Good morning! This week at TSP we extend a hearty welcome to Sociology Toolbox—a new community page courtesy of Todd Beer at Lake Forest College. Check it out and have a look at what else we’ve been up to below!
“MLK: Sinking Shots, Sparking Thoughts.” Doug Hartmann reflects on the legacy of one of the most famous sociology majors.
“Incarcerated Women in a Double Bind” by Allison Nobles. The U.S. criminal justice system made a big shift from rehabilitation to “tough on crime” in the last 40 years, but it looks like women still get the worst of both worlds.
“Brits and Buccaneers: How Framing Helped Tackle 18th Century Piracy.” Jack Delehanty looks at new work from Matthew Norton on the sociology of swashbuckling… sort of…
The team is back for the new year and talking through research with discussion groups with Alejandro Baer.
From Our Partners:
“Why Online Activism Is Unlikely To Reduce Political Inequalities in the U.S.” Jennifer Oser, Marc Hooghe, and Sofie Marien look at why the internet may not be revolutionizing political activism.
And a Few from our Community Pages:
- The new Sociology Toolbox breaks down the data on police killings and race.
- Feminist Reflections scrapes movie websites to look at inequality in Hollywood.
- Cyborgology offers a critical take on big data that raises big questions about what we research and why.