The objective of Sociology is to publish outstanding and original articles which advance the theoretical understanding of, and promote and report empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics. The journal encourages, and welcomes, submission of papers which report findings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods; articles challenging conventional concepts and proposing new conceptual approaches; and accounts of methodological innovation and the research process. Research Notes provide a means of briefly summarising results from recent or current studies or short discussions of methodological problems and solutions. Critical review essays and book reviews are seen as ways of promoting vigorous scholarly debate. While the journal is intended to serve the interests of members of the British Sociological Association, it does not restrict its coverage to issues about British society, nor does it require authors to be members of the BSA.
The reason why middle class people are more likely to play music, paint and act has been revealed in a major new study.
Most men in Europe want to spend fewer hours at work and more time with their families even though it would cut their income, a major study on employment shows.
Poorer parents are just as involved in education, leisure, and sports activities with their children as better-off parents, a new study has found.
New research supports warnings from Christopher Eccleston and Julie Walters that acting in Britain has become a largely middle class profession.
Citizenship tests are requiring immigrants to become 'super-citizens' and act as barriers to naturalisation, according to new research from the University of Manchester.
Couples with young children are as likely to stay together if the mother is the main breadwinner rather than the father, new research shows.
The traditional view of a Britain made up working, middle and upper class people is no longer accurate, according to one of the largest studies of its kind.
A new study is challenging stereotypes around the youth subculture whose members are often labelled as 'neds' or 'chavs'.
The BBC has published the results from the 'Great British Class Survey' which has revealed a new model of social class with seven categories ranging from the Elite at the top to a 'Precariat' at the bottom.
Women earn less money than men the more the sexes share the same occupations, a large-scale survey of 20 industrialised countries has found.