Getting down with what’s up on The Society Pages (and if you just wanna get down, NPR’s streaming the new Elvis Costello/The Roots album here)
Shiny New Book:
In case you missed our excitement about the publication of our first reader with W.W. Norton & Co. (hard to do, what with all the skywriters we hired…), please do check out the source of our pride, The Social Side of Politics. Click on through to Norton to request a desk copy or order your own.
Shiny New Facebook:
Well, not really, but we’re doing a lot more posting on FB, usually drawing together related articles from across our site. Love a SocImages post? We’ll let you know about a White Paper or Special Feature that pairs well. Excited to see Dalton Conley in Vogue? We’ve got stuff on that, too!
Citings & Sightings:
“Social Network Sorrows,” by Andrew Weibe. Researchers are all over the map when it comes to deciding if social networking is “good” or “bad” for us. Here’s a new look.
A Few from the Community Pages:
- Cyborgology. Getting in early on the “Burning man is the new…” media meme, the Cyborgs wonder if Burning Man is the new capitalism. For more on Burning Man, of course, check out our Roundtable with four sociologist/burners here
- Sociological Images. Ruh-roh. Male intimidation in the face of female success. Continuing to think about flight attendants, who SocImages has previously taught us are badasses who don’t get tipped, they also reveal “your flight crew” is a pretty hastily assembled bunch of badasses.
- Girl w/ Pen! Heather Hewitt on how Afghan women communicate through poetry.