I can’t imagine I have been alone in thinking about crisis over the past few, but seemingly interminable, months—and as I write, neither can I imagine that I am alone in my inability to shake off the feeling that, whatever crisis has been averted (there will be a peaceful transition of power in the United States; a vaccine is coming…), it is not only that long-standing crises are still festering—racial justice, social equality, expansive citizenship rights, environmental protection hardly seem within reach; it is also that new crises are likely developing under our very eyes, but, to paraphrase Roux-Doufort (in Schwarz, Seeger, and Auer 2016:28), the “signals” are too weak for us to properly understand what they entail for future developments.
Should We Cancel The Core?
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University of California, Los Angeles
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Arizona State University
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summer 2022 Content
"Migration Myopias and Insights from the Global South"
"Cannibalizing the Northern Environmental Justice Perspective"
"Plurinationality as an Idea and a Reality in 21st Century Bolivia, Ecuador, and Chile"
"Feminism at a Crossroads: Key Takeaways from Latin America"
"Debt, Greed, and Disasters: For a Plausible Study of Puerto Rico and its Systemic Risk"
"The State of the Canon: Sociological Theory Syllabi in the United States"
Emerging Theorist Spotlight: Birgan Gokmenoglu
Emerging Theorist Spotlight: Abigail Cary Moore
Theory Section Awards
Letter From The Editors
News & Notes
Notes From The Chair