sociology for the public

Spring 2010

Volume: 9 | Number: 2

Permanent impermanence in Dubai, love and marriage in the United States, and the astroturfing of the political process. Also, a look back at the work of Studs Terkel, a chat about glam metal and celebrity with Chuck Klosterman, and a data-driven evaluation of how schools matter for equality.

Happiness and the Social Sciences

Happiness has long been a popular subject but increasingly social scientists are weighing in. The two books reviewed here---Happiness: A Revolution in Economics and The Psychology of Happiness: A Good Human Life ---broaden our collective understanding of this sought-after state of being. Read More