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EEP! There was no Friday Roundup. Guess who’s fault that is? Mine-oh-mine. But to make it up to you, here’s some fresh Monday morning reading!

In Case You Missed It:

The Fascination and Frustration with Native American Mascots,” by Jennifer Guiliano. A look at the history and fight over mascots, as the Redskins go 1-4 in the NFC East.

Editors’ Desk:

Sketch #4: TSP @ White House,” by Chris Uggen. Dr. Uggen goes to Washington.

Office Hours:

Lisa Wade on Sociological Images,” with Kyle Green. Finding time in a packed schedule, Lisa Wade talks about her favorite posts, her inspirations, and how she finds the time to broaden several hundred thousand sociological imaginations every month.

Reading List:

The Whiteness of Warcraft,” by Jacqui Frost. New research shows massive multi-player online games like World of Warcraft bring together enormous populations in play, but their avatar choices are limited. Not all of those players can be white, right?

Citings & Sightings:

The Moral Compass of Millennials,” by Letta Page. A philosopher counters the argument that Wikileaks and hacktivism show a moral ineptitude among Millennials.

Teaching TSP:

There’s Research on That! A Classroom Tool,” by Hollie Nyseth Brehm. How to use TSP’s latest feature to get students talking.

Framing and Counter-Framing,” by Kia Heise. Using a recent podcast with Abigail Saguy to explore the sociological concept of “framing.”

A Few from the Community Pages:

Scholars Strategy Network:

The Dubious Case for Leaving U.S. Police Trainers and Private Contractors in Afghanistan,” by Jeremy Kuzmarov.