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#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

Pete Wells: NYTimes Food Critic, Accidental Sociologist

The November issue of Contexts will feature an in-depth Q & A with Pete Wells, restaurant critic for the New York Times. Because we’re impatient and very excited about the interview, we’ve decided to post sections we couldn’t fit in the magazine as a preview. Read More

What 5 disciplines (not Sociology) say about ex-offender re-entry

To do the sociology right, you need to consider research from these other disciplines. Read More

Black in black rock city

But it did strike me as very strange that the first of Burning Man’s 10 principles is “radical inclusion,” while the event so substantially lacks non-White people. An ethnography. Read More

Responses to my presidential address

England responds to the questions posed after her address at the 2015 ASA meetings, "Sometimes the social becomes personal." Read More

England QA

Contexts is facilitating a follow-up conversation in response to American Sociological Association President Paula England's Presidential Address. Read More

Quicklit: Whiteness in the US

A quick investigation of what sociology has to say about White privilege and White identity in the U.S. Read More