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Books  ... Hot off the Press!

  • Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education, 2nd edition

    Côté, James E. and Sarah Pickard. 2022. Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education, 2nd edition New York, NY: Routledge.

    The handbook explores recent developments in higher-education systems and policy as well as the everyday experiences of students and staff and ongoing problems of inequality and diversity within universities. It addresses current issues including the legitimacy of higher-educational credentials, from the continuing debate regarding traditional pedagogies and the role of universities in social class reproduction to more recent concerns about standards in mass systems.

  • Policing Mental Health: Public safety and crime prevention in Canada

    Huey, Laura, Jennifer L. Schulenberg, and Jacek Koziarski. 2022. Policing Mental Health: Public safety and crime prevention in Canada Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

    This brief addresses the question of the various ways in which mental health-related issues have become police responsibility. It provides a detailed understanding of the myriad of ways in which police are often called upon to be the primary responder to mental health-related issues, well beyond the standard media images of individuals in extreme crisis.

  • Handbook of Computational Social Science, Volume 1: Theory, Case Studies and Ethics

    Engel, Uwe, Anabel Quan-Haase, Sunny Xun Liu, and Lars Lyberg. 2022. Handbook of Computational Social Science, Volume 1: Theory, Case Studies and Ethics
    New York, NY: Routledge.

    This first volume focuses on the scope of computational social science, ethics, and case studies. It covers a range of key issues, including open science, formal modeling, and the social and behavioral sciences. This volume explores major debates, introduces digital trace data, reviews the changing survey landscape, and presents novel examples of computational social science research on sensing social interaction, social robots, bots, sentiment, manipulation, and extremism in social media.

  • Handbook of Computational Social Science, Volume 2: Data Science, Statistical Modelling, and Machine Learning Methods

    Engel, Uwe, Anabel Quan-Haase, Sunny Xun Liu, and Lars Lyberg. 2022. Handbook of Computational Social Science, Volume 2: Data Science, Statistical Modelling, and Machine Learning Methods. New York, NY: Routledge.

    This second volume focuses on foundations and advances in data science, statistical modeling, and machine learning. It covers a range of key issues, including the management of big data in terms of record linkage, streaming, and missing data. Machine learning, agent-based and statistical modeling, as well as data quality in relation to digital trace and textual data, as well as probability, non-probability, and crowdsourced samples represent further foci. The volume not only makes major contributions to the consolidation of this growing research field, but also encourages growth into new directions.

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    Huey, Laura, Renée Mitchell, Hina Kalyal and Roger Pegram. 2021. Implementing Evidence-Based Research: A How-to Guide for Police Organizations. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

    This practical guide brings leading police and sociology experts together to demonstrate how police forces of all sizes can successfully embed evidence-based methods by using their strengths and limitations to their advantage. Drawing on experiences of policing in North America, it proposes new ways of strategizing and harnessing the talents of ‘change champions’.

Recent Refereed Research Articles

Zajacova, Anna, Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, and Zachary Zimmer. 2021. "Sociology of Chronic Pain." Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Ferguson, Lorna, Janne E. Gaub, and Laura Huey. 2021. "Exploring the Roles and Function of Police Search and Rescue Teams in Canadian Agencies." Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice paab030.

Malik, Aqdas, M. Laeeq Khan, and Anabel Quan-Haase. 2021. "Public Health Agencies Outreach through Instagram during COVID-19 Pandemic: Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Perspective." International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102346.

Malleson, Tom and David Calnitsky. 2021. "Which Way Forward for Economic Security: Basic Income or Public Services?." Basic Income Studies DOI: 10.1515/bis-2021-0005.

Hewitt, W. E. (Ted). 2021. "The Factors Affecting Competitiveness in University Ranking Exercises." Journal of International and Comparative Higher Education 13(2): 23-37.

Choi, Kate H., Patrick Denice, Michael Haan, and Anna Zajacova. 2021. "Studying the Social Determinants of COVID-19 in a Data Vacuum." Canadian Review of Sociology 2021; 1–19 DOI: 10.1111/cars.12336.

Lorusso, Jenna R., Chris Markham, and Janice M. Forsyth. 2021. "Indigenous Youth in Ontario School-Based Health and Physical Education Programs: A Scoping Review." PHEnex Journal 11(3).

Choi, Kate H. and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2021. "Multiracial Children's Experiences of Family Instability." Journal of Marriage and Family DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12763.

