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Podcasts for the sociologically inclined

Some of us here at Contexts Grad Team are big fans of podcasts. Here are our top picks. Read More

Contexts quicklit: 8 Agenda-setting articles on the sociology of rape

The latest issue of Gender & Society sets a course for the sociology of rape. 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

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

#SocHaiku

Our collection of tweeted #sochaiku 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

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

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