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Sociological Insight was a fully refereed national undergraduate research journal aimed at promoting undergraduate research in the social sciences. Insight provided an opportunity for undergraduates all over the U.S. and abroad to publish their best academic work, and to reap the benefits of subjecting their research to a rigorous review process.

Sociological Insight was created in July 2008 at The University of Texas at Austin with the goal of promoting original and high-quality undergraduate research in the social sciences. As the only fully refereed national undergraduate social science journal in the United States, Sociological Insight was founded on the conviction that engaging young scholars in academic research is not only crucial to their personal intellectual and professional development, but also to the social progress of the United States. Undergraduates can bring unique perspectives to understanding society and can recognize and appreciate social trends that sometimes escape even the most veteran of academics. As such, undergraduates who have strong training in theory and methods can bring vibrant new ideas to academic discourse, essential to the functioning of a healthy democracy capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

On this premise, Sociological Insight seeks to publish recent, theory-driven, methodologically sound, professionally written academic articles that make important and relevant research findings. To ensure that all of its published articles meet professional academic standards, Sociological Insight subjects each article considered for publication to a rigorous review process, involving one faculty and one graduate reviewer (specialized in the paper's substantive focus), as well as one undergraduate with sufficient qualifications. Thus, each article is anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers.


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    Sociological Insight, Volume 7
    (2015-05) University of Texas at Austin
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    Sociological Insight, Volume 6
    (2014-05) University of Texas at Austin
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    Sociological Insight, Volume 5
    (2013-05) University of Texas at Austin
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    Sociological Insight, Volume 4
    (2012) University of Texas at Austin
    Table of Contents: From the Editor / by Christopher Robertson (p. 1-3) -- ARTICLES -- The Role of Moral Shocks in the Texas Anti-Death Penalty Movement / by Kate Roberts (p. 4-24) -- Cosmopolitan Romance in Nepal: An Investigation of Emerging Views on Marriage and Dating Held by Young Newari Women / by Rachel Williams (p. 25-39) -- Exploring Indicators of Social Incorporation: An Analysis of Volunteering among Hispanics in New and Old Migrant Destinations / by Luz Maria Carreno (p. 40-58) -- Capital Transformations in Boston Music Scenes / by Keri Hartman (p. 59-72) -- Learning to be Adults: The Effects of University Structure on Students' Transitions to Adulthood / by Maya Ange'le Reid (p. 73-95) -- Ideology in Social Movements: Contemporary Anarchism in Providence, Rhode Island / by Isaac Jabola-Carolus (p. 96-117) -- BOOK REVIEWS -- Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides by Sheldan Ekland-Olson / by Travis Speice (p. 118-119) -- Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright / by Maggie Tate (p. 119-121) -- Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns by Christine J. Gardner / by Hyun Jeong Ha (p. 121-123) -- Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice by Kathleen Odell Korgen, Jonathan M. White & Shelley K. White / by Ciera Graham (p. 123-126) -- Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor Rios / by Maribel Falcon (p. 126-129) -- BIOGRAPHIES
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    Sociological Insight, Volume 3
    (2011) University of Texas at Austin
    Table of Contents: From the Editor / by Diana Cho (p. 3-7) -- ARTICLES -- In the Aftermath of Atrocity: Theories of Genocide and the Practice of Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina / by Megan Sanders (p. 8-19) -- Made it to America, Now What? Understanding the Educational Achievement Differences among Latino Subgroups / by Natassia Rodriguez (p. 20-39) -- Silence and Collective Memory in the Assassination of Oscar Romero / by Isabel Jijón (p. 40-54) -- Medical Malpractice: Physician Perceptions and Print Media Perspectives on the Malpractice "Crisis" / by Matthew Edwards (p. 55-81) -- The Impact of Foreclosure on Crime in American Cities / by Caaminee Pandit (p. 82-109) -- Chilocco Letters: A Tale of Politeness and Asymmetrical Discourse / by Krystal Lawson and Kenneth Lawson (p. 110-121) -- Self-Empowered Girls in their Transition to College / by Andrea Hadjópulos (p. 122-145) -- The Soft Material Significance of Race: An Examination of White Stereotypes / by Kasey Henricks (p. 146-168) -- BOOK REVIEWS -- The Extended Case Method by Michael Burawoy / by Kristine Kilanski (p. 169-172) -- Unanticipated Gains by Mario Luis Small / by Caitlyn Collins (p. 172-174) -- Fanaticism by Alberto Toscano / by Amina Zarrugh (p. 175-177)
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    Sociological Insight, Volume 1
    (2009) University of Texas at Austin
    Table of Contents: From the Editor / by Mazen Elfakhani (p. 8-13) -- ARTICLES -- The Effects of Religious Switching at Marriage on Marital Stability and Happiness / by Collin F. Payne (p. 14-30) -- A Tale of Two Townships: Political Opportunity and Violent and Non-Violent Local Control in South Africa / by Alex Park (p. 31-51) -- Sex Offender Recidivism in Minnesota and the Importance of Law and News Coverage / by Ashley Leyda (p. 52-66) -- "Been There, Done That": A Case Study of Structural Violence and Bureaucratic Barriers in an HIV Outreach Organization / by Dayna Fondell (p. 67-84) -- Style and Consumption among East African Muslim Immigrant Women: The Intersection of Religion, Ethnicity, and Minority Status / by Jennifer Barnes (p. 85-105) -- Pretty Dresses and Privilege: Gender and Heteronormativity in Weddings / by Alissa Tombaugh (p. 106-123) -- "That Synergy of People": The Significance of Collective Identity and Framing in a Gay-Straight Coalition / by Tristine Baccam (p. 124-140) -- RESEARCH NOTE -- Technological Prospects for Social Transformation: Sociology and the Freedom of Information / by Samuel J. Taylor (p. 141-147) -- BOOK REVIEWS -- Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures by Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien / by Ryan Masters (p. 148-150) -- Damaged Goods? Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Adina Nack / by Meredith G.F. Worthen (p. 150-153) -- Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life by Steven M. Tipton / by Mieke Beth Thomeer (p. 153-155) -- Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home by Pamela Stone / by Betsabeth Monica Lugo (p. 155-157) -- Inventing Human Rights: A History by Lynn Hunt / by Daniel Ritter (p. 158-160) -- Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods by Martin Sanchez-Jankowski / by Lissette Aliaga-Linares (p. 160-162) -- Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality by Jessica Fields / by Amy Lodge (p. 162-165)