Happy third day of summer everyone! This week we’ve got a new podcast interview with Michael Schudson and new sociological takes on violence against minority youth, veganism, and the bail industry. See all that and more below.

Office Hours:

Michael Schudson on The News Media,” with j. Siguru Wahutu. In our latest podcast episode, we talk with Schudson about the history of news, the legacy of Watergate, and how the public makes sense of news today.

There’s Research on That!:

Framing Violence against Minority Youth,” by Amber Joy Powell. Sociological research on youth victimization finds that minority youth are often excluded from the category of “true” or “ideal” victimhood, which ultimately works to legitimize their victimization.


The Cultural Contexts of Veganism,” by Neeraj RajasekarHarvard Magazine details Nina Gheihman’s research on the evolving meanings of and motivations for veganism.

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The Spring 2017 issue is here! See here for a look at what will be in the new issue and see below for a preview of the new content.

Desperation and Service in the Bail Industry,” by Joshua Page.

Measuring Race to Measure Inequality,” by Lucia Lykke.

In Defense of Alternative Facts,” by Kelly Beavan.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Millennials Changing Binaries (in more ways than one, of course),” by Braxton Jones.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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