Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal and an official publication of the American Sociological Association. It is designed to be a more accessible source of sociological ideas and research and has been inspired by the movement towards public sociology. The journal was established in 2002 by Claude Fischer and is published by SAGE Publications; until 2011, it was published by the University of California Press. Fischer was succeeded by Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper, who edited the journal from 2005 to 2007, injecting a certain amount of controversial humor such as New Yorker cartoons and a column written by "Harry Green" (actually Jasper) called "The Fool." The current editors-in-chief are Jodi O'Brien and Arlene Stein.

The journal differs from a typical academic journal as it is targeted more toward students and the general public. It is used widely in courses, and has been excerpted in The Contexts Reader edited by Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper. The Reader is also used in many undergraduate courses.

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... field within paleopathology, is the study of parasites in archaeological contexts ... all parasitological remains excavated from archaeological contexts... 233) Paleoparasitology includes all studies of ancient parasites outside of archaeological contexts, such as those found in amber, and even dinosaur parasites ...
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... Hamlet is perhaps most affected by the prevailing scepticism in Shakespeare's day in response to the Renaissance's humanism ... Humanists living prior to Shakespeare's time had argued that man was godlike, capable of anything ...
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... legal, social, sexual, emotional, and intellectual contexts ... or qualities assigned for each of these contexts are tied to culturally-significant indicators of independence that often vary as a result of religious or social sentiments ... implications across both legal and social contexts, while a combination of political activism and scientific evidence continue to reshape and qualify its definition ...

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    The “text” is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
    Leslie Fiedler (b. 1917)