International Sociology and International Sociology Reviews

Topic of the Month

Initiated in 2016, the ‘Topic of the Month’ campaigns on social media focus on one article each month with the aim of showing the relevance of most topical issues that International Sociology has recently published. During the period of their feature, the selected article is available as free access. This is one way among others to draw attention to the work of diverse sociologists and promote sociology more generally.

April 2021

Two-child policy
Wang Q and Sun X (2019) Fertility choices in China under the two-child policy, International Sociology 35(3): 284–311.

March 2021

Nonviolent mobilization
Gallo-Cruz S (2019) Nonviolence beyond the state: International NGOs and local nonviolent mobilization, International Sociology 34(6): 655–674.

February 2021

Stuart D, Gunderson R and Petersen B (2020) The climate crisis as a catalyst for emancipatory transformation: An examination of the possible, International Sociology 35(4): 433–456.

January 2021

Personalized and racialized precision medicine
Sun S (2020) Between personalized and racialized precision medicine: A relative resources perspective, International Sociology 35(1): 90–110.

December 2020

Climate change in Africa
Faiyetole AA (2019) Outside-in perspectives on the socio-econo-technological effects of climate change in Africa, International Sociology 34(6): 762–785.

November 2020

War and mental health
Fatke M and Freitag M (2019) Subtle social stressors of civil wars: Transformation of social networks and psychological distress in Sri Lanka, International Sociology 34(1): 3–18.

October 2020

LGBT and US college campuses
Rankin S, Garvey JC and Duran A (2019) A retrospective of LGBT issues on US college campuses: 1990–2020, International Sociology 34(4): 435–454.

September 2020

Living conditions and religiousness
Höllinger F and Muckenhuber J (2019) Religiousness and existential insecurity: A cross-national comparative analysis on the macro-and micro-level, International Sociology 34(1): 19–37.

August 2020

The concept of trust
Barbalet J (2019) Trust: Condition of action or condition of appraisal, International Sociology 34(1): 83–98.

July 2020

Homosexuality and China
Worth H, Jun J, McMillan K, Chunyan S, Xiaoxing F, Yuping Z, Zhao R, Kelly-Hanku A, Jia C, Youchun Z (2019) ‘There was no mercy at all’: Hooliganism, homosexuality and the opening-up of China, International Sociology 34(1): 38–57.

June 2020

Informal Economy in Europe
Williams, CC, Horodnic, IA (2019) Evaluating working conditions in the informal economy: Evidence from the 2015 European Working Conditions Survey, International Sociology 34(3): 281–306.