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Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare


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About the Journal

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare promotes the understanding of social welfare by applying social science knowledge, methodology and technology to problems of social policy, politics, the social ecology, and social services. The Journal provides an outstanding book review section as a regular feature of each issue. Since its first printing in 1974, JSSW has published articles on such topics as social change, gender, race, homelessness, social welfare history, cultural diversity, international social welfare, and the social dimensions of health and mental health.

JSSW is published quarterly in March, June, September and December of each year. At least one issue in every year is dedicated to a special theme. The 2012 June issue, for example, is a Special Issue on Peace, Conflict, & War.

The Editorial Board includes outstanding scholars such as Mimi Abramowitz, Pallassana Balgopal, Richard M. Grinnell, Jr., Alice K. Johnson, Wilma Peebles-Wilkins, Eunice Shatz, and John Tropman.

JSSW is sponsored jointly by Western Michigan University, the College of Health and Human Services, and School of Social Work. The substantial support of the University of California, Berkeley in the publication of the journal is gratefully acknowledged.

Editor: Robert D. Leighninger, Jr | Managing Editor: Gary Mathews

Associate Editor:  Robert Moroney | Assistant Editor: Melinda McCormick | Book Review Editors: Marguerite Rosenthal, Emerita, Salem State University and Jennifer Zelnick,City University of New York. Please send books for review to: Jennifer Zelnick, Touro College School of Social Work, 43 West 23 Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Indexing and Abstracting
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Psychological Abstracts
Social Work Research & Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts

Western Michigan University
School of Social Work
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5354

phone: (269) 387-3205
fax: (269) 387-3271


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