Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

Winter 2016

Volume: 15 | Number: 1

Evidence is important. Even the most skeptical rely on tested and re-tested scientific certainty every day. And good sociologists hold scientific evidence suspect even as we use the best we have to make the decisions we must.

Talking Happiness, Security, and Counterinsurgency with Laleh Khalili

Steven W. Thrasher looks to a security expert’s insights to consider protest, politics, and policing. Read More

The Paper Ceiling

Why do women seem to be missing from so many newspaper stories? Read More

The Unborn and the Undead

Rights and rhetoric clash in abortion politics. Read More

#callmecaitlyn and contemporary trans* visibility

D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges on the difference between reality show awareness and real-life change. Read More

Winter 2016 Table of Contents

Winter 2016: Evidence is important. Even the most skeptical rely on tested and re-tested scientific certainty every day. And good sociologists hold scientific evidence suspect … Read More

Digital Punishment’s Tangled Web

Online mugshots and crime reports comprise an emerging—and sticky—form of extralegal punishment. Read More

English Soccer’s Mysterious Worldwide Popularity

Why is the English Premier League so popular worldwide? Read More

Evidence is Important

Evidence is important. Even the most skeptical rely on tested and re-tested scientific certainty every day. And good sociologists hold scientific evidence suspect, even as we use the best we have to make the decisions we must. Read More