Published by Oxford University Press in partnership with the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Social Forces is recognized as a global leader among social research journals. The journal emphasizes cutting-edge sociological inquiry and explores realms the discipline shares with psychology, anthropology, political science, history, and economics.
In 2012, Social Forces celebrated its 90th Anniversary with a special 90th Anniversary Issue.

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In conversation with Arne L. Kalleberg, Editor-in-Chief of Social Forces: sociologists from South Korea, Brazil, Germany and Israel shared their thoughts on the current state of sociological research, the global community of sociologists, and the state of inequality research in their home country. Inequality Around the World Sociologists in conversation: South Korea  (Sociologists Chin-sung Chun and Jeong-Woo Koo) Sociologists in conversation: Brazil (Sociologist Daniel Bin) Sociologists in conversation: Germany (Sociologist Jürgen Schupp) Sociologists in conversation: Israel (Sociologist Alexandra Kalev)