Canadian Journal of Sociology

The Canadian Journal of Sociology is a quarterly journal published by the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alb., Can. Its subject is sociology and its audience are scholars, academics, students and others working in that field.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2-3, Spring

Accreditation of Sociology Programs: A Bridge to a Broader Audience
Abstract: As more individuals trained in sociology find jobs outside academia, the demands for appropriate training, particularly at the undergraduate and master's level, have increased. Sociology must become visible and pertinent to a broader audience...
Analytical and Political Utility of Poststructuralism: Considering Affirmative Action
Abstract: In this paper, I argue that a poststructuralist sociology can increase the civic capacity of sociology. Poststructuralist theories present an opportunity for sociologists to analyse societal debates with the specific goal of increasing our...
Company of Strangers: Sociology in Trans-Disciplinary Research
* The author gratefully acknowledges the support of the Eco-Research Program of the Canadian Tri-Council through its support of the Agroecosystem Health Project at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. Also appreciated are the comments from anonymous...
Contemporary Capitalist Dilemmas, the Social Sciences, and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-First Century
1. Keynote speech at Colloquium of the Japan Sociological Society, Tokyo, Sept. 24, 1997 We are at a triple turning-point. World capitalism is facing a long-term structural squeeze on profits, and its major institutional prop, the modern state,...
Neglected and Rejected: A Case Study of the Impact of Social Research on Canadian Drug Policy
* The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Addiction Research Foundation. An earlier version of this paper was presented to the 10th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, Washington,...
Sizing Up the Forest, or Brief Reflection on the Question of Whether There Is Such a Thing as Society
(This paper was written with the help of support obtained under grant No. T-013880 from OTKA -- the Hungarian National Scientific Research Fund.) Abstract: Since the seventies a number of authors have written that society is fading away, and sociologists...
Sociology and Economic Development Policy: The Case of Industrial District Promotion
* Research for this paper was supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I am grateful to Jurgen Grote, Will van den Hoonaard, Charles Snow, and the CJS reviewers for their comments on earlier drafts of...
Sociology and Its Publics -- Whither Sociology?: An Introduction
This "Special Issue" has been prepared to coincide with the quadrennial meeting of the International Sociological Association in Montreal July 1998, which is the first time that body will hold its general meeting in Canada. The original inspiration...
Sociology, Civil Society, and the Unbound World
Abstract: The social origins of sociology are rooted in urban modernity, and specifically in civil society. Such a point of origins occasioned the growth of totalistic systems of social representation, which culminated in the modern state. The two...
Sociology for Whom? the Role of Sociology in Reflexive Modernity
1. I would like to thank Anthony Giddens, Veronique Mottier and Jacinthe Ruel, as well as Professor Ralph Matthews and two anonymous reviewers, for their useful comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this paper. Thanks also to Max Bergman...