Hey everyone! This week we’ve got timely takes on the death penalty, disgruntled air travelers, and the shortcomings of the U.S. tax system. We’ve also got a new podcast episode on the Koch Brothers and American democracy. So settle in and see below for some serious sociology!
Theda Skocpol on the Koch Network with Jack Delehanty. In our latest podcast episode, we talk with Professor Skocpol about how the Koch Brothers have transformed American democracy, and whether any corollaries are emerging on the political left.
“Border Walls and Symbolic Boundaries,” by Edgar Campos. Trump’s wall would be more than just a physical barrier, it would also intensify the symbolic boundaries that reinforce national and racial identities in the United States.
“Racial and Regional Differences in Support for the Death Penalty,” by Caity Curry. Issues in Arkansas and the Supreme Court have brought the death penalty back into the media spotlight, so we rounded up research on this “peculiar institution” and why it remains resilient today.
“Who’s ‘One of the Guys?’ Navigating Gender in the Tech Industry,” by Edgar Campos. New research in Gender & Society finds that gender-fluid women are more likely to be perceived as competent tech workers.
From Our Partners:
“Chump Change.” Viewpoints on taxes, their shortfalls, and who pays the price.
- Sales Taxes and Municipal Fiscal Inequality by Josh Pacewicz
- Why Do Americans Hate Taxes? by Joshua McCabe
- The Only Trump Pivat That Mattered by Laura Blessing
- Mistaking Regressive for Progressive Taxes by Vanessa Williamson
- The Great California Experiment by Isaac William Martin
- Deadly Deficits by Monica Prasad
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Feminist Reflections honors the childfree auntie.
- Sociological Images asks where our 2016 tax dollars went and finds that feminine women are seen as less suited for science.
- Engaging Sports talks building inclusive sporting communities.
- Families As They Really Are questions recent reports regarding millennials and gender attitudes.