This week we played around with #socgreetings, got excited to see movers and shakers talking about the We Are All Criminals project, and mourned rabble-rousing change-maker Nelson Mandela while hoping those he inspired would continue bending the arc of history… and society. Here’s what else we got up to.
“Emily Baxter on We Are All Criminals,” with Kyle Green. A photo project highlights what criminals and non-criminals share (hint: it’s often “having committed crimes”).
“Mass Violence and the Media, with Michael Kimmel, Melissa Thompson, and Victor M. Rios,” by Jacqui Frost and Stephen Suh. Framing and blaming, what a combo!
Citings & Sightings:
“4.0 in School Violence,” by Kat Albrecht and Andrew Wiebe. Fights in the halls? Watch the standardized test scores drop. Don’t worry, GPAs are safe.
“Love and (non)Marriage,” by Rahsaan Mahadeo. The late Tim Ortyl’s latest research on long-term cohabitating couples.
There’s Research on That!:
“Sport and Masculinity,” by Suzy McElrath.
“Muslim American Superheroes,” by Stephen Suh.
“A Shift in Jewish Identity,” by Jacqui Frost.
“Olympic Flame Relay Goes Lunar,” by Amy August.
A Few from the Community Pages:
- Sociological Images. Mimi Schippers on “Compulsory Monogamy in the Hunger Games,” Kat Albrecht on “The Difference Between Criminals and NonCriminals,” Martin Hart-Landsburg on whether rising inequality threatens the entire U.S. economy, and Lisa Wade with the images of Rosa Parks’ arrest.
- Cyborgology. Data from an app shows at least one dating site’s users are nowhere near the post-racial society, why PrimeAir is transformative even if it never happens, and the relationships among femininity, technology, and employment.
- Girl W/ Pen!: Good mothers, queer visibility, and “doing it all.”