Contexts

sociology for the public

Winter 2019

Volume: 18 | Number: 1

The scholars featured in this thematic issue grapple with the consequences of racial wealth inequality and aim to spur discussions around innovative and viable solutions that hold promise for policymakers and everyday working families.

Inmates, Social Networks, and Health

Past research has found that being highly integrated with others has health benefits; little is known about whether this remains true in prison settings. Read More

Christian Nationalism, Race, and Policing

The era leading up to and during the Trump presidency has included intense conflict and dialogue surrounding issues of police brutality. In their new … Read More

Dreams Deferred

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by President Barack Obama in response to the failure of Congress to pass the DREAM … Read More

Gendered Impacts of Social Support

Does social support benefit the self-rated health of men and women differently? In the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Katharine Donato and colleagues … Read More

The Whiter the University

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)—those not-for-profit colleges and universities with undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25% Hispanic/Latinx—are eligible to apply for federal Title V … Read More

Urban Upkeep

Does living in a city change how heterosexual married men and women divide up chores? In Gender & Society, Natasha Quadlin and Long Doan … Read More

Fathering in the Age of Mass Incarceration

U.S. parents’ child support debt ballooned from $11.3 billion in 1987 to $115 billion in 2017. And as federal involvement in child support increased, new … Read More

Who Participates in Online Political Polls?

After the results of the 2016 presidential election were announced, many big-data political prediction organizations and news sites were left scratching their heads. Their online … Read More

Finding Culinary Injustice

The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South By Michael W. Twitty Amistad Press, 2017 464 … Read More

Flat Rebels

In recent years, dozens of breastless women have appeared, topless and proud in major publications, including People, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, CNN, Glamour Magazine, … Read More