sociology for the public

Fall 2017

Volume: 16 | Number: 4

In the last issue of their editorial tenure, Syed Ali and Philip Cohen reflect on their time as editors. Elsewhere, contributors consider the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, the moral framing of drug epidemics including opiates and the reemergence of a federal anti-marijuana stance, trends emerging from the latest wave of the longitudinal General Social Survey, and why, even faced with repeated natural disaster, simply leaving home isn’t always on the table.

It’s Better to be Angry Together

In the shitshow that our American democracy has become, I go to these marches for the humanity of it. Read More

Crime is Even Lower in Diverse Immigrant Neighborhoods

Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S. natives. Still, Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign hinged partly on stoking fear of criminality among U.S. Read More

Race, Class, and the Framing 
of Drug Epidemics

As America’s opiate epidemic rages on, calls for “treatment not punishment” dominate the national media. The hypocrisy of this response is not lost on a … Read More

Into the Sunset

Now it’s time to say goodbye, To all our company… So after 12 spectacular issues, lots of great web-only content, and a new edition … Read More

Fall 2017 Table of Contents

From the Editors Viewpoints Virginia is for Lovers Four essays by gretchen livingston, peter wallenstein, angela gonzales, and christopher bonastia on the Loving v. Read More

Closeted Womanhood

As a trans woman, I’ve had my experiences framed by the world around me as “becoming” a woman. That is, the narrative is that I … Read More