sociology for the public


Sociological takes on recent news and research.

The Social Roots of Sexual Violence‎

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. By Jennifer S. Hirsch & Shamus Khan; … Read More

Rediscovering Voices in Uncertain Times

The New Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspective by Marcus Anthony Hunter Routledge, 266 pp. My first “real job” … Read More

America’s White Hands of Death

The phrase “political polarization” seems to be everywhere these days. Regardless of the topic, as the poles of … Read More

Antiracism is a Constant Struggle

    From the moment President Trump announced his campaign with the claim that Mexican migrants were rapists … Read More

When a School Isn’t Just a School

Nadirah Farah Foley on Ghosts in the Schoolyard. Read More

Finding Culinary Injustice

The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South By Michael W. Twitty Amistad Press, 2017 464 … Read More

When Discrimination Goes to Court

Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality by Ellen Berrey, Robert J. Nelson, and Laura Beth Neilsen University of … Read More

All Credentials Aren’t Created Equal

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy by Tressie McMillan Cottom New Press, 2017 256 pages … Read More

the politics of trans identities

Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities by Rogers Brubaker Princeton University Press, 2016 236 pages With his provocative … Read More

Scorn Wars: Rural White People and Us

Nina Eliasoph on The Politics of Resentment, Strangers in Their Own Land, and Hillbilly elegy. Read More