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Chair of the Section on Children and Youth, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson said:
"I’m happy to report that our partnership with Emerald Publishing on the annual volume, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, has been approved by the ASA Committee on Publications. Thank you to past Chair, Loretta Bass, for her work in coordinating."
This series was originally conceived and edited by sociologists Patricia Adler and Peter Adler. The first volume was published in 1986 and the Adlers aptly noted at that time that: "the study of children and child development is empirically and theoretically central to the discipline of sociology." This fact is even more apparent today and is due in part to the efforts of the Adlers, associate and guest editors, and contributors to the volume over the past twenty years.
The series provides an outlet for social scientists whose reports on their work with children or youth may not 'fit' in traditional academic journals due to the length of their pieces or for other reasons. Some volumes will emphasize specific themes, while others will include a range of chapters on diverse topics. Contributions from all methodological and theoretical orientations are welcome and are peer-reviewed by the series editor, members of the editorial board, and other researchers. Finally, the volume has a history of publishing work by international scholars and continues to welcome contributions from around the world.
Loretta E. Bass is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and completed a two-year appointment within the Fertility and Family Branch of the Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. Dr. Bass focuses her research on children and stratification issues, and has published her research in Population Research and Policy Review, Political Behavior, the Anthropology of Work Review, the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, the Journal of Sociology and Social Work, the International Journal of Sexual Health, and Current Sociology. Prior to taking the co-editor position, she served as a guest-editor for a special international volume of this series in 2005 and published a book, Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa, (Lynne Rienner Publishers) offering a window on the lives of Africa's child workers in 43 countries on the continent in 2004. She currently serves as Chair-Elect of the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Children and Youth Section and as the President of Research Committee 53 on the Sociology of Childhood within the International Sociological Association (ISA).
Patricia A. Adler, University of Colorado
Peter Adler, University of Denver
William A. Corsaro, Indiana University
Donna Eder, Indiana University
Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University
Sandra L. Hofferth, University of Maryland
Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University
Deanna L. Wilkinson, Ohio State University
Alford A. Young, University of Michigan
Doris Buhler-Niederberger, University of Wuppertal
David A. Kinney, University of Central Michigan
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