Okay, let’s be real. It’s not Friday. But wouldn’t that be fun? We could annoy ourselves with that Rebecca Black song, merrily chirp “T.G.I.F.!” at passers-by, and dream of our weekend plans… none of which I was doing this past Friday, when I was so mired in work I couldn’t look ahead, let alone behind to sum up the week on TSP. Now’s the time for a little reflection!
“Same-Sex, Different Attitudes,” by Kathleen Hull. A lot’s changed in just a few years—why are American attitudes on same-sex marriage moving so quickly?
The Editors’ Desk:
“Talking about Society with Society,” by Doug Hartmann. An editor comes around.
There’s Research on That!:
“Christian Cinema?” by Evan Stewart. God at the box office: consumption, masculinity, religion, oh my!
“Kathryn Henne on Sport, Sex Testing, and Fairplay,” with Kyle Green. What constitutes an unfair advantage on the most level of playing fields?
Scholars Strategy Network:
“The Truth about Health Reforms, Jobs, and the Economy,” by Jonathan Gruber.
“Empowering School Districts and Parents to Use Tutors Effectively,” by Carolyn J. Heinrich.
Citings & Sightings:
“Why One Social Network Isn’t Enough for Innovators,” by Letta Page. Sociology and business professor Ronald Burt on two types of networking and why each is essential for an aspiring innovator.
“Maximizing Your Parental Investment in 10 Easy Steps*” by Letta Page. Dalton Conley on the costs of children—arguably our biggest monetary investment—and how to maximize your ROI.
A Few from the Community Pages:
- Sociological Images rounds up their month with the March month in review!
- Cyborgology on location-based dating and hook-up apps like Tindr and SinglesAroundMe and why we should be grumpy that Facebook bought Oculus, because Kickstarter is supposed to set up “relationships based on debt.”
- Sociology Lens gives us a recap of the Religion vs. Science debate and a timeline of the “Crimean War of Signatures” (aka, “Oh good, we’ve all got pens. Now what?”)