Volume 10, Issue 2
The harsh realities of poverty and bold ideals of “real utopias”. Also: a look at “embedded sociologists”, size discrimination, gender and science, and revisiting Sacco and Vanzetti.
Misconceptions about poverty, the author argues, leave us without the political and social will — let alone the proper tools — to truly confront the problem.
The U.S. lags behind many countries in the integration of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Cultural ideals and gender stereotypes help explain why.
Nearly a century ago, two immigrants were put to death for a crime they almost certainly did not commit. Does nativism still have that power?
The study of utopian social projects can help us understand what it actually takes to bring big ideas to life. Three cases illustrate.
A quarter of all new sociology Ph.D.s now work outside the academy. These “embedded sociologists” shape communities, inform policy, and could invigorate the discipline.
Fat stigma and size discrimination are big issues in a culture that’s more and more overweight, but less and less tolerant of obesity.