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The American Sociological Review is the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The ASA founded this journal in 1936 (volume 1) with the mission to publish original works of interest to the sociology discipline in general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. All areas of sociology are welcome in the American Sociological Review. Emphasis is on exceptional quality and general interest. The ASA publishes the American Sociological Review bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December).

The American Sociological Review does not publish book reviews.


Selected Articles

Do Women Suffer from Network Closure? The Moderating Effect of Social Capital on Gender Inequality in a Project-Based Labor Market, 1929 to 2010 Mark Luttera (April 2015).

2014 Presidential Address: Cultural Knowledge and Social Inequality Annette Lareau (February 2015).

Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment Long Doan, Annalise Loehr, and Lisa R. Miller (December 2014).

Citizenship and Punishment: The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts Michael T. Light, Michael Massoglia, and Ryan D. King (October 2014).

The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Trends in Marital Dissolution Christine R. Schwartz and Hongyun Han (August 2014).

Does Fertility Behavior Spread among Friends? Nicolett Balboa and Nicola Barban (June 2014).

Casualties of Social Combat: School Networks of Peer Victimization and Their Consequences Robert Faris and Diane Felmlee (April 2014).

2013 Presidential Address: Why Status Matters for Inequality Cecilia L. Ridgeway (February 2014).

How You Downsize Is Who You Downsize: Biased Formalization, Accountability, and Managerial Diversity Alexandra Kalev (February 2014).

The Mechanics of Social Capital and Academic Performance in an Indian College Sharique Hasan and Surendrakumar Bagde (December 2013).

A Broken Public? Americans' Responses to the Great Recession Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza (October 2013).

Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration Emily Ryo (August 2013).

The Capitalist Machine: Computerization, Workers' Power, and the Decline in Labor's Share within U.S. Industries Tali Kristal (June 2013).

Race, Legality, and the Social Policy Consequences of Anti-Immigration Mobilization Hana E. Brown (April 2013).

Egalitarianism, Housework, and Sexual Frequency in Marriage  Sabino Kornrich, Julie Brines, and Katrina Leupp (February 2013).

2012 Presidential Address: Transforming Capitalism through Real Utopias Erik Olin Wright (February 2013).

Hiring as Cultural Matching: The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms Lauren A. Rivera (December 2012).

The Rise of the Super-Rich: Power Resources, Taxes, Financial Markets, and the Dynamics of the Top 1 Percent, 1949 to 2008 Thomas W. Volscho and Nathan J. Kelly (October 2012).

Moving Beyond Deterrence: The Effectiveness of Raising the Expected Utility of Abstaining from Terrorism in Israel Laura Dugan and Erica Chenoweth (August 2012).

Neighborhood Diversity, Metropolitan Constraints, and Household Migration Kyle Crowder, Jeremy Pais, and Scott J. South (June 2012).

Politicization of Science in the Public Sphere: A Study of Public Trust in the United States, 1974 to 2010 Gordon Gauchat (April 2012).

2011 Presidential Address: C-Escalation and D-Escalation: A Theory of the Time-Dynamics of Conflict Randall Collins (February 2012).

2010 Presidential Address: Constructing Citizenship: Exclusion, Subordination, and Resistance Evelyn Nakano Glenn (February 2011).

2008 Presidential Address: Precarious Work, Insecure Workers: Employment Relations in Transition Arne L. Kalleberg (February 2009).

2007 Presidential Address: Can Power from Below Change the World? Frances Fox Piven (February 2008).

2006 ASA Presidential Address: Women’s Subordination in Global Context Cynthia Fuchs Epstein (February 2007).

2005 Presidential Address: Comparative Perspectives and Competing Explanations: Taking on the Newly Configured Reductionist Challenge to Sociology Troy Duster (February 2006).

2004 Presidential Address. For Public Sociology Michael Burawoy (February 2005).