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The U.S. News Law School Rankings:Engines Of Anxiety

Wendy Nelson Espeland (Northwestern) & Michael Sauder (Professor of Sociology, Iowa), Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability (Russell Sage Foundation 2016): Students and the public routinely consult various...Show More Summary

design-focused review: a guest post by samuel r. lucas

Samuel R. Lucas is professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He works on education, social mobility, and research methods. This guest post proposes a reform of the journal review process. On-going discussion about the journal publication process is laudable. I support many of the changes that have been suggested, such as the […]

Families with kids increasingly live near families just like them

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2016 -- Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income -- but only among families with children, a new study has found. Study author Ann Owens, an assistant professor of sociology at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, examined census data from 100 major U.S. Show More Summary

Financial Troubles: Are We All in This Together?

Mary Pattillo, a professor of sociology and African American studies at Northwestern, points to the decline in public-sector jobs and unions to help explain the financial distress Gabler chronicles: “An injury to one is an injury toShow More Summary

a provocative claim: the sociology of culture is nearly always at least implicitly a sociology of morality – a guest post by jeff guhin

Jeff Guhin is a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Virginia. In Fall 2016, he will be an assistant professor of sociology at UCLA. That’s wrong of course, or at least it’s not precisely right.  There are two important exceptions right away: the first in the sociological work on cultural production (think Paul DiMaggio, Gabriel […]

Understanding the Ideological Underpinnings of Capitalist Reproduction with Batman, Robin, Donald Trump, and Karl Marx

By Aaron J. Howell, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Farmingdale In some introductory sociology classes and in any classical sociological theory course, students grapple with the ways in which capitalist society reproduces itself. This was an especially pertinent social and political...

At UC Berkeley, promises of a crackdown on sexual misconduct are met with skepticism by students

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Thirteen female students accused a UC Berkeley sociology professor of unwanted sexual advances, including hugs and attempted kisses. One of them said he offered a higher grade if she would sleep with him; another said he wrote a negative letter of recommendation when she rebuffed his advances....

What Can We Learn from the Rise of the “Nones”?

The public radio show On Point spent an hour discussing the rise of the "Nones" -- people with no religious affiliation -- and what that means for the U.S.Phil Zuckerman, professor of sociology at Pitzer College, is one of the guest...

Professor Kimya Dennis on her College Course, The Childfree

Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, for the first time, and was using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. Show More Summary

Terrorists 'Deliberately Targeted European Symbols' of Belgian Capital

By staging an explosion at a Brussels subway station, Daesh first of all sought to attack the city's European symbols, according to Johan Leman, a sociology professor emeritus at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Law Professor Explains Why Hillary Clinton "Won't Be Indicted And Shouldn't Be" Over Her Email Server

University of Michigan Professor of Law and Sociology and former Department of Homeland Security classification expert Richard Lempert debunked common right-wing talking points about the FBI investigation into former Secretary of State...Show More Summary

Matthew Desmond Will Change the Way You Relate to America's Poverty Crisis

Desmond's new book 'Evicted' takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. When Harvard sociology professor and 2015 MacArthur award-winner Matthew Desmond was growing up, money was tight. Show More Summary

Social Networks, Interlocking Directorates, and the Power Elite

By Christopher Andrews Assistant Professor of Sociology, Drew University Social network analysis involves studying social structures through the use of networks and graphs, allowing sociologists to visualize and measure properties of the ties that connect individuals, groups, or organizations. Rooted...

"It’s this notion of this growing equality between husbands and wives having this paradoxical effect of growing inequality across households."

Said University of Wisconsin sociology professor Christine Schwartz, quoted in a NYT article titled "Marriage Equality Grows, and So Does Class Divide."The headline confused me at first, because I'm used to the term "marriage equality" referring to same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Are Canadian Immigrants Saving Hockey In Their New Homeland?

In 2009, I posted a study from Reginald Bibby, a sociology professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, that showed waning Canadian interest in the National Hockey League. Bibby surmised that the large number of immigrants coming from non-hockey-playing regions might be one reason. In the last 25 [...]

The Confucian-Legalist State

1. The subtitle is A New Theory of Chinese History, and volume one has just been translated and published from the Chinese. 2. The author, Dingxin Zhao, now is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. 3. The book has aShow More Summary

Brickbat: I Lift, Bro

4 months agoNews : Reason

Robert Weide, an assistant sociology professor at the California State University at Los Angeles, doesn't think much of that school's chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom. After the group announced it would host a speech by conservative...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: ‘I Lift, Bro’: Prof MELTS DOWN About Conservative Event, Tries …

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: ‘I Lift, Bro’: Prof MELTS DOWN About Conservative Event, Tries To Pick Fights With Students. His name is Robert Weide. He is an assistant professor of sociology.

More African-Americans Are Learning Their Roots With Genetic Testing: A Conversation with Alondra Nelson

'Author and Columbia sociology professor Alondra Nelson's new book The Social Life Of DNA looks at the interest in genetic ancestry tracing from the African-American community. In an interview with NPR's Michel Martin, Nelson considers how this technology is changing the way many African-Americans see themselves and their place in the American story.'

They'll Pay You to Say That You Want Kids to Drink Soda

In our January/February issue of the Washington Montly, Leah Douglas has a review of a new book by Marion Nestle, a nutritionist and professor of sociology and food systems at...

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