sociology for the public

Spring 2013

Volume: 12 | Number: 2

In this issue: gender vertigo, disaster porn, the paradox of gun control, and whether or not the Arab Spring has become an Arab Winter. Also, abortion politics in Turkey, men in SlutWalk, and an interview with Katha Pollitt.

Debating Trafficking

Photo by Sarah DudaWhile activists against human trafficking—the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purposes of commercial … Read More

Apps for Autism

TOBY Playpad by Autism WestApple’s application marketplace boasts over half a million apps, ranging from games to productivity tools. Read More

Better Helmets, Worse Injuries

by Sayada RamdialLast May, when former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, who had suffered from numerous concussions, committed … Read More

Dangerous Shame

In recent years there have been 17 incidents of school killings in the United States, resulting in 189 deaths, 280 injuries, and 11 suicides. The … Read More

The Gun Control Paradox

The massacre of 26 people in a Connecticut school, most of them young children, led to renewed calls for legislation to provide better control of … Read More