Invitation to Celebrate 50 Volumes of Sociology

'Bringing it 'Home'?: Sociological practice and the practice of Sociology' marks 50 volumes of the journal. The content considers the developing story of sociology as both a disciplinary and intellectual pursuit. It charts how the practice of sociology has 'spun out' beyond the dedicated departments that were once the centres of sociological practice, and so discusses the implications of interdisciplinary connections between sociology and the following areas: criminology; environmental science; creative industry studies; social and cultural theory; social policy; methodologies; cultural studies; human geography; and the study of work and employment. The introduction is available now and is free to read online here.

To launch the special issue, an event is to be held on 18 November, at Hallam Conference Centre (London). The evening will feature a panel of contributors to the special issue who will discuss the themes they raised in their articles, followed by questions from the audience, as well as a drinks reception. Confirmed speakers include Sarah Burton, John Goodwin, Angela McRobbie, Laura Piacentini and Divya P Tolia-Kelly.

Sociology is pleased to publish a special issue commemorating its history, and looking at the progress of the discipline, as well as that of the journal. All members are invited to celebrate with the journal on 18 November. The issue is guest edited by Nasar Meer, Pauline Leonard, Steve Taylor, Henrietta O'Connor and John Offer.

To book your place, please visit the event page.

We hope you enjoy reading the special issue and that you'll join us in November!