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Contexts Blog

Who thinks sex with same-sex partners is “wrong”?

Fewer people say same-sex sex is "wrong," but substantial differences between groups remain. Read More

7 things maps tell us about neighborhoods

Sociologists can use mapping to describe communities and analyze relationships within them, painting a picture of how individuals interact with their neighborhoods and how those … Read More

Book gift ideas from the Contexts grad team

It’s the end of the year, and time for sociology grad students everywhere to buy last-minute gifts for their family and friends — who presumably love … Read More

Strike days for public sector workers in Quebec

For the first time in a long time, workers from different college sectors actually talked to each other on our strike days, and the stories we shared were neither limited to the substance of our demands nor to the fears we hold over threats to our jobs. Read More

Quicklit: 5 questions you need intersectionality to answer

Inequality between groups is everywhere. Women are still paid less than men and the racial wealth gap … Read More

College Men Having Sex with Men: Are They Exclusively Tops or Bottoms? (No)

Being "versatile" is common among college men who have sex with men. Read More

#SocHaiku

Our collection of tweeted #sochaiku Read More

Regulating unpredictable schedules to cut down the chaos

New lawsuits, and state legislation, may start to change employer behavior for the better. Read More

Would you empty your bank account for…

Would you rather give money to your grandma or to your favorite cousin? Your creepy uncle or your elderly next door neighbor? Read More

Something’s going on North of the border, eh

Why sociologists should care about Canadian politics. Read More