Happy Friday! Whether you’re gearing up for the election, Halloween, or just a nice weekend where a little extra candy intake is likely to go unnoticed, we have some sociology on that. See below for our latest content and stop by for more!

The Editors’ Desk:

‘They Out Here Sayin’ for $800:’ SNL’s Most Hilarious and Insightful Skit of the Season,” by Doug Hartmann. “Doug? Are you sure you’re ready to play Black Jeopardy?”

Teaching TSP:

The Benefits of Reverse Outlines,” by Jack Delehanty. In the second installment of our Teaching Writing series, Jack offers some suggestions for integrating writing instruction with course content by using reverse outlines.

There’s Research on That!:

Women in Law Enforcement,” by Amber Joy Powell. Research on female police officers suggests that they are less likely to use force, but are often expected to do more “emotional labor” than male officers.

Brazil’s Sporting Exploits,” by Edgar Campos. Brazil has played host to quite a few sporting events recently. Was it worth it?


How We Remember Genocide,” by j. Wahutu Siguru. New research in Sociological Forum explores how survivors remember the causes of a genocide.


The Selective Sympathies of Trump Supporters,” by Edgar CamposArlie Russell Hochschild talks to The New Yorker about the ways blue-collar white men selectively support “line cutting.”

Why All the Trump Allegations are Surfacing at Once,” by Neeraj RajasekarBrendan Nyhan tells New York Magazine why women might feel more confident speaking out against Trump now.

What Kind of Nationalist Are You?,” by j. Wahutu Siguru. The Pacific Standard uses research by Bart Bonikowski and Paul DiMaggio to explain Trump’s version of nationalism.

From Our Partners:

Scholars Strategy Network:

Why Online Activism Is Unlikely To Reduce Political Inequalities in the U.S.,” by Jennifer Oser, Marc Hooghe, and Sofie Marien.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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