It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegon…

As this week, stretching out from Christmas to the New Year, generally is. But that isn’t to say that The Society Pages has gone dark; perhaps just a bit dusky, enjoying this still moment before the New Year comes on with its full force. Here’s a bit of what we were up to this week.

Editors’ Desk:

2012: Your TSP Favorites,” by Letta Page. In which we learn which 2012 posts got the most views in every section of our site. Surprise! Y’all have good taste. Actually, we knew that.

Citings & Sightings:

Distorted Discourse on Islam,” by Andrew Wiebe. In which sociologists Christopher Bail and Penny Edgell consider American media and post-9/11 perceptions of Muslims.

Reading List:

Beyond the Ribbons,” by Sarah Shannon. In which Rachel Kahn Best looks at medical research funding, stigma, and disease awareness campaigns.

Teaching TSP:

Understanding the Causes of Genocide,” by Kia Heise. In which we share discussion ideas on a tough topic.

From the Community Pages: