RU021414This week we unveiled our new TSP on Topic pages, where you can find a curated selection of our content in six major areas. The left hand side of each page is content directly from TSP’s departments, including features, interviews, and other goodies, and the right highlights pieces from our “Community Pages”—our suite of lively, engaging blogs that reveal the sociological imagination at work. Links are on the homepage—have at ’em!


Debt and Darkness in Detroit,” by David Schalliol. A socio-photographer on why Detroit’s scared of the dark.

The Editors’ Desk:

Bones and Stakes in the Sociological Imagination,” by Doug Hartmann. Fighting for the soul of sociology, or Why sociologists need the sociological imagination more than anyone.

Reading List:

Selling the Sin-Free Life,” by Evan Stewart. New research on how churches talk to parishioners about porn.

There’s Research on That:

Can Macklemore Feel the Love?” by Evan Stewart. A guide to the care and feeding of allies in social justice movements.

Olympic Events: From Ski-Jumping to Security,” by Amy August. Togetherness in a time of terror (and why we should give those biathletes more credit… they can ski and shoot).

Citings & Sightings:

The Height of Romance,” by Kat Albrecht. Skee-Lo was right: if you were a little bit taller, you could probably get a girl, call her. By don’t you want to know why?

Looking for Love in Hookup Culture,” by Molly Goin. Cosmopolitan magazine calls on a half dozen social scientists (and doesn’t body-shame any of them!).

Scholars Strategy Network:

Can Global Civic Campaigns Democratize International Regulation?” by Barbara Hosto-Marti.

A Few from the Community Pages:

In Case You Missed It:

Repercussions of Incarceration on Close Relationships,” by Megan Comfort. How families must learn to love through the glass.

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