Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

Contexts Blog

Feminism, gay marriage and the future of queer politics

Throwing in the towel on marriage rights, throwing down the gauntlet on feminism. Read More

Knowledge for the next generation’s movement

To train our eyes on the systemic challenges LGBT people face which can remain invisible even when in plain sight -- as marriage once was. Read More

The triumph of family diversity

Whether the Obergefell decision will strengthen or weaken the institution of marriage, it is a major social advance. Read More

Contexts Quicklit: 7 Recent Findings on Disney (not just about gender)

Sociologists have a lot to say about Disney's influence. Read More

Same income, different neighborhood

Neighborhood segregation transmits unequal opportunity. Read More

Sometimes the Social Becomes Personal: Response to Reznik

What keeps young women who really don't want to get pregnant from contracepting consistently? It's mostly not cost or male-partner obstruction. Efficacy seems important. Read More

What sells women’s soccer?

Those working for women’s soccer see that while sexualized imagery may draw eyeballs in the short term, it does little to build a lasting audience for women’s soccer. Read More

Fitting in or finding a way out?

Behaving badly might be the most efficacious intervention our discipline can make right now. Read More

Trouble in the Nail Industry

Sociologists, journalists, policy makers, advocates, owners, workers, and customers should work together for industry-wide changes, without vilifying immigrants or making them more vulnerable. Read More

Quicklit: 6 Recent Sociological Findings on Domestic Violence

A look at what recent sociological research has to say about domestic violence. Read More