Time to play catch-up!
In Case You Missed It:
“Thinking About Trayvon: Privileged Response and Media Discourse,” by Stephen Suh. A roundtable discussion from just months after Trayvon Martin’s death, this piece looks at media framing and public responses.
The Editors’ Desk:
“The Home Stretch (Or: Introducing Our Third Book),” by Doug Hartmann. In which Doug details some of the coming content for Color Lines and Racial Angles, TSP’s third reader from W.W. Norton (the first two volumes are due out by the end of the year).
Citings & Sightings:
“Economics, Sentimentality, and the Safe Baby,” by Letta Page. An economist walks into a baby expo… and calls on some classic social science.
“The People’s Art,” by Letta Page. If a society is enriched by its art, is it impoverished by keeping that art in museums?
“A Gender Gap and the German Model,” by John Ziegler. An emerging education gap shows women outstripping men in the race for diplomas in the U.S. Does Germany offer a solution?
“‘Spiritual’ Scofflaws,” by Evan Stewart. What happens when there’s neither an angel nor a devil on your shoulder.
“A New South Africa?” by Erin Hoekstra. In post-Apartheid South Africa, Somali refugees are everyone’s target.
A Few from the Community Pages:
- Sociological Images. Imagining “Indians” in Hollywood, Milwaukee’s economy at the family level, the always-present nostalgia for the past (we walked uphill, both ways), and flight attendants are more than sky waiters: they’re stone-cold badasses.
- Girl w/ Pen. What’s thought leadership and how do we go to there? A podcast on women and heart health (or lack thereof) and how Ani DiFranco might help the situation.
- Cyborgology. Taking on the airwaves: Women are getting the worst on Game of Thrones and Dr. Who, while Black Mirror freaks everyone out.
Scholars Strategy Network:
“How Conservative Women’s Organizations Challenge Feminists in U.S. Politics,” by Renee Schreiber.