RU010314Happy New Year!

Most of our authors and students have been taking much-deserved breaks this week, but here’s a little taste of what we, along with our bloggers, have cooked up since the last Roundup.

The Editors’ Desk:

What’s On Your List?” by Doug Hartmann. The follow-up to…

Great Books in Sociology,” by Doug Hartmann. Doug dreams of a class based around the classics and commenters chime in with their own must-read soc books.

Office Hours:

Jennifer Rutherford on Zombies and the Cultural Obsession that Just Won’t Die,” with Kyle Green. Building on her recent Contexts article, Rutherford gives us the low-down on the undead (and least the ones running amok in pop culture).

Citings & Sightings:

Affluenza: A Cute Name for the S.O.S.,” by Andrew Wiebe. When never having been punished becomes an argument for never being punished.

The Community Pages:

Scholars Strategy Network:

Can Development Impact Fees Reduce Urban Sprawl?

How America Can Build an Innovative New Energy System.”

Do Cuts in State Income Taxes Boost Economic Growth?