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Editorial
Jeffrey C Alexander, Philip Smith and Ronald N Jacobs

The ‘hidden injuries’ of school desegregation: Cultural trauma and transforming African American identities
Karida L Brown

Narrative change, narrative stability, and structural constraint: The case of prisoner reentry narratives

David J. Harding, Cheyney C. Dobson, Jessica J. B. Wyse and Jeffrey D. Morenoff

Coding, counting and cultural cartography

Monica Lee and John Levi Martin

Counting, interpreting and their potential interrelation in the human sciences

Isaac Ariail Reed

Ghosts of straw men: A reply to Lee and Martin

Lyn Spillman

Response to Biernacki, Reed, and Spillman

Monica Lee and John Levi Martin