical Sociology has established itself as a premier journal of social thought. It offers fresh readings and interpretations of classical sociologists as well as of their actuality to grasp contemporary intellectual debates and currents. In an age of globalization, JCS provides indispensable materials for relating the past to the present." Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University

"The Journal of Classical Sociology has established itself as an essential resource for sociologists committed to building on the achievements of their predecessors... a must for all serious sociologists." The Times Higher Education Supplement

Journal of Classical Sociology is an essential resource that focuses on international contributions to the classical tradition. The journal elucidates the origins of sociology and also demonstrates how the classical tradition renews the sociological imagination in the present day.

The journal is a critical but constructive reflection on the roots and formation of sociology from the Enlightenment to the 21st century.

Journal of Classical Sociology promotes discussions of early social theory, such as Hobbesian contract theory, through the 19th- and early 20th- century classics associated with the thought of Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Veblen. Pareto and Mosca, through to contemporary work, such as network theory and transformations in social systems theory.

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The Journal of Classical Sociology publishes peer-reviewed, cutting-edge articles that will command general respect within the academic community. The aim of the Journal of Classical Sociology is to demonstrate scholarly excellence in the study of the sociological tradition. The journal elucidates the origins of sociology and also demonstrates how the classical tradition renews the sociological imagination in the present day. The journal is a critical but constructive reflection on the roots and formation of sociology from the Enlightenment to the 21st century.
 
The Journal of Classical Sociology promotes discussions of early social theory, such as Hobbesian contract theory, through the 19th- and early 20th-century classics associated with the thought of Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Veblen. Pareto and Mosca, through to contemporary work, such as network theory and transformations in social systems theory.

 

The Journal of Classical Sociology publishes papers that explore the intellectually contested nature of social theory. Although sociology is the primary focus of the journal, inter-disciplinary contributions — for instance, from psychoanalysis, economics, political theory, anthropology and cultural studies — are welcome. The Journal of Classical Sociology features special review articles on key thinkers and debates. In addition, it publishes extended review articles to encourage critical discussion of newly published work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editors
Simon Susen City, University of London, UK
Bryan S. Turner Catholic University of Australia, Sydney
Editorial Board
Jeffrey C. Alexander Yale University, USA
Andrew Arato New School for Social Research, USA
Margaret S.Archer University of Warwick, UK
Luc Boltanski École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
Michael Burawoy University of California, Berkeley, USA
Judith Butler University of California, Berkeley, USA
Craig Calhoun Berggruen Institute, USA, Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, Centennial Professor at LSE, UK
Manuel Castells University of Cambridge, UK / University of Southern California, USA / Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia), Spain / EHESS and University of Paris X, Nanterre, France
Jean L. Cohen Columbia University in the City of New York, USA
Nancy Fraser New School for Social Research, USA, and Collège d'études mondiales, Paris, France
Sandra Harding University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Axel Honneth J W Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Martin E. Jay University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hans Joas Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Steven Lukes New York University, USA
Michael Mann University of California, Los Angeles, USA
William Outhwaite Newcastle University, UK
Richard Sennett London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Richard Swedberg Cornell University, USA
Charles Taylor McGill University, Quebec, Canada
Edward A. Tiryakian Duke University, USA
Stephen Turner University of Florida, USA
Loïc Wacquant University of California, USA
Sylvia Walby Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
International Advisory Board
Peter Baehr Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Patrick Baert Cambridge University, UK
Jack Barbalet Australian Catholic University, Australia
Gregor Fitzi University of Potsdam, Germany
Uta Gerhardt University of Heidelberg, Germany
Chad Alan Goldberg University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stephen Kalberg Boston University, USA
Thomas Kemple University of British Columbia, Canada
Peter Kivisto Augustana College, USA
Krishan Kumar University of Virginia, USA
Thomas Lemke The Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Steven Loyal University College Dublin, Ireland
Guy Oakes Monmouth University, USA
William Ramp Lethbridge University, Canada
Anne Rawls Wayne State University, USA
Derek Robbins University of East London, UK
Chris Rojek City, University of London, UK
Alan Sica Pennsylvania State University, USA
Barry Smart University of Portsmouth, UK
Robert A. Stones University of Western Sydney, Australia
Steven Vaitkus Marianne Weber Institute, Germany
Anna Yeatman University of Western Sydney, Australia
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