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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

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

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

Results are in: Sociologists should study…

We asked, you answered: what should sociology’s next hot research topic be? 5,162┬ávotes on 95 ideas later, we have results for you. A little background … Read More

Sociology’s next hot topic

Update: We closed this poll after 30 days and over 5,000 votes. See the results here! We’ve all had a┬áburning question about social life … Read More

Contexts quicklit: baseball sociology

Maybe mastering baseball fandom is good practice for developing the sociological imagination. Read More

A Drinking Game for Sociology T.A.’s

Sometimes hardworking sociology TA's need a little help to get through their grading. Read More

Academic terms on the rise in Google-land

We review some of the sociological terms that have been prominent in the media over the past year. Read More

Sociological (de)motivation

Anyone can provide cheap motivation or simple cynicism, but sociology really takes it to that next level. Read More

Contexts Quicklit: 11 recent sociological findings on race and the criminal justice system

Washington State Penitentiary. Photo by Philip N. Cohen from Flickr Creative Commons. With the ongoing outrage over the police killing unarmed Black men, the … Read More