Content Section

Latest Issue

Issue 3/2013

Issue 3/2013 starts with an essay by Elena Pavan, “Collective Action and Web 2.0. An Exploratory Network Analysis of Twitter Use During Campaigns,” followed by comments by Bernie Hogan, Nicholas W. Jankowski, Brian D. Loader, Eugenia Siapera, and the author’s reply. The Essays section also presents contributions by Chiara Bertone, Consuelo Corradi e Fiorenza Deriu on the article titled “Moral Panic: the Issue of Women and Crime in Italian Evening News,” by Elisa Giomi and Fabrizio Tonello. The Flashback proposes the essay “Status Attainment as a Competitive Process. A Theoretical and Empirical Study on the Implications of Boudon's Status Attainment Model,” by Rense Corten, Ineke Maas and Chris Snijders. The Focus is dedicated to a contribution by Matthieu Béra on Marcel Fournier's essay “Emile Durkheim: A Biography.” Five book reviews complete the issue.  

About Sociologica

Sociologica. Italian Journal of Sociology online is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year. The journal publishes theoretical, methodological and empirical articles providing original and rigorous contributions to the sociological current debate.

Founded in 2007 and published by one of the main Italian social sciences publishers, il Mulino, Sociologica is one of the first international journals of sociology published solely online.


One of the main aims of Sociologica is to establish a close dialogue between sociology and society, between sociological knowledge and public debate. This is the intention behind Forefront (Primo Piano), that is built with inputs by the journal's editorial staff and readership, who may react to articles published in the journal by posting their contributions on the website.

Call for papers

Forthcoming Symposium - Rescaling immigration paths: Emerging settlement patterns beyond gateway cities


"Sociologica" is an on line journal which offer scholars and students the possibility to discuss quickly and seriously the more relevant topics of the discipline.
During the 2010 the contents are freely available, but a registration is needed.


Editors (2013-2015)

Matteo Bortolini - Luigi Pellizzoni - Marco Santoro

Associate editor

George Steinmetz

Editorial board

Filippo Barbera - Matteo Bortolini - Massimiano Bucchi - Vincent Buskens - Anna Carola Freschi - Yuri Kazepov - Emanuela Mora - Manuela Naldini - Luigi Pellizzoni - Maurizio Pisati - Dylan Riley - Massimo Rosati - Armando Salvatore - Marco Santoro - Flaminio Squazzoni.

International scientific board

Andrew Abbott - Jeffrey C. Alexander - Arnaldo Bagnasco - Marzio Barbagli - Peter Bearman - Howard Becker - Richard Breen - Rogers Brubaker - Randall Collins - Diana Crane...

Management staff

Ester Cois (University of Cagliari), Managing editor; Rossella Ghigi (University of Bologna), Book review editor...