Contexts

sociology for the public

Fall 2023

Volume: 22 | Number: 4

This season, we’re living in color. Each page of this exuberant issue brings exciting vistas into view. From the emerging impulse to center joy in sociology to the commercial forces at play in our chromatic landscape, and from the ways skin color and racism interact to produce unequal health outcomes to the social life of red-light districts, our authors are exploring the full spectrum of human experience.

take a bite out of crime?

While dogs have long been our best friend, a recent paper by Nicolo P. Pinchak and colleagues suggests that they also are a neighborhood’s … Read More

a cannabis conundrum

Do you support legalizing recreational cannabis? If so, would you be comfortable with a pot shop in your neighborhood? In a recent article published … Read More

happy parents

Along with freedom and liberty, the pursuit of happiness is central to American life, and in recent decades, entire industries have formed around mental, physical, … Read More

the depths of sexual racism

Writing in Social Problems, Khoa Phan Howard uses a case study of a 35-year-old interracial friendship group anonymized as the “Asian Network Group” (ANG) … Read More

ethnic identity and migrant communities

Migration for the sake of survival is an unfortunate reality for many. From Ukraine to Syria, individuals make the unimaginably difficult choice to settle in … Read More

unplugging from politics

Have working-class young adults inherited their parents’ politics? The 2016 election put a spotlight on working-class resentment as a driving force behind Donald Trump’s victory. Read More

the war on climate

Decades of research have shown that economic growth directly contributes to a rise in carbon emissions—the primary driver of the climate crisis. Yet, we know … Read More

Letter from the Editors: Fall 2023

With autumn upon us, here in Vancouver we are surrounded by the spectacle of color. Fittingly, our final issue of 2023, Living in Color, embraces … Read More

Fall 2023 Table of Contents

from the editors in brief: “A Cannabis Conundrum,” by Sophie X. Liu “Going Up Country?” by Parker Muzzerall “The Depths of Sexual Racism,” … Read More