Contexts

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In Brief

News and notes.

Vaccine in the Crossfire

At a Republican presidential candidates debate in September, then-candidate Michelle Bachmann derided Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to “force innocent little 12-year-old girls” to have … Read More

The Graying of Facebook

According to Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickhur of the Pew Research Center, older Americans’ social networking use is on the upswing: it’s doubled among Internet … Read More

Transgender Prisoners

Prisons pose problems for all inmates, but there are especially tricky issues at work for transgender people. Recognizing this, Italy proposed last year to open … Read More

Failure to Respond

Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Tropical Storm Irene, and other disasters are generating debates about relief efforts. Who gets help and why? How do … Read More

Who’s Coming to the Tea Party

Who is joining the Tea Party? Where are Tea Party organizations cropping up? Sociologists Tina Fetner and Brayden G. King presented their research on these … Read More

Fall 2011 Discoveries

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

Summer 2011 Discoveries

Each issue, we bring you Discoveries: short, snappy overviews of recently published sociological research. Discoveries from our Summer 2011 issue are available online at contexts.org/discoveries. Read More

Spring 2011 Discoveries

Each issue, we bring you Discoveries: short, snappy overviews of recently published sociological research. Discoveries from our Spring 2011 issue are available online at contexts.org/discoveries. Read More

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