Oh, it’s time! Since we last checked in, TSP has been abuzz, taking on topics from the sociology of protest photos to the construction of consent, how to best build a diverse coalition, and the glorious launch of our latest podcast, “Give Methods a Chance”! Here’s the news you need to know (and some stuff that’s just plain interesting):
“The Social Construction of Consent,” by Jill D. Weinberg. You can’t get to “yes” without first asking a question.
“Between Protestors and Police: How a Photojournalist Got ‘The Shot’,” by Josh Page. Oakland photographer Noah Berger talks exclusively to TSP about catching a shot that went viral. Related: “‘I Can Breathe’ and the Occasional Fear of Photographing Protest,” by Steven W. Thrasher on the Contexts blog.
There’s Research on That!
“New Tech Gifts Bring Festive Firewalls,” by Evan Stewart.”
The Reading List:
“Shared Values and Common Dreams,” by Erik Kojola.
“First Comes Love, Then Comes… Union Membership?” by Anne Kaduk.
“Seeing Gentrification Using Google Street View,” by Stephen Suh.
“Praying Away Group Difference,” by Jack Delehanty.
Citings & Sightings:
“Suicide and the Loss of Employment and Identity,” by Erik Kojola.
Office Hours Podcast:
“Tim Pippert on Diversity in College Recruitment Brochures,” with Matt Gunther.
Give Methods a Chance Podcast:
“Deborah Carr on Longitudinal Studies,” with Sarah Esther Lageson.
“Francesca Polletta on Coding Stories and Studying Online Forums,” with Kyle Green.
The Editors’ Desk:
“Methods are Beautiful,” by Chris Uggen.
Scholars Strategy Network:
“Are Americans Really Anti-Intellectual?” by Aaron S. Lecklider.
“Helping the Growing Ranks of Poor Immigrants Living in America’s Suburbs,” by Els de Graauw, Shannon Gleeson, and Irene Bloemraad.
“The Roots of Multicultural Diversity in Revolutionary America,” by Ben Railton.
Council on Contemporary Families:
“Lesbian Mystiques,” by Judith A. Howard.
“Greater Acceptance, Persisting Antipathy: Catholic and Jewish Americans Since the Civil Rights Era,” by Jerry Park, Joshua Tom, and Brita Andercheck.
A Few from the Community Pages:
- Sociological Images: This Year at Sociological Images.
- Contexts Blog: “What Percent of College Women Are Sexually Assaulted in College?“; “The Shame Game: New York City Cops’ Union and Power Politics“; and “‘I Can Breathe’ and the Occasional Fear of Covering Protests.”
- Cyborgology asks “What Was Ello?” and whether there’s a problem with #JeSuisCharlie.
Our Latest Book, Owned, on the emerging sociology of debt, is now available from W.W. Norton & Co.