SAGE Studies in International Sociology

The ISA’s series SAGE Studies in International Sociology (SSIS), founded in 1974, encourages debates of international significance and maps out future trends of sociological importance.

The SSIS series identifies new areas of scholarship informing the discipline internationally which have global consequences.  They include three kinds of publications:

  • Proceedings of ISA World Congresses, ISA Forums, meetings of the Research Committees and of the Council of National Associations
  • Key Texts of World Sociology (KTWS)
  • Challenges of Sociology (CoS)

KTWS acknowledges and promotes (in English translation) important sociological texts, written in other languages, by scholars in various parts of the world since the establishment of the discipline in those regions.

CoS is an initiative to promote, identify, and discuss both new theoretical trends and re-think ideas already familiar to the Sociological Imagination. We welcome proposals from ISA members in good standing.

SSIS titles can be singly or jointly authored and/or edited and reflect emerging scientific debates in the discipline. Books should not exceed 125,000 words, including tables and figures. The SSIS series adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please read SAGE Guidelines for Authors and Editors.

An Editorial Board of internationally-recognised, eminent sociologists will review the initial proposal, which should include a statement of interest, the intended market for the book, any competitor volumes and its sales potential. Authors and editors are encouraged to institute their own peer review of proposal. The final manuscript will be peer reviewed in consultation with SAGE.

List of SSIS published volumes

ISA Website SAGE Website

Proposals should be submitted to:

Editor: Joy Y. Zhang
Centre for Global Science and Epistemic Justice
School for Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Cornwallis East Building
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent. CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1227 827574

Editorial Board

  • Patrizia Albanese, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Juan C. Barrón Pastor, UNAM, Mexico.
  • Consuelo Corradi, LUMSA, Roma, Italy
  • Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Horng-luen Wang, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

SAGE Publications

SSIS titles in paperback are available to order online with prices starting from £11.99.

To claim a discount for the titles ordered via the Sage website, ISA members should order the books and enter the code UK09OB001 at checkout. This discount is valid until December 31, 2024.

Customers in India can buy a copy by contacting to place an order.