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Journals in Print

These journal titles are located in the Periodicals section of the Erickson Library.

Peer-reviewed and published quarterly, offers a smartly written, thought-provoking take on modern life in our communities. It's an indispensable guide to understanding our dynamic society. An official pubblication of the ASA.

Social Problems
Research publication that covers many areas of sociology including conflict and change; crime and juvenile delinquency, health and mental health; poverty, class, and inequality among other current issues.


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InfoPlease: Selected Activists and Reformers
Biographies of a varied list of social activists and reformers