sociology for the public

Spring 2021

Volume: 20 | Number: 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed health disparities but has also showcased a variety of economic experiences. On one hand, there is a group of people who actually made financial gains during the pandemic. These people, and often their families, were able to take advantage of job flexibility, salaried positions, and government and private industry programs that gave homeowners, vehicle owners, and small business owners a break on payments, expenses, and deductions. We hope you enjoy this issue. It highlights the nuances of different economic experiences and the widening gap between the haves and have nots—which extends far beyond money.

Does Cohabitation Compensate for Marriage Decline?

Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash According to Lamidi and Manning, a larger share of young … Read More

Queer Street Smarts

Photo by Delia Giandeini on Unsplash Street smarts. A term people use to describe the cultural knowledge that marginalized … Read More

Q&A With Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman: Healing, Youth Work, and Masculinity

Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman (Source: Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman is the author of Lady’s Man: Conversations for Young Black … Read More

Stealing My Opportunity to be a Father

Photo by Glodi Miessi on Unsplash. On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott was shot and killed while running away … Read More

Spring 2021 Letter from the Editors

Fabio Rojas and Rashawn Ray, Editors of Contexts Magazine. (Photo by Alisha Kirchoff) The COVID-19 pandemic has not only … Read More