Contexts

sociology for the public

In Brief

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Inmates, Social Networks, and Health

Past research has found that being highly integrated with others has health benefits; little is known about whether this remains true in prison settings. Read More

Christian Nationalism, Race, and Policing

The era leading up to and during the Trump presidency has included intense conflict and dialogue surrounding issues of police brutality. In their new … Read More

Health and Romantic Union Dissolution

Poor health is associated with an increased likelihood of romantic union dissolution. But it is still questionable whether this association is gendered and whether married … Read More

Color-Blindness Wrapped With a White Bow

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, a memoir of a poor, White, Appalachian upbringing, focused on a social location and identity that are particularly pressing under the … Read More

Binding Neighborhoods Through Co-Offending Networks

What explains the unequal distribution of crime across city neighborhoods? Labels are often designated to high-crime neighborhoods and the people who call them home. Countering … Read More

Risk and Resilience on Reservations

American Indian reservations are the result of a brutal history of genocide and forced displacement of Native people by the United States government. Today, American … Read More

Dreams Deferred

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by President Barack Obama in response to the failure of Congress to pass the DREAM … Read More

Gendered Impacts of Social Support

Does social support benefit the self-rated health of men and women differently? In the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Katharine Donato and colleagues … Read More

Saluting Sexuality

How does “outness” affect lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) service members’ mental health? In Armed Forces and Society, Wyatt Evans and colleagues explore how … Read More

Access Isn’t Enough

New York State’s groundbreaking tuition-free degree program will help thousands of middle- and lower-class families send their high school seniors to college. However, recent … Read More