Contexts

sociology for the public

Spring 2019

Volume: 18 | Number: 2

The future will need people who understand that migration is normal, not criminal. To get there, we will need vision and heart, but also knowledge. In this issue, some of the nation’s leading scholars explain how dysfunctional and cruel our current migration system is and propose ways to get to a much better place.

Black Artists and Elite Taste Culture

Patricia A. Banks on the uneven unfolding of racial and gender diversity in elite art markets. Read More

Yes, Sociology Is Racist, Too

There is no doubt that elitism and power structures exist within the field of sociology. In their 2018 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity article, … Read More

Afrofuturism and Black Panther

Myron T. Strong and K. Sean Chaplin on the liberatory potential of Afrofuturism. Read More

Frack Yes

Why do some communities support, and even welcome, disruptive energy industries? Practices such as fracking, drilling underground to extract oil or natural gas, can have … Read More

The Economics of Migration

Economists broadly agree: the political backlash against immigration in many countries is not economically rational. The evidence strongly supports immigration as, overall, a clear benefit to destination countries. Read More

Letter from the Editors, Spring 2019

Close your eyes. Imagine a world where it is just as easy to move from Mexico to California as it is from Philadelphia to … Read More

Spring 2019: Migration Table of Contents

The future will need people who understand that migration is normal, not criminal. To get there, we will need vision and heart, but also knowledge. Read More