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Between Protesters and Police: How a Photojournalist Got “The Shot”

J Page author photo
Josh Page is in the department of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The "Toughest Beat": Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers' Union in California.
Noah Berger
Noah Berger is a freelance photojournalist based in Oakland, CA. His photos have been published by Reuters, the Associated Press, The New York Times, and many other outlets.
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Racism Retriggered

Let’s face it: after the mid-term elections, many of us are just exhausted by divisive rhetoric—especially on the gun issue. With Michael Bloomberg and the National Rifle Association pouring untold amounts of money into state-level races, the gun debate has …Keep Reading
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Troubling Bodies with Natalie Boero, C.J. Pascoe, and Abigail Saguy

Identity is increasingly tied to the body. Advertisements for natural herbal supplements to improve body shape, scientific concoctions to increase libido, and surgical procedures guaranteed, if not required, to impress sexual partners fill email inboxes on a daily basis. The …Keep Reading
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“Technological Optimism”: Egg-Freezing a Better Deal for Companies than for Women

The following is an excerpt from Rene Almeling, Joanna Radin, and Sarah S. Richardson’s CNN Op-ed, Oct. 20, 2014. Click more to read the entirety. Apple and Facebook made the headlines last week on the news that they are offering coverage for their female employees to …Keep Reading
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Race, Spanking, and Shame: Dimensions of Corporal Punishment

Football fans like me have undoubtedly heard about the indictment of Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges for striking his 4-year-old son with a thin tree branch. Pictures revealing multiple lacerations on the child’s thigh have surfaced, and exchanges regarding …Keep Reading