Contexts

sociology for the public

In Brief

News and notes.

editing online communities

Have you heard of Stellar Skateboard? Likely not, in part because Wikipedia’s citizen gatekeepers keep a close eye on edits to actor Stellan Skarsgård’s page. Read More

the way we were?

The way we hold onto feelings about our past flames, according to the results of a recent study published in The Journal of Social … Read More

More Family, More Time?

Coupled up and cohabitating—with your parents? Over the past 50 years, the number of households with more than one generation has grown dramatically all over … Read More

Determining “Hate”

In 2020, the number of reported hate crimes in Canada rose by 37% to hit its highest recorded level. But what happens after reporting? … Read More

A COVID-19 Trust Paradox

Disclosing a positive COVID-19 test result can be fraught in the best of circumstances. But in South Korea, the authors of a … Read More

Anti-Immigrant Influence

Europe’s growing ethnic diversity stands in contrast to rising anti-immigrant sentiments, discrimination, and racism. To investigate beyond conventional survey methods and capture such sentiments as … Read More

What It Is To Be Ukranian

Civic engagement can take on many different forms: volunteering at a food bank, attending a town hall, and serving on a committee are just a … Read More

Behind Bullying

Research recently published in Gender & Society examines homophobic bullying among American high school students, finding that gender expression, rather than sexuality, may be … Read More

The Racist Palate

Elite cultural fields often lack diversity, and the fine dining field is no exception. Though we know that marginalized producers of cultural goods, such as … Read More

Companions in Conspiracy

Why are conspiracy theories so alluring? Sure, we’ve all had a hunch about something that ran counter to conventional wisdom, but that is vastly different … Read More