Humanity & Society, the official journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology, was first published in 1977 and has been published quarterly since 1978. Humanity & Society is a peer-reviewed Sage journal with abstracts of published articles appearing in Sociological Abstracts. Additional information, including copies of previous volumes is also available at http://has.sagepub.com
Humanity & Society publishes articles on a wide variety of topics: studies of inequality (class, race, and/or gender); war, peace, and international relations; aging and gerontology; environmental sociology; globalization; gender and sexuality; health and mental health; social theory; sociology of knowledge and science, and linguistics; social psychology; teaching and sociology practice; social change, humanism and human rights; crime and deviance; ethnic and intergroup relations, and others.
Articles may be theoretical and/or speculative, critical essays, or analysis of data utilizing various qualitative and quantitative research strategies. Theoretical orientations may be eclectic, Marxist, feminist, critical theory, symbolic interactionism, humanistic sociology - i.e., contributing to a more humane and egalitarian society.
The editors cordially invite you to submit your work for possible publication in Humanity & Society. In addition to publishing articles, we also publish action notes (which describe activism the writer has participated in or observed), book review essays, multimedial review essays, and provocative "final thoughts." In keeping with the values of the membership, H&S uses an open review process where authors and reviewers are identified. Moreover, the editorial staff is committed to mentoring new scholars to facilitate their professional development.
Submit your article electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/has. Please follow the instructions for creating an account. Then the system will walk you through a step-by-step process for manuscript submission. Authors might also benefit by reviewing our guidelines for contributors.
Action notes are “calls to action” based on your social observations or discussions around how to put theory into action. Action Notes are half of the length of research papers (approximately 10-15 typed pages) and will be peer-reviewed. Please send your Action Notes to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/has
Humanity and Society is a different journal—one imbued with the action and hope of the humanist philosophy. At the end of each issue we hope to pique reader interest with a “Final Thought” Page. This may come in the form of a provocative image that carries a sociological or social change message, an interview with a sociologist talking about her/his craft, or even a cartoon analysis of our social world. We want these ventures into danger to be provocative, humorous, even perplexing. We view H&S as a kind of larger curriculum vitae for humanist sociology. As the Latin translation of the term means “curriculum of my life,” we view H&S as a journal that breathes life into academic inquiry.
Please submit your “Final Thought” (image, interview, cartoon, etc.) along with a description/interpretation of the final thought (200 words maximum) and your biography (200 words maximum) in regards to how your life pertains to the image/idea presented. Submit to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/has
Please direct your inquiries and ideas to:
Janine Schipper, Executive Editor, at email@example.com
Shawn Bingham, Senior Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Fitzgerald, Book Review Editor, at email@example.com
Pamela Anne Quiroz, Multimedia Editor, at PAQuiroz@uic.edu
Dustin Hiles, Final Thought Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
The last issue mailed to subscribers was the February 2013 issue (Volume 37, issue 1). It is also available online at: http://has.sagepub.com