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Happy Holidays!

A merry day of celebration to those of you who care, from The Society Pages and card-maker extraordinaire, Letta Page! 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.

Them, Not Us

I posted this video on my Facebook page because the behaviour of the woman in the video appalled me and I made comment about how this video demonstrates what's wrong with society today. For me, I was trying to say in my comment, this behaviour is dreadful but not surprising. Show More Summary

SOULS Special Issue: “Transition with a Real Slow Fade”: The Life and Work of Richard Iton

SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society Issue 3-4 2014 pages 143-378 Special Issue: “Transition with a Real Slow Fade”: The Life and Work of Richard Iton Guest Editors' Note Lester K. Spence & Mark Anthony Neal Productively Destabilized: Black Studies and Fantastic Modes of Being Lia T. Show More Summary

What The CIA’s Torture Report Says About Our Society

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report, “affectionately” known as the “Torture Report,” on the CIA’s antics relating to “terrorist” prisoners. The report is basically a cliff notes version of the over 6,000 page classified official document. Show More Summary

The Nebraska Humane Society Finds a Lost Sheep Wearing a Christmas Sweater

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Nebraska Humane Society recently posted a photograph to their Facebook page showing a lost sheep that was found wandering the streets of Omaha, Nebraska wearing a Christmas sweater. Here’s something we don’t see every day! Over the weekend this sheep was found wandering the streets of Omaha spreading Christmas Cheer in his holiday sweater! Animal Control […]

Defends Cosby: ‘Society Is Trying To Destroy A Magnificent Legacy’

Singer Jill Scott is defending Bill Cosby on Twitter. “So they’ve proven the alleged allegations?” the Philadelphia native tweeted Nov. 24 in response to one of her followers posting a message on her page with a link to a petition asking Temple University to end its relationship with Cosby, according to Philly.com. “I didn’t know,” [...]

Mark Levin on Ferguson: 'What We Are Witnessing Now Is the Left's War on the Civil Society'

From Mark Levin's Facebook page: Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups. Show More Summary

Toni Morrison Breaks Down The Reality Of Race On The Colbert Report

Toni Morrison has a way with words, on and off the page. The Nobel Prize winning author joined Stephen Colbert for an interview Wednesday night to discuss her legendary body of work and the reality of race in American society. With the ease and grace of a seasoned comedian, Morrison hit Colbert with a series of jokes in his own studio. Show More Summary

The Ouija Files: Talking Board Historical Society Goes Public

BY BRANDON HODGEFans of Ouija now have a new avenue to celebrate their passion for the mysterious talking boards. This week, the Talking Board Historical Society debuted a new Facebook page that exploded in popularity overnight. Though...Show More Summary

Inside One Of Manhattan's Most Expensive Townhouses

  When wealthy leather merchant and special police deputy Julien Stevens Ulman married Gertrude Oldfield Barclay in April of 1901 (their engagement made the society pages), he was tasked with finding a home in Manhattan for the couple. Show More Summary

The Jihad Origins of the Oklahoma Beheader’s Hamas Mosque

At first, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) had denied knowing or being familiar with beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael, nee Alton Nolan. When pictures emerged of Jah’Keem praying at the mosque on his Facebook page, the mosque’s story radically changed. Show More Summary

Hannah Wheaton, Hard-Working Versifier

Yesterday I noted how the American Antiquarian Society recently found Ezekiel Russell’s 1787 broadside lamenting a fire in Boston’s South End credited the author not just as “H.W.” but as “Miss H---. W---.”That WorldCat page speculates about those initials:Possibly by Hannah Wheaton, the author of several poems published during the 1790s. Show More Summary

Live Long And Pawsper

“I found this adorable photo on the Seattle Humane Society Facebook page. Thought I would share this as my personal animal family is not very Cute today – the cat has exploded with loose shedding fur..the Guinea Pigs are being (WHEEK! WHEEK!) obnoxious (WHEEK!)..the Rats are hiding in a new snuggle nest and the Salamander […]

Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary

New Facebook Page for the Society for Catholic Liturgy

Check out and "like" the Society's new Facebook page. There you'll find updates on the upcoming conference in Colorado Springs and other events, as well as information about the latest issues of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

Today, successful entrepreneurs are the ones driving breakthroughs in society. We can rattle the big ones off by name. Gates. Bezos. Musk. Page. Branson. Behind each of these visionaries is at least one assistant or project manager who...Show More Summary

Sunday Fun: How Professors Spend Their Time

It’s back-to-school season!  Professors, I thought you might enjoy this bit from PhD Comics: Via The Society Pages Editor’s Desk. 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.

Saturday hate mail-a-palooza: The exact opposite of a post-racial society

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

For today's source material, I was going to originally go with this, the racist comments in a fundraising page for Darren Wilson the murderer cop, but then they pulled the comments. So I wrote up an Ann Coulter column instead. But thanks...Show More Summary

Cases for Discussion - data, ethics, and civil society

Last year when I wrote the Blueprint 2014 I included a few scenarios regarding nonprofits, foundations and the uses of digital data (see pages 22-23).Now we're on the brink of hosting an entire conference on the Ethics of Data in Civil Society.We're pulling together resources from the field and from scholars. Show More Summary

Sameness

Lois Lowry’s 1993 children’s novel The Giver is a masterpiece of dystopian fiction. In less than 200 pages, without much plot to speak of, Lowry slowly and gently pulls the curtain back on a society so totalitarian it outlaws pets, music, colors, wet dreams, and grandparents. Show More Summary

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