Since last we met…
“Tie Day: R.I.P. Professor Gusfield,” by Doug Hartmann. Doug remembers Joseph R. Gusfield, author of Symbolic Crusade and The Culture of Public Problems.
“Research on a Potato Chip Budget,” by Chris Uggen and Doug Hartmann. TSP’s co-editors on the devastating effects of HR1806, the proposed reauthorization bill funding the National Science Foundation, which would strip 45% of the funding for social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
“Joyce Bell on Social Work and the Black Power Movement,” with Matt Gunther. Bell’s work demonstrates the resources and tensions that radical social movements bring to civil society.
“Election 2016: Let the Sexism Begin!” by Caty Taborda and Sarah Catherine Billups, with research from Caroline Heldman, Lisa Wade, Susan J. Carroll, Stephanie Olson, Kathleen Dlan, Jennifer L. Lawless, Kathryn Pearson, Sheri Kunovich, and Pamela Paxton.
“When Women Lead,” by Caty Taborda and Sarah Catherine Billups, with research from Erin I. Demaiter, Tracy L. Adams, and Alexandra Kalev.
“Advanced Placement Testing Season,” by Amy August, with research from Grace Kao, Jennifer S. Thompson, Daniel G. Solorzano, Armida Ornelas, Joshu Klugman, Thurston Domina, Joshua Saldana, Saul Geiser, Veronica Santelices, and Wayne Au.
“May Day Part I: The U.S. and Inequality,” by Erik Kojola, with research from ChangHwan Kim, Arthur Sakamoto, Bruce Western, Jake Rosenfeld, Winfried Koeniger, Marco Leonardi, and Luca Nunzjata.
“May Day Part II: Global Labor,” by Erik Kojola, with research from Tamara Kay, Jamie K. McCallum, Gay W. Seidman, Jill Louise Esbenshade, Janice Ruth Fine, Ching Kwan Lee, Biju Matthew, Ruth Milkman, and Ed Ott.
“May Day Part III: Social and Political Movements,” by Erik Kojola, with research from Wolfgang Rudig, Georgios Karyotis, Ruth Milkman, Penny Lewis, Stephanie Luce, Cesar Guzman-Concha, and Ernesto Castaneda.
“The Time Trials of Good Parents,” by Anne Kaduk, with research from Melissa Milkie, Kei Nomaguchi, Kathleen Denny, Amy Hsin, Christina Felfe, Ann Meier, Kelly Musick, Sharon Hays, Annette Lareau, Karen Christopher, Liana Fox, Wen-Jui Han, Christopher Ruhm, and Jane Waldfogel.
“Sociologists Begin to Talk Baltimore,” by Caty Taborda. As Baltimore ruled Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, Taborda took a quick look at sociologists’ engaged in media conversations.
“Of Microbrews and Methodists,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. If Smokey and the Bandit had been made in 2015, apparently they would have been high-tailing it through the Bible Belt with a truck full of craft beers.
“Sociologists Becoming ‘The Marrying Type’?” by Sarah Catherine Billups. Since ’50s-style marriage is long-since gone, it makes sense that scholarly outlooks on the institution are evolving.
“The Social Norms of Facial Hair,” by Caty Taborda. It may not be popular with politicians (see the Scholars Strategy Network below), but facial hair is nowhere near neutral.
“Held Back,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. Megan Andrew on the scarring effects of being held back in grade school.
“Drinking and Dating as Serious Business: Post-Recession Performances of Global Masculinity,” by Lisa Gulya. Kimberly Hoang’s new research on Vietnam’s hostess bars as sites of global gender and racial hierarchies.
“Active Learning Exercise: There’s Research on That!” by Evan Stewart. The editor of the #TROT! blog on TSP, Stewart explains how students and professors alike can benefit from a simple writing exercise aimed at identifying an issue and the best relevant research.
“Andrew Billings on Quantitative Content Analysis,” with Kyle Green. “Coding for sarcasm can be really tricky.”
“Sexual Assault on Campus,” by Elizabeth Armstrong and Jamie Budnick.
“Why Beards and Mustaches Are Rare for Modern American Politicians,” by Rebekah Herrick.
“Why Universal and Life-long Higher Education Is the Next Stage in Advancing the Social Contract,” by Patrick Blessinger.
“Varieties of Civic Engagement in Contemporary America,” by Paul Lichterman.
- Education & Society shares new research on shrinking schools and wonders who’s teaching the best teachers?
- Families As They Really Are explains that same-sex parents seem to spend more time with their children.
- On Feminist Reflections, Amy Blackstone returns to an interview with Gillian Ayers on her study, “I Could Be a Father, But I Could Never Be a Mother.”
- Cyborgology’s David Banks shares and likes, “What Can Feminism Teach Facebook Researchers? A Science Studies Primer.”
- Sociological Images asks whether the finance industry benefits society, looks at data suggesting men value independence more in daughters than in wives, remembers New Orleans’ Chinatown, explores increasing partisanship in the House of Representatives, and rounds up April 2015.