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Place-based racial identities and shared futures

Photo by Timo Wielink on Unsplash The nation’s growing racial diversity received significant media attention following the … Read More

restaurant industry labor or wage shortages?

Photo by Kate Townsend on Unsplash As the country steadily recovers from the pandemic and businesses reopen … Read More

When Emotions Matter More Than Science: The Case of US Policies on Sexual Commerce

Photo by RJA1988 via Pixabay When discussing US policies on sexual commerce, we live in a country … Read More

Call for Papers! Fall 2022 Issue on “Visions and Transformations”

Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash The Fall 2022 issue of Contexts: Sociology for the … Read More

Nothing About Us Without Us: The ableist nature of ABA therapy used to treat autism

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash.   At the beginning of 2021, musical artist Sia has caused … Read More

Will You Accept This Rose? Colorblindness, Mixedness and Racism in Bachelor Nation

Photo by Meghan Schiereck on Unsplash Fifty years ago fewer than one percent of marriages in the … Read More

The Negotiated Livelihood of the Tribal Women Vendors of Koraput, India in times of the Pandemic

Tribal women selling vegetable in Semiliguda Block, Koraput Odisha, India (Photos taken by the author) The Covid-19 … Read More

Social Media in Society: A Positive or Negative Force?

Photo by dole777 on Unsplash. I teach a college-level introductory sociology course where we discuss the … Read More

Is there anything positive coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash.   Social critics typically have the role of highlighting negative or … Read More

Pandemic Intensified Motherhood

Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash. I feel responsible for my son’s well-being –  his happiness, his … Read More