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Blogs on The Society Pages

The Community Pages on TSP are a community of blogs aiming to apply sociological knowledge and insights to the real world in an accessible way.

We live in a cyborg society. Technology has infiltrated the most fundamental aspects of our lives: social organization, the body, even our self-concepts. This blog chronicles our new, augmented reality.

1 hour ago: Cameras on cops isn’t the same as cops on camera

Sociological Images encourages people to exercise and develop their sociological imaginations with discussions of compelling visuals that span the breadth of sociological inquiry.

5 hours ago: “Tourist, Shame on You”: On Disaster Tourism

The Families as They Really Are blog is an online project of the Council on Contemporary Families that presents a diversity of views from researchers who share the common goal of providing the latest and best information about American families.

3 days ago: In school, whether others see you as good-looking or not matters

Girl w/ Pen, founded by Deborah Siegel, publicly and passionately dispels modern myths concerning gender, encouraging other feminist scholars, writers, and thinkers to do the same.

6 days ago: Worried and Grumpy But Not Forgetting to Celebrate

Sociological Criminology from Chris Uggen, Michelle Inderbitzin, and Sara Wakefield.

Aug 5: Which Prisoners Get Visitors?

Sociology Lens is the associated site for Sociology Compass, Wiley-Blackwell’s review journal on all fields sociological. On this site we host daily posts, video files and news items from our team of contributors.

2 hours ago: Researching Young People and the Social Construction of Youth

Thinking through everyday lives with feminist sociological lenses, Feminist Reflections contributors include Gayle Sulik, Meika Loe, Tristan Bridges, Trina Smith, and Amy Blackstone.

1 day ago: Feminism, Furiousness, and Fair Use

Monte Bute is a backstage sociologist. From his roundabout journey from Red Wing Boy's Reformatory to anti-war activist to sociology professor. Monte's full of great stories, creative insights and powerful critiques—and now he has a blog!

4 days ago: Remembering Myles Horton: A man who left academic sociology behind in order to change society

A podcast with sociologists about their new books. A joint production of the New Books Network and The Society Pages.

Aug 16: Marianne Constable, “Our Word is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts”

A multi-disciplinary blog about what makes cultures "thick": public discourse, multiculturalism, technology, and civic engagement.

Jul 11: What I Learned in the Midwest