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A SocImages Collection: White Men and Violence

Overviews of white, male violence White masculinity and guns: A lethal equation? (White) men and the glorification of violence (on the Sociology of Gender Pinterest board) On white men’s anger and sense of persecution America’s angriest...Show More Summary

Remembering Louise Dean

20 years ago today, Louise Dean was taken from us in a hit and run. She was 24. Louise will be known to 90s dance anoraks as the vocalist for Shiva, one of the many acts that flooded into clubland as dance music exploded after the illegal party scene took a battering. Show More Summary

Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Divide than Share Household Chores

A new study from the Families and Work Institute compared household divisions of labor in 225 other-sex couples and same-sex couples in which both partners worked. The researchers found that same-sex couples are more likely than different-sex couples to share responsibility for chores. Show More Summary

How to spot home-grown ISIS recruits online before they leave

Crime analytics software is being used to track the people being targeted by radical groups like ISIS in an effort to stop recruitment

Happy Birthday, Jürgen Habermas!

Source: Camila Martins Saraiva. Have a scholar we should commemorate?  Send us a cool pic and we will!

Rachel Dolezal and Transracialism

You've probably heard by now of Rachel Dolezal, a little-known NAACP activist from Washington State who, after years of presenting as an African-American was outed by her parents as a white woman. My immediate thoughts were that this...Show More Summary

Ladies Love Serious Men with Animals

And Other Notes on Online Dating If you’re coming across this post sometime between checking your morning email and logging into your favorite online dating apps, then this piece is for you. And with nearly 22% of straight couples and 70% of gay and lesbian couples meeting online, you’re in good company. Using findings from […]

Homosexuality "not un-African": report undermines anti-gay laws

In a move that gives hope to African's LGBT community, a leading academic group has published a report on human sexual diversity that criticises discrimination

In Light of Rachel Dolezal, Remember “Iron Eyes Cody”

Most people middle aged or older remember the “Crying Indian” campaign for Keep America Beautiful: Most of them, by now, also know that Iron Eyes Cody was no Native American. Born to Sicilian Immigrants in southwestern Louisiana in 1904, Espera Oscar de Corti became an actor in his youth, and found that he could “pass” as […]

How Does a Movie Gain an Audience?

Saturday night, I went to the 7:30 showing of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” The movie had just opened, so I went early. I didn’t want the local teens to grab the all the good seats – you know, that thing where maybe four people from the group are in the theater but […]

Police Killings by the Numbers

By Peter Kaufman If there has been one dominant, sociologically-relevant story in the news lately, it has arguably been the treatment of African Americans by the police. From Michael Brown in Missouri to Eric Garner in Staten Island to the...

book spotlight: remaking college: the changing ecology of higher education, edited by kirst and stevens

Recent orgtheory posts excepted, we pay way too much attention to a tiny handful of higher education institutions in the U.S. (Not to mention too much attention to the U.S. relative to the rest of the world.) Academic chatter often assumes research universities are the prototypical higher ed organization, even though only 23% of students are enrolled in […]

Me and Earl and the Diffusion Curve

June 16, 2015 Posted by Jay Livingston How does a movie gain an audience? Saturday night, I went to the 7:30 showing of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” The movie had just opened, so I went early. I didn’t want the local teens to grab...Show More Summary

The Gnashing of Blairite Teeth

If since midday you've been plagued by that irritating background noise is, here's what it is: the gnashing of Blairist teeth to the news that Jeremy Corbyn's campaign saw him lifted onto the Labour leadership shortlist. Those MPs who nominated him but are quite clear they do not support his pitch deserve a congratulatory pint. Show More Summary

Buy a Joe Strummer Replica Guitar with Your Sex Pistols Credit Card Because Layers Upon Layers of Irony

Ah, capitalism. The thing about our time is that we just might value individuality more than at any other point in the history of human life and, yet, at the same time, we have more capacity to mass produce goods and ideas than ever. Enter: the marketing of mass-produced individuality. That is, the new Sex Pistols-themed Mastercard. Now available at […]

Organizational ethnography: How to gain access

This post is intended to provide concrete tips for researchers looking to gain initial access to an organization, particularly for those doing fieldwork or qualitative interviews (but perhaps the suggestions will apply for survey research, as well). If you have experience in this area, I hope you will contribute suggestions. I imagine that corporations will […]

Inequality, Global Warming and the Western Drought

It seems to me highly likely that the capitalist elite, the wealthy owners and controllers of large energy corporations such as the oil companies and people like the Koch brothers know full-well that global warming is real, that it is...Show More Summary

what does success mean in higher education? – a guest post by mikalia marial lemonik arthur

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur is an associate professor of sociology at Rhode Island College. She is the author of Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education. My state, Rhode Island, is in the process of beginning an experiment with performance funding for public higher education. Because of our small size, we have only three institutions […]

Liz Kendall on Trade Unions

In the leadership campaign so far, Liz Kendall has - unfairly in my view - been characterised by her opponents as a Tory. So perhaps more than any other candidate she has to demonstrate her pro-trade union creds, which she did last week. Show More Summary

The Modern Dystopia

By Tim Peckham. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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