Koziarski, Jacek and Laura Huey. 2021. "#Defund or #Re-Fund? Re-examining Bayley’s blueprint for police reform." International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 45(3): 269-284.

Andersen, Robert, Joshua Curtis, and Robert Brym. 2021. "Public support for social security in 66 countries: Prosperity, inequality, and household income as interactive causes." The British Journal of Sociology 00: 1– 31.

Nair, Shiva Madhwan, Tina Luu Ly, Daniel Halstuch, Arnon Lavi, Yujiro Sano, Michael Haan, and Nicholas E. Power. 2021. "Correlation of Occupational Exposure and Risk of Genitourinary Malignancies: A Canadian Population Study." Medical & Surgical Urology 10(2): No. 242, 1-7.

Andersen, Robert, Anders Holm, James E. Côté. 2021. "The student mental health crisis: Assessing psychiatric and developmental explanatory models." Journal of Adolescence 86(2021): 101-114.

Quan-Haase, Anabel, Kaitlynn Mendes, Dennis Ho, Olivia Lake, Charlotte Nau, and Darryl Pieber. 2021. "Mapping #MeToo: A synthesis review of digital feminist research across social media platforms." New Media & Society January 2021. doi:10.1177/1461444820984457.

Gonalons-Pons, Pilar and David Calnitsky. 2021. "Exit, voice and loyalty in the family: findings from a basic income experiment." Socio-Economic Review mwaa050.

Lecoq, Garrett, Dale Ballucci, and Dale Spencer. 2021. "‘Keep Them on the Straight and Narrow’: Understanding, Selecting and Governing Subjects Through Intensive Supervision Units." The British Journal of Sociology 61(2): 538-557.

Denice, Patrick, Michael DeArmond, and Matthew Carr. 2021. "When schools open: Student mobility and racial sorting across new charter schools in Kansas City, Missouri." Journal of Urban Affairs DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2020.1770605.

Haan, Michael, Yoko Yoshida, Jonathan Amoyaw, and Natalie Iciaszczyk. 2021. "Becoming Permanent: The Transition Characteristics of Temporary Foreign Workers to Permanent Residents in Canada." International Migration 59: 8-24.

Denice, Patrick A. 2021. "Choosing and Changing Course: Postsecondary Students and the Process of Selecting a Major Field of Study." Sociological Perspectives 64(1): 82-108.

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Wagner, Brandon G., Kate H. Choi, and Philip N. Cohen. 2020. "Decline in Marriage Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States." Socius January 2020 DOI:10.1177/2378023120980328.

Jin, Hyeongsuk, Manon Langevin, André Lebel, and Michael Haan. 2020. "Factors associated with the completion of apprenticeship training in Canada." Insights on Canadian Society 2020001 article 8.

Zajacova, Anna, Anthony Jehn, Matthew Stackhouse, Kate H. Choi, Patrick Denice, Michael Haan, and Howard Ramos. 2020. "Mental health and economic concerns from March to May during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada: Insights from an analysis of repeated cross-sectional surveys." SSM - Population Health 12(December 2020): 100704.

Lavi, Arnon, Roderick Clark, Tina Luu Ly, Shiva M. Nair, Khalil Hetou, Michael Haan, and Nicholas E. Power. 2020. "Long-term Testis Cancer Survivors in Canada—Mortality Risks in a Large Population-based Cohort." European Urology Open Science 22(December 2020): 54-60.

Choi, Kate H., Sagi Ramaj, and Michael Haan. 2020. "Age of the oldest child and internal migration of immigrant families: A study using administrative data from immigrant landing and tax files." Population, Space and Place 2020: e2409.

Yoshida, Yoko and Jonathan Amoyaw. 2020. "Transition to Adulthood of Refugee and Immigrant Children in Canada." Applied Psycholinguistics 1-31. doi:10.1017/S0142716420000363.

Haan, Michael, Christopher Hewitt, and Georgina Chuatico. 2020. "By the Numbers: The Canadian Construction Industry." Labour & Industry DOI: 10.1080/10301763.2020.1819181.

Patterson, Sarah E., Rachel Margolis, and Ashton M. Verdery. 2020. "Family embeddedness and older adult mortality in the United States." Population Studies DOI: 10.1080/00324728.2020.1817529.

Ballucci, Dale, Mary Ann Campbell, and Carmen Gill. 2020. "Use of the ODARA by Police Officers for Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Practice in the Field." Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being 5(3): 91-102.

