Contexts

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Capitalist Communists, Undergrad Underdogs, and Consience-Free Tees

Each issue, we bring you Discoveries: short, snappy overviews of recently published sociological research. Discoveries from our Winter 2011 issue are available online at … Read More

Cul-de-safety, Emotions at Work, and Movie Star Power

Each issue, we bring you Discoveries: short, snappy overviews of recently published sociological research. Discoveries from our Fall 2010 issue are available online at … Read More

Faith, Gambling, and Murder

Each issue, we bring you Discoveries: short, snappy overviews of recently published sociological research. Discoveries from our Summer 2010 issue are available online at … Read More

Lying about the News, Bragging about Sex, and Saving Hostages

Each issue, we bring you Discoveries: short, snappy overviews of recently published sociological research. Discoveries from our Spring 2010 issue are available online on … Read More

Diversity, Inequality and Health

Each issue, Contexts reviews the latest in groundbreaking sociological research. You can read Contexts Discoveries online at contexts.org/discoveries. Read More

Survey research controversy, white anti-racist activists, and supernatural beliefs

do ties still bind? In 2004, nearly one-quarter of Americans reported they couldn’t discuss personal issues with anyone in their lives. Or so the survey … Read More

Spam, Letters to the Editor and Gossip

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Marriage, Emoticons and Dual Citizenship

thinking twice about marriage Love may never go out of style, but the added benefits of healthy married life may be a thing of … Read More

Citizenship, Anger and Bad Reputations

permanently alien in japan After World War II, 600,000 of Japan’s former Korean colonial subjects remained there and have never been granted automatic citizenship. Read More

Katrina, Jesus, and Mass Media

what went wrong after katrina Welfare critics have argued that reliance on government assistance instead of “legitimate” work has created a class of … Read More