For real. It’s the end of June. What happened? Here in Minnesota, it’s a blur of downed trees and hot, muggy days. And yet, the hits keep comin’. Here’s what TSP was doing (when the power was on).
“The Struggle for a Truly Grassroots Human Rights Movement,” by James Ron, David Crow, and Shannon Golden. Around the world, it’s elites leading the charge for human rights, and even then, it’s often only in rhetoric. How do we get the oppressed more involved in championing their own rights?
“Colin Jerolmack on The Global Pigeon,” with Kyle Green. NYU’s Jerolmack on a bird that’s traversed the globe, going from celebrated, bred, and raced, to reviled and called “rats.” What does the pigeon’s place say about societies?
Citings & Sightings:
“A New South Africa?” by Erin Hoekstra. Post-Mandela, post-apartheid, South Africa has a new oppression problem: refugees.
“Kings of the Court,” by John Ziegler. Sociologist and ESPN commentator Michael Eric Dyson considers the parallels being drawn between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Is the sports world big enough for two icons?
A Few from the Community Pages:
- Girl w/ Pen. Jean jackets and feminism: both alive and well in the Midwest. Immigrant wives? Not faring so well.
- Sociological Images. If people still used the word “chooglin,” we’d say SocImages keeps on doing it. From gender in the brain to the marketplace, boring old college sex lives to how doctors hope to die, the team covered a lot of ground this week. AND they had a professorial GIF party!
- Cyborgology. Nathan Jurgenson is on a righteous rant about victim blaming and online privacy (hint: don’t violate others’ privacy); David Banks has reached the end of the Internet, run out of swear words; and there’s a whole lotta dronin‘ going on.
Scholars Strategy Network:
“How Conservative Women’s Organizations Challenge Feminists in U.S. Politics,” by Ronnee Schreiber.
“Why America Needs to Find New Ways to Support Local Journalism,” by Peter M. Shane.