Volume 12, Issue 4
This issue covers gated communities in Puerto Rico, Golden Gate suicides in San Francisco, and affirmative action as a gateway to admission in higher education. Also: competition in girl’s soccer, media coverage of Whitney Houston and Lance Armstrong, and the links between HIV and gender violence in South Africa.
In Puerto Rico, residential gates don’t just separate the rich, they’re also designed to keep poor people in their place.
Does encouraging competition breed successful daughters? Some affluent parents say yes.
Whitney Houston, Lance Armstrong, and the obsession with good and bad drug users.
Starbucks, Old Navy, and other popular chains sell more than products: they’re selling low-paying jobs to young workers.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the top suicide site in the world, but public officials refuse to build a simple safeguard that could prevent many people from jumping to their deaths.