Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

Guest posts

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

Regulating unpredictable schedules to cut down the chaos

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

Something’s going on North of the border, eh

Why sociologists should care about Canadian politics. 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

The rise and fall of the religious right’s fight

After this historic ruling, and with support for lesbian and gay rights growing, right-wing activists will have to find a different issue to campaign on. Read More

Strategies for movement survival

Tough prospects lead to ugly politics. Read More

Clearing a path to liberation?

What we might learn from South Africa, where they've had marriage equality for nine years. Read More

This slippery slope doesn’t lead toward patriarchal polygamy

We may need a broader discussion on what role the state should have in regulating familial and sexual intimacy. Read More

Adoption equality is not a sure thing

Parenting may become something that only relatively wealthy LGBT people can afford Read More

Beyond legal equality for LGBT families

The legalities of gay and lesbian family formation remain complicated. Read More