International Indigenous Policy Journal

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International Indigenous Policy Journal

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 by encouraging and giving JUST POSTED:
Moving Towards an Indigenous Research Process: A Reflexive Approach to Empirical Work With First Nations Communities in Canada
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.

Society and Mental Health

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Society and Mental Health

Society and Mental Health: The Journal of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health has opened its editorial office in the Centre for Population, Aging and Health in the Department of Sociology. SMH publishes original articles that JUST POSTED:
Being “on Point”: Exploring the Stress-related Experiences of Incarceration
apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of the social origins of mental health and illness, the social consequences for persons with mental illness, and the organization and financing of mental health services and care.

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Sociological Imagination: Western's Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal

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

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Journal for Social Thought

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 JUST POSTED:
The Contentious Field of Whiteness Studies
focuses on publishing the theoretical and empirical contributions of graduate students, post-docs, 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.

Latest Articles

Michael Gardiner"Critique of Accelerationism" Theory, Culture & Society 34(1):29-52.

Michael Gardiner, "Bakhtin, Boredom, and the 'Democratization of Skepticism' The European Legacy

Tracey Adams, "Self-Regulating Professions: Past, Present and Future" Journal of Professions and Organization


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Criminal Justice Theories and Variations in Legal Decisions Across Youth Justice Acts Apr. 2017
Brenda Kobayashi

Transnational Engagement and Immigrants’ Well-Being in Canada Nov. 2016
Jonathan Amoyaw

Social Connectedness, Social Support and the Health of Older Adults: A Comparison of Immigrant and Native-born Canadians Sept. 2016
Natalie Iciaszczyk

An Examination of the Emergence of the Queer Figure in North American Culture Using a Queer Marxist Theoretical Framework Aug. 2016
Jade C.R. Da Costa

Support for sisters please": Comparing the Online Roles of al-Qaeda Women and their Islamic State Counterparts Aug. 2016
Hillary Peladeau

Representations of Youth Crime in Canada: A Feminist Criminological Analysis of Statistical Trends, National Canadian Newspapers, and Moral Panics
Jennifer Silcox

Gender and Health Over the Life Course: Temporal, Contextual, and Intersectional Considerations Apr. 2016
Nicole Etherington

A Critical Examination of Immigrant Integration: Experiences of Immigrants from Turkey to Canada
Guliz Akkaymak

Victimization, Stress, and Psychological Well-being: An Analysis of the 2009 Canadian Victimization Survey Apr. 2016
Bryce E. Stoliker