Margolis, Rachel, Youjin Choi, Anders Holm, and Nirav Mehta. 2020. "The Effect of Expanded Parental Benefits on Union Dissolution." Journal of Marriage and Family 83(1): 191-208.

Choi, Kate H. and Rachel Goldberg. 2020. "The Social Significance of Interracial Cohabitation: Inferences Based on Fertility Behavior." Demography 57(5): 1727-1751.

Shuey, Kim M., Andrea E. Willson, and Travis Hackshaw. 2020. "Family Structure and Parents’ Health: Implications for the Reproduction of Health Inequality across Generations ." Journal of Family Issues DOI: 10.1177/0192513X20946350.

Denice, Patrick, Kate H. Choi, Michael Haan, and Anna Zajacova. 2020. "Visualizing the Geographic and Demographic Distribution of COVID-19." Socius DOI: 10.1177/2378023120948715.

Clark, Shelley, Rachel Margolis, Cassandra Cotton, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "The Psychological Benefits of Marriage and Children in Rural Malawi." Studies in Family Planning doi:10.1111/sifp.12133.

Hewitt, W. E. (Ted). 2020. "National interests and the impact of student mobility: the case of Canada and Brazil." Revista Brasileira de Politica Internacional 63(1):1-19.

Verdery, Ashton M., Emily Smith-Greenaway, Rachel Margolis, and Jonathan K. Daw. 2020. "Tracking the reach of COVID-19 kin loss with a bereavement multiplier applied to the United States." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jul 2020, 202007476; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2007476117.

Haan, Michael, Georgina Chuatico, and Jules Cornetet. 2020. "Aboriginal Earnings in Canada: The Importance of Gender, Education, and Industry." Canadian Ethnic Studies 52(2): 1-28.

Tajzler, C., S. Tanguay, R. Mallick, B. Ahrens, T. Luu Ly, R. H. Breau, N. S. Basappa, A. Kapoor, D. Y. C. Heng, F. Pouliot, A. Finelli, L. T. Lavall, A. I. So, D. E. Drachenberg, D. Souliè, G. A. Bjarnason, P. O. Richard, R. Maloni, N. E. Power, M. Haan, and L. A. Wood. 2020. "Determining generalizability of the Canadian Kidney Cancer information system (CKCis) to the entire Canadian kidney cancer population." Canadian Urological Association Journal 14(10):

Maehler, Débora B., Jessica Daikeler, Howard Ramos, Clara Husson, and Thuy an Nguyen. 2020. "The cultural identity of first-generation immigrant children and youth: Insights from a meta-analysis." Self and Identity DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2020.1765857.

Ballucci, Dale and Keyanna Drakes. 2020. "Beyond Convictions: Negotiating Procedural and Distributive Justice in Police Response to Sex Crimes Victim-Survivors." Victims & Offenders 16(1): 81-98.

Waite, Sean, Vesna Pajovic, and Nicole Denier. 2020. "Lesbian, gay and bisexual earnings in the Canadian labor market: New evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 67: 100484.

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International Indigenous Policy Journal

International Indigenous Policy Journal

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There is a growing similarity in the challenges facing Indigenous peoples worldwide. IIPJ is a dedicated peer-reviewed forum for discussion of these challenges. This Journal aims to expose the policy issues related to these concerns JUST POSTED:
Acknowledging and Promoting Indigenous Knowledges, Paradigms, and Practices Within Health Literacy-Related Policy and Practice Documents Across Australia, Canada, and New Zealand
by encouraging and giving expression to the very best research, which can then be used as an evidence base to guide policy making. We are also concerned that research and policy be developed in an ethical manner by taking into direct consideration needs and concerns of the peoples themselves.

Sociological Imagination: Western's Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal

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Sociological Imagination is a peer-reviewed, student run journal published annually in association with the Sociology Students’ Association and JUST POSTED:
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the Department of Sociology at Western University. The Sociological Imagination journal publishes the original work of undergraduate students in the field of sociology and related sub-disciplines.

Journal for Social Thought

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The Journal for Social Thought (JST) is a peer reviewed academic journal run and maintained by graduate students in the Department of Sociology at Western University in Canada. This journal focuses on publishing the theoretical and empirical contributions of graduate students, post-docs, JUST POSTED:
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academic professionals, and independent scholars in an open access platform. Each issue of the JST focuses on either a general theme or different specialized topics related to today’s relevant sociological questions, which fall underneath the general umbrella of social thought.