Winter 2013

Volume 12, Issue 1

This issue covers violence in everyday Buenos Aires, movements to end deadly war in Central Africa, and young men’s masculinity in affluent societies. Also, an interview with a founding father of the Occupy movement and an analysis of public mourning practices from Steve Jobs to Kim Jong Il.


Born Amid Bullets

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Latin American barrios, and how children cope with the daily violence that surrounds them.

The White Girl’s Burden

Scrutinizing the supporters of Invisible Children and their efforts to “save” Africa.

Truth-Telling and Intellectual Activism

A feminist public intellectual on the importance of speaking across multiple audiences.

The Maquiladora Syndrome

Sociologist Gloria González-López offers her reflections about one of the most important lessons she learned about conducting sociological research inspired in feminism and intellectual activism in a Mexico-USA-Mexico transnational context.

Mourning Becomes Democratic

Commemorating Steve Jobs, Kim Jong Il, and Princess Diana, and what they tell us about contemporary forms of public sympathy.

Beyond The One-Size-Fits-All College Degree

Do commonplace assumptions about higher education limit opportunity?


From the Editors

The Kids Are Not Alright

In Brief

Punk Politics

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Occupy Hong Kong

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Foreclosing on Black Communities

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Rage Against The Refs

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Rocking the Vote

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Like a Hurricane – but Worse

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In Pictures

Digging for Mutual Cooperation

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Borders and Margins


Occupy Aesthetics

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The Hearts of Boys

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Missing Romance


Measuring Same-Sex Relationships

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Beyond “Post 9/11″

What They’re Watching

Is Marriage for Anyone?


Body Lessons


Ye of Little Faith