Winter 2018 Table of Contents

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From the Editors

New editors Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas put out the call to send us your sociological gold.


After Charlottesville

Six essays by Wanda Rushing, James M. Thomas, Victor Ray, Dawn M. Dow, Milton Vickerman, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva explore Americans’ construction and deconstruction of collective memory as white supremacists take to the streets. Originally published as contributions to two symposia, After Charlottesville and After Charlottesville, Part II.


Ethnonationalism and the Rise of Donald Trump

by Jeff Manza and Ned Crowley

Trump’s political breakthrough fits a larger american pattern, from andrew jackson to the present, recalling red scares, racial wars, and fears of foreign subversion and terrorism.

Trump’s Immigration Attacks, In Brief

By Mary Romero

A look at the trump administration’s attacks on mexicans, muslims, and unauthorized immigrants and how they’ve undermined longstanding policy and public perception.

Making Protest Great Again

By Michael T. Heaney

From the Women’s March to Unite the Right, the Trump presidency has gotten underway during an extraordinary period of mobilized american protest.

Emasculation, Conservatism, and the 2016 Election

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If men can respond to masculinity threat by refusing to do the dishes, doing push-ups, or going to a more fundamentalist church, why not by espousing certain political views or favoring certain candidates?

Maintaining Supremacy by Blocking Affirmative Action

by Wendy Leo Moore

Today, affirmative action’s greatest power comes in its deployment as an extremely efficient rhetorical tool for mobilizing white resistance to racial equity.

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

by Jessie Daniels

As with so many technologies, the internet’s racism was programmed right in—and it’s fueled the spread of white supremacist, xenophobic rhetoric throughout the western world.

In Brief

Empathy Gaps, Women’s Work and Leisure, Gun Shops and Big Data: New research from the journals.


Why Clinton Lost, An Interview with Melissa Harris-Perry. Hana Brown and Melissa Harris-Perry write about and discuss the 2016 election.

Genuine Anger, Genuinely Misplaced. Contexts’ editors interview Arlie Hochschild about revisiting respondents post-election.

In Pictures

Anger, Profanity, and Hatred

by Audra Buck-Coleman

Protest posters as a flexible, class-free mechanism of expression.


All Credentials Aren’t Created Equal

Louise Seamster on Lower Ed.

Deception, Development, and Democracy

Jacob Rugh on Race and the Politics of Deception.


Queer Pop-ups

Amin Ghaziani and Ryan Stillwagon on temporary spaces of queer community-building.

Puerto Rico’s Politics of Exclusion

Bianca Gonzales-Sobrino on post-maria restructuring, from electricity to citizenship.

The Art of Trans Politics

Emmanuel David on artist Cassils.


Young Women of Color and Shifting Sexual Identities

Tristan Bridges and Mignon R. Moore on race, gender, and identity.

(Good) Debt is an Asset

Raphael Charron-Chénier and Louise Seamster on debt and social inequality.

Do Black Lives Increasingly Matter?

Christopher Todd Beer on trends in police killings.

Policy Brief

Tobacco 21

Paula M. Lantz on the evidence around a popular “pup” law.

One Thing I Know

Higher Ed Can Learn from First-Gen Students

Jessica Cobb on teaching—and learning from—a uniquely diverse cadre of college students.