Special Issues

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare at Western Michigan University publishes at least one special issue each year in addition to the quarterly publications (March, June, September and December).

Special Issue on Institutional Ethnography
Volume XLII, Issue 2, June 2015
Austerity Versus Stimulus: International Challenges for Social Welfare
Volume XLI, Issue 2, June 2014

Redefining Social Welfare: Connections across Species (special issue on animals)
Volume XL, Issue 4, December 2013

Peace, Conflict and War
Volume XXXIX, Issue 2, June 2012

Declining Significance of Race, Revisited
Volume XXXVIII, Issue 1, March 2011

Homelessness in Canada
Volume XXXVII, Issue 4, December 2010

People with Disabilities and Social Welfare
Volume XXXVI, Issue 4, December 2009

Beyond The Numbers: How The Lived Experiences of Women Challenge The “Success” Of Welfare Reform
Volume XXXV, Issue 3, June 2008

Special Issue on History of Contemporary Social Policy
Volume XXXV, Issue 1, March 2008

Globalization, Social Justice & Social Welfare
Volume XXXIV, Issue 2, June 2007

Coping with Poverty
Volume XXXIII, Issue 1, March 2006

Men and Aging: Thoughts, Reflections and Issues
Volume XXXII, Issue 1, March 2005

Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation
Volume XXXI, Issue 1, March 2004

Institutional Enthography: Theory and Practice
Volume XXX, Issue 1, March 2003

Symposium on Native American Wellness
Volume XXIX, Issue 1, March 2002

Volume XXVIII, Issue 3, September 2001

The Changing American Mosaic
Volume XXVII, Issue 1, March 2000

Population Aging: Social Problems and Solutions 
Volume XXVI, Issue 1 March 1999

Asian American Experiences
Volume XXIV, Issue 1, March 1997

Social Work with Minority and Ethnic Groups 
Volume XXII, Issue 1, March 1995

Focus on Family Issues
Volume XX, Issue 3, September 1993

Mental Health Services: An International Perspective
Volume XVIII, Issue 2, June 1991

Social Justice, Values, and Social Work Practice
Volume XVII, Issue 2, June 1990

Social Welfare History
Volume XIV, Issue 2, June 1987